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Rosewood London Celebrates Opening

Rosewood London Celebrates Opening

LONDON—Rosewood London, the capital’s newest luxury hotel, opened Oct. 25, marking the presence of the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts brand in Europe. An extensive renovation transformed the 1914 Edwardian Belle Epoque building into a hotel, but the historic details of the building—including the original Grade II-listed street frontage and dome and the grand Pavonazzo marble staircase, and the 166-foot cupola—were preserved. Guests enter via a carriageway into the courtyard giving a sense of arrival more akin to a private manor house than a hotel. Rosewood London features 262 guestrooms and 44 suites. The hotel’s public areas are filled with artwork and books, and the restaurants offer both classic and contemporary British dishes. The accommodations, event spaces and public areas have been designed by Tony Chi and Associates. Chi combined materials such as lacquer, textured wood veneers, and prismatic mirrors to achieve the final result. Suites at the hotel offer special accommodation. The Grand Manor House Wing is accessed via a private elevator and its own street entrance, and it is the only hotel suite in the world to have its own postcode. Six bedrooms, a dressing chamber, library, dining room and several sitting rooms are arranged over 6,318 square feet ...

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Homewood Suites Opens Hotel in Dallas, Texas

Homewood Suites Opens Hotel in Dallas, Texas

DALLAS, Texas—Homewood Suites by Hilton announced the opening of its newest property in Dallas, Texas. The new downtown Dallas hotel, which was formerly the United Fidelity Life Insurance building, showcases Homewood Suites’ adaptive re-use program which converts historic and existing buildings conducive to an extended-stay footprint. The 10-story, 130-suite hotel, owned by Lowen 1025 Elm, will create 25 permanent jobs and is managed by Lowen Hospitality Management. “In the heart of downtown Dallas, our modern, all-suite hotel provides business and leisure travelers a convenient location with easy access to the best the city has to offer,” said General Manager Mindy Dennis. “Beyond offering guests added value amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi and daily full-hot breakfast, our hotel makes it simple for guests to be at home whether that means making a midnight snack in their fully-equipped kitchen, taking a quick swim or even shooting hoops.” Homewood Suites Dallas Downtown offers studio, one, and two-room suites, with additional guest amenities including a full evening meal with drinks Monday-Thursday in the hotel’s hospitality center; 24-hour on-site pantry; complimentary grocery shopping service; indoor heated pool; fully-equipped fitness center; golf simulator; theater and billiards rooms; indoor half basketball court; eight flexible meeting rooms; and ...

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Marriott International Introduces Fairfield Brand to Asia

Marriott International Introduces Fairfield Brand to Asia

BENGALURU, INDIA—Marriott International expanded its brand offering in Asia with the opening of its first Fairfield by Marriott hotel in Bengaluru, India. Considered a growth engine for the company’s expansion in Asia with 12 hotels signed in India and additional properties signed in Nepal and Indonesia, Fairfield represents an opportunity for Marriott International to move into new locations and markets. “For over a year, we conducted research in India and Asia to better understand guests’ preferences around the guest rooms, public spaces and food and beverage offerings,” said Shruti Gandhi Buckley, vice president global brand management, for Fairfield Inn and Suites at Marriott International. “The Fairfield product in Asia is a direct result of the research, ensuring we deliver a product that is truly designed for the value-seeking Asian business traveler and is differentiated from the competition.” The Fairfield Bengaluru Rajajinagar in South India offers 148-rooms and Kava, a three-meal-a-day restaurant which will serve authentic Indian cuisine along with Western menu options, featuring both buffet and à la carte options. In addition the hotel has a functional lobby with a bar lounge and 24/7 Market for drinks and snacks, banquet and meeting room space with updated technology, a business center, ...

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Ritz-Carlton Hotel Opens in Chengdu

Ritz-Carlton Hotel Opens in Chengdu

CHENGDU, China—Chengdu’s newest hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Chendu, opened its doors today, marking the official arrival of the luxury hospitality brand in South Western China. Towering above Tianfu Square, the 353 room property will be the ninth in China for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and the 19th in Asia Pacific. With interior design inspired by traditional Chinese courtyard homes, oriental motifs have been blended into a contemporary luxury hotel. “We are delighted to be opening our first hotel in Chengdu, an important gateway city in one of the world’s fastest growing travel destinations in south west China,” said Herve Humler, president and chief operations officer of The Ritz-Carlton. “The city has true international appeal, attracting visitors from all over the world for business or pleasure. We are delighted to play our part in helping put this vibrant destination on the map for discerning luxury travelers.” Guests who have reserved one of 113 Ritz-Carlton Club level rooms or 55 suites will experience China’s only dedicated Club level personal butler services during their stay. The Ritz-Carlton Club Level provides an exclusive concierge, private check-in, and five food and beverage services throughout the day. Designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates, The Ritz-Carlton Spa draws inspiration ...

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Viceroy New York Opens in Midtown Manhattan

Viceroy New York Opens in Midtown Manhattan

NEW YORK—Viceroy Hotel Group announced the opening of Viceroy New York, marking the company’s first branded property in Manhattan. “Today’s much anticipated opening of Viceroy New York marks an extremely proud day for our brand, and we look forward to welcoming our many loyal guests who have been eagerly anticipating the unveiling of this unique hotel” said Bill Walshe, CEO of Viceroy Hotel Group. Viceroy New York partnered with design firm Roman and Williams to create the hotel’s exteriors and interiors. Design details include over-scaled, fluted, cast-glass bricks at the street level, brass fluting at the base, and black muntined windows, recalling the neighborhood’s pre-war structures and the glamour of nearby iconic locations. The space features a double-height lobby, bespoke interiors, and public spaces that offer a combination of custom-designed and vintage elements. Hotel amenities include a business center—including a meeting room, boardroom, and function areas all complete with A/V capabilities—as well as a Technogym fitness center, and indoor swimming pool. At the rear of the lobby, the hotel’s library is the home to a selection of hand-picked books, as well as Gerber Group’s “cartender,” which kicks off happy hour nightly with complimentary samples of seasonal “off-the-menu” cocktails from a ...

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