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Hyatt Enters Agreement With Bay Street Holdings Limited to Develop First Hyatt-Branded Hotel in Malta

Hyatt Regency | June 13, 2019

CHICAGO (June 13, 2019) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with Bay Street Holdings Limited to develop the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Malta. Located on the scenic coastal destination of St. Julian’s, the 153-room resort is expected to open in 2021 as the ideal destination for every occasion – from seamless business meetings to memorable family vacations. “We are thrilled to announce plans for the first Hyatt-branded property in Malta, a country rich in historic architecture and now quickly becoming one of the most sought after destinations for busines...

IHG Signs With Hotel Paraag Limited in Bangalore for Two Hotels Set to Open in 2022

IHG | June 13, 2019

InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG), one of world’s leading hotel companies has signed an agreement with Hotel Paraag Limited in Bangalore, for two hotels – the new built InterContinental Bengaluru Whitefield and Crowne Plaza Bengaluru Raj Bhavan Road, which will be a conversion hotel. The development marks the debut of the globally renowned luxury brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in Bengaluru and expansion of IHG’s upscale brand, Crowne Plaza in the country. Both hotels are expected to be operational by Q1 2022 and will increase IHG’s system size in India by over 400 rooms. As the world’s first international luxury...

Valor Hospitality Plans Fall 2019 Opening of The Central Station Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee

Central Station Hotel | June 13, 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 13, 2019—Kemmons Wilson Companies along with Henry Turley Company announced today plans to open The Central Station, a 123-room boutique hotel in Memphis’ iconic South Main District. The neighborhood’s 105-year-old renowned transportation hub transformed into Memphis’ newest boutique hotel, The Central Station, part of Curio Collection by Hilton™, will open doors in Fall 2019. The hotel will feature mid-century architectural design, a stunning community style restaurant and bar, world-class curated music experience, diverse meeting room spaces, and captivating local art. Originally built in 1914 as a transit ...

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Unveils Plans for New Hotel and Private Residences in Minneapolis

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts | June 12, 2019

TORONTO, June 12, 2019 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world's leading luxury hospitality company, in partnership with United Properties, a leading commercial property development and investment company in Minnesota and Colorado, today announced plans for Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Minneapolis, expected to open in early 2022 at RBC Gateway. The new 34-storey building will be situated at the convergence of business and leisure in Minneapolis, at the top of Nicollet Mall, the city's pedestrian thoroughfare. A few short blocks from the Mississippi River, the mixed use complex will also serve as RBC Wealth Management's U...

Radisson Hotel Group to Debut in Pakistan With Signing of Radisson Hotel, Lahore City Mall

Radisson Hotel Group | June 12, 2019

Brussels/Lahore - June 12, 2019 - Radisson Hotel Group is delighted to announce the signing of the Radisson Hotel, Lahore City Mall in Pakistan. This deal marks the group’s debut in Pakistan and the launch of its strategy to have 10 hotels and 2,000 rooms in operation and under development across the country by 2025. This brings the group’s South Asia portfolio to 136 hotels in operation and under development. Lahore, the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab with a population of 11 million, is the second-most populous city of Pakistan. Rich in history, Lahore is a major educational, social, cultural and economic hub, contributi...

Noble Breaks Ground on Courtyard by Marriott & Element by Westin in Midtown Atlanta

Courtyard by Marriott | June 11, 2019

Atlanta, GA (June 11, 2019) – Noble Investment Group (“Noble”) today celebrated the groundbreaking of the Courtyard by Marriott & Element by Westin in Midtown Atlanta. Expected to open in mid-2021, the dual-branded hotel with a combined 282 guestrooms and suites will be the first-ever combination of the Courtyard by Marriott and Element by Westin brands under one roof. The upscale hotels will be located on the southwest corner of the famed intersection of Peachtree Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue. Peachtree Street is Atlanta’s primary north-south thoroughfare, while the intersection with Ponce de Leon in Midtown is home to Atla...

IHG Signs With Al Sraiya Hotels & Hospitality Group to Debut Hotel Indigo in Qatar

IHG ® | June 11, 2019

InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel groups, has signed a Management Agreement with Qatari holding company, Al Sraiya Hotels & Hospitality Group which is under Al Sraiya Holding Group, to debut its global upper-upscale boutique brand, Hotel Indigo, in Qatar. A new built property, Hotel Indigo Doha Lusail is due to open in 2023 and will feature 200 rooms. Established in 2004, Hotel Indigo now has a presence in more than 15 countries with over 100 hotels, and nearly another 100 hotels in the pipeline. Just as no two neighbourhoods are alike, no two Hotel Indigo properties are the same, taking inspirati...

Mountain Shore Properties Named Hyatt’s 2019 Developer of the Year

Mountain Shore Properties (MSP) | June 10, 2019

June 10, 2019. Charleston, SC. Mountain Shore Properties, a Charleston, South Carolina-based developer, has been named Developer of the Year by Hyatt as part of Hyatt’s owner awards. Through this series, Hyatt recognizes owners and developers for their contributions and shared commitment to deliver a superior level of care. The awards were presented by Hyatt’s leadership team in April at Hyatt’s Americas owners conference in Nassau, Bahamas at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar. In receiving Developer of the Year, Mountain Shore Properties was recognized for its excellent construction quality, efficiency, and hotel development in strategic locatio...

Choice Hotels Signs With Legacy Partners to Develop Five Sleep Inn Hotels Outside of Houston, Texas

Sleep Inn® Dream Better Here® | June 10, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 10, 2019 -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has signed an agreement with Legacy Partners, LLC to develop five Sleep Inn hotels outside of Houston, Texas. The first hotel is slated to open in 2020. "With more than 550 Sleep Inn properties currently open or in the pipeline worldwide, Sleep Inn continues to be a strong leader in the midscale segment that appeals to business-savvy developers and guests alike," said Brian Quinn, head of development, new construction, Choice Hotels. "The brand's Designed to Dream prototype offers developers the lowest cost-to-build in the midscale segment, while guests love its...

Briad Group Holds “Top-Off” Celebration for AC Marriott Bridgewater, New Jersey

The Briad Group® | June 10, 2019

Bridgewater, NJ, June 7, 2019 – AC Hotels by Marriott, an upscale lifestyle hotel, celebrated a major construction milestone yesterday with a “top-off” party marking the completion of the property’s roof. Conveniently located off of Route 202 and I-287, the hotel is minutes away from the Bridgewater Commons Mall and features a walkway to Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, a boutique burger restaurant.  AC Marriott Bridgewater will be the brand’s first property in New Jersey and will employee approx. 100 people. The property is owned and managed by Briad Lodging Group, LLC, the hotel division of Livingston, New Jersey-based The Briad ...

Hyatt Enters Agreement for Hyatt Regency Coco Beach Resort in Puerto Rico

Hyatt Hotels Corporation | June 5, 2019

CHICAGO (June 5, 2019) - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with Coco Hotel 1 LLC for a new hotel, expected to open July 2019 as a Hyatt affiliated hotel and then become Hyatt Regency Coco Beach Resort after an extensive renovation is completed this fall. The 486-room hotel with 93 branded residencies will be managed by Aimbridge Hospitality and signifies Hyatt's continued brand growth on the island of Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean region. The hotel will be the brand's only full-service property in Puerto Rico. The hotel will operate as The Resort at Coc...

Hilton Partners With OSK Property and Employees Provident Fund Malaysia for Hilton Melbourne Square

Hilton Hotels & Resorts | June 5, 2019

SYDNEY and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of Hilton Melbourne Square. Hilton Melbourne Square will be a major meetings and events hotel and will join the recent signing of Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street, reinforcing Hilton's push to strengthen its presence in the Melbourne market. Hilton will manage the 600-room hotel under a management agreement with Yarra Park City, the joint venture company between OSK Property and EPF, and is slated to open in early 2023, with construction to commence 2020. Located in the centre of Melbourne's Southbank precinct, on the corner of Power and Kavanagh Streets, the ne...

Oxygen Hospitality to Renovate and Rebrand Palm Springs’ Ivy Palm Resort to Welwood Hotel

Dr. Welwood Murray | June 5, 2019

Palm Springs, CA (June 5, 2019) – Oxygen Hospitality's new vision for the Ivy Palm Resort near downtown Palm Springs today began to emerge as property renovations officially commenced. Repositioning of the 100-room hotel also took a step forward with the announcement of the hotel's new name, logo and identity: Welwood Hotel. Its name, Welwood Hotel, taps the rich history of this iconic city and from Palm Springs' first hotelier and important philanthropic founders, Dr. Welwood Murray. The words 'Wel' also suggests wellness, an ever-growing lifestyle choice and 'Wood' describing the natural design elements within the hotel. Renovat...

Concord Hospitality Plans August Opening of Cambria Hotel Milwaukee Downtown

Cambria Hotel Milwaukee Downtown | June 5, 2019

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (June 5, 2019) – Cambria Hotel Milwaukee Downtown, 503 N. Plankinton Ave., will officially open its doors this August. The new, sophisticated hotel serves as a hip destination in the up-and-coming metropolitan area, and was built by Chicago development company, Murphy Development Group (MDG). The hotel will be managed by Concord Hospitality, an award-winning hotel management company, and Murphy Asset Management (MAM), a subsidiary of MDG, will act as the Asset Manager. Located within walking distance of the Historic Third Ward, shores of Lake Michigan, Walker's Point, and the RiverWalk District, Cambria Hotel Milwa...

Hotel Equities Adds Resort-Style Holiday Inn Canmore to Management Portfolio in Canada

Hotel Equities | June 5, 2019

Atlanta, GA – June 5, 2019 – Today, hotel owner, operator and developer, Hotel Equities (HE), announced their appointment as the management firm for the Holiday Inn Canmore, located at 1 Silvertip Trail in Canmore, AB. The resort-style hotel is situated next to the TransCanada Highway and features stunning views of nearby Three Sister Mountain. The hotel is owned by 3G Equity Inc. of APX Hotels Group. In early 2019, APX Hotels Group established a strategic expansion partnership with Hotel Equities. At that time, HE assumed management of eight branded hotels developed and owned by 3G Equity/APX Hotels. In May, APX acquired Be...

Schulte Hospitality Group Opens Newly Renovated Embassy Suites by Hilton in Auburn Hills, Michigan

Embassy Suites by Hilton | June 5, 2019

June 5, 2019 - AUBURN HILLS, Mich. and MCLEAN, Va. - Embassy Suites by Hilton, a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels from Hilton (NYSE: HLT), announced today the opening of a newly renovated hotel located in the Detroit area. Owned and operated by Schulte Hospitality Group, the hotel is perfectly situated to allow guests easy access to businesses, shopping and entertainment. Embassy Suites by Hilton prides itself on offering guests an approachable and stress-free experience at each of its spacious, all-suite hotel properties. Fresh off a modern renovation of the Hilton Suites Auburn Hills hotel, the newly branded Embassy Suites by...

Fairfield Inn & Suites Asheville Airport/Fletcher Opens in North Carolina Following Renovation and Rebranding

Fairfield Inn & Suites | June 5, 2019

Fletcher, NC – June 5, 2019 – The 113-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Fletcher, North Carolina is scheduled to open on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 with a new décor that provides guests with a feeling of warmth and calm while traveling. Located at 155 Underwood Road, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Asheville Airport/Fletcher will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Kodak Hospitality, LLC and managed by Blue Star Hospitality of Fletcher, North Carolina. The Fairfield Inn & Suites Asheville Airport/Fletcher is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains and just one mile from the Asheville Regional Airport. T...

The Hotel Group Opens Home2 Suites by Hilton - Yakima Airport, Washington

The Hotel Group | June 4, 2019

Seattle, WA, June 4, 2019 — The Hotel Group (THG), a leading national hotel management and investment company, announced today that the Home2 Suites by Hilton - Yakima Airport, located in Washington State, is now open for business. Yakima based Hogback Development built the four-story, 107-room, property to feature both studio and one-bedroom suites. The hotel is geared to savvy cost-conscious travelers, staying one night or one month, and features an in-suite kitchen, free breakfast, innovative Spin2Cycler laundry and the Home2 Suites guarantee of comfort and satisfaction. "We are pleased to partner with Hogback Development on TH...

New Dual-Branded Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Property Opens in Chicago Downtown South Loop

Hilton Garden Inn | June 4, 2019

CHICAGO and MCLEAN, Va. – June 4, 2019 – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of its newest hotel, the dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop and Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop. The new property brings a total of 342 new rooms and suites (many featuring scenic lakeshore views) to downtown Chicago's bustling South Loop neighborhood along with 95 new hospitality jobs. The dual-brand hotel adds even more versatile options for guests visiting the Windy City, which attracted a record number of nearly 58 million tourists in 2018.* "The popularity of Chicago and its flourishing S...

Hilton Partners With Lucror Resources and Sixty West Funds for 125-Room Motto Hotel in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward Neighborhood

Motto by Hilton | June 4, 2019

June 4, 2019 - MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the first U.S. signing of a Motto by Hilton hotel in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta, Ga. in partnership with Lucror Resources and Sixty West Funds. Motto by Hilton, Hilton's newest lifestyle hotel brand launched in October 2018, introduces a fresh approach to modern travel, bringing together efficient, micro-guest rooms, activated social spaces, centrally located urban destinations, locally inspired design and a communal vibe to cater to travelers looking for value and one-of-a-kind experiences. Situated at 40 Boulevard NE, the 125-room Motto by Hilton Atlanta ...

Hilton Signs With PanJam Investment Limited for First Tapestry Property in the Caribbean, ROK Hotel, Kingston

Tapestry Collection by Hilton | June 4, 2019

MCLEAN, Va. and KINGSTON, Jamaica – June 04, 2019 – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announces the signing of ROK Hotel, Kingston, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, representing the brand's debut in the Caribbean. Slated to open in 2020, the 168-room property, owned by PanJam Investment Limited, sits in a multi-purpose complex on the Kingston Waterfront and will include retail, on-site entertainment and commercial office spaces. "Strategically focused on our expansion across the Caribbean and Latin America, we value the opportunity presented with Tapestry Collection by Hilton," said Juan Corvinos, vice president, development, Caribbean...

RIU Hotels & Resorts Plans Two Property Development on Recently Acquired Site in Pointe Sarène Area on Senegal’s West Coast

RIU Hotels & Resorts | June 3, 2019

Palma de Mallorca, 3 June 2019 The international chain's investment in Pointe Sarène amounts to 150 million euros The project will take place as part of the local authorities' drive to develop tourism in this destination The RIU Hotels & Resorts chain has announced the purchase of a 25-hectare site in the Pointe Sarène area on Senegal's west coast, a paradise destination that is in the midst of the tourist development process. With it, the chain strengthens its commitment to the continent of Africa, where it already owns six hotels (five in Cape Verde and one in Tanzania) and runs a further five hotels in Morocco. ...

RIU Hotels & Resorts Plans Two Property Development on Recently Acquired Site in Pointe Sarène Area on Senegal’s West Coast

RIU Hotels & Resorts | June 3, 2019

Palma de Mallorca, 3 June 2019 The international chain's investment in Pointe Sarène amounts to 150 million euros The project will take place as part of the local authorities' drive to develop tourism in this destination The RIU Hotels & Resorts chain has announced the purchase of a 25-hectare site in the Pointe Sarène area on Senegal's west coast, a paradise destination that is in the midst of the tourist development process. With it, the chain strengthens its commitment to the continent of Africa, where it already owns six hotels (five in Cape Verde and one in Tanzania) and runs a further five hotels in Morocco. The plan...

Dream Hotel Group Partners With Legacy Developments for The Chatwal Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico to Open in 2021

Dream Hotel Group | June 3, 2019

NEW YORK, NY (June 3, 2019) – Renowned hotel and brand management company Dream Hotel Group today announced plans to launch its five-star luxury brand The Chatwal in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico in 2021. Today's announcement represents a major milestone for Dream Hotel Group as it marks the second Chatwal Hotel location and fourth hotel deal signed in Mexico in the last 18 months. "We are excited to work with José Mireles Verástegui and his partners in bringing The Chatwal brand to Valle de Guadalupe," said Dream Hotel Group CEO Jay Stein. "Valle de Guadalupe is one of the most exciting up-and-coming wine and food regions in Mexico and a...

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