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Hotel Indigo Expands in London and New Orleans

Hotel Indigo Expands in London and New Orleans

LONDON—Hotel Indigo, IHG’s upscale boutique brand, will pass the 50th property milestone with the opening of two hotels in London and New Orleans. With the addition of these two properties, the brand has opened a total of 14 hotels around the world in 2012, adding seven new properties in the Americas, five in Europe, and two in Greater China. “We are thrilled about the opening of these new hotels and are equally proud to reach such an important milestone that communicates a strong message to the development community about the success and global viability of the Hotel Indigo brand,” said Janis Cannon, IHG’s vice president, global brand leadership marketing, Hotel Indigo. “This has been a strong year of growth for the Hotel Indigo brand, with new hotels in Europe, Mexico and China, and we will continue to expand the brand’s footprint in top-tier markets across the globe.” Hotel Indigo London Kensington – Earl’s Court Hotel Indigo Kensington-Earl’s Court is located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The hotel design reflects the locale and reanimates the Victorian manor that the building once was. Many of the 100 guestrooms overlook English gardens and the artwork captures the building’s original staircases ...

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Opens Dorado Beach Property

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Opens Dorado Beach Property

DORADO, Puerto Rico—The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has debuted the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve property in the Americas with Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico. The second Reserve, part of an exclusive collection of bespoke properties, is situated on 1,400 acres of the former Laurance Rockefeller estate. With 100 guestrooms and 14 one-bedroom suites that sit directly on the beach, guests can select from a collection of accommodations that offer a complete indoor and outdoor experience. Design features include floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, outdoor shower gardens, indoor showers with deep soaking tubs, individual infinity-edge pools, rooftop pools, and cabanas. The resort also features Su Casa, a four-bedroom villa overlooking the ocean that has been fully restored and modernized following a multimillion dollar restoration, and Spa Botanico, a five-acre botanical spa with treatment facilities, warm and cool pools, waterfall showers, glass-walled treatment pavilions, and open air treehouse platforms. A culinary option at the Dorado Beach property includes Mi Casa, a restaurant from Chef Jose Andres which features a blend of Spanish and Puerto Rican flavors. In addition the hotel offers three dining venues, including Positivo Sand Bar for al fresco dining and cocktails; Encanto Beach Club Bar & Grill, an open-air ...

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Noble Investment Group Opens the Memphis Marriott East

Noble Investment Group Opens the Memphis Marriott East

ATLANTA—Noble Investment Group (Noble), a lodging and hospitality investment organization, announced the opening of the Memphis Marriott East Hotel. In addition to a strong medical infrastructure, the area is home to more than 7.7 million square feet of office space which includes the world and executive headquarters for Federal Express, International Paper, ServiceMaster and other Fortune 500 companies. Noble began a comprehensive $19 million redevelopment after acquiring the hotel in 2011. “The new Memphis Marriott East is a strong example of Noble’s ability to source investment opportunities where we can reposition first class real estate through renovations and rebranding in order to maximize income and profitability,” said Rodney Williams, Noble’s chief investment officer. The 232-room Memphis Marriott East features a new interior and exterior along with reconfigured public spaces and food and beverage offerings, the incorporation of the Marriott Great Room lobby, and enhancement of the more than 9,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Amenities include on-site audio/visual services, a business center, high-speed internet access, in-room dining, laundry/valet service, and a health club and indoor pool.

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Crowne Plaza Opens in Costa Mesa

Crowne Plaza Opens in Costa Mesa

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) announced the opening of the Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County, following a conversion from an independent brand, The Hotel Hanford. “We’re pleased to bring this Crowne Plaza hotel to the heart of Costa Mesa, especially in such a convenient location for travelers,” said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Americas Brand Management, IHG. “There are several major employers in the area that will benefit from the meetings-savvy products and services that only a Crowne Plaza hotel can provide.” The Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County features design touches by CRDS, Inc. For meetings and events, the hotel has 9,000 square feet of meeting space and nearly 20 different venue options, including both indoor and outdoor spaces, and can cater to almost any event style or size. The hotel offers a comprehensive meetings program that ensures a two-hour response guarantee, a Crowne meetings director, and a daily meetings debrief. The Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County contains 224 guestrooms, including six suites, and offer amenities such as complimentary high-speed Internet access, in-room dining, and rainwater showers. Additionally, the hotel has hired a new Executive Chef, Ruben Gonzalez, and will be undergoing a restaurant concept and menu change in ...

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Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort Opens

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort Opens

BALI, Indonesia—Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., today announced the opening of the Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort on Kuta Beach. Owned by PT. Indonesian Paradise Island, the Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is part of a shopping destination, presenting over 200 retail outlets. “For 75 years, Sheraton has become a gathering place for our guests and locals alike around exciting destinations across the globe,” said Hoyt Harper, global brand leader, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts. “Bali is a perfect fit for the Sheraton Brand, being an international holiday destination that is well known globally—Bali is one of the world’s gathering places.” By 2014, Starwood will debut three new hotels in Bali, marking a total of eight hotels representing six of Starwood’s lifestyle hotel brands. Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort offers an outdoor rooftop pool and views of the ocean. The resort introduces 203 guestrooms and suites ranging from 46 to 265 square meters, each fitted with the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed and private balconies. The resort also features a signature two-story presidential suite with a private sundeck lounge. The property features three dining venues—the all-day dining Feast; Bene, an Italian trattoria; and the Lounge which offers a ...

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