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Thursday 11 July 2024

First ECHO Suites opens......

Construction workers hitting the road for month-long projects, travelling nurses visiting a new city for extended periods and digital nomads taking advantage of today’s work-from-anywhere policies will now have a new home-away-from-home with ECHO Suites Extended StaySM by Wyndham, which celebrated the grand opening of its first location, ECHO Suites Spartanburg in South Carolina.


The opening marks a major milestone for the brand, which has grown its development pipeline to nearly 270 hotels and over 33,000 rooms across the U.S. and Canada. Timed amidst an influx of infrastructure projects expected across the country over the next decade, additional ECHO Suites are slated to open in Texas and Virginia this year.

Philip Cox, ECHO Suites Spartanburg Owner said “Spartanburg, like many other cities around the country, is booming with projects that require long-term, comfortable and affordable stays. ECHO Suites is the answer with a well-designed prototype created with the operator in mind. Plus, when you add in the collaboration with the world’s largest hotel franchisor, it’s a perfect match.”


 An Efficient Build for Today’s Everyday Traveler

The arrival of ECHO Suites coincides with historic infrastructure investments in the U.S., including $1.2 trillion in approved funding as part of the 2021 Infrastructure and Jobs Act, the largest in our nation’s history. This is coupled with $280 billion as part of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, driving construction of new chip manufacturing plants across the U.S.

Together, these projects are creating a tailwind for Wyndham and the everyday business traveler, particularly construction and other trade workers, many of whom are in need of long-term accommodations as they travel to job sites across the country. The work is expected to bring a $3.3 billion opportunity in additional room revenue to Wyndham franchisees over the multi-year period of spend.

The purpose-built, all new-construction, 124-room ECHO Suites prototype requires under two acres of land and has a highly competitive cost per key. Coming in at approximately 50,000 square-feet, the prototype is designed to offer 79% of revenue generating square footage. Rooms consist of single- and two-queen studio suites with kitchens as well as efficiently-designed public spaces—a lobby, fitness center and 24/7 guest laundry—that are designed to help limit labor needs.

Continued Investment in Extended-Stay Hotels

Sunday 18 June 2023

Hotel JAL City Bangkok, the 16th property to operate under the Hotel JAL City brand, opens 3rd July



Hotel JAL City Bangkok, the 16th property to operate under the Hotel JAL City brand, which is one of the most renowned hotel brands in Japan, is all set to open on 3rd July.


The official opening had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is the first of the brand to open outside of Japan and is located on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok’s Thonglor tourist and business district. 

Hotel JAL City Bangkok is situated adjacent to Hotel Nikko Bangkok, which opened in January 2019. Thonglor BTS Skytrain station is just a three-minute walk away. Thonglor is an area extending north and south from Soi Sukhumvit 55, commonly known as Thonglor Road, in the Wattana district of central Bangkok. The area has long been home to many Japanese and other expatriates as well as wealthy Thais. The Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) and Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC), along with multinational restaurants, bars, community malls and international hospitals, are all nearby, making it a prime location for both business and leisure.

“We are delighted to be able to announce the opening of the first Hotel JAL City property outside Japan,” said Mr Tadashi Kitahara, General Manager of Hotel Nikko Bangkok and Hotel JAL City Bangkok. “We are expecting this to bring broader recognition of our hotel brand in Thailand and we aim to provide the renowned Japanese style omotenashi service, taking full advantage of the convenient and strategic location of the new hotel.”

Sunday 7 May 2023

Africa’s largest hotel Gets a Grand Opening

Africa’s largest hotel Gets a Grand Opening





Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest aviation group in Africa, holds a grand opening of the largest hotel on the African continent as it inaugurates the second phase of the Ethiopian  Skylight Hotel. Ethiopian Airlines opened the first phase of Ethiopian Skylight Hotel back in January 2019. With the new extension, the hotel now has a total of 1,024 modern rooms and suites with different room types including fully equipped apartments suitable for long and short-staying guests. 

The hotel also incorporates meeting and event facilities which can accommodate from  small to up to 5000 guests, 19 food and beverage outlets including Ethiopian, Italian,  Arabian and Asian restaurants, coffee houses, bars, recreational facilities and spots for  sips or hand-crafted cocktails with a panoramic view of the airport and the city. 

Regarding the grand opening of Ethiopian Skylight Hotel’s second phase, Ethiopian  Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew said “We are truly pleased to be standing here today on the grand opening ceremony of Ethiopian Skylight Hotel’s second phase as we will now have an even greater facility to accommodate guests. Above all we are thrilled with the accomplishment as it takes our contribution to Ethiopia’s tourism sector a step higher. The hotel is suitable to accommodate both business and leisure events and stays. Skylight Hotel has been providing a wide range of luxury experiences to its guests and with the completion of the second phase more five-star facilities and experiences will be available. With Skylight Hotel having more than 1000 rooms  and several other facilities, we can now proudly say that we have the largest hotel in the African  continent”


Located in the diplomatic capital of Africa, Addis Ababa, home to UNECA and AU  headquarters, Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, stands within a prime location at just 5 minutes’ walk from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The hotel is built to be a suitable space for both business and social event gatherings.  

Construction of phase two of the project had been ongoing while the hotel’s services were open and available for guests through the first phase of Ethiopian Skylight facility.  It is also to be recalled that Ethiopian inaugurated a Five-Star In-Terminal Hotel which is set to take passengers' transit experience at Ababa Bole International Airport to a whole new level with 97 modern and luxurious rooms, a restaurant, a meeting space, and other facilities within the airport Departure Terminal 2 back in September 2022 which is managed under Ethiopian Skylight Hotel.  


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Monday 17 October 2022

Hotel group Scandic has opened the doors to its fifth hotel in Germany, Scandic München Macherei.



Hotel group Scandic has opened the doors to its fifth hotel in Germany, Scandic München Macherei.



Scandinavian chic meets Bavarian hospitality

The hotel, which has 234 rooms, is attractively located in Munich’s lively “Die Macherei” quarter in the Berg am Laim district. With its modern tile and brick facade and Nordic-inspired interior, the new hotel will offer global travellers unique hotel experiences.


- Die Macherei is a district for movers and shakers – a creative place where ideas are brought to life. Munich is also an important strategic location for us, so it’s exciting to be opening Scandic’s first hotel in the city. We’re continuing our growth strategy of expanding in Germany’s largest cities. Scandic München Macherei complements our German portfolio at a time when leisure and business travellers have returned in large numbers to our hotels, says Michel Schutzbach, Head of Europe at Scandic Hotels.



The hotel features airy living room-style lounges and spacious co-working areas. Conventional conference rooms have also been replaced by two private rooms that are ideal for shorter meetings. With its international yet Scandinavian-Bavarian feel, the hotel restaurant, Zieglerei, will be a modern meeting place for hotel guests and locals alike.





- I’m very much looking forward to bringing a new type of hotel experience to Munich. We’ve placed great emphasis on creating a sense of community here at Scandic München Macherei and in addition to chic and comfortable hotel rooms, we offer spacious lounge areas for relaxing, coworking, socializing and for private events and seasonal usage, a rooftop terrace with a stunning view of the Alps. Together with my outstanding team, we’re ready to welcome guests to enjoy truly great hotel experiences, says Carina Antic, General Manager at Scandic München Macherei.


The building will also be certified according to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), an international sustainability assessment system, meeting the requirements for LEED Gold. The purpose of the certification is to provide an independent environmental assessment of the building for guests, society and other stakeholders. The certification system assesses several important sustainability aspects, such as biodiversity, water conservation, energy and resource efficiency as well as the ability of indoor spaces to provide good daylight, air and sound environments.


As at all Scandic hotels, sustainability is a central part of Scandic München Macherei. The hotel is aimed to be ecolabeled according to the Nordic Swan Ecolabel’s tough new criteria when the ecolabel is introduced in Germany. Ecolabeled products, chemicals and 100 percent renewable electricity, the absence of single-use disposables, reduced water consumption, a climate-friendly menu and reduced food waste forms the basis for certification. The hotel is also located near mobility-sharing facilities, excellent public transportation options and e-charging stations located in the public underground garage.




Scandic München Macherei is Scandic’s fifth hotel in Germany and the ninth hotel that the company has opened in 2022. The hotel will strengthen Scandic’s presence on the German hotel market and following the opening, the company will operate a total of 1,645 rooms in the country.


Facts about Scandic München Macherei


234 rooms
24 accessible rooms
Zieglerei restaurant and bar, seating for 152
Private meeting rooms, maximum capacity 20 (10 persons each room)
Coworking Lounge
Gym
Architect, interior: Koncept
Architect, exterior: HWKN New York
Property owner: Bayerische Versorgungskammer / Universal Investments
Construction: Art Invest / Accumulata
Construction years: 2019 – 2022


Tuesday 11 October 2022

Second Selina hotel opens in Mexico....

Located in Tulum's downtown area, this new destination is perfect for travellers searching for a tropical getaway or a new place to call home.....
-Selina, the fast-growing lifestyle and experiential hospitality company targeting millennial and Gen Z travellers, announced it officially opened its newest location in downtown Tulum last week on October 3rd. The hotel — the second for the brand in the Tulum area -- is perfect for today's digital nomad and the modern traveller. Selina Tulum Downtown offers guests alternative ways to stay, play and work by combining beautifully designed accommodations with coworking, recreation, wellness, and unique local experiences.

This new Quintana Roo getaway provides digital nomads with an ideal option to live a unique lifestyle in the center of one of Mexico's top beach destinations. Perfect for travellers looking for a quick vacation or a new home base for remote working, the hotel offers a collection of private room options allowing guests to personalize their stay based on their budget. Unlike its counterpart in Tulum's resort area, this new space is defined as an experience focused on personal, physical, and mental well-being and exploring and appreciating the area's rich culture.

Selina Tulum Downtown marks the 12th Selina hotel in Mexico. The hotel will offer an onsite coworking facility, bookstore, gym, pool, spa, rooftop bar, and restaurant, opening in phases in the following months. It will also have the classic Selina hotel activities such as yoga, dance classes, surfing, and tours, as well as a shuttle service to and from Selina Tulum with its well-known beach club.

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Saturday 17 September 2022

Grand Hyatt Kuwait Celebrates Official Opening.....................The iconic opening marks the first Grand Hyatt in Kuwait

Grand Hyatt Kuwait Celebrates Official Opening
The iconic opening marks the first Grand Hyatt in Kuwait




Grand Hyatt Kuwait – the first Grand Hyatt hotel in the country. The 302-room luxury hotel is situated at 360 Mall – one of the nation’s most immersive luxury, leisure and lifestyle complexes. Grand Hyatt Kuwait is the second Hyatt branded hotel in Kuwait, the sixth hotel under the Grand Hyatt brand in the Middle East, and the twenty-ninth Hyatt branded hotel in the region, all of which participate in the World of Hyatt loyalty program. Infusing regionally inspired art with modern interior design, the iconic hotel is the ideal destination for guests to discover the country's cultural, entertainment, and artistic offerings.


“Grand Hyatt Kuwait offers global travellers superior hospitality services against a backdrop of majestic architectural design coupled with world-class culinary, leisure and entertainment experiences under one roof; a truly distinctive proposition,” said Federico Mantoani, general manager at Grand Hyatt Kuwait. “We are thrilled to open the first Grand Hyatt hotel in Kuwait, and we look forward to welcoming guests seeking a memorable experience from this magnificent destination.”

Grand Hyatt Kuwait represents a new era of progression and innovation in luxury tied to the government’s Vision 2035, which aims to boost tourism through innovative and sustained investment in hospitality infrastructure. Offering business travellers, leisure guests and locals a superlative selection of world-class culinary and leisure experiences the hotel features four unique restaurants, a fitness centre, a premium spa and a variety of elegant event spaces.


Prime Location

Tuesday 9 August 2022

Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela Opens.

Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela Opens....

Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela has just opened and is the first of the hotel brand in Costa Rica.
Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela has just opened and is the first of the hotel brand in Costa Rica. It is located in the Alajuela province and inspired by the beauty of simplicity, the 120-room hotel delivers an inviting and seamless experience, positioned to become the destination of choice for travelers to the greater metropolitan area of Costa Rica.

“We are thrilled to introduce Fairfield by Marriott to Costa Rica with the opening of Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela,” said Brian King, President of Marriott’s International Caribbean and Latin America region. “The arrival of this new hotel reinforces our commitment and vision for the region and will complement our existing offerings that encompass 11 of Marriott Bonvoy’s global brands now with a total of 16 hotels in Costa Rica, one of the most popular destinations in the region.”

Less than a five-minute drive from the Juan Santamaria International Airport, shops, restaurants, and the main corporate centres in the northwest of the metropolitan area, Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela is an ideal base for local entrepreneurs and international business travellers. Guests looking to explore the destination can easily access popular tourist hotspots including Poas Volcano National Park, Sarchí, and tour coffee plantations like Britt Coffee Tour, where they can taste and learn about the “golden grain” of the country.


The hotel features one signature restaurant, Fairfield Garden, serving international cuisine for breakfast and dinner. Throughout the morning, Fairfield Garden offers a complimentary traditional Costa Rican breakfast and American breakfast with a variety of options such as pancakes, waffles, cereals, oatmeal, and more. For dinner, a fresh take on local Costa Rican delicacies and international classics are offered through an à la carte menu.

Guests can maintain their daily routines at the 24/7 fitness centre and shop for daily essentials at The Corner Market, a 24-hour convenience store located in the hotel.

Tuesday 2 August 2022

Twenty Four Seven Hotels Announces Grand Opening of 108-Room Hampton Inn & Suites Rancho Cucamonga

Twenty-Four Seven Hotels, a third-party hospitality management company for premium-branded, select-service and lifestyle hotel segments in the western U.S., today announced the grand opening of the 108-room Hampton Inn & Suites Rancho Cucamonga in Calif. The new addition brings the company’s total portfolio to 26 hotels, 17 of which are in the Golden State.

Twenty-Four Seven Hotels remains geographically focused on the Western region as we work to expand our portfolio of upscale, select-service hotels,” said David Wani, CEO, of Twenty-Four Seven Hotels. “By prioritizing our relationships with our owners and brands, we are able to remain nimble and readily available to interact with any of our clients at a moment’s notice. Our goal is to make sure none of our hotels ever get lost in the shuffle as we pursue excellence as a third-party hotel operator.”


Located just off Interstates 10 and 15 at 11669 Foothill Blvd., the pet-friendly hotel is minutes away from the Ontario International Airport, Victoria Gardens, Ontario Mills Mall, Toyota Arena and many large corporations. Hotel amenities include a heated, outdoor pool, 24/7 marketplace with snacks and beverages, complimentary Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast, state-of-the-art fitness centre and a 600-square-foot meeting room. Guest rooms and suites feature microwaves and refrigerators.

“Following its ramp-up period, we fully expect the Hampton Inn & Suites Rancho Cucamonga to take its rightful place as the market and segment leader for business and leisure travellers to this unique foothill city in Southern California,” Wani added.


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Friday 27 May 2022

388 Ventures and Life House Announce Opening of The Lenox Collection in the Berkshires

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Following extensive renovations, three-storied boutique properties located in downtown Lenox are reopening together as part of The Lenox Collection, a newly reimagined family of inns connected by their deep historical roots in the town and elevated contextual design. As part of the reopening is Ophelia's, a 66-seat restaurant and bar offering farm-to-table comfort food in an intimate indoor-outdoor setting, with locally sourced ingredients and curated cocktail list. New York-based firm 388 Ventures acquired the properties in 2021 and brought on an independent hotel management company, Life House, to lead design and branding, as well as oversee all hotel and F&B operations leveraging their tech-enabled management platform.


At the heart of the collection is the Whitlock - formally The Church Street Inn - built in 1771 by John Whitlock, a local farmer who turned his two-room farmhouse into an inn for stagecoach travellers. The property now takes cues from its natural surroundings with a rustic and warm feel reminiscent of its farmhouse origins. The Whitlock’s bar and restaurant, Ophelia’s, pays homage to the ingredients and labours of the hotel’s namesake. With locally-inspired farm-to-table cuisine with dishes featuring herbs & garnishes from local purveyors, Ophelia’s is already becoming a favourite among locals, guests, and downtown passers-by.


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Located in the historic centre of town is The Constance - formally the Rookwood Inn - which was built in 1825 as The Williams Tavern. In the 1880s it was purchased by Frederick Constance Peters, a businessman from England, who turned the property into ancillary lodging for owners of Lenox’s famed Gilded Age estates. The inn has been completely reimagined with an extensive renovation to restore and enhance the elegant charm and whimsical character of the storied property with the benefit of modern guest amenities - its lounge is pictured above. 

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On the north side of town is The Dewey - formally the Birchwood Inn - which was originally built by Israel Dewey, a founding member of Lenox’s Continental Congress Committee when the town was incorporated in 1767. Over the years, the site has taken on many lives, owned by various influential figures in the Berkshires. Today, the newly-reappointed inn carries on its rich tradition of hospitality with elevated guest room interiors and stately common areas. Pictured right is the tea room. 




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Tuesday 17 May 2022

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has confirmed the opening of Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, a private island retreat located in the picturesque Raa Atoll at the northern edge of the Maldives.


The Hyatt Hotels Corporation has confirmed the opening of Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, a private island retreat located in the picturesque Raa Atoll at the northern edge of the Maldives. The all-pool-villa resort offers a refreshing blend of serenity and discovery in a relatively untouched corner of the archipelago renowned for its abundant marine life.

“As countries continue to open up and travel confidence grows, we look forward to welcoming guests from all over the world to Alila Kothaifaru Maldives for a memorable getaway in what we hope will become the centrepiece of Raa Atoll,” said David Udell, group president, Asia-Pacific, Hyatt. “We are delighted to add this beautiful resort in the Maldives to our growing Alila portfolio, with new Alila hotels opening in sought-after destinations such as Suzhou and Shanghai in China and Nha Trang in Vietnam in the future.”

Hyatt Hotels has paused new investment in Russia, however, it is still operating in the country and supporting the Russian Government,  despite the ongoing war in Ukraine following the Russian invasion.  The corporate office of Hyatt has, in consultation with its Russian investors, has thus far refused to call it an invasion or war and is continuing to trade in Russia.

Alila Kothaifaru Maldives offers 80 pool villas, of which 44 are along the beach and 36 are perched over water with direct access to the sea. Guests can unwind in these understated, sophisticated spaces that balance privacy with openness to the outdoors. Each villa comes with a private pool and sun deck where guests can bask in picture-perfect views and enjoy personalized service whether they are staying steps from the beach or above the turquoise lagoon. The Sunrise Beach Villas offer early birds captivating views to start their day alongside quick access to the resort’s main facilities such as the infinity pool, Play Alila kids’ club, Seasalt restaurant and Mirus Bar.

The resort’s elegant minimalist architecture by Singapore-based Studiogoto encompasses terraced pavilions, villas and a treetop spa that are carefully integrated into the existing landscape to immerse guests in the picturesque natural surroundings. The low-rise structures and contemporary interiors feature open-air spaces and a calming palette of island-inspired colours and textures, creating an idyllic setting for complete relaxation and connection with nature.

 



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Saturday 14 May 2022

New Hilton hotel set to open in San Sebastián, Spain in 2024



Hilton confirmed plans to open its first hotel in San Sebastián, Spain, Palacio Bellas Artes Hotel San Sebastian, Curio Collection by Hilton is expected to open in 2024. This follows a franchise agreement with Sociedad Anónima Deportes y Espectáculos, S.A. – a wholly owned subsidiary of Grupo SADE.


Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton said, “San Sebastián is a city which has a wealth of cultural attractions, making it the perfect home for Curio Collection by Hilton. From its thriving restaurant scene – featuring more Michelin stars per square metre than any other global city – to its lively pintxo bars, jazz festival and food markets – our international guests will enjoy soaking up the atmosphere while exploring the city. Curio Collection by Hilton has grown exponentially across Europe, with new openings this year in Lisbon, Madrid, Santorini, Krakow, London and Reykjavik, and Palacio Bellas Artes Hotel San Sebastian, Curio Collection by Hilton is a very welcome addition to the expanding portfolio of 190 hotels trading or under development around the world.”

Esteban Basterretxea Badiola, general manager at GRUPO SADE, said, “We are pleased to be reviving the Bellas Artes, one of the city's most emblematic buildings. We are also excited to be working with Hilton to open under its Curio Collection, which will allow us to celebrate the individual qualities of this important building. The franchise model enables SADE to manage the hotel and maintain its brand purpose; to offer enjoyable experiences through its century-old connection to the city’s cultural scene. I would also like to thank PHG Hotels & Resorts for their effort, which was key to fulfilling this agreement.”







Palacio Bellas Artes Hotel San Sebastian, Curio Collection by Hilton will feature 82 stylish guest rooms, including eight suites, meeting space, a gym, and a bar and restaurant. The hotel will be located within the former Fine Arts Theatre, in the Amara district of the city. The theatre was built in 1914, and was designed by the local architect Ramón Cortázar, a founder of the distinctive Basque style of design. 

Located in Spain’s Basque region, close to the French border, San Sebastián is the ideal base from which to explore the Atlantic coastline and the city includes three pristine beaches used year-round by surfers and visitors. The city plays host to a number of prestigious events including an international film festival, an annual summer jazz festival and several food and drink events. 

Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of more than 115 hotels and resorts each hand-picked for its distinct character, appealing to travellers seeking one-of-a-kind discoveries and an independent hotel experience.

Palacio Bellas Artes Hotel San Sebastian, Curio Collection by Hilton will be located at Calle Urbieta 59 y Calle Prim 38, 20006, San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain. San Sebastian airport is around 20 kilometres from the hotel, with international arrivals from Biarritz Airport and Bilbao Airport around 50 and 100 kilometres away respectively. 

 

Monday 25 April 2022

The largest Pullman hotel in Europe reopens its doors........

The Pullman Paris Montparnasse is the largest Pullman hotel in Europe and has reopened on Paris’s Left Bank after a four-year makeover and top to bottom revitalization.




Pullman Hotels & Resorts is delighted to introduce the fresh new style of Pullman Paris Montparnasse, a 115-meter, an avant-garde skyscraper designed by Pierre Dufau in 1972, and a landmark of modern architecture in the heart of Paris. The flagship property sits within a new complex and is part of a larger project that will revitalize the Montparnasse station (which handles more than 60 million commuters a year, transform the Montparnasse Tower (by 2024) and reconnect to the Gaîté quarter and its theatres.

Innovative architecture, vibrant design and immersive art

Design duo Benjamin Clarens and Yann Martin, founders of CUT Architectures, were commissioned to reimagine Pullman Paris Montparnasse as a modern, innovation-oriented place: they have dreamed up an open-plan environment that is decidedly different from the straight, linear architecture of the Montparnasse neighbourhood. Their design vision has created concentric spaces, where areas intended to facilitate interaction alternate with places meant for relaxation. This approach is evident all around the hotel, from the lobby with its circular ceilings to the detail of the bedroom lights and the large structures in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom.

To offer travellers dynamic opportunities for escape and inspiration, Pullman Paris Montparnasse will launch the Artist’s Playground in 2022, one of the pillars of the Pullman brand: an immersive exploration of digital art. Alexandre Toledano, the founder of Visto, a company specializing in curating art within premium and luxury hotels, has assembled an engaging collection of work by contemporary international artists. The works are displayed on a series of screens throughout the hotel and reflect the neighbourhood, its architecture, its daylight and nocturnal rhythms.

In addition to these screens, the property will feature other digital creations, such as a 40-meter outdoor fresco and 3D printed sculptures. The Artist’s Playground and its installations constitute an astonishing art collection that will be continually refreshed.

Inspiring guestroom views

Spanning the eighth to the 32nd floors, the 957 bedrooms, suites and apartments of Pullman Paris Montparnasse offer unparalleled views of the capital. All throughout the property, the hotel offers inspiring spaces where guests can endlessly contemplate “La Ville-Lumière” (City of Lights), admiring the Panthéon, Sacré-Cœur, the Montparnasse Tower, Saint-Sulpice, or the Luxembourg Gardens. The bedrooms, accessible via long corridors with retro-futurist lighting, make full use of their generous dimensions. The classic categories have 22 sq m (240 sq ft) of living space; this increases to 29 sq m (312 sq ft) in Deluxe rooms and 30 sq m (325 sq ft) in Deluxe Executive rooms. Meanwhile, the Suites and apartments offers guests 60 sq m (645 sq ft) of space to make the most of their visit.

Friday 15 April 2022

Hyatt Centric Brand Debuts in the Indian Capital with Hyatt Centric Janakpuri New Delhi

Hyatt Hotels have opened the Hyatt Centric Janakpuri New Delhi, marking the Hyatt Centric brand’s debut in the national capital. Hyatt Centric Janakpuri New Delhi features 224 newly refurbished rooms with a playful juxtaposition of colours, textures and handpicked bric-a-brac to reflect the city’s vibrancy.

Hyatt Centric Janakpuri New Delhi is conveniently located – adjacent to the Janakpuri West Metro and the District Center. This prime location will connect the hotel’s savvy travellers to the rest of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), providing a launchpad for leisure and business guests to explore popular hotspots and easy access to nearby the main commercial center of the city.  The hotel is a 30-minute metro ride from business hubs like Connaught Place and Gurgaon and has direct metro connectivity to the airport.

“Hyatt Centric Janakpuri New Delhi is the perfect destination for curious-minded, modern-day explorers who want to be at the heart of the action,” said Shikha Singh, general manager at Hyatt Centric Janakpuri New Delhi. “Our engaged and passionate team is excited to share their local knowledge, encouraging our guests to discover something new. With its accessible location, multi-dimensional event spaces, and unique food and beverage experiences, Hyatt Centric Janakpuri New Delhi offers share-worthy experiences for both local residents and visitors, featuring designs and collaborations based on a shared vision of finding new ways of sustainable living and the advancement of local artisans.”


Guestrooms


Hyatt Centric Janakpuri New Delhi features 224 contemporary guestrooms across various categories. Each guestroom offers travelers what matters most, with purposeful and multifunctional elements including a compact desk and lounging area for an easy transition from work to relaxation. 

Dining and F&B


Hyatt Centric Janakpuri New Delhi features a selection of local flavors in casual, relaxed environments, with an all-day dining restaurant, Kitchen District, which serves delectable, gourmet dishes, putting a unique twist on cuisines from the Indian subcontinent. Guests can also relax in the café  with a book, snack, or enjoy a cup of chai.

Meetings and Events


The hotel offers 52,000 square feet (4,830 square meters) of flexible meeting and event spaces – one of the largest in Delhi NCR – suited to host up to 2,500 guests in one go. Each venue, which offer both indoor and outdoor settings, are perfect for large conferences, small meetings, and extravagant weddings.

Design Inspiration


Creating a window into the destination, Hyatt Centric Janakpuri New Delhi features contemporary architecture and interiors and offers a comprehensive, modern hospitality experience. The all-day dining restaurant, Kitchen District, has three main areas – each with its unique aesthetics. The first area’s design is inspired by Iranian cafés with a contemporary Middle Eastern and Indian look; the second is a multi-purpose space that perfectly marries a traditional and modern ambiance; the third area is a private dining venue.

Local Guest Experiences and Collaborations


Hyatt Centric Janakpuri New Delhi has collaborated with emerging local artists, food producers, and designers to reflect Delhi’s unique spirit. This includes unexplored Delhi experiences, street art in the hotel spaces, natural bath amenities, and gender-neutral, fashionable wardrobe options for hotel colleagues.

Hotel guests can also tour the city and experience its rich heritage with Unzip Delhi – the hotel's guided walking vendor. Walks with Unzip Delhi will not only allow guests to discover the beauty of the city but also provide a deeper insight into life in Delhi.

Each guestroom includes bath amenities exclusively designed for the hotel, locally made and organic. The Maati products, produced by SR Herbal Luxury, are cruelty-and paraben-free and made with special notes of Indian neroli and bergamot. Aligned with the Hyatt Centric brand ethos, SR Herbal Luxury’s vision is to support local artisans, with a focus on women-owned businesses, and ayurvedic and herbal practices.

In addition, the hotel has collaborated with Gulmeher, a women’s collective of wastepickers-turned-artisans who handcraft eco-friendly items out of recycled materials and discarded flowers. Hyatt Centric Janakpuri New Delhi is working with the company to upcycle its used linen into branded hotel gift bags.

For more information, please visit: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/india/hyatt-centric-janakpuri-new-delhi/delct

World of Hyatt Gives Members 500 Reasons to Stay Somewhere New


To provide World of Hyatt members even more ways to be rewarded, World of Hyatt is offering members the opportunity to earn 500 Bonus Points for qualifying nights at Hyatt Centric Janakpuri New Delhi by May 31, 2022, part of World of Hyatt’s new hotel member offer. Additional participating hotels and their offer stay periods can be found at worldofhyatt.com/newhotelbonus. No registration is required and members can earn on top of other offers.




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Andaz Prague opens......................

Andaz Prague Opens!


The first Hyatt hotel in the Czech Republic has recently opened in Prague,  the property is the fifth of the Andaz brand in Europe and represents a major milestone opening in Hyatt's expansion places.  

The hotel is located on Senovážné Square, within the magnificent and historical ‘Sugar Palace’ that dates back to 1916, originally built for the influential Sugar Industry Insurance Association. The building has since been carefully restored and preserved. In typical Andaz style, the 176 room hotel retains an ambience of local lifestyle experience woven into the fabric of the local culture. 

Andaz Prague has deep roots to the city of Prague and is currently an extension of Prague’s thriving arts, cultural and fashion scene. With Josefov, Prague’s Jewish quarter known for its rich history, and the commercial hub of New Town nearby, along with inspiring museums, incredible architecture and a variety of local shops to enjoy, Andaz Prague offers guests the very best of its locale.


“As the Andaz brand is known for stimulating the creativity and curiosity of each guest, we are honoured to introduce the brand to the Czech Republic,” said Doris Hecht, general manager at Andaz Prague. “We are excited to welcome guests to Andaz Prague where we offer a unique experience through distinctive expressions of the local culture.

The beautiful city of Prague continues to inspire many travellers to explore its rich offerings and Andaz Prague’s location offers guests the opportunity to take in some of the most stunning historic sites in Europe.”


176 thoughtfully-designed rooms and suites capture and combine the city’s rich heritage with modern creativity to deliver a luxurious respite with breathtaking city views. The rooms offer comfortable beds, many of which are guarded by Bruncvík’s lion atop the blue velvet bedposts, which is a reference to one of many Czech legends that inspired the entire concept of the property.

Guests can experience Prague's bohemian luxury with a plethora of beautiful suites, including the spacious, corner Residence Suites that feature windows that open to views of Prague’s Dancing Fountain. The palatial 1,400 square foot (130 square meters) Penthouse Suite offers stylish, handcrafted furnishings, ornate mouldings, a marble fireplace and an exquisite sunroom.

Guests and locals will delight in a modern Czech bistronomy within ZEM, which serves a combination of bistro dishes created with haute cuisine methods. Local ingredients coming from Moravia and Bohemia are crafted into modern versions of Czech comfort food through, using high-quality ingredients and natural flavours. The menu also honours the influences of authentic Nikkei, which include Japanese meat dishes from the charcoal grill and handmade dumplings.



The standalone MEZ bar delivers an exhilarating atmosphere for both locals and visitors. The signature cocktails, infused with local ingredients, are inspired by the historical figures of Prague.

The Andaz Studios include three flexible event spaces that can accommodate anything from boardroom meetings to intimate private dinners, or can be combined into one large 1,615 square foot (150 square meters) space for conferences, receptions and corporate events.  



The unique meeting spaces are inspired by Prague's bygone sugar barons that used the building in the early 20th century. Meeting spaces Collegium 1 and 2 feature magnificent, high, ornate ceilings and oak parquet flooring, with sunlight flooding these rooms through their grand windows.




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Thursday 7 April 2022

New hotel in Bristol, UK for Ireland's largest hotel operator......

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Dalata Hotel Group, the largest hotel operator in Ireland, growing rapidly in the UK has officially opened its first hotel in Bristol. Clayton Hotel Bristol City is ideally located in the centre of Bristol city and marks the Group’s 17th hotel in the United Kingdom.  



Clayton Hotel Bristol City


Adding 80 jobs locally, the new 4-star hotel is close to Bristol’s commercial centre and within walking distance of the main shopping and leisure districts. The hotel boasts 255 air-conditioned bedrooms, a bar, restaurant, gym, and extensive conference facilities. The new hotel represents a £50 million investment, converting the former Edward Everard's Printing Works on Broad Street in Bristol’s city centre. The hotel’s main entrance is framed by the historical Art Nouveau façade, dating back to the 1900’s, which pays tribute to printing and literature greats Johannes Gutenberg and William Morris.

The decision to refurbish the existing building, rather than demolish and build anew is estimated to have saved 2,084 tonnes of CO2 emissions. These carbon savings are equivalent to the CO2 emitted in powering 264 homes in one year.

Bristol is the eighth-most visited town or city in the UK, by international visitors. It is an attractive destination for both business travellers and tourists and welcomed more than 2.5 million visitors in 20191. It has a vibrant and fast-growing economy with burgeoning engineering, aerospace, fintech, digital and creative sectors and was recently named the most innovative UK city outside of London2.

Commenting on the opening, Dermot Crowley, CEO of Dalata Hotel Group said:  “The opening of the Clayton Hotel Bristol City is a further demonstration of our Group’s ambition to grow our presence in the UK market. It is a fabulous property in one of the UK’s most popular destination cities. We are confident of the continued recovery in the hospitality sector and look forward to investing in other targeted UK locations throughout 2022 and beyond.

Our greatest asset continues to be our engaged people, in Ireland, the UK and Germany, and we are proud that we are generating significant new employment in the market. This will be the 17th hotel operated by Dalata in the UK, and our pipeline includes hotels in London, Brighton, Liverpool, Glasgow and Manchester. This is definitely a time to look forward.”

Thursday 16 December 2021

Hyatt Hotels are celebrating the opening of Hyatt Centric Jumeirah Dubai

Hyatt Hotels are celebrating the opening of Hyatt Centric Jumeirah Dubai, marking the lifestyle brand’s debut in the Middle East. The seven-story property is set to become a social hub in the La Mer district, featuring 173 sophisticated guestrooms, including 27 spacious deluxe rooms and suites, designed to reflect the city through the playful juxtaposition of colours, textures and curated curiosities.


Nestled in the heart of Dubai and bringing in a fresh take on the modern hospitality sector, Hyatt Centric Jumeirah Dubai serves as an ideal launchpad for exploration for those looking to discover the city’s local hot spots and hidden gems. Conveniently located between old and new Dubai, guests have the opportunity to experience nearby attractions including Laguna Waterpark, the La Mer beachfront shopping and dining district, Burj Khalifa, and Dubai Mall. For those seeking authentic, historical experiences, the nearby neighbourhoods of Satwa, Bur Dubai and Al Fahidi are home to traditional Arab marketplaces, known as souks, and the Etihad Museum.

“Surrounded by the ocean with year-round sunshine and a stunning aesthetic, we are proud to introduce the 10th Hyatt branded hotel in Dubai and to bring the first Hyatt Centric hotel into the UAE,” said Britta Leick-Milde, hotel manager of Hyatt Centric Jumeirah Dubai. “With stunning views of the entire Dubai skyline, Hyatt Centric Jumeirah Dubai offers adventure-seeking travellers a window to the destination through a playful interpretation of local culture, art, and points of interest.”

Friday 27 August 2021

New Hyatt Regency hotel opens in Houston


Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Prism Hotels & Resorts have announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Houston West.  The opening marks a full-circle moment as the property originally opened as a Hyatt Regency hotel in the early 1980s. Ideal for guests seeking a seamless and intuitive experience, the premium hotel sits on Katy Freeway within Houston’s Energy Corridor and features 400 rooms, including 44 suites, 25,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and three food & beverage outlets – a three-meal restaurant, an eclectic lobby bar, and an expansive coffee market.

Owned by L+R Hotels and managed by Prism Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Regency Houston West is conveniently located in Houston’s Energy Corridor and provides guests authentic hospitality and a connected experience with friends, family, and colleagues whether travelling for meetings or leisure activities. 

“We are thrilled to open the doors to Hyatt Regency Houston West and welcome guests, customers, visitors, and World of Hyatt members to our Houston hotel,” said General Manager Tom Jamison. “Whether guests are visiting for a short trip or an extended stay, we know Hyatt Regency Houston West is the perfect place to offer a high-touch hotel experience that offers confident service to make guests feel connected and refreshed during their stay."

With biophilic design at every turn, Hyatt Regency Houston West sits atop lush greens surrounded by a picturesque two-acre lake. A refreshing water garden in the atrium lobby welcomes guests with slowly cascading waterfalls, exotic foliage, and tropical fish, serving as the harmonious core of the hotel.

“With the opening of Hyatt Regency Houston West, our hotel offers guests the opportunity to unwind in our expansive outdoor green space featuring lawn games and a year-round heated swimming pool and whirlpool. Whether travelling to Houston for business or leisure, the hotel provides an authentic hospitality experience in the heart of the city,” said Jamison. Situated in Energy Corridor and within minutes of CityCentre and Memorial City, the hotel’s desirable location offers guests plenty of dining, entertainment, and shopping options nearby. 

Concept & Design

Houston’s stature as the oil and gas capital of the world is boldly visible through the oil field mosaic prominently displayed at the hotel’s front desk and throughout Black Gold, the hotel’s lobby bar and lounge.

Food and Beverage


Nestled in the heart of our soaring tropical atrium lobby among exotic greenery and our roaming water feature, Café on the Lake offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and allows diners to indulge in locally inspired, creative and seasonal dishes that burst with Texas flavour. Paying homage to Houston's Energy Corridor, Black Gold Bar is located off the lobby and features updated, modern décor plus an exciting culinary and libations menu. Hyatt Regency Houston West also offers grab and go selections in Over The Counter, located on the hotel’s main level.

Meetings and Events  

Meeting professionals can conduct comfortable, productive business meetings and events at Hyatt Regency Houston West. The hotel features indoor lakes, a waterfall, glass elevators and an ideal location in the exclusive energy corridor convenient to both Houston airports. Ideal for meetings and weddings in Houston, there are a total of 25 meeting rooms with 25,000 square feet of function space, including the 9,800-square-foot Texas Ballroom.

Wellbeing & Sustainability

Guests wanting to stay on top of their wellness routine while away from home can count on Hyatt Regency Houston West’s fitness centre, healthy meal options, numerous outdoor activities, and personalized service. All guests enjoy complimentary access to the fitness centre, which features state-of-the-art exercise equipment. The hotel also offers an outdoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool. Guests looking to take their fitness regimen outdoors can enjoy the Hershey Park Jogging Trails located nearby, or play golf at nearby Bear Creek Park, Black Horse Golf Club and Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club, which features a course designed by Greg Norman.






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A “Nikko Style” Lifestyle-branded property to open in the world-famous mountain resort of Niseko


Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co. has announced that it will open the Nikko Style Niseko HANAZONO hotel in 2024. The hotel will be located in Niseko, Hokkaido, a world-famous ski resort in Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido. The company has contracted with Fujita Corporation to manage the new property.


The Nikko Style Niseko HANAZONO will offer 234 guest rooms, each with a standard area of about 34 square meters, including 16 suite rooms, on 8 floors above ground. All guest rooms on the top two floors will be equipped with bathrooms featuring a private natural hot spring bath. The hotel will also contain a restaurant with an open kitchen offering cuisine featuring rich local ingredients from Hokkaido. With views of the surrounding nature from every seat, an impressive circular bar counter and multiple private rooms, the restaurant will offer a variety of options for guests to enjoy their dining experience.

In addition, there will be a full range of facilities allowing guests to relax, including hot spring facilities with open-air baths overlooking Mt. Yotei, a club lounge, a fitness centre, and banqueting facilities.

Toshihiro Ogita, President, Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd., commented, “We are delighted that the Okura Group will be opening its first ski resort hotel in Niseko, one of the world’s best-known resort areas. We are looking forward to offering our hospitality to guests from all over the world in a setting where they will feel close to the majestic natural surroundings.”

Wednesday 18 August 2021

St. Regis Hotels and Resorts Makes Glamorous Debut in China’s Coastal City of Qingdao

The St. Regis Qingdao Introduces Iconic Butler Service, Celebrated Rituals and Exquisite Dining to the Region’s Modern Luminaries

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Qingdao, China

St. Regis Hotels and Resorts, part of Marriott International's portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, today announced the debut of The St. Regis Qingdao. The highly anticipated opening marks the first Marriott International luxury brand hotel in the northeastern Shandong region. Strategically located in the landmark Haitian Center in the heart of historic Qingdao, the hotel is set to delight the city’s luminaries and tastemakers with its elegant design, refined craftsmanship and time-honoured signature rituals.

"We are very excited to expand our luxury footprint to one of the most beautiful coastal cities in the region with the debut of the iconic St. Regis brand, bringing bespoke experiences curated for the most discerning travellers," said Henry Lee, President, Greater China, Marriott International. "The opening of The St. Regis Qingdao ushers in a new benchmark of luxury hospitality in this dynamic city and underscores our commitment to continuously grow in Eastern China."

Occupying the 58th to 78th floors of the 369-meter-tall Haitian Center, The St. Regis Qingdao is the tallest hotel in the region, enthralling guests with panoramic vistas of the Yellow Sea and picturesque coastal scenes. Within an hour’s drive from Qingdao Liuting International Airport, the hotel is adjacent to scenic Fushan Bay, the venue for the sailing competitions during the Beijing Olympics, and with views of iconic local landmarks such as Badaguan Cultural Architecture Centre and Qingdao International Sailing Centre.

Drawing inspiration from the brand’s rich heritage, the renowned Singapore based interior design firm, LTW Designworks, subtly infused local Qingdao influences with St. Regis’ avant-garde aesthetic. This includes a crystal chandelier inspired by a legendary dress of golden thorns that Caroline Astor, mother of St. Regis founder John Jacob Astor IV and doyenne of New York high society in the Gilded Age, wore to one of her famed Midnight Suppers. A brilliantly-lit grand staircase offers the perfect venue for the celebrated St. Regis tradition of sabering a bottle of champagne to mark the transition from day to night. The backdrop of the grand staircase is a 74-meter-high atrium art wall that reflects the delicate traces left on the beach by the ebb and flow of the Yellow Sea.