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W Hotels arrives in Changsha with futuristic design scheme

W Hotels arrives in Changsha with futuristic design scheme Bright, bold and playfully fun, W Changsha has arrived sheltering a ‘uniquely eclectic’ design scheme that modern travellers expect from the W Hotels brand. The hotel opening marks the first W in central China – and the brand’s eighth property in the country… The future is now, according to W Hotels,…

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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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W Hotels arrives in Japan with opening in Osaka

W Hotels arrives in Japan with opening in Osaka World-renowned hospitality design firm concrete Amsterdam was appointed to design the interiors of W Hotels’ first property in Japan. The hotel has just opened and Hotel Designs managed to get a sneaky peek inside… The wait is over. W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, has…

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Marriott signs agreement to bring three new hotels to Saudi Arabia

Marriott signs agreement to bring three new hotels to Saudi Arabia Among the anticipated new hotels that Marriott International will be opening include the debut of Renaissance Hotels in the Kingdom, the world’s largest Aloft Hotel, and a Courtyard by Marriott in Makkah… Marriott International, which recently celebrated the opening of one of its brand’s 100th property as well as…

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W Hotels to open second hotel in Brazil

W Hotels to open second hotel in Brazil The 80-key W Gramado is expected to open in 2023 and will become the second W Hotels property to open in Brazil. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes… For some months now, the highly anticipated – and Covid delayed – opening of W Ibiza has taken the spotlight. In June, Hotel Designs welcome the…

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How hotels can shelter wellbeing with cleaner air

How hotels can shelter wellbeing with cleaner air With hospitality re-emerging in England, hotels would’ve spent the last few weeks closely reviewing and creating Covid-19 policies so that hygiene and wellbeing are a top priority. Victor Kristoffersson, Business Development Manager EMEA at Swedish air purifier brand Blueair, explains the wellbeing benefits of clean air… Due to restrictions on travel we…

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How hotels are keeping sustainability front and centre

How hotels are keeping sustainability front and centre To celebrate sustainability in practice, Hotel Designs asks Paisley Hansen to investigate what hotels are doing today in order to preserve tomorrow… Everyone strives to be as kind to the environment as they can and hotels are no exception. As a matter of fact, with the amount of traffic they receive, hotels…

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Four Seasons to open six new hotels in 2020

Four Seasons to open six new hotels in 2020 Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts continues to expand its global portfolio with strategic openings of new hotels, resorts and branded private residences… Luxury hotel giant Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has lifted the lid on its 2020 hotel development strategy, which includes the opening of six new hotels in tourism and…

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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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W Hotels Arrives In Abu Dhabi

W Hotels Arrives In Abu Dhabi Rev up your engines, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island is the only hotel in the world to be located on a Grand Prix racetrack… Buckle up… W Hotels Worldwide has announced the highly anticipated debut of the W brand in the UAE capital with the opening of W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island. Located in…

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Super 8 by Wyndham Continues announces six new hotels in Germany

Super 8 by Wyndham Continues announces six new hotels in Germany Wyndham’s stylish economy brand has announced to further expand its German footprint by 2021… In the wake of latest statistics showing that Germany is leading the hotel development race in Europe, with 382 projects in the pipeline, Wyndham Hotels has announced that it, too, will to expand its footprint in…

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W Hotels debuts first luxury hotel in Aspen in 25 years

W Hotels debuts first luxury hotel in Aspen in 25 years The 88-key luxury W Aspen, designed by interior design firm NEMAWORKSHOP and architects Rowland + Broughton, is the town’s only year-round mountainside rooftop venue… Following the opening of W Hotels first hotel in Oman, Marriott International Inc. has announced the much-anticipated opening of W Aspen & The Sky Residences at…

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W Hotels Debuts in Oman

W Hotels Debuts in Oman The “lavish playground” of W Muscat is set to shake up the coastal haven with bold design, eclectic programming and Oman’s First Siddharta Lounge By Buddha-Bar… W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International Inc., has announced the opening of W Muscat, the brand’s newest beachfront W Escape and the second to open in the Middle…

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Hotel Indigo opens two new hotels in Germany

Hotel Indigo opens two new hotels in Germany Boutique hotel brand, Hotel Indigo, has unveiled two new hotels in Germany, both of which are inspired by local architecture and culture, and are situated in two of the country’s culture capitals…  Hotel group IHG has announced the opening of Hotel Indigo Dresden – Wettiner Platz and Hotel Indigo Berlin – East…

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500 new hotels slated to arrive in China by 2020

500 new hotels slated to arrive in China by 2020 TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION has reported that the hotel projects currently on the boards in China will welcome almost 150,000 new rooms for one of the world’s most dynamic hospitality markets… Following the news that Hyatt Centric brand will debut in Greater China, new statistics from the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION‘s database paints a dynamic and exciting…

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W Hotels announces second arrival in Bali

W Hotels announces second arrival in Bali W Bali – Ubud is set to bring a new level of W’s bold design to the cultural heart of Bali… W Hotels Worldwide has announced the signing of W Bali – Ubud, the brand’s newest W Escape, which is being developed in partnership with Indonesia’s Ruang Teknik Group. The expansion into Ubud…

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Two new hotels with 500 rooms to arrive at Düsseldorf airport.

H-Hotels signs a new contract for H2 Hotel and H4 Hotel at Düsseldorf airport, both slated to open in 2024… H-Hotels Group is embarking upon the next stage of its dual brand concept by announcing two new hotels at Düsseldorf airport. The hotels will be constructed on Wanheimer Straße, in the immediate vicinity of Düsseldorf airport, and will be of particular interest to…

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How hotels can utilise this year’s bathroom trends

With the bathroom trends for 2019 well and truly forecasted, interior designer Charlie Willaims from Heritage Bathrooms explains how hotels can inject these into the modern hotel…   Luxurious, modern bathrooms are right at the top of the wishlist for homeowners right now, with many of these individuals now increasingly expecting to see this design-led approach when they book a hotel…

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W Hotels arrives on The Palm, Dubai

The 350-key W Dubai – The Palm opens, complete with disruptive interiors, to design its own narrative and lead the ever-changing hospitality scene in the Middle East forward…  “The desert just got hotter,” is how W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International Inc., announced the opening of W Dubai – The Palm, located on the Palm Jumeirah, the largest man-made island in…

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Going green: How hotels can embrace eco-friendly principles

Biodegradable packaging expert Elizabeth Raw from R+R Packaging explains how a hotel can adapt to be more eco-friendly… With 65% of travellers looking to stay in an eco-friendly friendly hotel in 2017, consumers’ choices are becoming driven more and more by an increased environmental conscience. This means it’s important for your hotel, from both an environmental and business perspective, to act as a…

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W Hotels debuts in Malaysia

The hotel brand has brought its vibrant style to Malaysia with the opening of the 150-key W Kuala Lumper…  In the shadow of the iconic buildings, the Petronas Towers, W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, Inc., has announced the opening of W Kuala Lumpur, marking the iconic brand’s first-ever hotel in Malaysia. Owned by Tropicana Corporation Berhad, W Kuala Lumpur opens…

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W Hotels returns to Australia with the opening of W Brisbane

Interior design agency Nic Graham & Associates allows W Brisbane to rises in the Sunshine State to open 312 guestrooms and 32 luxe suites… The heat is on as W Hotels, part of Marriott International, re-enters Australia with the opening of W Brisbane. Owned by Shayher Group, W Brisbane is a vibrant addition to the Sunshine State, situated overlooking Brisbane River. The new…

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Rotana brand arrives in European side of Istanbul with two new hotels

The connecting stylish hotels located on Basin Express road feature 305 luxurious rooms, suites and apartments to lift the company’s total inventory in Turkey to 578 keys… Two hotels by Rotana, Centro WestSide and WestSide Arjaan, have opened and mark the firm’s arrival in the European side of Turkey. Situated on the popular Basin Express road in the Güneşli neighbourhood of…

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Meliá Cuba to open seven new hotels by 2020

The company will operate 2,145 new rooms in Cuba by the end of 2018. Meliá Cuba has added five new hotels with 409 rooms to its portfolio on the island of Cuba during the first quarter of 2018. The hotels are located in the cities of Cienfuegos (Hotel La Union, Hotel Jagua and Hotel Meliá San Carlos) and Camagüey (Hotel…

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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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W Hotels expands to Osaka

W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, has announced the development of W Osaka in Japan. Set across 27 floors, the new hotel is expected to open in 2021 and will boast 337 guestrooms and suites, restaurants and cocktail bars. Under an hour away from Kansai International Airport, W Osaka will be based within the indie boutiques and restaurants of…

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ALHI adds new hotels in New York, Texas and Utah

Associated Luxury Hotels International has expanded its worldwide portfolio and US options with the recent addition of five new member hotels. This includes: New York City’s renowned InterContinental New York Barclay; the picturesque The Woodlands Resort, situated just 30 minutes from downtown Houston, Texas; the AAA Four-Diamond, all-suite Hotel Contessa in downtown San Antonio, Texas; the Forbes Five-Star Stein Eriksen…

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Eight new hotels join Worldhotels group

Worldhotels is welcoming eight new hotels to its global portfolio. From a boutique hotel in the 7th arrondissement in Paris, to a luxury 5-star accommodation in Shanghai, these new Worldhotels provide authentic guest experiences for both leisure and business travelers. Hotel Juliana, Paris, France (main image) Hotel Juliana is located on a quiet street in the heart of Paris, only…

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Far East Hospitality to open three new hotels in Sentosa, Singapore

Far East Hospitality, Singapore’s leading operator of hotels and serviced residences, has signed a term sheet with Fontaine Investment to operate three new properties – Village Hotel Sentosa, The Outpost Sentosa and a third hotel whose name will be confirmed at a later stage. The hotels, located at Artillery Avenue in the Palawan area of Sentosa, are targeted to open…

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W Hotels to Debut in Italy with W Rome Hotel

W Hotels Worldwide, part of the Marriott International group, has announced the signature of a hotel in Rome, its first hotel in Italy. This hotel, the first by W in Italy, is set to open by 2021 in the Via Veneto neighbourhood. It has been renovated and will be operated in partnership with Omnam Group. The W Rome Hotel will…

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New hotels join Small Luxury Hotels Of The World

This May Small Luxury Hotels of the World is welcoming five new luxury properties to its portfolio. Introducing a brand new eco-certified hotel in Cap Corsica, a newly opened palazzo turned boutique retreat in Rome, a serene forest dwelling in Izu, Japan and a sophisticated retreat wrapped up in bright botanic gardens in Puerto Vallarta. Le Domaine Misincu: Corsica Opening…

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Sheraton to expand their reach with nearly 100 new hotels

Sheraton Hotels and Resorts are set to expand in the coming years with nearly 100 new hotels. One of Marriott’s most important and recognised brands, Sheraton already operates more than 400 hotels worldwide with a key count approaching 153,000, meaning that this upcoming spate of openings will substantially increase its portfolio. The brand plans to open 93 new hotels which…

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Guest Blog: New hotels join Small Luxury Hotels Of The World™

Following our recent 2017 travel trend predictions, we’re bringing you the latest on our newest hotels to look out for in 2017… The Caribbean takes centre stage The Manoah Boutique Hotel: Shoal Bay, Anguilla – Opened December 2016 Every aspect of the brand new Manoah Boutique Hotel has been designed to celebrate its stunning location on the shores of Shoal…

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Central Hotels reveals 3 new hotels in Dubai for 2017

Growing its footprint rapidly, Central Hotels, has announced aggressive expansion plans with three new hotels lined up for opening in Dubai in 2017. Unveiling the group’s upcoming projects in The Palm and Business Bay, Mr Ahmad Ali Al Abdulla Alansaari, Chairman of Central Hotels, stated: “2017 is a very exciting year for us with three exceptional properties opening in quick…

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Akaryn Hotel Group announces three new hotels in Asia

Beachside bliss, capital chic and heritage hospitality join together to offer independent leisure and business travelers a trilogy of exceptional stays in some of Southeast Asia’s most inspiring and dynamic destinations. Right on cue for the high season in Thailand, AKARYN Hotel Group is building on the success of its ‘instagenic’ and increasingly popular portfolio of hotels and resorts to…

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W Hotels swims up to Portugal’s sun-kissed coast with W Algarve

W Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International, has announced it will open W Algarve in 2018 on Portugal’s stunning sun-kissed Algarve coast. Developed in partnership with Nozul Algarve, S.A., the vibrant oceanfront oasis will overlook the breathtaking coastline and the beckoning waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The debut will mark the third W Escape in the Europe, a newly…

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Kimpton Hotels unveils plans for two new hotels in Florida

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has announced plans to expand its presence in Florida with the opening of two new hotels in 2018: Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach in Miami and a new, luxury lifestyle boutique hotel in Tampa. These two additions will be joining Kimpton Angler’s Hotel, Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, Kimpton EPIC Hotel, Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, Kimpton…

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W Hotels Worldwide debuts in United Arab Emirates

W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, today announced the debut of W Dubai – Al Habtoor City, the brand’s first hotel in the emirate. Owned by the Al Habtoor Group, the design-led lifestyle brand is set to shake up the destination with its rooftop W Lounge, pulsating WET pool deck and innovative fashion and music happenings. The…

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Rezidor signs three new hotels in UAE

Rezidor announces the signing of three new properties in the UAE: the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront and the Park Inn by Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah Marjan Island will already welcome the first guests in Q2 of 2017. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View will open its doors in Q1 of 2018. “The UAE is a key strategic…

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W Hotels’ recording studio launch offers something different

Hoteliers, designers and marketers are always looking for an edge, a quirk, something special and unique to raise a hotel or a chain above the competition. Some of them work, some don’t. Here at Hotel Designs, however, we love the sound of W Hotels’ latest venture – the W Sound Suites; the first of which has just launched at W…

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Travelodge opening 19 new hotels, creating 450 jobs in 2016

Travelodge has announced that it will open 19 new hotels in 2016, with an investment value of £140 million. This expansion is expected to create 450 new jobs and increase the company’s network to 542 hotels. The new hotels continue the company’s drive to build a greater network for corporate customers. New locations include further hotels in London and in…

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Meliá Hotels International to open three new hotels in Thailand over three years

Following an agreement between Meliá Hotels International and the Thai conglomerate TCC Land Asset World, three new hotels have been signed in the region.In the first three years of the new contract, the two companies will develop, in total, three hotels under the ME by Meliá, Paradisus Resorts and Sol Beach House brands. Meliá to open three hotels in Thailand…

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Sneak Peek: W Hotels makes waves with debut of W Amsterdam

W Hotels Worldwide debuted in the Netherlands two weeks ago with the highly anticipated opening of W Amsterdam.Located in the epicentre of Amsterdam’s vibrant social scene, the 238-room hotel spans two iconic buildings, one of which used to house the former Telephone Exchange (‘Exchange’) and the other was previously home to KAS Bank (‘Bank’). W Amsterdam was designed by Office…

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Marriott to open 60 new hotels in Caribbean and Latin America by 2018

Tim Sheldon, the president of Caribbean and Latin America operations at Marriott International, has announced an expected 75 percent increase in Marriott’s Caribbean and Latin American distribution between 2015 and 2018 including a tripling of the company’s presence in Brazil with the addition of 11 new hotels in that market. Marriott has 93 hotels open today and more than 60…

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W Hotels Worldwide & Residences at W planned for Serbia

In an agreement with Belgrade Waterfront LLC, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. have announced that two W properties are scheduled to open in Belgrade, Serbia in 2019.W Belgrade and The Residences at W Belgrade will be located in the heart of the Belgrade Waterfront, a new one million square meter community including retail outlets, restaurant and bars, offices, public…

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Element brand signs three new hotels in Greater China

Three more Element hotels are set to open in the next four years in Greater China according to Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.The Chinese government’s commitment to environmental protection means the Element brand is well-positioned to meet growing demands with its sustainable programming and nature-inspired room offerings. Element Hotels set to open in Greater China by 2019 include: Element Chongli…

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W Hotels Worldwide to open in Costa Rica

In an agreement reached with Desarrollos Hoteleros Guanacaste S.A. (DHG), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced that the W Costa Rica – Reserva Conchal is set to open in 2019.“As we continue to pursue aggressive expansion in Latin America, the agreement to develop W Costa Rica – Reserva Conchal is an exciting addition to our pipeline,” said Jorge…

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Four New Hotels in Mexico for Starwood brand

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced an agreement with GH Pegasus to open Aloft Tijuana, Aloft Coatzacoalcos and Aloft Poza Rica by the end of 2017, and an agreement with Hoteles Real Chihuahua to unveil the Sheraton Chihuahua Soberano Hotel, a strategic conversion, by November 2015.Aloft Continues Accelerated Growth Path, Strengthens Footprint in Mexico Aloft Tijuana, Aloft Coatzacoalcos and…

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IHG Brings Two New Hotels to Mazatlán, Mexico

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the signing of two new properties in Mazatlán, one of México’s top leisure destinations. The Holiday Inn Express® Mazatlán Marina hotel and Holiday Inn Resort® Mazatlán hotel are both expected to open in late 2016 and will join IHG’s Crowne Plaza® Mazatlán resort already open in the popular…

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Courtyard by Marriott Spotlights Fresh European Design at New Hotels in Poland and The Netherlands

Marriott International’s Courtyard by Marriott brand has opened two new properties in Europe; Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Gdynia, Poland. Both properties will operate under a franchise agreement with Scandinavian Hospitality Management and will showcase the brand’s new European design, which focuses on blending technology and style.To meet the needs of business travellers, the European Courtyard Hotel design combines business functionality…

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W Hotels Worldwide Unveils a New Legend with the Opening of W Bogota

W® Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., has debuted in Colombia with the unveiling of W Bogota. The new hotel electrifies Bogota’s hospitality scene by mixing the W brand’s 24/7 attitude, distinct interpretation of modern luxury, and unprecedented insider access to what’s new and next in design, fashion and music in South America’s new capital of…

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Accor adds seven new hotels within ibis brand in UK

Accor has announced it will open seven new hotels within the ibis brand. ibis London Canning Town, will be a 196 room hotel situated within the Hallsville Quarter development. The development is part of the Canning Town and Custom House regeneration programme. The hotel is part of the new mixed-use scheme by property development company Bouygues Development.Four ibis Styles properties…

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Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Opens Two New Hotels in January in Pittsburgh and Seattle

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ new Pittsburgh property, Hotel Monaco, opened its doors on 20 January 2015.Pittsburgh is a city on the rise, and the creative class that’s redefining it has some serious style chops. Among Pittsburgh hotels, Hotel Monaco with its 248 guest rooms, including 13 suites, is the choice for travellers with an eye for design. Guests will encounter…

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Hyatt Announces Plans For Two New Hotels In Brazil

Hyatt Hotels Corporation and FSA Group S.A. announced today that joint venture entities formed by Hyatt affiliates and FSA Group have entered into agreements to purchase two sites in Brazil to develop Hyatt Place Sorocaba and Hyatt Place Macaé. Upon the closing of the site acquisitions, the joint venture entities will enter into agreements with FSA Group to manage the…

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JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts Expands Asia Presence With Four New Hotels in Six Months

Marriott International’s world-class luxury hotel brand, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, plans to open three properties in Greater China and one hotel in India by summer 2015 bringing the brand’s Asia-Pacific portfolio to 28 hotels and resorts with 11 in China and seven in India. By 2020, the global brand portfolio is expected to encompass 105 properties worldwide, 45 of…

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Accor continues expansion in Scotland with two new hotels

Accor is proud to announce two new hotels in Scotland, bringing its total in the country to 20. These new hotels demonstrate Accor’s commitment to growing its business in Scotland, where it currently employs nearly 1,000 people. In Glasgow Accor has signed a franchise agreement with MCTH Trading Limited to open an ibis Styles on Miller Street in the current…

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W Hotels Worldwide Rocks China Capital with Opening of W Beijing – Chang’an

W® Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc, has announced the highly anticipated opening of W Beijing – Chang’an. With a sensory-rich contemporary design inspired by Beijing’s storied traditions, the hotel brings the W brand’s distinct interpretation of modern luxury, including its 24/7 vibrant energy, cutting edge design, and Whatever/Whenever® service philosophy to China’s capital. Owned by…

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Jumeirah Group announces three new hotels in China

Jumeirah Group has announced three new management agreements to operate luxury hotels and resorts across China.The Jumeirah Haikou Resort is set in an exclusive golf community on a private island in Hainan; the Jumeirah Wuhan has a prime city centre location near to Hankou; and Jumeirah Nanjing is set in the Hexi new business district. The Jumeirah Haikou Resort is…

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W Hotels to debut in Egypt with Sharm El Sheikh property

W Hotels to debut in Egypt with Sharm El Sheikh property planned for 2020 Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced that it will launch the iconic W Hotels brand in Egypt in 2020 with the opening of W Sharm El Sheikh and The Residences at W Sharm El Sheikh. Owned by Tower Prestige for Hotels SAE, the hotel will be…

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W Hotels Worldwide to Enter Morroco with W Marrakech

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has recently announced that it will launch the W brand in Marrakech in 2017 with the opening of W Marrakech. Owned by Morocco-based Menatlas 14 S.A., the 148-room hotel will be located in the city’s dynamic Hivernage district. Ideally located between the historic Medina and Guéliz, the city’s modern new town, W Marrakech will…

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W Hotels Worldwide to Boost Luxury Retreat Portfolio in Thailand

W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., announced that its W Hotels brand will debut its third hotel in Thailand with W Retreat Phuket – Phang Nga Bay. Scheduled to open in January 2018, the W Retreat is owned by Dr. Wutthisak Limphanit, Thailand’s renowned medical doctor and skincare entrepreneur. With the surge of luxury travelers…

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Accor to open new hotels in iconic London sites

Accor, the world’s leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, is pleased to announce two prime location London hotels, right in the centre of Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square, following the signing of a franchise agreement with Criterion Capital Group who will develop the two properties.This is further proof of Accor’s focus on the UK market where it has…

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Budget hotel chain Motel One to open two new hotels this summer in Berlin and Leipzig

Motel One, the European budget hotel chain, is opening two new hotels this summer in its home country of Germany, following its tried and tested “great design for little money” concept.“These openings are a direct response to growing demand from discerning customers who seek affordable comfort and quality – and who know they’ll find it at Motel One,” said Ursula…

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W Hotels Worldwide Continues Cutting-Edge Renovation Rollout across The Americas

W Hotels Worldwide today announced the second wave of renovation projects as part of the brand’s plan to reinvigorate its iconic North American portfolio. The aggressive strategy focuses on further enhancing the W portfolio and $100 million investment of the brand and its ownership groups with cutting-edge updates to public spaces, new signature bar and restaurant concepts, and stylish guestroom…

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Melia Hotels International to open three new hotels in Morocco

Meliá Hotels International signed an agreement to manage three new hotels under the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand, to be developed in the tourist destination of Saidia Med, including a beach hotel, club hotel and luxury serviced apartments.Meliá Hotels International has joined forces with SDS, a partnership between the major Moroccan group CDG and the Moroccan Tourism Development Fund. Anasshouir…

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Travelodge starts work on six new hotels

Travelodge has recently started work constructing six new hotels (579 rooms) across the UK. These development projects represent an investment of £41.5 million and will create 500 new jobs, which equates to 405 construction jobs and 95 Travelodge hotel team member positions.Anglo Holt is the contractor for four of the properties that are being constructed. These six properties will boost…

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Travelodge & Local Authorities work together to finance the construction of new hotels

Yesterday (7th October), the UK’s first budget hotel chain, Travelodge wrote to 124 local councils in Great Britain following its successful co-partnership deals with local authorities for its Aylesbury and Eastleigh Central Travelodge hotels. Through this innovative partnership, local authorities borrow money from central Government via the Public Works Loan board at a fixed low interest rate and regenerate surplus…

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New Hotels Make the Mark with Small Luxury Hotels of the World™

Among the latest recruits to Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) are new properties for 2013 and include WestHouse in New York, opening later this year, as well as the first SLH hotel in Bergamo, a private Balinese luxury estate and a Philippine island.WestHouse Hotel New York – Scheduled to open November 2013 Inspired by the beauty and glamour…

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Travelodge Seeks Ten New Hotels In Hertfordshire

Travelodge has announced that it is seeking to double its presence in Hertfordshire by boosting its portfolio with a further ten new hotels across the county.This investment will create 150 new jobs within the region and boost the local economy annually by £11million. Travelodge is looking for new sites in the following locations: • Berkhamsted • Harpenden • Hertford •…

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W Hotels Worldwide to Enter Israel

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced that it will debut the W brand in Israel in 2015 with the opening of W Tel Aviv – Jaffa and The Residences at W Tel Aviv – Jaffa. Owned by Manhattan-based RFR Holding, the hotel will be set inside a historic 19th century heritage building in the revitalised ancient port neighbourhood…

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Accor expands in Southeast Asia, signing 3 new hotels in Myanmar

Accor announces the development of three newly built hotels in Myanmar – an MGallery hotel in Naypyidaw, Novotel Yangon Max, and Novotel Mandalay Mingalar – representing the group’s 18th market in the region.“We are excited to announce the signing of three new hotels in Myanmar – the first of which will open this year – marking Accor’s return to Myanmar,”…

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W Hotels Worldwide to More Than Double Asia Presence Over Next Five Years

On the heels of recent W Hotel openings in Singapore and Bangkok, W Hotels Worldwide has announced plans to more than double its Asian presence by the end of 2018, offering global jetsetters nearly 20 W Hotels and Retreats in nine countries in the region. More than half of the W brand’s global pipeline is slated for Asia Pacific, including…

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Autograph Collection Continues Global Expansion with Three New Hotels in Europe

Autograph Collection continues its global growth with plans to debut three new European hotels by the end of the year. Opening in key gateway cities including Lisbon, Portugal; Rouen, France; and Lille, France; the new additions will expand the current portfolio to 12 Autograph Collection hotels throughout Europe and nearly 40 hotels globally by year end – marking an average…

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Accor opens four new hotels and creates 170 jobs in London

Accor is set to open four new hotels in London in October; a Novotel and ibis hotel in Blackfriars, a second ibis hotel in Shepherd’s Bush and a new addition to the growing Mercure hotel portfolio, opening in Greenwich.During this incredibly important year for London, Accor aims to further expand its presence in the city by developing new hotels, creating…

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W Hotels Worldwide Set to Debut in Colombia with the Opening of W Bogota

W Hotels Worldwide has recently announced it has signed an agreement with Terranum Hotels to debut a new W Hotel in Bogota, Colombia. Slated to open in 2014, W Bogota will be a part of a larger mixed-use development, which will also include premium office space and high-end retail. W Bogota will be located in the heart of the fashionable…

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W Hotels Worldwide Reinvents More Than Ten Iconic Properties across North America

W Hotels Worldwide has recently announced plans to reinvigorate more than 10 of its hotel properties across North America within the next 18 months. The renovations, which vary by hotel, are slated to include cutting-edge updates to public spaces, new signature bar and restaurant concepts, and stylish revamps to guestrooms, enhancing the W portfolio overall for both its jet set…

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Rezidor announces new hotels in Oslo

The Rezidor Hotel Group announces two new hotels in Oslo: The Radisson Blu Hotel, Oslo Alna with 135 rooms and the Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Alna with 208 rooms will be located in adjacent towers, with shared facilities and management. Their opening is scheduled for Q3 2013. Both properties are owned by Norwegian-based Wenaasgruppen, which is one of Rezidor’s…

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Fairmont to Open New Hotels in Key International Markets

Already laying claim to the most distinctive collection of landmark and iconic hotels in the world, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts plans to open a number of new and celebrated properties in 2012. Headlining Fairmont’s robust schedule of 2012 openings, which will see the brand debut in several new global markets, are Fairmont Jaipur in India, Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv in…

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W Hotels Worldwide to Expand Presence in Mexico City

Accelerating growth in Latin America, W Hotels Worldwide has recently announced plans to open the second W Hotel in Mexico City, to be located within the bustling Santa Fe business district. Managed under an agreement between Starwood Hotels & Resorts, ALHEL and GIM Desarrollos, W Santa Fe will overlook one of the area’s most stunning evergreen valleys, with spectacular views…

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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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W Hotels Worldwide Continues Global Expansion with Debut in India

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced plans to open W Mumbai, marking the debut of W Hotels Worldwide in India.Located in bustling South Central Mumbai where modern architecture intertwines with colonial cultural monuments, W Mumbai will introduce its world renowned lifestyle hotel concept to one of India’s hippest cities, where the country’s music, fashion, media and entertainment industries…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Expands in Turkey with Two New Hotels in Bursa

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has signed agreements with Faik Celik Turizm, a division of Faik Celik Holding, to develop two new hotels in Turkey’s culturally-charged industrial centre. The new Sheraton and Aloft hotels will inject a new range of accommodation to Bursa when they open in 2013. Located in an emerging business and upscale residential area adjacent to…

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W Hotels Worldwide Announces Opening of W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, is pleased to unveil the long-anticipated W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak in March 2011. Marking the debut of W Hotels Worldwide in Indonesia, the new W Retreat & Spa Bali-Seminyak will be the fourth W Retreat to open across the globe. Located in Seminyak, the trendy enclave of Bali, W Retreat & Spa…

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W Hotels Worldwide Debuts in Taiwan with the Opening of W Taipei

W Hotels Worldwide has opened the doors of its 39th hotel globally, W Taipei, which is located in the buzzing central business district of Xinyi. The 405-room hotel has been designed by renowned architects G.A. Design International Ltd of London and is encased in radiant glass. Rising 31 floors, W Taipei is the only hotel in the city with a…

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Whitbread goes unconditional on new hotels at Heathrow and Gatwick

Premier Inn has gone unconditional on deals for two new hotels at London’s leading airports, creating a total of 1,030 rooms. Premier Inn will lease the hotels from companies owned by the Arora Family Trust, which has secured funding for both sites. The two will be built out as ‘developer turn-key’ deals. Development has already started on site at a…

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Rezidor announces two new hotels in the UK

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Newcastle (170 rooms, opening 2013) will be one of the best-located hotels in town: with frontage on the central thoroughfare (Westgate Road) and adjacent to the main train station. Besides 170 rooms and suites featuring signature services such as free high speed internet access, the property will offer a restaurant, a bar, 400 m2 of conference…

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W Hotels Worldwide Announces the Debut of W Austin

W® Hotels Worldwide celebrates the opening of W Austin and The Residences at W Austin, the brands 38th hotel globally. Owned and developed by Stratus Properties and the Canyon-Johnson Urban Fund II, W Austin is located in the heart of Austin’s 2nd Street District, connected to a 3,000 person capacity music and performance venue ACL Live at The Moody Theater…

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W Retreat & Spa Bali-Seminyak Marks Debut of W Hotels Worldwide in Indonesia

The much anticipated W Retreat & Spa Bali-Seminyak marks its debut in Indonesia this early 2011, representing another milestone in W’s global expansion into the world’s most exciting and vibrant destinations. Located in Seminyak, the trendy enclave of Bali, W Retreat & Spa Bali-Seminyak is the latest playground on the island which will emanate the destination’s exuberance, where designer boutiques,…

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W Hotels Worldwide Debuts First W Hotel in Southeast Asia

W Hotels Worldwide has recently opened the doors of W Retreat Koh Samui, the first W in Southeast Asia. An all-villa beachfront resort uniquely located at the peak of the north shore of Thailands famed Samui Island, W Koh Samui brings an alluring new dimension to Thailand through its location, forward-looking design, and vibrant contemporary lifestyle. The opening of W…

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Travelodge Summer Recruitment Drive Boosted After 140 Jobs Created From Acquisition of 52 New Hotels

Travelodge, the UK’s fastest growing budget hotel chain, today announced the imminent recruitment of 140 staff across the country due to its recent acquisition of 52 Innkeeper’s Lodges (the 52 locations are listed in a table below). This acquisition is the UK hotel sector’s largest transaction since 2008 and Travelodge is now recruiting for the below positions nationwide: • 40…

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Ramada to boost Morocco tourism with eight new hotels

Morocco’s flagging tourism industry has been given a boost following an announcement by the Ramada hotel group of plans to build eight new hotels across the country.The locations of the new properties would in Marrakesh, Rabat, Casablanca and Agadir, and will come as a welcome boost to the country’s tourism economy, which has shrunk to 2007 levels due to the…

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Sheraton fuels growth in EAME with US$1bn in new hotels

Located in the new multifunctional city quarter Eurovea on the Danube embankment, the Sheraton Bratislava Hotel features 209 guest rooms including 23 suites.The new hotel is indicative of Sheraton’s role as a major driver of Starwood’s growth in EAME, with additional flagship hotels scheduled to open in destinations such as Georgia (Sheraton Batumi, Spring 2010), Greece (Sheraton Rhodes, Spring 2010)…

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