The final touches of Pulitzer Amsterdam’s extensive restoration have been put into place, and the iconic 45-year old hotel celebrates its grand opening today with the completion of a quintessentially Dutch redesign across its labyrinth of 25 Golden Age canal houses. The re-opening of Pulitzer Amsterdam’s Prinsengracht canal side of the hotel sees the unveiling of areas including the main entrance and lobby, the inner gardens, a two-storey gym, as well as a further 145 guestrooms and suites.
Marriott has opened the second German hotel under its Moxy lifestyle brand, located in the Eschborn suburb of Frankfurt. The 176 room hotel features a bright, airy and buzzing lobby, a gym, The Living Room which also features ‘abundant power and USB outlets’ as well as and ‘furiously fast and free Wi-Fi’ for ultimate connectivity, The Moxy dining area with plentiful options for food and drink including fresh juices and a coffee bar and a meeting room.
Hilton Hotels & Resorts is opening the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, marking the 16th property in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands in Scotland and the eighth Hilton Hotels & Resorts hotel in the country. The hotel, which is owned and operated by Amaris Hospitality, is part of their 73-hotel portfolio across the UK and Ireland.
DoubleTree by Hilton Wroclaw, housed in the uniquely designed six-storey OVO Wroclaw complex, has opened to guests. The OVO Wroclaw is a landmark edifice spearheading a revolution in urban Polish design. The upscale hotel joins three DoubleTree by Hilton properties open in Poland and over 70 DoubleTree by Hilton properties open across Europe.
Hilton Garden Inn Brussels Louise has opened to guests in Belgium. The 143 room property is located in the heart of the city, in the art deco quarter of Brussels close by to the European Parliament. “We are delighted to bring the Hilton Garden Inn brand to Brussels and to be able to serve the many tourists and business travellers who visit each year. “It is exciting for Hilton Garden Inn to have presence in such an important European city,” said John Greenleaf, global head, Hilton Garden Inn.
Marriott International opens its second hotel in Belarus with the addition of Minsk Marriott Hotel, the capital’s first five-star internationally rated hotel. The deluxe Minsk Marriott Hotel sits within a new compound located on the Svisloch riverside offering an exceptional range of services under one roof including a sports and entertainment complex, which comprises a state-of-the-art sports arena for 3,000 people complete with cafes and bars, a modern gym, a wellness centre with spa services, a tennis and squash academy and a cinema.
Australia’s largest privately owned hotel management company StayWell Hospitality Group, has announced its foray into Jodhpur with the signing of the Leisure Inn Shrey, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The group’s first foray in India was in Jaipur and with emphasises on location, value for money and personalised services the group is now extending its footprints in the Rajasthan market, an ideal focal point for both the inbound and outbound travellers.
Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartment solutions, has added three new locations of luxury, serviced apartments to its London portfolio: Canary Wharf, Kensington and Fitzrovia. “We are very excited to announce these new apartments, which join our other recent opening in Clerkenwell and strengthen the choices we offer our guests in London,” said Debbie Lundon, managing director EMEA, Oakwood Worldwide.
The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts has seen the re-opening of Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve. Owned by United Investments Portugal, the celebrated cliff-top retreat recently emerged from an all-encompassing 18 month renovation which restored the award-winning Pine Cliffs Hotel, alongside the addition of the new contemporary Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites. Together with Pine Cliffs Residence, the complex sits at the heart of Portugal’s burgeoning luxury travel scene, further cementing the destination’s appeal to sophisticated, discerning travellers.
Canopy by Hilton, a new lifestyle brand from Hilton Worldwide, and Icelandair Hotels, have announced the opening of the world’s first Canopy hotel in the city of Reykjavik. Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre is centrally located on Hverfisgata Street, a thriving area in the heart of the city.
The man himself might be focused on the Portugal v Poland match at Euro 2016 today, but the Cristiano Ronaldo empire rolls on with the opening of the Pestana CR7 hotel. Opening tomorrow in Funchal, Madeira, the highly anticipated opening marks the ‘kick off’ of the partnership between Dionísio Pestana and Cristiano Ronaldo – who both hail from the Portuguese island.
InterContinental Hotels Group has welcomed Holiday Inn Moscow – Seligerskaya, in Russia’s culturally rich capital, to its portfolio. Located north of the city, conveniently close to Sheremetyevo International Airport, just a ten-minute walk from upcoming metro station Seligerskaya (planned for opening in September 2017), and in close proximity to Moscow’s city centre, the hotel is an ideal base to venture out from.