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Four Points by Sheraton opens first prototype hotel

13 July 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced the opening of Four Points by Sheraton San Antonio Northwest - an event which also marks the launch of the brand’s first prototype hotel and the company’s 450th hotel in the United States. The six-story hotel showcases the Four Points by Sheraton brand’s rejuvenated, contemporary look, complemented by classic and comfortable interior design elements refreshed for today’s self-sufficient traveler. Owned by Galo Properties and managed by DePalma Hotels, Four Points by Sheraton San Antonio Northwest offers 130 spacious guest rooms with comfortable beds, popular extras such as free high-speed Internet and bottled water, and an engaging, social atmosphere.

IHG Announces the Launch of Luxury Apartments

7 July 2009 Press Release Hotel News

InterContinental Hotels Group, the world’s most global hotel company, and largest hotel operator in the Middle East, is set to enrich its service and product offering within the UAE as it opens another key property this July at Dubai Festival City, with the InterContinental Residence Suites.

London Savoy to reopen in 2010

26 June 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Paying homage to its original Edwardian and Art Deco design, The Savoy will once again lay claim to its long-standing status as London’s premier social destination when it unveils the culmination of a circa £100 million restoration programme in early 2010 - the most expensive hotel refurbishment in London’s history.

Sofitel opens Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Huanghe in China

27 March 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Sofitel has announced the opening of its 23rd property in China, the Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Huanghe. The opening follows hot on the heels of Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16, (launched October 2008), and the Sofitel Ningbo Wanda (launched December 2008).

Premier Inn expands into Oman

17 November 2008 Press Release Hotel News

The UK’s largest hotel brand, Premier Inn, is continuing its international expansion by signed a joint venture to roll out its mid-market chain across Oman.The agreement marks the beginning of a strategic partnership with the Sultan of Oman and Premier Inn Hotels, a joint venture between Premier Inn and The Emirates Group, under which Premier Inn plans to open three hotels in the country in 2010.

Intercontinental Resort to Open with New 25,000 sq-ft Health Spa

13 June 2003 Press Release Spa News

The InterContinental global hotel company has announced plans to open its latest InterContinental resort hotel as the centerpiece of the $200 million Wildflower Resort development project, spanning a 1,000-acre lakefront peninsula in Grand Prairie, Texas. The InterContinental Wildflower is the first domestic U.S. resort property to be added to the brandå‘s portfolio.

Jeff Jackson, Former Executive Chef At Shutters On The Beach, Joins The Lodge At Torrey Pines

2 July 2001 Press Release Spa News

Dan Fullen, General Manager at The Lodge at Torrey Pines announced today that leading Los Angeles Chef Jeff Jackson has been appointed Executive Chef of The Lodge, a new luxury hotel, golf resort and spa scheduled to open in La Jolla, Calif., in April 2002. Jackson, former Executive Chef at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, will oversee the culinary concept and menu development at the 175-room California Craftsman Style property, which will feature a signature restaurant, two lounges and a casual grill restaurant, as well as meeting and banquet facilities.