Standard International CEO Amar Lalvani talks to BHN about the challenges of opening in locations as diverse as London and the Maldives. Filmed at Sleep + Eat 2019 in London.
Worldwide: Independent lifestyle hotel brand The Standard has revealed 14 global openings, which would almost triple the group’s portfolio size over the next five years.
UK: Hospitality management company Kinsfolk & Co, headquartered in London, has launched to deliver “enhanced performance through triple bottom line priorities” for hotels.
Ireland: US group Standard Hotels has signed a management agreement with developer Ballymore for a Dublin hotel at Connolly Quarter, slated to open in 2025. The Dublin hotel will offer 200 rooms at Dublin Arch (formerly Connolly Quarter) – a mixed-use business and residential development led by Ballymore. When complete
UK: New York-based hospitality company Sydell Group will open NoMad London on May 25 2021. The Sydell Group, founded by Andrew Zobler, has now opened two properties in London – the other being The Ned. In order to launch NoMad London, the group partnered with Doha based investment firm BTC.
These 12 women not only hold senior roles in the hospitality industry, but also consistently dedicate themselves to gender diversity in accommodation. These female leaders continue to challenge and expand the boundaries of their fields, and their contributions will pave the way in developing the future of hospitality and female
US: The hotel on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, the first location that hotelier Andre Balazs opened under The Standard Hotels brand, has closed its doors “indefinitely”. The Standard, Hollywood first opened in 1998. Over the years, parent company Standard International grew to operate six boutique hotels across Los Angeles,
US: Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, has announced that wearing face masks will become a brand standard for guests staying in Marriott hotels “no matter the jurisdiction”. In a video message, Sorenson announced that Marriott is joining the American Hotel & Lodging Association in revealing a new industry checklist
As airlines, hotels and restaurants try to figure out what the ‘new’ or ‘next’ normal will look like, they will also have to consider who pays for any new cleaning and hygiene standards. Budget airline Ryanair has already pushed back on the notion of taking out the middle seats, saying that
In She Shines, Dina Soliman of BrandFull talks with some of the great minds and personalities that are shaping the world of hospitality today and in the future. We will zoom in, share their insight and celebrate their success stories. What we promise is that they will all be varied,