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Hilton’s Lodge at Gulf State Park Hotel Reopens 14 Years After Hurricane Ivan Destruction

Hilton’s Lodge at Gulf State Park Hotel Reopens 14 Years After Hurricane Ivan Destruction

Hilton announced the reopening of the Lodge at Gulf State Park Hotel on the beachfront in Alabama’s Gulf State Park.
Originally opened in 1974, the property was damaged beyond repair by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. It has since been redesigned and rebuilt, and is the first full-service hotel to open in the area in 20 years.
The hotel site was moved approximately 200 to 225 feet (60 to 68 meters) farther back …

Mandarin Oriental Atlanta to be Reflagged as Waldorf Astoria in December

Mandarin Oriental Atlanta to be Reflagged as Waldorf Astoria in December

Mandarin Oriental announced that the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta, which opened its doors to guests in 2012, will be reflagged next month as a Waldorf Astoria, a Hilton brand.
“Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has received notice of termination of its management agreement for Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta and will cease managing the hotel with effect from 7 December 2018,” the company said in a statement on its website.
The hotel occupies the lower half …

El San Juan Hotel to Reopen in December

El San Juan Hotel to Reopen in December

Hilton announced that the El San Juan Hotel, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, will reopen on December 14 after a complete renovation and restoration project.
The 388-room hotel is located on Isla Verde Beach.
The restoration brings back the hotel’s original 1958 look as created by architect Roy F. France. The work included restoring the lobby’s iconic chandelier, its hand-carved mahogany on the lobby ceiling, and its columns and vaulted …

Hilton Introduces New ‘Motto’ Brand of Hotels

Hilton Introduces New ‘Motto’ Brand of Hotels

Hilton announced the debut of a new hotel brand, Motto by Hilton. The hotelier says that Motto is an “affordable lifestyle brand.”
Motto by Hilton hotels will open in key cities across the globe. The first will open in Marylebone, London, in 2020 and will be followed by ones in Boston, Dublin, Lima, Savannah, and Washington, D.C>
The hotels will emphasize sleep providing a premium mattress, a sleep kit with eye masks, …

Hilton to Open First Canopy Hotel in Latin America

Hilton to Open First Canopy Hotel in Latin America

Hilton announced plans to open a Canopy by Hilton hotel in São Paulo, Brazil, next year.
The Canopy by Hilton São Paulo Jardins will be a gut renovation of an existing hotel on the site.
The hotel will offer 98 rooms that reflect the city in design as well as what the hotelier calls an “intimate” lobby with “chic” design elements.  Amenities will include Canopy Central, an area of the hotel with …

Hilton Returns to Taiwan with the Hilton Taipei Sinban

Hilton Returns to Taiwan with the Hilton Taipei Sinban

After a 15-year absence, Hilton returned to Taiwan on Monday with the opening of the Hilton Taipei Sinban in New Taipei City.
The new hotel offers 400 rooms and suites.  Each room features a 50-inch flatscreen television and espresso machine. All provide city views.  Guest amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and a rooftop infinity pool. Executive Rooms are on a higher floor and offer private check-in as well as admission …

Hilton and Marriott Plan Africa Expansion

Hilton and Marriott Plan Africa Expansion

At the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Nairobi, Kenya, both Hilton and Marriott International announced plans to significantly increase their presence on the African continent.
Africa presents hotel chains with tremendous opportunities for growth.
“The continent is still under capacity as far as branded hotel supply is concerned,” said Alex Kyriakidis, Marriott’s managing director for the EMEA region.
Hilton said it expects to open eight hotels across Africa this year, including the …