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W Hotel, Amsterdam set to open in September


This September, W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, will unveil its Dutch debut with the highly anticipated W Amsterdam. The arrival of this contemporary design-led lifestyle brand is set to re-energize the Dutch capital with its innovative design, signature services and diverse beverage and food offerings.


Let the elevator lift you up to the rooftop for a check-in experience unlike any other. For visitors looking to stay and play, the 238 stylish guest rooms – including 21 suites, two WOW suites and two lavish Extreme WOW suites – the brand’s take on the Presidential suite, are the ultimate in stylish relaxation. Guests will be able to enter their rooms using SPG Keyless, the hospitality industry’s first keyless entry system allowing guests to use their smartphone or Apple watch as a room key.


W Amsterdam will open its doors to global and local trendsetters on September 21, 2015 and the W Insider, a signature role at all W Hotels that connects the destination’s tastemakers and worldly jet-setters, will be ready to provide guests with insider access to the hottest venues and experiences in the Dutch capital.


Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 18:51

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Trump Hotel Collection to open resort in Bali


Trump Hotel Collection has reached an agreement with MNC Group, an Indonesian investment group, to manage a six-star luxury resort and residential development in Asia.


Situated in Bali, atop the southwest coast and set against the Indian Ocean and renowned Tanah Lot temple, this development will be Trump Hotel Collection's first resort in Asia.


With a portfolio of 14 award-winning hotels, the rapidly expanding luxury brand is opening four hotels in 2016 alone in major cities such as Washington D.C., Rio de Janeiro, Vancouver and Baku.


“As we continue to strategically grow the Trump Hotel Collection, we seek only the world’s most desirable destinations. Bali is consistently voted as one of the world’s best islands and is one of the best resort and residential destinations globally,” said Donald Trump Jr., executive vice president of development and acquisitions of The Trump Organization. “This is an exciting time for Trump Hotels and we are honored to announce our expansion into Asia and bring to market an extraordinary luxury property.”


Last Updated on Sunday, 23 August 2015 17:40

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Dusit enters Bhutan


The leading Asian hospitality group, Dusit International, has announced its expansion to the Kingdom of Bhutan. The company will bring its contemporary dusitD2 brand to the Kingdom’s capital city of Thimphu, as well as to scenic Punakha.


The first of these projects, the dusitD2 Thimphu, will launch in 2017. It will be the city’s largest hotel with 83 guest rooms and suites. Featuring modern architecture highlighting local Bhutanese design elements, the boutique hotel will be located in the city centre, just an hour’s drive from Paro International Airport by car. It will offer guests and local residents an international restaurant, spa, gym and a nightclub set to become a new hub of the city’s growing social scene.


In 2019, the dusitD2 Punakha will come on board. Located approximately 3 hours by car from Thimphu, the hotel will offer stunning river and mountain views from each of its 53 guest rooms and suites. In addition to an international all-day dining restaurant, the hotel will also offer guests an outdoor pool to complement its spa and wellness facilities.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015 17:23

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Flora Al Barsha Hotel opens


Flora Hospitality, a group operating hotels in Dubai and India, has announced the opening of Flora Al Barsha Hotel near the Mall of the Emirates. Flora Al Barsha Dubai is a four star property located in the heart of Dubai's business and leisure district in Al Barsha, dedicated to provide quality guest services while minimizing their impact on the environment.


The Al Barsha hotel is the newest addition to Flora’s Dubai portfolio, which comprises eight hotels and hotel apartments.

The new four-star property, located on Sheikh Zayed Road has 186 rooms.


V.A. Hussein, chairman & CEO of Flora Hospitality, said of the opening: "We are delighted to announce the opening of our latest Flora Hospitality four-star Hotel as part of our extensive expansion plan across the UAE, and we look forward to welcoming our valued guests who have been anticipating the unveiling of the new Flora Al Barsha Hotel”.


Flora Al Barsha Hotel offers 186 fully serviced and spacious guest rooms, designed to pamper you with comfort and meet your everyday needs. The guest rooms, with soothing warm colors, contemporary furnishings and lighting, as well as modern interiors, are designed to provide you with an exclusive luxury experience and meet the highest expectations of travelers. 


Centrally located, Flora Al Barsha gives easy access to Dubai’s premier lifestyle destinations, such as the famous Mall of the Emirates and Ski Dubai.


To book, click here.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2015 17:15

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First-ever Marriott Hotel in Makkah opens


Marriott International, Inc. has announced the opening of the Makkah Marriott Hotel, the company’s first flagship brand in the holy city.


The arabesque themed 426-room property sits on the hill top of Makkah, providing guests with exquisite views of the Holy City and Haram. With the opening of the company’s flagship Marriott Hotels brand in Makkah, Muslim pilgrims will now have a property that easily resonates with their needs of a futuristic, comfortable and convenient place to stay while undertaking one of the most important journeys in their lives.


The property boasts spacious rooms, with its regular rooms larger than other hotels in the Holy City. All are adequately furnished with modern conveniences and serviced by some of the most professionally-trained hotel staff anywhere in the world. From the hotel, guests can comfortably travel to Haram via a shuttle service that runs several times during the day.


The Makkah Marriott Hotel also lives up to the brand’s goal of reimagining the future of travel for the next generation of travelers, who blend work and play, demand style and substance, and require technology to stay connected. Signature features at the newly opened property include the Greatroom lobby and mobile check-in and check-out facility.


The reimagined Greatroom is part of Marriott Hotels brand initiative to transform lobbies from a formal living room into a local destination where guests spend time, by themselves or with people that matter, to relax and socialize.



“It’s very fitting that our flagship brand, Marriott Hotels is seeing a rapid expansion in the Kingdom.  The opening of a Marriott Hotel in Makkah is part of our commitment to fill a growing gap in the religious tourism sector in the region, which experts estimate will exponentially increase as the population of the Islamic faith grows. We are privileged to have opened our first-ever Marriott Hotel in this Holy City to serve millions of global pilgrims over the years to come,” said Alex Kyriakidis, President, Middle East & Africa of Marriott International.


The company’s commitment to the Kingdom is deep-rooted with its 35-year old legacy in the region.  Marriott International began its first operations in the Middle East region with the opening of the 411-room Riyadh Marriott Hotel in Saudi Arabia in 1980. In addition to help boosting religious tourism in the Kingdom with this milestone opening, Marriott International has set its sights on further strengthening its presence in the country with 19 new Saudi properties in the project pipeline.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 14:08

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W Hotel’s $25mil redesign


In a town known for makeovers, the W Beverly Hills has recently completed a $25 million redesign and renovation that spans all guest rooms, a brand new Living Room, and pool.


Nestled on the border of Beverly Hills, W Los Angeles - West Beverly Hills radiates what's new/next in the city of angels. Here urban energy collides with a glamorous tranquil escape. Be a part of their journey as they introduce what is new/next in W Design. Arrive at the unsuspecting hideaway and be greeted with the sound of water from the entry steps up into the oasis of their newly restyled Living Room. Unwind in the latest style of their guest suites and find bliss in the perfectly nestled retreat. Reconcile the fact that while you are only minutes away from anywhere you have to be… you are exactly where you want to be.



Guest rooms and corridors


Showcasing an oasis palate of blues, grays, whites, and hints of green, the theme of the guest rooms focus’ on the reflections of the local scene and urban escape. Whether it’s the shading shadows of the looming palm trees cascading down Beverly Hills, or the vibrant lights of the city skyline revealing layers of the city’s architectural ingenuity, the hotel promises you will love and absorb the energy and edge of W Los Angeles - West Beverly Hills' design.





When it’s time to unwind, enjoy the hotel services by relaxing in Bliss Spa, taking a refreshing dip in their new outdoor pool, or an energizing workout in FIT gym.


Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2015 17:45

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