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    Fairmont St Andrews to reopen this month after multi-million pound upgrade

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    Fairmont St Andrews is expected to reopen this month following a multi-million pound renovation. The hotel has now completed its renovation project, which has seen a newly-designed atrium, Kittock’s Bar and restaurant created, as well as the hotel’s 220 bedrooms and 19 suites, including the Kingdom of Fife presidential suite given a makeover. John Keating, […]

    Plans announced for Four Seasons Hotel Dalian

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    Luneng Group, one of the major real estate developers in China, and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, today jointly announced plans to open a luxury Four Seasons hotel in Dalian, located in the Liaodong Peninsula in northeastern China. Situated within the Donggang (East Harbour), Four Seasons Hotel Dalian will […]

    Very first standalone Four Seasons Private Residences to open

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    Finchatton, the preeminent international design and development firm, has partnered with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, to offer the first standalone Four Seasons Private Residences, located at Twenty Grosvenor Square in London. Opening in 2018, the residences will be the first Four Seasons Private Residences to be operated independently […]

    Southampton Harbour Hotel to open in October

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    Nicolas James Group is pleased to announce that work is nearing an end on the development and opening of its new Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa at Ocean Village. The development marks a major milestone for the city, introducing Southampton’s first luxury five star standard hotel. The hotel will include 85 bedrooms, an indulgent Harbour […]

    Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana celebrates 2017 World Travel Awards win

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    Kempinski is delighted to announce that the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana has been honoured by the 2017 World Travel Awards. The new deluxe hotel is the winner of the award for Cuba’s Leading Hotel Suite 2017 – for the Suite Presidential Lorca. The most luxurious and spacious space in the hotel, Suite Presidential […]

    Guest Blog: ‘Hotels are missing vital marketing messages’

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    A guest blog from Professor Stuart Barnes on the importance of marketing for hoteliers… Hotels are losing customers because they aren’t using the most effective marketing messages for their ratings, reveals new research from King’s Business School. The researchers have created a model that exposes the truth about hotel performance using text from online customer […]

    Decorex 2017: Still one of the hottest shows on the calendar

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    Decorex has been in full swing all week and comes to a close on Wednesday, Hotel Designs was there to take a look at this year’s edition… Succeeding Tim Gosling’s 2016 spectacular entrance, 2017’s entrance celebrate the design industry through interiors, floristry, theatre and product. Meanwhile, a programme of seminars take place across all four […]

    IHG’s avid hotels to extend company’s midscale leadership

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    InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has revealed the name of its new high-quality midscale brand, avid hotels, alongside a brand logo and renderings of the hotel exterior, public space and guest rooms. First introduced to owners at the IHG Americas Conference in June, avid hotels is franchise ready beginning today, officially marking the start of licensing in […]

    Hard work pays off for Tricon at The Ned

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    The recent highly successful launch of The Ned onto London’s hotel scene has been the culmination of three years hard work for Tricon, the client and the whole design team. The Ned has quickly become a popular destination amongst the glitterati in the capital and the stunning renovation work has received extensive praise. But it’s […]

    Technology Focus: Dorsett Hospitality welcomes first robotic guest service

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    They are fun, informative and interactive. They are helpful and engaging. Meet Dorsett’s very first robots – V Jr. at Dorsett Shanghai. The first hotel within Dorsett Hospitality International has welcomed two high-tech additions into the hotel’s guest service team, V Jr. offers guests the options to integrate business with pleasure. V Jr. is equipped […]