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VIP arrivals: Hottest hotel openings in May 2021

VIP arrivals: Hottest hotel openings in May 2021 From brand debuts to a boutique bombshells and local gems, here’s your ultimate guide on the hottest hotel openings to expect in May 2021. Editor Hamish Kilburn explores… While unrestricted travel the way we knew it may be somewhat of a hazy dream at the moment, it has not stopped brands and…

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VIP arrivals: Hottest April hotel openings

VIP arrivals: Hottest April hotel openings The industry is gearing up for a summer of hospitality, is the feeling the editorial desk at Hotel Designs has as it selects the most exciting hotel openings expected in April 2021. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes… Blink and you will miss it! With vaccine updates, hotel re-opening strategies being across social media and conversations…

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VIP arrivals: Hottest March hotel openings

VIP arrivals: Hottest March hotel openings Back by popular demand after publishing our two-part series on hotel openings in 2021, Hotel Designs is serving up the hottest, most spectacular March hotel openings. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes… Despite uncertainty around travel in the near-distant future, Hotel Designs’ editorial team has detected optimism on the international hotel design scene. And with this positivity comes…

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VIP arrivals: Hottest hotel openings in February 2021

VIP arrivals: Hottest hotel openings in February 2021 Hot off the heels of our two-part series on hotel openings in 2021, Hotel Designs is serving up the hottest, most spectacular hotel openings to expect in February. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes… For many of us, the idea of checking into a hotel in February 2021 is an unrealistic expectation. The UK…

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VIP Arrivals: hotels opening in April 2020

VIP Arrivals: hotels opening in April 2020 Despite COVID-19 putting the brakes on hotel development activity, Hotel Designs’ Hamish Kilburn wants to still celebrate the hotels that were originally planned to open in April so that we have something to look forward once the crisis is over… It was all going so well. Only last month I wrote that 2020…

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VIP ARRIVALS: hotels opening in March 2020

VIP ARRIVALS: hotels opening in March 2020 With the aim to cut through the noise in a contemporary tone, Hotel Designs has the scoop on which statement and game-changing hotels are opening in March, 2020… So far, 2020 is shaping up to be a year of expansion for many hotel brands, such as Hotel Indigo, Le Meridian, Radisson Hotels, Hoxton and…

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VIP ARRIVALS: Top hotels to open in February 2020

VIP ARRIVALS: Top hotels to open in February 2020 With the aim to cut through the noise in a contemporary tone, Hotel Designs has the scoop on which statement and game-changing hotels are expected to open in February, 2020… The hotel industry never ceases to amaze with its ability to break through hard barriers to take design, architecture and creativity…

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Weekly briefing: insane hotel concepts, sustainability answers & Ace arrivals

Weekly briefing: insane hotel concepts, sustainability answers & Ace arrivals Good afternoon and welcome to this Friday’s briefing, with me, editor Hamish Kilburn. In this round-up we take a look at the hottest hotel design stories that have been published over the last five days… It hasn’t been the easiest of starts to the year – today the UK hospitality…

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Weekly briefing: international hotel arrivals – we have ‘lift-off’!

Weekly briefing: international hotel arrivals – we have ‘lift-off’! Editor Hamish Kilburn here to deliver your first weekly briefing of the year, featuring all the hottest hotel stories of the week. This round-up includes a look at this year’s VIP international arrivals, a rather ‘dandy’ hotel review and even a pre-flight check into what a hotel in space will look…

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Weekly briefing: Hotel openings, Australian arrival & tile trends

Weekly briefing: Hotel openings, Australian arrival & tile trends Editor Hamish Kilburn here dropping in to serve you your weekly briefing, which today includes news from Kimpton Hotels, YOTEL and Four Seasons as well as a detailed look at the hottest hotel openings anticipated for May and more… While this week’s news has been hot on our agenda, I have…

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Weekly briefing: Wellness takes over, architecture trends & new podcast incoming!

Weekly briefing: Wellness takes over, architecture trends & new podcast incoming! Editor Hamish Kilburn here with your weekly briefing. It’s been another busy week on the editorial desk and there’s a a lot to get through – so let’s get started, shall we? Following last week’s story of February VIP Arrivals, in the last few days we’ve heard from a…

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Weekly briefing: Tech talk, art escapes & beyond the surface of trends

Weekly briefing: Tech talk, art escapes & beyond the surface of trends ‘Ey-up’, Hamish Kilburn here to deliver your weekly briefing. Over the last couple of days, we have showered our readers with exclusives, the latest news and insightful features. For those of you on-the-go, here are this week’s hottest stories in one easy-to-consume story… If you only read one…

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Hottest hotel openings arriving in 2021 (Q3 & Q4)

Hottest hotel openings arriving in 2021 (Q3 & Q4) Dubbed ‘The Hot List’ by our readers, we start every year as mean to go on; with a positive mindset to get ahead of the curve to reveal what we believe will be the hottest hotel openings of 2021. Following on from part one, which was published last week, here are…

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Hottest hotel openings anticipated for 2021 (Q1 & Q2)

Hottest hotel openings anticipated for 2021 (Q1 & Q2) Concussed from 2020, Hotel Designs is kicking off the year with positivity; shining its editorial spotlight on the hotel openings that will take hospitality worldwide to new heights. In our first of two series we take a look at Q1 & Q2’s VIP arrivals. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes… Despite the pandemic,…

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Minor Hotels to open Saudi property – Anantara Jeddah

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 155 hotels and resorts in 23 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, has announced the debut of its luxury Anantara brand in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Scheduled to open in 2019, Anantara Jeddah Resort will be located on the…

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W Rome on track for Q3 opening

W Rome on track for Q3 opening For many hotel projects, the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in unavoidable delays. Not for the W Rome, which we first heard about in 2017 and is impressively on track to open as the W Hotels brand’s debut property in Italy in Q3 this year. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes… 2021 is proving to be…

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Fameed Khalique: “I have no formal training in design”

Fameed Khalique: “I have no formal training in design” From luxury leathers to experimental luxury surfaces, Fameed Khalique’s career path is anything but conventional. To understand more about Khalique’s journey in surface design, Editor Hamish Kilburn catches up with him from his London-based studio… He was described by the Financial Times as “the go-to supplier of exotic and experimental surfaces…

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In pictures: Inside Six Senses Botanique, Brazil

In pictures: Inside Six Senses Botanique, Brazil The latest hotel to open in the Six Senses portfolio lies at the confluence of three river valleys in the heart of the Mantiqueira Mountains in Brazil. Hotel Designs takes a sneaky look inside…  Bookmarked by our editorial team as one of 2021’s hottest hotel openings, Six Senses Botanique, Brazil, which has been…

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5 minutes with: Interior designer Saar Zafrir

5 minutes with: Interior designer Saar Zafrir Amsterdam-based interior designer Saar Zafrir joins editor Hamish Kilburn to discuss his latest project to redesign The ReMIX Hotel in paris as well as his wider mission to ’boutique-ify’ large corporate hotels… 2012 was a pivotal year for Saar Zafrir, who changed lanes from a 12-year career in finance to take a year…

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5 minutes with: The hotel designers behind Ostuni’s new boutique jewel

5 minutes with: The hotel designers behind Ostuni’s new boutique jewel Pascale Lauber & Ulrike Bauschke, owners and hotel designers of Paragon 700 Boutique Hotel & Spa, have not had the smoothest ride to open their labour of love. Hotel Designs’ Hamish Kilburn catches up with the duo as they prepare to welcome the world to their dream boutique hotel……

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IN PICTURES: W Ibiza sheltering some serious summer vibes

IN PICTURES: W Ibiza sheltering some serious summer vibes New images have been released of the recently opened W Ibiza, which was designed by Tel Aviv design and architecture studio BARANOWITZ + KRONENBERG. The result: a very different approach to W on an island full of soul…  The opening of W Ibiza, following months of teasing, has been one of…

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Hotels that are self-isolating in style (part 2)

Hotels that are self-isolating in style (part 2) While the entire world continues to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hotel Designs is turning up the temperature on the editorial desk. Part two in the series ‘Hotels that are self-isolating in style’ takes editor Hamish Kilburn on a journey of discovery without his feet even leaving the ground…  The…

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Radisson Blu debuts in Vietnam

The 514-key hotel, Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc, opens as the brand’s first Vietnamese property and heralds a new era for the Radisson Hotel Group… Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc, a 514-room property overlooking the northern stretch of Vietnam’s most compelling beach, Bai Dai, has opened as part of an unprecedented integrated resort on the nation’s biggest island. The resort’s design sets…

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Steigenberger Hotel Riverside Bangkok scheduled to open in 2019

Deutsche Hospitality has signed an agreement for its first hotel in Thailand. The five-star Steigenberger Hotel Riverside will open in the capital city of Bangkok in 2019. It will offer 259 rooms, including deluxe rooms, suites, superior suites, honeymoon suites and a Presidential Suite. Its conference and banqueting facilities will extend over an area of 900-square-metres. The hotel’s gastronomic concept…

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