Accor Introduces Handwritten Collection – a Global Portfolio of Hotels Curated With Passion
January 20, 2023
Accor, a world leading hospitality group, today announced an exciting new addition to the Group’s unparalleled network of brands: Handwritten Collection, a global portfolio of charming bespoke hotels that offer an intimate and stylish hospitality experience. Accor already has over 110 Handwritten leads globally totaling more than 11,500 rooms, including 12 secured signings, with five properties expected to debut throughout the first trimester of 2023. Handwritten Collection properties opening over the next several months include Hotel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental, Handwritten Collection in Shanghai, China; Le Saint Gervais Hotel & ...
Artisan Hotel Transforms Into The Lexi, a New Landmark Boutique Hotel in Las Vegas Following Multimillion-Dollar Renovation
Elevations Hotels and Resorts | January 17, 2023
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 17, 2023-- In a town known for its "bigger is better" philosophy, there is a new reimagined property set to bring an intimate and modern travel experience to Las Vegas, and it will make its stunning debut this spring. Open while undergoing a multi-million-dollar renovation, the once famed Artisan Hotel Boutique is evolving into The Lexi – Elevations Hotels and Resorts new 64 room hotel that will be the first in Las Vegas to embrace the idea of cannabis-friendly hospitality. Located just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, The Lexi is embracing its small and cheeky mentality, and will feature all new guest rooms, inclu...
Hyatt Opens FirstName Bordeaux in France as Part of JdV by Hyatt Collection
FirstName | January 12, 2023
CHICAGO (January 12, 2023) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the opening of FirstName Bordeaux, a lifestyle hotel joining the JdV by Hyatt collection of independent hotels. Demonstrating Hyatt’s continued brand growth in Europe, FirstName Bordeaux embodies the JdV by Hyatt brand’s inclusive spirit, feel-good outlook, and joy-driven approach to hotel experiences. Located in the heart of the historic port city, FirstName Bordeaux is a true reflection of its neighborhood, encouraging guests to discover local delights at their own pace. Situated in an iconic building, the hotel is close to the Garonne River and momen...
The Darwin Hotel Opens in Atlanta’s Historic Old Fourth Ward
The Darwin Hotel | December 14, 2022
ATLANTA, GA (DECEMBER 14, 2022) — The Darwin Hotel is now open in Atlanta's historic Old Fourth Ward, considered by many to be one of the city's hippest neighborhoods. The 111-room boutique hotel is breaking all of the rules when it comes to hospitality. According to General Manager, Alfonce McKinney III, "Our goal is to provide guests with a cozy, creative spot designed for those who want a functional place to stay with close proximity to really great local discoveries." The Darwin is an upper midscale property which channels the essence of reinvention while paying homage to the Old Fourth Ward. What is notable in an ever-changing ...
Uncommon Hospitality to Open Boutique Hotel in Portland, Maine’s Historic West End District
Post Company | December 13, 2022
Portland, Maine (December 13, 2022) – Maine-based, family-owned hospitality group Uncommon Hospitality announce their newest project, The Longfellow Hotel , designed in partnership with New York-based design firm Post Company. Opening in Summer 2023, The Longfellow will be Post Company’s first hotel in Maine delivering a distinctive design and new wellness offering to the city of Portland. The property will be the first independent full-service hotel to open in Portland in 20 years and is the namesake of famed Portland poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Longfellow will be a five-story, ground up building located at 754 Congress Str...
Eastwind Hotels Plans January 2023 Opening of Eastwind Oliverea Valley
Eastwind Oliverea Valley | December 13, 2022
Oliverea Valley, New York (December 13, 2023) Building on the success of Eastwind Hotel’s established properties, Eastwind Windham and Eastwind Lake Placid, the brand will debut Eastwind Oliverea Valley in January 2023, bringing its signature Scandinavian-inspired accommodations to a new corner of the Catskills. Eastwind Oliverea Valley delves deeper into the natural splendor of the region and offers an enhanced guest experience including an on-site restaurant and bar, Dandelion, pool, and new room category. The third property from the portfolio’s founders Bjorn Boyer, Julija Stoliarova, and Dan Cipriani is the brand’s first ground-up b...
Boutique Hotel Association (BLLA) Addresses the Importance of Keeping Boutique Hotel Properties as Independent Hotels
Frances Kiradjian | December 8, 2022
By Frances Kiradjian The impressive spirit of wisdom and leadership that exists around the world to remain independent is alive and well and being celebrated consistently With the recent announcement of Hyatt purchasing Dream Hotels, this is the exact moment to reflect on big chains buying out smaller boutique brands. It may be a good move for the owner of the Dream brand, who has spent many years building up the brand value while keeping ownership of the assets at bay [as each property is owned by others, with just a few exceptions]. Hyatt is also gaining a lifestyle group of properties to add to its portfolio. While this may be a good...
BLLA Conference Discusses the Future of People in Boutique Hospitality
BLLA | December 7, 2022
Keeping your independence in today’s hospitality industry as more travelers opt for authentic experiences backed by heartfelt owners and their teams On October 25th and 26th, a very special gathering of the top hospitality professionals attended the 2022 Boutique Hotel Owners Conference by BLLA in Westlake Village, CA. Over the two-day event, hotel owners, operators, entrepreneurs, and managers celebrated the prosperity of independent boutique hotels in the industry. They collaborated on topics such as consumer markets, hotel operations, and technology innovation; some unconventional topics such as energy and the philosophy of deal-making....
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