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Hyatt Regency Deerfield Undergoes Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

Hyatt Regency | March 29, 2019

DEERFIELD, Ill. (MARCH 29, 2019) – Hyatt Regency Deerfield, a full-service luxury hotel in Chicago's northern suburbs, is currently undergoing a full-scale, multi-million dollar renovation. The renovation includes a complete revamp of guestrooms and suites, refreshed meeting spaces and updated common areas including the lobby, guestroom hallways and Jaxx Bistro and Jaxx Lounge, the hotel's signature restaurant and bar, respectively. Conveniently located just a short drive away from both Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Downtown Chicago, the hotel is an inviting, affordable choice for business trips, vacations and weeke...

How France’s Hotels Are Rethinking Style and Space

JLL Real Views | March 26, 2019

Design has long been important to the hotel industry as a way to attract new guests and turn them into repeat visitors. In recent years, however, new brands to the market have raised the design standards to stand out from the crowd and win over a new generation of traveller looking for unique experiences. Faced with these new norms and higher guest expectations, long-standing establishments and big chains across France are rethinking how they use their space, as well as the look and feel of the hotel itself. "The idea is to break with established design codes, to deconstruct old styles and reconstruct them in a modern way to create vibr...

Greystone Hotels Reveals Details for Transformation of Downtown Santa Rosa Historic Buildings to The Hotel E

Greystone Hotels | March 14, 2019

San Francisco, Calif. (March 14, 2019) – Eric Horodas, President of Greystone Hotels, and Hugh Futrell, President of Hugh Futrell Corporation, announce new details on their upcoming joint project: the transformation of downtown Santa Rosa's historic Empire Building and adjacent 19 Old Courthouse Square building into a 71-room boutique hotel. The Hotel E will be located at 37 Old Courthouse Square and will open to the public in two phases, with the first phase debuting in late spring 2019. The Hotel E will be the first new hotel in Santa Rosa since the devastating wildfires of October 2017. Renderings of the hotel can be found here...

Nobu Hotel Palo Alto Undergoing Multimillion-Dollar Phased Transformation and Rebranding

February 21, 2019

PALO ALTO, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2019) – Nobu Hotel Palo Alto is currently undergoing a multimillion-dollar phased renovation, set to debut as an official Nobu Hotel and restaurant in early 2020. Unveiling a completely brand-new hotel following the transformation, it's set to be Silicon Valley's most anticipated hotel opening. The 73-room boutique property is elevating its façade, reception and arrival experience, wellness offerings, meeting venues and amenities, guest rooms and adding a two-story signature restaurant to reflect the world-renowned standards of Nobu Hospitality with the addition of a 24-hour in-room Nobu dining m...

MJH Bringing New Look, New Technology to Fairfield Inn by Marriott Charlotte Northlake

Meyer Jabara Hotels | February 19, 2019

Meyer Jabara Hotels refreshes this North Carolina property's exterior and invests in new technologies including Marriott's Guest Room Entertainment solution, high-speed guest Internet, virtual concierge, PBX, guestroom phones and mobile-key enabled RFID door locks [Danbury, Conn., Feb. 19, 2019] — Today the Fairfield Inn by Marriott is competing head-on with hotels in the Charlotte/Northlake area now that its owner, Meyer Jabara Hotels (MJH), has refreshed the property's exterior and installed new technologies. Reaction to the renovation has been exceedingly positive, with guests and local patrons praising the hotel's new look fea...

Omni Shoreham Hotel Completes $12 Million Guest Room Renovation Led by General Manager Mark Roche-Garland

Omni Shoreham Hotel | February 14, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 14, 2019) – Omni Shoreham Hotel is welcoming guests to its 834 newly renovated rooms after undergoing a more than $12 million renovation that elevates the overall experience and enhances the hotel's 90-year history. The renovation includes a design and décor update highlighting the hotel's unique location within Washington, D.C. and its picturesque garden views. Embracing D.C.'s culture and rich history, the design of the refreshed guest rooms was inspired by the deco-era of the 1930s Shoreham Hotel, coupled with only-in-Washington visuals such as photography of landmark locations and the hotel's ...

Renaissance Hotels With Spire Hospitality Complete Multi-Million Dollar Renovation of Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington Hotel

Spire Hospitality | February 14, 2019

Bloomington, MINN. (Feb. 13, 2019) – Renaissance Hotels with Spire Hospitality, one of the nation's leading and most respected hotel management companies, today announced the newly-renovated Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington Hotel. "This hotel has long served as a key hub for business travelers to the Minneapolis area," says Patrick Bissen, General Manager, Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington Hotel. "The Renaissance brand promises to deliver our guests an unmatched experience, immersing them in an authentic Twin Cities experience, while providing a respite for their visit to the destination." Transforming the property with a mul...

Multi-Million Dollar, Full-Scale Renovation Underway for Hyatt Regency Deerfield Slated for Completion April 2019

Hyatt Regency | February 7, 2019

(DEERFIELD, Ill.) February 7, 2019 – Phase one of a multi-million dollar, full-scale renovation is underway on the Hyatt Regency Deerfield, a luxury, full-service hotel located just minutes from downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport. The project caters to the Hyatt Regency brand loyalists' desire for 24/7 connectivity and comfort with 300 completely revamped guestrooms and suites, refreshed, tech-enabled meeting space, updated common areas including guestroom hallways, and lobby, as well as the property's signature restaurant and bar, Jaxx Bistro and Jaxx Lounge. Phase one, which includes a $14 million redo of all gues...

Owned by Leadon Investments, Delta Hotels Saskatoon Downtown Undergoes Transformation and Rebranding

Delta Hotels and Resorts | January 29, 2019

Saskatoon, SK – January 29, 2019 – Marriott International, Inc. today announced the rebranding and opening of the Delta Hotels Saskatoon Downtown. The reimagined property will deliver an upscale choice to the seasoned traveler. The 291-room hotel located at 405 20th Street East, is owned by Leadon Investments and managed by Marriott International, Inc. The 18-story Delta Hotels Saskatoon Downtown offers an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool spa, a full-service fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a large heated underground parking garage. The full-service hotel also provides 13 meeting rooms with a combined 20,881 square...

How Luxury Hotels Can Co-Design for Suite Success

Karen Loynaz | January 14, 2019

By Karen Loynaz, MPS in Global Hospitality Leadership, Georgetown University Gregg Rockett, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Masters in Global Hospitality, contributed to this article Imagine walking into a hotel room designed by your favorite fashion brand, everything from the curtains to the bed linens emulates the brand perfectly. How much would you pay to sleep with your favorite brand? Leaders of luxury including Coco Chanel, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Bottega Veneta are now partnering with luxury hotels around the world to co-design fashion-forward hotel suites. Much like the hefty price-tag of a fresh-off-the runway des...

Hilton Signs With Millennium & Copthorne Hotels for The Biltmore, Mayfair Opening in Spring 2019 as LXR Hotels & Resorts First UK Property

LXR Hotels & Resorts | January 9, 2019

LONDON and MCLEAN, Va. - The Biltmore, Mayfair is set to open as LXR Hotels & Resorts' first UK property, following an agreement between Hilton (NYSE: HLT) and Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (LSE: MLC). The luxury hotel, situated in a super prime location in the heart of Mayfair on Grosvenor Square, will open for business in Spring 2019, marking the new brand's European debut. The hotel, which will be known as The Biltmore, Mayfair – LXR Hotels & Resorts, has undergone a multimillion-pound redevelopment following its closure in early July 2018. The hotel will offer 257 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, many wit...

The Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Expanding With New Hotel Tower Adding 495 Guestrooms

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino | January 7, 2019

LAS VEGAS (January 7, 2019) – The Grand Entrance to the Downtown Las Vegas party is about to get a little more Grand. In conjunction with the property's five-year anniversary, The Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas has announced expanding the footprint of its hospitality space by over 250,000 square feet in mid-2020 with the addition of a new tower. Anchored by seven guest-room floors and adding 495 new rooms to the property's existing inventory of 629, the Downtown Grand's third tower, located on the east side of the property and flanked by Stewart and Ogden, will redefine the intersection of 4th and Ogden with clean-lin...

COURTYARD PORT OF SPAIN STARTS THE NEW YEAR WITH NEW ROOMS

Marriott International | January 7, 2019

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (January 2018) – Courtyard Port of Spain starts 2019 with newly renovated rooms providing guests a new experience of luxury and modernity, with designs created to keep the Courtyard guest room brand and provide opportunities to the guests to be their most creative and successful selves. The renovation consisted of 119 guest rooms and suites and involved a complete gutting and upgrading of bedrooms and bathrooms. The rooms are modernized with the latest innovations in technology while highlighting the contemporary feel that provides flexibility and allows guests to optimize and elevate their tra...

What Are the Top Hotel Designs for 2019?

Cicero's Development Corporation | January 4, 2019

PLAINFIELD, IL, JANUARY 4, 2019 -- New Year is the perfect time to check-in on hotel design trends. While some of these trends may only create ripples, others will set off tidal waves. Taken as a whole, these trends underscore that hotel design is no longer the simple task of creating a nice place to stay; it is a science of fashioning a truly distinctive guest experience that flows seamlessly from check-in to sleeping, to working, to dining, to entertainment. According to Cicero's Development, one of the country's leading renovation contractors for the hospitatlity industry, here are six hotel trends emerging on the scene that ...

Historic San Juan Hotel in Miami Beach Completes Renovations

Oberhausen Marketing & PR | March 22, 2016

Miami, FL – The historic San Juan Hotel, located on 1680 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, has finished a multi-million dollar renovation. Stantec, the architectural and design firm known for award-winning hotel renovation projects in South Florida, completed the new interior redesign which included guest rooms, public spaces and pool area featuring a fresh sophisticated nautical design. Renowned architect Henry Hohauser originally built the three-story, 76-room hotel in 1948. Design inspirations stemmed from the hotel's original postwar modern style with nautical influences reminiscent of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Warm woods with vintage ...

NADEL ARCHITECTS HIRES ANDREW SIMMONS AS DIRECTOR OF HOSPITALITY STUDIO

The Hoyt Organization | September 29, 2015

The addition of Simmons further strengthens the firm's core practice areas LAS VEGAS/LOS ANGELES – Sept. 24, 2015 – Nadel, an international architectural design firm headquartered in Los Angeles, has hired Andrew Simmons, AIA, as director of the firm's hospitality studio, working out of its Las Vegas office. With more than 20 years of experience working within hospitality design and development, and eight years in the Las Vegas market specifically, Simmons' hire will strengthen Nadel's design capabilities as a whole, while further expanding the firm's expertise in the hospitality and gaming sectors. "As a part of our continued growt...

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