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Marriott Opens New Bethesda Headquarters That Celebrates the Hotelier’s Past

Marriott Opens New Bethesda Headquarters That Celebrates the Hotelier’s Past

Marriott International announced the opening of its new corporate headquarters on its campus on Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda, Maryland.
The opening of the 785,000 square-foot (72,929-square-meter) building was celebrated with a ribbon cutting on Monday.
The 20-story building encompasses not only work space but a day-care center, a fitness center, a massive test kitchen, and the hotelier’s Innovation and Design Lab.   It opened its doors to employees after six years of planning, …

Hilton Announces First Tempo Property Will Be in New York City in Times Square District

Hilton Announces First Tempo Property Will Be in New York City in Times Square District

Hilton Worldwide announced plans to open its first Tempo by Hilton property in New York City.
The Tempo by Hilton Times Square will open in 2023 in the heart of the Theater District in the newly rebuilt TSX Broadway building, a 46-story tower that was built over the Palace Theater and was previously home to the Embassy Suites Times Square, later a DoubleTree Suites.
Tempo, which was introduced in early 2020, is …

Historic Hotel Schloß Fuschl Reflagged as a Rosewood Property

Historic Hotel Schloß Fuschl Reflagged as a Rosewood Property

Arabella Hospitality announced the reflagging of Hotel Schloß Fuschl, a historic castle hotel in Land Salzburg, as a Rosewood-managed property.
Schloß Fuschl stands on a peninsula at the western end of Fuschlsee, a glacier lake, and was built as a Jagdschloß, or hunting lodge, ca. 1450 for the Salzburger Fürsterzbischof or Prince-Archibishop Sigmund I von Gleink-Volkserstorf and Kardinal Burkhard von Weißpriach.
When the Fürsterzbistum was dissolved in 1816 the property was turned …

Rosewood Vienna Hotel Opens in Austrian Capital

Rosewood Vienna Hotel Opens in Austrian Capital

Rosewood Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of the Rosewood Vienna on Monday.
The new hotel is the first Rosewood property in German-speaking lands, although the hotel chain has several other properties in Europe including the Rosewood London, the Rosewood Villa Magna in Madrid, and the Hòtel de Crillon in Paris.
Located am Petersplatz, Rosewood Vienna occupies the former headquarters of the Erste Group Bank, a nineteenth-century landmark comprised of five buildings …

IHG Opens Hotel Indigo in Flushing, New York

IHG Opens Hotel Indigo in Flushing, New York

IHG Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of the Hotel Indigo Flushing in New York City.
The 150-key property, Indigo’s fourth in the Big Apple, is located in the city’s fourth-largest central business district, a major retail and commercial area that is just three minutes away from La Guardia airport and only five miles from John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Plans for the property were first announced in 2014.
Guest rooms feature a …

Last Surviving Howard Johnson’s Restaurant Closes

Last Surviving Howard Johnson’s Restaurant Closes

It’s the end of an icon: The last remaining Howard Johnson’s restaurant has closed its doors.
Founded by Howard Deering Johnson in 1925, the single outpost – a Quincy, Massachusetts pharmacy he purchased and then installed a soda fountain – grew to be the largest restaurant chain in the United States by the 1960s and 1970s.
Its popularity was due in part to innovations Deering made in ice cream, adding more buttermilk …

Trump Hotel in Historic D.C. Post Office Building to Be Sold and Reflagged as a Waldorf Astoria

Trump Hotel in Historic D.C. Post Office Building to Be Sold and Reflagged as a Waldorf Astoria

 
The Trump Organization is slated to close on a deal to sell the lease to the crown jewel of its hotel operation, the luxury property located in the historic Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C., for $375 million by the end of the month.
The new owners, CGI Merchant Group, an investment firm, will reflag the property, in partnership with Hilton Worldwide, as a Waldorf Astoria.
This is not the Trump …