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Starwood Capital to Open New 1 Hotel in London’s Mayfair District

Starwood Capital to Open New 1 Hotel in London’s Mayfair District

Starwood Capital Group announced plans to open a new 1 Hotel in London.
The 1 Hotel London Mayfair will be the brand’s first in the United Kingdom.  It will be located in the city’s Mayfair district when it opens in 2022.
The 184-key property will be located in a mixed-use project that will also include office space and shops.  The hotel’s interiors will be built using locally sourced material and sustainable elements …

Four Seasons to Reopen Resort on Lanai in November

Four Seasons to Reopen Resort on Lanai in November

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Sensei, a company that integrates mental and physical health, announced plans to reopen the Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, The Lodge at Koele as the Four Seasons Hotel Lanai at Koele, A Sensei Retreat.
The resort will open on November 1, 2019 on the island of Lanai in Hawaii.
The 96-key property will offer guests a variety of activities including spa treatments in a private hale, island …

New Kempinski Resort in Dominica to Offer Guests Inter-Island Air Service to Hotel

New Kempinski Resort in Dominica to Offer Guests Inter-Island Air Service to Hotel

The new Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski in Dominica will offer arriving and departing guests inter-island air shuttle service to and from Antigua and Guadeloupe when it opens on Sunday.
The partnership with Tropical Aviation will utilize Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft equipped with ten seats.  The short flight will offer guests what the hotel terms “photo-worthy, low-level views” and the hotel will greet the flight with an SUV for the …

Grand Hyatt at San Francisco Airport Opens Doors to Guests

Grand Hyatt at San Francisco Airport Opens Doors to Guests

Hyatt Hotels announced on Monday the opening of the Grand Hyatt at San Francisco International Airport.
“We are thrilled to open the doors to Grand Hyatt at SFO and welcome our international guests,” said Henning Nopper, the hotel’s general manager. “The completion of this hotel, an iconic addition to our Grand Hyatt brand, is a culmination of many years of hard work and planning.”
The 12-story hotel replaces the 1959 Hilton Inn …

Radisson to Enter New Zealand with 4 New Properties

Radisson to Enter New Zealand with 4 New Properties

Radisson Hotel Group announced plans to enter New Zealand with four new hotels.
The company,in announcing the move,cited a “shortage of internationally branded accommodation” in the South Island of the country.
The hotelier will launch three brands – Radisson Blu, Radisson Red, and Park Inn by Radisson – with four properties slated to open in 2021 and 2022.
The 171-room Radisson BluHotel, Queenstown Remarkables Park and the adjacent 257-room Radisson Red Queenstown Remarkable …

Accor to Revive Orient Express, Albeit Without a Train

Accor to Revive Orient Express, Albeit Without a Train

AccorHotels announced plans to operate a chain of hotels under the legendary Orient Express name, and the first Orient Express property will open in Bangkok next summer.
The move comes almost 136 years to the day following the first ever Orient Express trip linking Paris and Constantinople on October 4, 1883.  Accor acquired a 50% stake in the Orient Express brand from SNCF, France’s national state-owned railway company, in 2017.
The 154-key …

Hyatt Introduces Caption, a New Hotel Brand

Hyatt Introduces Caption, a New Hotel Brand

Hyatt Hotels announced on Wednesday the debut of a new hotel brand, Caption by Hyatt.
The new brand fits within the select service category, which falls between limited-service and full-service properties.
“Caption by Hyatt hotels will be anchored by a distinctive food and beverage experience that will be a vibrant mash-up between café, market and bar,” the hotelier said in a statement. Hyatt is working with Union Square Hospitality Group – known …