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Inside Signia Hilton: New Brand to Focus on Business Travel, Meetings, and Events

With the announcement of Signia Hilton on Friday, Hilton is effectively creating a new segment with a hotel brand dedicated to and designed specifically for the needs of meetings, events, groups, and the business traveler.
The announcement was made at an event on the 68th floor of 3 World Trade Center in a hotel-like atmosphere designed to convey the Signia Hilton guest experience.
Following the briefing, Frequent Business Traveler sat down with …

New Hilton Opens in Chengdu, China

New Hilton Opens in Chengdu, China

Hilton announced the opening of the Hilton Chengdu Chenghua in Chengdu, China. The property is the company’s eighth hotel located in the city.
The hotel offers 298 guestrooms, each with a 49” HD TV. Guests may access the property’s 24-hour fitness center, as well as its heated indoor pool and whirlpool.
Dining options include Kitchencraft, an all-day restaurant offering both local and international cuisine; Qing Ya, a Chinese restaurant specializing in Sichaun …

Grand Hyatt New York to Be Torn Down, Replaced with Tower

Grand Hyatt New York to Be Torn Down, Replaced with Tower

A group of developers said they plan to purchase and tear down the Grand Hyatt New York, next to Grand Central Terminal, and replace it with a mixed-use project that will include a scaled-down Grand Hyatt.
The Grand Hyatt launched Donald Trump’s career as a developer and was his first major development project in Manhattan.
The developers, TF Cornerstone, a Manhattan developer, and MSD Partners, an investment firm connected with Dell Technologies …

Hyatt’s Miraval Austin Resort Opens

Hyatt’s Miraval Austin Resort Opens

Hyatt Hotels announced the opening of the Miraval Austin spa and resort.
The 117-key property overlooks Lake Travis and features a 10-acre (4-hectare) farm and ranch and a Life in Balance Spa that offers treatments the hotel said “pay homage” to Austin’s cultural heritage and natural surroundings.
Guest rooms and suites were designed with a neutral color palette and incorporate local, hand-crafted accessories and art. The rooms also feature Miraval bedding, …

W Dubai – Palm Jumeirah Opens Its Doors to Guests

W Dubai – Palm Jumeirah Opens Its Doors to Guests

Marriott International announced the opening of the W Dubai – The Palm.
The new hotel is located on the Palm Jumeirah, which is the largest man-made island in the world.
The hotel’s design is intended to be reminiscent of sand dunes as well as the city’s skyscrapers. The five-story atrium which welcomes guests is intended to evoke desert fortresses and citadels that dotted the region centuries ago. The atrium is home to …

Yotel Opens in San Francisco, Its First West Coast Property

Yotel Opens in San Francisco, Its First West Coast Property

Yotel announced the opening of the Yotel San Francisco on Friday.
The Yotel San Francisco is the hotelier’s first property on the West Coast and is located on Market Street on the border of SoMa and near the Moscone Center and the Powell and Market Cable Car turnaround.
The hotel’s rooms, which the hotelier calls cabins, feature the brand’s SmartBed gel foam mattresses, rain shower bathrooms along with heated towel racks, iron …

Hyatt Plans to Open 40 New Hotels on the West Coast

Hyatt Plans to Open 40 New Hotels on the West Coast

Hyatt Hotels said it plans to open 40 new hotels in California, Oregon, and Washington over the coming three years.
The new properties include the Park Hyatt Los Angeles at Oceanside Plaza,  which will open next year; the 600-key Hyatt Regency Portland at Oregon Convention Center, which will open in early 2020; and the 351-room Grand Hyatt at SFO, which will open this summer and will be the only hotel on …