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Philippe Starck’s First Italian Hotel Palazzina Grassi Opens In Venice

Philippe Starck’s First Italian Hotel Palazzina Grassi Opens In Venice

11 January 2010 Press Release Hotel News

Hidden behind a door in Venice marked only by a bull’s head is a magical world of mirrors, glass sculptures, rare books and vintage objects - Philippe Starck’s first Italian hotel, and Design Hotels member, Palazzina Grassi. The renowned French designer was chosen by Emanuele Garosci, hotelier and former rally driver, to create an imaginative five-star hotel with 16 bedrooms and 6 apartment suites, a cosy private members-only club and a stunning restaurant.

Omran Celebrtaes Grand Opening of Swiss-Belhotel Resort Masirah

Omran Celebrtaes Grand Opening of Swiss-Belhotel Resort Masirah

11 January 2010 Press Release Hotel News

Omran, the Government of Oman’s tourism development and investment arm, today celebrated the grand opening of Swiss-Belhotel Resort Masirah Island under the auspices of HE Sayyid Bader bin Saud bin Harib Al Busaidi, the Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs. The 21-room resort, owned by Omran and operated by Swiss-Belhotel International.

Element Hotel Debuts in New Jersey

Element Hotel Debuts in New Jersey

8 January 2010 Press Release Hotel News

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announces the opening of its first ElementSM hotel in New Jersey and the seventh Element hotel globally, Element Ewing-Hopewell in Ewing, New Jersey, just 10 minutes outside Princeton. The hotel is owned through a joint venture between American Properties Realty, Inc. and Hersha Hospitality Management, L.P., which is also the manager of the hotel.

Jekyll Island Celebrates Opening of Hampton Inn & Suites, First New Hotel to the Island Since 1974

Jekyll Island Celebrates Opening of Hampton Inn & Suites, First New Hotel to the Island Since 1974

8 January 2010 Press Release Hotel News

On January 7, 2010, the Jekyll Island Authority celebrated the opening of the Hampton Inn and Suites, the first new hotel to open on Jekyll Island since 1974. The 138-room, beachfront property is jointly owned by Jekyll Ocean Oaks, LLC, an affiliate of the ownership group of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel development and ownership company and third-party manager, will operate the hotel.

Hyatt Signs Three New Hotels in China

Hyatt Signs Three New Hotels in China

7 January 2010 Press Release Hotel News

Hyatt and Suning Real Estate Development have signed agreements for Hyatt subsidiaries to provide management services to three hotels in the vibrant hubs of China’s Jiangsu province.

Travelodge to open 26 new UK hotels

Travelodge to open 26 new UK hotels

7 January 2010 Hotel News

Travelodge has announced plans to open 26 new hotels in the UK this year in a programme worth £115m. The expansion will create over 2,000 rooms as well as 500 new jobs within the budget hotel chain.