Spotlight on New Hotels

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Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to open Second London Hotel

rosewood logo17Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by global real estate investment firm Qatari Diar to manage a new, ultra-luxury hotel located on picturesque Grosvenor Square in London’s prestigious Mayfair district.

Private Hotels Europe and Charme & Caratère Hotels form Global Alliance of Private Hotels

Two existing hotel groups – Private Hotels Europe and Charme & Caratère Hotels merge and form a new, world-wide hotel organization with over 500 individual members. Private Hotels Europe represents more than 300 private owned hotels in Germany, Sweden, Austria and Denmark and Charme & Caratère Hotels represents over 270 hotels all over the world.

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IHG announces its new high-quality midscale brand

ihgIHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) revealed the name of its new high-quality midscale brand, avid™ hotels, alongside a brand logo and renderings of the hotel exterior, public space and guest rooms. First introduced to owners at the IHG Americas Conference in June, avid hotels is franchise ready beginning today, officially marking the start of licensing in the U.S. for this much-anticipated new brand.

Mama Shelter to open in Belgrade

mama shelter logoMama Shelter, the global collection of authentic hotels, has announced its market entry into Serbia with plans to open Mama Shelter Belgrade. The property will be located along Ulica Knez Mihailova - Prince Michael Street - the iconic pedestrian promenade in the Serbian capital and is expected to open in early 2018.

Nobu Hotels announced Barcelona hotel

barcelonaThe ultimate in culinary style and entertainment, globally established luxury lifestyle brand Nobu Hotels, founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, and Selenta Group, a Spanish real estate and hotel group owned by Jordi Mestre, announced their continued European expansion into Barcelona, Spain.

Drunk teen found dead in Chicago hotel freezer

Kenneka JenkinsA 19-year-old teen from Chicago was found dead Sunday morning inside a hotel freezer at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center in Rosemont. Lack of urgency caused the body found late.

The historic Golden Gate Hotel & Casino reopens in downtown Las Vegas

Built in 1906, this historic Golden Gate Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas has completed a major expansion project and reopened its doors for travelers. Featuring a modern yet timeless design from Dez Motif and architecture by MOSER Architecture Studio, the renovation includes a casino floor nearly doubled in size, a majestic grand entrance, an extension of its outdoor bar, OneBar at One Fremont Street and more.

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Wharf Hotels opens Niccolo Chongqing in China

Wharf Hotels announced the opening of Niccolo Chongqing on 8 September 2017 in the mountain city of Southwest China. The latest in the Niccolo collection of contemporary urban chic luxury hotels, is a member of Global Hotel Alliance’s Ultratravel Collection. The city’s international sky hotel is located in the heart of Jiangbeizui, Chongqing’s dynamic new Central Business District at the most fashionable address.

Niccolo Chongqing

Stockholm’s newest hotel Downtown Camper offers room for a large group

Downtown Camper by Scandic is Scandic’s third signature hotel in central Stockholm and the newest hotel of the city. The hotel offers a hotel experience where nature meets the urban landscape. The hotel is designed to be the starting point for curious travelers who want to discover the real Stockholm, and a social meeting place for locals looking to get together with spontaneity, relaxation and togetherness in focus.

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Malaysian hotels started collecting tourism tax

counting dollarsStarting from September 1st, Malaysia began imposing its tourism tax. The tax will be collected from all types of premises used as accommodation for tourists, such as registered hotels and inns. Hotels have begun claiming the RM10 nightly fee from foreign tourists lodging at their premises.

Hilton Garden Inn announces new hotel openings

This month, Hilton Garden Inn opens two new hotels – in Louisville, Kentucky and Jacksonville, North Carolina – designed to cater to the evolving needs of the modern traveler. The hotel group also announced openings in China and Turkey.

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Sweden’s ICEHOTEL announces new art suites for 2018 season

The ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden is the world’s first hotel made entirely of ice and snow. This winter will mark the creation of the 28th ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, which started out as a simple gallery for local art to be displayed before some adventurous local visitors asked if it would be possible to sleep there – and so the ICEHOTEL was born. The rooms melt into the Torne River at the end of the season.

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