Issue 2574 - 16 November, 2020

    LXR for Seychelles

    Hilton has signed to add its LXR brand in the Seychelles. It will link with Mango House, a 41 room resort on the island of Mahe, opening in spring 2021. The property was originally built as a family home by Italian photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri, and has been developed to create a luxury resort. It [...]

    Sunset rises in Bodrum

    UAE-based Sunset Hospitality Group has launched a new brand, METT. It will open the first hotel in Bodrum, Turkey in spring 2021, and has a further seven sites in the pipeline. Sunset already operates a range of beach clubs, food and beverage outlets in the UAE, having been established in 2011. Lifestyle brand METT will [...]

    Tryp heads to NZ

    Wyndham has signed to launch its Tryp brand in New Zealand. It will brand hotels under development by Safari Group in Queenstown and Wellington. The 76 room Wellington property will open in March 2022, with the 212 room Queenstown hotel following in 2023. Safari and Wyndham are already collaborating on three Ramada hotels, and the [...]

    Accor Djibouti launch

    Accor has signed to open three hotels in Djibouti, as it expands its presence in sub-Saharan Africa. A Novotel, MGallery and Pullman Living are all planned. The Novotel will be a reflag the existing Les Accacias hotel, which will be extended to 110 rooms for a 2022 opening. The MGallery will also open in 2022, [...]