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.
Moxy Hotels is coming soon to the arctic capital of Tromsø, Norway. Construction has begun and the hotel is expected to open its doors in 2023. The 200 rooms will be certified by BREEAM as a sustainable building and by Green Key for sustainable operations.
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Iconic 1961, mid-century style Essex Inn to rebrand into Le Méridien Essex Chicago
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts will begin rolling out a refreshed design identity this year with the renovation of six hotels in the U.S. and beyond. The new look for Marriott International‘s most global brand, which was first announced in 2018, draws inspiration from the brand’s roots as a community hub that promotes productivity and connectivity.