Today's Hotel Development News Today's Hotel Development News from Hotel News Resource en-us Hotel News Resource NOVUM Hotel Group to Develop Holiday Inn Vienna – South Hotel The hotel project will involve the partial conversion of an existing office building: the hotel lobby will be connected with the neighbouring shopping center on the ground floor; the hotel rooms will be located on floors 8 to 21; and the other areas – in total six floors – will be equipped as modern offices. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:19:37 EST The Williamsburg Lodge Joins Autograph Collection Comprised of seven distinct buildings, the Williamsburg Lodge features include 323 guestrooms with modern amenities and furnishings inspired by the collections of Colonial Williamsburg's celebrated Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:12:39 EST Hard Rock Hotel Papagayo to Open 2019 in Costa Rica Hard Rock, in collaboration with Sunwing Travel Group, is set to open Costa Rica's first Hard Rock Hotel by early 2019. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:27:14 EST Canopy by Hilton San Antonio River Walk Hotel Announced for 2018 Canopy by Hilton in a joint development between Crockett Urban Ventures and Merritt Development Group, announced today plans to develop Canopy by Hilton San Antonio River Walk. The hotel will be managed by White Lodging Services. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:06:58 EST La Quinta Holdings To Separate Into Two Stand-Alone Publicly Traded Companies La Quinta Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LQ) today announced that the Company is pursuing the separation of its businesses into two stand-alone publicly traded companies, which could involve spinning off our owned real estate assets as a separate company. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:25:17 EST Huff, Niehaus Closes Sale of the Comfort Inn, Nashville, Indiana Brandt Niehaus, president of Huff, Niehaus & Associates, Inc., brokered the sale of the Comfort Inn located in Nashville, Indiana. The 55 room hotel sold for $2.5 million and will be converted to a Quality Inn & Suites in April. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:12:14 EST Riu Plaza Hotel Announced for Madrid's Iconic 'Edificio España' RIU Hotels & Resorts has signed a strategic partnership with the Baraka business group to take part in the ownership and renovation of the emblematic Edificio España on Madrid's Plaza de España, to open a hotel of the Riu Plaza line. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:55:52 EST DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Okinawa Chatan to Open 2018 in Japan Hilton (NYSE: HLT) and DoubleTree by Hilton last week announced the signing of a management agreement with Chatan Hotel Management Corporation, a subsidiary of Orix Real Estate Corporation, to manage DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Okinawa Chatan. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:10:07 EST Hyatt Acquires Wellness Company Miraval Group The acquisition includes an initial investment of $215 million for the Miraval brand and the resorts in Tucson and Austin. Hyatt expects to invest an additional $160 million over the next two to three years to fund the expansion of the Tucson resort, the redevelopment of the Austin resort and the acquisition and redevelopment of the Lenox resort. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:37:57 EST W Budapest Hotel Announced for 2020 W Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced an agreement with QPR Properties Kft, part of Constellation Hotels Holding Ltd., to debut the W Hotels brand in Hungary with the opening of W Budapest. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:41:52 EST Anantara Zanzibar Resort to Open in 2020 Occupying in excess of 1,000 hectares of prime Indian Ocean coastline in the north east of Zanzibar, Zanzibar Amber Resort is an integrated project which is currently under development blending contemporary lifestyle aspirations with premium hospitality and world-class facilities. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:32:00 EST Aloft Dublin City Hotel Announced for 2018 Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced plans to launch its Aloft Hotels brand in Ireland through a franchise agreement with Blackpitts Hospitality Limited. Slated to open in the spring of 2018, Aloft Dublin City will mark the brand's debut in the Irish capital. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:32:58 EST Kimpton De Witt Hotel to Open This Spring in Amsterdam InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced Mike Robinson as General Manager of the upcoming Kimpton De Witt, set to open in Spring 2017 as the first Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant (Kimpton) outside of the Americas. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:24:16 EST Excellence Oyster Bay Resourt Annunced for Montego Bay, Jamaica Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts announced their newest venture in Montego Bay, Jamaica. With plans to break ground within the next months, the all-inclusive luxury resort will open its doors to guests in the first half of 2018. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:56:01 EST New Hyatt Centric Hotel Announced for Downtown Fort Lauderdale Destined to become the tallest building in Fort Lauderdale at 499 feet, the 100 Las Olas building will be home to a full-service Hyatt Centric hotel with 238 guest rooms, a lobby-level restaurant and bar with indoor and outdoor seating, 121 luxury condominium residences beginning on the 16th level, plus an additional 8,500 square feet of select retail and dining space with outdoor seating on the first level. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:37:38 EST IHG Breaks Ground on Two New-Build Staybridge Suites Hotels in Guanajuato, Mexico InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) last week announces the groundbreaking on two new-build 120-room Staybridge Suites hotels in the Mexican cities of Irapuato and Silao. Both properties will be operated by Grupo Presidente, one of IHG's long-term partners in Mexico. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:53:31 EST Louvre Hotels Group Buys Majority Stake in India's Sarovar Hotels The European hotel group continues to rollout its international expansion plans with this, its first investment of size in the Indian subcontinent. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:36:21 EST China Has Opened the World's First Hotel with Its Own Private Ocean - Business Insider Every 32 hours, the 512-room resort pumps 10 million gallons of water from the surrounding South China Sea into its own private ocean so guests can kayak, paddle board, and even sail without ever having to leave the grounds. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:21:04 EST Hilton Signs Nine Hotels in Mexico These newly announced properties contribute nearly 1,200 rooms to the hotel company’s pipeline and will join the portfolio of more than 45 existing hotels in Mexico. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:24:06 EST Hersha Hospitality Sells Two Suburban Washington, DC Hotels for $62.0 Million Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE: HT) announced the Company closed on the sale of the 203-room Courtyard by Marriott in Alexandria, VA, and the 120-room Residence Inn in Greenbelt, MD for $62.0 million. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST