Edwardian Hotels London has celebrated the ‘bottoming out’ of its new development in Leicester Square. Excavators earlier reached the lowest point, more than 30 metres below ground level, making it the deepest hotel basement in London and perhaps the largest commercial basement in the UK.
Hilton has revealed plans to introduce its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand to the capital of Georgia with the signing of a management agreement with Granat. The 206-guest room Hilton Tbilisi is set to open in early 2019.
The Rezidor Hotel Group has signed the first Radisson Red in Georgia, Radisson Red Chavchavadze. The new build city centre stand-alone hotel will be located in the heart of the city on Chavchavadze Street, is expected to open its doors in mid-2019, and will feature around 100 rooms.
Vienna House has signed the lease agreement for a 96-room hotel project in Kronberg im Taunus, a historic town and modern business centre close to Frankfurt. The new hotel building forms part of a new urban development plan, ‘Musikquartier Kronberg’, designed by Staab Architekten of Berlin that will also include the construction of the adjacent music hall and the integration of the historic railway station.
The Rezidor Hotel Group and prizeotel have confirmed their second joint hotel project in Erfurt, eastern Germany. The prizeotel Erfurt-City, featuring 208 rooms, will open its doors in 2019 at a premium location with a direct connection to Erfurt central train station, at the start of the urban development project ‘ICE City’. prizeotel founder Marco Nussbaum, said: “I am very pleased to bring our second joint project to market, within eight months of the announcement of our partnership with The Rezidor Hotel Group.”
Adding to its twelve-strong portfolio of properties, The Student Hotel will open its first German location in the heart of Berlin in partnership with the European Student Housing Fund. The 17,000-square meter space is located on Alexanderstraße, in the immediate vicinity of the iconic Alexanderplatz, an area known as the Alexanderquartier.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed the contract for a second Mövenpick hotel at Stuttgart airport. The new-build hotel, located by the S-Bahn and the planned ICE airport station and tram terminal stop, is expected to open in spring 2019. “Our existing hotel opened nine years ago and, overseen by Jürgen Köhler, general manager and director of operations Germany, is highly regarded as an excellent hotel choice in this important economic centre”, commented Ola Ivarsson, chief operating officer Europe.
Bulgari Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement with Russian investor Alexey Bogachev to bring the luxury hospitality brand to Moscow. Moscow-based real estate development company Storm Properties is developer of the project. Plans for the Bulgari Hotel in Moscow have been announced, and it is expected to open in 2019.
Arqaam Capital, a specialist emerging markets investment bank, has entered into a partnership with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts to manage and operate Arqaam’s luxury mixed use resort currently being developed on the island of Hvar in Croatia. Four Seasons Resort Hvar, Croatia is expected to open in 2019.
NH Hotel Group will bring its nhow brand to the UK capital in a new development from internationally acclaimed studio Foster + Partners, located within Shoreditch and the City of London. The area, known as ‘Tech City’ is the heart of the Capital’s technology and digital sector and widely recognised as the most rapidly growing commercial centre in the UK.
Center Parcs today announced plans to develop a holiday village at Newcastle Wood, five kilometres from Ballymahon, County Longford, Ireland. The 375 acre site is currently owned by Coillte, the state forestry company, and Center Parcs have signed an option agreement with the company.