Development

/Development

Development

Vision Hospitality Breaks Ground on Aloft by Marriott in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Vision Hospitality | October 15, 2019

The new 135-room Aloft by Marriott Chattanooga/Hamilton Place is part of the Sears redevelopment project at Hamilton Place. CHATTANOOGA, TENN., OCT. 15, 2019 — Vision Hospitality Group, Inc., and CBL Properties announced that construction has commenced on the 135-room Aloft by Marriott in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The new hotel marks the brand’s entrance into the Chattanooga market. “For some time now we have been working to find an opportunity to partner with our friends at CBL, and we are very excited to be moving forward with the development of the Aloft by Marriott at Hamilton Place” said Mitch Patel, president & CEO, Visi...

Olshan Properties Breaks Ground on New Aloft Hotel at Easton Town Center, Columbus, Ohio

Olshan Properties | October 11, 2019

NEW YORK, NY – October 11 -- Olshan Properties, one of the country’s leading private owners, developers and operators of commercial real estate, today announced that it has broken ground on a new, 136-key Aloft Hotel at Easton Town Center located in Columbus, OH. The new Aloft will become Olshan’s fourth hotel at Easton and part of the company’s large national hotel portfolio. The Aloft, which is expected to open spring 2020, is owned in partnership with L Brands and The Georgetown Company. Once completed, the Aloft will become a centerpiece of the $500 million expansion that is underway at the Easton Town Center, one of the countr...

Radisson Hotel Group to Bring New Hotel to Tunisia in 2023

Radisson | October 10, 2019

Brussels/Tunis - October 10, 2019 Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the signing of the Radisson Hotel Tunis in Tunisia’s capital city. It will be the first Radisson branded hotel in the city of Tunis and the Group’s fourth hotel in the country. This brings Radisson Hotel Group’s African portfolio to almost 100 hotels in operation and under development. As the economic and commercial capital of Tunisia, Tunis not only hosts an array of major international companies and institutions it also boasts a rich cultural heritage – along with beautiful landscapes. Part of an area that is fast growing in popularity, the city is gener...

Marriott International Signs Deal to Introduce The Luxury Collection to Saudi Arabia in 2020

Assila Investments | October 10, 2019

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) has signed an agreement with Assila Investments to bring its Luxury Collection brand for the first time to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Situated in the heart of Jeddah, Assila Hotel is anticipated to join The Luxury Collection’s portfolio of more than 100 world-renowned hotels and resorts in 2020. “We are thrilled to have Marriott International manage the beautiful Assila Hotel, under the Luxury Collection brand,” said Bader Alissa, CEO, Assila Investments. “This only affirms Assila Hotel’s position as a premier luxury hotel in Jeddah.” “We are delighted to announce plan...

Vision Hospitality Group Breaks Ground on Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton in Downtown Huntsville, Alabama

Hampton by Hilton | October 9, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, AL – October 9, 2019 – Chattanooga-based Vision Hospitality Group, Inc., is pleased to announce the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton in downtown Huntsville Alabama has broken ground. The 150-room hotel marks Vision’s entrance into the Huntsville market and is slated to open in early 2021. “We are excited to partner with Hilton to develop the Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown Huntsville,” said Mitch Patel, Vision Hospitality Group President & CEO. “Huntsville continues to see significant growth with new developments such as the Toyota/Mazda and Blue Origin manufacturing plants, which create a demand for qua...

Kempinski Signs With Umm Al Qura to Develop Kempinski Hotel Makkah

Umm Al Qura for Development and Construction and King Abdulaziz Road Project in Makkah | October 9, 2019

DUBAI -- October 9, 2019 -- Kempinski Hotels has announced a new luxury project in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The signing ceremony with the partnering company, Umm Al Qura for Development and Construction Company (UAQ), took place end of last week at Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai. The property will entail a luxury hotel and will be the flagship edifice within the new boulevard on King Abdul Aziz Road mega project. Kempinski Hotel Makkah will include 380 rooms and suites, each of them offering at least 42 net square meters – unprecedented in the segment in this region. The hotel is equipped with plenty of top-notch amenities catering for a l...

DiamondRock Hospitality Announces Return of The Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Resort & Spa and the Debut of Noni Beach Resort in St. Thomas

DiamondRock Hospitality Company | October 8, 2019

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands, Oct. 8, 2019 -- DiamondRock Hospitality is pleased to announce the highly anticipated return of the Frenchman's Reef Marriott Resort & Spa and a new, adjacent resort under Marriott's Autograph Collection, Noni Beach, a St. Thomas Resort. The $200+ million project is well underway and the re-envisioned resorts are expected to open in 2020. "DiamondRock is creating two truly unique resorts in the Virgin Islands. The irreplaceable location and superlative quality of DiamondRock's resort property in concert with Marriott's world-class brands will create an unparalleled and authentic island guest experience...

Donohoe Development and Koucar Management Break Ground on Cambria Hotel Washington D.C. Capitol Riverfront

Cambria Hotels | October 8, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 8, 2019 -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), Donohoe Development Company and Koucar Management announce the official start of construction on the Cambria Hotel Washington D.C. Capitol Riverfront. The new-construction, nine-story, 154-room upscale hotel, which is expected to open in early 2021, will become the Cambria brand's fifth location in the Washington, D.C., metro area. Eight Cambria locations have already opened their doors this year — together representing over 1,100 upscale rooms. Up to four additional Cambria hotels are expected to open in top-tier markets across the country by year-end....

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Partners With Portman Holdings to Bring New Boutique Hotel to Atlanta’s Buckhead Neighborhood in Late 2020

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants | October 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (October 8, 2019) – Today Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announces plans for a second property in Atlanta, a 216-room adaptive reuse hotel in the heart of the city’s Buckhead neighborhood. When it opens in late 2020, the Kimpton Buckhead will join the Kimpton Overland Atlanta Airport to offer rewards club members, travelers and locals two highly curated, locally programmed and thoughtfully designed stay experiences in Georgia’s capital. IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), Kimpton’s parent company, maintains its Americas headquarters in Atlanta, and the new Kimpton Buckhead marks an important expansion for the bran...

Radisson Hotel Group Signs With Friedemann Kunz Family Foundation for New Radisson Hotel Rostock in Germany

Radisson | October 7, 2019

Brussels/Frankfurt - October 7, 2019 Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the signing of the first Radisson branded hotel in Germany. Located in the 800-year-old heart of the Hanseatic university city, directly in the seaport of Rostock, the property is set to open in Q3-2022. The new Radisson Hotel Rostock strengthens the group´s position in the region as part of its strategy to roll out further brands in Germany, a key focus country for our expansion with a remarkable development profile. As a destination with more than two million overnight visitors each year – while featuring maritime and high-tech industries, as well as the U...

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Plans First Houston Property in Midtown

October 3, 2019

Boutique hotel company Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced plans Thursday to open its first project in Houston as part of a multi-block development under way in Midtown. The San Francisco-based operator of more than 60 hotels worldwide will partner with Australian developer Caydon on the project, which could open at the end of 2022. The Houston hotel will have 204 guest rooms, a restaurant and café, a rooftop pool and bar and more than 14,000 square feet of meeting space, Kimpton said. "Houston is the ideal place to expand our Texas footprint," Kimpton CEO Mike DeFrino said in an announcement. "Midtown is quickly solidifying ...

Radisson Hotel Group Signs With Augusta Capital to Debut Radisson Collection in New Zealand

Radisson Hotel Group | October 3, 2019

Singapore - October 3, 2019 Radisson Hotel Group today announced the introduction of stylish and sophisticated hospitality to New Zealand, with the signing of the country’s inaugural Radisson Collection hotel in Queenstown. The launch of Radisson Collection forms part of a strategic expansion of Radisson Hotel Group’s brands in New Zealand; the Group also recently announced plans to open its first Radisson Blu, Radisson RED and Park Inn by Radisson hotels in the country, giving guests a fresh choice of world-class accommodation. Scheduled to open in Q1, 2022, Radisson Collection Hotel, Queenstown will be a beautiful new boutique ho...

Hospitality 3 to Develop Study Hotel at Johns Hopkins Set to Open in 2021

Study Hotels | October 2, 2019

New York, NY – October 2, 2019 – Study Hotels will continue its growth into top-tier university markets with its fourth property, The Study at Johns Hopkins, scheduled to open the third quarter of 2021. The plan for adaptive reuse will completely transform the existing Blackstone Apartments on the corner of 33rd and North Charles Streets. The 115-room hotel will feature reconfigured, deluxe room accommodations and new inspired public spaces filled with an abundance of natural light.  Located at the main gate of Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Campus, and as part of the revitalized Charles Village corridor, guests will feel immer...

Radisson Hotel Group Signs Three New Properties in Spain, Portugal and Italy

Radisson Collection | October 2, 2019

Brussels - October 2, 2019 Radisson Hospitality AB, part of Radisson Hotel Group, is proud to be making strong progress with its expansion plan in Southern Europe, with new signings in Spain, Portugal and Italy. The group is adding three new properties to Madrid, Bilbao and Seville. This is in addition to two Radisson RED hotels arriving in the Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Porto – adding more than 560 rooms to the group’s portfolio. Italy also remains a key target market, with Radisson Hotel Group bringing three new properties and 550 rooms to Milan and Rome. Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer for...

Groupe ADP, ADIM Paris Île-de-France and Cycas Hospitality to Bring Dual-Branded Marriott to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport

Groupe ADP | October 1, 2019

Groupe ADP, as landowner, developer and investor, ADIM Paris Île-de-France (a development real estate subsidiary of VINCI Construction France) as developer and Cycas Hospitality, as hotel operator, have signed agreements for the construction and operation at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport of a dual-branded hotel complex combining Courtyard and Residence Inn, two brands belonging to Marriott International. Designed by award-winning architect Manuelle Gautrand, this hotel complex, expected to be commissioned in January 2022, has a total of 13,500 sq.m and comprises a 223-bed Courtyard by Marriott hotel plus a 100-apartment Residence Inn ap...

Marriott International Signs Agreement With Alfardan Group to Bring St. Regis Brand to Oman

Marriott International | October 1, 2019

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Alfardan Group to introduce the iconic St. Regis brand to Oman. Expected to open in 2022, the 271-room St. Regis Al Mouj Muscat Resort is planned to rise on a prime beachfront plot within Oman’s lifestyle and leisure destination, Al Mouj Muscat. The project also includes plans for 170 branded residential units. “The signing of St. Regis in Oman is a natural progression for the brand’s portfolio, as the brand continues to become one of the most recognised and sought-after luxury hotel brands in the region,” said Alex Kyriakidis, President...

White Lodging Celebrates Topping Off of Austin Marriott Downtown

White Lodging | September 30, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 30, 2019 -- To celebrate the completion of its structural framework, Austin Marriott Downtown and White Lodging hosted a "topping-off" event in collaboration with local spirit masters Garrison Brothers Distillery. In place of raising the "final beam," the Austin Marriott Downtown will raise three Garrison Brothers bourbon barrels via crane on the hotel's rooftop to commemorate structural completion. Just like bourbon takes on the characteristics of the barrel and its environment, the Austin Marriott Downtown is taking on the spirit of Austin and the surrounding neighborhood in its fina...

IHG Signs Agreement With Nouh Mohamad Nouh and Partners Limited to Debut Voco in Jeddah

IHG | September 30, 2019

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed an agreement with Nouh Mohamad Nouh and Partners Limited. for voco® Jeddah Gate. The latest signing underpinning IHG’s commitment to expand its footprint across the Kingdom. This marks the third voco® signing in Saudi Arabia in a span of 9 months and follows the recent announcement of signing of world’s largest voco® in Makkah. Expected to open in January 2021, voco® Jeddah Gate will be IHG’s sixth hotel in Jeddah and the fifth brand from the IHG family. The 681-key hotel will occupy a premium location in...

Radisson Hotel Group Signs Deal to Enter New Zealand With Four New Hotels and Three Leading Brands

Radisson Hotel Group | September 27, 2019

Radisson Hotel Group has signed the biggest hotel management deal in 2019 in Australasia, as it prepares to enter New Zealand with four new-build properties comprising 777 keys and covering three industry-leading brands: Radisson Blu, Radisson RED and Park Inn by Radisson. Four agreements with subsidiaries of NZ Horizons Limited and Remarkables Hotel Limited, the privately-owned companies specializing in hotel development in New Zealand’s South Island, will lead to the launch of brand new Radisson Blu and Radisson RED hotels in Queenstown, and Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotels at Lake Tekapo. The four new properties are sch...

Trinity Stuart Breaks Ground on Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences

Raffles | September 27, 2019

BOSTON, Sept. 27, 2019 -- Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences broke ground yesterday, writing a new story for both the illustrious Raffles Hotels & Resorts brand and the City of Boston. Projected to open in early 2022, the 33-story, $400 million+ project will be the first mixed-use property in North America for the world-renowned and iconic hospitality brand. Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences will be located at 40 Trinity Place, Boston, MA. The flagship North American property will be a welcoming oasis within the heart of the city, blending Raffles' sense of adventure, glamour and style, gracious and int...

The All-New Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River Plans February 2020 Opening

September 27, 2019

BANGKOK, Sept. 27, 2019 -- With its grand opening just a few months away, the all-new urban resort of Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River is now accepting reservations for arrivals beginning February 1, 2020. Set along 200 metres (650 feet) of uncluttered riverfront, architect and designer Jean-Michel Gathy has conceived a fresh landscape that integrates successive indoor and outdoor spaces through a series of cascading buildings, courtyards, terraces and water features across 3.6 hectares (9 acres) along Charoenkrung Road. "Sometimes dramatic. Sometimes intimate. But always charismatic," says Gathy of Four Seasons Hotel Ban...

Radisson Hotel Group Signs With Europlan for New Radisson Blu Resort in Mazury Lakes, Poland

Radisson Blu | September 26, 2019

Brussels/Warsaw - September 26, 2019 - Radisson Hotel Group is pleased to announce an agreement with Polish hotel investor Europlan for a new Radisson Blu resort in Poland. Located in Mazury Lakes, a district known as the ‘land of a thousand lakes’, the Radisson Blu Resort, Ostroda Mazury Lakes offers the ultimate resort experience with its own marina and water park. The new property brings the group´s portfolio in Poland to 19 properties across five brands – including Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Radisson and Park Inn by Radisson – and will strengthen the group´s position as the largest international operator fo...

IHG Signs Agreement With Aleph Hospitality to Develop Ten Hotels Across Africa

IHG | September 26, 2019

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a Master Development Agreement (MDA) with Aleph Hospitality to develop ten franchise hotels across IHG’s portfolio of brands in midscale and upscale segments. The agreement was signed at Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The MDA will see IHG expand its presence in Africa across key countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Morocco, Algeria and Ghana. The addition of new hotels, as a part of the agreement, will solidify IHG’s position as one of the leading hospitality players in the MEA region and will strengthen IHG...

Cambria Hotels Plans Midwest Expansion With Two Hotel Signings

Cambria Hotels | September 25, 2019

Located at 205 W. 9th St., the six-story, 149-room Cambria Kansas City - Downtown will be just a few blocks from the city's Power and Light District. The hotel's location will offer guests convenient access to many of the area's most popular restaurants, shops and attractions, including the Sprint Center, the KC Convention Center and KC Live. The hotel will also be a short drive from the corporate headquarters of Cerner, DST Systems and Hallmark Cards. The nearby Riverfront Heritage Trail will give hotel guests an opportunity to stroll along the Missouri River. These agreements continue to fuel the Cambria brand's busy year, in which seven...

As the first news aggregate for the hotel industry, Hotel-Online is the industry’s must-read daily news source for everything hotel curated for busy professionals. Sign up today for industry news delivered to your inbox.