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W Marriott Debuts in the Heart of Edmonton, Marking Marriott International’s 250th Hotel in Canada

Marriott International Inc., has announced the opening of the highly anticipated JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District. Located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District offers a fresh and welcoming take on luxury and will feature modern guest rooms, specialty wellness programs, enriching dining experiences, and 22,000 sq. ft. of meeting and conference spaces, which have been named after iconic Edmonton Oilers Alumni. “We are thrilled to be opening our 250th hotel in Canada as well as bringing our iconic JW brand to the city of Edmonton,” said Don Cleary, President of Marriott International’s Canadian operation. “Our 250th property underscores the importance of luxury to this market, and the tremendous opportunity for growth in Canada. Guests of the new JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District hotel can expect to be treated to uplifting experiences that showcase the local pride and warm spirit of Edmonton.” Now the third JW Marriott property in Canada, the JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District was designed with guests’ wellbeing in mind. All touchpoints are intentional and inspired by the principles of …

Cambria Hotels Welcomes First Iowa Location

The upscale Cambria Hotels brand, franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc.(NYSE: CHH), welcomed its first location in the Hawkeye State with the opening of the Cambria Hotel Bettendorf – Quad Cities. The hotel is the first of seven Cambria locations expected to open this summer in top-tier markets across the country, together representing over 1,200 upscale rooms. The newly constructed, four-story, 112-room upscale hotel is located in the heart of the rapidly growing Quad Cities region at 5061 Competition Drive, close to the Quad City International Airport and within walking distance to the TBK Bank Sports Complex—a regional attraction that is spurring further development of the Interstate 80 corridor. The hotel is also a short drive from major employers, including 3M, Deere & Company (John Deere), Arconic, and the Rock Island Arsenal, a major U.S. Army installation. “Bettendorf’s location in a metropolitan area alongside the ‘mighty Mississippi’ is the perfect place to open the first Cambria hotel in Iowa,” said Janis Cannon, Senior Vice President, upscale brands, Choice Hotels. “With access to prominent businesses as well as recreational riverfront activities, we expect the Cambria Hotel Bettendorf – Quad Cities to …

Luxury Palms Casino Resort with Iconic Julius Chairs

After undergoing a multi-million-dollar renovation, the new and improved Palms Casino Resort brings a new meaning to the world of luxury in Las Vegas.Known for the posh and playful suites in its iconic Fantasy Tower, the hotel is now among the world’s most expensive. The boldest suite is the 2-Story Sky Villa, a 9.000-square-foot space designed by British artist Damien Hirst in collaboration with Bentel & Bentel. This incredible suite includes two bedrooms, a private massage room, a fitness area, ample living space and tons of original artwork.The iconic Julius Chairs from DUISTT make part of the living room décor, a place where the floor is made of avalanche marble and the space is filled with an elegant mix of gold, grey and white veining to match the brass hardware accent throughout the space. For the project it was chosen a custom-made version of Julius in white leather and polished brass.   DUISTT’s best seller, Julius Chair, inspired in mid-century modern design is a timeless and understated luxury piece. It is constructed with noble materials like brass, leather or 100% cotton velvet …

Park Inn Radisson Opens its Second Hotel in the Holy City of Makkah

Park Inn by Radisson, Radisson Hotel Group’s upper midscale hotel brand has announced the opening of its second hotel in the holy city of Makkah, located in Aziziyah. The group’s fast-growing Saudi Arabian portfolio now consists of 43 hotels and more than 9,400 rooms in operation and under development. Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group, said, “We are delighted to open our second Park Inn by Radisson in the holy city of Makkah. The Kingdom’s drive towards economic diversification has seen it present an ambitious vision to create a world-class tourism destination. As one of the fastest growing hotel companies in Saudi Arabia, we are committed to supporting this growth across all market segments. The new Park Inn by Radisson hotel will support the increase in pilgrim travelers seeking affordable accommodation and a hassle-free experience. The growth of religious tourism to the Kingdom and the Holy City of Makkah for local and international travelers continues to increase year on year, and we are well placed to provide all …

Dukes London appoints Paul Skinner as General Manager

The five-star luxury hotel is thrilled to announce its latest appointment DUKES LONDON, Mayfair announced the appointment of Paul Skinner as the new General Manager from the 2nd September 2019. With a 27 years experience within the catering and hospitality sector, Paul joins the five-star hotel from Jumeriah Carlton Tower, London where he held the position of Operations Director. CEO of DUKES LONDON, Bin Sulayem, has said of Paul’s appointment: “The team and I are delighted to welcome Paul to the DUKES family. I’m sure that Paul will help DUKES LONDON to maintain and enhance its reputation, delivering world-class service and exceptional guest experiences at the hotel”. Of his new appointment, Paul says, “I am delighted to be joining DUKES LONDON; the hotel is a prestigious establishment and has a long tradition of providing luxury service and hospitality for its customers. It is an honour to be appointed as the General Manager, and I very much look forward to commencing my position in September”. Located within London’s West End, DUKES LONDON provides 90 guest rooms, …

Radisson Hotel Group and Bülow AG sign deal for Porsche Design Tower Stuttgart

Radisson Hotel Group is pleased to announce the signing with Bülow AG for a new Radisson Blu hotel at the Porsche Design Tower Stuttgart, Germany. The Radisson Blu Hotel at Porsche Design Tower Stuttgart represents an exciting collaboration with developer Bülow AG. The design of the Porsche Design Tower Stuttgart was developed in close collaboration with Studio F. A. Porsche, Zell am See. With its excellent location in the heart of Europe, the south German metropole is a perfect fit for Radisson Blu, Europe’s leading hotel brand in the upper upscale segment. Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said:“This project represents everything Radisson Blu associates with and further cements our position as the largest upper upscale brand in Europe. The timeless architecture of the 90m Porsche Design Tower Stuttgart is the ideal locale for our guests to stay. We are excited about the cooperation between Radisson Hotel Group and the projects developer and investor, Bülow AG and Porsche Design, and thank them for their trust.” Horst Bülow, CEO, Bülow AG, is looking forward …

Sottini Appoints UK Retail Specialists to Strengthen Showroom Offering

Following a sustained period of growth, Sottini – the Italian-inspired bathroom brand known for its elegantly crafted luxury products – has bolstered its retail team with two new Regional Sales Managers. The new appointments are both renowned UK bathroom industry specialists with a combined 50 years’ worth of experience. Together, they will spearhead the development and further growth of Sottini across the UK’s bathroom retail market. Matt Bell joins the company as Retail Sales Manager for the North of the UK. He brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge, contacts and expertise following more than two decades working with leading bathroom brands and retail businesses. Prior to joining Sottini he has worked in sales positions for Villeroy & Boch, Grohe and Aqualisa. Before that, he spent his time as a bathroom designer at plumbing merchants, Michael Pavis.  Gary Major joins the business as Retail Sales Manager for South of the UK. Gary has gained extensive experience within the bathroom & kitchen Market. Gary worked at Heritage Bathrooms as Commercial Manager, helping establish the brand and also within retail having owned and operated his own retail bathroom …