Where corporate London meets creative London, there’s innovation in the air. At the heart of it all lies the Montcalm Royal London House, a unique new destination for business travellers, weekenders and urban explorers to experience an area alive with possibility. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole finds out more.
DoubleTree by Hilton is opening the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minsk within the Galleria Minsk, a premier shopping and entertainment complex located in the heart of the city. This new upper upscale, contemporary hotel features 193 guest rooms and suites and marks the brand’s debut in Belarus.
Courtyard by Marriott continues to expand across Europe with the opening of Courtyard Brussels EU. Located in the heart of the European Quarter near the vibrant city centre, the hotel offers convenient access to the Grand Place, Magritte Museum, European Commission and Brussels International Airport.
The Ascott has expanded its global footprint to Ireland, one of the fastest growing economies in Europe. In a deal worth €55.1 million the Singapore based company has acquired the 136-unit Temple Bar Hotel in Dublin, positioning Ascott right at the heart of one of the world’s most attractive business centres.
Moxy Hotels has debuted in the UK with the launch of Moxy Aberdeen Airport. Offering a spirited and stylish hotel experience at a surprisingly affordable price, the forward thinking brand offers a fresh take on traditional hospitality with playful communal spaces and inventive programming.
NH Hotel Group’s most exclusive brand, NH Collection, continues to expand its presence in major cities around the world with the opening of two unique five-star hotels in the two most important cities in Spain: NH Collection Gran Hotel Calderón, in Barcelona, and NH Collection Suecia, in Madrid. With the addition of these new properties, NH Hotel Group consolidates the presence of its upper-upscale brand in Spain, where it has 22 of the 67 NH Collection hotels that the company operates throughout the world.
The contemporary upper upscale hotel brand Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts is increasing its portfolio, revealing plans for a string of new openings and developments across London over the next few months. The significant multi-million pound investment will see almost 300 jobs created for the hospitality industry in the UK capital.
The October pipeline report from STR shows 153,206 hotel rooms in 1,007 projects are under contract in Europe. The total represents a 14.9 per cent increase in rooms under contract compared with October 2015, suggesting an uptick in confidence in the market.
Opening this December, Six Senses Spa Courchevel will offer all local residents, chalet owners, holidaymakers and other skiing enthusiasts a welcome respite after an exhilarating day in the white stuff. Located in the very heart of Courchevel 1850, the spa is a part of Six Senses Residences Courchevel which houses 53 meticulously designed penthouses and apartments.
Marriott Hotels has celebrated the grand re-opening of one of its most iconic properties in the UK, London Marriott Hotel County Hall. The move follows the completion of a multi-million pound transformation. Set on London’s South Bank, County Hall offers guests an unparalleled panoramic view of London that takes in the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the River Thames and the London Eye.
A fresh new concept for London’s hotel sector has floated in to the Royal Victoria Dock, offering an exciting splash of waterside hospitality and community spirit to London’s Docklands. Good Hotel London is the latest property to join HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts’ independent portfolio in the UK capital.
Independent upscale group Montcalm Luxury Hotels has opened the doors to its sixth property, the Montcalm Royal London House - City of London. The development makes Finsbury Square home to what promises to be one of the City of London’s most sought-after spaces.