Issue 2532 - 17 September, 2020

    Indigo for Exeter

    A shuttered department store in Exeter, UK will be converted to create an Indigo branded hotel. IHG has signed a franchise with landlord and developer Prydis, reports Radio Exe. The developer bought the building in February, and aims to complete conversion by the end of 2021. As well as the hotel, the renovation will include [...]

    Jo&Joe heads to Colombia

    Accor has signed to launch its Jo&Joe brand in Colombia. Construction on the 198 bed project has just started in Medellin, with an expected opening date of 2022. Jo&Joe is actively seeking other Colombian sites, in locations including Bogota, Santa Marta, Palomino, Villa de Leyva and San Andrés.The brand has a pipeline of sites in [...]

    Four Seasons adds Sicily

    Four Seasons is to manage the San Domenico Palace hotel in Taormina, Italy. The 111 room property is currently undergoing renovation ahead of relaunch. The historic building includes elements from a 15th century monastery originally on the site. The hotel will run in partnership with investor Gruppo Statuto, which owns the Four Seasons in Milan. [...]

    APG backs City ID

    Dutch investor APG has teamed up with Aware Super to invest EUR500m in aparthotel brand City ID. Expansion will take the Dutch brand into major European cities. APG acquired a stake in City ID in 2019, and the company currently has three sites in Amsterdam. City ID is seeking conversions or new developments, and will [...]