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Marriott International Purchases W New York – Union Square to Create W Brand’s Next-Generation Flagship in North America

Marriott International, Inc. | October 17, 2019

Purchase Marks New Chapter in Transformation Plan for Company’s Iconic Luxury Lifestyle Brand BETHESDA, M.D., OCT. 17, 2019 — Marriott International, Inc. today announced that it has purchased the 270-room W New York – Union Square in the heart of Manhattan’s dynamic Union Square neighborhood. The company paid $206 million for W New York – Union Square, with plans for a significant renovation. Marriott International will transform the existing hotel into a cutting-edge W Hotels showcase, advancing the company’s strategy to redefine and reinvigorate the brand in North America. “There’s no better place than New York City to re...

Aimbridge Hospitality Opens The Resort at Coco Beach Following Multi-Million-Dollar Transformation

The Resort at Coco Beach | October 16, 2019

RIO GRANDE, PUERTO RICO (October 16, 2019) – Enviably situated in Rio Grande, the new Resort at Coco Beach, a Hyatt Affiliated Hotel, opened in August to reveal a sophisticated, oceanfront haven that pulses Caribbean elegance on a secluded 72 acres of tropical lush gardens. Framed against the backdrop of the island’s serene northeast coast and the magnificent El Yunque National Forest, the 579-room property is expected to rebrand as Hyatt Regency Coco Beach Resort later this year, following the completion of brand enhancements and updates. “The Resort at Coco Beach was designed to embrace and nurture the mind, body and soul,” sai...

IHG Signs With Tan Holdings for Management of Fiesta Resort Guam

IHG | October 15, 2019

The 318-room hotel will join the IHG system from today and will rebrand as Crowne Plaza Resort Guam in early 2021, following an extensive, multi-million dollar refurbishment. IHG has made its foray into Micronesia following the signing of an agreement with owner Tan Holdings to take on management of Fiesta Resort Guam. The hotel will join the IHG system from today and will rebrand as Crowne Plaza Resort Guam in early 2021, following an extensive, multi-million dollar refurbishment. The 318-room hotel is located in the centre of Tumon Bay, with direct beach access and a short walk from high-end shopping areas. Following the refurb...

Tampa Marriott Water Street Unveils Multi-Phase Transformation

October 10, 2019

TAMPA, FL (October 10, 2019) – The Tampa Marriott Water Street today announced the completion of its multi-phase transformation following an 18-month restoration, renovation and expansion. The extensive enhancements include the 727 newly renovated guest rooms and over 40,000 square feet of meeting spaces, a refreshed Great Room, and the addition of two new restaurant concepts, among other updates. A pivotal piece of the 56 acre, 9 million square feet mixed-use Water Street Tampa neighborhood, the redesigned hotel anticipates the needs of today’s business travelers and the desires of today’s Tampanians, providing an upgraded experience ...

Delta Hotels Muskegon Downtown Opens After a Multi-Million Dollar Renovation and Rebranding

Delta Hotels and Resorts | October 9, 2019

Muskegon, MI – October 9, 2019 – Parkland Properties of Michigan today announced the rebranding and opening of the 200-room Delta Hotels by Marriott Muskegon Downtown, which recently completed an $8 million renovation of all rooms, meeting and public spaces. The rejuvenated property will deliver an upscale choice to business and leisure travelers to Muskegon and will be connected to the new $19 million Muskegon Convention Center with 21,000 SF of flexible meeting space coming in Spring of 2020. Parkland Properties also owns and manages the adjacent 140-room Shoreline Inn & Conference Center in Muskegon. The eight-story Delta Hotel...

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Unveils $700 Million Expansion

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa | October 7, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. – Oct. 7, 2019 – In true Hard Rock style, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa officially unveiled its highly-anticipated $700 million expansion today following the brand’s signature Guitar Smash and a high wire walk by the “King of the High Wire,” Nik Wallenda. The Guitar Smash and hotel towers high wire walk kicked off a weekend-long celebration. “Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is already one of the largest and most profitable casinos in the United States,” said Jim Allen, Hard Rock International Chairman and CEO of Seminole Gaming. “The expansion will increase entertainment and dining opti...

Union Investment Rebranding Sofitel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt as Luc Following Renovation

MHP | October 3, 2019

Union Investment is completely revamping a 6,200 sq m hotel property on Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin, thereby highlighting its commitment to this sought-after hotel location. The former Sofitel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt will be transformed into a new boutique hotel with the name Luc. The remodelling is planned to be completed by spring 2020. Munich Hotel Partners GmbH (MHP) will take over as franchisee and tenant, operating the hotel under the fast-growing Autograph Collection Hotels brand owned by Marriott International. The lease for the Sofitel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt expired on 31 August 2019. As part of the change of operator, several milli...

Blue Water Development Acquires, Begins Renovations on Daytona Beach Hotel

Blue Water Development | October 1, 2019

OCEAN CITY, Md. (October 1, 2019) – Blue Water Development, a real estate developer specializing in commercial and hospitality properties on the East Coast, is proud to announce the acquisition of and start of renovations on the Comfort Inn & Suites, Daytona Beach Oceanfront. Formerly The Mayan Inn, the hotel will reopen in early 2020 following an extensive interior and exterior renovation. This is the company’s first property in Florida and brings its total number of hotels to ten. “We’re very excited to expand the Blue Water family into Florida and bring the Comfort Inn and Suites brand to Daytona Beach,” said Todd Burbage,...

IHG Signs With Srivikorn Group to Open voco® Reading at the Madejski Stadium Following Conversion

IHG | September 25, 2019

The 201-room hotel will be transformed to offer an unstuffy and exciting new hotel experience for guests, with each guest experiencing voco’s signature ‘come on in’ warm welcome. Set to be converted to the new brand in just four months, voco Reading will join the IHG family and bring voco to life in one of the UK’s well-known commercial markets. The voco brand presents an opportunity to access the upscale segment quickly, driving returns at speed and delivering a captivating guest experience. It has simplified and accelerated the hotel conversion process, making voco the fastest growing new brand in the IHG portfolio. Following thr...

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel Closed for Extensive Renovations

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel | September 25, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (September 25, 2019) – The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel is being reimagined. Closed as of September 19, 2019, one of the world’s most iconic hotels will reopen on January 8, 2020 with a new look and redesigned interior spaces. Guests can look forward to a stunning new modern lobby and Library Lounge experience, dramatically updated guest rooms with a sophisticated fresh look and feel, a new restaurant concept with both sit down and “grab-and-go” options, up-to-date meeting spaces, and a refreshed Redwood Room. Designed by Gensler, a global design and architecture firm, the improved hotel will continue to deliver the...

At 100 Years Old, Hotel Pennsylvania Completes Another Phase of Its Historic Transformation

Hotel Pennsylvania | September 25, 2019

New York, NY—Sept. 25, 2019—Once the largest hotel in the world and the first to put luxury touches within reach of the traveling masses. Now, with two of three phases complete of a top-to-bottom transformation, a New York classic is once again turning heads for all the right reasons. The 1,705-room Hotel Pennsylvania, a marvel of innovation at its 1919 opening, is reinventing itself at 100 with a redesign that represents an evolution of its history, balancing the best of its original features with modern comforts and a fresh new aesthetic. The next step of Hotel Pennsylvania’s transformation has introduced 230 fully modernized, expa...

Aimbridge Hospitality Opens The Resort at Coco Beach Following Renovation and Rebranding

The Resort at Coco Beach | September 20, 2019

RIO GRANDE, PUERTO RICO (September 20, 2019) - The new Resort at Coco Beach, a Hyatt affiliated hotel and one-of-a-kind premium wellness experience, is now open in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. The 579-all suite oceanfront property on the island’s serene northeast coast is situated on a secluded 1,000-acre peninsula within a private development. The resort is managed by an affiliate of Aimbridge Hospitality, LLC, North America’s largest independent hotel management and investment firm. The hotel is expected to be rebranded as Hyatt Regency Coco Beach Resort later this year, following the completion of brand enhancements and updates. Forme...

Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre to Undergo $8 Million Renovation Under New Management and Ownership

GF Management | September 20, 2019

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 20, 2019 -- GF Management, a leading national hotel ownership and management company, announces that, through its affiliate (collectively, the “Company”), has acquired the Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre, marking the Company’s fourth ownership venture in Orlando, Florida. The acquisition of the Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre continues to align with GF Management’s growth objectives and marks the fourth Marriott branded hotel owned by the Company.  The Company now owns and/or manages 12 hotels and resorts within the Marriott portfolio, consisting of nearly 3,500 gue...

Rubicon Companies Completes Multimillion-Dollar Renovation of New York’s Tarrytown House Estate

Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson | September 20, 2019

Tarrytown, New York – (September 20, 2019) Tarrytown House Estate – an elegant, historic 214 room resort-style hotel, destination restaurant, special event venue and conference center nestled in a fairy-tale setting with views of the Hudson River and New York City skyline – today announced an approximately $15-million property-wide refresh, which concluded with the opening of  a new restaurant, Goosefeather, by Celebrity Chef Dale Talde. “We are excited to bring the magic and uniqueness of Tarrytown House Estate to the present-day,” said Marc Gordon, Founder and Principal of Rubicon Company, owner of the storied resort. “The r...

RAR Hospitality Completes Phase One of Renovation to Carlsbad by the Sea

RAR Hospitality | September 20, 2019

San Diego–September 20, 2019— RAR Hospitality, a full-spectrum hospitality management firm based in Southern California managed the renovation and re-brand of coastal independent property, Carlsbad by the Sea. The $2 million renovations began in the fall of 2017 and phase one is now complete with elevated hotel and room accommodations, improved guest experiences and new dining offerings in partnership with Windmill Food Hall. “The debut of this property is exciting for our team and the community partners we will be engaging in the months ahead,” said Vikram Sood, senior vice president of operations. “We look forward to offering our...

The St. Regis Deer Valley to Undergo Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

The St. Regis Deer Valley | September 18, 2019

PARK CITY, UTAH - September 17 – The St. Regis Deer Valley, the award-winning mountain retreat located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains in Park City, will undergo a multi-million dollar refurbishment project that will begin in early October and finish in mid-December ahead of ski season. The re-imagination of the luxury hotel is inspired by the historical, physical and social aspects of the surrounding area, evoking a sense of place while incorporating state-of-the-art design elements. The hotel will remain open during the renovations. “We are so excited for this project and to offer our guests a refreshed and revitalized experie...

The Tuxon Set to Open in Summer 2020 Following Comprehensive Renovation

The Tuxon | September 17, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 17 2019- At the convergence of modern hospitality and southwestern authenticity, where adventure seeking meets the social scene and business travelers mesh seamlessly with cultured vacationers, lies The Tuxon, an independent boutique hotel in the birthplace of Tucson. Scheduled to open in Winter 2019 with additional amenities coming online Summer 2020, The Tuxon is the ultimate reflection of its surroundings, a unique blend of environments that perfectly balances the city's dynamic cultural scene with its storied desert roots. Located alongside I-10 in historic West Downtown, The Tuxon is a design-focused destination o...

The Sheraton Denver Downtown Embarks on $80 Million Phased Renovation

Sheraton Denver Downtown | September 11, 2019

DENVER, CO –September 11, 2019 –The Sheraton Denver Downtown this week announced the official start of an $80 million hotel renovation that will change the face of the hotel and the 16th Street Mall. Sheraton Denver Downtown has long been an anchor in Downtown Denver, serving as the largest events hotel in the city with unmatched heritage and deep roots in the local community. Once transformed, the hotel will reflect the new Sheraton experience, making it one of the first to do so in North America. “Sheraton is at the dawn of a new era and there is no better hotel than Sheraton Denver Downtown to bring this new vision to life,” sai...

Cycas Hospitality Signs Deal Bringing the First Residence Inn to Manchester, England

Cycas Hospitality | September 9, 2019

Cycas Hospitality continues to grow its European portfolio with a hotel management agreement to open Marriott International’s first extended-stay property in the north of England. The deal to operate a 155-room Residence Inn by Marriott in Manchester’s Northern Quarter is Cycas’s first with Ciel Capital and partners Due to open as a Residence Inn in late 2020, from August 2019 the property will provide 84 independent serviced apartments as The Northern Quarters whilst the phased refurbishment takes place. Located less than a ten-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly railway station, the Northern Quarter is well known for its v...

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...

Four Seasons Resort Whistler Unveils Renovation

August 28, 2019

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- August 28, 2019 -- Nestled at the base of Whistler Blackcomb ski resort, framed by evergreen forests, Four Seasons Resort Whistler presents a newly-updated take on the classic mountain lodge. Inspired by this remarkable setting, the modern renovations embrace the spirit of discovery ever-present at Four Seasons Whistler. Backing each design choice is the dedication to creating a truly one-of-a-kind experience, one that exceeds all expectations. Each new feature and offering is a fresh opportunity to disconnect from the everyday and reconnect with the extraordinary–along the way, creating a mountain of memor...

JW Marriott Chicago Launches Multi-Million-Dollar Guestroom Renovation Led by General Manager Hassan El Neklawy

JW Marriott Chicago | August 27, 2019

Slated for completion in Spring of 2020, the hotel enhancements incorporate inspirations from luxury Pullman rail cars in all 610 guest rooms, hotel corridors, and executive lounge (CHICAGO, IL; August 27, 2019)— JW Marriott Chicago (151 W. Adams St.), located in the heart of Chicago’s financial district, proudly announces a redesign of all 610 guest rooms including 29 suites, hotel corridors, and the executive lounge. The hotel, which blends modern elegance into the Daniel H. Burnham Continental & Commercial National Bank Building, opened in November 2010 and will undergo a multi-million-dollar guestroom renovation to be completed ...

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...

Bricton Group / Gettys Group Venture to Transform San Antonio Landmark Airport Hotel Into 365-Room Marriott San Antonio Airport Hotel

The Bricton Group | August 22, 2019

San Antonio, TX -- August 22, 2019 -- A joint venture led by The Bricton Group and The Gettys Group is making a significant investment in the San Antonio business and leisure travel market.  The venture plans to transform a recently closed Holiday Inn, in a prime location adjacent to the San Antonio International Airport, into the new Marriott San Antonio Airport Hotel.  The joint venture’s $36 million redevelopment of this property will reflect the upscale needs of a growing number of travelers flocking to the area. “We immediately recognized the potential of this landmark airport property, which is close to downtown San Antonio, th...

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