Today's Hotel Development News Today's Hotel Development News from Hotel News Resource en-us Hotel News Resource New Construction Guidelines for Hotels Available In order to support architects and developers, the Quietroom Foundation, which oversees the Quiet Room® label, has published the Quiet Room® Guide for architects and developers. With the help of this guide, construction professionals can gain an understanding of the QR label, the certification requirements and the latest methods for acoustic insulation of hotel rooms. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:55:45 EST 533 Room JW Marriott Nashville to Open in 2018 Turnberry Associates today unveiled further plans for the new JW Marriott opening in downtown Nashville next year. Featuring a distinctive elliptical shape conceptualized by award-winning architecture firm, Arquitectonica, the impressive, 33-story property is poised to become one of the city's most iconic buildings. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:28:01 EST Holiday Inn Midtown NYC Goes Independent As The Watson Hotel Today, BD Hotels announced the rebrand of The Holiday Inn Midtown to The Watson Hotel. Located in Midtown West, the affordable high-rise hotel sits near a variety of famous New York attractions including Central Park, Times Square, Columbus Circle, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:43:02 EST Radisson RED Krakow Hotel to Open 2019 in Poland The newly built Radisson RED Krakow is expected to be completed by fall of 2019 and will feature 230 rooms, signature restaurant and bar concept, meeting space and 24/7 fitness center. The property will be an integral part of the development of the largest high-rise building in Krakow’s, Unity Centre. Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:38:40 EST The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana to Open in Cuba Kempinski announced that it will open its first hotel in Cuba in the second quarter of this year. The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana features 246 rooms and suites and is located within the historic Manzana de Gómez building in the heart of Old Havana - a UNESCO World Heritage site. Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:18:58 EST Mortenson Breaks Ground on New Hotel in Downtown Phoenix Mortenson is developing and building an 11-story, 210-key Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton at the intersection of N. 1st Street and E. Polk Street in Phoenix, immediately south of the downtown campus of Arizona State University (ASU). Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:57:52 EST Monarch Casino & Resort Breaks Ground on Casino Expansion and Hotel Tower in Black Hawk Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRI) broke ground yesterday on its hotel tower and casino expansion at Monarch Casino Black Hawk, the cornerstone project of the ongoing transformation of Monarch Casino Black Hawk into a full scale casino resort spa destination. Thu, 9 Feb 2017 09:32:57 EST WoodSpring Hotels Plans New Extended Stay Hotel Near Downtown Milwaukee WoodSpring Hotels announced today it has partnered with Macro Hospitality to build a WoodSpring Suites near Miller Park and downtown Milwaukee. The property, which will be located at 1101 S. 41st Street, West Milwaukee, Wis. Wed, 8 Feb 2017 09:46:44 EST Hotel JAL City Nagoya Nishiki Announced for 2019 Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd., announced today that it will open Hotel JAL City Nagoya Nishiki, the Okura Nikko Hotel’s first property in Nagoya, Japan. The company signed a contract with Enuwan LLC to operate and manage the hotel on January 31. Wed, 8 Feb 2017 09:29:52 EST Hotel Investment Banking and Mortgage Brokerage Firm Davis Hotel Capital Launches Principals Geoff Davis and Angelo Stambules today announced the formation of Davis Hotel Capital, a hotel investment banking and mortgage brokerage firm with a focus on hospitality real estate. Tue, 7 Feb 2017 09:00:08 EST Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown Hotel Announced for Mid 2018 Hilton (NYSE: HLT), Greystar Real Estate Partners, Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company and Whitman Peterson announced last week development plans for Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown. The projec has broken ground and is scheduled to open in summer 2018. Mon, 6 Feb 2017 11:38:54 EST Colliers International Hotels Q4 2016 INNvestment Canada (PDF Download) 2016 was an exceptionally strong year for Canadian hotel transaction activity and in many markets, a robust year for operating performance. Mon, 6 Feb 2017 11:34:29 EST Volvo Opens Boutique Hotel in the Swedish Mountains Launched in conjunction with Volvo Cars' all-weather premium estate, the V90 Cross Country, and part of a bigger campaign promoting work-life balance, the Swedish automaker has teamed up with Tablet Hotels to offer a one-of–a-kind experience in the snowy serenity of the Swedish mountains. Mon, 6 Feb 2017 11:06:44 EST Smartotels Launches Its Flagship Brand FORM Hotel in Dubai FORM's 143-key flagship property is being developed by Dubai Contracting Company (DCC), and designed by Paris-based global architectural firm, Architecture-Studio. The hotel is currently under construction and is planned to open in Q1 2018. Mon, 6 Feb 2017 10:55:33 EST DoubleTree by Hilton Increases UK Presence with 12 Hotels Opened in 12 Months £16M investment programme for eight conversions brings total to more than 30 DoubleTree by Hilton properties in the UK Mon, 6 Feb 2017 08:29:14 EST Courtyard by Marriott Fort Worth Historic Stockyards Hotel Sold for $18 Million Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE) today announced that it has closed on the previously announced acquisition of a 124-room Courtyard by Marriott® in Fort Worth, TX for a purchase price of $18 million, or approximately $145,000 per key. Fri, 3 Feb 2017 10:30:52 EST Hyatt Place Aruba Airport Announced For Late 2018 Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced that Hyatt has entered into a management agreement with Pelca Development V.B.A. for a Hyatt Place hotel within the Aruba Airport Business Center in Oranjestad, Aruba. The 116-room hotel will be the first Hyatt Place hotel in Aruba, adjacent to the Reina Beatrix International Airport (AUA). Fri, 3 Feb 2017 10:19:01 EST Hotel Deca in Seattle Sold for $55.0 Million LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) yesterday announced it has sold Hotel Deca in Seattle, Washington for $55.0 million to an affiliate of AJ Capital Partners. The Company acquired the hotel in December 2005 for $26.4 million. Thu, 2 Feb 2017 13:46:14 EST Hampton by Hilton Blackpool Hotel to Open in 2018 Hampton by Hilton to Debut in the U.K.’s Most Visited Seaside Destination Thu, 2 Feb 2017 13:17:45 EST New Castle Hotels & Resorts Renews First Franchise with Westin Hotels & Resorts New Castle Hotels and Resorts, which made history in 1996 when it became the first franchisee of Westin Hotels & Resorts, today announced that it has renewed the Westin franchise for another 20 years for The Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax. Wed, 1 Feb 2017 09:21:37 EST