TweetRefinery Hotel to Open in New York’s Fashion District. Refinery Hotel, a new lifestyle boutique hotel, is coming to West 38th Street this summer. Originally built as a high-end millinery factory and tea salon in 1912, Refinery’s design draws upon its past and marries raw guestroom elegance with refined public spaces. The 197-room hotel will have an industrial-chic aesthetic and loft-like guestrooms that feature custom furniture, original artwork, 12-foot high ceilings, millinery artifacts and Frette linens. The property will also host a premium, signature restaurant and bar, managed by In Good Company Hospitality, with a street entrance on West 39th Street. The hotel lobby lounge and the stunning 3,500 square-foot indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge were designed by Stonehill & Taylor. The rooftop will also serve food and drinks alongside direct views of the Empire State Building. Source: Hotel Interactive
Centra Central Station Hotel Opens in Bangkok. Centra Central Station Hotel Bangkok, which soft-opened in July this year, will be fully operational from 24 October 2013. The newly-built hotel, the star of the Centra value brand of Centara Hotels & Resorts, is located within a few minutes’ walking distance of the Hua Lamphong mainline railway terminus, and is at the beginning of Chinatown’s main thoroughfare of Yaowaraj. “Our Centra value brand, which we launched in 2010, is proving to be very successful and we are proud to be opening the star property in this brand at such a prominent location in Bangkok,” says Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts. Source: Press release.
Cobblestone Hotels opens 30th hotel. On October 16, 2013, Cobblestone Hotels opened the beautiful Cobblestone Hotel and Suites and One Box Convention Center and brought their presence in Nebraska to five hotels. “The hotel and convention center is a great addition to Nebraska as a whole” says Brian Wogernese, President of Cobblestone Hotels, LLC. “A property like this, in the heart of Nebraska, will help to stimulate the economy in many ways and Cobblestone is excited to be a part of that.” Source: Hotel Interactive
Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe Unveils Reno. Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe, the brand’s flagship Paris hotel, has unveiled its renovation, designed by the Studio Putman in collaboration with architectural agency IGLOO. Designed to look like a Parisian pied-à-terre, the 124-key hotel preserved its Haussmanian façade. The contemporary interiors feature soft colors, sleek lines and an array of textures inspired by French designer Andree Putman and the City of Lights. Design elements of the public spaces include a fireplace in the lounge, which fluidly connects to the lobby and the gallery. The guestrooms offer soothing blue tones, contemporary furnishings and Parisian touches to oversized bathrooms. F&B offerings include L’Initial, a 64-seat restaurant from Head Chef Thomas Bruno, which serves modern French cuisine inspired by fresh and seasonal ingredients. The Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe's bar, the first that Jose Da Rosa from Epicerie Da Rosa designed for a Paris hotel, offers a deli-café concept with cuisine from France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. The tearoom, the first created by Da Rosa, features 26 varieties of tea and six French pastries from Parisian chefs such as Jean-Paul Hévin, Philippe Conticini, Angelina's tea room and Michael Boivin. Source: Hotel Business