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    EDITION Hotels to debut in Dali

    EDITION Hotels to debut in Dali Marriott International has recently announced that it has signed an agreement with New Development Group to introduce the EDITION Hotels brand to Dali, a travel destination in Southwestern China, known for its picturesque natural scenery, diverse ethnic culture and vibrant nightlife… Nestled on a hillside halfway up the Cangshan Mountain, The Dali EDITION, which…

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    EDITION Hotels arrives in Shanghai

    Celebrated designer Ian Schrager brings the celebrated EDITION brand to the metropolis of Shanghai, with an unprecedented blend of leisure and entertainment within one luxury hotel… Times change, people change, cultures change. Few cities move as fast or adapt as quickly as the city of Shanghai. Ian Schrager, the inventor and innovator of the boutique hotel concept, now brings the…

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    Edition Hotels launches ‘Stay Plastic Free’ industry initiative

    Boutique chain Edition Hotels has unveiled a new initiative to omit single use plastic from the hotel industry. The initiative – ‘Stay Plastic Free’ – was developed by Ben Pundole (Vice President of Brand Experiences) will see all Edition hotels become 90% single use plastic free by the end of Q1 2018 – with the intention of being 100% single use plastic free by…

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    Marriott Signs Non-Binding Letter for Sale of Three EDITION Hotels

    Marriott International, Inc. has recently entered into a non-binding letter of intent for the sale of three EDITION hotels subject to long-term management agreements. The three hotels (located in London, Miami Beach, and Manhattan) are currently owned by Marriott and are under construction. The residential component of the Miami Beach EDITION would not be included in this transaction. The company…

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    EDITION to open 8 new hotels by 2022

    EDITION to open 8 new hotels by 2022 EDITION Hotels has announced that it will open eight new properties by 2022, these include new hotels in Reykjavik, Tokyo, Rome, Dubai, Tampa, Riviera Maya and Doya… EDITION Hotels has announced its further international expansion by the end of 2022, with the expected openings of eight new properties across three continents. The…

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    EDITION to open three new hotels in 2020

    EDITION to open three new hotels in 2020 The luxury hotel brand EDITION Hotels has announced that it will open properties in Japan, Iceland and Dubai this year…  Following the announcement of Marriott International’s strategy to open 30 new luxury hotels in 2020, EDITION Hotels has shared that it will open three new properties across three continents this year. With the…

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    Showcase: EDITION launching 8 hotels in 2018

    SHANGHAI | BODRUM | TIMES SQUARE | BARCELONA | BANGKOK | ABU DHABI | WEST HOLLYWOOD With seven new properties scheduled to launch across three continents, and many more in the pipeline, 2018 will mark a pivotal moment for EDITION. Created through a ground-breaking partnership between boutique hotel creator and innovator Ian Schrager and the global hospitality powerhouse Marriott International,…

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    Franklite prepares special edition lighting catalogue

    Franklite prepares special edition lighting catalogue Hot off the press – to commemorate its 50th anniversary in 2023 – Franklite has been working on a special edition catalogue… The bumper special edition catalogue from decorative lighting brand Franklite includes a range of new products along with a number of popular collections. Designs that continue to make an appearance are the…

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    EDITION debuts in South East Asia with hotel arrival in Singapore

    EDITION debuts in South East Asia with hotel arrival in Singapore Firmly rooted in the EDITION brand’s strong sense of refined, timeless design and style, The Singapore EDITION – the first Southeast Asia outpost in the stable – seamlessly blends the dynamism energy of a major metropolitan city with a warm-weather resort sensibility… The Singapore EDITION captures the essence of…

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    Artiq celebrates its 5th edition of Queer Frontiers

    Artiq celebrates its 5th edition of Queer Frontiers Founded by Artiq in 2018, Queer Frontiers is an exhibition that brings together extraordinary artistic talent and rising stars to raise funds for charities with causes close to the LGBTQ+ community. The exhibition returns for its 5th edition in the iconic Walker’s Court in London’s Soho… This year’s exhibition by Artiq is…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in June 2023

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in June 2023 Here’s our exclusive editor’s pick of the hottest hotels opening – or re-emerging from renovation – in June 2023. In this round-up, we have selected VIP arrivals from New York, Greece, Italy, Portugal and more… In the wake of a busy show season following Salone del Mobile and Clerkenwell Design Week, June…

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    Product watch: introducing Plusify Planet Edition from hansgrohe

    Product watch: introducing Plusify Planet Edition from hansgrohe Bathroom brand hansgrohe has launched the Pulsify Planet Edition hand-shower, which represents a holistic wellness approach to product innovation… In most households, and hotels, the hot shower represents one of the biggest sources of energy costs and CO2 emissions but is also an indispensable daily wellness ritual we cherish. This creates a…

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    Marriott to take EDITION lakeside in Como

    Marriott to take EDITION lakeside in Como Marriott International has signed an agreement with Bain Capital Credit and Omnam Group to take the EDITION Hotels brand to Italy’s Lake Como. The Lake Como EDITION is slated to open in 2025 – here’s what we know… The Lake Como EDITION plans to open in 2025 with 145 luxurious guestrooms, including two…

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    First look: inside The Tampa EDITION – a jewel in the crown

    First look: inside The Tampa EDITION – a jewel in the crown The creative force behind the Tampa EDITION reads like a who’s who of hospitality design. The hotel and residences have been masterminded and created by Ian Schrager in collaboration with Marriott International, and designed, concepted and programmed by ISC Design Studio, in partnership with Morris Adjmi Architects, Nichols…

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    Sneak peek: inside Virgin Hotels Glasgow

    Sneak peek: inside Virgin Hotels Glasgow We step inside Virgin Hotels Glasgow, the second Virgin Hotels to launch in the UK, ahead of its official opening slated for December… Situated on the banks of River Clyde, is the newest addition to the Virgin portfolio, Virgin Hotels Glasgow. The hotel was developed by Silk Property Group, which selected Twenty First Architects…

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    Gold Bar at EDITION launches at The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon

    Gold Bar at EDITION launches at The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon, launches Gold Bar at EDITION, an intimate cocktail destination to stimulate the senses, inspired by the golden age of classic cocktails in pre-Prohibition America… ‘The Golden Age of Cocktails’ brought about some of mixology’s best inventions: The Martini, Daiquiri, and Manhattan were all created in this…

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    Case study: a nod to art deco inside The Shanghai EDITION bathrooms

    Case study: a nod to art deco inside The Shanghai EDITION bathrooms Sleek lines, minimalist monochrome and a distinct nod to art deco elegance are sheltered inside the bathrooms of the Shanghai EDITION… Bathroom brand Kohler was specified for the minimalist, monochrome bathrooms inside the stunning Shanghai EDITION hotel, which offers boutique sophistication at the intersection of Shanghai’s historic past…

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    The latest EDITION hotel lands in Madrid

    The latest EDITION hotel lands in Madrid Located quite literally in the heart of the Spanish capital, only a few steps from Kilometre Zero, which marks the geographical centre of the country, The Madrid EDITION is opening as a new destination at the epicentre of one of the world’s hottest cities… Following the launch of The Barcelona EDITION in 2018,…

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    A new EDITION Hotel stands tall in downtown Dubai

    A new EDITION Hotel stands tall in downtown Dubai Designed by Dubai-based interior design studio LW, The Dubai EDITION is Marriott International’s latest addition in the Middle East. Making a strong statement on the city skyline, we stepped inside to take a closer look at the design and details inspired by the energy and innovation of downtown Dubai… Having thrown…

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    Locke Hotels opens sixth (and final) hotel in 2021

    Locke Hotels opens sixth (and final) hotel in 2021 Pioneering lifestyle aparthotel brand Locke has opened ‘Buckle Street Studios by Locke’ in Aldgate – its 11th property, and fifth location for the brand in London. We stepped inside for a closer look… Located just minutes away from the City, Tower Bridge and Brick Lane, the newly developed Buckle Street Studios…

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    The Reykjavik EDITION arrives in Iceland

    The Reykjavik EDITION arrives in Iceland Opening in preview on November 9 2021, The Reykjavik EDITION is expected to set a new hospitality standard – one that matches the natural magnificence of the destination –  as Reykjavik’s first truly luxury hotel experience. The 253-key hotel combines the best of the Icelandic capital with the personal, intimate and individual experience that…

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    VIP arrivals: Hottest hotels opening in June 2021

    VIP arrivals: Hottest hotels opening in June 2021 From re-imagined landmarks to Portobello boltholes and new hospitality hotspots, here’s your ultimate guide on the hottest, must-visit hotels that are opening in June 2021, just in time for the summer season to start. Editor Hamish Kilburn continues our VIP Arrivals series as international travel and hospitality open up once more… A…

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    Weekly briefing: EDITION soars & Tom Dixon strikes again

    Weekly briefing: EDITION soars & Tom Dixon strikes again Ahoy there! Hamish Kilburn here with your weekly briefing – if you only read one of our editorial pieces this week, make it this one as its jam-packed full of our most-read news stories and features that we have published over the last few days… This week’s round-up comes after the…

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    Marriott International to open 30 luxury hotels in 2020

    Marriott International to open 30 luxury hotels in 2020 Marriott International’s 2020 strategy will see the unveil of luxury hotels in design and travel hotspots, including Tokyo, Mexico City, Reykjavik and Melbourne… Matching the group’s 2019 aims, Marriott International has announced its projection to open more than 30 luxury properties in 2020. The hotel group’s 30 new openings will evolve from the…

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    Marriott to add more than 30 luxury hotels internationally in 2019

    Hotel giant Marriott International plans to add hotels across its eight luxury brands… Marriott International has announced that it is projecting to open more than 30 luxury properties in 2019, furthering the company’s global perspective on luxury travel with its ensemble of eight distinct luxury brands. Through the world-renowned hospitality hallmarks of The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis, W, The Luxury Collection,…

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    EDITION arrives in New York’s Times Square

    The Times Square EDITION is the brand’s second hotel to open in New York… There simply has never been anything like it before in New York City’s famed cultural and entertainment mecca. Ian Schrager, in partnership with Marriott International, has introduced the sophisticated The EDITION Times Square, which will shelter the first Michelin-starred chef ever to grace the neighborhood, along…

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    Nadler Hotels arrives in Covent Garden, London

    The fifth boutique property in the Nadler Hotels Group’s luxury portfolio opens in London’s bustling Covent Garden…  Overlooking The Strand in a restored Edwardian building, the 57-key The Nadler Covent Garden has opened as the hotel group’s fourth luxury boutique hotel in London. Architecture firm PJMA designed the hotel over six floors. It’s stylish and thoughtfully designed guestrooms (ranging from Standard Double through…

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    Hotels At New Heights: Airlines’ race to launch luxury suites in the sky

    With international hotel design pushing boundaries further than ever before, can the designers in the field benefit from an insight into other industries when it comes to designing the hotel room of the future? Hamish Kilburn kicks off our series, Hotels At New Heights, by investigating how the airlines have raced to design suites in the sky… Travelling the world today…

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    The EDITION brand to arrive in Shanghai next month

    East meets west as the new generation of luxury, The Edition Hotels brand, sets to launch in Shangahi… Ian Schrager, the inventor and innovator of the boutique hotel concept, now brings the modern luxury of the EDITION Hotels brand to Shanghai as the hotel collection continues to expand into international waters. Following the success of the EDITION Hotels in London,…

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    The Edition brand lands in Spain as the brand’s luxury empire expands

    The 100-key Barcelona Edition has arrived as the brand continues to rapidly expand its international portfolio… Ian Schrager’s rising global influence has arrived in Spain, adding another luxury property to the EDITION empire. The Barcelona EDITION combines the personal, intimate, individualised and unique hotel experience that Schrager is known for. This delicate balancing act encompasses not only exceptional design and true innovation,…

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    The Bodrum EDITION opens to lay down a new kind of luxury on the Turkish coast

    Signifying a new energy for Bodrum, the new EDITION hotel is said to redefine luxury for a new kind of resort…. From the next chapter in the growing EDITION legacy comes Ian Schrager’s visionary concept: The Bodrum EDITION. Schrager, in partnership with Marriott International, redefines the contemporary luxury hotel experience with his expanding global influence. Once an ancient city known…

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    The Edition Bodrum will open next month with a ‘next-generation spirit’

    The Bodrum Edition will open next month with the aim to redefine luxury for a new kind of resort unlike any other in the Mediterranean… Since the EDITION brand, in partnership with Marriott International, announced it would open a further seven new properties in 2018, anticipation around the next chapter of the hotel brand has been high. Ian Schrager’s latest visionary…

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    Small Luxury Hotels Of The World unveil five new hotels to their portfolio

    Small Luxury Hotels Of The World, the boutique hotel group who “don’t believe bigger is better” have unveiled the latest editions to their international portfolio. Intriguing hotels in Indonesia, Netherlands, Jamaica, Florida, Kenya and Anguilla are now available through the company, who book and manage luxury getaways for an international audience. Here are the best bits from the new additions.…

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    Marriott set to debut dozens of luxury hotels in 2018

    Marriott International has announced the company is set to open nearly 40 luxury hotels in 2018 as the company continues to cater to a new affluent traveler, offering an unmatched variety of transformative travel experiences. Providing globetrotters with a truly global perspective and an unparalleled portfolio of eight distinct luxury brands, Marriott International Luxury Brands include world-renowned hospitality hallmarks The…

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    Project Spotlight: New York Edition by Rockwell Group

    The New York Edition Hotel is a unique luxury hotel designed by Rockwell Group that invites guests to make themselves at home in Manhattan. Ian Schrager is the owner of the Hotel group and has already presented some of the most welcoming and stylish hotel spaces. For this hotel project, the New York Edition, he looked to hospitality top interior…

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    Marriott International to open 40 luxury hotels in 2018

    Marriott International has reported that it will open almost 40 luxury hotels in 2018, catering to what it calls a new ‘affluent traveller’. Marriott also said it will expand its luxury footprint further with 200 hotels in the development pipeline, including 25 new countries, from Iceland and Nepal to Cuba and the Philippines. Marriott’s luxury brands include The Ritz-Carlton, St.…

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    Sleep 2017: Round Up – another successful edition…

    This year’s Sleep event came to a close on 22nd November, with some calling it the best edition yet. So thats the end of another successful #Sleep17 event. It gets better year. Looking forward to 2018! @sleepevent @MadeinBritainGB pic.twitter.com/Te637vETZn — Roman Limited (@romanltd) November 22, 2017 See you next year @sleepevent , best edition yet! ?☺️#sleep17 #sleepevent #HotelDesign https://t.co/GBYB22b5P2 —…

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    Premiering in December: Sanya EDITION redefines luxury

    Ian Schrager, the internationally renowned American hotel visionary, is expanding his global influence with the opening of his first hotel in China. The Sanya EDITION, a spectacular oceanfront destination on Hainan Island, just off the coast of Southern China, is the latest addition to EDITION hotels, the brand Ian Schrager conceived in a partnership with Marriott International. EDITION redefines the…

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    EDITION hotel planned for Barcelona to open in 2017

    Marriott International in conjunction with Ian Scharger and KKH Property Investors have announced their plans to open a new EDITION hotel in Barcelona in 2017. The 100-room hotel will be in the Ciutat Vella district, close to the Cathedral of Barcelona and nearly adjacent to the iconic Santa Caterina Market. “We are delighted to announce what will be our third…

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    New EDITION planned for Dubai

    Following the expected opening of the first EDITION property in Abu Dhabi in 2016, Marriott International, Inc. together with Ian Schrager and Dubai Properties has announced plans for a second EDITION hotel in the United Arab Emirates set for Dubai. Right image: (L-R) Samir Baidas, Chief Development Officer MEA, Marriott International; Naaman Atallah, CEO Dubai Properties; Alex Kyriakidis, President &…

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    Reykjavik EDITION planned for 2018

    Marriott international, together with Ian Schrager and Carpenter & Company, has announced that it will open the Reykjavik EDITION in 2018.The 250-room hotel will be located in the heart of Reykjavik on the waterfront and will encompass the intimate and unique hotel experience that Ian Schrager is known for. Marriott International will manage the hotel under a long-term agreement. Richard…

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    The New York EDITION, Opening May 2015

    People are changing. New York is changing. Luxury is changing. With The New York EDITION, Ian Schrager and Marriott International respond to this changing landscape by introducing a new luxury for a new generation.The New York EDITION makes its debut in the world-famous, iconic “Clocktower” building, otherwise known as the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower. The building was designed by…

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    Moxy Hotels Looks to the Future in Europe

    Marriott International has recently announced plans to open 2,700 Moxy hotel rooms in key cities throughout Europe by end 2016. With a goal of 150 Moxy hotels and 25,000 rooms by 2020, the company expects to sign at least 4,200 rooms in 2015 alone. The announcement follows the successful debut of Moxy Milan Malpensa, Italy in September 2014 and the…

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    Marriott Sells Miami Beach EDITION, Retains Long-term Management Agreement

    Marriott International, Inc. has recently announced it has sold The Miami Beach EDITION hotel for cash proceeds of $230 million. Today’s sale is the second in a series of three anticipated sales of Marriott-owned EDITION hotels to companies ultimately owned by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). The agreement with ADIA for the sale of these three EDITION hotels was…

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    The Miami Beach EDITION now open

    With the opening of the Miami Beach EDITION, a spectacular next-generation urban resort by Ian Schrager in partnership with Marriott International, the city not only gains a unique oceanfront complex designed for 21st century recreation, socializing, networking, and business, but also takes its next great leap into the future.In many ways, the new EDITION represents the most important step forward…

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    Edition Hotel and Residences Coming to West Hollywood

    Marriott International, Inc. and affiliates of The Witkoff Group and New Valley have signed agreements for the development of an EDITION Hotel and residences in West Hollywood, Calif. Marriott will manage the hotel under a long-term contract.Expected to open in 2018, the West Hollywood EDITION will be a world-class, luxury lifestyle hotel and EDITION’s flagship location on the West Coast.…

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    citizenM hotels in Paris and New York

    A new breed of hotel has landed in New York and Paris: citizenM Times Square and Charles de Gaulle are open! With its first stateside property, the award-winning Dutch hotel group citizenM brings its unique brand of smart, design-savvy hospitality to the heart of New York City. To the city that never sleeps, citizenM New York is here to help!…

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    Harlequin launches new editions of Momentum range at Decorex and Focus

    Harlequin launched its hotel-chic Momentum range three years ago, and it has rapidly become established as both an iconic brand within the company’s portfolio and a trend-setter within the interiors world.For autumn 2014, the studio has produced two fashion-forward collections of woven fabrics, a dramatic wallpaper collection, an innovative collection of sheers and structures and a range of decorative plains,…

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    Marriott International Accelerates Growth With Plans to Add 200 Hotels Over Next Three Years

    Marriott International, (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced plans to significantly grow its global portfolio of luxury and lifestyle brands. Accounting for nearly 25 percent of the company’s system-wide pipeline, Marriott expects to add more than 200 luxury and lifestyle hotel projects over the next several years, reflecting over $15 billion of investment by the company’s owners and franchisees.“The luxury and lifestyle…

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    Times Square Set to Welcome Newest EDITION

    Marriott International, Inc. together with Ian Schrager and The Witkoff Group, Winthrop Realty Trust, New Valley LLC and Maefield Development have recently announced plans for a second EDITION hotel in New York City. Scheduled to open in 2017 and located in the heart of Times Square, the new hotel will follow the expected 2015 debut of Manhattan’s first EDITION property…

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    Marriott Sells London EDITION; Executes Agreements for Sale of Miami EDITION and New York EDITION

    Marriott International, Inc. has announced it has sold the London EDITION, and signed binding agreements for the sale of two other company-owned EDITION hotels currently under development in Miami Beach and Manhattan. The total purchase price for the three EDITION hotels is approximately $815 million, roughly equal to the aggregate estimated total development costs of all three hotels. The hotels…

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    Ian Schrager’s London EDITION Now Open

    The 12th September marked the opening of Ian Schrager’s latest project, The London EDITION. Returning to London for the first time in 15 years, since he introduced Sanderson and St. Martins Lane, the hotel is the latest from EDITION Hotels, the brand Ian conceived in a partnership with Marriott International. EDITION Hotels combines the personal, intimate, individualised and unique hotel…

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    Meliá Hotels International to open its fifth hotel in Dusseldorf, Germany

    With more than 350 hotels all across the world, the Spanish Meliá Hotels International chain has now signed a lease agreement on a fifth hotel in Dusseldorf, which will open its doors in the middle of next year. The new four-star superior hotel, which will be operated by the Innside by Meliá design brand, will be located inside the eye-catching…

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    W Hotels Announces 2011 Designers of the Future Award

    W Hotels Worldwide continues its successful collaboration with Design Miami/ Basel with the announcement of the 2011 Designers of the Future Award. This event marks the second occasion that the two organisations have collaborated on the award, having announced the coveted award along with their partnership at Salone del Mobile in Milan one year ago.The Designers of the Future Award,…

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    East Meets West: The Istanbul Edition – Premiering April 2011

    Following the instant success of The Waikiki EDITION, new luxury lifestyle hotel brand EDITION is set to make its European debut in Istanbul, April 2011. Since opening in October 2010, The Waikiki EDITION has already received numerous accolades and has even been awarded the prestigious AAA 4-Diamond, making EDITION the first lifestyle hotel brand in Hawaii to obtain such a…

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    Planning to Check-In With the London Edition Hotel

    Just weeks after the grand opening of the first EDITION hotel in Hawaii, Marriott International has announced the acquisition of the historic Berners Hotel in London that will be renovated over the next 18 – 24 months to become The London EDITION. The new boutique EDITION brand was conceived by Ian Schrager in partnership with Marriott International. It combines the…

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    EDITION: The Next Generation Lifestyle Hotel

    EDITION Hotels marks the next chapter in the lifestyle hotel story. The new Brand was conceived by Ian Schrager in a partnership with Marriott International. It will combine the personal, intimate, individualized and unique lodging experience that Ian Schrager is known for, with the global reach, operational expertise and scale of Marriott. This delicate balancing act will encompass, for the…

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    5 hotel concepts that were out of this world in 2022

    5 hotel concepts that were out of this world in 2022 Designers, architects and hoteliers have answered the brief in style, calling for innovative, ground-breaking and conscious hospitality developments that will change the game in luxury travel forever. Editor Hamish Kilburn shares his top picks of hotel concepts that broke boundaries in 2022… Albert Einstein famously once said it best:…

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    Unveiled: The latest brands to join the Red Sea development

    Unveiled: The latest brands to join the Red Sea development With the highly anticipated Red Sea Project getting underway, we thought we would take a look at the nine leading hotel brands who are now on board and set to join the Red Sea party… The Red Sea Development Company, the developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project,…

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    How will hotel public spaces overcome Covid-19?

    How will hotel public spaces overcome Covid-19? To kickstart ‘public spaces’ being placed under the editorial spotlight this month, Emma Cook takes the reigns to explore how the pandemic will evolve hotel lobbies, hotel arrival and the hospitality experience in general once more… Hotels: the home away from home. Except, now, we want to be anywhere but our homes! Endless…

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    Adaptation is the design trend to celebrate in 2021

    Adaptation is the design trend to celebrate in 2021 Hotel Designs goes behind the scenes of one of the leading design firms, Wimberly Interiors, to understand what hotel designers are expecting to be the major design trends of 2021… Since 2021 started, we have deliberately put an emphasis on trends – from surface design trends to architecture trends and recently…

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    Hottest hotel openings arriving in 2021 (Q3 & Q4)

    Hottest hotel openings arriving in 2021 (Q3 & Q4) Dubbed ‘The Hot List’ by our readers, we start every year as mean to go on; with a positive mindset to get ahead of the curve to reveal what we believe will be the hottest hotel openings of 2021. Following on from part one, which was published last week, here are…

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    BIOGRAPHY FEATURE: A journey through tents

    BIOGRAPHY FEATURE: A journey through tents Volumes could be written about the man who founded Exclusive Tents, as editor Hamish Kilburn comes to discover when understanding Paul Zway’s journey through tents… Paul Zway, the founder of Exclusive Tents, grew up surrounded by nature, and his passion for all things wild and free was as much a part of him as…

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    Most anticipated hotel openings in 2020 (Q3 & Q4)

    Most anticipated hotel openings in 2020 (Q3 & Q4) Hotel Designs continues to glance at some of the most significant hotel projects that are expected to complete in the next 12 months (edited by Hamish Kilburn)… According to the latest findings by Top Hotel Projects, a whopping 50,000 new rooms are expected to open in January alone of this year.…

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    Most anticipated hotel openings in 2020 (Q1 & Q2)

    Most anticipated hotel openings in 2020 (Q1 & Q2) Kickstarting 2020, Hotel Designs takes a glance at some of the most significant hotel projects that are expected to complete in the next 12 months (edited by Hamish Kilburn)… If 2019 was anything to go by, then the next 12 months on the international hotel design and hospitality scene is going…

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    Top stories of the week: design love from Bangkok, hide and seek architecture and a new hotel chapter

    With architecture and construction firmly in the spotlight, Hotel Designs has witnessed another jam-packed week full of interesting stories that highlights our love in design and architecture. Breaking down these headlines is editor Hamish Kilburn…  New York, New York! Is there anywhere else on the planet quite like it? In the original metropolis where possibilities soar high above the bustling streets…

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    Serious five-star soft furnishings goals

    All month, Hotel Designs is shining the spotlight on Soft Furnishings, Fabrics and Textiles. Here are some five-star examples of hotels that nailed their soft furnishings first time around… Getting the finer details in the soft furnishings right when it comes to creating an iconic design hotel is vital if you want your guests checking in to your hotel to linger…

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    Conrad Singapore Orchard opens the doors onto its urban oasis

    Conrad Singapore Orchard opens the doors onto its urban oasis A harmony of nature’s serenity and urban vibrancy, Conrad Hotels & Resorts’ second location in Singapore is a sophisticated oasis in the iconic entertainment and retail district of Orchard Road… Following extensive reinvention and refurbishment, nestled within an exclusive enclave of Orchard Road and surrounded by lush greenery, Conrad Singapore…

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    The St. Regis Red Sea Resort opens

    The St. Regis Red Sea Resort opens St. Regis Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of The St. Regis Red Sea Resort in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Located on Ummahat Island, The St. Regis Red Sea Resort is the first private island to unveil the untapped wonders of the Red Sea. The captivating new address is the first private island…

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    Year in review: 8 top-pick lighting products that launched in 2023

    Year in review: 8 top-pick lighting products that launched in 2023 Lighting is without question one of the gamechangers when it comes to interiors in general and hotel interiors in particular. As the year comes to an end Hotel Designs writer Pauline Brettell looks back on some of the lighting designs that have caught our attention… Lighting, the technology behind…

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    Introducing the top 25 Brit List Hoteliers of 2023

    Introducing the top 25 Brit List Hoteliers of 2023 Rounding off this year’s three-part editorial series to celebrate The Brit List 2023, here are the names of the top 25 hoteliers in Britain who were profiled and recognised in this year’s campaign…  As tradition, and true to form, in the extensive campaign to find the true influencers, the team at…

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    Sustainable Design Summit announces speaker line-up

    Sustainable Design Summit announces speaker line-up The second edition of Sustainable Design Summit is just around the corner and, as a proud media partner of the event, Hotel Designs is able to unveil this year’s complete agenda… There is nothing more the design community wants more than an event that not only unites the hospitality sectors, but also cuts through…

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    Canopy by Hilton makes its Cannes debut

    Canopy by Hilton makes its Cannes debut With stunning panoramic views of the Mediterranean from its rooftop bar, the 129-key Canopy by Hilton Cannes is the latest edition of the brand’s growing portfolio across Europe… Canopy by Hilton Cannes has opened its doors to guests from around the world. With panoramic views over the Mediterranean from one of the city’s…

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    The Brit List Awards 2023: meet the sponsors

    The Brit List Awards 2023: meet the sponsors As the industry prepares for The Brit List Awards 2023, Hotel Designs’ the premier event of the year, Editor Hamish Kilburn highlights this year’s partners and sponsors… Glitz, glamour and good vibes. Yes, The Brit List Awards 2023 is just around the corner, this year taking place on November 1 at Circa…

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    Panel discussion: adding context in luxury hotel design

    Panel discussion: adding context in luxury hotel design The hotel design community were invited to a live panel discussion at the Gabriel Scott showroom in Mayfair to watch what one audience member described as ‘the most honest conversation the industry has heard this year’. Editor Hamish Kilburn, who chaired the exclusive chat between Alessandro Munge (Studio Munge), Elizabeth Walton (ReardonSmith…

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    Meet the judges for The Brit List Awards 2023

    Meet the judges for The Brit List Awards 2023 The judges for The Brit List Awards 2023 have been announced weeks before the application / nomination process closes for the 12 individual award categories, which remain free to enter… For six years, The Brit List Awards, powered by Hotel Designs, has celebrated the leading interiors designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers operating…

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    In pictures: official images released from MEET UP North 2023

    In pictures: official images released from MEET UP North 2023 The hotel design and hospitality community gathered at YOTEL Manchester on July 6, 2023, for MEET UP North 2023 – and it was unlike any other event hosted by the team at Hotel Designs. Here’s why… Taking over YOTEL Manchester – and sheltering an immersive panel discussion on ‘blurring the…

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    MEET UP North opens early bird promotion

    MEET UP North opens early bird promotion Hotel Designs’ premium northern networking event, MEET UP North, which this year will take place inside YOTEL Manchester on July 6, has launched its early bird promotion. But hurry, the offer ends on May 19… Surfing in the wake of MEET UP London, which took place last night in Brixton, the early bird…

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    MEET UP London 2023 is now sold out!

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