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Park Hyatt Hotel to Open in London on the River Thames

Park Hyatt Hotel to Open in London on the River Thames

Hyatt Hotels announced plans for a Park Hyatt hotel to open in London early in the next decade.
The Park Hyatt London River Thames is slated to open in 2022 and will be incorporated into the Nine Elms, a new residential, commercial, and cultural quarter on the South Bank, directly opposite Westminster.
The hotelier said that it had been a longtime priority for it to open a Park Hyatt in the English …

Thompson Dallas Opens in Historic Bank Building

Thompson Dallas Opens in Historic Bank Building

Hyatt Hotels announced on Tuesday the opening of the Thompson Dallas, following a $460 million restoration of the historic First National Bank Tower, designed by architects George Dahl and Thomas Stanley.
The exterior, now restored, features a dark and light contrasting theme, using dark glass and white marble from the same quarry in Greece that was used for marble for the Parthenon.
Construction for the 627’ (191 m) tower began in 1961. …

Braniff Hotel to Open in Dallas at Former Airline’s Hostess College

Braniff Hotel to Open in Dallas at Former Airline’s Hostess College

Braniff Airways, the airline that flew from 1930 through 1982 and that continues as a branding and licensing company while administering former employee travel benefits, announced plans to partner on a Braniff-themed hotel with a real estate developer in the Dallas area.
The Braniff property will be at the site of its former Hostess College and construction is slated to begin in the spring.  The 75-key boutique property will have numerous …

Kimpton Opens Historic Blackstone in Nebraska as Cottonwood Hotel

Kimpton Opens Historic Blackstone in Nebraska as Cottonwood Hotel

Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants announced the reflagging of the historic Blackstone Hotel in Omaha, Nebraska, as the Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel.
The 205-key hotel, which the chain says is a “reinvention” of the original Blackstone, which opened in 1915, is an Omaha Landmark, and is on the National Register of Historic Places, underwent a $75 million renovation that started in 2018.
The new name pays homage to the Cottonwood Room bar in the …

New Hyatt Regency Planned for JFK

New Hyatt Regency Planned for JFK

Hyatt Hotels announced plans for a new hotel near John F. Kennedy International Airport.  The new property will be located at the Resorts World Casino in the Jamaica section of the city, approximately four miles (6.4 kilometers) from the aerodrome.
The hotelier is partnering with Genting Americas, a subsidiary of Kuala Lumpur-based Genting Group, which owns the casino complex.  The two companies said that the Hyatt Regency JFK at Resorts World …

Boca Raton Resort & Club Celebrating 94 Years with $150 Million Renovation Project

Boca Raton Resort & Club Celebrating 94 Years with $150 Million Renovation Project

The Boca Raton Resort & Club will undergo a $150 million renovation and refurbishment, the owners of the property announced.
The 94-year-old property is a Waldorf Astoria Resort, which is part of Hilton Worldwide.
The resort, which opened its doors to guests as the Ritz-Carlton Cloister Inn in 1926, has grown to include five hotels, namely Cloister, Yacht Club, Beach Club, Tower, and Bungalow across 356 acres (144 hectares).
“As we approach the …

Viceroy’s Hotel Zena Opens in D.C.

Viceroy’s Hotel Zena Opens in D.C.

Viceroy Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of the Hotel Zena in Washington, D.C.
The property is intended to celebrate “the accomplishments of women and recognizing their enduring struggle for gender equality,” the company said in a statement.
“Every architectural line, material and art installation was thoughtfully designed and curated to send a message of female empowerment,” it said.
Dining options for guests include the restaurant Figleaf, which uses locally sourced ingredients in …