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Hotel Distil Louisville (Courtesy of Boxcar PR)

Autograph’s The Distil, Moxy Hotel to join Louisville hotel scene

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Two new, yet distinctly different hotels will open in 2019 in the historic and revitalised Whiskey Row neighbourhood of downtown Louisville as part of a new development planned by a staple of the Louisville hospitality industry.

Located on Main Street, the development will feature two Marriott International branded properties– Hotel Distil, a boutique hotel that will be part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection Hotels, and a Moxy Hotel, the enterprise’s spirited and fun design-driven brand with more than 15 hotels in North America, Europe and Asia. The project, developed by White Lodging, Poe Companies and REI Real Estate Services, is also due to contain multiple bars and restaurants. The hotels will be managed by White Lodging, their 12th and 13th hotels in the Louisville market.

Hotel Distil Louisville (Courtesy of Boxcar PR)

Courtesy of Boxcar PR

Hotel Distil, an independent hotel affiliated with Autograph Collection Hotels, taps into the street’s rich bourbon history. The 205-room property joins the diverse and dynamic portfolio of more than 100 Autograph Collection Hotels around the world – all independent, one-of-a-kind hotels that champion values of vision, design and craft. It will feature more than 7,500 square feet of elegant meeting space, a new energised restaurant concept and rooftop bar with direct access to the street. The Moxy Hotel will feature a street-level restaurant and bar along with an additional rooftop terrace and event space.

Hotel Distil Louisville (Courtesy of Boxcar PR)

Courtesy of Boxcar PR

The original façade that still stands from circa 1860s will be the front of the Distil Hotel and the signature restaurant. The façade and site are remnants of a rich and storied history that still has significance today, perfectly embodies Autograph Collection Hotels’ Exactly Like Nothing Else mantra. The site was the original location and barrel house for J.T.S. Brown and Sons, whose name is still above the doorway. John Thompson Street Brown was the half-brother of George Garvin Brown, whose partnership began the company that is known today as The Brown- Forman Corporation.

The planned development marks the debut for the experiential Moxy Hotel in Louisville, boldly reinventing the lifestyle hotel experience in the Derby City.

Moxy Louisville will be thoughtfully designed with the target audience in mind – engaging, smart and free-spirited. Opening in the city known for its famous horse races, foodie mentality and southern charm, Moxy Louisville will welcome guests with locally inspired contemporary design, industrial chic style and a playful social scene. Moxy Louisville’s 110 bedrooms will be cozy and tech savvy with plush platform beds, peg walls instead of closets for ultimate flexibility, motion sensor lighting, and all the right tech for in-room entertainment including 49-inch LED TVs, abundant power and USB outlets, along with furiously fast and free Wi-Fi for ultimate connectivity.

Threadneedles - YTL Hotels

YTL Hotels announces fifth UK property – Threadneedles

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YTL Hotels is pleased to announce its fifth property in United Kingdom with its latest acquisition of Threadneedles Hotel, their second Autograph Collection property in the United Kingdom.

Situated in the heart of the City of London, Threadneedles Hotel is surrounded by economic and financial powerhouses, and ideally placed between the cultural attractions of the West End and the fashionable eastern districts. Formerly the head offices of City and Midland Bank from the 1880s, the Grade-II listed Victorian building was immaculately restored to a luxury hotel in 2002 retaining many of its historic features. As one of London’s finest hotels, Threadneedles Hotel formed a powerful franchise affiliation with the Autograph Collection by Marriott International in 2013 and under YTL Hotels’ new ownership and the group’s decades long relationship with Marriott International; the hotel will continue to set the benchmark in best of class standards.

YTL Hotels is pleased to announce its fifth property in United Kingdom with its latest acquisition of Threadneedles Hotel, their second Autograph Collection property

Sharing YTL Hotels’ steadfast passion in respecting the cultural heritage of each hotel’s locale, the thoughtfulness of its design, its inherent craft and the curation of inspired experiences, the Autograph Collection by Marriott International features a handpicked selection of the world’s most unique boutique hotels that are beyond the commonplace. The acquisition of Threadneedles Hotel expands YTL Hotels’ stable of luxury properties under the Autograph Collection to a total of four with The Glasshouse in Edinburgh – United Kingdom, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, and Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia that will make its debut next month.

Dato’ Mark Yeoh, Executive Director of YTL Hotels said, “We are excited to secure yet another iconic Autograph Collection property in partnership with Marriott International to further expand our hospitality footprint within the United Kingdom. Our relationship with Marriott International has spanned over two decades through the ownership management and future development of ten properties across three major continents – Europe, Australia and Asia, and together we will continue to set new benchmarks for the hospitality industry for years to come.”

YTL Hotels is pleased to announce its fifth property in United Kingdom with its latest acquisition of Threadneedles Hotel, their second Autograph Collection property

Elegant and exclusive, Threadneedles Hotel embodies a seamless marriage of past and present. This Victorian banking hall has been beautifully re-imagined as a five-star boutique hotel, retaining its impressive period features such as its original 19th century stained glass dome – a dramatic pièce de résistance that sets the stage for business lunches, cocktails and afternoon tea, corniced ceilings and ornate wrought-iron window grilles.

The 74 beautifully appointed bedrooms and suites in Threadneedles Hotel combine contemporary style with the building’s banking heritage, providing a haven of calm from the frenetic pace of the capital.

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Williamsburg Lodge

Williamsburg Lodge joins Marriott’s Autograph Collection

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The Williamsburg Lodge, a four-star rated Forbes Travel Guide hotel and a member of the Historic Hotels of America collection, has announced that it has joined Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive portfolio of over 100 independent, one-of-a-kind hotels.

The vision behind Autograph Collection Hotels is to celebrate individuality and independence by creating an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent four and five star hotels. Each hotel is hand selected for its memorable guest experience, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details.

“We are thrilled to be joining Marriott International’s Autograph Collection Hotels portfolio,” said Florencio Ferrao, Colonial Williamsburg’s Vice President of Hospitality. “It’s a perfect fit that will allow the Williamsburg Lodge to refresh and retain its individual personality while offering more value to our guests through enhanced services and access to the worldwide Marriott Rewards network.”

Comprised of seven distinct buildings, the Williamsburg Lodge features include 323 attractively-appointed guestrooms with modern amenities and furnishings inspired by the collections of Colonial Williamsburg’s celebrated Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum; 45,000 square feet of meetings and banquet space including two large ballrooms, 28 meeting rooms and four outdoor function areas; two Southern-inspired food and beverage outlets, Sweet Tea & Barley and Traditions; and access to The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club’s award-winning three golf courses as well as The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg’s world-class services and facilities including a state-of-the-art fitness center, two outdoor pools and indoor lap pool.

Opened in 1939 to provide comfortable accommodations for travelers to the historic town, the Williamsburg Lodge is one of the first Colonial Williamsburg hotels constructed under the guidance of John D. Rockefeller Jr., the founder and first benefactor of the town’s restoration. From the original blue stone floors to the cypress accents and reproduction folk art, in every cozy nook and spacious expanse, the Lodge tells the story of its Virginia setting and the history of the town Rockefeller restored.

Majestic Kuala Lumpur joins YTL Collection

YTL Hotels debuts two Autograph Collection properties in Malaysia

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YTL Hotels is delighted to announce two Autograph Collection Hotels in Kuala Lumpur, an ensemble of exclusive independent hotels by Marriott International. 1 January 2017 markED the brand’s entry into Malaysia, creating a new chapter for The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur as the first Autograph Collection Hotel.

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur (above) is now established as part of Autograph Collection of iconic historic hotels where the allure of a city’s distinctive past meet all of today’s modern luxuries and stylish innovations.

The second Autograph Collection Hotel will be Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur which will make its debut in February 2017. The chic and stylish Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur draws inspiration from the history and heartbeat of its local neighbourhood.

YTL - Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur

YTL – Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur

As a member of Autograph Collection, it features a distinctive vibe and character with a different perspective on the local scene mixed with edge and adventure.

Dato’ Mark Yeoh, Executive Director of YTL Hotels said, “Our long-term partnership with Marriott International continues to grow steadily with our two Autograph Collection Hotels in Kuala Lumpur and across the continents that encompasses eight properties across Asia-Pacific and Europe”.

YTL Hotels has enjoyed almost two decades of a very successful long term relationship with Marriott International since 1995 through the ownership management and future development of eight properties: Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel, Brisbane Marriott Hotel, Melbourne Marriott Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur, JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, The Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui – Thailand and the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Niseko Village – Japan. In 2016, YTL Hotels acquired The Glasshouse Hotel, Autograph Collection in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, an award-winning 77-room luxury boutique hotel with a secret rooftop garden and was once Lady Glenorchy Church built in the mid-19th century.

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Autograph Collection - West Palm Beach

Concord Hospitality announces plans for Autograph Collection Hotel in West Palm Beach

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Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company has announced that it will open a new hotel under the Marriott Autograph Collection brand at the former City Hall site in West Palm Beach, Florida. The 200-room hotel is the cornerstone of a mixed-use project that has received Concept Plan approval from the City of West Palm Beach. It is slated to break ground in 2017.

Concord Hospitality has partnered with Marriott International on the development of new hotel brands for the last two decades.

In addition to the Autograph Collection Hotel, the three-acre redevelopment project will include 27,000 square feet of retail space; up to 7,000 square feet of restaurant and outdoor dining space; 255 multi-family units; and a public park. The site overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway and Palm Beach, with views of the Atlantic Ocean.

“While we have developed many hotels during the past 30 years, it is a special privilege to team with friends and respected colleagues from Marriott and Navarro Lowrey to bring the Autograph Collection vision to life in West Palm Beach,” said Mark Laport, co-founder, president and CEO of Concord Hospitality. “Concord is especially proud to play a role in a robust project that will no doubt have a huge impact on the entire area.”

The Marriott Autograph Collection is an upscale boutique hotel brand. Each hotel is handpicked for being intimately connected to its surroundings, with an ultimate goal of becoming part of the fabric of the local community.

“To have an Autograph Collection Hotel in West Palm Beach is very exciting,” said Frank Navarro of Navarro Lowery, Inc., the local master development team on the project. “This new hotel enriches our shared vision with Concord, to create irresistible places within vibrant communities, and we believe it will be very successful in Downtown West Palm Beach.”

Hotel Xenia

London’s Hotel Xenia joins Autograph Collection

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The Autograph Collection has welcomed a new boutique property to its collection. Hotel Xenia will be Autograph Collection’s third hotel in London, joining St Ermin’s and Threadneedles.

The first Autograph Collection property to grace West London, Hotel Xenia is an urban designed hotel located in a beautiful Victorian building on Cromwell Road in South Kensington. The 99 spacious guest rooms and suites offer some of the city’s largest living space and maintain a boutique charm through a combination of traditional comforts and contemporary touches, which complement the design ethos of Autograph Collection hotels.

Hotel Xenia

The crowning glory of the hotel is the Xenia Suite with its own private balcony and onyx stone Turkish bath, complete with stunning views over West London.

The Xenia Lounge is an atmospheric setting for morning coffee or evening drinks with handmade Bohemia wallpaper and designer pieces. As night falls, soft lighting and the sounds of the Grand Piano transform the space into a relaxed and sultry bar area.

Hotel Xenia

For further relaxation, guests can retreat to the Living Lounge, a cosy bolthole with an 84″ 3D Ultra HD TV, pool table, ping-pong table and a selection of board-games. The hotel is also home to a heated herb garden and humidor that houses a collection of Cuban cigars for guests to purchase.

John Licence, brand leader for Autograph Collection Hotels in Europe, comments: “We are delighted to welcome our third London hotel into the collection. As a hugely popular destination for both leisure and business travellers, we are really excited to have a presence in South Kensington. The portfolio continues to grow in Europe, and we believe that Hotel Xenia is a powerful addition as it truly embodies the philosophy of the collection, ensuring the brand’s offering continues to be exactly like nothing else.”

Autograph Hotels

Autograph Hotels opens four new one-of-a-kind properties

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Autograph Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive portfolio of independent hotels, is proud to welcome four one-of-a-kind properties to its global portfolio, in the Florida Keys, New Orleans, Michigan and The Netherlands.

Launched in 2010, Autograph Hotels is a pioneer in the independent hotel space and has grown both aggressively and selectively from less than five hotels in 2010 to over 95 hotels today – making it not only Marriott International’s fastest growing brand, but one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the industry.

“We are very pleased to welcome these four properties to our rapidly growing and diverse global portfolio,” said Julius Robinson, Vice President & Global Lead, Autograph Hotels. “Exactly like nothing else, each destination has been thoughtfully selected for its bold originality, rich character and uncommon details.”

The Collection’s latest additions include:

The Saint Hotel Key West, Autograph Collection (Key West, Florida)
Located on famous Duval Street just blocks from Mallory Square’s famed daily Key West Sunset Celebration, The Saint Hotel Key West, Autograph Collection provides the ultimate luxury destination to enjoy the island’s renowned festivals and water sport offerings. The one-of-a-kind, 36-room property, boasts a spontaneous, eccentric and edgy sophistication for even the most cultured traveler. Guests are met with the brand’s signature “Play Naughty, Sleep Saintly” atmosphere, infused with the laid-back lifestyle and Southern charm of Key West. The Saint Hotel Key West represents the rebirth of one of the oldest operating hotels in historic Key West, with every aspect of the property re-imagined, redesigned and re-appointed to the luxury brand standards The Saint Hotel is known for. Following a $22 million dollar purchase and transformation, the property formerly known as the Southern Cross Hotel, was re-christened The Saint Hotel Key West when it reopened in February 2015.

Autograph Collection - The Saint Hotel Key West, Autograph Collection (Key West, Florida)
Q&C Hotel and Bar, Autograph Collection (New Orleans, LA)

The 196-room Q&C Hotel and Bar is ideally located between the French Quarter and the Central Business District in close proximity to all the major tourist attractions.

The hotel is over 100 years old and located on the Historic Register. As the number 10 rated hotel and number five rated Bar in the City. Following a complete renovation in 2014, the hotel now boasts brand new luxurious modern rooms with Wi-Fi, 47-inch flat screen TVs with tele-adapt wireless capability, fitness center, convenient parking and pet friendly amenities. The lobby has the warmth of a living room and embraces the entire hotel’s unique historic charm. Every dish served at Q&C Hotel and Bar is locally inspired and freshly prepared in the hotel’s open kitchen. Guests can savor a Cajun inspired Q&C Supreme stone-fired pizza and specialty cocktails. The staff is committed to the timeless spirit of hospitality. Like its guests, the staff consists of gastro nerds, music fans, and culture junkies devoted to ensuring everyone has a chance to discover all the wonderful experiences New Orleans has to offer.

Autograph Collection - Q&C Hotel and Bar
Hotel Nassau Breda, Autograph Collection (Breda, The Netherlands)

In the heart of the vibrant city of Breda, the Hotel Nassau Breda, which opened on May 26, 2016, redefines the Breda hotel market. The hotel is the perfect combination of rich history and contemporary comfort and luxury. On one of the oldest streets in the city centre, Three Court Houses, a convent and a beautiful chapel have been converted into a hotel with 95 rooms, several meeting spaces and a fine dining restaurant. Hotel Nassau Breda has been created for travelers that want to experience the unexpected, that are looking for adventure while also expect traditional values of a luxury hotel. The hotel’s signature is “Nothing to Confess,” reminding guests that within the vast walls of the hotel, everyone can be a sinner. The restaurant serves excellent dishes centering on a “Mad for food” philosophy.
Autograph Collection - Hotel Nassau Breda

The Inn at Bay Harbor, Autograph Collection (Bay Harbor, Michigan)
The stately Inn at Bay Harbor is situated on the shore of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay, where broad vistas form the background for some of the world’s most spectacular sunsets. Calming hues and nautically-inspired patterns, textures and art provide a relaxing state of mind while enjoying the comforts of the hotel’s 123 one-, two- and three-bedroom suites with full kitchens, living areas with Travertine stone fireplaces, marble baths, and breathtaking balcony views. The lobby – centered on a spectacular Schonbek chandelier with more than 34,000 gem-cut crystals and nearly 200 lights – has been modernized with a warm ambiance to settle in from a day’s travels. Deep blue wingback chairs, rich leathers, marble tabletops, decorative lighting and a cozy fireplace flanked with bookshelves of northern Michigan memorabilia encourages guests to linger. The Inn’s full-service spa and salon provides the ultimate in luxury and pampering with services that evoke rest and restoration. Lakeside dining at its finest is served up in the all-new Vintage Chophouse | Wine Bar where guests can indulge, unwind, and soak in refreshing lake breezes and famed ‘million dollar sunsets’ in this classic all-American steakhouse. The Inn’s Bay Harbor Golf Club, designed by Arthur Hills – often referred to as the Pebble Beach of the Midwest – is high on many golfers’ “must play” list.

Autograph Collection - The Inn at Bay Harbor

Baulmann Leuchten provides lighting for Boulevard Hotel Baku

Baulmann Leuchten contracted to manufacture lighting for Boulevard Hotel Baku

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Baulmann Leuchten were asked to collaborate on the manufacture of guestroom and public area lighting for the Boulevard Hotel Baku.

Located in the heart of Baku’s White City district, and set right on Baku Bay, the Boulevard Hotel, Baku has joined the collection of independent hotels under the Marriott Autograph Collection.

This stunning hotel offers 818 guest rooms, three restaurants and conference and event facilities, currently the largest in Azerbaijan. All the guestroom and public area lighting manufactured by Baulmann including, floor lights, wall lights and LED reading lights, as well as large public area lighting was conceived and designed by talented UK interior designers from Robert Angell Design International and MKV Design.
Boulevard Hotel Baku
Boulevard Hotel Baku
Each creation was then custom engineered to the meet the extremely high standards of quality of finish demanded by the clients, Marriott and the Autograph concept. Due to the speed in construction, delivery of all the lighting was time sensitive, and everyone involved was working to very strict schedules.

The lighting provided for this project was delivered on-time and on budget.

To contact Baulmann Leuchten visit baulmann.com or call +49 29338 47251

El Mangroove, Costa Rica

Autograph Hotels adds second Costa Rica hotel with El Mangroove

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Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s growing collection of independent hotels, is celebrating further expansion across the Caribbean and Latin America, and the brand’s second hotel in Costa Rica, with the addition of El Mangroove.

El Mangroove, located off the Gulf of Papagayo, is a sustainable boutique, lifestyle resort that boasts a modern design which incorporates Costa Rica’s natural beauty through wood and water elements along with bamboo, stone and natural furnishings that merge all indoor and outdoor spaces.

The hotel has 85 luxurious guest suites outfitted with every imaginable amenity, a pool stretching over 130 feet with sweeping views of the Gulf of Papagayo and a state of the art spa and fitness centre that includes outdoor “wild-fit” areas and multi-functional exercise decks.

In addition, its ample and exclusive meeting facilities are ideal for groups, with more than 3000 square feet of functional space, both indoors and outdoors.