First Fairfield by Marriott hotel opens in Bengaluru, India. Marriott International, Inc. expands its brand offering today in Asia with the opening of its first Fairfield by Marriott hotel in Bengaluru, India. Known as an established leader in the moderate tier segment, the brand offers guests a productive stay with well-designed rooms and consistent and reliable service at an exceptional value. 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 excellent opportunity for Marriott International to move into new locations and markets. Marriott international offers nearly 20 brands globally with eight in Asia Pacific. The addition of the Fairfield brand to this area enhances the company's ability to meet the increasing demands for international moderate tier brands. Press Release.
Ritz-Carlton Reserve on Pearl Island is Under Development. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is expanding its collection of Reserve hotels with plans to open a luxury sanctuary on Pearl Island, a private island situated 45 miles south of Panama City. An exclusive leisure experience that blends intuitive individual service, exquisite indigenous design, and luxuriously relaxed ambiance, the resort is the sixth planned Reserve property, joining current locations in Phulay Bay in Thailand and Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico, and upcoming locations including Molasses Reef in Turks and Caicos, Tamuda Bay, Morocco and Cabos San Lucas, Mexico, among several projects slated for the near future. Press release.
Radisson Blu Hotel Kuwait Re-opens after 3 years. Carlson Rezidor announced the re-opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel Kuwait in September, 2013, after a three year renovation period. The property holds particular significance, both within the company history - as the first Radisson Blu hotel outside of Scandinavia, and as an iconic meeting place for the capital city. Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of The Rezidor Hotel Group, commented, "The re-opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel Kuwait signifies the launch of a new chapter of history for the property, which opened in 1980 with my predecessor, Kurt Ritter, as General Manager. From this property, Kurt grew the Radisson Blu brand across the Middle East, Europe and Africa, and made Rezidor the internationally successful company that it is today, with a remaining passion for business development in the Middle East." Source: HotelNewsResource
Loews Regency Hotel Set To Open In January 2014. Loews Hotels & Resorts today announced that Loews Regency Hotel in New York is now accepting reservations for stays beginning on January 16, 2014. The highly-anticipated reopening of the flagship property follows a comprehensive $100 million renovation, and the landmark hotel once again combines the best of design with thoughtful service, including a new restaurant and a state- of-the-art salon and spa. The redesign of the 379-room hotel represents the dynamic vision of Jonathan Tisch, Chairman of Loews Hotels & Resorts, and will feature luxury guestrooms, 58 suites and four new private meeting spaces. Source: HotelInteractive