IHG Signs With Arabella Group to Develop Three New Hotels in Egypt
IHG | March 23, 2023
The signing will add three hotels to IHG’s country portfolio across brands including InterContinental, voco and Crowne Plaza 23 March 2023, Egypt: IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Arabella Group to develop three new hotels in Egypt between 2023 and 2026. The hotels — InterContinental North Coast Direction White, voco Cairo Arabella Plaza Cairo, and Crowne Plaza Cairo Arabella Clubhouse — will see IHG add over 500 keys to its Egypt portfolio in response to the growing demand for luxury resorts and premium hospitality options in the North African c...
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific and Alliga Eternity Company Limited to Launch First Wyndham Alltra in Asia Pacific
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts | March 23, 2023
23 MARCH 2023, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM – Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (“Wyndham”), the world’s largest hotel franchising company with more than 1,600 hotels in approximately 20 markets and territories in Asia Pacific, has today signed an agreement to launch the first Wyndham Alltra in the region under a partnership with pioneering Vietnamese private yacht manufacturer, Alliga Eternity Company Limited (“Alliga”). Named Wyndham Alltra Cat Ba, the 300-cabin superyacht resort will be docked in the sea off Cat Ba Island of Vietnam’s Halong Bay. It will be the first project under the illustrious partnership of Wyndham and Alliga, with i...
Shaner Hotels Converts Courtyard by Marriott Marathon Florida Keys to Courtyard Faro Blanco Resort
Shaner Hotels | March 22, 2023
MARATHON, Fla.--Officials of Shaner Hotels, an award winning, international hotel owner, operator and developer, today announced the completed conversion of the 124-room Courtyard by Marriott Marathon Florida Keys to the Courtyard Faro Blanco Resort. The newly converted property, owned by Prime Group and operated by Shaner, marks Marriott International’s first Courtyard Resort in the United States. The hotel plans to add cabanas and additional lighting to the pool deck with more activities and on-site experiences for guests. "The conversion of the Marriott property into a fully integrated resort allows us to serve our guests in the Flori...
Extended Stay America Signs Deal With BASK Development for Eight New Extended Stay America Premier Suites Locations
Extended Stay America | March 22, 2023
Charlotte, NC, March 22, 2023 — Extended Stay America announced today that it entered into an agreement with BASK Development for eight new Extended Stay America Premier Suites located throughout major markets in Florida. "We are excited to welcome BASK Development as a new owner of Extended Stay Premier Suites brands," said Mark Williams, Managing Director, Franchise Development, Extended Stay America. "Franchising continues to play a large part in Extended Stay America's development strategy, and we look forward to working with all of our current and prospective owners to continue growing all of our brands throughout the United States." ...
Wyndham Ramps Up ECHO Development, Pipeline Grows to Over 200 Hotels in Year One
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts | March 21, 2023
PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 21, 2023 -- Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,100 hotels spanning more than 95 countries, today announced the continued expansion of its innovative ECHO Suites Extended StaySM by Wyndham brand, which in just one year, now has more than 200 hotels in its development pipeline. Rapidly outpacing initial growth expectations, the developer-driven brand caters to the white-hot extended-stay market, which continues to outperform all other industry segments. Late last year, the brand broke ground on its first three hotels and nearly two dozen more ground break...
IHG Hotels & Resorts: Accelerating Into a New Era of Growth
IHG Hotels & Resorts | March 21, 2023
Elie Maalouf, CEO, Americas, IHG Hotels & Resorts, said: “IHG continues to invest in strategic efforts that strengthen our brand portfolio while building trust and confidence among our guests and owners. We continue to see strong growth in the Americas and around the world, notably among our Suites brands and the Holiday Inn brand family and through the addition of exceptional Luxury & Lifestyle properties and brand debuts in key markets. With more than 4,300 Americas hotels among a more than 6,100 property global portfolio that spans 18 new and iconic brands, we’re excited for the future and well positioned to deliver even great...
IHG and AWC Extend Long-Term Strategic Partnership With Signing of Kimpton Pattaya
IHG Hotels & Resorts | March 21, 2023
Bangkok, Thailand – 21 March 2023: IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, is proud to announce Kimpton Pattaya, as an exciting extension of its long-standing partnership with Asset World Corp Public Company Limited or AWC in Thailand. The agreement is another major milestone in the relationship between IHG and AWC – renowned as being the Kingdom’s leading integrated lifestyle real estate group, with a stellar track record in market-leading tourist destinations. This will be their second collaboration for a Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants property in the country. The strategic partnership b...
Marriott International Inks Landmark Agreement With Rua Al Madinah Holding Company to Open Eight Hotels in Saudi Arabia
Marriott International | March 20, 2023
Marriott International, Inc. announced it has signed an agreement with Rua Al Madinah Holding Company to open eight hotels in the Holy City of Madinah in Saudi Arabia. Located in close proximity to the Prophet’s Mosque, Al Masjid An Nabawi, the planned properties will be part of the Rua Al Madinah Project which aims to elevate the service and travel experience for visitors of Madinah. The anticipated openings will feature approximately 4,400 rooms across eight of the company’s brands – The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft Hotels, an...
Ennismore Partners With Al Hazoom Group to Bring Mondrian Brand to UAE
Ennismore | March 20, 2023
Abu Dhabi, UAE – Ennismore, the fastest-growing lifestyle hospitality company, today announces it will open Mondrian Abu Dhabi, the brand's first project in the United Arab Emirates, in collaboration with Al Hazoom Group. Opening in 2024 and located in the city's bustling downtown area alongside the Abu Dhabi canal, Mondrian Abu Dhabi will be a spectacular hotel providing waterfront views overlooking both Reem Island and Maryah Island and direct views of the city skyline. The project has already broken ground and will join the Mondrian portfolio of seven operating hotels. The new Mondrian Abu Dhabi will feature 221 rooms and 80 serviced ap...
‘A Hotel Within a Hotel’: Meliá Chiang Mai Unveils ‘The Level’
Meliá Hotels & Resorts | March 16, 2023
CHIANG MAI, Thailand (March 16, 2023) – Meliá Chiang Mai has unveiled a ‘hotel within a hotel’ called The Level that sets apart 43 rooms and suites as well as a private lounge and a host of bespoke privileges. Housed on the upper floors of the 22-story urban hotel, ‘The Level Rooms’, ‘The Level Premium Rooms’, ‘The Level Suites’ and ‘The Level Presidential Suite’ are 30sqm, 44sqm, 62sqm and 113sqm respectively and afford some of the city’s most spectacular views. Guests staying in The Level experience an upgraded level of service and benefits, including exclusive access to 21st floor executive lounge The Level Lou...
Hyatt Teams Up With Be Live Hotels to Expand Inclusive Collection in the Caribbean
Hyatt Hotels Corporation | March 15, 2023
CHICAGO (March 15, 2023) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) today announced a multi-property collaboration with Be Live Hotels that will include the growth of the Sunscape Resorts & Spas brand in the Caribbean. The deal is expected to expand Hyatt’s Inclusive Collection, which was introduced following Hyatt’s acquisition of Apple Leisure Group in 2021, by nearly 2,000 rooms. Two Be Live Hotels properties in the Dominican Republic, owned by Spanish hospitality company Globalia, will be renovated and transformed into Sunscape Resorts & Spas. The renovated hotels are expected to open in 2023, bolstering the family-friendly b...
Ennismore Signs With Inzigna Capital for Mondrian Tulum Hotel & Residences
Ennismore | March 15, 2023
Tulum, MEXICO - Ennismore, the fastest-growing lifestyle hospitality company, announces the signing of a Mondrian Hotels & Residences development in Tulum, Mexico, with Inzigna Capital. Mondrian Tulum Hotel & Residences will open in 2025 and be the second Mondrian in Mexico, following the highly-anticipated and exciting opening of Mondrian Mexico City at the end of 2022. Mondrian Tulum Hotel & Residences will be an impressive 64-guestroom hotel with four F&B outlets (including a destination restaurant, lounge bar, speciality rooftop bar, pool bar & grill), spa, fitness centre, outdoor pool, and several other amenities. Th...
Parks Hospitality Group Celebrates Topping Off of Embassy Suites by Hilton Asheville Downtown
Hilton | March 14, 2023
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – March 14, 2023 – Parks Hospitality Group announces the “topping off” of its new hotel in Asheville, North Carolina, signifying that the structural framework of the property is now complete. The 188-room hotel is slated to open in late Fall 2023. The only all-suites property in the area, Embassy Suites by Hilton Asheville Downtown will offer a clean and modern design complemented with raw and rustic elements, emphasizing the natural beauty of the surrounding mountain peaks and the destination’s innate aesthetic. The property is conveniently located in the heart of the city and will feature sweeping views of N...
Accor Brings First MGallery Resort to the Philippines With Signing of South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol – MGallery
Accor | March 13, 2023
BOHOL, PHILIPPINES – Accor, the region’s largest international hotel operator, has continued its rapid expansion in the Philippines with the signing of South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol - MGallery, a locally-inspired five-star resort on the idyllic island of Panglao that will introduce this emerging destination’s unique heritage and community values to visitors from all around the world. The resort joins a strong pipeline of 16 committed projects across the country, and will become the first resort-style property for MGallery in the Philippines. Scheduled to open its doors in 2024, the 188-key South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol – MGal...
LivAway Suites Breaks Ground on Flagship Hotel in Smyrna, Tennessee
LivAway Suites | March 9, 2023
SMYRNA, Tenn., March 9, 2023 -- LivAway Suites ™, the economy extended stay brand created and designed "for developers, by developers" officially broke ground on its first location in Smyrna, TN, on March 8th. The event was well attended with prominent city officials breaking ground including Vice Mayor, Marc Adkins. With ideal proximity to Nashville and other nearby cities, the LivAway Suites-Smyrna is expected to attract extended-stay guests who will be providing services in Rutherford County and surrounding areas once the hotel opens in May 2024. The Smyrna location is the first of many groundbreakings slated for LivAwa...
The St. Joe Company Plans to Open 5 New Hotels in the First Half of 2023 Adding 646 Keys to Portfolio
The St. Joe Company | March 9, 2023
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla.--The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) (“St. Joe”) anticipates completing and opening five new hotels in the first half of 2023. These hotels include The Lodge 30A, an 85-room boutique hotel located on Scenic Highway 30A that opened in February. Over the next four months the Company anticipates opening the 255-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton Panama City Beach Resort; the waterfront 124-room Hotel Indigo Panama City Marina; the 107-room Home2 Suites by Hilton Santa Rosa Beach; and Camp Creek Inn, a 75-room boutique hotel overlooking Camp Creek golf course. Once complete, these properties will more than double the number of...
Marriott International Signs Agreement With Neom to Open Three Properties Within Luxury Island Destination Sindalah
Marriott International | March 9, 2023
Marriott International, Inc. announced it has signed an agreement with NEOM to open three properties on its luxury island destination Sindalah, situated in the Red Sea off the northwest coast of Saudi Arabia. The multi-deal agreement includes Saudi Arabia’s first Autograph Collection Hotels property, as well as two Luxury Collection properties. “NEOM is one of the most highly-anticipated developments in the world and we look forward to working with its team to develop these three exciting properties,” said Jerome Briet, Chief Development Officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International. “The Luxury Collection and ...
Recently Acquired Cape Grace Hotel to Transition to Cape Grace Fairmont
Fairmont | March 9, 2023
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 9, 2023-- Featuring an extraordinary location, on the vibrant V&A Waterfront, between an international yacht marina and the working harbour, with the breath-taking Table Mountain as a backdrop, the Cape Grace Hotel will transition into a fully branded Fairmont (https://www.Fairmont.com) property by end of 2023 (“Cape Grace by Fairmont”). The property has recently been purchased by Kasada Hospitality Fund LP (“Kasada”), the leading independent real estate private equity platform dedicated to hospitality in Sub-Saharan Africa. Guests staying at the hotel can choose to stay at one of its 120 luxu...
Nobu Hospitality Partners With Millenium Hospitality Real Estate for Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Sevilla
Nobu Hospitality | March 8, 2023
NEW YORK, March 8, 2023-- Nobu Hospitality, the luxury lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, in collaboration with Millenium Hospitality Real Estate SOCIMI ("MHRE"), is pleased to announce the development of Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Sevilla. Set to open spring 2023, the property marks the brand's sixth Spanish hotel and third project between Nobu Hotels and MHRE, following the announcements of Nobu Hotel Madrid and Nobu Hotel San Sebastián. Situated in front of the City Hall at the vibrant Plaza San Francisco in the heart of the Andalusian capital, Nobu Hotel Sevilla features ...
Marriott International Signs Agreement With Asset World Corporation to Bring The Ritz-Carlton to Phuket
Marriott International, Inc. | March 8, 2023
Marriott International, Inc., announced plans to introduce The Ritz-Carlton, its iconic luxury brand, to Phuket, Thailand following the signing of an agreement with Asset World Corporation (AWC). The agreement stipulates plans for the strategic renovation and rebranding of the existing Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket. Expected to open in 2025, The Ritz-Carlton, Phuket anticipates setting a new benchmark for luxury hospitality on the island. With its serene and secluded location on the unspoiled east coast of the island overlooking the Andaman Sea, The Ritz-Carlton, Phuket expects to offer guests a spectacular scenery and uninterr...
IHG to Expand Lifestyle Portfolio in Saudi Arabia With signing of Hotel Indigo in Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City
IHG Hotels & Resorts | March 8, 2023
Saudi Arabia, 8 March 2023: IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of a Management Agreement with Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City for a new Hotel Indigo within the city near the Irqah area along Wadi Hanifa in Riyadh. Set to open in 2025, with basement works already completed, the new hotel adds to IHG’s robust growth plans across various new developments that align with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 tourism strategy. The signing of a new Hotel Indigo in Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City is significant, as it is the first nonprofit City of its kind, set to be an incubator fo...
Ennismore Continues Global Expansion of Mondrian With Its First Hotel in Riyadh
Ennismore | March 8, 2023
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA March 8th, 2023 – Ennismore, the fastest-growing lifestyle hospitality company, signed an agreement with Olayan Financing Company (OFC) today to launch the first Mondrian hotel development in Saudi Arabia, Mondrian Riyadh Al Malga. Set to open in 2026, Mondrian Riyadh will also be Ennismore’s first hotel in the capital, making it a significant milestone for the company’s growth in the region. Mondrian Riyadh Al Malga Hotel and Residences will boast 200 keys, including 130 standard rooms and suites, with 25 one-bedroom, 35 two-bedroom, and ten three-bedroom serviced apartments. The hotel will pioneer innovative cul...
Radisson Hotel Group Signs Thailand’s First Radisson RED Hotel in Patong Beach, Phuket
Radisson Hotel Group | March 7, 2023
Radisson Hotel Group will introduce an exciting new era of social and stylish hospitality to Thailand following the signing of Radisson RED Phuket Patong Beach, a vibrant upscale lifestyle hotel that will mark the debut of the Radisson RED brand in the “Land of Smiles.” This forms a key part of the Group’s strategy to double its portfolio of operating hotels in Thailand by mid-2024. Slated for opening in late 2023, Radisson RED Phuket Patong Beach marks the conversion of an existing property in the heart of Patong Beach, which will now be fully renovated and relaunched in line with Radisson RED’s bold design and brand standards. O...
HRI Hospitality to Break Ground on Caption by Hyatt Nashville in the Gulch District
Caption by Hyatt | March 6, 2023
NASHVILLE, TN. (March 6, 2023): HRI Hospitality (HRIH), a fully integrated real estate firm based in New Orleans, in partnership with C. B. Ragland Company, a Nashville-based real estate company, and Peachtree Hotel Group, an Atlanta-based hotel investment company, announces the financial closing for the ground-up development of a new 210-room Caption by Hyatt hotel in the Gulch District of downtown Nashville, Tenn. The construction financing will be provided by Truist Financial Corporation and its syndication partner, Commerce Bank. The hotel is scheduled to break ground this month and debut in late 2024. This will mark HRIH’s 32nd prope...
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