Owned and managed by Innkeeper Hospitality Services, The Current Iowa prepares for May opening

Say hello to The Current Iowa: the stylish new Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel that places an emphasis on taking an artful approach to every aspect of the guest experience. The Current is located in the heart of downtown (2nd & North Main) Davenport with panoramic views of the Mississippi River and perfectly positioned one block away from The Figge Art Museum. 

Boston Yotel reveals opening date, leadership team

Luxury hotel brand Yotel will operate its new 326-cabin hotel opening this June in Boston’s Seaport District. GM Christopher Hartzell will lead the team at Yotel Boston, the UK-based brand’s second US location since they crossed the pond to open Yotel New York.

Viceroy Hotel Group plans ski resort in Serbia

Viceroy Hotel Group has unveiled plans for Viceroy Kopaonik Serbia, a 120-room ski resort. Set to open in 2018, the hotel marks the second ski destination within the group’s portfolio. The architectural and design details draw inspiration from the local “Suvo Rudiste” style that plays on the natural beauty of the resort’s surrounding landscape, according to the hotel group. Dark, natural timber anchors the design with white accents, while windows and open-air spaces capture the property’s views in all directions.

Liv Hospitality opens new hotel in South Dakota

Liv Hospitality has opened its first Home2 Suites by Hilton after eight months of construction. This award-winning mid-scale design is a fresh new take on the experience for the modern business travelers and extended stay guests. The new four-story hotel in Box Elder, South Dakota, has 107 rooms and offers options for king, double queens, connecting rooms and one-bedroom suites.

First ever dual-branded Element, Westin opens in Huntsville, Alabama

The Element by Westin Huntsville is now open on the top floors of the hotel complex of the Westin Huntsville. Both hotels are managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized operator of hotels, resorts and conference centers throughout the United States and Canada, based in Fairfax.

Swissôtel, an AccorHotels brand, enters the Bosnian market via franchise agreement with Al Shiddi International

Swissôtel, part of AccorHotels, world-leading travel and lifestyle group, today announced that it has entered into a franchise agreement with Al Shiddi International for development of a new 218-room urban resort scheduled to open in early 2018.

AccorHotels opens flagship skyscraper hotel in Canary Wharf

AccorHotels today opens its new flagship Novotel in London’s Canary Wharf to guests. The hotel, which represents a £90 million investment from AccorHotels, situated at 40 Marsh Street and at 127 metres high, is one of the tallest buildings in the area, with 360 degree views of London taking in sights including The Shard, the Olympic Park and Greenwich Park.

niu, NOVUM Hotel Group’s first company-owned brand, to rise in Halle, Germany

One contract after the other: the next new construction project for the recently launched, company-owned brand niu is already in the pipeline after a contract signing between NOVUM Hotel Group and GP Papenburg Hochbau GmbH. The Halle-based construction company and the privately managed hotel group are planning to open a new niu hotel, with 186 rooms and a rentable floor space of approximately 7,700 square meters, in Halle (Saale) at the beginning of 2019.

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ Pakistan presence blooms as firm signs new property in ‘city of gardens’

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has expanded its footprint in Pakistan after finalising an agreement to operate its third property in the country. The Swiss hospitality firm has signed a deal with the Orient Group of Companies to manage the 310-key Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Lahore, part of a new mixed-used development the government has earmarked as the city’s new commercial hub.

W Hotels Worldwide unveils first W Sound Suite in North America

W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, in partnership with Coca-Cola, unveiled the first W Sound Suite to launch in North America at W Seattle. The private music studio, writer's room and lounge offers a retreat for musicians and producers to write and record tracks while on the road. Hotel guests are also able to get in on the fun by booking the studio to live out their rockstar dreams.  

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