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Holiday Inn Express makes a splash in Bali
InterContinental Hotels Group has opened a brand new Holiday Inn Express hotel in Bali, Indonesia. The 115-room Holiday Inn Express Bali Kuta Square is located along the coast of one of the world's most famous beach destinations and preludes the launch of 11 more Holiday Inn Express properties across the country in the next few years.
Holiday Inn Express Bali Kuta Sqaure is the sixth Holiday Inn Express hotel to open in South East Asia, and the third in Indonesia. The hotel opening follows the launch of Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central, Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Siam, Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road, Holiday Inn Express Semarang Simpang Lima and Holiday Inn Express Jakarta Thamrin. Over the next few years, the brand will continue to expand its footprint in South East Asia with 19 more properties in the development pipeline.
INNSIDE Suecia, in former home of Ernest Hemingway, opens in Madrid
INNSIDE by Meliá has launched its third property in Madrid, the INNSIDE Suecia. The hotel, which has 120 rooms and seven suites, has undergone a full renovation. It was built in the 50's and was once Ernest Hemmingway's home in the city. INNSIDE Suecia is located in the Cortes district next to the Circulo de Bellas Artes and close to the Calle Alcala, Gran Via and Plaza Cibeles.
The hotel houses an expansive rooftop bar, The Balcony, that is set over two floors with stunning views of the skyline. Some of the suites have terraces, and the Loft City View Suite also has panoramic views of Madrid.
The Dado Deli is situated on the ground floor and will serve up a menu of healthy Mediterranean fare. The Lounge Bar, meanwhile, will be open for snacking any time during the day.
INNSIDE Suecia is equipped with multifunctional space for meetings and events, including a large terrace on the 11th floor with spectacular views, for large and sophisticated events. The hotel also has a fully equipped gym and guest parking.
Hilton Garden Inn Central Park South opens in New York City
Hilton Garden Inn has opening of the Hilton Garden Inn New York/Central Park South - Midtown West, representing an addition to the brand's growing portfolio of more than 570 hotels worldwide.
Situated in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the hotel offers access to popular New York City attractions including Central Park, Times Square and Broadway. Additionally, Hilton Garden Inn New York/Central Park South - Midtown West is near various restaurants and shopping outlets at Columbus Circle and Fifth Avenue.
The hotel is home to the second location of Empire Steak House, a five star, three meal restaurant by alumni of the storied Peter Luger Steakhouse and Ben & Jack's Steakhouse. Guests also can savor the convenience of room service prepared by Empire's kitchen, as well as the chance to relax in the restaurant's full service lounge, featuring an extensive wine and martini menu.
All Hilton Garden Inn guests will enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel; a 24-hour business center with Print Spots remote printing; 24-hour fitness center with Precor equipment; and coin operated guest laundry facility. The Pavilion Pantry is open 24 hours and features a complete selection of salty snacks, sweet treats, cold beverages as well as freshly prepared, frozen and microwaveable packaged items. The hotel also features two large meeting rooms offering 1,300 square feet of flexible meeting space.
Starwood debuts Westin brand in Mauritius with the new Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced that it will soon introduce its Westin Hotels & Resorts brand to the island of Mauritius. Owned by Blue Ocean Park Ltd., The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius is scheduled to open in spring 2014. The resort will enjoy a beachfront location in the historic Turtle Bay of Balaclava - the former breeding grounds of the Mauritian green sea turtle - on the North West coast of Mauritius.
Nestled in tropical gardens and surrounded by sugarcane fields and mountains, the 190 guest rooms, including 38 suites, will be designed to embrace the natural beauty of the resort's unique scenery. The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius will also offer five dining venues, including an all-day dining restaurant, two specialty restaurants, a pool restaurant and bar, as well as a lobby lounge.
The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius will feature nearly 340 square meters of event space, including a ballroom, two meeting rooms and a fully-equipped business center. Guests can find total relaxation at The Heavenly Spa by Westin offering an array of treatments dedicated to well-being, take a rejuvenating swim in one of the two swimming pools, or exercise at WestinWORKOUT where equipment for optimum cardio and weight training, steam rooms, saunas and Jacuzzis are at their disposal.
The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius is located only 15 kilometers from the island's hub, Grand Baie, which is known for its shopping, restaurants, bars and nightlife. The Marine Nature Park is adjacent to the resort and provides an excellent alternative for those wishing to enjoy a stroll through scenic surroundings.
Foremost Hospitality expanding portfolio with two hotels in Hamburg
Hotel operator Foremost Hospitality is continuing to expand by adding two hotels to the city of Hamburg with the help of Munich based developer Investa Immobiliengruppe. After Foremost Hospitality's success with their City Centre and Hamburg St.Pauli Hotels, Foremost Hospitality wants to add not only two more hotels but also introduce a new brand to the city.
The 161 bedroom Hampton by Hilton Hotel and the 104 bedroom Holiday Inn Express Hotel are scheduled will be Foremost Hospitality's 13th and 14th hotels in Germany. They will be built side by side, within walking distance to the city centre, main station as well as many tourist attractions.
Both hotels will feature their brands' signature offerings, such as complimentary breakfast, a lounge bar, a business centre as well as modern amenities in the guest rooms such as flat screen TVs, complimentary tea/coffee making facilities and power showers. The Hampton by Hilton will also provide a fitness area for the guests to enjoy. The hotels are designed and styled to appeal to both business and leisure travelers, offering best-in-class service and comfort.
This dual project is one of many being planned by Foremost Hospitality. The combination of Hampton by Hilton and Holiday Inn Express Hotels will make its debut in Nuremberg in 2014. Foremost Hospitality has signed a multiple development agreement with Hilton Worldwide to develop Hampton by Hilton Hotels in Germany. After Nuremberg, Stuttgart, and this project in Hamburg, Foremost is planning further two for one focused service hotel combinations of Holiday Inn Express and Hampton by Hilton in other major cities in Germany.
Cobblestone Hotels announces the newest addition to the Boarders Inn and Suites
Cobblestone Hotels signed a franchise agreement and opened their newest conversion in Kearney, Nebraska. The newest Boarders Inn and Suites by Cobblestone Hotels, located in Kearney, Nebraska, previously a Days Inn, brings the brand to thirty-five hotels open.
The new property has 67 rooms and is just off Interstate 80. Amenities in each room will include coffee service, indoor pool, and free high speed internet. Guests of the hotel will also enjoy guest laundry and daily hot breakfast.
Cobblestone Hotels currently has ten hotels under construction and over forty-five new build projects in development. The Boarders Inn and Suites by Cobblestone is their eighth property in Nebraska.
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