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20 new resorts slated to open in The Maldives in 2019

HD 20 new resorts slated to open in The Maldives in 2019 Top Hotel Projects has announced that the region will see a large increase in developments this year as demand for luxury in the Maldives continues to grow… The President of The Maldives has announced that the tropical region made up of 26 ring-shaped atolls will welcome 20 new…

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Part 7: Silence is golden

To be woken in a five star hotel at an ungodly hour in the morning is unacceptable. When an hotel hasn’t the wit to organise its bottle recycling collection at a time after breakfast one wonders whether the management has any idea of how quiet their

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Hotel Designs celebrates record-breaking success at this year’s Hotel Summit 2018

This year’s 20th anniversary of Hotel Summit becomes the most successful event to date in Hotel Designs history… More than 60 hotel general managers and more than 30 supplier partners attended the 20th anniversary of Hotel Summit, making it the most successful event to date. Hoteliers and suppliers gathered at the Radisson Blu Stansted on Monday June 4 for the…

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Sleep 2017 Live: Five reasons to visit this year…

Sleep opens its doors for two days of hotel design business this morning – don’t forget that you can register here for fast track entry and pick up your badge on arrival – and here are five key reasons to be here this year… Keep up with a fast-changing market Sleep is globally acknowledged for ideas, installations and experiences that tap…

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Hotel Group Spotlight: Radisson Blu

Unique architecture and interiors, combined with a rich history and heritage, form the foundations of these eight hotels within the upscale Radisson Blu collection, which are located in some of Europe’s most popular, dynamic and stylish cities. These include Radisson Blu Strand Hotel, Stockholm; Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen; Radisson Blu Old Mill Hotel, Belgrade; Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam; Radisson…

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Opinion: HBAA – ‘Brexit is having impact on hospitality industry’

Just over half (52 per cent) of hotels, conference venues and booking agencies say that Brexit has had a noticeable impact on their businesses, with 7 per cent saying that it has had a major effect. These are among the key findings of a survey of Hospitality Booking Agents Association (HBAA) members in the run up to the first anniversary…

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prizeotel Munich Airport to open in 2019

The expansion of prizeotel continues through the joint venture with The Rezidor Hotel Group. The group is proud to announce a new prizeotel near the Munich Airport in the Hallbergmoos municipality. prizeotel Munich Airport will open in early 2019. Karim Rashid, the renowned New York based designer and the brand curator, will once again showcase his ‘designocrasy’ at the new…

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Park Inn by Radisson opens its fourth hotel in South Africa – in Polokwane

Park Inn by Radisson, the colourful and dynamic mid-market brand, has announced the opening of its first property in Polokwane. The Park Inn by Radisson Polokwane is the ninth hotel in South Africa by The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. Located in Limpopo, the country’s northernmost province, the hotel’s proximity to the…

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Radisson RED to open in Krakow, Poland

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world and a member of international Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of the first Radisson RED in the Central Europe, notably in Krakow. Radisson RED is Carlson Rezidor’s new lifestyle select brand that is inspired by the growing customer need for new…

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Radisson RED comes to Tbilisi, Georgia

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel groups worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of the first Radisson Red in Georgia. The new build city-centre stand-alone hotel will be located in the heart of the city on Chavchavadze Street. The Radisson Red Chavchavadze, Tbilisi is expected to…

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Second Radisson Blu resort for Trysil, Norway

This December, The Park Inn by Radisson Trysil Mountain Resort will be rebranded to Radisson Blu Mountain Resort & Residences. With a bigger outdoor arena and new concepts like Super Breakfast and Experience Meetings, Europe’s leading upper-upscale hotel brand is set to enhance the guest experience. “Our aim is to give our guests the best possible hotel experiences and with…

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Radisson Blu opens its first resort and spa in Chile

Radisson Blu recently opened its first location in Chile. The opening of the Radisson Blu Santiago La Dehesa follows Radisson Blu Sao Paulo and Radisson Blu Belo Horizonte, Savassi in Brazil, which opened earlier this year. Formerly the Radisson Santiago La Dehesa, the hotel recently completely an extensive renovation and enhanced service training to become Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s upper-upscale…

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Radisson Blu opens first resort and spa in Karjat, India

Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Karjat, located in the sub district of Raigad, is now open. Situated in the natural surroundings of verdant greenery and awe-inspiring landscapes of the nearby hills, Karjat is a popular weekend destination for regional tourism and international travellers. The 102-room, new build, Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Karjat is a convenient two-hour drive from Mumbai…

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Radisson Blu opens upper upscale property in Armenia

Radisson Blu has opened their first upper upscale international hotel in Armenia’s capital city, Yerevan. Overlooking the famed Mount Ararat, within walking distance of the embassy district and only a short drive from the charming streets and local producers in the city centre, the location of the newly furbished 142-room hotel couldn’t be better. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Area Vice-President,…

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World’s first Radisson RED Hotel opens in Brussels, Belgium

Rezidor announced this week the opening of the world’s very first Radisson RED hotel in Brussels, Belgium. Radisson RED is a new hotel philosophy and lifestyle brand that aims to reflect the millennial mindset. Inspired by art, music and fashion, the brand incorporates bold design and breaks the traditional model of hotels. Radisson RED recognises that today’s guests seek a…

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Radisson Blu, Leeds

The Carlson Rezidor hotel group, over the last decade or so, has been steadily building up and expanding its portfolio across the globe with strategic purchases and a prudent selection of locations – think Radisson Blu’s planned and continuing expansion in Africa. With nearly 1,500 hotels and 170,000 rooms, its progress has been successful despite being a relative ‘David’ to…

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A Guide to Hotel Design Pt 7: Silence is Golden

To be woken in a five star hotel at an ungodly hour in the morning is unacceptable. When an hotel hasn’t the wit to organise its bottle recycling collection at a time after breakfast one wonders whether the management has any idea of how quiet their bedrooms might be. Indeed why does the building design dictate the bottle bank is…

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Guide To Hotel Design

This is a series guiding you through what a hotel designer is, the different sorts of designers, and how to manage the design process. It will include sections on the different areas of the hotel and suggest criteria for their design. Articles will be illustrated with the authors photographs and video. Part 1: Are You Sitting Comfortably? A Guide to Hotel Design…

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill opens in Kenya

Radisson Blu has announced its latest opening in Nairobi – a sophisticated retreat in Upper Hill, the upcoming business district within the commercial capital of East Africa.“The hotel is a modern salute to Radisson Blu’s design heritage and innovative spirit, and Kenya’s vibrant culture. Our global travellers can continue to expect the very best of Radisson Blu stylish, sophisticated and…

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Radisson Red Hotel Glasgow to open in 2017

Carlson Rezidor are delighted to announce the signing of Europe’s first new-build Radisson Red hotel.Due to open in 2017, the Radisson Red Hotel Glasgow will feature 176 rooms, a stylish “Redeli” restaurant and a “Oui” bar; a gallery; more than 100sqm of meeting space and a gym. “Following the recent Carlson Rezidor signings of Radisson Red hotels in Asia (Shenyang…

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Two new Radisson Blu resorts for Mauritius

Radisson Blu has announced the opening of two beach resorts in Mauritius: the Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa, Mauritius and the Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa, Mauritius. Operated by The Rezidor Hotel Group, the two resorts are situated on the north-eastern coast of Mauritius, one of the most attractive resort destinations in the Indian Ocean. Set on…

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Water Workshop 2.0: Water stewardship in the hospitality sector

Protecting water and promoting sustainability is now a major global concern and it is essential that the hospitality industry works together on water stewardship. In light of this, GROHE is delighted to have teamed up with the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group to organise a series of water workshops with influential leaders and suppliers of the hospitality sector. Launched in 2014,…

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The European Hotel Design Awards Announces its 2014 Winners

The European Hotel Design Awards, which celebrate exceptional hotel design and architecture and honour the work of industry-leading architects, designers and hotel operators, has revealed its roll call of winners and commended projects. Announced on Wednesday night (26th November) at a dinner and ceremony attended by over 800 guests from across Europe, they are:Architecture – Adaptive Re-use Fontevraud L’Hôtel, France…

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Radisson Blu Hotel opens at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport

Carlson Rezidor, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups and the leading international hotel operator in Russia/CIS & Baltics, announces the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport in Russia’s capital. This is Carlson Rezidor’s seventh hotel in operation in Big Moscow and second in the Sheremetyevo International Airport. The new property on 391 rooms is…

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European Hotel Design Awards 2014 Open for Entries

The European Hotel Design Awards 2014 is now open for entries. Internationally acclaimed as the leading pan-European competition to focus on excellence in hotel architecture and design, the Awards are organised by Sleeper magazine and attract the hospitality industry’s brightest stars competing in a variety of categories. The winning tastemakers will be revealed during a dinner and ceremony at the…

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Latvian bespoke furniture producers sail in search of new UK-based partners

With forests covering more than 50% of the country’s territory, it is hardly surprising that furniture manufacturing and design is one of the oldest and most traditional crafts in the Baltic country. In the most recent years, most of Latvian furniture exports have gone to Denmark (around 12%), but it appears that UK (around 7%) is stepping on the toes…

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Hotel Sector Set to Create 320,000 New Jobs in Africa

Research undertaken by W Hospitality Group, the award-winning consultancy and one of the founding members of Hotel Partners Africa (HPA), reveals that employment in the hotel sector in Africa is set to grow substantially in the coming years. It estimates 136,000 new jobs will be created in 2014, 87,000 in 2015, 70,000 in 2016 and 27,000 thereafter based on current…

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Steigenberger Park-Hotel, Dusseldorf (Patrick Goff)

It stands almost as a symbolic icon of the recovery of Germany from past disasters. Top floors burned out, requisition by occupation forces, rebuilt and now refurbished as an exemplar of luxury, the Park-Hotel Dusseldorf is massively reassuring. In a world where provincial concepts of luxury are frequently debased versions of the real thing, where local frequently means second rate…

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Exploitation vs. Conservation: African Wildlife Tourism in Crisis?

A correspondent this morning from the Kruger in South Africa told me that 10 rhinos had been killed by poachers in her area since the start of the new year. Last year a thousand rhinos were killed, and the web was vitriolic in its condemnation of smug rich hunters posing with the rifles and dead beasts they were adding to…

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Steigenberger finds their Prince

When I was in Hamburg to create the Review of Accor’s Sofitel the adjacent Steigenberger was pointed out to me as belonging to the brand that was the leading German five star hotel group. It was described as an old fashioned Sleeping Beauty waiting awakening. Steigenberger found their prince in Puneet Chhatwal, one of Kurt Ritter’s so successful team who…

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Arne Jacobsen and Room 606

There are not many hotels where the furniture and lighting features in the national design museum. The Kunstindustriemuseet (Museum of Decorative Arts) in Copenhagen acknowledges the startling effect the building and its contents had on all aspects of Danish design in the late 1950’s. Many interior designers dream of designing everything in an hotel, few are successful in carrying it…

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Latest Research Reveals Promising Future for Africa Despite Challenges

Latest analysis by STR Global, leading provider of data on the hotel industry, reveals that despite high levels of inflation and political uncertainty, Africa is proving that it is a growing tourist and business destination as hotels in a number of key markets are reporting performance increases for year-to-date (YTD) June 2013.However, a big barrier for Africa tourism is the…

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£10m refurbishment project underway at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport

Work has begun to radically transform the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport as part of a £10m investment programme – by far the largest current hotel investment programme in the North of England. The iconic hotel, which originally opened in 1998, will be fully refurbished over three phases, with the first phase and the largest, already well underway. The large-scale…

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Sleep Awakes! European Hotel Design Awards 2013 Announced

The internationally acclaimed European Hotel Design Awards is now open for entries. Currently in its 16th year, the scheme is widely acknowledged as the leading pan-European awards to focus on excellence in hotel architecture and design. The Awards are part of Sleep, which is the stand-out event for the hotel design industry, comprising 2 days packed with a hotel design…

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Hotel Pipeline Growth in Africa Accelerates

Research by W Hospitality Group, one of the founding members of Hotel Partners Africa (HPA), reveals that the number of planned new hotel rooms in the Hotel Development Pipeline in Africa has increased by 16 per cent on last year, which was 12 per cent up on 2011. This is based on a sample of 29 international hotel chains, with…

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The Radisson Blu Hotel Glasgow is under new ownership

The Rezidor Hotel Group, member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, confirms the Azure Property Group as the new owners of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow. The purchase by the Azure Property group further cements the 5-star hotel’s position as one of the city’s leading and most established hotels.“We are delighted to be extending a long-standing working relationship between Rezidor…

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“Hotel Future” – Set to Revolutionise Vocational Training

Enthusiastically received by Government and supported by the biggest names in the hospitality industry, Hotel Future, to open in Oldham in 2015, will be the first Luxury Hotel in the world to double as a recognised training centre. Students in the hotel, drawn from all over the UK, will seek a range of qualifications from apprenticeships and BTEC to University…

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New for 2012 The European Hotel Design Conference is launched!

The European Hotel Design Conference (EHDC) is the new name for the conference which runs alongside the well-established Sleep Event exhibition. The two-day conference will provide hotel project team leaders with a unique opportunity to gather information, network and discuss the issues connected to the design, operation and development of hotels.Now in its eighth year, the EHDC has grown to…

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Hotel Development Focus On Africa 37,000 New Hotel Rooms Planned

Africa now ranks among the fastest growing economic regions in the world, according to a recent report (June 2011) by the McKinsey Global Institute. The hotel sector reflects this exciting trend with established and international brands and developers entering the marketplace and developing their opportunities with long term growth prospects, including: Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International and The Rezidor Hotel Group.…

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AMS Group Appointments David Smurthwaite as Head of Sales

AMS Group is pleased to announce the appointment of David Smurthwaite as Head of Sales, further strengthening their Hotel & Leisure Division.With over 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, David is looking forward to building on the success AMS has enjoyed with their existing clients, which has seen them provide volume bespoke case goods for the likes of Premier…

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Ian Rydin appointed as General Manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group – one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups – has appointed Ian Rydin as the General Manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport.Ian, who is Swedish, has a solid background in the hospitality industry, spanning almost 30 years. Having started his managerial career in 1993 at Stoten Ski Resort in Sweden,…

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PAI Group – Radisson Hotel, Cardiff

Offering metropolitan views, modern designs and a first-class service, Cardiff’s Radisson Blu is the tallest hotel within the city. Part of the internationally-recognised Rezidor Hotel Group, the 21-storey building boasts 215 guest rooms, along with six spacious meeting areas and function rooms, suitable for both corporate events and special occasions.Project Brief Working closely with M&E Consultants Hoare Lea, Vaughan Sound…

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Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport

Bowmer & Kirkland has just completed a project for the Manchester Airport Group Plc to create one of the UK’s greenest commercial hotel developments.Project value: £14.9m Client: Manchester Airport Group Plc Location: East Midlands Airport, Nottingham Objectives To deliver one of the UK’s greenest commercial hotel developments – in line with East Midland Airport’s commitment to be carbon neutral by…

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The Missoni family hosts the Grand Opening of Hotel Missoni Kuwait

This month saw three generations of the Missoni family join a host of International guests and media for the launch of Hotel Missoni Kuwait. Rosita Missoni, Angela Missoni and Teresa Missoni were all in Kuwait to support the latest Hotel Missoni launch and to host a decadent Grand Opening event.Kuwait is the second hotel location for the Hotel Missoni brand…

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Carlson Achieves Major Milestones during First Year of Ambition 2015 Growth Strategy

Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, has reported a 12 percent increase of its system-wide sales in 2010 to USD 6.5 billion for its global hotel business. This announcement was made at the company’s global hotel business conference in Washington, D.C.“This strong sales performance is one of several key milestones that Carlson Hotels achieved in the first…

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Miniview: City Park Residences, Poznan, Poland

Each time I go to Poznan I stay in a different place. The first time, a few years ago, I was driving and stopped in a B&B on the outskirts of what is reputedly Poland’s equivalent to Birmingham.I’ve been a couple of times since, to speak to designers and hoteliers about hotel design at the Poznan Hotel Invest fair. I…

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HotelDesigns DesignClub membership as a Christmas Gift

As HotelDesigns enters its tenth year online it continues to build its archives and useful information for designers. In the last ten years there have been visits to over 200 hotels with still and video cameras in hand, to show the influence of the specialist hotel design profession on hospitality.We add breaking news to the area that is not available…

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Radisson Blu, Frankfurt (Patrick Goff)

I have just featured two hotels (Cube and Ongava) where the guests’ needs, in terms of why they are at those locations, has driven the form of the hotel. In the case of Cube the operator has intelligently analysed a European market and completely reworked the form of the hotel to meet the function demanded of the building by the…

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Premier Inn Burgess Hill sets new standards

Opening in November, the team from Whitbread regard Premier Inn Burgess Hill as a working prototype of the new iteration of a reduced carbon hotel. It was apparent as the conversations developed during the morning that this wasn’t just about the build, but marked part of a shift in the company culture. Not just the buildings are under scrutiny but…

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Hotel Development: Radisson Blu Hotel in East Midlands

The Rezidor Hotel Group has announced the new development of the Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport. The new build property featuring 216 guest rooms is scheduled to open its doors in Q1 2012.“After the Radisson Blu and Park Inn hotels in Manchester, London Stansted, London Heathrow and Edinburgh, this project is our 5th airport hotel in the UK. We…

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Plans for onsite hotel at Bristol Airport approved

Pedersen Hotels plan a new hotel for Bristol airport as part of a £150 million redevelopment programme. North Somerset council have agreed to the proposition. The hotel will be 250 bedrooms, scheduled to open in the winter of 2012. It will be a four-storey building with facilities including a bar, restaurant and meeting rooms.Pederson hotels like Rezidor known that hotels…

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Park Inn by Radisson opens in Aberdeen city centre

The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened its 101st Park Inn hotel and the 27th Park Inn in the UK – the 185-room Park Inn Aberdeen. Additional facilities at the new-build hotel include eight meeting rooms, a fitness room and a signature RBG restaurant. The hotel also offers complimentary wireless internet access throughout, to both residents and non-residents alike.Located in the…

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Hotel Development: Radisson Blu Resort, Andermatt / Switzerland

The Rezidor Hotel Group has announced their 8th property in Switzerland: The Radisson Blu Resort, Andermatt featuring 240 rooms is scheduled to open its doors in 2013. It will be part of the project “Andermatt Swiss Alps”, a master development overseen by Orascom Development Holding AG and including six new hotels in the 4- and 5-star sector, some 490 apartments…

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Miniview: Apollo Hotel Bratislava

Noel Cowards ‘Brief Encounter’ was set on a railway platform in which a couple waiting for different trains fall for one another. Returning to Bratislava after a six year absence rekindles affections in another brief encounter. We left Kitzbühel to drive the 300 miles to Bratislava on a morning with glorious sunshine, in sharp contrast to the Austrian monsoon we…

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Hotel Apollo, Bratislava (Patrick Goff)

Noel Coward’s ‘Brief Encounter’ was set on a railway platform in which a couple waiting for different trains fall for one another. Returning to Bratislava after a six year absence rekindles affections in another brief encounter. We left Kitzbühel to drive the 300 miles to Bratislava on a morning with glorious sunshine, in sharp contrast to the Austrian monsoon we…

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Importance of Polish Market emphasised by Hilton

For the last four years it seems HotelDesigns has been tipping Poland to be the hot spot for hotel development in Europe. Polish hotel contract suppliers have told us they believe that Poland is still 50% ‘underhoteled’. Rezidor identified Poland as a prime target for Radisson Blu and Park Inn,Starwood have been developing Polish Westin,Sheraton and W, whilst the announcement…

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Hotel Missoni to open in Kuwait

Scheduled to open in September 2010, Hotel Missoni Kuwait is the second property to be launched by the new hotel brand by Rezidor.Combining the style of the fashion interiors house, with the expertise of the Rezidor Hotel Group, Hotel Missoni will be a luxury lifestyle hotel. Designed to give guests a taste of the Missoni way of life, Hotel Missoni…

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Park Inn changes its name

The Rezidor Hotel Group has announced a new name for their mid market brand Park Inn, to change to Park Inn by Radisson.The hotel group said Park Inn has been developed as a fresh and dynamic mid market winner – bringing colour to life and priding itself on mastering the essentials better than the competition. In 2009, Park Inn won…

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AMS partners with the Charnwood Group

AMS Group has been awarded the contract to manufacture and install 127 bedrooms for the new build Hampton by Hilton at Wales 1, Newport, UK for the Charnwood Property Group. The development, which will be the first hotel for the commercial property group, is situated in the prime location just off junction 23A of the M4. AMS will provide bedroom…

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HotelDesigns examines environmental bathroom design

It is inevitable. Green design is the way of the future and more customers are demanding that their purchases have a lesser impact on the environment than ever before. Not only this, but regulations are being put in place to make sure that hotels are built and operated sustainably.Recently in the revised UK building guidelines new rules were added to…

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Solution Builders supplies Park Inn Southend

An iconic Southend building, formerly called The Palace Hotel whose history extends back to 1904 and was used as a hospital during the First World War, has been converted to the new Park Inn Palace Hotel.Overlooking the mouth of the River Thames in the heart of the city’s tourist area, this hotel provides excellent modern amenities and welcomes both leisure…

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Radisson Blu opens in Milan

The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened the Radisson Blu Hotel, Milan in Italy.Formerly known as the Chedi Milan, this contemporary and stylish hotel is situated in Milan’s Bovisa district and has been designed by Jaya Ibrahim who has created a blend of Italian sophistication and Indonesian elegance. Understated elegance characterises the hotel’s 250 guest rooms and suites with a spacious…

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Carlson launch redesigned US Radisson bedrooms

Carlson Hotels has recently revealed that it is to launch a new global growth standards strategy, introducing consistency across its brands around the world, mainly in the US.Although recently announced, this strategy is not a new method for the hotel group. At the end of 2006, Carlson Hotels said that it was renovating Radisson hotels around the world in order…

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Park Inn Palace Hotel opens in Southend-on-Sea

The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened its 90th Park Inn hotel and the 26th Park Inn in the UK – the 137-room Park Inn Palace, Southend-on-Sea.Located on the Western Esplanade on the seafront of Southend-on-Sea in Essex, the hotel is housed within a conversion of the ‘Palace’ building. The hotel is in the tourist area overlooking the Thames Estuary and…

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Megaman helps Park Inn Heathrow hotel maintain its green credentials

Megaman’s GU10 and Spiral energy saving lamps are being used for a variety of applications in the four-star Park Inn Hotel Hotel at London’s Heathrow, part of The Rezidor Hotel Group. The use of Megaman lamps has enabled the Park Inn to maintain its energy saving ethos whilst retaining the aesthetics of the interior decor. After initial comparison trials of…

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Hotel Missoni, Edinburgh (Patrick Goff)

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 1 Busy. Pink. Two words sum up first impressions of Hotel Missoni. The style is indeed Missoni and the styling has been done by Rosita Missoni of the eponymous Italian fashion house. However, in hotel terms style is not content. Key to making disparate ingredients work in…

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