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Curio Collection by Hilton opens in Canary Wharf

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The opening of Lincoln Plaza London is the newest addition to Curio Collection by Hilton, which joins a global portfolio of more than 60 upper upscale, one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts.

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Jack Speak – Lincoln Plaza London, Curio Collection by Hilton

Located for the curious traveller looking to explore the city, Lincoln Plaza London is a short distance from iconic landmarks such as the Tower of London, Big Ben, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and The O2. The hotel echoes the sleek architectural cues of Canary Wharf, drawing inspiration from the area’s rich industrial heritage.

In the lobby, guests are welcomed by polished concrete floors, a steel feature wall and steel-framed windows, allowing daylight to flood into the space. Its contemporary design is authentic to the surrounding area, where guests can visit the eclectic boutiques and enjoy the variety of entertainment around the hotel.

Reflective of London’s dynamic atmosphere, Lincoln Plaza London promises a comfortable and stylish stay for guests, in addition to being the venue of choice for locals to drink and dine in style. The hotel boasts an exceptional variety of dining outlets including a Pan-Indian restaurant from celebrated chef Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL.

Alternatively, the Food Store concept is a contemporary restaurant, bar and grocer where guests and locals can relax, dine and stock up on provisions.

“We are thrilled to bring Curio Collection by Hilton to London’s premier business district Canary Wharf, perfectly located for both business and leisure travellers, marking the arrival of the second Curio Collection property in London and increasing the Shiva Hotels’ portfolio to five Hilton-branded properties,” said Ashley Cole, general manager of Lincoln Plaza London “Whether guests want to visit us to explore the many unique attractions on our doorstep or to simply spend time enjoying our stylish hotel and incredible dining offering, we look forward to welcoming guests and can cater to all types of travellers.”

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Lincoln Plaza London, Curio Collection by Hilton

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Hilton lines up new Curio Collection resort in the Maldives

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Hilton will open a new boutique resort in the Maldives, following a franchise agreement with Singha Estate.

The new resort will join the Curio Collection by Hilton portfolio of nearly 50 upscale independent hotels around the world, and forms part of its ‘Crossroads’ project – a leisure and entertainment resort currently under development in Emboodhoo Lagoon, Maldives.

The new resort will be managed by S Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Singha Estate, and will open at the end of this year.

“Opening the first Curio Collection hotel in the Maldives is a very exciting milestone for us,” said Mark Nogal, global brand head of the Curio Collection by Hilton. “The Maldives is renowned for being a one-of-a-kind tropical paradise and we are confident that the resort will offer curious travellers seeking an authentic experience truly memorable accommodations.”

INDIVIDUALITY & THE HILTON ‘ENGINE’

The resort will boast 198 guest rooms, beach villas and overwater villas, as well as facilities such as a fitness centre and swimming pool. In addition to duty free shops and multiple restaurants, guests will also enjoy a beach club, watersports, a dive centre, a cultural centre and a kids club.

“As we continue to grow our portfolio across Asia, we are proud to introduce the Curio Collection by Hilton brand in one of the world’s most celebrated resort destinations,” added Guy Phillips, senior vice president, development, Asia & Australasia, for Hilton. “With this brand, our owners can benefit from the proven track record and quality of the Hilton engine, also known as the Hilton performance advantage, while staying true to the hotel’s individuality.”

Stylish transformation of The Trafalgar St. James

Stylish transformation of The Trafalgar St. James

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The Trafalgar St. James hotel launched with a star-studded event at the stunning new Rooftop restaurant in London this month. Working with hospitality giant Hilton on its first Curio Collection property in the UK, SHH Architecture and Interior Design led the multi-million pound renovation, turning the only hotel in London’s Trafalgar Square into a ‘sanctuary of style’ in the heart of the city.

London based SHH, one of Britain’s most prestigious architecture and interior design practices, boasting clients including Ascot, Wimbledon and Faberge, were entrusted with the project as lead architects. ‘We didn’t want it to feel like a mainstream chain hotel, because it’s not, so staying true to the independent ethos, as well as creating a distinctly London aesthetic, was key,’ says SHH Creative Director and Founder Neil Hogan on the concept behind the transformation.

Stylish transformation of The Trafalgar St. JamesThe Trafalgar St. James has 131 bedrooms including 15 suites. Each has been designed with Art Deco flourishes and references to the history of the building, which once housed the offices of the Cunard Steamship Company with news of the ill-fated Titanic breaking there. Tactile furnishings and bold colour choices have been used to create a sense of comfort, while art walls in the bedrooms pay tribute to London’s Trafalgar Square.

Design Detail – Carpet
The bespoke carpets are by Hotel Designs clients Brintons, a British carpet brand founded in 1783. The blue and white Axminster carpet design used in the bedrooms ties in with other items in the room, such as the red headboard, subtly representing the union jack. The corridor continued the deep blue palette and drew design inspiration for the star pattern from one of Lord Nelson medals: Trafalgar Square of course commemorating Nelson’s victory in the Battle of Trafalgar in the Napoleonic Wars.

Design Detail – Chandelier
A bespoke chandelier was created for the project working with British luxury lighting designers, CTO Lighting. Taking inspiration from the Array Opal range, the bespoke piece measures over 2.5 meters in length, and is the first thing that can be seen when entering the roof top bar from the lift.

Design Detail – Soft Furnishings
The ‘Napoleon’ feature scatter cushions in the guest rooms are from the Glasgow based textile designer Timorous Beasties. The luxurious crimson velvet and fun gold and black bee prints are representative of the hotel itself and match the British red and blue colour palette. 

Working with the existing building was a challenge as all the rooms had a different footprint or window type so there was a lot or coordination and joinery tweaks to undertake.

The brief for the ‘The Rooftop’ was to create a destination bar and dining space that worked all year round, therefore a retractable canopy, and heated space, was the solution to ensure Britain’s changeable weather didn’t interfere. “We created distinct indoor and outdoor zones to provide multiple uses including a private glasshouse for intimate events. The Rooftop is all about the stunning, uninterrupted views across Trafalgar Square and London skyline beyond so we worked to maximise these wherever you were on the Rooftop.”

Stylish transformation of The Trafalgar St. James
Working with a variety of international and homegrown design talent and manufacturers, Hogan and his team selected furnishings for The Trafalgar St. James that reflect its unique London heritage. An artfully curated blend of furniture, finishes, and light fixtures set the scene of The Trafalgar St. James giving the space an identity fit for its iconic location. “We wanted the space to be engaging and comfortable. The scheme is bold and inviting and the colours chosen are uniquely British. As a guest you’ll see a lot of deep blues with highlights of red and burgundy. The unique artwork was designed for the hotel to subtly remind guests of their iconic location.”

Stylish transformation of The Trafalgar St. JamesBritish craftsmanship in particular makes sense for such a quintessentially British hotel: Leading British and design manufacturers were specified by SHH including Brintons who delivered the bespoke carpets throughout the scheme; Peter Millard & Partners, tasked with creating the bespoke art work in the rooms; CTO Lighting who created a show-stopping bespoke drop chandelier upon entry to the Rooftop; textile designers Timorous Beasties’ crimson velvet cushions make statement accents in the bedrooms and Tom Dixon’s ‘London’ scented diffusers are used throughout the bedrooms.

Commenting on the re-launch design, Joanne Taylor-Stagg, General Manager of The Trafalgar St. James said: “It was paramount to us that the new look reflected the overall ethos of the hotel – we want guests to feel that every stay with us is a unique London experience. Working in close collaboration with the owners and SHH, we’re so happy with the results and the reaction from our first guests has been incredibly positive.”

Stylish transformation of The Trafalgar St. JamesThe Trafalgar St. James is tucked away on the south-west side of the world-famous Trafalgar Square, in the heart of the West End and amidst the hustle of bustle of St. James. This part of London has long been seen as more of a tourist destination but the hotel wants to put it back into the hearts of Londoners and bring a whole new level of excitement to the area.

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Hotel Saranac to reopen in 2017 as part of Curio Collection

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Hotel Saranac will reopen in late 2017 after a multi-million dollar restoration that infuses modern indulgences with untamed North Country spirit.

With its glorious ballroom, gorgeous public spaces, and landmark exterior burnished to a new glow, the Hotel Saranac will also boast amenities fresh as the Upstate air. Indigenous ingredients like pine, birch, and maple will infuse treatments at Ampersand Salon and Spa, a state-of-the-art sanctuary named for the majestic mountain nearby. The Hotel Saranac’s rustic-chic restaurant, is the Campfire Adirondack Grill + Bar.

Originally designed by Adirondacks architects Scopes and Feustmann, Hotel Saranac opened in 1927 as a beacon of elegance in serene Saranac Lake. Visitors from up and down the East Coast flocked to the hotel, drawn by its grand design, breathtaking scenery, and historic surroundings on downtown’s Main Street. A painstaking, thoughtful restoration has brought a modern spin to everything that made the Hotel Saranac a 20th-century icon.

Now part of the select Curio Collection by Hilton, a collection of unique hotels appealing to travelers seeking local discovery, the Hotel Saranac was bought in 2013 by New Hampshire-based Roedel Companies, a standard-setting owner-operator with deep family ties to Saranac Lake. Offering a comprehensive suite of hospitality services, Roedel Companies has taken a fully integrated approach with the restoration, including managing its development, construction, interior design and operations.

Roedel engaged Boston-based Korn Design to guide the overall vision and create a brand strategy for the re-launch of the iconic hotel. Governor of New York State Andrew Cuomo also played an instrumental role in bringing the hotel to life, awarding a $5 million (£3.8 million) redevelopment grant to Hotel Saranac.

The hotel – the sole survivor of 13 luxurious properties that dotted Saranac Lake in the 1920s – includes 82 reimagined guest rooms in its main building, and 20 more suites in Compass Point, an adjacent complex that will open in early 2018. Each Compass Point suite has been uniquely designed to match the architectural detailing of the building. These larger, more private sanctuaries are perfect for families, social groups and events.

Hotel Saranac’s legacy echoes throughout guestrooms, all reimagined with regional heritage in mind. RSJ Associates of Wilton, New Hampshire. spearheaded the interior design with the goal of giving the guestrooms a modern touch while still maintaining the feel of the ‘Great Gastby’ era of sophistication and elegance. Dark-wood architectural furniture, deep blue rugs, crisp white linens, and rich textures, in color palettes of deep reds and rich oranges, marry cherished history and polished modernity. Each guestroom features original, retro-inspired travel posters specially commissioned for the hotel, incorporating native symbols from the region.

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H Hotel Los Angeles, Curio Collection by Hilton opens

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Hilton has announced the opening of its newest hotel, the dual-branded Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles International Airport and H Hotel Los Angeles, Curio Collection by Hilton.

Located less than a mile from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the new hotel brings 290 rooms to the City of Angels, and provides a great new lodging option for the more than 40 million leisure and business travellers that come through what is considered one of the country’s busiest airports.

The property is the first hotel in Los Angeles for both brands, Homewood Suites’ fourth in Los Angeles County. The opening also adds to the growing number of multi-brand hotels Hilton currently has open or in the pipeline throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe and the Middle East.

The dual-brand concept creates larger and enhanced communal areas and amenities than what would be standard at a standalone property, benefiting both business and leisure travelers. The hotel has a mix of unique offerings – each catering to the needs of their respective guests – including two distinct 24-hour fitness centres, a shared outdoor pool. The hotel also offers 1,800 square feet of flexible meeting space.

H Hotel Los Angeles will provide high-end accommodations that currently do not exist at LAX Airport. Guests are greeted in the lobby by eight pieces of art that were specifically commissioned for the hotel, as well as guest room amenities not found elsewhere at the airport, including Nespresso machines, Temple Spa bath amenities, and Google Chromecast on every TV.

First Curio hotel opens in London - The Trafalgar St James

First Curio hotel opens in London – The Trafalgar St James

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Overlooking the world-famous Trafalgar Square, The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton, officially joins the exclusive collection of more than 35 hotels and resorts.

As the first Curio Collection by Hilton hotel in the UK, the hotel was hand-picked to be a part of the global, upper upscale collection of one-of-a-kind independent properties all celebrated for their individuality.


The hotel boasts 131 bedrooms and 15 exquisite suites; each space is artfully accentuated with Art Deco design notes, tactile furnishings and bold colour choices creating a sanctuary of style.

A destination in itself, the hotel offers everything from contemporary bedrooms to a stunning rooftop bar with unrivalled panoramic views over the city, all in the bustle of central London. Opening this October, The Rooftop, formerly known as Vista, has been transformed into a year-round destination featuring a luxurious lounge and dining area.

First Curio hotel opens in London - The Trafalgar St JamesComplete with alfresco and canopy-covered seating, the 378-square-metre sky-high space features an open fireplace, heaters and blanket selection to provide warmth throughout the cooler months. For special occasions and intimate gatherings, Room – a glass-enclosed private dining Room with the capacity to seat 14 people – will be available for hire.

Hotel Highlights
– Musical Bedrooms: The bedrooms feature iconic wall art, celebrating the best of London’s music idols. For a classic British experience, guests can choose from an in-room book and tea selection.
– All the Details: Plush beds, LED illuminated makeup mirrors, Nespresso machines and conveniently located charging points have been placed in rooms for a pleasant and convenient guest experience.
– The Rooftop: Set atop London’s iconic skyline on the south west corner of London’s most central point, Nelson’s Column, The Rooftop Bar is counted amongst the world’s finest when it comes to alfresco drinking and dining.
– Comforts Reminiscent of Home: Biblio, the house living room, located in the hotel’s underground chamber, evokes the intimacy of a private members lounge in a setting that’s open to all.
– 24-hour Fitness: 24-hour gym access will help guests keep fit at a time that’s convenient for them.

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First Curio property in Rome – Aleph – opens

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Following an extensive restoration, Aleph Rome Hotel – an elegant property in the heart of Rome – has reopened as part of the exclusive Curio Collection by Hilton, a global portfolio of upper upscale, independent hotels and resorts.

Acquired by Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company “ARTIC” in 2016, Aleph Rome Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, is now an 88-room hotel based just a short stroll from the legendary Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Villa Borghese and many other key attractions. The 1930s-built property is the first in Rome and the second in Italy for the rapidly growing Curio Collection by Hilton.

AlephThe property-wide renovation of Aleph Rome Hotel focused on blending its Roman charm with contemporary features, while preserving its spirit, grandeur and historical treasures, including authentic Cipollino marble. Guests will enjoy a distinctly remarkable experience, taking advantage of a wide range of uniquely re-designed guest rooms and suites, restaurants and bars, along with a rooftop pool overlooking the city of Rome. The hotel is conveniently located near the Barberini metro station, between Via Veneto and Piazza Barberini.

The hotel offers 88 guest rooms, including 14 suites and a junior suite, each featuring modern Italian furniture, high ceilings and marble floors. Guests may also enjoy contemporary comforts, such as an interactive TV, Nespresso® machine and walk-in shower.

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Room at Grand Hotel Des Sablettes Plage - Curio Collection

Curio Collection opens first French property on Riviera coast

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Hilton has announced the opening of Grand Hotel Des Sablettes Plage, Curio Collection by Hilton. The hotel was hand-picked to be a part of the collection.

As the first Curio Collection by Hilton hotel in the region of Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur, the hotel joins a collection of more than 35 distinctive, upper upscale hotels and resorts around the world.

Situated in a historic 19th century building, Grand Hotel Des Sablettes Plage is perched above the breathtaking beach of Les Sablettes in the coastal city of La Seyne sur Mer. With 75 fully refurbished guest rooms and suites, including a 200 square-meter Presidential Suite with sweeping sea-views, the hotel’s décor is a clever mix of modern and classic elements to pay homage to the building’s legacy.

Room at Grand Hotel Des Sablettes PlageIn addition to soaking up the pristine private, sandy beach and the charming shops and restaurants of Promenade Jean Charcot, guests can also delve into the culture and history of the city of Toulon just 10km away, immersing themselves in the lush greenery of Port-Cros National Park and facing all heights with cable car shuttles to Mont Faron.

“Grand Hotel Des Sablettes Plage is the latest hotspot on the stunning and historic French Riviera, offering guests a truly unforgettable and unique experience to unwind and explore everything this remarkable location has to offer,” said Mark Nogal, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton. “As we continue to expand our distinctive Curio Collection we are delighted to debut our first property in France, and soon to open property in Paris.”

The spacious rooms and suites offer optimal comfort, including a leather travel chest containing complimentary soft mini-bar items, an espresso machine, and an open bathroom complete with complementary products. As an added unique benefit, each room features a spyglass to discover boats out on the open sea. The hotel offers one of the largest ballroom’s in the city with picturesque views, holding more than 350 guests.