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Extended stay properties and serviced apartments expand their offerings to better accommodate remote workers.
W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott, makes its stylish and spirited Italian debut, with the opening of W Rome. The 162-room hotel, spanning two adjacent 19th century palazzos, is designed by Meyer Davis, juxtaposing the city’s traditional architecture and cultural heritage with a unique interpretation of Roman design in a way that is both captivating and glamorous.
Renowned interior designer Lorenzo Castillo ensured the next chapter of the building’s journey honored its Spanish heritage through stunning décor that reflects the hotel’s remarkable location in Madrid’s traditional aristocratic district of Chamberí. The historic building, with an intriguing past dating back to the 18th-century, served as the former residence of the Duke of Santo Mauro.
Oxford Capital Group, Chicago, announced the acquisition and planned full-scale interior renovation of the 453-key Westin Book Cadillac Detroit Hotel. Oxford and its partner Taconic Capital will work on a refresh of the guest rooms, public space, meeting rooms and ballrooms over the next 24 months.
LVMH, the Paris-based luxury goods conglomerate, has reportedly acquired for US$200 million the former 86-key Luxe hotel on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California, from owner Efram Harkham and family. That would put the deal at an astounding US$2.3 million per key. The 42,560-square-foot (4000m2) property additionally consists of three high-end retail storefronts. It is not yet clear what LVMH’s plans are for the space, especially considering it acquired in 2018 for US$245 million a property a block away on Rodeo Drive with plans to build a Cheval Blanc hotel.
The iconic hotel opened its doors in 1963 as the first major international hotel in Greece. A hub of the Athenian society, the 506-room luxury hotel will be turned into a Conrad Hotel with 280 rooms and 50 branded residences by Conrad and Waldorf Astoria. Both brands are also part of the Hilton family. The newly renovated hotel (at a cost of 130€M, and €145M for the property acquisition) is scheduled to reopen in 2024.
The world’s first fully net zero hotel in Chiswick, is now open. The green retreat offers a relaxed combination of home and hotel whilst encouraging guests to embrace a sustainable lifestyle. The pioneering new opening sets a new global industry standard for environmental responsibility in the fight against climate change and proves sustainability doesn’t mean sacrificing style, convenience, or comfort. At a time when reducing the impact of climate change is more important than ever, room2 Chiswick is an ideal destination for eco-conscious and responsible travellers looking for the ultimate stay in London.
Wasserturm Hotel Cologne, Curio Collection by Hilton has recently been revamped by Goddard Littlefair and is set in Europe’s tallest water tower.
Opening late 2022 the luxury Raffles London at The OWO hotel will house 120 rooms and suites, 85 branded residences, an extensive wellness space and 11 destination restaurants and bars, including a rooftop restaurant and bar with panoramic views across Whitehall, The Mall and on to Buckingham Palace. Some of the suites will be located in the building’s corner turrets, from which guests will enjoy views over Horse Guards and London’s St. James’s Park.