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Accor and SBE to Open Mondrian Hotels in Asia

Accor and SBE to Open Mondrian Hotels in Asia

French hotelier Accor and SBE Entertainment Group announced plans to introduce the Mondrian hotel brand to Asia and expand the brand’s presence in Europe. The two hotel groups (Accor owns 50% of SBE) plan to open a total of ten new Mondrian hotels by the end of 2021.
The initial three Mondrian properties will be located in Seoul, Bordeaux, and Cannes.  The two plan to announce additional Mondrian properties in Australia, …

Apurva Kempinski Bali Adds 43 Private Villas

Apurva Kempinski Bali Adds 43 Private Villas

Kempinski Hotels announced the completion of 43 private villas at the Apurva Kempinski Bali.
The new resort, located in the Nusa Dua area of Bali, opened its doors to guests on February 1, 2019. Its design pays homage to the island’s natural landscape and incorporates multiple waterfalls. A 250-step Grand Staircase that was inspired by Bali’s Pura Besakih water temple runs through the center of the property.
The Apurva Kempinski Bali offers …

Hilton to Debut 6 Curio and Tapestry Collection Hotels in 2020

Hilton to Debut 6 Curio and Tapestry Collection Hotels in 2020

Hilton Worldwide announced plans to open multiple new properties that will be part of its Curio Collection and Tapestry Collection brand portfolio.
There will be three new hotels in the Curio Collection including the Emerald House Lisbon, the Navy Pier Chicago, and the Fellows House Cambridge.  All three are expected to open in the third quarter of 2020.
The Emerald House is undergoing a major renovation and will reopen with 67 guest …

Luxe Life Hotel Opens in New York City

Luxe Life Hotel Opens in New York City

Luxe Hotels announced the opening of the Luxe Life Hotel in New York City.
The 98-key hotel is in the former headquarters building of Life Magazine.  Life moved into the building in 1895 and the hotel celebrates the famous photographers and artists who contributed to the magazine including Norman Rockwell, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Margaret Bourke-White, and Robert Capa.
“Today, the Life team’s creative spirit lives on throughout the neighborhood and throughout the hotel,” …

Frankfurt Airport Welcomes New Marriott and Refurbished Sheraton Hotel

Frankfurt Airport Welcomes New Marriott and Refurbished Sheraton Hotel

Marriott International announced the opening of a new Marriott hotel and a refurbished Sheraton hotel at Frankfurt Airport that is located directly in Terminal 1.
The Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel and Conference Center previously occupied three interconnected buildings with a total of 1,008 rooms.  The renovated Sheraton has 779 rooms and the new Marriott has 233.
The move brings together two brands that were arch rivals prior to the Starwood-Marriott merger. The two …

Mason and Rook Hotel to be Reflagged as Viceroy Washington DC

Mason and Rook Hotel to be Reflagged as Viceroy Washington DC

Viceroy Hotels and Resorts announced plans to reflag the Mason and Rook hotel in Washington, D.C.’s Logan Circle district as the Viceroy Washington DC.
The 178-key property is in the city’s Logan Circle district and will reopen this summer under the new name.
The restaurant will offer dishes that pay homage to the area’s jazz heritage, the hotelier said. Other dining options a glass-enclosed outdoor patio connected to the restaurant, a rooftop bar, …

IHG Announces Plans for New Voco Hotel in South Africa

IHG Announces Plans for New Voco Hotel in South Africa

InterContinental Hotels Group announced plans for a new voco hotel in South Africa.
The voco The Bank, Rosebank in South Africa, will open later in 2020 in partnership with Valor Hospitality Partners Africa.
The 131-key property will be directly connected to the Rosebank Mall, which is located in a suburb of Johannesburg.  Amenities of the property will include a two-level restaurant and three meeting rooms that can accommodate a total of 80 …