The Stanwell, the first boutique hotel for Heathrow Airport business travellers, opens its doors again this April following a multi-million pound refurbishment and extension led by new brand, The Inn-genious Hotel Group and backed by Albion Ventures LLP.
The 501-room Shanghai Marriott Hotel Changfeng Park has opened its doors to guests. Located in the Changfeng Ecology Commercial District, the 32-storey hotel faces the picturesque Changfeng Park and overlooks Suzhou River. Adjacent to the Hongqiao CBD, it is only a15-minute drive from Hongqiao Airport and a 50-minute drive from Pudong International Airport.
Wyndham Hotel Group, the largest US-based hotel company in China and the world’s largest hotel company with more than 7,100 hotels under 11 brands, today announced that it has signed agreements for an additional four hotels in China.
Best Western Best Western International has expanded its portfolio in Eastern Europe with its first hotel in the Ukraine, the Best Western Sevastopol Hotel in Sevastopol, located in one of the largest sea ports and cultural-historical centers.
The Dubai-based Jumeirah Group has signed an agreement with Xanadu Holdings to manage Jumeirah Meradhoo, a new five star deluxe resort in Gaafu Alifu Atoll, south of the Malé Atoll in the Maldives. This is the second phase of the group’s expansion strategy in an area which is recognized as the world’s top luxury resort destination.
Thailand-based Absolute Hotel Services and Vietnam-based Fusion Hotel Management are working together on two resorts in Vietnam, one in Danang and another in Hoi An. Both are scheduled to open mid 2010. In this cooperation Fusion Hotel Management (a company under Serenity Holding which is an A to Z service provider) will oversee branding and concept marketing aspects of the projects and Absolute Hotel Services will bring in their specific operational, sales and distribution expertise.
Steps from the Ocean, All-suite Hotel Offers Spa, Full Restaurant and Other Amenities
The 333-room Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel has opened under a management agreement with Maneeya Realty Company, Limited. The hotel is the second Renaissance Hotels property in Thailand, with a third property set to open in Phuket later this summer. Stefan Gruber is general manager, while Julie Codus is director of sales and marketing.
Starwood’s Wellness Brand Opens New-Build and Conversion Properties in Asia, Latin America and North America
Golden Tulip has signed two hotels in Thailand’s notorious resort destination of Pattaya. From the beginning of March 2010 the Royal Orchid Pattaya will be re-branded as the Golden Tulip Resort Pattaya, while The Erawan Hotel Pattaya will be re-branded as the Golden Tulip Erawan Hotel.
Best Western International has launched its luxury brand - Best Western Premier - in Indonesia, with the opening of the Best Western Premier Hotel Solo.
Mandarin Oriental’s first Middle East hotel will open on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi