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The InterContinental Mendoza, Argentina Opens

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

InterContinental Hotels today expanded its presence in Argentina with the opening of the InterContinental Mendoza right in the heart of Argentina’s renowned wine country. The 15-story InterContinental Mendoza totals 180 guestrooms, inclusive of 24 suites.

The InterContinental Mendoza boasts 11 meeting rooms totaling 22,500 square feet, including a 12,000 square foot ballroom, and also has 18,000 square feet of pre-function space.  Its amenities include a full-service spa named Deyabu, swimming pool, gym and restaurant.

It is the 18th InterContinental Hotels & Resorts property in Latin America and the Caribbean, with three additional currently under construction.

The InterContinental Mendoza is located across the street from Mendoza Plaza, the city’s largest shopping center, ten minutes from downtown Mendoza and twenty minutes from the city’s international airport.  It is on the major thoroughfare (Acceso Este) which connects Mendoza with the nation’s capital, Buenos Aires.

The property is IHG’s second InterContinental in Argentina, joining with the venerable InterContinental Buenos Aires.  A third InterContinental is currently under construction in Argentina – the InterContinental Nordelta Buenos Aires, Residence & Spa, in the Nordelta area of Buenos Aires.

The region is the heart and soul of Argentina’s wine country, which was introduced by European settlers in the 19th century.  The wineries in Mendoza produce the world’s highest ranked Malbec wines.
The city is widely recognized as an adventure tourism center, offering a broad-array of year-round activities, including hiking, biking, fishing, and rafting. Mendoza attracts more than 700,000 tourists per year, making it one of the region’s fastest growing industries.

In 2008 National Geographic Traveler published its annual destination scorecard and Mendoza was widely acclaimed (number 10 out of 109 worldwide destinations) in a survey that took into consideration environmental and ecological quality; social and cultural integrity; condition of historic buildings and archaeological sites; aesthetic appeal; quality of tourism management; and outlook for the future.

“This property is another major milestone in our company’s long history in Latin America,” said Alvaro Diago, COO, IHG, Latin America and Caribbean.  “Mendoza is a spectacular destination, both for business and tourism, and we applaud the KLP Emprendimientos  S.A. team for constructing a truly spectacular property.”

Pullman Dubai Mall of the Emirates opens in Dubai

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Pullman is Accor’s upscale hotel brand and with the opening of Pullman Dubai brings the groups portfolio close to 150 hotels worldwide.

The hotel will cater to both the business and the leisure traveler with the finest facilities in a sleek and modern environment. Directly linked to the region’s premier shopping destination – The Mall of the Emirates and to Dubai’s transport link, the Metro, Pullman Dubai MoE is strategically located; it is only twenty minutes from the Dubai International Airport and even closer to business districts including TECOM and Jebel Ali Free Zone.

Laurent Chaudet, General Manger of the Pullman Dubai MoE. said, “I am delighted to welcome everyone to celebrate the official opening of Pullman Dubai MoE. The launch of Pullman hotel in Dubai, our first entry into the upscale market is an opportunity to cater to the unique demands of business and leisure travelers with its tailored approach of high quality services and facilities”

The Pullman Dubai MoE boasts 481 rooms and suites all equipped with modern luxurious amenities, expertly designed to provide functional spaces for both relaxation and work. The rooms and suites can cater to a single business traveller or to families enjoying a holiday in Dubai.

The four exceptional food and beverage outlets provide a diverse range of cuisines and ambiences that will guarantee an extraordinary culinary journey. The signature restaurant, Sanabel, specialises in cuisine inspired by the Mediterranean and provides an authentic all day dining experience with live cooking stations and al fresco seating. A fun and casual outlet reminiscent of the 1950′s, Soda Box is a stylish venue that serves a traditional diner menu including a decadent array of ice creams, cotton candies and pastries. Vantage, an elegant and demure cocktail lounge with unparalleled views of the city’s skyline is the perfect nightspot for sampling the many premium beverages on offer. As night falls, the roof top pool deck will be transformed into a plush majlis with alluring aromas of Moroccan teas and shisha – the perfect way to unwind.

A relaxing haven awaits guests at the Pullman Dubai MoE; a luxurious rooftop spa, Sanctuary creates the perfect oasis of calm. Lose yourself in the range of facilities including spa rooms, steam rooms, fitness centre and an invigorating menu of treatments all offering complete pampering and rejuvenation.

New Luxury Hotel in Suzhou opens – Pan Pacific Suzhou

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Luxury Hotel Pan Pacific SuzhouThe landmark 484-room property features traditional Suzhou gardens and ancient Chinese aesthetics fused with modern comforts and luxury. Prior to its opening, Pan Pacific Suzhou is undergoing refurbishments to deliver the level of personalised experience synonymous with the Pan Pacific brand.

At Pan Pacific Suzhou, guests can expect an enhanced overall experience in line with the Pan Pacific standard of luxury, starting from the booking process through to their arrival and stay at the hotel.

Guests can now make their bookings via the Pan Pacific website panpacific.com, online channels, as well as Pan Pacific’s toll-free voice reservation centres globally. Their guest preference information will also be captured in Pan Pacific’s proprietry reservations and distribution platform PANTHER to allow the hotel to better meet their needs.

ENHANCED GUEST EXPERIENCE AND FACILITIES

  • On arrival, guests can look forward to the following enhancements and services specific to the Pan Pacific brand such as:
    Pacific Club: The hotel will feature Pan Pacific’s exclusive, premier executive club, the Pacific Club, at the hotel’s new Towers Wing. Pacific Club guests will enjoy an unrivalled level of personalised attention and luxury, with butler service and access
    to the enhanced Pacific Lounge serving complimentary breakfast and evening cocktails.
    Additionally, guests will have access to business amenities, including fully-equipped meeting rooms and comprehensive business services. The brand new Towers Wing, unveiled in February 2009, features 99 deluxe rooms and suites.
  • Restaurants and Bars: Guests can dine at Pan Pacific’s award-winning Cantonese restaurant, Hai Tien Lo.  A new Italian restaurant Avanti Italian Kitchen – with an award-winning chef at its helm – also serves up time-honoured classics with a modern twist.
  • Meetings and Events: A fully-equipped business centre provides professional services and facilities for business travellers while the Grand Ballroom, renovated with state-of-the-art A/V facilities and due for completion by March 2010, is ideal for banquet dinners, weddings, private parties or corporate events.

“The rebranding and opening of Pan Pacific Suzhou will heighten the profile of the Pan Pacific brand and that of Pan Pacific Hotels Group in China,” said Mr A. Patrick Imbardelli, President and CEO of Pan Pacific Hotels Group.  “We look forward to it joining its sister hotel Pan Pacific Xiamen in bringing the Pan Pacific experience to more guests in China when it opens in January next year.”

Macdonald Hotels Opens Windsor Hotel

Monday, August 30th, 2010

The hotel near Windsor Castle is on the site of the old Caley’s department store. The shop had a long heritage within the Windsor community, serving the Royal Family from 1813 and it is a site local residents know well.

The Macdonald Windsor Hotel offers 120 luxury bedrooms in the heart of the historic town. The Royal Borough is home to some of the most well known attractions and the Macdonald Windsor Hotel offers the perfect base to experience them from. Guests can relax in Savill Gardens, situated within Windsor Great Park, soak up the heritage of Eton College with its historic buildings, or enjoy a relaxing boat trip or romantic horse drawn carriage through the park.

The hotel near Windsor Castle is on the site of the old Caley’s department store. The shop had a long heritage within the Windsor community, serving the Royal Family from 1813 and it is a site local residents know well.

As well as being is a key tourist location, the Macdonald Windsor Hotel is also a convenient business location with easy access to London, the M4 corridor, a large number of FTSE100 companies and a transport link via Heathrow airport

The luxury hotel in Windsor also offers facilities to cater for large conferences and events of up to 150 delegates in the main meeting room which is supported by a second meeting room for up to 70 delegates. Smaller board meetings will be hosted in two executive boardrooms for 25 delegates each, and an additional two syndicate rooms for 10 will be available to book for breakaway sessions.

Beverley Molmans has been appointed the first manager of Macdonald Windsor Hotel and, with more than 12 years’ experience of working at Macdonald Hotels, Beverley is eagerly anticipating the grand opening and welcoming guests from across the globe. He said: “To be appointed manager of Macdonald’s newest flagship hotel is a tremendous and exciting opportunity – I can’t for the hotel to open and welcoming our first guests.”

First established in 1990 by Donald Macdonald and colleagues, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts operates over 40 hotels across the UK and 10 resorts throughout the UK and Spain, including family hotels in Windsor, ideal for weekend breaks in Windsor Macdonald Hotels employs over 4,400 staff and operates in excess of 4,500 hotel rooms. Its focus is on developing its strong portfolio of four and five star hotels, with each offering its own character and individuality underpinned with the quality and attention to detail expected of the Macdonald brand. In particular, the company prides itself on the seasonality and provenance of its food within the hotels, from breakfast through to dinner, as well as its wide range of specially selected wines. As testament to the excellent level of service the Group provides, it has on numerous occasions won several prestigious accolades, most notably the AA Hotel Group of the Year 2007-08 and the National Customer Service Awards for Leisure and Tourism.

Westin Siray Bay marks hotel chains debut in Thailand

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

The first Westin resort in ThailandThe Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa Phuket opened its doors and welcomed its very first guests.

The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa Phuket offers weary travelers a sensory rich environment to relax and rejuvenate on stunning Siray Island on the east coast of Phuket. The entire resort overlooks picturesque Siray Bay and boasts a secluded beach and beautiful ocean views from every vantage point. A bridge connects Siray Island to Phuket Island and is an 8 minute drive from charming Phuket town, 45 minute drive from Phuket International Airport and a short boat ride from world renowned islands such as Phi Phi, James Bond, Similan and Maya Islands famous for their pristine beaches and abundant marine life. Located close by are Phuket’s major sights, shopping malls, entertainment and world class attractions.

“We are extremely proud to open the first Westin resort in Thailand and offer signature services and facilities combined with warm Thai hospitality to renew and recharge guests. Our goal is to provide an exclusive ocean side sanctuary so our guests that stay with us depart feeling better than when they arrived.” says Greg Findlay, General Manager of The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa Phuket.

The resort will offer 261 stylishly appointed guest rooms, suites and villas decorated with modern décor and stylish furnishings with a soothing feel. All rooms enjoy breathtaking ocean views and are lavishly appointed with open outdoor balconies to relax, Westin Heavenly Bed®, Heavenly Bath®, rain showers, flat screen LCD televisions, state of the art audio visual entertainment jacks, iPod docking stations, high speed broadband and wireless internet access throughout the resort. Select guestrooms, suites and villas feature their own private plunge pools and even rooftop relaxation areas overlooking Siray Bay.

London Luxury Hotel the Savoy to reopen on 10-10-10

Friday, June 25th, 2010

The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, will reopen its doors on Sunday, October 10, 2010 as one of London’s luxury hotels.  One of this year’s most eagerly anticipated openings, The Savoy has been undergoing the most ambitious restoration in British history.

The hotel closed in December 2007 for a restoration that encompasses the entire building from the iconic entrance and the American Bar to Savoy Grill and the 268 guestrooms and suites.

“We are very excited to reopen The Savoy”, comments Kiaran MacDonald, General Manager.  “It is fair to say that this project has not been without its challenges, but we are looking forward to unveiling the results of nearly three years of hard work and dedication.  We are very aware of the place that The Savoy holds in many people’s affections and we firmly believe that the hotel will exceed people’s expectations and reclaim its position as one of the world’s great hotels.”

The new interiors have been designed by world-renowned designer, Pierre Yves Rochon who has won acclaim for his work on other landmark hotels.  His plans have been realized by the general contractors, Chorus Group and architects, Reardon Smith.  Chorus have overseen a team of over 1000 craftsmen and women, artists and artisans who have worked tirelessly to create interiors that are in the spirit of the hotel’s two main design aesthetics, Edwardian and Art Deco.

“This has been a once in a lifetime project to work on,” says Tony Dowle, Director of Chorus’ parent company, Byrne Group.  “Everyone who has worked with us at The Savoy has taken great pride in restoring such an iconic property.  Their dedication and commitment has produced a hotel of uncompromising quality and we hope that the hotel’s guests will continue to enjoy our work for years to come.” 

The Savoy’s reopening will reveal a number of notable highlights including the complete remodel of the legendary River Restaurant, the addition of a luxurious new two bedroom Royal Suite and the re-launch of 38 River Suites and Guestrooms with stunning views over the River Thames.

New to the hotel will be The Beaufort Bar, a glamorous art deco bar that will offer champagne, cocktails and cabaret and Savoy Tea, a bijou teashop selling Savoy tea, accessories and fresh patisserie.  Within the Thames Foyer, the re-introduction of a stunning winter garden gazebo beneath an ornate glass dome will provide the perfect ambience for afternoon tea.  In addition, the Savoy Grill will return again under the operation of Gordon Ramsay Holdings with Chef Patron, Stuart Gillies and Head Chef, Andy Cook.  For those who wish to continue their fitness regime on the road, there will be a contemporary, glass enclosed fitness gallery and rooftop swimming pool – one of the few in the city.
 
Room rates at The Savoy will start from around GBP 350 per room per night and reservations will open on 10th August 2010.

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Opens in Southern California

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

A true California retreat, designed in the Spanish colonial style, Park Hyatt Aviara is set off by palm trees, expansive gardens, rolling hills, and views of the Pacific Coast. First opened in 1997, the resort spans 205 acres set on the northern shore of the Batiquitos Lagoon, which is one of California’s most precious, untouched wetlands with more than 130 species of birds and 24 varieties of flowering plants.

“We are thrilled to be managing one of California’s most beautiful resorts,” said Chuck Floyd, chief operating officer, North America, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “Park Hyatt Aviara Resort will be a wonderful addition to our luxury Park Hyatt portfolio and Hyatt Resort properties worldwide.”

Four restaurants, ranging from a poolside café, an airy bistro, a contemporary steakhouse, and an elegant dining room serving a regional Italian menu offer guests exceptional cuisine. All guestrooms are beautifully appointed and feature a marble bathroom with a commodious bathtub. Of the 329 rooms, 44 are suites and all rooms have a private balcony or a landscaped terrace.

The resort is perfectly situated for active and leisurely retreats, as well as social mingling. A signature spa is 15,000 square feet and includes 20 treatment rooms and fitness center. A year-round destination for golf and tennis, the resort boasts an 18-hole championship golf course ranked as one of the top courses on the West Coast. The course, designed by Arnold Palmer, features exceptional practice facilities and a two-story Spanish colonial clubhouse. Club-fitting and instruction are offered at the acclaimed Kip Puterbaugh Aviara Golf Academy and TaylorMade Performance Lab. The six tennis courts, managed by Peter Burwash International, include two clay courts and four hard courts. There are 78,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.

“The resort’s outstanding natural beauty is a rare find, and the property comes with many traditions that are already beloved,” said Mark Stiebeling, general manager, Park Hyatt Aviara. “We are excited to bring these strengths into the next era, with this opening at the beginning of the summer season.”

Park Hyatt Aviara also features a Beach Butler who provides complimentary transportation to the beach (a 10-minute trip) and all the necessary amenities: chairs, beach umbrella, towels and blankets. The Beach Butler can also recommend locations and contacts for kayaking, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing and other aquatic activities, and bring along ingredients for a morning coffee or afternoon picnic. For those guests choosing to remain on property, an arcade game room features traditional billiards, foosball, ping pong tables, video games, air hockey and more. An expansive recreation center features open space for sports activities including sand volleyball, lawn bowling, horseshoes, croquet and half-court basketball.

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort and Spa joins the culturally authentic collection of Hyatt Resorts worldwide where instinctive architecture blends seamlessly with nature, where locally grown ingredients enhance traditional spa treatments and where gourmet regional cuisine excites the palate. From romantic getaways to family vacations, the exceptional service and world-class amenities at Hyatt Resorts offer something for everyone. There are 46 Hyatt Resorts worldwide offering signature programs such as Camp Hyatt, Hyatt Pure spas, as well as cultural and sporting activities. Recent Hyatt Resorts openings include Park Hyatt Jeddah Marina, Club and Spa in Saudi Arabia, Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort and Spa in South Africa, Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa in Clearwater, Fla., and Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa and Mariana in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort joins a growing portfolio of luxurious Park Hyatt properties around the world, including Park Hyatt Tokyo, Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme, and Palacio Duhau- Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, and three other Park Hyatt properties in Beaver Creek, Colo., Washington D.C. and Chicago. Park Hyatt hotels and resorts are known for their rich local culture, elegant sense of design, and outstanding culinary programs. Many properties showcase their own collection of blue-chip contemporary art.

THE ROMANOS, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT, DEBUTS IN COSTA NAVARINO, GREECE

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Starwood Hotels and Resorts announces the opening of The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort in Costa Navarino, Greece. Located amidst lush olive groves in the Messinia region on Greece’s southwest Peloponnese coast, the sumptuous Romanos Resort is the first hotel to open in the new luxury destination of Costa Navarino. The Romanos will be part of a 130-hectare, mixed-use beachfront development called Navarino Dunes, the first of four major developments in Costa Navarino. Navarino Dunes will include the first signature golf course in Greece designed by Bernhard Langer in cooperation with European Golf Design, a 4,000 square metre spa, various restaurants, lounge areas, retail and entertainment options offering families, global travellers and meeting and incentive groups alike, escape and indulgence on the magnificent Mediterranean coast.

The Romanos joins The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, a glittering ensemble of more than 70 of the finest hotels and resorts across the globe. The award-winning hotels that make up The Luxury Collection include Hotel Danieli, Venice; Grande Bretagne, Athens; Marques de Riscal, Elciego, Spain; The Laguna Resort, Nusa Dua, Bali; Patios de Cafayate, Argentina; SLS at Beverly Hills; and The Phoenician, Scottsdale.

“The Luxury Collection is a portal to the world’s most enriching and desirable destinations, where nothing less than an exceptional level of service, perfect location and indigenous personal offerings will do,” said Paul James, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection and St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. “The Romanos adds yet another jewel to The Luxury Collection’s Greek portfolio for global explorers to enjoy.”

Set in stunning landscaped gardens with an array of indigenous trees and plants, The Romanos features 321 luxurious rooms and suites, including 121 with individual infinity pools. Almost all rooms offer spacious furnished terraces with beautiful views of the Mediterranean. Guests staying in the suites will enjoy access to the resort’s Butler Service.

For the ultimate in opulence, the resort’s 660 square metre beachfront Royal Villa Koroni features a private infinity pool, a secluded barbeque area, a spa treatment suite with steam room, private fitness facilities and an elevator. Guests of the Royal Villa Koroni will also benefit from a 24-hour dedicated Butler Service.

The Romanos Resort offers an array of culinary delights, including a destination restaurant featuring ethnic and indigenous cuisine based on local organic ingredients, a Greek restaurant complete with a well-stocked wine cellar, extensive lounge areas and a lobby bar. The resort will also have outdoor areas for grilling offering a serene, romantic and casual mood for outdoor dining.

Roeland Vos, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East (EAME) comments: “We are delighted to have partnered with TEMES S.A. to create a new luxury destination at Costa Navarino. Our long-standing partnership, combined with the strength of The Luxury Collection brand, will put Costa Navarino on the map as the Mediterranean’s newest destination for global explorers.  The opening of this magnificent resort also further underlines Starwood’s market leading position in the region, operating a total of nine luxury hotels and resorts in Greece.”

Costa Navarino has put a strong emphasis on environmental responsibility. All of the properties being developed in the destination must meet strict environmental standards in order to protect the idyllic landscape for future generations. In addition, Costa Navarino boasts two pioneering environmental developments, the Navarino Environmental Observatory, which will be dedicated to the study of climate change and its impact on the natural environment in the Mediterranean region and the Navarino Natura Hall (opening in 2011), a nature-focused interactive exhibition centre developed to raise awareness of environmental issues.

Achilles Constantakopoulos, Managing Director of TEMES said:

“Costa Navarino is an environmentally sustainable destination, developed in harmony with the natural surroundings as well as the local history, culture and traditions. The resort offers travellers high-end amenities coupled with authentic experiences in one of the most breathtaking seaside landscapes in the Mediterranean. We strongly believe that Costa Navarino will set a new quality standard for Greek tourism.”

Navarino Dunes will also be home to Greece’s first signature golf course, “The Dunes Course”, designed by former US Masters Champion and Ryder Cup captain, Bernhard Langer in association with European Golf Design. Managed by Troon Golf, this 18-hole championship golf course will have a fully-equipped 3,500 square metre clubhouse. Troon will also manage a second golf course, called “The Bay Course”, designed by the award-winning international golf course architectural firm, Robert Trent Jones II. The Bay Course is set to be completed later this year and will be available for play from spring 2011.

Adventure seekers have plenty to enjoy with the resort offering a mountain biking, nordic walking, hiking and racquet sports, as well as many water-related sports and recreational activities. Indoor activities available include Ten Pin bowling, squash and basketball as well as extensive areas for meditation and workout classes. For a truly authentic experience, guests are encouraged to discover the beauty and culture of Messinia and engage in traditional activities ranging from fishing to the art of olive-oil and wine-making.

For those looking for rest and relaxation, Navarino Dune’s 4,000 square metre “Anazoe” Spa, features a brand new concept in wellness which combines ancient Greek medicine and philosophy with modern scientific treatments and utilises the area’s unique natural products and revitalising ingredients. Treatments include kinisiotherapy, floating pools, an extensive range of light therapies, ice-grotto rooms, herbal saunas and unique Oleotherapy® treatments originating at Nestor’s Palace, dating back to Homeric times. Guests of the resort will have access to a Health and Fitness Centre with a heated indoor pool, indoor Jacuzzi, steam room and fitness facilities, as well as the resort’s spectacular outdoor pool complex.

The ideal venue for meetings and events, The Romanos will offer access to the multi-functional and highly versatile conference centre, “The House of Events”. This dedicated space extends over more than 5,000 square metres and can accommodate up to 2,000 guests. The ultra-modern meeting and event space includes a grand ballroom, 11 meeting rooms, a large exhibition area as well as 3 atriums with a spacious adjacent outdoor event space. The resort is easily accessible for international travellers, located about 50 kilometres from Kalamata International Airport and within driving distance of Athens and the port of Patras.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts currently operates eight luxury hotels and resorts in Greece under the company’s Luxury Collection, Westin and Sheraton brands. These include the Arion Resort & Spa, Astir Palace, the Hotel Grande Bretagne and The Westin Athens Astir Palace Beach Resort in Athens, Mystique and Vedema Resorts in Santorini, Blue Palace Resort & Spa on the island of Crete, the newly opened Sheraton Resort in Rhodes and Santa Marina Resort & Villas in Mykonos.

World’s first Armani Hotel opens in Dubai

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Exclusively housed in the distinctive Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, the Armani Hotel Dubai is the
first of a series of hotels, resorts and residences designed by Giorgio Armani to be opened around the globe
and marks fashion maestro Giorgio Armani’s debut in to the world of hospitality. Defined by its unique
location, highest standards of aesthetics and service excellence, the Armani Hotel Dubai is the most exclusive destination in the city.

Every aspect of the hotel has been designed by Giorgio Armani. He said: “It has long been my dream to have a hotel in which I myself would like to stay and entertain family and friends, where the Armani aesthetic is combined with Italian-style warmth and hospitality. I am thrilled to open the doors of Armani Hotel Dubai and invite my guests in to experience my world.”

Mohamed Alabbar said: “Armani Hotel Dubai is a celebration of superior aesthetics and world-class project development competencies. It will be a referral point for luxury hospitality projects and brings global attention to Dubai and Burj Khalifa. This project required extraordinary attention to detail and a commitment to luxury, perfection and excellence. Our guests will experience the passion that has gone into its development across every touch point.”

The opening of the Armani Hotel in Dubai will be followed by the launch of the Armani Hotel Milano. Other
properties underway include the first Armani Resort, planned for Marrakech, and the first Armani Residences
villas, for Marassi in Egypt. Further Armani hotels, resorts and residences will open subsequently in key
international destinations such as New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and London.

The hotel restaurants offer cuisines from Japanese, Indian Mediterranean and fine-dining Italian. Leisure options include the world’s first in-hotel Armani/SPA; Armani/Galleria a haute couture boutique; Armani/Dolci, a luxurious confectionary; and Armani/Fiori, a floral boutique.

Complementing the hotel and located on levels 9 to 16 of Burj Khalifa are Armani Residences, featuring 144 luxurious private residences. A collaboration between Giorgio Armani S.p.A. and Emaar Properties, Armani Hotel Dubai is the first in a collection of hotels, resorts and residences to be unveiled in international destinations.

Morgans opens another boutique… the Ames hotel in Boston

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

amesMorgans Hotel Group have added another superb boutique hotel to their collection. The Ames Hotel in Boston follows the usual exceptional standards that Morgans Hotels are famous for. The Romanesque-Byzantine building has been transformed into a 114-room luxury hotel and exudes luxury in every detail.

The hotel was designed by noted architect David Rockwell and is owned by Normandy Real Estate Partners, also owners of Boston’s John Hancock Tower.

The design team preserved original fixtures such as the marble-and-brass staircase and the lobby mosaic. The exterior also was preserved.