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  • 2-8 September: Top 10 stories of the week

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    From hotel openings to product spotlights to everything in between, we collate the top 10 most read stories on Hotel Designs this week…

    1. Room Mate Hotels adds Istanbul property
    Room Mate Hotels, the Spanish global company founded and chaired by Kike Sarasola, has increased its portfolio with a new opening in the heart of the exotic city of Istanbul.

    2. Women in IHG senior staff reaches record high
    InterContinental Hotels Group has announced that female senior talent across Holiday Inn Express hotels in Southeast Asia (SEA) is at an all-time high. This follows the appointment of two GMs who completed the company’s General Manager Express Lane programme.

    3. In Conversation: Miranda Martin, IHS event director
    Ahead of the Independent Hotel Show in October, Hotel Designs caught up with the event director Miranda Martin to get her thoughts on this year’s edition…

    4. Hotel Designs Reader Survey 2017-2018
    Here at Hotel Designs, we like to provide content that is both engaging and useful for our audience. As we continue to move forward, we’d like to get some feedback from our readers in order to continue bringing you what you want to see.

    5. Lighting trends at Decorex 2017
    For forty years, Decorex has been the UK’s leading luxury interiors showcase and where the design-minded come to discover trends and gain new inspiration from over 400 exhibitors and this year will be no exception.

    6. Project Spotlight: Areen Design – Sheraton Madagascar
    Located in Madagascar’s capital city Antananarivo, the 25-storey Sheraton hotel is being transformed with all guest rooms and public spaces undergoing major refurbishment, with interiors by Areen Design’s award-winning hospitality team.

    7. £8.5m Expansion for Edinburgh city-centre charity hotel
    An Edinburgh hotel that puts profits back into advancing surgical standards worldwide to improve patient outcomes is to undergo a major £8.5m 52 room expansion.

    8. Renaissance debuts two design-led airport hotels
    As part of Renaissance Hotels global ‘renaissance’, the brand is reimagining the traditional airport hotel experience, with two new debuts: The newly-opened Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel and the newly-renovated Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel.

    9. Marriott dual-branded Residence Inn and SpringHill Suites Clearwater Beach now open
    Key International – a prominent real estate investment and development company specialising in hospitality – has recently opened the new Marriott dual-branded Residence Inn (140 suites) and SpringHill Suites Clearwater Beach (115 suites).

    10. FIVE TO WATCH: BEST UK COUNTRY HOUSE HOTELS
    As summer comes to a close, the cosy winter months close in. With this in mind, Hotel Designs profiles five of our favourite country house hotels across the UK…

    Daniel Fountain / 08.09.2017

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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