Almanac Hotels – new luxury chain

Almanac Hotels is destined to be a new luxury hospitality tastemaker recognized for developing iconic hotels in landmark locations that are rooted in rich histories. All of the properties are architecturally significant and located in the heart of each city where the cultural junction meets the urban landscape. This dynamic brand is inspired by locals yet…

25hours Hotel for Paris

Invesco Global real estate investment manager Invesco Real Estate will reposition the Terminus Nord Hotel (now a Mercure branded hotel) in Paris to the lifestyle brand 25hours. A 24-month refurbishment, including all 236 rooms as well as the restaurant and bar, will take place to reconfigure the property as the first 25hours branded hotel outside…

New on DNA Hotels: Pure Hotel, Flanders

Pure Hotel is a small design hotel located in the town of Diksmuide, West Flanders. The spacious (32-45m2) rooms are located in a cutting-edge annex situated at the rear of the hotel’s restaurant, which is set in a formal mansion. The minimalist interiors feature floor-to-ceiling windows and furniture from well-known designers. Room facilities include a…

New bedrooms at Negresco, Nice

Studio Marc Hertrich & Nicolas Adnet has designed seven new bedrooms for the Hotel Negresco in Nice, France. The hotel on the city’s Promenade des Anglais overlook the grounds of the Palais Massena. The pair employed primary color palettes for contrast, including rose red with golden yellow finishes, bright yellows and royal blue, and teals…

W Budapest opening 2020

W Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International, Inc. 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. Located on Andrassy Avenue (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) the hotel will be situated on the city’s most luxurious shopping…

RIU to operate hotel in 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. The hotel chain from Mallorca and Baraka have created a joint venture in which…

Hot new hotels: The Beekman, New York

Set in an architectural gem from 1883, and hailed for its iconic nine-story atrium and pyramidal skylight, The Beekman is a unique luxury lifestyle hotel located in New York’s downtown. Featuring vintage furnishings and oak floors, the chic rooms come with a smart TV, a USB charging port, a minibar (crafted from antique tables with…

ME by Meliá coming to Sitges

Meliá Hotels International announced the addition of a new hotel to the portfolio of exclusive resorts operated under its ME by Meliá brand. Located alongside the beach in Sitges and occupying what until now has been the Hotel Terramar, the new ME Sitges Terramar will be the first hotel for the brand on the Catalan coast…

New charmhotelsweb member: Relais Masseria Capasa, Apulia

Relais Masseria Capasa is a stunningly designed property situated in the Apulian countryside just outside Martano. It is set in a typical “masseria”, a fortified farm house from the 18th-century, which was complete renovated in 2013. The property can be rented on a weekly or monthly basis, and extra services such as cleaning, breakfast and…

Raffles Beijing Hotel rebranded Beijing Hotel NUO

On 1st December, Luxury Brand NUO, managed under Key International Hotels Management Co., Ltd., added a second hotel to its portfolio with the rebranding of the Raffles Beijing Hotel. The landmark hotel which was opened in 1917 is one of the oldest Luxury hotels in China and has witnessed many historic events over the last…

Hotel Indigo for Brisbane

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Pointcorp, have signed a management agreement for a new build Hotel Indigo, to be located in Brisbane’s cultural and creative heartbeat – Fortitude Valley. The 140-room hotel on 458 Brunswick Street is the first Hotel Indigo signing for Australia and New Zealand and is due to open in 2020. Hotel…

Hot new ho(s)tels: Generator Rome

Perched on top of one of Rome’s seven hills, just a few minutes’ walk from the Termini train station is Generator Rome, a hip hybrid hostel/hotel concept. Generator offers a stylish decor with design pieces throughout. Both dorm rooms and individual rooms with private facilities are available. The café features wooden tables, exposed white brick walls…