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Wyndham to Open Numerous New Hotels in Europe and Asia Throughout 2021

Wyndham to Open Numerous New Hotels in Europe and Asia Throughout 2021

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts outlined its plans for new properties it will open in 2021 in multiple cities across the globe.
The news comes on the heels of an expansion of the Ramada by Wyndham brand in Europe in 2020, which included properties in Budapest, Leeds, Madrid, and Valencia.  Other new properties that opened in 2020 were in Germany, India, Parkistan, and Turkey.
In 2021, the hotelier plans to open the Wyndham …

New Wyndham Hotel Opens in Brussels

New Wyndham Hotel Opens in Brussels

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts announced the reflagging of  the Hotel Izán Avenue Louise in Brussels as the Hotel Avenue Louise Brussels.
The hotel is chain’s first property in the Kingdom of Belgium.
Guestrooms in the 78-key hotel feature an earth tone décor with grey accents. Guests can dine at the property’s Louise Bar, which offers breakfast and later in the day offers a variety of snacks and entrees.
The hotel offers a business …

Four Seasons to Reflag Historic Hotel Formentor in Mallorca

Four Seasons to Reflag Historic Hotel Formentor in Mallorca

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced that it will reflag the former Hotel Formentor in Mallorca, Spain.
Ernin Capitol acquired the hotel from Grupo Barceló in February for approximately €100 million ($118.4 million).  The hotel, on the secluded bay of Pollança, was the vision of Argentine art collector and poet Ardan Diehl and has attracted royalty, celebrities, and intellectuals to the idyllic location.
The hotel chain plans an extensive renovation of the …

IHG Continues Rollout of New and Renovated Crowne Plaza Hotels

IHG Continues Rollout of New and Renovated Crowne Plaza Hotels

InterContinental Hotels Group said it continues to roll out both new and fully renovated Crowne Plaza hotels in a design first announced in 2014.
The new hotels are designed to “meet the changing needs of today’s modern business traveler,” it said in announcing the planned update.
Crowne Plaza, originally Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, was established in 1983 as a higher-end option to its parent company’s ubiquitous Holiday Inn brand, a chain of …

Rio Las Vegas to be Reflagged as Hyatt Regency

Rio Las Vegas to be Reflagged as Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts announced plans to expand its presence in the gambling capital of the world, Las Vegas, and reflag the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.
The home of the Penn & Teller theater opened its doors to guests in 1990 and was the first all-suite property in the Las Vegas area.  It was designed with a Brazilian theme and named after the city of Rio de Janeiro.
The 2,510-key Rio …

W Hotel Opens in Osaka

W Hotel Opens in Osaka

Marriott International announced the opening of the W Osaka. The new property is Japan’s first W hotel.
The hotel’s minimalist black monolith façade was designed by the architect Tadao Ando, who was born in the city.  Once inside, the “colorfully exuberant” interior greets guests and, the hotel explains, harkens back to the Edo period during which excessive public displays of wealth were prohibited.
The 337-key property features rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, and …

Hyatt Opens 1,000th Hotel, the Alila Napa Valley

Hyatt Opens 1,000th Hotel, the Alila Napa Valley

Hyatt Hotels announced the opening of its 1,000th property, the Alila Napa Valley hotel.
The milestone was reached 68 years after the opening of the first Hyatt property, the Hyatt House, a motel near Los Angeles International Airport, in 1953 by Hyatt Robert von Dehn and Jack Dyer Crouch.  The property is considered to be the first airport hotel in the world.
After being acquired by Jay Pritzker in 1957, Hyatt grew …