FRHI Hotels & Resorts, in a joint venture with China’s Jiangsu Golden Land Group, has announced the debut of Neqta Hotels, a new brand and hotel portfolio consisting of upper mid-scale hotels located in some of the most in-demand destinations across China. The inaugural hotel to fly the Neqta flag opened in Shanghai’s Xuhui District earlier this month, close to the city’s World Expo site, and a second state-of-the-art hotel is expected to debut soon in Nanjing.
Hotel group glh has announced the opening of ‘every hotel Piccadilly (London)’, the first site for the new every hotels brand, with three more expected to open over the next 18 months. The every hotels proposition, a category busting innovation in the sector, offers luxury ‘featured’ bedrooms but without meeting rooms, spas or a plethora of restaurants and bars, usually found in traditional four star hotels.
Jumeirah Group has announced the first deal for its new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand, Venu, following the signing of a management agreement with Meraas Holding. The Jumeirah Group will operate the Venu Bluewaters Island Hotel together with adjoining serviced residences, which will be operated under the Venu Living brand. The Venu properties are expected to open in 2017 and will offer close to 300 hotel rooms and 119 serviced apartments.
Langham Hospitality Group is introducing a new upscale global hotel brand, Cordis Hotels & Resorts.Essentially a new generation of curated hotels devoted to the guests’ needs and well-being, Cordis aptly derives its name from the Latin term meaning “heart”. The holistic concept focuses on the core pillars of intuitive service, connectivity, sophistication and a sense of community.
Moxy Hotels made its debut today in Milan, Italy, shaking up the hotel industry with a fresh attitude and modern flair. A boutique hotel concept for the budget savvy traveller, the new Moxy Milan reinvents the traditional economy hotel experience.
NH Hotel Group has unveiled a new premium brand as part of a strategic five-year plan announced by the group earlier this year. Officially unveiled earlier, the NH Collection will house the company’s upper-upscale hotels and aims to fulfil the demands of the discerning leisure and business traveller looking for top-quality products and services in strategic city locations.
InterContinental Hotels Group is opening its first EVEN Hotels property in Norwalk, Connecticut. Launched in 2012 and based in the US, EVEN Hotels is IHG’s newest lifestyle and wellness hotel brand. It is designed to meet the large and growing demand for wellness-minded travellers to maintain their balance on the road.
Nobu Hospitality has recently revealed an aggressive expansion plan with the latest announcement that its first European hotel, the Nobu Hotel Shoreditch will open in London in 2016.
Following the launch of a dedicated Middle East office earlier this year, the Luxury Hotels Group will exhibit at Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, May 5th to 8th, to promote its services to the regional travel trade.
Ending the year on a strong note, leading Asian hospitality group Dusit International has announce the launch of a new premium hotel brand, Dusit Devarana, fulfilling the needs of a new segment for the group. Catering to the discerning, high-powered sophisticate looking for a more experiential stay, Dusit Devarana leverages on Dusit International’s rich cultural heritage and history of gracious hospitality to offer an intimate sanctuary experience.
Marriott has debuted Moxy Hotels, its first entry into the economy tier, three-star hospitality segment in Europe, at the International Hotel Investment Forum in Berlin. Designed to capture the rapidly emerging millennial traveller, the new brand combines contemporary stylish design, approachable service and, most importantly, an affordable price.
Reports this morning suggest Swedish furniture giant Ikea is set to move into the hospitality sector, with plans in place to open at least 100 new hotels. The Financial Times reports the budget retailer will consider sites across the European market for the new ‘budget design’ hotels.