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Hyatt Place Hotel opens at Amsterdam Airport
Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Hillgate Properties NV have announced the opening of Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport - the first Hyatt Place hotel to open in the Netherlands.
The opening of the 330-room property marks a milestone for the Hyatt Place brand as it continues to expand outside the United States. New Hyatt Place locations have recently opened in Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, India and Mexico. In Europe, a location opened in Armenia earlier this year.
The new hotel offers:
Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport also leads the way in renewable energy. A deep thermal storage system provides heating and cooling for the building. A central pump is connected to a hot and cold water source which supplies either warm water up to 45 degrees Celsius for heating or cold water for cooling the building.
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa unveils multi-million dollar transformation
The 510-guest room Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach has unveiled the results of a multi-million dollar resort-wide renovation designed to enhance the appeal of one of Florida's premier golf, spa and beach destination resort. The project touched every detail of the 63-acre oceanfront address to create a resort designed to welcome leisure and business travelers alike.
Designed by a collaboration of MLG Architects, Monogram by Callison, Testani Design Troupe and EDSA, the transformation focused on creating a natural beach resort atmosphere. The renovation also celebrates the resort's locale, being next to the championship TPC Sawgrass golf course and giving guests exclusive access. To round out the resort as a leading golf destination, Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa added the TPC Connection Cart Path, the first-ever connection from the resort directly to the home of THE PLAYERS championship and Web.com Tournament by golf cart. The resort is also home to two dozen pieces of golf memorabilia from The World Golf Hall of Fame.
DoubleTree by Hilton continues growth in Canada with entry into Alberta
Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton have announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton following a comprehensive multi-million dollar property-wide transformation of the former Mayfield Inn and Suites.
Located 28 miles from the Edmonton International Airport and just 5.6 miles from the city center, the hotel is convenient to the area's key business and leisure destinations, including West Edmonton Mall just 2.8 miles away and featuring more than 800 stores and entertainment options, including an amusement park, waterpark, casino and bowling alley. DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton is owned and managed by SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts.
DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton also features the SilverBirch Conference Centre, offering 38,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with the latest built-in technology. As part of the SilverBirch Conference Centre experience, meeting attendees will enjoy the Connections Café offering complimentary Wi-Fi, espresso machines and an assortment of indulgences including smoothie shots, fresh fruits and vegetables, pastries and healthy treats. The conference facilities are comprised of two grand ballrooms and 15 meeting rooms, including seven soundproof rooms, ideally-suited to accommodate everything from small meetings to training seminars and large scale events of up to 700 people.
Open for all-day dining, Stages Kitchen & Bar is a restaurant offering a diverse global menu with a local twist. Dishes celebrate the farm-to-table movement with the best ingredients available locally. The Mayfield Dinner Theatre allows guests to discover a unique experience that combines award-winning live shows and entertainment with a tantalizing dinner buffet.
Hotel Savoy Resort & Spa opens soon in Seychelles
On 18th February the Savoy Resort & Spa will open the doors to its 163 modern rooms located directly on the beach of Beau Vallon, on the Seychelles' island, Mahé.
The five-star hotel has a total of 163 double accommodations, including 18 junior and nine regular suites, as well as a penthouse. The size of the rooms and suites range from 40 to 80 m² and the penthouse measures 190 m².
The Savoy and its generous 355 m² large conference centre also covers the MICE- and business-travel area. The conference centre altogether has three conference rooms that can fit up to 300 participants.
The Savoy also features a spa and wellness area. A team of highly qualified therapists and wellness experts are available in the six individual suites, three double suites for couple's treatment, two Thai / Shiatsu rooms and a Russian steam sauna. In addition to various classic and ayurvedic massages, energetic and traditional Asian massages are also offered. With 700 m² the pool of the resort is the largest on the Seychelles. A 24-hour fitness centre is open daily for other sports activities.
The restaurant, Grand Savoy, offers local and international cuisine. The Pescado offers culinary delicacies such as shellfish, fondue and desserts, all with a view of the outdoor pool. Tropical smoothies, a huge selection of long drinks and cocktails and homemade sangria are served at the Gecko Beach Bar.
New Brunswick's iconic hotel Algonquin gets $35 million refurbishment
Originally built in 1889 to accommodate passengers from the Canadian Pacific Railway, the newly-refurbished Tudor-style 1889 Algonquin Resort sits high above the town of St Andrews-by-the-Sea on 15 landscaped acres.
Its meticulous $35 million renovation included preserving architectural details, such as the half-timbered and stucco façade, 96 Juliet balconies and 16 second-floor patios. The glass in the original 200 eleven-foot arched windows was replaced and air-conditioning was added, outdoor event spaces expanded, double-sided fireplaces were converted to gas and public areas were reconfigured. The hotel will be the first Canadian property in Marriott's Autograph Collection.
The 233-room luxury hotel has two restaurants: Braxton's Restaurant and Bar and the Clubhouse at the golf course; a new indoor pool with a three-story water slide; an outdoor pool with two hot tubs; its own private beach; a fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment; a children's playground, and 19,300 square feet of meeting space with three ballrooms.
The resort's 18-hole championship golf course (7,000 yards, par 72) was redesigned by Thomas McBroom in 2000. A new 1,400-square-foot spa will offer treatments based on ancient techniques of the native Algonquin people using seawater and honey from the resort's beehives.
Braxton's Restaurant and Bar will serve three meals a day with seasonal menus featuring local produce and the rich bounty from the Bay of Fundy. By day, the Clubhouse will be the perfect spot for a casual lunch, and by night, an elegant restaurant where guests can dine on seafood and steak. In addition to room service, The Algonquin will offer "Anyplace Dining" allowing guests to dine in many public areas including the lobby, the resort's spacious veranda or by the pool.
While the 216 guestrooms and 17 suites have been carefully restored to their Victorian splendor, they also boast every modern convenience including flat screen TVs, MP3 players, pillow-top mattresses, radiant heat bathrooms and plush bathrobes. In-room movies are complimentary. Some guestrooms and suites feature balconies or patios, and suites also have private seating areas. WiFi is complimentary throughout the property.
Embassy Suites Elizabeth-Newark Airport opens in time for Super Bowl
Embassy Suites Hotels, the Hilton Worldwide brand of upscale all-suite hotels, has announced the opening of Embassy Suites Elizabeth-Newark Airport, a new-build hotel with 189 two-room guest suites, three all-purpose meeting spaces and easy access to both Newark Liberty International Airport and New York City.
The hotel, owned and operated by Sun Development and Management Corporation, presents a large atrium entrance with an open space lobby and lounge complete with a fireplace and water feature, all part of the brand's signature Design Option III style. The concourse lounge is home to Embassy Suites' Complimentary Cooked-to-Order Breakfast and Complimentary Evening Reception complete with beer and fine wines. Chef Terrell Wilson, formerly with the Grand Floridian Hotel at Walt Disney World, heads the Liberty Grille Restaurant within the hotel, which will feature dynamic American fare.
A free 24-hour shuttle will escort visitors to and from Newark Liberty International Airport, just eight minutes down the road. Directly across the street, visitors will be pleased to find The Outlet Collection, Jersey Gardens, a major venue for shopping, dining and movies. The Meadowlands Sports Complex is 15 miles down the road, and New York City is 17 miles.
For fitness-minded guests, the hotel is prepared for all types of weather, with an outdoor patio and indoor heated pool and whirlpool. The hotel also offers 24-hour complimentary business center and fitness center, featuring state-of-the-art Precor fitness equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines and free weights. Guests can also enjoy the Embassy Suites signature two-room suites with a separate living area, private bedroom, two flat-screen high-definition televisions and wet bar fitted with a microwave, mini-fridge and a selection of gourmet coffee and teas from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
Summit Hotel Properties acquire San Francisco Four Points by Sheraton
The Company acquired the 101-guestroom Four Points by Sheraton for a purchase price of $21.3 million and has entered into a management agreement with Pillar Hotels and Resorts, L.P. The Company plans to spend approximately $1.3 million on capital improvements and anticipates a post-renovation estimated NTM capitalization rate in the range of 8.5 percent to 9.5 percent based on management's current estimate of net operating income.
The Company also announced the completion of two previously announced dispositions, the 89-guestroom AmericInn Hotel & Suites and the 57-guestroom Aspen Hotel & Suites located in Fort Smith, Ark. for a total sales price of $3.1 million.
Hyatt announces plans for Hyatt Place London Heathrow/Hayes
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with Magill Investments Limited for a Hyatt Place hotel close to London Heathrow Airport. Hyatt Place London Heathrow/Hayes is the second Hyatt Place hotel under development in Europe, joining Hyatt Place Zurich Airport.
The Hyatt Place brand continues to expand outside of the United States with the opening of Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport in The Netherlands, as well as recent Hyatt Place openings in Armenia, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.
Slated to open in the spring of 2015, Hyatt Place London Heathrow/Hayes will offer 170 guestrooms in addition to 1,809 square feet (168 square meters) of meeting space, an open food market with made-to-order meals and snacks available around the clock, free WiFi, and a well-equipped fitness center. The hotel will be located in Hayes, less than 15 minutes from London Heathrow Airport terminals and close to Stockley Park Business Park and Brunel University.
Hyatt Place London Heathrow/Hayes will be the fourth Hyatt-branded hotel in the United Kingdom, joining Andaz Liverpool Street London, Hyatt Regency London-The Churchill and Hyatt Regency Birmingham.
New La Quinta Inn & Suites near Olympia, WA to start construction
Construct One announced that they have been awarded a contract to build a new 80 Unit La Quinta Inn & Suites located in Tumwater, WA for SB Hotels, LLC. The La Quinta property will be a Flagship Property in the Pacific NW for the owner and franchise and will feature high-end modern finishes and décor. Construction will start in February.
Construct One recently completed a hotel addition to the Best Western hotel in Ephrata, WA, Interior renovations at the Holiday Inn Express Bothell, WA and is currently renovating five corporate owned Red Lion Hotels properties throughout Washington State.
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