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Life House to Open North Denver’s First Boutique Hotel and Hostel in Early 2020

September 6, 2019

Walk a few blocks in any direction in Lower Highland, and you’re sure to come across a coffee shop or cafe or retail store. But traverse the same postcard picture of a Denver neighborhood, and you’d be hard-pressed to find any vacation lodging outside Airbnb rentals. By early 2020, the first boutique hotel of its kind will open in north Denver, and over the next five years, the venture capital-backed brand Life House has plans to build as many as 10 similar small hotels in neighborhoods around the city. “(Lower Highland) is obviously rich in history and culture,” said Rami Zeidan, Life House’s New York-based CEO and founder. ...

Ascent Hospitality Opens New SpringHill Suites Following $14M Transformation of Montgomery’s Historic Bishop-Parker Store

September 5, 2019

SpringHill Suites plans to welcome its first guests Friday in downtown Montgomery after developers nearly three years and $14 million transforming a historic downtown building. The unique, wedge-shaped building at 152 Coosa St. is across the street from Riverwalk Stadium and a short walk from the new Equal Justice Initiative facility. It was built in 1905 by Schloss & Kahn Wholesale Grocers and most recently served as a furniture store and warehouse for Bishop-Parker. Workers designed and built the new hotel with nods to features such as the original high ceilings, brick walls and exposed beams. General Manager Debbie Bozeman said t...

IHG Partners With RIKAZ Properties for Holiday Inn Al Khobar King Fahd Road

IHG | September 5, 2019

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a Management Agreement with real estate company RIKAZ Properties to develop its fourth Holiday Inn hotel in Al Khobar. Having signed two Holiday Inn properties in Madinah and Jeddah earlier this year, this latest development is part of IHG’s dedicated efforts to increase its midscale portfolio in the region and cater to a diverse guest profile visiting the country. Expected to open in January 2021, Holiday Inn Al Khobar King Fahd Road will be located in close proximity to the King Fahd Causeway, making it the ideal choice for leisure guests du...

NewcrestImage Breaks Ground on AC Hotel by Marriott in Downtown Phoenix

NewcrestImage | September 5, 2019

Dallas-based NewcrestImage broke ground today for its first hotel in the western United States – a 199-room, 13- floor AC Hotel by Marriott in the heart of downtown Phoenix that is a joint venture with Las Vegas-based LaPour Partners. The hotel, scheduled to open in early 2021, is located at Arizona Center, a million-square-foot mixed use site that features shopping, entertainment, dining, and prime office space. “This property is a powerful new crown jewel for downtown Phoenix, and it is an important step in expanding our company’s leadership nationwide, beyond our traditional home in the south and southwest,” said Mehul Patel,...

Marriott International Signs With Larco to Debut the W Hotels Brand in Toronto Following $40M Transformation

W Hotels Worldwide | September 4, 2019

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) has signed an agreement with Larco to bring W Hotels’ bold design, signature Whatever/Whenever® service and innovative programming to Toronto for the first time, underscoring growing demand for luxury in Canada and the brand’s boundary-breaking approach to design. The 9-story, 255-room property located at 90 Bloor Street East in Toronto’s fashionable Yorkville neighbourhood, will be surrounded by high-end boutiques, galleries and design studios as well as chic cafes, polished bars and fine-dining restaurants. The property is undergoing a $40 million design transformation to the property’s...

BMC Investments and Vision Hospitality Group Break Ground on Hyatt House Denver/Aurora, CO

Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. | September 4, 2019

DENVER, CO., SEP. 4 2019— Denver-based BMC Investments(BMC) in partnership with Chattanooga-based Vision Hospitality Group, Inc., has broken ground on a 140-key extended stay Hyatt House hotel at the Fitzsimons Medical Campus in Aurora, which will include 8,000 square feet of ground level retail. BMC acquired the property, which is located at the southeast corner of Colfax and Peoria – also known as the Gateway at Fitzsimons – in 2013. The project will be one of the first opportunity zone projects in the Denver metro area to break ground. The Hyatt House hotel will be managed by Vision Hospitality Group. The 8,000 square feet on the gro...

Accor Celebrates Groundbreaking of Dual-Branded Melbourne Airport Hotel

Accor | September 3, 2019

Key points Dual-branded 464-room hotel operating under Accor’s Novotel and ibis Styles’ brands. 120 job opportunities created when open. 450 jobs created during construction. Total project cost $163 million. The first sod was turned today on the construction of a brand new hotel at Melbourne Airport to support growing traveller numbers and address constraints in hotel occupancy. The 464-room hotel, created to serve Melbourne’s burgeoning conference and tourism markets, will be conveniently located steps from Terminal 4 within a brand new precinct known as ‘The Hive’. The 10-storey hotel will be dual-branded o...

Radisson Hotel Group Signs With Nine Hotel Group for Radisson RED London Greenwich in the UK

Radisson Red | September 3, 2019

Brussels/London -- September 3, 2019 -- Radisson Hotel Group is delighted to announce the signing of the Radisson RED London Greenwich in the UK. It will be the first property to bring the group’s upscale, lifestyle select-service hotel brand to the English capital, joining other UK landmark Radisson RED hotels in Glasgow and Liverpool. Home to the world’s busiest concert and events venue, the iconic O2 Arena, Greenwich puts guests at the heart of the action. From Elton John to Roger Federer, it boasts the biggest names in music, sport and entertainment. Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson...

Choice and Koucar Management Break Ground on Cambria Hotel in Portland, Maine

Cambria® Hotels | August 28, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- August 28, 2019 -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) and Koucar Management celebrate the official start of construction on the state's first Cambria hotel in Portland, Maine. Slated to open in 2021, the new-construction, six-story, 102-room hotel broke ground yesterday during a strong year for the upscale Cambria brand in which six hotels have already opened their doors, with up to seven more hotels representing over 1,100 rooms expected to open in top-tier markets across the country before the year's end. The milestone was marked in an event attended by state and local dignitaries as well as prominent...

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Enters Denmark in Collaboration With Danish Chain Comwell Hotels

Comwell Hotels | August 28, 2019

Copenhagen -- August 28, 2019 -- Wyndham Hotels & Resorts – the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,200 hotels in more than 80 countries – and Comwell Hotels – an award-winning hotel chain in Denmark – today announced the signing of an exclusive agreement to open multiple hotels under the Dolce Hotels and Resorts by Wyndham brand in Denmark. The collaboration, which marks Wyndham’s first entry in the country, will initially include two openings in Copenhagen and Aarhus. One of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ 20 iconic hotel brands, Dolce by Wyndham is designed to inspire and delight guests by tur...

Sentry Insurance to Build On-Course, Boutique Hotel at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Sentry | August 28, 2019

STEVENS POINT, Wis. -- August 28, 2019 -- In the wake of hosting a successful USGA championship, Sentry today announced plans to build a boutique hotel at SentryWorld, its premier destination golf course located across the street from the mutual insurer’s Stevens Point headquarters. The charming, upscale hotel will serve the company’s business clientele, golfers and visitors to the community. It’s scheduled to open in the spring of 2021. The hotel will be built just off the championship golf course’s 18th fairway, providing beautiful views of the course and its peaceful parkland setting. The hotel will feature spacious suites and in...

The St. Joe Company and Key International Commence Construction of 255-Room Embassy Suites Hotel in the Pier Park Area of Panama City Beach, Florida

The St. Joe Company | August 28, 2019

WATERSOUND, Fla -- August 28, 2019 --The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) (“St. Joe”) and Key International, Inc. (“Key International”) today announce the commencement of construction of a 255-room Embassy Suites hotel in the Pier Park area of Panama City Beach, Florida. The hotel is currently under construction adjacent to the Pier Park lifestyle center at Front Beach Road. St. Joe and Key International, a Miami-based real estate investment and development company, intend to construct the hotel on land currently owned by St. Joe with unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico. Once complete, St. Joe will manage the day-to-day operations ...

Pan Pacific Hotels Group Debuts PARKROYAL Brand in China With Opening of PARKROYAL Dalian in 2020

Pan Pacific Hotels Group | August 27, 2019

27th August 2019, Beijing — Pan Pacific Hotels Group will debut its deluxe brand, PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts, in China with the opening of PARKROYAL Dalian in Liaoning Province, China, in Q4 2020. This is an important milestone as the Group brings its deluxe brand into China, providing guests with a new experience of hospitality. This was announced at a signing ceremony held at Pan Pacific Beijing last Friday. [Seated on front row, from left to right] Mr Michael Ong, Vice-President, Business Development, Pan Pacific Hotels Group; Mr Neo Soon Hup, Executive Vice-President, Operations, Pan Pacific Hotels Group; Mdm Yu Ling, Chairman,...

Developer Lorenzo Doumani Plans May 2020 Groundbreaking of Majestic Las Vegas

August 26, 2019

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 26, 2019 -- Majestic Las Vegas, the brainchild of Las Vegas native and uber-developer Lorenzo Doumani, is now set to break ground following the project's unanimous approval in May by the Clark County Commissioners, and subsequent approvals earlier this month. The revolutionary $850 million-dollar, 620-foot-tall contemporary architectural masterpiece is scheduled to commence construction in May 2020, and is slated for completion in early 2023. The five-star, non-gaming, 720 room, all-suite ultra-luxury branded resort will sit on the over six-acre site formerly occupied by the Clarion Hotel, which Doumani famously imploded i...

Range Developments Breaks Ground on Six Senses La Sagesse, Grenada

Range Developments | August 26, 2019

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada, Aug. 26, 2019 -- Range Developments marked the ground breaking ceremony for the Six Senses La Sagesse, Grenada, during celebrations held on Friday 23 August 2019. The resort property will be built on a promontory in Saint David's Parish, an unspoiled area of remarkable natural beauty boasting 'one of the top ten beaches in the Caribbean' as described by The Sunday Times. "The initiation of this project by Range Developments provides a clear demonstration of the confidence of investors in the Grenada economy. The location of the project illustrates Government's commitment to ensuring that development is wholistic and i...

Lightstone Celebrates Topping Out of Moxy South Beach

Lightstone | August 23, 2019

MIAMI, August 23, 2019 - National real estate investor and developer Lightstone announced today the topping out of construction at Moxy South Beach, which is scheduled to open in Fall 2020.  The 202-key, eight-story hotel, located at 915 Washington Ave. marks Lightstone’s fourth Moxy Hotel development in partnership with Marriott and the company’s first Moxy property outside of New York. With interiors designed by Rockwell Group and architecture designed by Kobi Karp, Moxy South Beach will span 78,000 gross square feet. Its lobby will feature an outdoor courtyard that threads together a series of spaces, including a restaurant; all-da...

OYO Hotels Partners With Highgate to Open Flagship OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

OYO Hotels & Homes | August 23, 2019

Las Vegas, NV -- August 23, 2019 -- OYO Hotels & Homes, the world’s third-largest and fastest-growing hotel chain, today announced that it has partnered with Highgate to create its first key flagship property in Las Vegas, OYO’s first property in this lively city - OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. Located near the corner of the famed Las Vegas Strip on Tropicana, OYO Hotel & Casino provides 657 rooms across nineteen floors and a 35,000 square-foot casino. This hotel was earlier operated as Hooters Casino Hotel. Additional amenities include two signature restaurants, four bars, a fitness center, and an outdoor pool. The property w...

Lightstone Celebrates Topping Out of Moxy South Beach

Lightstone | August 23, 2019

MIAMI, August 23, 2019 - National real estate investor and developer Lightstone announced today the topping out of construction at Moxy South Beach, which is scheduled to open in Fall 2020. The 202-key, eight-story hotel, located at 915 Washington Ave. marks Lightstone’s fourth Moxy Hotel development in partnership with Marriott and the company’s first Moxy property outside of New York. With interiors designed by Rockwell Group and architecture designed by Kobi Karp, Moxy South Beach will span 78,000 gross square feet. Its lobby will feature an outdoor courtyard that threads together a series of spaces, including a restaurant; all-day ...

TWC Management Breaks Ground on Vīb Hotel in Denver, Colorado

TWC Management | August 22, 2019

Denver, Colorado -- August 22, 2019 -- Best Western® Hotels & Resorts (BWHR) celebrated the upcoming arrival of its urban, upscale boutique brand, Vīb, with a groundbreaking ceremony in Denver yesterday. Vīb currently boasts 16 properties in the North America pipeline, and Vīb Denver will be joining locations in Springfield, Missouri; Bangkok, Thailand and Antalya, Turkey. Located at 3560 Brighton Boulevard, the 140-room Vīb Denver will be an optimal spot for travelers looking to explore the newly industrialized area. Nicknamed “RiNo,” the trendy River North Art District has seen tremendous growth in recent years as technolog...

IHG Signs With Devatva for Holiday Inn Dehradun Mussoorie Diversion Road, India

IHG ® | August 21, 2019

August 21, 2019 -- InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of world’s leading hotel companies has signed a management agreement with Devatva* for Holiday Inn Dehradun Mussoorie Diversion Road. Located on the main road that leads to Mussoorie, one of the most popular hill station in northern India, the hotel will open its doors and welcome guests in 2023. Popularly known as the gateway city of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is home to some of the most prestigious education institutions in India and is a popular tourist destination attracting domestic travellers for holidays.  The city has grown in popularity as a destination for MICE, attracting...

Crestline Hotels & Resorts to Manage the Hampton Inn & Suites Silverthorne, Colorado

Crestline Hotels & Resorts | August 21, 2019

Fairfax, Va., Aug. 21, 2019 -- Crestline Hotels & Resorts, LLC (“Crestline”), announced today its management of the 88-guestroom Hampton Inn & Suites Silverthorne, Colo.  Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, the hotel is conveniently located off I-70 and is the ideal Summit County Colorado skiing-snowboarding and year-round recreation basecamp for Keystone, Breckenridge, Copper, Arapahoe Basin, plus nearby Vail, Beaver Creek, Loveland and Winter Park.  The hotel is owned by an affiliate of Summit Hotel Properties. “The Hampton Inn & Suites Silverthorne is a small gem in the heart of the Rockies,” said James Carroll, Presid...

IHG Bringing 223-Key InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts to Cityplace Tower in Dallas, Texas, Opening Early 2022

IHG ® | August 20, 2019

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announces the development of a new InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts property in Dallas. With 205 InterContinental hotels open worldwide and another 61 in the global development pipeline, IHG continues to expand the brand’s portfolio in the most sought-after destinations around the world. Set to open in early 2022, the luxury hotel will be located in Cityplace Tower, a 42-story mixed-use building in the Uptown neighborhood of Dallas. Featuring 223 stylish rooms, the hotel will occupy eight of the building’s 42 floors and will include a re...

Mortenson Development Begins Construction 176-Room Hilton Garden Inn Madison Adjacent to University of Wisconsin – Madison

Mortenson | August 19, 2019

Madison, WI – (August 19, 2019) – Mortenson Development has announced that it has completed the land purchase and hotel brand negotiations and that construction has started on the seven-story, 176-room Hilton Garden Inn Madison development project, located at 770 Regent Street. The site is strategically positioned adjacent to both the Southwest Commuter Bike Path and East Campus Mall, which connect pedestrians to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, providing convenient access to campus facilities including the Kohl Center, an arena and athletics center; Memorial Union, the student union on Lake Mendota; and Camp Randall Stadium, home to ...

Radisson Hotel Group Signs With Bamboo Capital Group for Radisson Blu Hoi An on Vietnam’s Central Coast

Radisson Hotel Group | August 19, 2019

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of a stylish, design-led beachfront property close to Hoi An, the heritage port town on Vietnam’s central coast. Scheduled to open in 2021, Radisson Blu Hoi An will be nestled directly on the soft sands of Hà My Beach, just 8km from Hoi An’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed town center and 30 minutes’ drive from Danang International Airport. Infused with tropical touches, this elegant low-rise property will flow around a series of reflective pools, with wooden walkways and landscaped gardens. Comprising 734 rooms, suites and villas, this will become the largest property in the company’...

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