August 27-2 September: Top stories of the week…

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    The Marriott-Starwood merger was back in the news this week – we look at potential hurdles to the deal. We’re just over a week away from the Hotel Designs as we welcome a speaker from trivago, Aly Thompson, who joins a fantastic seminar line-up for the two-day event at Radisson Blu London Stansted…

    1. Opinion: Spanner in the works for Marriott-Starwood deal?
    Recent reports – albeit very liberally-sourced ones – seemed to suggest that Marriott was feeling a sense of ‘remorse’ about the deal and was looking for a way out to back out

    2. Hotel Designs Summit welcomes trivago’s Aly Thompson as speaker
    As part of this year’s speaker programme, we’re delighted to announce the attendance of Aly Thompson, Industry Manager for UK and Ireland for trivago

    3. Sneak Peek: W Punta De Mita Hotel Opens in Mexico
    W Hotels Worldwide expands its Latin American portfolio with the opening of W Punta de Mita in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit

    4. Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market opens its doors
    Hyatt Hotels has officially opened the Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market, marking the brand’s official entry into Canada

    5. Aloft Hotels unveils its voice-activated room technology
    Imagine asking a hotel room to turn up the air conditioning when it gets too hot or to turn on the lights before getting out of bed. Well, the future is here

    6. Four Seasons Hotels announces first Four Seasons in Vietnam
    Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, alongside Hotel Properties Limited (HPL) and ASB Development Limited, has announced that the renowned luxury resort – The Nam Hai Hoi An

    7. ‘Pretty in Pink’ – Trends at Decorex 2016
    Decorex International is the UK’s leading design show and the only one of its kind in the UK for the luxury interiors market

    8. Banyan Tree launches first ever project in Australia
    Last month, Banyan Tree Executive Chairman Ho Kwon Ping and Lord Mayor of Brisbane Graham Quirk officially launched the Banyan group’s first ever Banyan Tree project in Australia

    9. Soho House and Sydell Group reveal plans for The Ned
    London’s Soho House & Co and New York’s Sydell Group will join forces to create The Ned – a hotel, club and collection of restaurants in the former Midland Bank building City of London

    10. AccorHotels reveals 2016 openings, future projects in Asia Pacific
    Last year AccorHotels opened more than 70 hotels across Asia Pacific, meaning the group launched at least one new hotel per week in the region

    Daniel Fountain / 02.09.2016

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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