Yotel has announced plans to open its first hotel in Scotland’s capital Edinburgh in quarter one of 2019. The city centre hotel will be located on the famous Queen Street in Edinburgh, at Erskine House.
Meliá Hotels International has added a new hotel to its portfolio in the United Kingdom, Innside Newcastle. It will join the three properties already operated in the UK (ME London, Meliá White House, and Innside Manchester), a key market for the company.
glh Hotels has announced the appointment of Oliver Kahf as general manager of the new Hard Rock Hotel London, as the iconic brand prepares to open its doors in the capital in early 2019. Kahf will bring considerable international operations expertise to the Hard Rock Hotel London, having lived and worked in 14 countries on four continents throughout his 33 years in hospitality.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has signed a long-term management agreement of a canal-side hotel in the inner part of Venice’s San Marco district, just steps from renowned Saint Mark’s Square.
Özyer Group has announced the signing of an agreement with Marriott International to launch the acclaimed Luxury Collection brand in Hungary with Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Slated to open in early 2019 as the first Luxury Collection property in Hungary, this landmark hotel will occupy the beautiful Matild Place, a palatial neo-baroque building on the gateway to the Elisabeth Bridge over the Danube.
Starting in the spring of 2018, a new Vienna House will be built in Liechtenstein in the municipality of Schaan, an economic centre in the country. The hotel will feature contemporary trends in all areas with a focus on new bar and restaurant concepts.
The Ascott has signed its first franchise contract in France. Using its Citadines apart’hotel brand, this agreement provides further impetus for Ascott to boost growth and reach its target of 80,000 units by 2020.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts will open a new 264-room hotel in Basel’s city centre in 2019, set to become the hotel group’s flagship hotel in Europe.
Leeu Collection has acquired its first London property, following an extensive search to find the perfect opportunity in the city. It is now the proud owner of 55 Newman Street, a former office building with detailed planning consent to create a 100-bedroom luxury hotel, in the heart of fashionable Fitzrovia in the West End.
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.