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    AVANI Hotels & Resorts set to launch in New Zealand

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    AVANI Hotels & Resorts has announced the acquisition of the Metro Suites business in Auckland, New Zealand. In a deal worth over NZ$ 11 million (£5.8 million), the Metro Suites business currently operates in the luxury 40-storey tower and will be transformed through a major room refurbishment programme. Upon completion in October 2017, the property […]

    Cachet Hospitality boosts portfolio with Cachet Resort Dewa Phuket

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    Cachet Hospitality Group has announced the signing of a management agreement for Cachet Resort Dewa Phuket, a conversion property owned by R&B Partners. Located on Thailand’s largest island, the hotel marks the company’s second resort property and adds to Cachet’s expanding portfolio in Southeast Asia, following on the heels of the recently announced SAVANT Vela […]

    Product Spotlight: Hypnos launches EasyLink for hospitality industry

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    Award-winning British bed manufacturer and Royal Warrant holder, Hypnos, has launched its new linking bar innovation, EasyLink specifically for the hospitality sector. Following consultation, Hypnos has developed its latest innovation in response to the increasing demand from housekeepers for Zip and Link beds that are easier and safer to use, and quicker to transform room […]

    Sri Lanka’s Grand Dame to unveil new luxury L’Occitane spa

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    More than 153 years after first opening its doors, one of the oldest hotels east of the Suez, The Galle Face Hotel, will cut the ribbon on a new L’Occitane spa that pays tribute to the property’s glamorous association with Hollywood over the decades. Adorned in a romantic palette of soft textures, alpine and iced […]

    IHS 2017: ‘Perfect Hotel Bedroom’ survey launches

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    The luxury and boutique hotel sector’s most comprehensive and inspirational business event, the Independent Hotel Show has launched a survey to reveal the consumer’s perfect hotel bedroom in partnership with Chic Retreats, an online marketplace to book independent boutique villas and hotels from round the globe. The Perfect Hotel Bedroom will be featured at the […]

    Mandarin Oriental real estate project taking shape in Bali

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    Construction is underway on the first 22 units sold at The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bali, a remarkable real estate offering taking shape on a naturally accommodating clifftop where the group’s inaugural hotel in Bali is also in development. Set within the confines of budding Bukit Pandawa Resort & Golf on Bali’s southernmost tip, The […]

    La Siesta Resort & Spa Hoi An debuts new five-star wing

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    A major expansion, refurbishment and rebrand has propelled La Siesta Resort and Spa Hoi An into the elite category of hotels in Hoi An – a UNESCO-listed ancient port famous as one of the most Vietnam’s premier tourist destinations. The property, which is owned and operated by leading Vietnamese boutique hotel brand Elegance Hospitality Group […]

    Dominvs Group secures planning permission for Courtyard by Marriott, Oxford

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    Dominvs Group has secured planning permission from Oxford County Council for a new 140-room hotel scheme at Paradise Street in central Oxford, close to the site of Oxford Castle. Dominvs will develop and operate the hotel under the Courtyard by Marriott brand. Offering high quality guest accommodation arranged over six storeys, the hotel will replace […]

    Brit List 2017: Judge Profile – Jayne Alexander

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    Here at Hotel Designs, we’ve been asking our readers to select who they think should be included in the UK’s top 25 hoteliers and 25 leading design professionals – to nominate those they think are deserving of recognition in both fields. The selections then go to our advisory board of judges, representatives from across the […]

    Product Spotlight: Dynamic Dial – new shower kits from Crosswater

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    New for 2017, the intelligent technology and sleek design of the Dial collection from Crosswater has been combined into a selection of handy shower kits, simplifying the experience when it comes to choosing the ideal showering solution. The Dial range sets a new benchmark in bathroom brassware with the very latest in push-button technology offering […]