Marriott has opened its first JW in Bengaluru, India's Garden City. The JW Marriott Bengaluru overlooks the plush 300-acre Cubbon Park and features 297 rooms and suites, including a Presidential Suite.JW Marriott Bengaluru offers an array of six dining options. With an amphitheatre like setting, Albathe specialty restaurant at JW Marriott Bengaluru, offers Italian flavours & cuisine. The pool side restaurant, Spice Terrace is the property's modern and upbeat Indian restaurant. Press release.
The Joule Dallas hotel Completes $78 million Renovation. The Joule Dallas hotel is nearing the completion of its two-year, $78 million renovation and expansion of five interconnected downtown Dallas buildings, slated for September of 2013. The Joule, named for the international unit of energy, occupies a revitalized 1920's neo-gothic landmark building on Main Street. A visual masterpiece from award-winning designer Adam D. Tihany, the hotel is filled with thoughtful architectural details, rich furnishings and original artwork from Andy Warhol, Tony Cragg, Adam Fuss, Richard Phillips and more. Tihany's contribution to the recent expansion of The Joule builds on a sensuous hospitality experience, informed by Texan culture and vibrant downtown energy. The vision for the 32 additional guestrooms in the second tower follows his original hotel inspiration - Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth - and retains the luxurious and modern feel of the 129 rooms in the first tower, bringing the total to 161 guestrooms. In addition to the new 21 Premier Guestrooms and eight Deluxe Suites, three ultra-luxe penthouse units have been created for the most discerning of guests. Two penthouses are multi-level, each with a private terrace, and the third occupies an entire top floor, offering striking panoramic views of the city. Press release.
Banyan Tree Seychelles revitalized. Located at Intendance Bay in the Indian Ocean, the Banyan Tree Seychelles rolled out soft design upgrades to all of the 60 private resort villas, as well as a sprucing up of the outdoor venues and public areas. Refreshments were made to the Hillside Pool Villas with new paint, colorful rugs, cushion covers, runners and local artwork, all evoking the Seychellois culture. Even the marble floors and bathroom storage facilities underwent a soft revitalization.The Beachfront Spa Pool Villas underwent a similar refresh with the inclusion of new gazebo and wooden day beds outside each private villa, along with new lighting and vanity mirrors in the bathrooms. A decor revamp gives Saffron Restaurant a bright new look, while the Au Jardins d'Epices has contemporary new furniture to give a light and airy feel. Both the Le Varangue Bar and Reception have new furniture. Source: HotelManagement.
Hyatt South Beach to Open in 2015. Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with an affiliate of Robert Finvarb Companies to develop Hyatt South Beach, a hotel to be located at 1600 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, Fla. An affiliate of Robert Finvarb Companies, led by Robert Finvarb, will develop the property and the hotel will be managed by Island Hospitality Management. Construction of Hyatt South Beach is expected to begin in late 2013, and the hotel is slated to open in 2015. Press release.