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AKA Announces its Boston Debut with the Opening of Hotel AKA Back Bay

AKA, global leader in luxury hospitality, continues its strategic growth with the announcement of Hotel AKA Back Bay, the brand's exciting debut in Boston, MA. Previously the Loews Boston Hotel, the 225-room property will undergo a design refresh, all while open for stays, to ensure facets of AKA are infused into the hotel. Hotel AKA Back Bay will offer a sophisticated design, lifestyle amenities and accommodations with the sense of home in mind. It will serve as the perfect destination to meet the trend of the "bleisure" traveler who is visiting for a business meeting and has the desire to extend their trip for a few extra days to experience the city's fine offerings. The acquisition of the property is a result of Electra America Hospitality Group (EAHG), a joint venture between AKA and Electra America, and marks EAHG's sixth property since the joint venture launched in early 2021. EAHG is dedicating $20 Million in capital for the design upgrades and renovations to Hotel AKA Back Bay...
 

The Leta Hotel in Santa Barbara becomes Tapestry Collection by Hilton

The charming beach chic Leta Hotel in Santa Barbara is now a Tapestry Collection by Hilton hotel. Earlier this year, AWH Partners purchased the property with Spire Hospitality as the new management company. This elevated historic hotel rooted in the California vibe and beach culture of Santa Barbara underwent significant investment to refresh the guest experience, creating a perfect escape for work and play. The158-room Leta Hotel is ideally located in Goleta and is prized for its cool, hip and carefree Californian personality and it's artful, quirky, unexpected, open and soulful chemistry. Local art, music, food and wine come together at The Leta, and the hotel boasts 6,000 square feet of meeting space, welcoming locals and out of town guests alike for one-of-a-kind meetings and events. Spire Hospitality operates 30 hotels and resorts, including The Grove Resort and Water Park in Winter Garden, Florida; Villa Florence Hotel in San Francisco; Topnotch Resort in Stowe, Vermont; and Hig...
 

Proper Hospitality Announces Management, Operation of Historic Culver Hotel Under The Collective Family of Brands and Properties

The latest addition to The Collective's growing portfolio reopens with European-Inspired bistro & garden and live music programming . Proper Hospitality announces today the addition of the iconic Culver Hotel to The Collective - a growing portfolio of independent, design-driven boutique hotels managed and operated by the Los Angeles-based hospitality group. Located in the heart of Downtown Culver City, The Culver Hotel is a nationally landmarked flatiron-style building which first opened its doors in 1924 after being designed by architects Curlett & Beelman - the city's pioneer of lavish Beaux-Arts architecture—and the visionary City founder Harry H. Culver. In 2007, the property was acquired and redesigned by hotelier Maya Mallick who thoughtfully restored the 46-room boutique hotel with inspiration from the building's rich history, the distinct elegance of the 1920s and a passion for vintage. The decor and European ambiance found throughout reflects an artistic, romantic approach, w...
 

Hilton Continues to Expand Presence in Malaysia with Signing of Hilton Burau Bay Resort Langkawi

Hilton's flagship brand to debut in one of South East Asia's most popular resort destinations. Leading global hospitality company Hilton announced today the signing of an agreement with Tradewinds Corporation Berhad to expand Hilton's flagship brand in Malaysia with Hilton Burau Bay Resort Langkawi. The resort marks Tradewinds Corporation Berhad's fourth property with Hilton, following Hilton Petaling Jaya, Hilton Kuching, and the recently announced Waldorf Astoria Kuala Lumpur. Scheduled to open in 2024, the 251-room resort will be Hilton's second property in Langkawi, complementing The Nautilus Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton, expected to open in 2023. The resort will also join Hilton's established portfolio of hotels in Malaysia, where it currently operates 13 properties across three brands, with another nine in the pipeline. Nestled in Burau Bay along Langkawi's western coastline, the resort boasts stunning, unobstructed views of the Straits of Malacca, and enjoys a 600-meter b...
 

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts to pioneer luxury hospitality in Pyeongtaek

Pyeongtaek is ready to welcome the world's first and largest international hotel brand - InterContinental Hotels & Resorts - as it continues to grow its reputation and stature. Scheduled to open in 2025, the prestigious 244-room InterContinental Pyeongtaek will be the first global hotel brand in the Gyeonggi Province city and form a key part of its exciting future expansion plans and long-term ambitions. The original plan for the project was to introduce another leading IHG Hotels & Resorts brand, voco Hotels, in the form of voco Pyeongtaek. However, recognising the increasing demand for a luxury property with even more extensive meeting space, restaurant and bars, InterContinental Pyeongtaek was born. The result of a partnership between IHG Hotels & Resorts and Seraphim Development, the property will be ideally located for the growing number of leisure visitors to the area who are seeking a taste of The InterContinental Life, as well business travellers visiting the large number of m...
 

Nobu Hospitality Celebrates 30th Hotel Milestone with the Nobu Hotel & Residences Tulum

Today, in partnership with RCD Hotels, the globally iconic and fastest growing luxury lifestyle brand, Nobu Hospitality, announces the launch of a Nobu Hotel, Restaurant, and Residences in the chic beach destination of Tulum, Mexico. This is a significant milestone for Nobu Hospitality, marking the brand's 30th hotel globally and the sixth hotel and fourth residential project between Nobu Hospitality and RCD Hotels. The growing partnership between Nobu Hospitality and RCD Hotels was cemented in 2016 with the opening of Nobu Hotel Miami Beach, followed by Nobu Hotels in Los Cabos, Chicago, and pipeline openings in Punta Cana, Orlando, and now Tulum. With powder-soft, white sand beaches, coastal Mayan ruins, and one of the world's largest barrier reefs, Tulum is an idyllic location for adventurous sunseekers. Tucked away in the charming Riviera Maya, Nobu Hotel Tulum will feature 200 guest rooms and suites including 12 villas, a beachfront Nobu restaurant, expansive meeting space with s...
 

Radisson Hotel Group expands its Moroccan portfolio with a new resort in the “Blue Pearl” region

Radisson Hotel Group expands its Moroccan portfolio with a new resort in the "Blue Pearl" region Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the opening of its fifth hotel in Morocco, and its second Radisson Blu Resort in Saidia. Radisson Blu Resort, Saidia Garden is located on one of the longest beaches in Morocco that stretches across 14 km. The resort brings together the tranquility of coastal living with the luxury of a golf getaway. Travelers can enjoy the local natural bird preserve that surrounds the town, private beaches, shopping malls, and a multitude of attractions and sporting activities. Saidia is a coastal city, located at the Algerian - Moroccan borders, near the city of Oujda in the Oriental "Blue Pearl" region of Morocco, famous for its 14km of fine sand beaches which make up Morocco's longest coastline. First discovered in 1883, the town has become one of northeastern Morocco's most frequented bays, popular with locals and international travelers alike. Saidia is known...
 

Lockwood Hotel Opens in Waterville, Offering a Discovery Point for Central Maine

Lockwood Hotel is officially open, bringing the first boutique experience and new hotel to downtown Waterville's Main Street in over a century. With a sleek and modern, yet decidedly Maine aesthetic, Lockwood Hotel (developed by Colby College and managed by Charlestowne Hotels) serves as a basecamp for discovery, allowing guests to seamlessly access the endless arts, culture, and outdoor attractions in Waterville and beyond. Front & Main, the onsite restaurant, is already transforming the city's culinary scene with a hyper-local menu featuring the best of Maine's farms, fields, bays, and oceans. The Lockwood Hotel opening is an important milestone in the downtown Waterville revitalization initiative, a collaborative partnership between the city, local businesses, community organizations, and Colby College. Other projects that highlight the significant momentum taking place in the city include the Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons - a student residential complex on Main Street; Gr...
 

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Plans September Debut of Multimillion-Dollar Guestroom Renovation

Hyatt Regency San Francisco, one of San Francisco's premier waterfront hotels in the Embarcadero district, is excited to announce a multimillion-dollar guestroom enhancement. The project is managed by renowned design firm Looney & Associates and is expected to be completed September 2022. The hotel will remain open during the renovation process and is continuing to accept leisure, business and group reservations. The renovation includes a complete transformation of the hotel's guestrooms and suites. Guests will be greeted with modernized rooms, highlighted by spacious floor-to-ceiling windows spanning waterfront or city views. The new design features a comfortable color palette of neutral cool tones ranging from light grays to navy blues enhanced by natural light to provide a bright and welcoming atmosphere. Each revamped guestroom will feature new beds and platform bed frames with integrated sconces, up-lighting, internal power units and motion-activated night lights at the bed base....
 

New York-New York Hotel & Casino Launches $63 Million Guest Room Remodel

New York-New York launched a $63 million room remodel project this week of its 1,830 rooms and 155 of its suites. When completed in the summer of 2023, the accommodations will feature vibrant new designs and upgraded in-room amenities that will appeal to travelers from around the world. Crafted by hospitality design firm HVS Design in partnership with MGM Resorts International Design Group, the design aesthetic draws inspiration from the energy and excitement of two of the world's great cities — Las Vegas and New York City. The remodel features design details that harken to New York City, such as rooms with exposed faux brick walls and accent colors such as Big Apple Red and Taxicab Yellow. These elements subtly bring the 'City that Never Sleeps' to life in the Entertainment Capital of the World. Reflecting a thoughtful use of space, rooms will incorporate modern conveniences such as moveable work surfaces, readily available USB/USB-C power outlets and additional shelving and closet s...
 

StonePark Capital Acquires The Waterman Hotel in Santa Barbara, California

StonePark Capital is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of The Waterman, a 31-room hotel, located in the Funk Zone neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California, at 12 E. Montecito Street. Built in 2014, The Waterman has been a welcome addition to the region, offering visitors a unique lifestyle hospitality option. The property features stylishly fun guest rooms and lively common areas, including a swimming pool and an outdoor gathering area directly on State Street. Midway through a transition from an independently branded hotel, The Waterman will join Moxy Hotels, part of Marriott Bonvoy's portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands. This transition will take approximately 12 months as the StonePark team completes upgrades to the common areas and guest rooms that will elevate the visitor experience even further. The hotel will remain open throughout the upgrades, which are expected to be complete by Summer 2023. The Waterman represents the first of two Marriott projects for StonePark C...
 

AC Hotels by Marriott Unveils New Hotel in Downtown Bethesda Near the Nation's Capital

A Curated, Design-Driven Guest Experience Arrives to A Thriving Urban Center. AC Hotels by Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy's portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, has opened the doors to its newest hotel in the heart of downtown Bethesda, Maryland, bringing the brand's signature "perfectly precise hotel" experience to a thriving urban center near the nation's capital. AC Hotel Bethesda Downtown welcomed its first guests on August 16, 2022, with a purposeful design that strikes the perfect balance of form and function, featuring curated artwork evoking a true sense of place. OTO Development, part of The Johnson Group, developed and will manage the new hotel, which is adjacent to and shares amenities with Avocet Tower, a trophy-class office building developed by Stonebridge. With the completion of the Bethesda project, OTO has opened six AC Hotels — the others in South San Francisco, California; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Spartanburg, South Carolina; Times Square, New York; and Wash...
 

Villa Le Blanc by Gran Meliá Opens as Company's Most Environmentally Responsible Hotel

Villa Le Blanc, a 5-star luxury resort operated by Gran Meliá, has officially opened one of Melia Hotels International's most environmentally responsible hotels. The hotel has opened as a member of Leading Hotels of the World, the only hotel on the island to be part of this prestigious collection. Located on Santo Tomás Beach, the stunning 5-star property is an ideal location for discovering the cultural and natural attractions of the island of Menorca. The energy-efficient carbon neutral hotel was built with a strong focus on environmental responsibility to the island, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1993. The renovation of what was once the Sol Beach House Hotel was led by architect Álvaro Sans and combines simple and contemporary design with luxurious details. Decorated predominantly in white and blue, with large terraces and porches that illustrate Mediterranean island architecture, the common areas throughout the resort are designed to achieve a seamless blend of outdoo...
 

Mansion on Forsyth Park's New Owners & Renovation Plans Unveiled

The Mansion on Forsyth Park is one of Savannah's most treasured and historic hotels. In Fall 2022, the property will begin a thoughtful and comprehensive multi-million-dollar phased renovation, expansion, and luxury rebranding - offering a completely reconceptualized urban resort, which will debut in Spring 2024. The property will debut a new restaurant concept in Spring 2023 inside the original mansion, which sits on its picturesque grounds. Built in 1888 as a private residence for the Lewis Kayton family, the original mansion currently serves as the hotel's restaurant. It also houses a cooking school where guests can hone their culinary skills. The school will remain operational in the new urban resort. Upon completion, the resort will feature 149 guest rooms and a selection of distinct food & beverage concepts, consisting of a main restaurant, club bar and lounge, pool restaurant and bar, lobby bar, as well as multiple event spaces, spa, retail and more. LEFT LANE, a vertically int...
 

Aleph Hospitality Enters The Democratic Republic of The Congo

The Kertel Suites in Kinshasa marks the company's first entry into the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Leading Dubai-based independent hotel management company, Aleph Hospitality, has signed a management contract with Congo-based Sokerico Group to operate Kertel Suites in Kinshasa. The boutique property, which is currently under development, is set to open in Q1 2023, and on opening the hotel will set a new benchmark for the hospitality sector in Kinshasa with its all-suites accommodations and state of the art food and beverage offerings. Aleph Hospitality's portfolio now covers 12 properties across eight countries on the African continent. Located in the capital Kinshasa, in the heart of Gombe, a flourishing business centre and embassies area, Kertel Suites offers brand-new, contemporary accommodation. The hotel is conveniently located a 20-minute drive from the N'Dolo Airport. Popular tourist destinations in the vicinity include Picasso Beach, Central Station Square and the Jardin...
 

Iconic luxury property The Sebel Quay West Suites launches fresh new look

The Sebel Quay West Suites Sydney, one of the city's most iconic luxury hotels that overlooks Sydney Harbour, Circular Quay and The Rocks, has unveiled a multi-million dollar refurbishment, invigorating its status as a distinctive, stylish and sophisticated hotel in The Rocks. The stunning refurbishment of the all-suite hotel, includes new soft furnishings of its guestrooms featuring new carpets, designer lighting, stylish dining tables and chairs which enhance the spacious suite offering. In addition to the room refurbishment, the hotel lobby has undergone a complete transformation which has seen it refreshed with luxurious, classic finishes, reviving the space with a modern interpretation of classic styling, delivering a timeless aesthetic. Curated artwork selections and high-quality furniture pieces have been selected to complement The Rocks locality and harbour proximity, while also completing the guest and resident journey from the entrance through the lobby and mezzanine spaces ...
 

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler Begins Nature-Inspired Renovations to Private Retreats

As part of a continued commitment by Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler to enhance its mountainside property and guest experience, an exciting renovation of its Private Residences is getting underway on this summer, with an anticipated completion date of December 2022. The exceptional new design seeks to transport nature's soothing white noise from outside to inside, creating a luxurious, sophisticated, and ultra-relaxing home away from home. The sounds of falling rain, swaying trees, rustling leaves, and the call of crickets: the most soul-stirring white noise comes from nature. The echoes of whispering woods and trickling streams help restore a sense of well-being, contributing to deeper relaxation, more peaceful sleep, and stress reduction. The renovations by CHIL Interior Design aspire to instil these restorative qualities within the newly refined interior spaces. The renovation's overall mood and colour scheme effortlessly combine natural hues with a material palette of ...
 

Mykonos Theoxenia Reimagines a 1960s Modernist Gem

With a focus on Greek heritage and contemporary design, the recently reimagined Mykonos Theoxenia reflects the past and present. Modernist marble and stone preserved from the 1960s complement bright and airy spaces adorned with flowing linen and ceramic vessels, resulting in a contemporary take on timeless Greek aesthetics. Located at the edge of Mykonos Town, guests can retreat into pure serenity or venture through the maze of stone streets lined with white-washed Cycladic architecture. When post-modern architect Aris Konstandinidis initially envisioned Mykonos Theoxenia in the 1960s, his dreams were nothing less than revolutionary: it was to be the island's first five-star hotel, with the name itself encompassing the property's ethos. Theo is the ancient Greek word for god, and xenia describes the custom of hospitality. With this in mind, when Mykonos Theoxenia first opened its doors decades ago, it was a place where guests were treated with the utmost reverence and welcomed into a ...
 

Rosewood Schloss Fuschl To Open Late 2023

The Ultra-Luxury, Historic Lakeside Resort In Austria Continues The Strategic Growth Of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Across Europe. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by Arabella Hospitality, a subsidiary of Schörghuber Corporate Group to manage the legendary Hotel Schloss Fuschl in Austria, with a reopening scheduled in late 2023. Idyllically situated on the banks of Lake Fuschl, the graceful, historic property is reminiscent of a fairytale castle and has been welcoming illustrious guests for centuries. The new resort will mark Rosewood's second property in Austria following Rosewood Vienna's recent opening and adds to the brand's robust development pipeline of properties across Europe and the German-speaking market. The reimagining of this 15th century landmark not only adds to Rosewood's unique collection of ultra-luxury hotels and resorts, but cements the brand's status as a meticulous and caring guardian of some of the world's most iconic heritage buildings. Landmark stru...
 

Artotel Batam Officially Opens For Business

The closest island to Singapore and Malaysia, Batam is a significant player in attracting foreign investment to set up business in Indonesia -thanks to its strategic location in the international shipping route. This industrial city is also known as the third-busiest entry port to Indonesia after Bali and Jakarta. With those key advantages, ARTOTEL Group proudly collaborates with PT Hotel Ozon International to launch ARTOTEL Batam, which officially opens its doors today on 9 August 2022. Combining the concept of art and lifestyle, ARTOTEL Batam is an art inspired boutique hotel that targets both young holiday and business travellers. A hotel with great art, ARTOTEL Batam displays various artworks in every corner of the hotel facilities: public spaces such as the lobby area, and in every guest room. In decorating the interior, ARTOTEL Batam worked together with four young Indonesian artists: Katon Bagaskara, Mohammad Taufiq, Nus Solomon, and Tempa, who collaborated in creating a contem...
 

Radisson Resort Plaza Skiathos opens in the Sporades islands

Radisson Hotel Group opens its latest Greek upscale resort in the Greek Sporades islands on the sought-after island destination of Skiathos, known for its unspoiled natural beauty and exquisite sandy beaches on the blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Radisson Resort Plaza Skiathos is located on the beautiful south coast of Skiathos, overlooking the Aegean Sea and Kanapitsa beach. Skiathos, the westernmost of the Sporades islands, is known for its stunning coastline of more than 60 beaches with soft sand and clear blue waters, as well as sea caves, impressive rock formations, and hiking trails on the tree-covered hills along the north shore made famous as the location for the filming of Mamma Mia. The island's Byzantine churches and monasteries, Venetian-style Bourtzi fortress, and Papadiamantis House with its typical architecture are important parts of the island's rich history. The resort's 84 rooms and suites are decorated in a modern, minimalist style, and most of them offer views of th...
 

Largest MainStay Suites Hotel Opens As Brand Debuts in the Greater Los Angeles Area

MainStay Suites, a midscale extended stay brand franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), welcomed the largest hotel in its system with the opening of the MainStay Suites Orange County John Wayne Airport. Making its brand debut in the greater Los Angeles market, the 176-room hotel is one of several MainStay Suites opening in California, with properties planned in Beaumont, Fresno, Rancho Mirage, Oceanside, Riverside, and Victorville. Located at 2701 Hotel Terrace Drive in Santa Ana, CA, the property places guests near Disneyland, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, and is a short drive to Downtown Los Angeles. Additional area attractions include Fasion Island, Balboa Island, The "Little American Business" LAB, the Lyon Air Museum, Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park, Heritage Museum of Orange County, Downtown Santa Ana Historic District, and Orange County Museum of Art. For business travelers, major companies nearby include an Amazon distrib...
 

Adriatic Luxury Hotels Announces Opening of Hotel Supetar in Croatia

Luxury Boutique Hotel in Cavtat Received Complete Renovation. Nestled between the quaint streets of the historic small town of Cavtat and the unbroken blue of the Adriatic Sea, Hotel Supetar reopens today after a complete renovation. The picturesque town of Cavtat offers the best of both worlds: peaceful relaxation in a scenic seaside town, just minutes away from the attractions of Dubrovnik.Housed in an original 1920s three-story private villa, Hotel Supetar re-emerges as a boutique retreat after being envisioned by Croatian designers STUDIO LACROMA in cooperation with Katarina Alamat Kusijanovic. The hotel features 16 spacious, stylish, and individually designed rooms with Mediterranean soul. Each of the rooms reveals a distinctive touch of style with luxury and indulgence in mind, reflecting elegance and grandeur. Carefully designed to offer rest and relaxation with a mix of stylish furniture, sophisticated fabrics that celebrate history and modernity, and pops of wallpaper, rooms ...
 

Marriott Hotels Debuts in One of Colombia's Most Vibrant Destinations

Inspired by the Spirit of the Colombian Caribbean, the 191-Room Hotel Invites Guests to Immerse Themselves in Local Culture When Visiting Barranquilla. Marriott Hotels, the signature flag of Marriott Bonvoy's 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today announced the opening of the highly-anticipated Barranquilla Marriott Hotel, a tribute to the vibrant city of Barranquilla known as the "Golden Gate of Colombia," surrounded by lush tropical landscapes and the colors of the Colombian Caribbean. Featuring modern, thoughtful design, several food and beverage outlets, a serene outdoor pool, as well as ample meeting space, the new hotel is set to become an ideal destination for global travelers who appreciate the blend of business and leisure travel, while learning and experiencing new cultures. Exemplifying Marriott Hotels' continued evolution, guests are drawn in by contemporary, comfortable spaces, inviting them to relax as soon as they arrive beginning with the Greatroom lobby - a stylish hub ...
 

Rotana announces brand entry into Algeria

Rotana announced its foray into the Algerian market with Azure Rotana Resort & Spa. The resort in Algeria's port city is set to open in March 2023 catering to diverse travellers. Located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Azure Rotana Resort & Spa is in close proximity to the city's iconic landmarks including Fort Santa Cruz and Place du 1er Novembre. Combining authenticity and contemporary designs, the property will boast 185 spacious rooms and suites including eight sea view ambassador suites. Guests will enjoy a wide array of food and beverage options from five outlets including a lobby lounge, a shisha terrace, an all-day dining restaurant, a pool bar, and a specialty restaurant. Furthermore, Azure Rotana Resort & Spa will offer a range of services and amenities including a state-of-the-art spa and treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, and a kid's club. The grand ballroom will cater for up to 300 people in addition to three fully equipped meeting venues...
 

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