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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 …

New Moxy Hotel Opens in Manhattan’s East Village

New Moxy Hotel Opens in Manhattan’s East Village

Marriott International announced the opening of the Moxy NYC East Village in Manhattan.
The new hotel has 286 guestrooms and suites. Each room is decorated with a specially commissioned art piece by Xan Padrón, a local artist.
Dining options for guests include Alphabet Bar and Cafe, located in the lobby, which offers Skee-Ball and an interactive graffiti installation, as well as a menu consisting of salads, paninis, and tartines, and Cathédrale, which …

Okura Tokyo Hotel Reopens Following $1 Billion Makeover

Okura Tokyo Hotel Reopens Following $1 Billion Makeover

The Okura Tokyo reopened its doors to guests after being rebuilt from the ground up in a $1 billion renovation project.
Then known as the Hotel Okura Tokyo, the property, which closed its doors in August 2015, is a 1960s hotel that has hosted every U.S. president since Richard Nixon and that has been the site of several international summits.
The hotel, which had two wings, was completely rebuilt over the four-year …

Hyatt to Reflag Two IHG Properties in Manchester

Hyatt to Reflag Two IHG Properties in Manchester

Hyatt Hotels said Monday that it plans to open two a dual-branded property in Manchester next year.
The hotelier will open 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 and the Staybridge Suites Manchester – Oxford Road will …

W Hotel Toronto to Open in 2020 on Site of Former Marriott Bloor Yorkville

W Hotel Toronto to Open in 2020 on Site of Former Marriott Bloor Yorkville

Marriott International announced plans to open a W Hotels property in Toronto next year.
Previously the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, the property will undergo a 40 million Canadian dollar ($30.2 million) refurbishment to become the W Toronto.
The hotel will offer guests what it terms a modern biophilia and laboratory style experience including the promise of a place to view “spectacular sunsets.”  Biophilia refers to the hypothetical human tendency to interact …

Conrad Shenyang Opens in China

Conrad Shenyang Opens in China

Hilton announced on Monday that the Conrad Shenyang had opened its doors to guests.
The new 315-key property sits atop the 1,260-foot-tall (384-meter-tall) Forum 66, Shenyang’s tallest building.
Guest rooms feature a modern tan-and-cream décor with marble bathrooms that have underfloor heating. Amenities include a children’s playroom, a fitness center, and a heated indoor pool with views of the city.
The property can accommodate meetings and events ranging in capacity from 24 to 850 …