Visitors to Evansville - the commercial and economic hub of south-west Indiana, south-east Illinois and north-west Kentucky - have a new hotel option in the heart of its bustling downtown. Today marks the grand opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Evansville, a 241-room, five-story, state-of-the-art property just moments from offices, restaurants and cultural attractions along the city’s horseshoe-shaped waterfront.
Homewood Suites by Hilton has announced its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton Birmingham Downtown Near UAB. Offering 105 new suites, the hotel strengthens the brand’s growing presence in urban destinations, and furthers its expansion after reaching the 400th opening milestone.
Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton have announced three new properties opening in the burgeoning Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, market within the first few weeks of 2017.
Following a $20 million transformation that restored its original 1930s elegance, one of Kansas City’s most historic hotels has now joined Curio - A Collection by Hilton.
When it opened in 1940, nothing looked like The Plymouth - an Art Deco icon that epitomised the glamour and style of its time. And nothing on Miami Beach feels like The Plymouth, which just opened after a significant investment, debuting as an effortlessly stylish, casually private and romantic retreat on a block that still feels like a secret.
Malmaison Hotel du Vin, the leading lifestyle hotel group, has taken an exciting and important step closer to bringing the famous Malmaison brand to York. The brand has received planning permission from York City Council to undertake a multi-million pound transformation of Yorkshire House on Rougier Street into a stunning Malmaison hotel.
InterContinental Hotels Group has broken ground on two new-build 120-room Staybridge Suites hotels in the Mexican cities of Irapuato and Silao. Both properties will be operated by Grupo Presidente, one of IHG’s long-term partners in Mexico.
JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has debuted JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. Following an extensive $320 million renovation facilitated by ownership group Mass Mutual, the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa has converted to a JW Marriott luxury property, ushering in a new era for the illustrious resort.
Once home to John Steinbeck, Thomas Mann and other celebrated writers and artists, The Renwick Hotel, a historic property in the heart of midtown Manhattan, is now open as part of Curio - A Collection by Hilton. As the first New York City hotel to join Curio’s global set of remarkable upscale properties, The Renwick facilitates travellers’ desire for unique discovery and authentic experiences.
Visitors with an interest in green tourism can find out about Hotel Xcaret, which is currently under construction in Mexico and which will be the first hotel to have an EarthCheck certification for its planning and design when it opens next year. The 900-room all-suite luxury ocean-front resort is due to open in December 2017 in the Maya Riviera, the first accommodation made from start to finish by the consortium Grupo Experiencias Xcaret, which prides itself on its commitment to sustainability, social responsibility and innovation.
The Fairmont Austin, a new 37-story luxury hotel, is set to open in summer 2017. Once representing an important common ground between east Austin and downtown, Palm Park will be restored as a leafy, shady respite at the water’s edge, a gathering place that serves the hotel, Convention Centre and surrounding neighbourhoods.
Omni Hotels & Resorts has appointed Jeff Smith as general manager for the Omni Frisco Hotel. In this role, he will lead the opening of the hotel and oversee all departments including operations, sales and marketing, rooms, risk management and food and beverage. As a veteran of the hospitality industry, Smith has been with Omni Hotels & Resorts for nearly 15 years serving in various corporate and property leadership positions.