UK: Hotel operator and lease provider AGO Hotels has opened the four-star Rove London Paddington Hotel, the group’s first city centre property in the UK capital.
USA: The 364-room Pendry Chicago, located in the Loop neighbourhood, has officially opened. Pendry Chicago includes a café, Venteux; a bar, Bar Pendry; The Billiard Gallery, and a rooftop bar debuting June 25, Château Carbide. There is also 13,000 square feet of meeting and event space and a fitness centre.
UK: trivago has released the results of its annual awards Hotel search website trivago has announced the winners of its annual trivago Awards, using over 175 million hotel reviews to determine the best-rated hotels in the UK. This year, awards were given in six different categories: 5-star, 4-star, 3-star, Alternative
China: Narada Hotels has announced the launch of its latest brand, Pagoda Hotels. China: Narada Hotels has announced the launch of its latest brand, Pagoda Hotels. Pagoda was launched at the 2nd China (Shanghai) Hotel Franchise Expo, where the hotel group showcased the brand’s concept model rooms. It is being
US: Virgin Hotels has opened its first property this week, a renovation project in the heart of Chicago’s Loop. US: Virgin Hotels has opened its first property this week, a renovation project in the heart of Chicago’s Loop. The 26-storey Virgin Hotels Chicago consists of 250 guests rooms, including 40
Worldwide: Lifestyle hospitality brands Generator and Freehand Hotels have named Ayo Akinsete as the company’s chief operating officer.
Benjamin Schmid, Apaleo co-founder and SVP product, explains why industry-agnostic tools and API-led platforms will “loom large on the hotel tech landscape”.
UK: Property management company ALTIDO, part of DoveVivo Group, has more than doubled its pop-up hotel inventory in Edinburgh this year.
Italy/Caribbean: An affiliate of private equity firm KSL Capital Partners has acquired a majority interest in the luxury hotel group Sereno Hotels.
UK: The “compact luxury” brand Z Hotels has secured a £15 million loan from OakNorth Bank to refinance an existing loan and construct new rooms at Z Piccadilly.