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ITC Grand Goa Opens in India

ITC Grand Goa Opens in India

Marriott International announced the opening of the ITC Grand Goa in Cansaulim, South Goa.
The ITC Grand Goa, a collaboration with India-based ITC Hotels, is a member of the hotelier’s Luxury Collection and was designed drawing inspiration from the region’s Indo-Portuguese heritage and local villages.
The resort is set on 45 acres with coconut-tree lined roads.  It offers 252 rooms and suites, each with private balcony or patio with views of the …

Al Manshar Rotana in Kuwait to be Reflagged as a Hyatt Regency

Al Manshar Rotana in Kuwait to be Reflagged as a Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Hotels announced that the Al Manshar Rotana in Kuwait will be reflagged as a Hyatt Regency in January 2019.
The Hyatt Regency Al Kout Mall will be part of the Al Kout Development, which includes a marina, market, and waterfront promenade. The Al Kout Mall is currently being renovated and will reopen in January 2019 with 246 shops and a cinema.
The hotel will offer 200 rooms and suites, a …

Cadogan Hotel to Open in 2019 After Extensive Refurbishment

Cadogan Hotel to Open in 2019 After Extensive Refurbishment

Belmond announced that the Cadogan Hotel in London will reopen in early 2019.
The 131-year-old Cadogan Hotel closed for a $48 million restoration project in 2014. Around the same time, hotel management was assumed by Belmond, which operates 45 hotels across the globe as well as the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and the Belmond Royal Scotsman trains.
In its earliest days, the hotel became infamous for the arrest in 1895 of frequent guest Oscar …

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 …

Hyatt Regency Xuzhou Opens in China

Hyatt Regency Xuzhou Opens in China

Hyatt announced the opening of a new Hyatt Regency hotel in Xuzhou, China. The property is located in the top floors of the city’s tallest building, the International Finance Center, which stands 873’ (266 meters).
The hotel offers 344 guestrooms, including 30 suites, between floors 43 and 59. Rooms have a 65” TV, coffee machine, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Dining options for guests include the Xiang Yue Chinese Restaurant, which specializes in Xuzhou, …

Des Moines Marriott Completes Major Redesign and Renovation Project

Des Moines Marriott Completes Major Redesign and Renovation Project

Marriott International announced the completion of an extensive renovation project at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown.
The new look, “Modern Americana,” is intended to be symbolic of Iowa’s Midwestern roots and farming identity. The project included a new lobby, redesigned guest rooms, and a new concierge lounge.
The guest rooms feature new showers, new beds, and Keurig coffee makers. The hotel’s Wi-Fi was upgraded as well and will support video and movie …

Marriott Opens Abu Dhabi Edition Hotel

Marriott Opens Abu Dhabi Edition Hotel

Marriott International announced the opening of the Abu Dhabi Edition hotel.
The new property is the first to open in the Middle East and was conceptualized by hotelier Ian Schrager.
Edition Hotels is a collection created by Marriott in partnership with Schrager. Each hotel is different and is designed to reflect its location.
The Abu Dhabi Edition is on a waterfront oasis and offers 198 guest rooms and suites in addition to 57 …