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Marriott Hotel Park Lane Completes Major Renovation

Marriott Hotel Park Lane Completes Major Renovation

Marriott International announced the completion of an extensive refurbishment project at the Marriott Hotel Park Lane in London.
The redesigned guest rooms feature a lighter and more airy décor with cream-colored accents, a bathroom with a walk-in shower and separate tub, and Floris toiletries.
The updated Executive Lounge features dark woods and offers guests a meeting room as well as multiple food presentations throughout the day.
The hotel, which features a 24-hour fitness …

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 …

Jumeirah Beach Hotel to Reopen after Extensive Refurbishment

Jumeirah Beach Hotel to Reopen after Extensive Refurbishment

The Jumeirah Group announced plans for the reopening of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the hotelier’s first property, which opened in Dubai in 1997. The property’s doors will reopen to guests on October 19, 2018.
The wave-shaped hotel stands next to the sail-shaped Burj al Aarb, the third highest hotel in the world.
The Jumeirah Beach Hotel was closed five months ago for a top-to-bottom renovation that entailed a new and more airy …

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 …

Marriott to Open 80 New Hotels in the UAE by 2023

Marriott to Open 80 New Hotels in the UAE by 2023

Marriott International announced plans to add 80 hotels in the United Arab Emirates in the next five years.
The hotelier said it will already opened six in the country and plans to open an additional five by year end, bringing the total number of Marriott hotels there to 59.
Among the new hotels is an Elements Hotel that opened earlier this year in Dubai and an Edition property that will open in …

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 …

IHG to Add 3 New Even Hotels in Ann Arbor, Austin, and Charlotte

IHG to Add 3 New Even Hotels in Ann Arbor, Austin, and Charlotte

InterContinental Hotels Group announced plans for three new Even Hotels. The new properties will be located in Michigan, North Carolina, and Texas, and will open in 2019.
The Even Hotel Ann Arbor will offer 111 rooms and be located adjacent to the University of Michigan campus and provide 2,432 square feet (226 square meters) of meeting space. It will feature an Athletic Studio, a business center, an indoor pool and spa, …