InterContinental Hotels Group has welcomed Mike Robinson to the role of general manager of the upcoming Kimpton De Witt, set to open in spring 2017. The property will be the first Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant outside of the Americas.
Adare Manor, one of Ireland’s most renowned resort hotels with a list of prestigious accolades nearly as long as its history, announces a multi-phase transformation to restore the property to its century splendour. To maintain its commitment to providing guests with unrivalled facilities and services, Adare Manor closed its doors in January 2016 for an 18-month intermission and will debut its new look in September 2017.
The highly anticipated Severin*s – The Alpine Retreat is stepping into 2017 in style, following its official opening. Clad in reclaimed Tyrolian wood with a stone facade and featuring an eye-catching copper roof, Severin*s –blends effortlessly into Lech’s beautiful landscape, with special care placed on the use of traditional building materials.
Marriott International is adding the Courtyard Edinburgh to its portfolio in Scotland. The city centre hotel is set within a historic Georgian terrace located in the heart of Edinburgh’s new shopping and entertainment hub at the east end of Princes Street.
The Rezidor Hotel Group has signed the Park Inn by Radisson Izmailovo, Moscow. The new property is the latest addition to the group’s portfolio of 35 hotels in Russia including 21 Park Inn by Radisson properties with 5,400 rooms. The hotel will be operated under a franchise agreement.
Portobello Road Gin has announced its much-anticipated venture, The Distillery - a new four-floor mecca for the discerning drinker - will open its doors to the public on Friday, December 16th. The first of its kind in the UK, The Distillery is a completely unique concept that will be home to a distillery, two bars, a museum, off-licenced shop, gin-making experience ‘The Ginstitute’, and three boutique guest rooms overlooking London’s bustling, iconic market street, Portobello Road.
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced its first property in Europe. Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort will join the brand’s luxury portfolio in April 2017. Located in the Algarve in the south of Portugal, just 15 minutes from Faro International Airport, the existing 280-room property is currently operating as Tivoli Victoria and boasts stunning views over the Arnold Palmer designed Oceânico golf course.
InterContinental Hotels Group has signed Hotel Indigo Milan - Corso Monforte. The hotel will be the brand’s second Italian location, joining Hotel Indigo Rome – St George which opened in 2014. Scheduled to open early 2018 under a franchise agreement with Amapa Group, the historic palace building will be converted into a hotel featuring 55 rooms, a destination restaurant, Courtyard and a leisure and fitness centre.
Hyatt is opening first Hyatt Regency property in Croatia. The 130-room hotel will be located in Zadar, and is scheduled to open in 2019. “We look forward to collaborating with the team at Dogus Croatia to open the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Croatia, and the first Hyatt-branded hotel on the Adriatic Coast,” said Peter Norman, senior vice president, acquisitions and development – Europe, Africa, and Middle East for Hyatt.
Hilton has signed a deal to bring its Curio brand to Tuscany, Italy. The 101-guestroom La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort Siena is set to welcome guests from March 2017. Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton said: “La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort Siena is a stunning, one-of-a-kind hotel and, in joining the Curio Collection, this remarkable property will keep its unique identity while benefiting from Hilton’s support as a leading global hospitality company.
InterContinental Hotels has announced that the group will add five new Holiday Inn brand family hotels to its growing presence in Germany. The hotels will be developed in three federal states across the country and confirm IHG’s successful expansion in the market. IHG has 64 hotels in Germany and 33 in the pipeline, including 53 Holiday Inn brand family hotels open with 32 in the pipeline.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts will enter Armenia with the opening of The Alexander, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Yerevan. The unique hotel is scheduled to open in summer 2017, underscoring Starwood’s strategy to meet the growing demand for experiential luxury travel in emerging markets around the globe.