InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the signing of Holiday Inn Dabrowa Gornicza Katowice in Poland. The hotel is scheduled to open in 2015.
The franchise agreement with Hotel Commercial Investment to open Holiday Inn Dabrowa Gornicza Katowice will makes this property the first internationally branded hotel to open in the area. The 160 room hotel will be newly built close to exhibition centre EXPO Silesia and occupies a prime location in the greater Katowice area. The hotel's main driver of demand will be MICE travellers frequenting the exhibition hall.
There are currently 281 Holiday Inn hotels in Europe with a further 25 in the pipeline due to open within the next three to five years.
Angsana Waterfront Suites debuts first branded investment property at Laguna Phuket
The Banyan Tree Group has unveiled a new extension of its Angsana Hotels & Resorts brand, with its latest investment property opportunity, Angsana Waterfront Suites, situated within integrated resort Laguna Phuket.
Located on a tropical lagoon overlooking the Andaman Sea, the Angsana Waterfront Suites will offer potential investors a strong value proposition with its attractive leaseback model.
"The hotel-serviced residences will be managed by the Angsana hospitality group. Property owners will receive complimentary membership to The Sanctuary Club with privileges and discounts throughout the Group's worldwide hotels and resorts, as well as free stays in the global network of other hotel serviced residences, in addition to the rental returns through the leaseback program," said Stuart Reading, Deputy Managing Director of Laguna Resorts and Hotels.
Owners will enjoy privileged access to the Angsana Laguna Phuket Resort, featuring seven dining venues including the XANA Beach Club, the Angsana Spa, the fitness centre and ming pool as well as the signature Tree House Kids Club and a range of complimentary activities such as Yoga sessions and non-motorized water sports.
Construction is expected to commence in late 2014 with a projected completion schedule of 24 months.
The starting price for the one-bedroom fully furnished Angsana Waterfront Suites is Baht 10.5 million and will also include 5 years membership to the Laguna Phuket Golf Club.
Crestpoint adds two management contracts in Kentucky
Ohio-based independent hotel development and management company Crestpoint has signed two new contracts to its management portfolio, both located in Kentucky.
The 68-room Comfort Suites is located in Lexington Kentucky, near the Blue Grass Airport and the University of Kentucky. The 111-room Baymont Inn & Suites is located in Florence, Kentucky with easy access to major Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati attractions and businesses.
Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside Expansion Project Open for Business
San Diego-based Bartell Hotels has completed a four-story, 44,000-square-foot, $13 million expansion of its Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside property located at the entrance to Point Loma.
The hotel expansion features a new grand entrance to the hotel consisting of a Mediterranean garden, a 23-foot sculpture, and a 2,000-square-foot lobby with 18-foot teak ceilings. In addition, the expansion adds 57 guest rooms and suites with bay and marina views, a corporate boardroom complete with state-of-the-art amenities and a 5,000-square-foot pre-function area and ballroom. The hotel now totals 291 guest rooms including 13 suites, and total meeting space of 9,750 square feet.