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Marbella Welcoming W Hotels Worldwide

March 27, 2017 by Lori Smith

W Hotels Worldwide has signed the W Marbella and The Residences at W Marbella. Scheduled to open in 2021 and developed in partnership with Sunrise Inversiones 2015 S.L (an affiliate of Platinum Estates Limited), W Marbella will be located on Playa

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Nashville Approves Joseph Hotel Room-Block Agreement

March 21, 2017 by Lori Smith

Nashville’s Convention Center Authority has approved a room-block agreement with The Joseph Nashville, a full-service, luxury hotel, which will be built by Ohio-based developer The Pizutti Cos. Construction is expected to being this summer on a three-quarter acres site at Korean

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Hilton Adding to Paris Inventory

March 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand is adding a second property in central Paris—the Hilton Paris Eiffel Tower. Hilton unveiled the plans at MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, in conjunction with owner Compagnie de Phalsbourg with whom Hilton has signed

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Hilton Expanding Presence in Colombia

March 2, 2017 by Lori Smith

Hilton Worldwide and Constructora Colpatria have signed a franchise license agreement to open Hilton Medellin, bringing the company’s flagship brand to Colombia’s second largest city. The new-build development is planned to open in Q2 2019. “This is an excellent time

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Sandman Turns 50

February 22, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Canadian-owned and operated Sandman Hotel Group is celebrating its milestone 50th anniversary this year. In 1967, Bob Gaglardi, Sandman Hotel Group’s founder, opened his first location in Smithers, British Columbia, a 35-room Sandman Inn. Close to main highways, it was a success

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Lord Elgin Hotel Reno Complete

February 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

The 75-year-old Lord Elgin Hotel, a historic downtown Ottawa landmark, has completed a $12-million renovation just in time for the start of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations. The hotel remained open throughout the refurbishment, which took seven months and saw an

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Group Germain Opening New Hotel in Square at Quartier DIX30

February 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

Group Germain Hotels will debut a new banner in 2018, when it opens Alt+ Hotel Quartier DIX30 in Brossard, Quebec. Construction has already begun on the new four-star, $35 million property, which is located on the Square at Quartier DIX30, the lifestyle

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Anaheim Marriott Powers Guestrooms with Solar Panels

January 31, 2017 by douloff

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Anaheim Marriott has installed a commercial rooftop solar system that now fuels the daily power needs of nearly one-third of the property’s 1,030 guestrooms, it was announced Jan. 27. Positioned above the Platinum, Grand and Marquis Ballrooms,

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Renaissance Hotels Debuts in Sub-Saharan Africa

January 30, 2017 by douloff

LAGOS, Nigeria — The Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel, in Nigeria, has opened, marking the brand’s debut in sub-Saharan Africa, it was announced Jan. 19. Centrally located in Ikeja GRA, the hotel features 155 guestrooms, including 17 contemporary loft suites. Designed

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Sheraton Toronto Airport Unveils Major Renovation

January 30, 2017 by douloff

TORONTO — The Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre has completed a multi-million-dollar renovation that has upgraded guestrooms, meeting spaces and the Club lounge, lobby and Olio Mediterranean Grille, it was announced Jan. 26. The 249 upgraded guestrooms now

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InterCon Montréal Opens New Ballroom

January 27, 2017 by douloff

MONTRÉAL — The InterContinental Montréal has opened a ballroom in the Nordheimer Conference Center, it was announced Jan. 26. Covering 3,365 square feet and featuring 17-ft ceilings and plenty of natural light, the ballroom seats 300 and accommodates 400, cocktail-style. It is

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Hotel X Toronto's Sister Property Named #1

January 26, 2017 by douloff

TORONTO — The Aria Hotel Budapest, sister hotel of the upcoming Hotel X Toronto, has been named #1 Hotel in the World in TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards, it was announced Jan. 25. Part of the Library Hotel Collection, the