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Radisson Hotel Group Celebrates Opening of Radisson Blu Forest Manor Shanghai Hongqiao in Shanghai, China

Radisson Hotel Group | May 28, 2019

Shanghai, China - May 28, 2019 - Radisson Blu, the upper upscale hotel brand that delivers personalized service in stylish spaces, has continued to expand its portfolio in China with the opening of an urban resort in Shanghai. Situated in the city's rapidly-expanding Hongqiao business district, Radisson Blu Forest Manor Shanghai Hongqiao is built from a blueprint based on the concept of Royal Spanish courtGuests are welcomed into a marble lobby illuminated by chandeliers, and the 439 rooms and suites are similarly striking, with refined furnishings and amenities. Also, they will be able to enjoy picturesque views of the resort's pools a...

20th Century New York Mansion Joins The Ascend Hotel Collection

May 21, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 21, 2019 -- The Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), a portfolio of unique, boutique, and historic hotels and resorts that reflect their surrounding community, now has a century-old mansion in Johnson City, N.Y., among its members. Traditions at the Glen has welcomed the likes of Dwight Eisenhower, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Bing Crosby to its halls, and today, invites all guests to experience its distinguished legacy. The 41-room Traditions at the Glen is located at 4101 Watson Blvd. along the Susquehanna River and 18-hole championship fairways once played by golf legends Ben Hogan a...

Dissecting the Relationship Between Universities and Boutique Hotels

Frances Kiradjian | September 6, 2018

Why do University campuses lend themselves so well to bespoke hotel experiences? By Frances Kiradjian Boutique hotels are "it". After a struggle to be taken seriously as a hospitality vertical, boutique hotels are ahead of every curve when it comes to modern day lodging. Now more than ever there is a steep demand for accommodations that one can take back home with them in the form of a story. It makes sense then, that college towns (areas with particularly high volume of travelers whether they are students, prospective students, professors & staff or parents of students) are adapting and implementing boutique in their own ...

What IS Boutique?

Frances Kiradjian | September 5, 2018

By Frances Kiradjian As representatives for a distinguished community of entrepreneurial spirits, we are often presented with a deceptively simple question: What is boutique? Some years ago, a new kind of lodging accommodation began to disrupt the trillion-dollar tourism industry. As the boundaries between business and leisure travel grew increasingly blurred, an emergence of a new type of traveler called for a more holistic approach to lodging. Thus, the boutique hotel was born. Perks like free wifi became givens, and in their absence demand for personalization grew exponentially. The traveler of today is looking for services and featu...

When Does a Hotel Become Not a Hotel?

Frances Kiradjian | August 23, 2018

By Frances Kiradjian As we march further into this exciting time in hospitality, the boundary lines between various lodging accommodations grow increasingly blurred. Now more than ever, mega-brands are adopting key pieces from the boutique handbook in order to stay competitive and increase occupancy rates. Conversely, brands who evolved from the hostel model are pivoting away from shared sleeping quarters to move toward a cross somewhere in-between a hostel and boutique vibe. Generator found their footing in the modern lodging world with their successful hostel model which can be found sprinkled throughout Europe. However, when pursuing...

How Do You “Boutique” Your Hotel?

Frances Kiradjian | August 14, 2018

Hospitality professionals can apply the best of boutique to any and all lodging accommodations. By Frances Kiradjian While we are the biggest champions of boutique you'll likely come across, at BLLA, we realize the transformation of the term from differentiator to buzzword. Today, it is not uncommon to find a property touting themselves as boutique even though they're a branded chain or an economic lodging solution like a motel. Boutique started as an underdog in the world of lodging solutions, particularly luxury accommodations. Now, after a long climb to legitimacy, professionals and non professionals in the lodging space ofte...

PlumpJack Group and Meriwether Companies Unveil Newly Renovated Carmel-by-the-Sea Hotel, The Getaway

PlumpJack Group | April 24, 2018

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, CALIF. (May, 2018) – The Getaway, a 34-room boutique hotel located in the picturesque seaside village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif., made its debut mid-April 2018 following an extensive property-wide renovation and external refresh. The latest joint-venture asset between San Francisco-based PlumpJack Group and Meriwether Companies, The Getaway exudes a coastal, casual-chic vibe with design inspired by its surrounding natural environs. Situated at the gateway to Downtown Carmel on Ocean Avenue and Junipero Street, the former Village Inn has been completely transformed into a modern beach retreat. The two-story pro...

The Convergence of All Things Luxury

Frances Kiradjian | April 12, 2018

By Frances Kiradjian The idea of residences in a lifestyle hotel just makes sense. Who wouldn't want all the offerings of their favorite resort, spa, or hotel brand in their home? Although the concept of mixed-use hotel is not a novel one, the renewed vibrancy in the boutique and lifestyle sector of the hospitality sphere is seeing a new focus on branded luxury offerings. In 2016 Daniela Aroche reported "According to Dan August Cordeiro at Maxmakers, a property development advisory firm, the number of hotels offering branded residences increased tenfold during the decade to 2012. The evidence suggests that the rate looks set to continue...


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