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St Giles Hotels to Be First UK Hotel Brand to Operate in Cuba

20th April 2017

Gran Caribe, one of Cuba's foremost hotel groups operating four and five star properties on the Caribbean island, has accepted St Giles Hotels' bid to renovate and manage the Hotel Deauville, located in the heart of Havana. This makes St Giles the


Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai Opens

11th April 2017

The 477-room Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai has debuted in the United Arab Emirates. The resort, which features a glass cube entrance that seems to float in front of the hotel, offers views of the ocean as well as the Dubai Marina.   Among


Miami's Surf Club Reborn as a Four Seasons Hotel

7th April 2017

Florida's fourth Four Seasons hotel has opened on the site of an historic Miami social club that catered to A-list celebrities and socialites. The Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club is in Surfside, FL, just north of Miami Beach. Opened in 1930,The


Palace Hotel Debuts at Switzerland's Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne

5th April 2017

The 108-room Palace Hotel has opened at the at the Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne in central Switzerland. The hotel is the first meetings property to debut at the resort. Among the Palace's offerings are a French restaurant, a lounge and


Meliá Calvia Beach Convention Centre

4th April 2017

The Meliá Calvia Beach Hotel will be re-opening its doors in late April with a new addition to its infrastructure: a modern convention centre with seating for up to 500 people, in a building just 20 metres from the hotel. These new facilities simply


NYX Hotels now also in Prague

31st March 2017

After launching the first European NYX Hotel in Milan, NYX Prague opened its doors in mid-March. With 91 rooms & suites the hotel is just a short distance away from the famous Wenceslas Square. Featuring a unique concept and warm atmosphere, the NYX


Hotel Eden Reopens In Rome

30th March 2017

Hotel Eden, part of the Dorchester Collection, reopens in Rome April 1, 2017 following an extensive 18-month restoration.  Located in the heart of the old city of Rome, a short stroll from the legendary Spanish Steps and picturesque


W Hotels Makes Indian Debut in Goa

29th March 2017

W Hotels Worldwide has opened a new hotel - its 50th hotel worldwide and its first hotel in India - in the beach destination of Goa, India, parent Marriott International have announced. Known as a go-to getaway for Bollywood celebrities, Goa is located


Vietnam's second JW Marriott Hotel opens

27th March 2017

JW Marriott have just opened their second hotel in Vietnam. Located on Vietnam's largest island Phu Quoc, this brand new hotel - The JW Marriott Phu Quoc, Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, has 244 bedrooms on site with a range of restaurants, bars and a spa


Meliá Announces April Opening for Spain's New Palma Convention Centre

24th March 2017

Spanish hotelier Meliá Hotels International will open what it's calling "the best convention centre in the Mediterranean" on April 1 in the Balearic Islands, the company announced yesterday. Located adjacent to the 268-room Meliá Palma Bay


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