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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 …

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 …

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 …

MMAC Design wins interior design contract on two Saudi mega-hotel projects

Dubai based MMAC Design Associates has recently been appointed as interior designer on two large multiple brand 5, 4 & 3 star hotel projects located in the heart of Saudi Kingdom. The first project, which is developed in Makkah by Umm Al Qura, is located within one of the most important and ambitious projects currently underway in the Kingdom, the King Abdul Aziz Road Development (KAAR) stretches over almost 4 km from the western entrance of Makkah all the way to the Jabal Omar project. It covers an area of over 1.2million square meters, with hotels, residential & commercial towers situated on both sides. MMAC are tasked with designing the interiors of the luxurious 383 key 5* Kempinski Hotel and a trendy 392 key 4* Embassy by Hilton property in addition to the adjoining Residential Tower. “We are extremely proud to have been chosen by lead design consultants Omrania to work with them on this momentous development” said Managing Director of MMAC, Christian Merieau. “Our design will be appreciated by visitors from every corner of …

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts arrives in Hong Kong

St.Regis Hotels & Resorts have announced the highly anticipated opening of The St. Regis Hong Kong, marking the debut of the iconic luxury brand in the destination. Founded more than century ago by John Jacob Astor IV with the opening of The St. Regis New York, St. Regis has since become a symbol of uncompromising refinement and bespoke service. As the ultra-luxurious global brand expands its portfolio of hotels, The St. Regis Hong Kong brings its legacy of butler service and signature rituals to the city. Opening in Wan Chai, a dynamic hub with both commercial and cultural aspects, Hong Kong’s latest luxury hotel is just steps from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center and Golden Bauhinia Square, and minutes by car to Admiralty, Lan Kwai Fong in Central, and Victoria Peak. “Hong Kong has long been considered the point of convergence for East and West, and we are thrilled to open the first St. Regis property in this exciting destination,” said Lisa Holladay, Global Brand Leader for St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. “The …

Minor Hotels and NH Hotel Group Announce the Forthcoming Debut of Luxury Anantara Brand in Spain

Minor Hotels and NH Hotel Group have announced the signing of an agreement to operate the Villa Padierna Palace, a hotel located in Marbella, Spain. Following the Minor Hotels’ acquisition of NH Hotel Group in October 2018, this new signing will mark the fist integration of the two companies’ portfolio of brands with Villa Padierna to be rebranded to Minor Hotels’ core lucury brand Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spas over the coming months. Located in the Costa del Sol’s Golf Valley, the property will be relaunched as Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavis Marbella Resort, and will become the first Anantara in NH Hotel Group’s home market of Spain and the second Anantara in Europe, the first being the Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort in Portugal which launched two years ago. Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotels, commented, “We are very happy to debut our luxury Anantara brand in Spain with the upcoming launch of Anantara Villa Padierna, Marbella Benahavís Resort, which at the same time demonstrates our commitment to integrate Minor Hotels and NH portfolio of brands …