Issue 2563 - 30 October, 2020

    Langham adds Venice

    Langham Hospitality Group has signed to open a hotel in Venice, Italy. Conversion of the former Casino Mocenigo on the island of Murano will create a 138 room hotel, due to open in 2023. The lagoonside property will include a rooftop bar, and cookery school. Langham’s pipeline includes hotels and residences in Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, [...]

    Big brands lead

    Marriott, Hilton and IHG are maintaining their lead in US hotel development, between them accounting for 66% of the country’s rooms pipeline. Home2 Suites and Holiday Inn have the largest brand pipelines, reports Lodging Econometrics. Marriott had 1,390 projects in the pipeline at the end of September 2020, ahead of Hilton’s 1,351. In the third [...]

    Phuket double

    IHG has signed to open a Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express in Kata Beach, Thailand. Opening in 2022, the pair will operate under a management agreement with KW Group. The 134 and 135 room properties will be part of the Beach Plaza Phuket mixed-use development. IHG currently has 19 Holiday Inn family hotels open [...]

    Tapestry signs Porto

    Hilton has signed its first Portuguese hotel to its Tapestry Collection. The 77 room Sé Catedral Hotel Porto will open in summer 2021. The property, owned by Referência Arrojada SA, a subsidiary of Mercan Group, will operate under a franchise agreement. Tapestry is looking for further conversion opportunities, with planned European openings in Paris and [...]