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Marriott Plans Moxy Hotel for South Beach

Marriott Plans Moxy Hotel for South Beach

Marriott International announced plans to open a new Moxy hotel in Florida next year.
The 202-key Moxy South Beach – currently under construction – was designed by the architectural firm Kobi Karp and will have interiors designed by Rockwell Group. The lobby will feature an outdoor courtyard and a Cuban-themed bodega.
Marriott’s lifestyle brand was first launched in Italy in 2014.  The brand’s first U.S. property, located in New York City’s Flower …

Loews Opens Live by Loews Hotel in Arlington, Texas

Loews Opens Live by Loews Hotel in Arlington, Texas

Loews Hotels announced the opening of the Live by Loews – Arlington, Tx hotel.
The hotelier refers to the new 14-story property as a “multi-concept sports resort,” and it features five restaurants and lounges, an outdoor infinity tool, and a rooftop terrace.
The 300-key property offers a variety of guest rooms and suites that have floor-to-ceiling windows and a décor that features a grey-and-black palate.
Live By Loews, which is between Dallas and …

Kahala Hotel to Expand into Japan with Yokohama Property

Kahala Hotel to Expand into Japan with Yokohama Property

Resorttrust Group, owner of the Kahala Hotel & Resort in Hawaii, announced plans to expand the Kahala brand into Japan and will open the Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama next year.
The new property will combine “Hawaii’s intellectually stimulating and sensual Aloha spirit with Yokohama’s reverence for and history of adopting world cultures,” the company said.
The 146-key hotel will offer guest rooms with what the hotel refers to as a “crystal …

Starwood Capital to Open 1 Hotel in Toronto

Starwood Capital to Open 1 Hotel in Toronto

Starwood Capital Group announced plans to open a new 1 Hotel in Toronto.
The property will be the brand’s first in Canada.
The new hotel, which is currently the Thompson Toronto, will undergo an extensive renovation before reopening as a 1 Hotel next year.  The hotelier said that the design will be inspired by Canada’s natural beauty.
The hotel is located on King Street West near the Toronto marketplace.
The 1 Hotel Toronto is …

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia Opens Its Doors to Guests

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia Opens Its Doors to Guests

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of the new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center on Monday.
The new property replaces the original Four Seasons Philadelphia that overlooked Logan Square and closed in June 2015 after 32 years of operation.
“This exceptional new property represents the very best of Four Seasons,” said Christian Clerc, president of worldwide hotel operations at the chain.
The 219-key hotel, which was originally slated to …

Hotel Effie to Open in Destin, Florida Next Year

Hotel Effie to Open in Destin, Florida Next Year

The Hotel Effie, located on the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort near the town of Destin, Florida, along the South Walton coast, announced it will open up its doors to guests next summer.
The 250-key hotel will feature a 13 different room types with views that overlook the bay, marina, and the village.  It will offer guests a restaurant helmed by Canadian chef Hugh Acheson as well as a craft cocktail …

Park Hyatt Opens in Shenzhen

Park Hyatt Opens in Shenzhen

Hyatt Hotels announced the opening of the Park Hyatt Shenzhen in the city’s Futian business district.
The 195-key hotel sits atop a 48-story skyscraper designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates of New York.
Guest rooms, designed by Yabu Pushelberg, are on floors 36 to 44, and were designed, the hotel said, to make guests feel as if they were “floating on a cloud.” The décor features shades of grey, taupe, and ochre, …