Category Archives: Spa

ibis Coimbatore opens with 129 rooms

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InterGlobe Hotels has announced the opening of ibis Coimbatore City Centre, marking the debut of the smart hotel brand in the second largest city in the state of Tamil Nadu – Coimbatore. The business hotel is strategically located in the city’s central business district at Lakshmi Mills Junction, within close proximity to local tourist attractions and shopping hubs, and a short drive from the city’s railway station and airport. With 129 well-appointed rooms, the hotel boasts of a contemporary design that offers unparalleled comfort and convenience, living up to the ibis promise of providing ‘well-being at the best price’. A modern retreat for business travellers, ibis Coimbatore City Centre offers guests a unique blend of modernity, comfort and availability synonymous with ibis hotels globally, and yet it succeeds in imbibing some of the local culture and heritage that Coimbatore is known for. Walking into the hotel, guests are welcomed by a warm and vibrant lobby featuring a colourful display of local craftsmanship. Paying homage to the city’s long term association with the textile industry, the walkways and corridors of the hotel feature wall art inspired by the weaves and thread work that have earned the city the title of ‘Manchester of South India’. The guest rooms are contemporary, comfortable and well-designed, replete with all modern in-room amenities including an LED TV and high speed Wi-Fi Internet access to ensure that guests can relax and work with ease. The hotel also guarantees its guests a good night’s sleep with the signature Sweet Bed™, an innovative bedding concept from ibis that ensures a quality sleep experience. Speaking at the hotel’s launch, Shwetank Singh, Vice President – Development and Asset Management, InterGlobe Hotels …

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Country Inns & Suites opens near Cincinnati, Ohio, with 135 rooms

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Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, has announced the opening of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Erlanger, KY – Cincinnati Airport. Located at 630 Donaldson Highway, the hotel is conveniently located within six miles of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The hotel recently completed a $2.5 million renovation which included upgrades to the guest rooms, lobby, breakfast area, business center and fitness center. “We are thrilled to welcome this refreshed hotel to our expanding portfolio of Country Inns & Suites hotels,” said Jeffrey Freund, senior vice president, Midscale Brands, Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “This hotel’s new look and commitment to the brand’s Be Our Guest service philosophy will make it a success.” The hotel offers 135 guest rooms and suites. Pet friendly rooms are also available. Each room features all the comforts of home and a touch of luxury with the custom designed White Water Collection of bath amenities by Beekman 1802. Guests have access to an onsite fitness center, business center, an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and the brand’s signature and complimentary, hot Be Our Guest breakfast served daily on classic dining ware. During their stay, guests can treat themselves to complimentary freshly baked cookies as well as coffee and tea. “We are very excited to begin welcoming guests under the Country Inns & Suites brand,” said Bankim Hirpara, the hotel’s general manager. “Our friendly staff and the beautiful accommodations at our newly renovated hotel are guaranteed to provide an exceptional experience for our guests.”

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Tivoli Hotels & Resorts announces its expansion in Doha

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Tivoli Hotels and Resorts, part of Minor Hotels, has announced it is now operating the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels in Doha, a collection of nine unique and historical buildings featuring intricate décor and architecture, nestled in the heart of the historic Souq Waqif. Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels, which is one of the many assets managed by Katara Hospitality, Qatar’s leading hospitality organisation, will now be known as Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli. The synergies of these two brands will enhance the development of the local hospitality sector and contribute towards the economic diversification, as envisioned in the Qatar National Vision 2030. Located within the renowned Souq Waqif and close to Doha’s Hamad International Airport, as well as major business hubs such as the New Msheireb Business and the Bank Street, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli offers an immersion in Arabian tradition and culture, combined with the luxury service and personal attention for which Tivoli hotels are renowned. Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli specialise in bespoke services and facilities, tailored to the needs of today’s business and leisure travellers. From personal butler service and fine quality dining, to a fully equipped business centre and recreational facilities. The hotels provide a range of experiences to suit the most discerning guests. Traditional architecture fuses with contemporary spa facilities, along with a Moroccan hammam. Backed by its impeccable 80 plus years of heritage and experience, Tivoli Hotels & Resorts differentiate through the range of unique experiences offered, allowing guests to enjoy the most authentic features of every destination, along with innovative and outstanding service. As part of Minor Hotels portfolio of brands, Tivoli now adds Qatar to the collection of distinctive …

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Kempinski Hotels opens in Riga, Latvia, with 141 rooms

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Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga, Latvia’s first five-star luxury Kempinski Hotel, will open its doors to guests as of October. With the famous Latvian National Opera House by its side and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at its feet, the hotel presents a whole new level of comfort and elegance to both city guests and locals. Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga features 141 first-class rooms and suites, two restaurants and two bars, six spacious meeting rooms, including the Grand Ballroom, a world-class SPA and wellness facility. Breathtaking panoramic views of the capital, refined service and a rich cultural experience await guests from around the globe. “We are excited to welcome the first five-star luxury hotel in Riga and Latvia to our exquisite portfolio,” said Bernold Schröder, Chief Operating Officer Europe, Kempinski Hotels and Member of the Management Board. “Originally built in the 19th century and opposite the famous Opera house, this landmark looks back to a long history. The new Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga will provide an exceptional guest experience through living our passion for European Luxury and making the hotel the place to be in Riga again.” The alluring location of Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga is not just a coincidence; nor is the revival of the former Hotel Rome site, the most modern accommodation in Riga, dating back to the 1880s. The original building was almost entirely destroyed during WWII, but it took just a few years to rebuild it from scratch. The newly open Hotel Riga then housed the first-ever bar in Latvia and served the first cocktail in the whole Soviet Union, where Hotel Riga was considered to be among the best hotels in the whole …

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The Madison Washington DC, a Hilton Hotel, opens with 356 rooms

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Hilton (has announced that the Loews Madison Hotel will join Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio as The Madison Washington DC, a Hilton Hotel. The 356-room hotel, located in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., has long offered sophisticated accommodations to some of the capital’s most esteemed visitors. In partnership with affiliates of Walton Street Capital and Waterton, The Madison Washington DC is poised to set a new standard for hospitality and elevate Hilton’s presence in this globally sought-after destination. Hilton planted its hospitality roots in Washington, D.C. more than 60 years ago when its founder, Conrad Hilton, purchased the hotel now known as Capital Hilton in 1954. In addition to Capital Hilton, The Madison Washington DC joins Washington Hilton, marking the brand’s third hotel in the city. “We are delighted this distinguished hotel will join the Hilton family, strengthening our presence in the nation’s capital,” said Shawn McAteer, vice president, global brand management, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. “We look forward to welcoming discerning travelers seeking an exceptional experience at the intersection of the city’s quintessential offerings.” A short walk to the White House, Walter E. Washington Convention Center and many key attractions, museums and landmarks, the hotel combines a reverence for history with modern luxuries and amenities, offering 356 guest rooms, including 27 suites. The Madison Washington DC offers more than 12,000 square feet of meeting space, including eight stylish meeting rooms equipped with the latest technology and high-speed internet access. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, lobby bar, restaurant and lounge and fitness center, which includes floor-to-ceiling windows with great views of downtown D.C. as well as his-and-her steam rooms.

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Park Hyatt brand to debut in Mexico with two luxury hotels

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced two new luxury hotel developments in Los Cabos and Mexico City, Mexico under the Park Hyatt brand. These two high-end properties, designed to meet the needs of the discerning global traveler, mark the anticipated debut of the Park Hyatt brand in the country, and will join the brand’s global portfolio in locations such as Bangkok, Paris, Tokyo, Vienna, Milan and Zurich, as well as two sister hotels in Latin America: Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, and Park Hyatt Mendoza. “We are excited to announce the introduction of the Park Hyatt brand in Mexico,” said Pat McCudden, senior vice president of capital strategy, real estate and development for Hyatt. “Park Hyatt hotels and resorts are masters of detail, and we expect Park Hyatt Los Cabos and Park Hyatt Mexico City will deliver understated elegance and intuitive refinement for guests with an appreciation for world-class architecture, design and cuisine.” The Park Hyatt brand promises to unfold a journey of rare and intimate experiences for the discerning global traveler. At Park Hyatt hotels and resorts, guests encounter peerless quality and exceptional tailored service, grounded in mindfulness and presence in the moment. The brand invites travelers to unlock unique and enriching moments as they find themselves surrounded by contemporary luxury and artistry at its best – from original art works to the finest in culinary expression. Park Hyatt Los Cabos will be located in a 26-acre site within Cabo del Sol, a master-planned golf resort community that stretches along two miles of pristine beach in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur. Expected to open in late 2020, the hotel will feature 162 guestrooms and 28 Park Hyatt Residences that will …

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The Ritz-Carlton opens in Malaysia with 70 rooms, 15 suites & 29 villas

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has announced the debut of The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi, as the oceanfront resort opens today on the Malaysian island. Set in a tranquil private bay, the resort is surrounded by an ancient jungle, while its beachfront is shelter by trees and gently lapped by the Andaman Sea. Designed to reflect the beauty and vibrancy of the nearby traditional villages – which are known as Kampongs – The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi incorporates influences from local culture, creating a uniquely luxurious retreat with an authentic touch. “We are thrilled to be introducing The Ritz-Carlton to Langkawi. This exciting opening marks our first resort destination in Malaysia, and the second property in the country following The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur,” said Hervé Humler, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.C.C. “With spectacular coastal views, lush rainforests and a blend of cultures, Langkawi offers stunning natural beauty with a fascinating story. The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi provides guests with the opportunity to experience the wonders of this unique island for themselves.” Designed by Philippe Villeroux of Kuala Lumpur-based Tropical Area Architects, the resort has been carefully created to fully immerse travelers in the island’s natural ecosystem and local culture. Spacious interiors in the 70 guest rooms, 15 suites and 29 villas are framed by delicate references to Malay architecture, which can be seen in the intricately-designed features, large windows and gabled roofs. The rooms vertical lines fully integrate the living spaces into the surrounding jungle, while elegant overwater villas offer panoramic views of the sea, complete with magnificent Langkawi sunsets. Especially suitable to multi-generational families or other groups, the resort’s Villa Mutiara, offers deluxe accommodations for up to eight and boasts …

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Meliá Hotels signs second hotel in Shanghai

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Meliá Hotels International has announced the signing of Meliá Shanghai Parkside, a brand new property located within the core area of Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone. This marks the group’s ninth property in China and second in Shanghai, further underscoring Meliá’s commitment to expanding its footprint in the country. The new Meliá Shanghai Parkside, developed by Shanghai Shendi Garden Investment & Construction Ltd., a full subsidiary of Shanghai Shendi Group Co., Ltd., taps directly into the fast growing demand for travel accommodation and F&B facilities from business & leisure tourists to this booming area in Shanghai. “We are enormously proud to embark on this new project alongside Shanghai Shendi Garden Investment & Construction Ltd.”, said Bernardo Cabot Estarellas, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific of Meliá Hotels International. “With Meliá Shanghai Parkside, our company will become an established leader in hospitality development in this area, bringing our strong resort history and management expertise to life at this new property. We are confident that Meliá Shanghai Parkside will set the benchmark for personalized service and luxury travel accommodation for visitors to this area.” Meliá Shanghai Parkside, scheduled to open in early 2018, will include a total of 88 rooms in the first phase. Conveniently located right off the main entrance of Shanghai Disneyland, the property can be easily accessed via metro Line 11. Moreover, it is only 20 minutes from Pudong International Airport, the largest airport in Shanghai and a vital international transportation hub. The hotel will be the perfect pick for both leisure and business focused guests, providing its guests with top quality facilities and services with Spanish touches, combining a premier location with innovative amenities and design. At its …

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Marriott debuts Le Meridien and AC Hotels by Marriott in Denver

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Marriott International has announced the anticipated opening of the dual-branded hotel development in downtown Denver, bringing two lauded European-inspired brands to the city: Le Méridien and AC Hotels by Marriott. The 20-story development features a 272-room Le Méridien Hotel and a 223-room AC Hotel by Marriott, owned and managed by White Lodging Services Corporation. “We’re really excited to be a part of this dual-branded property opening with Le Méridien, which represents the bringing together of two great European-rooted brands under one roof,” said Benoit Racle, Senior Global Brand Director, AC Hotels by Marriott. “The carefully edited, high-style experience that you get at an AC Hotel is perfect for the modern business traveler looking for frictionless, uncomplicated service, and Denver’s burgeoning entrepreneurial scene made the city a perfect fit for us.” The AC Hotel by Marriott Denver Downtown is the lifestyle brand’s first property to open in Denver. Introduced to the U.S. in 2014, the AC Hotel by Marriott brand originated in Europe in 2011 as a joint venture with Spanish hotelier, Antonio Catalan, and now offers a portfolio of over 100 hotels in countries across Europe, Latin America and North America. Inspired by classic European design, the brand is perfectly suited for the modern business traveler, featuring simple, clean and crisp lines that create a feeling of harmony and inspire creativity. Led by the Simeone Deary Design Group, the Denver hotel infuses the parts and pieces that make up a typical AC experience and meld them into the local landscape of the city. Based around the concept of the “Urban Pioneer”, the space is designed to feel like a modern ski lodge, with peaked roofs, strong lines, geometric language, bold …

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Radisson RED opens in Cape Town with 252 rooms

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The long-awaited Radisson RED Cape Town opens its doors in the V&A Waterfront’s newly revamped Silo District. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s innovative global hotel and lifestyle brand that appeals to tech-savvy guests with a millennial mindset. Radisson RED’s bold, inspirational design and philosophy is set to shake-up South Africa’s staid and traditional hotel scene. “Radisson RED is a completely new and different hotel concept. It is bold and alive, and provides an experience like no other,” says Mark Willis, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s Senior Area Vice President for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. “Radisson RED boasts a forward-thinking design and offers a new experience fueled by personal interaction and personal choice. Radisson RED guests are not defined by a certain age – they are united by an appreciation for unique but intelligent design, energetic social spaces, technology that makes their lives easier, and a customizable, personal experience.” “Cape Town is the perfect city to showcase our first Radisson RED in Africa. We are confident it will spearhead a snowball effect on expansion for the brand in key territories across the continent.” “For the City of Cape Town, developments such as this represent so much more,” says Dale Simpson, the hotel’s General Manager (also known as the ‘Curator’), who is in charge of bringing the brand’s bold experience to life by leading a staff of creative, expressive and service-driven people. He says that the opening of Africa’s very first Radisson RED will not only continue to drive local and international guests to the city, but will also serve to boost economic development through the creation of various job opportunities for locals in the newly revamped, trendy district. “The recent restoration …

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