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    Benchmark adds Graduate Berkeley to Gemstone Collection

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    Benchmark, a global hospitality company, has announced the addition of Graduate Berkeley to its Gemstone Collection. Formerly the historic Hotel Durant, the property has been revitalised and renamed Graduate Berkeley following an extensive renovation. Graduate Berkeley pays homage to the historic building’s roots and UC Berkeley founder, Henry Durant, through its distinct design and revitalisation […]

    Pentahotels launches global brand refresh

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    Pentahotels, the neighbourhood lifestyle hotel group, has revealed its new brand message – “We don’t do normal” – introducing a fresh vision within the traditional hospitality industry, as the brand gears up for ambitious expansion plans in new premium destinations worldwide. Expansion will begin with its second pentahotel in Hong Kong opening this week and […]

    Disney reveals sneak peek of Star Wars-inspired themed resort

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    During a special preview of D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled a first look at the epic, richly detailed model of the Star Wars-themed lands under development at Disneyland park in Anaheim, California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida. The exhibition is on display in Walt Disney Parks […]

    Music concept brand Jaz makes plans for Vienna property

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    The news that a Jaz in the City is set to open at the very heart of historic Vienna in 2020 means that the Austrian capital will soon boast a further hotel. This will make Vienna the first foreign location at which all three Deutsche Hospitality brands are represented. The Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof and the […]

    Facebook to build its own hotel

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    According to reports in the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Facebook has unveiled plans to build its own California ‘village’ complete with social housing, retail stores and a hotel. Located on a corporate campus at Menlo Park, which Facebook bought in 2015 for roughly £300 million. There are also plans to build 1,500 new homes at […]

    Opinion: Cabin raises $3m to launch ‘moving hotel’

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    Cabin, the first hospitality transportation company on a mission to make the most of every waking and sleeping moment, today announced it has secured $3.3 million in seed financing and launched a moving hotel. Cabin’s one-of-a-kind overnight travel experience enables people to reclaim their time while saving money by consolidating both transportation and accommodation into […]

    Olga Polizzi leads redesign of JK Rowling suite at The Balmoral

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    The suite in the Balmoral, Edinburgh where JK Rowling finished her book ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ has been renovated along with 36 other suites after a three-month refurbishment programme led by Olga Polizzi. Fans of the wizarding series enter the room through a purple door adorned with an owl door knocker. Inside, whimsical […]

    Kengo Kuma to develop ‘eco-luxury’ 1hotel in Paris

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    Kengo Kuma is planning a Parisian project which hopes to incorporate sustainability and hospitality design into an ‘innovative eco-luxury hotel’ which will ultimately serve as a landmark, as well as a popular destination. The building, which will be called ‘1hotel Paris’ will be bedecked with greenery, becoming what the firm is calling a ‘green lung’ […]

    Axel Beach Ibiza – How to turn a bland hotel hallway into a virtual surround gallery

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    The Axel Beach Hotel Ibiza has obtained a degree of modernity and distinction with Tubbo – an attractive transparent gallery of 60m that receives the guests in the entrance and accompanies them through the lobby and main hall. Open on the 15th of May, the hotel Axel Beach has focused on latest trends in interior […]

    Skamania Lodge to debut two new tree houses this autumn

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    Skamania Lodge, the Columbia River Gorge’s awarding-winning destination, recently broke ground on two new tree houses, set to open in September of 2017. This is the second pair of tree houses, the first opened in the summer of 2016. “We’re thrilled at the way our first two tree houses turned out,” said Skamania Lodge General […]