New Hotel Openings
OTO Development Opens Hilton Garden Inn Ocean City Oceanfront Along Maryland Coastline
OTO Development | May 30, 2023
Hotel brings a ‘better, brighter experience’ to the East Coast’s favorite vacation destination SPARTANBURG, S.C. and OCEAN CITY, MD. (TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2023) — Hilton Garden Inn Ocean City Oceanfront has made its debut along the Maryland coastline. The 12-story, 170-room property reopened Friday, May 26, following an extensive renovation that brings an elevated aesthetic — and a new brand identity — to the heart of a city widely acclaimed as the East Coast’s favorite vacation destination. The new Hilton Garden Inn Ocean City Oceanfront is owned and operated by South Carolina-based OTO Development, which is part of The Johns...
Beal House Fort Walton Beachfront, Tapestry Collection by Hilton Opens on Okaloosa Island
OTO Development | May 30, 2023
Panhandle property mixes contemporary aesthetics with a healthy dose of history SPARTANBURG, S.C. and FORT WALTON BEACH, FLA. (TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2023) —Beal House Fort Walton Beachfront, Tapestry Collection by Hilton has made its debut in the Florida Panhandle. Ideally positioned on the sugar-white sand of Okaloosa Island, this six-story, 100-key hotel reopened on Thursday, May 25, following a down-to-the-studs renovation and a rebrand designed to merge the property’s new identity with the destination’s notable past. The reimagined Beal House is owned and operated by South Carolina-based OTO Development, which is part of The Johnso...
SH Hotels & Resorts Plans July 2023 Opening of 1 Hotel Mayfair, the Brand’s UK Flagship
SH Hotels & Resorts | May 30, 2023
LONDON, UK (May 30, 2023): 1 Hotels, the nature-inspired luxury lifestyle hotel brand founded by hospitality visionary Barry Sternlicht, announces that its UK flagship and first European destination, located in the heart of London’s historic Mayfair, is now accepting reservations with an anticipated opening date of July 13, 2023. The nine-story sustainable sanctuary overlooks the stately trees and verdant lawns of magnificent Green Park, just steps away from the world-class galleries, sophisticated boutiques, first-class restaurants and renowned emporia of Bond Street, Berkeley Square and Piccadilly. 1 Hotel Mayfair consciously creates a...
The Leo Kent Hotel, Tucson, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Celebrates Opening in Arizona
The Leo Kent, Tucson, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel | May 30, 2023
TUCSON, Ariz. — May 30, 2023 — The Leo Kent, Tucson, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, announced today its grand opening slated for May 17. Located inside the iconic One South Church building, the lifestyle hotel was conceived and developed by Opwest Partners in collaboration with Iridius Capital and Remington Hotels. The hotel hopes to attract more residents and visitors alike to the heart of Tucson, helping spread the joy and history of the community. The new hotel joins Tribute Portfolio – Marriott Bonvoy’s growing global family of characterful, independent hotels drawn together by their passion for captivating design and their drive to c...
Hawkins Way Capital Opens New, Dual-Branded Residence Inn and AC by Marriott in Downtown Oakland
Marriott Bonvoy | May 25, 2023
OAKLAND, Calif., May 25, 2023 -- Hawkins Way Capital announces the opening of the new LED Silver Level, dual branded hotel, AC Hotel by Marriott & the Residence Inn Hotel by Marriott, Oakland Downtown, located at 1431 Jefferson Street, Oakland, California. Hotel General Manager Josh Howard, Hotel Assistant General Manager Fazeel Ali and Director of Sales Joanne Bianchi lead the opening team. This dual branded hotel with 18 floors of beautifully appointed guest rooms was built from the ground up making optimal use of its location in the heart of Oakland Downtown. This project offers close proximity to the City Ce...
AKA Expands in NYC’s Midtown With Opening of Hotel AKA NoMad
AKA | May 25, 2023
(New York, NY) May 25, 2023 – AKA, a global leader in luxury hospitality and the creator of the World’s Most Livable Hotels®, expands further in New York City’s Midtown with the opening of Hotel AKA NoMad. Located on a prime corner of Madison Avenue, in the trendy NoMad neighborhood, the luxury, design-centric hotel is perfectly woven into Manhattan’s Design District, surrounded by the city’s best shopping, showrooms, dining and entertainment. The Lissoni New York team designed property showcases culture and artistic flair to match the stylish neighborhood with the utmost in luxury and sophistication for both leisure and busines...
Insignia Hospitality Group Opens TownePlace Suites by Marriott Sacramento Rancho Cordova
Insignia Hospitality Group, Inc. | May 25, 2023
Rancho Cordova, CA – May 25, 2023 –The 117-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Rancho Cordova, California is now open for business. Located at 11212 Point East Drive, the all-suite hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and operated by Insignia Hospitality Group, Inc. of Midland, Texas. Situated in the picturesque foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Sacramento County, the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Sacramento Rancho Cordova is 20 minutes from downtown Sacramento and 25 miles from Sacramento International Airport. The four-story hotel offers guest convenient access to the American River, Sacramento Children’s...
Hyatt Launches New Inclusive Collection Brand, Impression by Secrets
Inclusive Collection | May 24, 2023
CHICAGO (May 24, 2023) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) is proud to announce the launch of a new Inclusive Collection brand, Impression by Secrets, with the opening of Impression by Secrets Isla Mujeres. Located in the heart of one of Mexico’s most iconic island destinations, the new luxury resort marks the introduction of the ultra-exclusive, adults-only Impression by Secrets brand, defined by the highest level of luxury all-inclusive service possible. “The launch of the new Impression by Secrets brand solidifies our leadership as the world’s largest provider of luxury all-inclusive experiences and exemplifies the remarkable...
Sheraton Kagoshima Opens in Japan’s “Naples of the East”
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts | May 24, 2023
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio of 31 extraordinary hotel brands, announces the opening of Sheraton Kagoshima, hallmarking the brand’s 150th property in Asia-Pacific and the first Sheraton property in Japan that exemplify the brand’s modernized design concept as part of its global transformation journey. Situated on a picturesque bay with a backdrop of Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima, Sheraton Kagoshima draws on the brand’s roots as a gathering place for both locals and guests in communities around the world, creating an intuitive and holistic experience with places to connect, be productive, ...
AC Hotels Debuts in Malta With Opening of AC Hotel by Marriott St. Julian’s
AC Hotels by Marriott | May 23, 2023
AC Hotels by Marriott®, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, has expanded its European footprint with the opening of its first property in Malta. AC Hotel by Marriott St. Julian’s brings The Perfectly Precise Hotel™ experience to the vibrant coastal town of St. Julian’s. Owned and managed by The Ona Hospitality Ltd, the new lifestyle hotel is located in the heart of the town within close proximity to picturesque beaches, restaurants and the capital city of Valletta, making the perfect base from which to explore everything that Malta has to offer. The modern design, led by Italian-based architecture and...
Lark Hotels Plans June Opening of Bluebird Cady Hill Lodge
Bluebird by Lark | May 23, 2023
Stowe, Vermont (May 23, 2023) – Today, Lark Hotels announces the opening of Bluebird Cady Hill Lodge coming this June. As the latest addition to the growing portfolio of Bluebird by Lark properties, the 70s-inspired cozy and rustic lodge serves as a basecamp for travelers looking to explore the celebrated mountain biking and outdoor adventures of Vermont’s Green Mountains. With many room types as well as creative gathering spaces, Bluebird Cady Hill Lodge will offer travelers the best of Stowe, Vermont in all four seasons, complementing Lark’s two existing properties there: Tälta Lodge, a Bluebird by Lark, and Field Guide. Located st...
Curio Collection by Hilton Debuts in Spain’s Capital With Opening of Hotel Montera Madrid
Hilton | May 22, 2023
MADRID, Spain – Hotel Montera Madrid, Curio Collection by Hilton has opened its doors to guests. Located on the popular city center Calle de la Montera, the hotel’s impressive design reflects aspects of the culture and heritage of Madrid, providing guests with an authentic stay in the Spanish capital. It is Madrid’s first Curio Collection by Hilton, a portfolio of one-of-a-kind hotels handpicked for their unique character. “We are delighted to welcome the impressive Hotel Montera Madrid, Curio Collection by Hilton, to our expanding European portfolio,” said David Kelly, senior vice president, Continental Europe, Hilton. “Thi...
Cambria Expands in Southeast With Opening of Cambria Hotel Orlando Universal Blvd
Cambria Hotels | May 22, 2023
ROCKVILLE, Md., May 22, 2023 -- Cambria Hotels, part of the Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) family of brands, continues its expansion in top markets with the opening of the Cambria Hotel Orlando Universal Blvd. The new hotel joins the nearby Cambria Hotel Orlando Airport to further the brand's quest to bring modern accommodations to travelers' favorite urban destinations. Located at 6801 Visitors Circle, the 118-room Cambria Hotel Orlando Universal Blvd pairs modern design, upscale convenience and amenities with a central location in the International Drive Resort area, near major attractions like Universal Stu...
Morningstar Buoy Haus Beach Resort at Frenchman’s Reef, Autograph Collection, Opens in St. Thomas
Frenchman’s Reef | May 19, 2023
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – May 19, 2023 – Today, Frenchman’s Reef announces the opening of Morningstar Buoy Haus Beach Resort at Frenchman’s Reef, Autograph Collection, inviting travelers to enjoy a refreshing state of tropical chill. Part of an extensive $425 million rebuild project at Frenchman’s Reef, the intimate resort offers a pure island escape and open-air paradise a stone’s throw away from the sand and turquoise waters of St. Thomas. Operated by Aimbridge Hospitality, the property features sleek designs by architects Kollin Altomare and The Johnson Studio, as well as exciting culinary and public space concepting fr...
St. Regis Chicago Debuts in the City’s Lakeshore East Neighborhood
Marriott Bonvoy | May 19, 2023
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, today announced the highly anticipated opening of The St. Regis Chicago. Developed by Magellan Development Group and designed by Studio Gang, the world-renowned architecture and urban design practice led by Jeanne Gang, the 101-story tower is the tallest building in the world designed by a female architect, offering guests and local luminaries a new viewpoint on sophisticated dining, bespoke service, and avant-garde design in the heart of downtown Chicago. “The debut of The St. Regis Chicago signals a significant milestone for the St. Regis ...
Dual-Branded SureStay and SureStay Studio by Best Western Victoria Opens in Texas
BWH Hotels | May 18, 2023
Victoria, Texas (May 18, 2023) SureStay has opened its doors in Victoria, Texas with the dual-branded SureStay by Best Western Victoria and SureStay Studio by Best Western Victoria, and invites travelers to experience one of the newest hotel brands in the industry – SureStay Hotels, comprised of four distinctive brands offering traditional and longer stay travelers’ comfort and value while away from home. SureStay by Best Western Victoria and SureStay Studio by Best Western Victoria will provide guests with experiences they can count on and the amenities today’s travelers have come to expect. SureStay’s service promise reflects the ...
Canopy by Hilton San Francisco SoMa Opens in California
Hilton | May 18, 2023
SAN FRANCISCO (May 18, 2023) –Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of Canopy by Hilton San Francisco SoMa. This elevated boutique hotel and dining destination provides guests with a locally inspired experience, celebrating the best of the neighborhood. “The opening of Canopy by Hilton San Francisco SoMa marks Hilton’s first lifestyle hotel in the city,” said Jenna Hackett, brand leader, Canopy by Hilton. “Joining close to 40 Canopy by Hilton properties around the world, this hotel invites travelers and locals alike to experience sophisticated comfort, elevated design and bespoke culinary offerings that are a natural ext...
Radisson Individuals Lands at Munich Airport
Radisson Hotel Group | May 17, 2023
Brussels / Munich - 17 May 2023 - Radisson Hotel Group is expanding its portfolio at Munich Airport with the opening of Flightgate Munich Airport Hotel, a member of Radisson Individuals. Located in Hallbergmoos, just outside the Bavarian capital and 10 minutes from the airport, this new property combines high-quality lifestyle design and an ideal location for business trips, leisure holidays, as well as weekend city breaks. Munich, the capital of Bavaria and Germany’s third-largest metropolis, is well known for its festivals, parks such as the central Englischer Garten, beer halls, historical sights and exquisite shopping. The museums in...
Hilton Enters Tunisia With Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort
Hilton | May 17, 2023
MONASTIR, Tunisia – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced its debut in Tunisia with the opening of the highly anticipated Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort – a unique property set close to historical cultural landmarks, offering panoramic Mediterranean views, world-class dining, and a destination-worthy wellness centre. Located six miles from Monastir downtown and eight miles from Sousse, Skanes is a highly sought-after resort destination on Tunisia’s coastline, renowned for its rich history, vibrant culture, and natural beauty. Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort is close to the Monastir-Habib Bourguiba International Airport, mak...
Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel Opens in Portugal
Renaissance® Hotels | May 17, 2023
Renaissance Hotels, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio 31 extraordinary hotel brands, has debuted in Portugal with the opening of Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel. Located in charming Lapa, one of the most historic, vibrant neighborhoods in Porto, the new hotel offers spontaneous explorers a sleek, sophisticated urban hideaway moments away from the iconic Lapa Church and other city landmarks, such as Casa da Música and Clérigos Tower. "Porto is an alluring destination with a thriving wine and culinary scene, intriguing sightseeing, with history and culture around every corner – making for an exciting debut for Renaissance Hotels...
ZEL, New Lifestyle Hotel Brand Developed by Meliá Hotels International and Rafael Nadal, Set for July Opening
ZEL | May 16, 2023
(MADRID) May 16, 2023 – ZEL, the exciting new hotel brand between Meliá Hotels International and tennis player Rafael Nadal, has announced its first location will open on July 1, 2023. Located along the island’s most beautiful beaches in Palmanova, ZEL Mallorca will welcome guests from around the world this summer with a unique hospitality experience that pays tribute to the Mediterranean lifestyle. ZEL Mallorca is ideally situated 20 minutes from Palma de Mallorca’s airport and five minutes from Puerto Portals, one of Europe’s most stunning ports. Located along a half-mile stretch of stunning white sand and crystal-clear waters, ...
Cornerstone Hospitality Opens My Place Hotel-Jacksonville/Camp Lejeune, NC
My Place Hotels | May 16, 2023
ABERDEEN, SD — May 16, 2023 — My Place Hotels of America has has opened My Place Hotel-Jacksonville/Camp Lejeune, NC, in Jacksonville, NC. Cornerstone Hospitality, which already has a My Place hotel in its portfolio of branded and independent properties, manages the property. My Place Hotel-Jacksonville/Camp Lejeune, NC, marks the brand’s second property in the state. “We have seen tremendous success with our existing hotel in Huntersville and are excited to expand our footprint in the state,” said Ryan Rivett, president and CEO of My Place Hotels. “Known for its flourishing retail sales and service industry, the largest M...
Hyatt Regency Conroe Set to Debut in Historic East Texas
Hyatt Regency | May 16, 2023
CONROE, TEXAS (MAY 16, 2023) – Reservations are now open for Hyatt Regency Conroe. Located in historic east Texas, the new 250-room hotel today confirmed it will officially open its doors and welcome guests on May 25, 2023. “We are thrilled to open our doors and welcome our first guests to Hyatt Regency Conroe later this month,” said General Manager Roberto Intriago. “Conroe is a key business and leisure destination, and Hyatt Regency Conroe will add an important new premium full-service option for travelers visiting the Texas Piney Woods in historic east Texas. Whether visiting for a weekend getaway, attending a conference, or explo...
The Manchester to Open in Historic Distillery District Neighborhood of Lexington, KY
The Manchester | May 16, 2023
New York, NY – May 16, 2023 – The Manchester, a new independent hotel in Lexington Kentucky’s Distillery District, is now accepting reservations and will open its doors on June 2nd, 2023 on the weekend of the city’s Railbird Festival. The property will be the first high-end hotel to open in the horse and bourbon capital of the world. Hoteliers Nik Feldman and Hank Morris, who have worked with numerous celebrated brands across hospitality and real estate, developed The Manchester on the site of the historic Ashland Distillery – Lexington’s first registered bourbon producer established in 1865. Designed in partnership with Jenny...
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