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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 …

Hyatt Plans 200 New Hotels in the Americas By 2022

Hyatt Plans 200 New Hotels in the Americas By 2022

Hyatt Hotels said it plans to open over 50 new properties in the Americas in the current year and a total of 200 new hotels by the end of 2022.
The move will increase Hyatt’s footprint in the region by 33%.
The hotelier recently opened the Thompson Washington, D.C. in the nation’s capital. The list of new hotels that will open in 2020 includes the Andaz Palm Springs in California; the Hyatt …

Inside Tempo by Hilton: New Brand to Focus on Minimizing Disruptions to One’s Lifestyle Caused by Travel

Once upon a time, someone created a hotel with a happening scene, cool lighting, and hip music, and called it a lifestyle hotel.  After that, every hotelier wanted to have a lifestyle hotel, even though no one knew exactly what it meant.
Now we may know.
Last week, Hilton introduced a new lifestyle brand, Tempo by Hilton.  Hilton announced it as “an elevated and approachable” lifestyle brand but a lifestyle brand nonetheless.  …

Hyatt Reflags Two IHG Properties in Manchester

Hyatt Reflags Two IHG Properties in Manchester

Hyatt Hotels announced the opening on Monday of the Hyatt Regency Manchester and the Hyatt House Manchester, the latter being the brand’s entry into the United Kingdom.
The hotelier opened the 212-key Hyatt Regency Manchester Oxford Road and the 116-key Hyatt House Manchester/Oxford Road in the Lume, a building that also houses two restaurants, reflagging two InterContinental Hotels Group properties currently operating in the building.
Both the Crowne Plaza Manchester Oxford Road …

Hilton Introduces Tempo, A New Hotel Brand

Hilton Introduces Tempo, A New Hotel Brand

Hilton Worldwide Holdings announced a new hotel brand, Tempo by Hilton.
Tempo is intended to be “an approachable lifestyle brand curated to serve a growing segment of ‘modern achievers,’” the hotelier said at a launch event in New York City, as well as be a product that helps guests “live better lives.”
Key elements of Tempo hotels will include a lifestyle component, modern design, and a bar and restaurant designed to attract …

Hilton to Debut New Brand Aimed at Young Professionals in January

Hilton to Debut New Brand Aimed at Young Professionals in January

Hilton announced plans to introduce a new brand come January. The new brand will be aimed at a young-professionals demographic, which has become an increasingly competitive segment of the market.
“We’re launching a new brand that’s made for ambitious, modern travelers,” the hotelier said in an invitation to media. “Our thoughtfully designed stylish spaces inspire guests to look up and take notice.”
In July, CEO Christopher Nassetta told analysts during the company’s …