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    Hotels At New Heights: Airlines’ race to launch luxury suites in the sky

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    With international hotel design pushing boundaries further than ever before, can the designers in the field benefit from an insight into other industries when it comes to designing the hotel room of the future? Hamish Kilburn kicks off our series, Hotels At New Heights, by investigating how the airlines have raced to design suites in the […]

    W Hotels debuts in Malaysia

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    The hotel brand has brought its vibrant style to Malaysia with the opening of the 150-key W Kuala Lumper…  In the shadow of the iconic buildings, the Petronas Towers, W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, Inc., has announced the opening of W Kuala Lumpur, marking the iconic brand’s first-ever hotel in Malaysia. Owned by Tropicana Corporation […]

    London-based interior designer unveils ‘suite dreams’ in Malta

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    Malta continues to be a hotel design hot spot as London-based designer unveils 29 luxury suites in Malta’s The Westin Dragonara Resort… With the arrival of a Hard Rock Hotel slated to open in 2020 and Zaha Hadid Architects winning planning permission to build the 31-storey Murcury House, Malta in the Mediterranean is fast becoming a […]

    Starwood Capital Group acquires West Hollywood property

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    Starwood Capital Group has announced that it has acquired, through a controlled affiliate, the newly constructed 286-key The Jeremy West Hollywood hotel property in West Hollywood. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the property will open in August as The Jeremy Hotel. Located on the corner of La Cienega and Sunset Boulevard, the hotel presents […]

    Marriott International reveals future of brand portfolio across Middle East and Africa

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    Marriott International continues to strengthen its position across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, with projected growth across 38 countries and 150,000 rooms, operational and pipeline, by 2022. The new additions will bolster Marriott International’s existing collection of 247 hotels and 54,000 rooms in 30 countries across the region. The completion of the acquisition […]

    W Marbella to debut on Spain’s sizzling south coast

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    W Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International, has announced the signing of W Marbella and The Residences at W Marbella. Scheduled to open in 2021 and developed in partnership with Sunrise Inversiones 2015, W Marbella will be located on the pristine golden sands of Playa Real de Zaragoza, just a short drive from the […]

    Marriott finally completes acquisition of Starwood

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    Marriott International has completed its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, creating the world’s largest hotel company. Marriott now offers the most comprehensive portfolio of brands including leading lifestyle brands, a significant global footprint, and leadership in the luxury and select-service tiers as well as the convention and resort segment. Beginning today (Friday 23 September), […]

    Starwood Capital announces launch of Principal brand

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    Starwood Capital Group, a leading global private investment firm, announced last week that it will launch PRINCIPAL, a new urban lifestyle hotel group, on 1st November 2016, following a capital investment in the portfolio of approximately £150 million. Principal is a collection of city-centre hotels based in landmark buildings in exceptional locations across the United […]

    Opinion: Spanner in the works for Marriott-Starwood deal?

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    Is there about to be a spanner thrown into the works for the Marriott-Starwood merger? 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. While the source cited is allegedly ‘close to […]

    Starwood Hotels ramps up Nigeria portfolio with new Four Points in Benin City

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    Accelerating growth in emerging markets across the globe, Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of Four Points Benin City, Nigeria. Owned by Eagle Hospitality and Leisure Limited, the sleek new Four Points hotel is built for the modern traveler with an emphasis on approachable design and stylish comfort. Conveniently located in the heart […]