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Saturday, 24 July 2021

Cambria Hotels Makes Debut Outside Of Motor City

From left to right: Guy Gridley, regional vice president, franchise development – Cambria Hotels, Choice Hotels; Nicole Miller, director of hospitality operations, Koucar Management; Christopher Kouza, co-founder and principal, Koucar Management; Joseph Caradonna, co-founder and principal, Koucar Management; Janis Cannon, senior vice president, upscale brands, Choice Hotels; Mark Shalala, senior vice president, franchise development, upscale brands, Choice Hotels.

Cambria Hotels, an upscale brand franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc, made its official debut in the Detroit metropolitan area with the grand opening of the Cambria Hotel Shelby Township-Detroit. The celebration was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours of the property and a taste of the cuisine from the hotel's restaurant, Verona – Inspired Italian. The four-story, 98-room hotel is the brand's second hotel to open in Michigan, joining the Cambria Hotel Traverse City. Representatives from Choice Hotels and owner/developer Koucar Management attended the grand opening to commemorate the occasion.

"Michigan is known for outdoor adventure and city exploration, and the Cambria Hotel Shelby Township-Detroit puts guests at the doorstep of both with its prime location near Detroit," said Janis Cannon, senior vice president, upscale brands, Choice Hotels. "With travellers more eager than ever to discover every corner of the United States, we're pleased to offer hotels like this one, where they will experience upscale delights and little luxuries in surprising places. At Cambria, we strive to help guests stay at their best, so they can maximize time away from home."

The Cambria Hotel Shelby Township-Detroit is located at 50741 Corporate Drive in Shelby Township, Michigan. Ideally situated for business and leisure travellers, the property is nearby Cherry Creek Corporate Park; the Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site, an event venue hosting farmers markets, car shows and more; Cherry Creek Golf Course; Jimmy John's Field, home to four independent league baseball teams; Mae Stecker Park, which includes Heritage Garden; and the General Motors Technical Center. The hotel also offers convenient access to Michigan Highway, so guests can take a short drive to downtown Detroit where they can visit several national corporate headquarters, including Ford, General Motors, Chrysler and Quicken Loans, as well as take in events at the TCF Convention Center, Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park and Ford Field.

Commonwealth Hotels has announced the acquisition of the Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Southeast Hammond in Indiana.

In the U.S. Commonwealth Hotels has announced the acquisition of the Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Southeast Hammond in Indiana. The Fairfield by Marriott hotel offers guests varying amenities in a comfortable location just 30 miles southeast of Chicago.

"This Fairfield will provide the highest level of customer service," said Jennifer Porter, Chief Operations Officer for Commonwealth Hotels. "We believe with our dedicated on-property staff and our rapidly growing talent that this hotel will provide ample positive memories for travellers visiting this growing area."

The Fairfield sits just southeast of Chicago and is located at 7720 Corinne Drive in Hammond Indiana. With four floors and 94 rooms, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Southeast offers a warm and timeless design. Each room is designed with the modern traveller's need to stay productive on the road without overcomplicating the guestroom. Additional hotel amenities include an indoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as fax and copy services. A complimentary hot breakfast, featuring oatmeal, scrambled eggs, sausage, make-your-own waffles, and other healthy items are also available. Local attractions include Millennium Park Chicago, Indiana Dunes National Park, and Deep River Water Park.


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Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Hotel operator MCR confirmed that it has acquired the 725-room The Lexington Hotel in New York for $185 million

Hotel operator MCR confirmed that it has acquired the 725-room The Lexington Hotel in New York for $185 million, which equates to $255,000 per guestroom. 


Located along Lexington Avenue’s Hotel Alley at 48th Street, the iconic Lexington Hotel was landmarked in 2016 as one of the most architecturally significant properties in Manhattan. Since its opening in 1929, The Lexington Hotel has housed historic figures, international celebrities, world leaders and renowned sports icons. Speciality suites are inspired by residents including Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio and Ella Fitzgerald. The hotel has also held an array of famous entertainment venues, including the legendary Hawaiian Room, Chateau Madrid and Denim & Diamonds, in the past.


The Lexington’s Autograph Collection affiliation allows the hotel’s rich history to be reflected through unique design elements and a boutique feel. The hotel’s ambience captures Jazz Age Manhattan in a way that’s sure to inspire history buffs and trendy travel connoisseurs.

The hotel is well-positioned to reopen in August and, under MCR’s experienced management, will once again welcome guests from across the globe!

In addition to an onsite fitness centre, the hotel is connected to a brand new, state of the art, 15,000-square-foot Crunch gym featuring cardio equipment, weights, full-service locker rooms, Rituals beauty products and group fitness classes.

Get your morning started at the Starbucks on the lobby level with a beverage and a freshly baked pastry. And be sure to check out the hotel’s bar for a nightcap. The Prohibition era-inspired The Stayton Room boasts cocktails and artisanal bar fare.

The Lexington Hotel is located at 511 Lexington Avenue at 48th Street and features:

725 pet-friendly guestrooms and specialty suites
The Stayton Room, offering a craft cocktail menu and artisanal bar fare
A 15,000-square-foot state of the art Crunch gym, one of the largest in Manhattan
A Starbucks on the lobby level
3,713 square feet of event space across six rooms










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Saturday, 17 July 2021

Zrou and hotel group ALL - Accor Live Limitless partner together for first-of-its-kind plant-based creative menu concept to bringing gastronomic modernization to the culinary scene across Greater China.

ALL – Accor Live Limitless and Zrou have announced their partnership to bring innovation to the dining arena in hospitality. This first-of-its-kind cooperation aims to launch a plant-based creative menu concept across Accor branded hotels as part of a substantial step toward the two parties’ commitment to bringing gastronomic modernization to the culinary scene across Greater China.



A private, gourmet launch event was held at the Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai to celebrate this unique partnership. On July 15, ALL and Zrou invited five celebrity chefs including chef, restauranteur, entrepreneur and social influencer David Laris, a pioneer in modern Chinese cuisine who famously brings together modern and traditional culinary concepts, Jereme Leung, award-winning creative chef, fashion and gourmet icon Lance Yu, Zrou Executive Chef, Director of Product Development with a focus on plant-based dining creative, Mark Sampson, and French Pastry Chef Sarah Ni and China’s most famous Masters of Wine, Fongyee Walker to curate a gourmet tasting experience “Table Number Zrou” for an exclusive set of VIP guests including key media and influencers.




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Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle South/Renton purchased by MCR

MCR, one of the biggest U.S. hotel owner-operators has pulled off a big deal and purchased five premium-branded hotels for $94 million, in Texas and Washington, with a combinded total of almost 680 rooms.  These five hotels are situated in some of the highest growing metropolitan regions in the United States, including the aerospace hub of Renton, Washington - you know,  where Boeing is!  



Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle South/Renton

Located directly across from Boeing’s one-million-square-foot Renton aeroplane assembly plant, where the deeply flawed 737 MAX jets are made, the 146-room Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle South/Renton is just 20 minutes from downtown Seattle and 10 minutes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and King County International Airport-Boeing Field. 

The  waterfront hotel was built in 2019 and has sweeping views of Lake Washington and is designed to be an extended-stay type property that has a 'feels-like-home' ambiance as well as full amenities like free Wi-Fi and fully equipped kitchens in every suite. The property also has a fitness centre and an outdoor patio with a grill. It also offers a complimentary hot breakfast, plus an on-site market where you can pick up a snack.  

The Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle South/Renton is located at 1200 Lake Washington Boulevard North and features:

146 pet-friendly suites, each with a sofa bed and fully-equipped kitchen
Complimentary breakfast featuring classic American favorites
A barbecue and picnic area
A convenience store
A lobby bar offering locally crafted Pacific Northwest brews and wines
Free fast Wi-Fi
A 24-hour fitness center with free weights and cardio equipment
600 square feet of meeting space for up to 48 people

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Friday, 9 July 2021

$60 Million Investment Sees Viva Wyndham Resorts Begin Construction of New 750-Room Oceanfront Hotel in Miches, Dominican Republic

Viva Wyndham Resorts, a collection of all-inclusive resorts located in the Caribbean, including the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, and Mexico, today announced the groundbreaking of a 750-room hotel in Miches, Dominican Republic, in an event that was attended by President Luis Abinader.

The resort, the first hotel to settle in the Miches area, was made possible by a $60 million investment to kick off the first stage of construction. It is expected to open its doors in 2023 and will generate 500 direct jobs and 1,500 indirect positions.

“For Viva Wyndham, this resort marks a new period of expansion in the tourism of our country and the region. It adds us to the development of Miches and opens the door to later participating in the Pedernales tourism project, as well as the international sector, in Jamaica,” said Ettore Colussi, President of Viva Wyndham Resorts. “Because we believe in the country and we trust the government that runs it, we are here today starting the first of the two hotels to be built in this tourist complex," added Colussi.

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

MCR Purchases and Opens The Chambers Hotel in Downtown Minneapolis Near The Target Center and Target Field

USA's 4th-largest hotel owner-operator acquires The Chambers Hotel in downtown Minneapolis and opens its doors to guests.

-It’s quite a showstopper! MCR has acquired the 60-room The Chambers Hotel on 9th Street and Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis’s historic theatre district.

MCR rebranded the hotel, formerly a Le Meridien, as an independent property, complete with a new logo and website. The logo, which has a simple, modern C, is a nod to the hotel’s name and the building’s shape. Throughout the hotel, design features incorporate double Cs in celebration of its home in the Twin Cities!

Built-in 1908, The Chambers Hotel is now open after being closed for nearly a year. And not a moment too soon! Just around the corner, the Target Center, one of the world’s top arenas visited by 1 million people per year, is hosting the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx games and WWE Presents Friday Night Smackdown on July 30. A five-minute walk away, MLB’s Minnesota Twins are playing ball at Target Field. Watch them take on the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers in early July!

The legendary Orpheum Theatre directly across the street — which has hosted groundbreaking performances from the Marx Brothers’ vaudeville act to The Lion King’s debut — is preparing for one of its biggest seasons yet. Disney’s Frozen breaks the ice with performances starting October 7. Oklahoma! brings a beautiful mornin’ in November (yes, everything’s goin’ our way!).

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

The Quin by Hilton Club re-opens following year-long $50 million renovation

Hilton Grand Vacations which pioneered the urban timeshare concept in New York City is raising the bar once again with a new flagship property, The Quin by Hilton Club. The Quin, located on “Billionaire’s Row” at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 57th Street, re-opened on June 28, 2021, as a best-in-class timeshare property following an over $50 million top-to-bottom renovation. The Quin’s transformation, combined with HGV’s anticipated summer 2021 opening of The Central at 5th by Hilton Club, located on East 48th Street, demonstrates HGV’s commitment to New York and the increasingly significant role of timeshare in the city’s hospitality industry.

“Our investments in The Quin by Hilton Club and The Central at 5th by Hilton Club signal our confidence in the rebounding travel industry and long-term demand for timeshare ownership in NYC and beyond,” said Mark Wang, president and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations. “The timeshare business model continuously proves itself to be remarkably resilient during challenging times, just as New York City itself has proved resilient on so many occasions – emerging stronger than ever after each time. We’re proud to expand our diverse property portfolio in the nation’s cultural and financial capital.”

Top offer from Hilton......Daily Food & Beverage (F&B) Credit in the United States for Hilton Honors members

Hilton Honors new food and beverage credit
                       Hilton Honors, the guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 world-class brands, will begin rolling out a Daily Food & Beverage (F&B) Credit in the United States in July, adding flexibility and choice to an evolved elite dining benefit for Gold and Diamond members. 

The Daily F&B Credit, available through the end of 2021, replaces the complimentary Continental Breakfast benefit offered as a Hilton Honors MyWay benefit at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Signia by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Motto by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn properties in the United States.

Sunday, 27 June 2021

IHG Hotels & Resorts open Crowne Plaza Nice - Grand Arenas and Holiday Inn Express Nice – Grand Arenas

IHG Hotels & Resorts is growing its Premium & Essentials Collections in France with the recent openings of Crowne Plaza Nice - Grand Arenas and Holiday Inn Express Nice – Grand Arenas in partnership with HPVA HOTELS. Located on the stunning French Riviera, both hotels are less than a five-minute tram ride from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport and just ten minutes from Nice city centre.

Nice, on the south-east coast of France, is famed for its sunny seaside location and has been a popular tourist destination for centuries. Over the last few years, the city has been building its reputation as Côte d’Azur’s business hub and is home to a vibrant tech and start-up scene.

As one of the world’s largest Premium hotel brands, Crowne Plaza deeply understands ‘Work/Life Blend’ and that business travel isn’t just about business – it’s about balancing work and life to feel both successful and fulfilled. The 129 guest rooms at Crowne Plaza Nice - Grand Arenas have a distinct contemporary design that perfectly integrates work and personal spaces – helping the modern business traveller integrate work and personal through the purposeful design. The earthy tones throughout the rooms are brought to life with earthenware pottery in midnight blue tones and gilded brass touches offer guests a warm and relaxed feel with a touch of elegance.


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Saturday, 19 June 2021

What's the latest in Las Vegas........ Hilton grows portfolio rapidly


Through a first-of-its-kind partnership, the reimagined and reconceptualized Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Curio Collection by Hilton offers a relaxed, whimsical design and more than 1,500 chambers and suites providing a distinctly home-away-from-home personalized getaway. The resort oasis also features an exclusive spa, a five-acre pool complex including VIP-style cabanas and daybeds along with a beach club, vibrant live entertainment venues, a state-of-the-art casino and 110,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Guests can also indulge in a world-class portfolio of 12 restaurants and bars including Mediterranean dishes at Chef Todd English’s Olives, Japanese cuisine at Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Nobu and hand-crafted cocktails at The Shag Room.


Additionally, through a historic partnership between Hilton and Genting Group, Resorts World Las Vegas is set to open June 24 and marks the largest multi-brand deal in Hilton’s history. The $4.3 billion development integrates the largest Conrad Hotels & Resorts property in the world, one of the first LXR Hotels & Resorts locations in the U.S. and a marquee Hilton Hotels & Resorts hotel, each offering its own dedicated entrance, lobby and distinct collection of accommodations. In addition, Resorts World Las Vegas is poised to be Hilton’s largest property globally, with 3,500 guest rooms and suites. With its opening, Conrad and LXR will join Waldorf Astoria in the market to make Las Vegas the only U.S. destination housing all three of Hilton’s luxury brands. The first ground-up resort development on the Las Vegas Strip in more than a decade, the property is also conveniently near the Las Vegas Convention Center.


MCR, the 4th-largest hotel owner-operator in the U.S. expands its Midwest footprint with the acquisition of the 102-room Home2 Suites by Hilton Evansville in Indiana.

The nation’s 4th-largest hotel owner-operator acquires the Home2 Suites by Hilton Evansville in the heart of the Midwest.


                                    MCR, the 4th-largest hotel owner-operator in the U.S. expands its Midwest footprint with the acquisition of the 102-room Home2 Suites by Hilton Evansville in Indiana.

There’s a reason Indiana is called the Crossroads of America! Located within three hours of Louisville, St. Louis, Nashville and Indianapolis, the Home2 Suites by Hilton Evansville is in the centre point of the Midwest. Evansville offers small-town culture with big city features, including the Evansville Regional Airport, which has frequent daily flights to major cities across the U.S.

This summer, Evansville is celebrating freedom with a bang! Fireworks on Ohio, the city’s waterfront Independence Day celebration on the Ohio River, returns this Fourth of July after a 2020 hiatus. An annual favourite for locals and visitors, the event is free for spectators and features food trucks, vendors and Evansville’s largest public fireworks display.

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Ultra-Luxury hotel group expands on the Athenian Riviera in Greece with One&Only Aesthesis

Kerzner International Holdings Limited, the owner of the ultra-luxury One&Only Resorts and iconic Atlantis Resort & Residences brands worldwide, has entered into a resort management agreement with Grivalia Hospitality S.A. for One&Only Aesthesis to be developed in Athens, Greece. 

The 21-hectare beachfront estate, within a 6-hectare forest reserve, responds to demand for additional One&Only experiences in Europe following the recent opening of One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro and the announced development of One&Only Kea Island in Greece, accelerating the strategic growth of the One&Only portfolio. Tucked away in a legendary hideaway on the dramatic Glyfada seafront, the glamour will return to this fabled location, with a bacchanalian celebration of Athens through One&Only’s ultra-luxury lifestyle experience.

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Tips and Inspiration to Make the Most of Summer Travel


As the desire to travel and explore continues to heat up, Hyatt is sharing tips to help travellers satisfy their wanderlust this summer, from can’t-miss special offers and wellbeing-focused experiences to planning a long-awaited family reunion.

1. Be a Savvy Spender

After a year at home, the pent-up demand for travel is inspiring many to plan the trip of a lifetime. Visiting your dream destination doesn’t need to break the bank, so be sure to search for the latest travel deals as you plan your next getaway.

 

This summer, more than 850 participating Hyatt hotels around the world are offering a choose your own adventure offer with either a free night with qualifying stays or 10% to 25% savings for reservations booked by July 30, 2021, for stays through September 30, 2021¹. Travellers who take advantage of this special offer will be rewarded no matter what type of experience they choose with a variety of destinations available. To learn more and reserve Hyatt’s limited time offer, please visit hyatt.com/adventure.

 

Saturday, 12 June 2021

MCR Purchases the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Mall of St. Matthews in Derby City

MCR Purchases the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Mall of St. Matthews in Derby City




MCR takes the lead! The country’s 4th-largest hotel owner-operator has acquired the 150-room Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Mall of St. Matthews in the heart of Kentucky.

The hotel is 10 minutes from Louisville International Airport and 15 minutes to downtown Louisville. But the real attraction is just a short drive away at the legendary Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, the first race in the coveted thoroughbred Triple Crown.

While the world waits with unbridled enthusiasm to find out whether this year’s winning colt, Medina Spirit, will keep his title, there’s plenty of action in town for hot-to-trot fans. Summer racing continues through Fourth of July weekend and a special Bourbon Heritage Month meet is scheduled in September. Fall racing runs from October until Thanksgiving weekend.

When it comes to Louisville lodging, back the right horse! The newly built Hilton Garden Inn features sleek furnishings, an indoor pool and a spacious lobby. Breakfast and a seasonal menu of favourites (flatbreads! burgers!) are cooked to order at the Garden Grille & Bar.

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Hyatt opens 7Pines Resort Ibiza,



Hyatt Hotels has confirmed the opening of 7Pines Resort Ibiza, a 185-all-suite luxury clifftop resort on one of the most popular spots on the White Island and offers amenities fit for any occasion.

The Destination by Hyatt brand is a diverse collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences that are all individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to embody the true spirit of each location. Every property is purposefully crafted to be a place of discovery through immersive experiences, authentic design and genuine service.

“At 7Pines Resort Ibiza, we pride ourselves on offering guests a laid-back style of luxury and creating an idyllic sanctuary for the whole family to enjoy,” said Carlos Fritz, general manager of 7Pines Resort Ibiza. “After a year of restrictions on travel, we cannot wait to welcome guests once again and make their stay truly memorable and reflective of the Ibizan spirit.”

7Pines Resort Ibiza is situated in a prime location on the rugged cliffs of the west coast of Ibiza and nestled on the edge of a pine forest. The resort is purposefully crafted as a place of immersive discoveries, offering the height of laid-back luxury and Ibizan flair. Whether it is the spectacular view on the mystical rock island of Es Vedrà or the characteristic pine forests enveloping the resort, the hotel is the perfect destination to unwind and soak up the unique atmosphere of Ibiza.

Saturday, 5 June 2021

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Debuts 21st Brand, Registry Collection Hotels, with Grand Residences Riviera Cancun

World’s largest hotel franchising company offers sales and marketing distribution for independent-minded owners and developers of luxury assets



Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with over 8,900 hotels across nearly 95 countries, today unveiled its 21st brand, Registry Collection HotelsSM, adding a luxury offering to the upper end of the Company’s growing brand portfolio while further advancing its mission to make hotel travel possible for all.

The launch of Registry Collection Hotels comes at a time when a growing number of independent luxury hotel owners are seeking out proven and established partners to help them recover from the challenges of the global pandemic. Registry Collection Hotels allows these owners to maintain their independent spirit and brand individuality while tapping into the global scale of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts along with its award-winning Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program, helping them to drive more direct bookings at a lower cost of distribution.

Friday, 4 June 2021

A new hotel coming soon for Dollywood...part of a massive 10 year investment plan.

Dollywood's HeartSong Lodge & Resort marks the first project in a new 10-year investment plan

Located near its sister property, the popular Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, HeartSong Lodge & Resort provides a well-appointed property tucked perfectly into the rolling foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. )
Located near its sister property, the popular Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, HeartSong Lodge & Resort provides a well-appointed property tucked perfectly into the rolling foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. (Photo: Business Wire)



The Dollywood Company has started a new investment strategy that will see the Smoky Mountain vacation destination invest more than half-a-billion dollars over the next 10 years across its properties. The first of which is a new 302-room Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort.

The new HeartSong Lodge, located adjacent to the much-heralded Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, serves as the next element in the company’s thriving lodging business. Set to open in 2023, the new property ushers in another period of tremendous growth for the company and for the entire Smoky Mountains region. 

Earlier this year, Tripadvisor named Gatlinburg as the number one trending destination in the United States, with Pigeon Forge ranking fourth on the same list. Last year, Dollywood was “traveler-ranked” number six on Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Top 25 United States Theme Parks list and number eight on the Top 25 Worldwide Theme Parks list based on guest reviews.

Dolly Parton said: “I’m always dreaming and coming up with new ideas and things I want our guests to experience. - We wanted to talk about this last year, but with everything going on, we knew we needed to pause because it just wasn’t the right time to do it. Things are looking brighter and with the popularity of the Smokies soaring, there are more people than ever wanting to visit our area.

“I’m so proud of this place that we’ve been able to build here in the Smokies,” she continued. “I always dreamed of accomplishing two things with Dollywood. I wanted to give jobs to the folks who live here and I wanted to give visitors another reason to come and experience the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. We celebrated our 35th season last year, so I think it is fair to say we’ve been able to do that. I’m so happy with what we are doing to make sure our guests have a great season this year, and being able to announce the new HeartSong Lodge & Resort is just one more way we’re going to be able to help families reconnect, explore and discover together. I truly believe the natural beauty of the Smokies and the warmth of this special place will inspire every guest to nurture the ‘heartsong’ within them.”

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Liberty Place Charleston by Hilton Club opens.....

Liberty Place Charleston by Hilton Club marks the vacation-ownership company’s first resort in Charleston, the fifth property in South Carolina.

The Liberty Place Charleston by Hilton Club in Charleston, South Carolina, near the site where the iconic Liberty Tree once stood, has been officially opened. Celebrating the best of classic and contemporary, this elegant 100-unit resort is HGV’s first property in historic Charleston. Radiating a sophisticated cultural design, the resort strikes the right balance between upscale and inviting and is a welcome addition to the historic neighbourhood’s landmarks, rich culture and culinary scene.

“We’re thrilled to expand our diverse portfolio into the vibrant and remarkable city of Charleston with Liberty Place Charleston by Hilton Club,” said Mark Wang, president and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations. “Charleston is one of the most sought-after drive-to destinations in the U.S., and we’re proud to provide our owners and guests with a luxury resort in the heart of this timeless, low country city.”

Liberty Place embodies the spirit of Charleston’s rich history and southern hospitality. Located near the approximate location of the iconic Liberty Tree, where the Declaration of Independence was first read to the city’s citizens, the resort is meticulously designed to offer an inviting vibe for visitors to discover the serene courtyard or historic Vestige Walls on the north side of the property, while still providing privacy for owners and guests.

Monday, 31 May 2021

It has been confirmed that the Hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei in the world-famous and much-loved city of Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital, will open in January next year.

It has been confirmed that the Hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei in the world-famous and much-loved city of Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital, will open in January next year.  

The new hotel will offer 60 guest rooms ranging from 40 square meters in size, including eight 80-square meter suite rooms in the theme of a mountain villa. It will be located near the historic Okazaki Betsuin Temple, overlooking the rich natural environment of the temple grounds, with the suites and some other rooms offering guests changing views of the seasonal scenery in its Japanese gardens. The hotel will also feature a restaurant on the first floor with large windows allowing guests to enjoy similar views; there will also be a lounge and a fitness centre.

The interior of the hotel is being designed by "GO ON"―a project team comprising six young inheritors of traditional Kyoto craft skills who came together in 2012 to promote these.