One of London’s most prestigious properties, the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, has selected WORLDHOTELS as its strategic partner for global marketing, sales and distribution and will join the group’s portfolio on April 1 2010. The new partnership also reflects the hotel’s updated image which is accompanied by extensive refurbishment and redesign activities that encompass its changing direction.
Ending a two-year litigation that stalled development of a $50 million luxury resort hotel in Belize, a crucial strip of waterfront property on the island of Ambergris Caye was awarded to the project’s developers by a Belizean court.
Athens-based luxury boutique hotels group, Grace Hotels has formed a partnership with Spetses Initiative S.A. regarding The Poseidonion Grand Hotel on Spetses, which will henceforth be known as the Poseidonion Grace.
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has partnered with online diamond jewellery boutique www.icecool.co.uk to provide guests with a sparkling 2010.
Serene Pavilions, a new venture in luxury hospitality located in Wadduwa on Sri Lanka’s west coast, has joined the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World brand.
A unique and contemporary coastal retreat has opened its doors in St Ives. Resting in a fabulous location overlooking the popular Cornish bay, Salt House offers guests a stylish bolt hole from which to enjoy the seaside delights.
Luxury hotels were the only hotel segment in the US to report occupancy increases in the last week of November. The luxury sector reported the largest and only double-digit occupancy increase, jumping 10.6% to 45.2%, according to data from STR.
An über-exclusive, £1.2bn resort for the world’s mega-rich is being planned for one of Scotland’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty. Named Dall House, the member’s only resort near Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire, will cost £2m to join with annual fees of £500,000, and rooms starting at £6,000 per night.