Hospitality Breaking News

IHG signs Holiday Inn hotel in Dehradun

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), 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 business from both corporate and social events segments. Additionally, setting up of small to medium scale industries in the state, in the last five to six years has boosted corporate travel into Dehradun and neighbouring regions. Adding to the convenience of the guests, the new Holiday Inn hotel will be located at a 20 minutes’ drive from the city centre and only a 50 minutes’ drive away from the nearest airport. Given the strategic location, the hotel will be well positioned to cater to the demands from both leisure and corporate travelers visiting Dehradun.

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The Fern Residency opens in Bharatpur, Nepal

The Fern Hotels & Resorts has opened a second property under The Fern Residency Brand in Nepal. This takes the tally to 63 hotels managed by the company, across 46 locations in India, Nepal and Seychelles. The hotel will have 48 rooms. Commenting on the opening, Suhail Kannampilly, CEO, The Fern Hotels & Resorts, said, “It is a moment of great satisfaction and pride for us. Our Fern brand has been well received in Kathmandu and that has given us the confidence to open the second property. The property will operate as an eco-sensitive hotel, offering guests a central location at great value, for their corporate and leisure stays.” Winter Green Rooms offer both King and Twin bed options. Guest room facilities include LED TV, digital in-room safe, complimentary bottled drinking water, in-room tea & coffee facility, eco-friendly room lighting, etc. The hotel also offers a restaurant, and a contemporary all-day dining multi-cuisine restaurant offering a wide range of Nepalese, Indian, and International cuisines and alcoholic beverages.

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Hyatt’s first Thompson Hotels property in Colorado to open in 2021

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced plans for Thompson Denver, the first Thompson Hotels property in the state of Colorado, expected to open in 2021. “Denver has been a priority market for our Thompson Hotels brand and we are excited to have the opportunity to be bringing it to this vibrant city,” said David Tarr, Senior Vice President, development, Hyatt. “We are looking forward to introducing locals and visitors to the brand’s tailored and refined edge, with its world-class culinary offerings, elevated programming, and groundbreaking design.”

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Radisson Group signs agreement for 2 resorts in Poland

Radisson Hotel Group has announced an agreement with Zdrojowa Invest & Hotels group for two new-build Radisson resorts in Poland. The hotels span the country, from the foothills of the Karkonosze Mountains in Szklarska Poręba to the northern Baltic coast in Kołobrzeg. The hotels will be part of the upscale Radisson brand, bringing the group’s portfolio in Poland to 18 properties across five brands – including Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Radisson and Park Inn by Radisson. Zdrojowa Invest & Hotels and Radisson Hotel Group have been partners since the 2017 opening of the Radisson Blu Resort, Świnoujście. Based on the success of the collaboration, Radisson Hotel Group will work hand-in-hand with Zdrojowa to develop and deliver new hotels. Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “We are excited to have signed this country development agreement with Zdrojowa Invest & Hotels group and thank them for their trust in our brands and people. We are glad to strengthen our position as the largest international operator for leisure destinations in Poland and look forward to working with our partners on future development projects.”

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Tribute Portfolio debuts its first tented concept resort in Bintan Island

Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio has announced the opening of Natra Bintan, located in the hub of Bintan Island, Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago. A total of 100 safari-themed tents are ready to welcome guests. Encompassing over 40 square meters, each tent is thoughtfully designed with modern style, and made complete with a lush garden and outdoor patio, four-poster bed and air-conditioning. Equipped with an LCD TV and Wi-Fi connection, these tents will keep guests connected with the world while revelling in an extraordinary island life

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Hotel Indigo opens in Chester, UK, with 75 rooms

InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the opening of its sixteenth Hotel, Indigo in the UK, in the heart of the notable city of Chester. Within walking distance to one of the oldest racecourses in Britain and numerous historical attractions, Hotel Indigo Chester is perfect for a weekend getaway. Featuring 75 rooms, the much-awaited boutique Hotel Indigo Chester, combines elements from the city’s local character and charm, with vibrant colours and textures to give the hotel a residential look and feel. Just as no two places are alike, no two Hotel Indigo® properties are the same. The hotel’s design reflects the surrounding neighbourhood by drawing inspiration from three key elements of the city – the material layers of its architecture, the iconic 1897 Eastgate Clock and the world-famous Chester Racecourse.

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Hyatt Regency Chantilly opens 211-room property

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Chantilly, France-the ninth Hyatt branded hotel in the country. Reminiscent of an 18th-century authentic hamlet, the 211-room property is set along the Nonette River in the historic town of Chantilly. Situated only 20 minutes from Charles De Gaulle International Airport and 45 minutes from the center of Paris, the hotel is able to accommodate both business and leisure guests alike. “We are thrilled to announce the opening of Hyatt Regency Chantilly,” said Charles Guyonnaud, general manager of Hyatt Regency Chantilly. “The hotel’s exquisite facilities combined with its peaceful setting provides the ultimate business retreat and relaxation getaway.”

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Radisson Tbilisi City Centre to open in 2021 with 200 rooms

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of the first Radisson-branded hotel in Georgia. The Radisson Tbilisi City Centre is set to arrive in Georgia’s capital in 2021. Alongside 200 guest rooms, the Radisson Tbilisi City Centre will also feature a restaurant, a bar and a meeting space equipped with the latest audio-visual technology (not to mention free high-speed Wi-Fi). With its variety of facilities, the hotel is expected to attract both business and leisure guests to the center of Georgia’s capital city. Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer for Radisson Hotel Group, said:“We are excited to bring a Radisson to Georgia which will complement the three existing properties that we have in the country, including the recently opened Radisson Collection. A warm welcome for our owners, Block Invest, to our family’’

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The LaLiT Ahmedabad to open by 2021

The LaLit Suri Hospitality Group is coming up with its new property in Ahmedabad. Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson & Managing Director, LaLit Suri Hospitality Group, says, “We are currently building a new LaLit property in Ahmedabad. It’s situated on the bank of Sabarmati River and should be ready in about 18 months from now.” The hotel will most likely open by next year end and would be the first LaLit hotel in the state of Gujarat.

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InterGlobe Hotels scouting for new projects in Hyderabad: JB Singh

InterGlobe Hotels has committed to open 5-6 hotels by 2022. JB Singh, President and CEO, InterGlobe Hotels, says, “In another three years, InterGlobe Hotels will cross 4000 rooms and we continue to look at Tier-1 markets aggressively. We will grow fast but will grow cautiously. We have been chasing projects in Hyderabad. Let’s see where that goes. But, our expansion will majorly happen in Tier-I cities.”

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