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DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown opens to public

DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown opens to public

18 July 2012 Hotel News

Hilton Worldwide and Rim Hospitality have announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown, the latest Los Angeles-area property in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. With the majority of its multimillion-dollar renovation near completion, the former Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens is now the DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown as it debuts its refreshed Japanese-inspired rooftop garden, the hotel’s signature outdoor event and meeting space.

EAST, Beijing from Swire to open in September

EAST, Beijing from Swire to open in September

18 July 2012 Hotel News

Following the successful opening of EAST, Hong Kong, from Swire Hotels in January 2010, the opening of the follow up EAST, Beijing at INDIGO in Chaoyang District has now been set for late September 2012. EAST, Beijing is located in Jiangtai, between the fourth and fifth Ring Roads and within INDIGO, a joint venture mixed-use development by Swire Properties and Sino-Ocean Land.

Alila Bangalore unveils its new Spa

Alila Bangalore unveils its new Spa

18 July 2012 Hotel News Spa News

Alila Bangalore, the 101-room business lifestyle hotel that opened this summer in India’s ‘garden city’, has now unveiled its brand new spa. The latest Spa Alila opening is perfect for business travellers to relax and unwind in after a day’s work, acting as a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Accor welcomes ibis budget hotel to Whitechapel, London

Accor welcomes ibis budget hotel to Whitechapel, London

4 July 2012 Hotel News

Accor has opened its new ibis budget hotel in Whitechapel at an official ceremony attended by Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman. Ibis budget London Whitechapel has led to the creation of 30 jobs in the local area and is the first new ibis budget hotel to open in the UK.

Butlins invests in new Wave Hotel

Butlins invests in new Wave Hotel

3 July 2012 Hotel News

Butlins is bringing the tween dream to life with the £25 million Wave Hotel & Apartments - the company’s most significant investment since Billy Butlin set up camp in 1936. The new concept hotel, opened by celebrity mum of two and actress Angela Griffin, unleashes the child in everyone with a futuristic games port, DVD & Kindle library, walls that transform into 3D features with a special app, Wii consoles, iMacs, PS3s, iPod docks, inter-connecting rooms and cabin-style beds with built-in TVs and lots more future-proofed gizmos. 

Ninth Dubai hotel for Jumeirah as Creekside Hotel opens

Ninth Dubai hotel for Jumeirah as Creekside Hotel opens

3 July 2012 Hotel News

Dubai-based Jumeirah Group has announced the soft opening of its ninth domestic property, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. Welcoming its first guests earlier, the luxury hospitality group said from the start of 2011 to the end of 2012, Jumeirah Group will have more than doubled the number of hotels it manages and almost quadrupled the number of countries in which it operates.

Dubai welcomes Cosmopolitan Hotel

Dubai welcomes Cosmopolitan Hotel

2 July 2012 Hotel News

United Arab Emirates-based Nael & Bin Harmal Group has announced the opening of its first boutique hotel, the four-star Cosmopolitan Hotel. The property is situated in the Al Barsha area of Dubai.

Marriott expands in Azerbaijan with new Baku hotel

Marriott expands in Azerbaijan with new Baku hotel

28 June 2012 Hotel News

Marriott has opened its first hotel in Azerbaijan, the 243-room JW Marriott Absheron Baku, under a management agreement with Yeni Absheron Oteli. A stunning addition to Marriott International’s luxury JW Marriott global brand portfolio, the hotel overlooks Baku’s famed Azadliq Square and the Caspian Sea.

Mövenpick Hotels rebalances portfolio with two new Asia hotels

Mövenpick Hotels rebalances portfolio with two new Asia hotels

28 June 2012 Hotel News

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is stepping up its ambitious global expansion with a continued focus on Asia and the announcement that it is to manage two new hotels in Vietnam and the Philippines. The new properties are the strikingly contemporary new Mövenpick Resort & Spa, Quy Nhon, in Vietnam and the soaring tower of Mövenpick Hotel Makati, Makati City, part of Metro Manila in the Philippines.