IHG announces Crowne Plaza Hotel opening near JFK International Airport
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of the Crowne Plaza JFK Airport New York City hotel. The property has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation funded by ERG JFK Hotel, LLC, featuring an interior design with runway murals on the lobby ceilings, guest room carpets and accent walls, and a modern glass design for the exterior façade.
Located at 138-10 135th Ave., this nine-story Crowne Plaza hotel is the brand's seventh in the metro New York City area. The hotel offers amenities like complimentary Internet access, free parking, extended dining and bar service hours, a well-equipped fitness center, a zen room for yoga and meditation and the brand's Sleep Advantage program.
The hotel has 330 guestrooms, including five one-bedroom suites and 14 junior suites, and is the only JFK airport hotel to offer a Presidential Suite. Guests will enjoy bar and lounge services as well as a 24-hour lobby market, "Jet", offering freshly-made sandwiches, salads and snacks. Approximately 5,000 sq. ft. of meeting space is available, including ten meeting rooms and a ballroom.
The Crowne Plaza JFK Airport New York City hotel, owned by ERG JFK Hotel, LLC, and managed by Gemini Hospitality, is franchised by an affiliate of IHG.
Outrigger acquires two properties in Fiji
Hawaii-based Outrigger Hotels and Resorts continues to expand its global portfolio of absolute beachfront properties with the announcement that it has purchased from its partner, Mr. Geoffrey Shaw, the complete shareholding in the ownership company of Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji, and his privately held Castaway Island, Fiji -- an iconic "private" island escape accessible only by boat, seaplane or helicopter.
Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji The Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji is located on a 140 hectare (346 acre) piece of beachfront property in the heart of Fiji's Coral Coast, one hour's drive from Nadi International Airport.
Individual bures are set amongst the gardens and beachside along the water's edge, together with modern low-rise hotel rooms and suites, swimming pools, multiple restaurants and a wide range of recreational facilities.
Castaway Island, Fiji Castaway Island, Fiji is a pristine private island resort located in the heart of Fiji's Mamanuca Island group approximately 30 kilometres (18 miles) offshore from the main Fijian island of Viti Levu. The island's 70 hectares (174 acres) are covered in tropical rainforest and surrounded by white sand beaches, vibrant coral reefs and the azure waters of the South Pacific.
Sixty-six spacious bungalow 'bures' featuring traditional Fijian style thatched roofs are nestled amongst lush tropical gardens or beachside at the water's edge. Stylish air conditioned interiors feature natural rattan and local timber furnishings and high vaulted ceilings lined with hand painted 'tapa' cloth -- each one a unique and individual design.
This private island resort, which boasts an annual 44% guest return rate, offers two fresh water swimming pools, four restaurants and bars, a wide range of water sports and activities including PADI scuba diving, surfing, and a renowned kids club.
Operations of both Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji and Castaway Island will be overseen by the Outrigger Asia-Pacific team from its regional offices in Phuket, Thailand. Since starting its expansion into the Asia-Pacific region in 2008, Outrigger has grown its global presence to include properties currently open or under development in Australia; Guam; Bali; Phuket and Phi Phi Island, Thailand; Mauritius; Hainan Island, China; and Vietnam.
Plans announced for the Nobu Hotel and Restaurant at the Eden Roc Miami Beach
Nobu Hospitality LLC and Eden Roc LLLP announced plans for the Nobu Hotel within the Eden Roc Miami Beach. The Nobu Hotel and Restaurant will be a 'hotel within a hotel' comparable in tactic to the successful Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace Las Vegas which was named as one of the Hottest New Hotels of 2013 by CNN.
The strategy with the Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc is centered upon underscoring and showcasing the Eden Roc name with the Nobu Hotel as an additional offering within the Eden Roc property. The Nobu Restaurant at the Eden Roc and other core food and beverage facilities are in the process of being planned.