The first hotel for the brand in Spain, Kimpton Barcelona will be centrally located in the heart of the city’s old town near the famous La Rambla street and will feature 156 stylish rooms, a lobby lounge, an all-day dining restaurant and 250 square metres of event space.
Bless Collection Hotels, the new luxury brand from Palladium Hotel Group, has launched its website. Reservations are now open for the collection’s first property, Bless Hotel Madrid, which will open its doors in January 2019.
Opening in the vibrant coastal town of Limassol, the hotel is poised above an enchanting sandy beach and azure waters, with each of the 207 artfully appointed rooms and suites boasting unobstructed views of the Mediterranean Sea and wider horizon.
With international experience gained managing large hotels and resorts in the Middle East, as well as multi-award-winning restaurants, Robert Catlin will oversee all operations at the hotel when it opens in the spring.
Rocco Forte Hotels is taking over the operations of Masseria Torre Maizza, an existing five-star resort located in Puglia, Italy. The hotel will reopen as a Rocco Forte hotel in May 2019 following a significant refurbishment of its facilities.
The new hotel in Glasgow’s city centre will open in November next year and bring the brand’s key count in the UK to 823 as part of its European expansion strategy.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has taken over management of CastaDiva Resort & Spa, an existing resort on Lake Como, Italy. The property will be rebranded as Mandarin Oriental, Lake Como in spring 2019 following a refurbishment of facilities.
Opening in March of 2019 in Oslo, the old Norwegian American Line building is being transformed into a small urban boutique hotel called Amerikalinjen.
Apple Leisure Group and NH Hotel Group have formed a strategic alliance to bring AMResorts’ brands to Europe. An Apple Leisure Group company, AMResorts will debut in Spain with its Secrets Resorts & Spas adults-only brand, and Dreams Resorts & Spas family-friendly brand, as well as introduce Amigo Hotels & Resorts, a new three-star brand offering a concept completely different to the collection’s existing offerings.
Corinthia Hotels is set to expand its five-star hotel portfolio with the opening of a new luxury property in Bucharest, Romania. Located in the heart of the capital, the former Grand Hotel du Boulevard will open its doors again on in December 2019, to coincide with Romania’s National Day.
Meliá Hotels International has announced the newest addition to its UK portfolio, the Innside Liverpool. The hotel will join four properties already operated in the UK by the brand, ME London, Meliá White House, Innside Manchester, and the upcoming Innside Newcastle, in what is proving to be an increasingly key market for the company.
InterContinental Hotels Group has singed Hotel Indigo Venice - Sant’Elena. It is the third Hotel Indigo to be signed in Italy and will operate under a franchise agreement with H.n.H. Hotels & Resorts.