The Standard to debut in Ireland
Hotel

The Standard to debut in Ireland

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

NoMad Hotels opens first international location
Hotel

NoMad Hotels to open first international property in London

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. 

Hotel

The Standard, Hollywood closes after 22 years

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,

Industry

Marriott announces face masks as part of brand standards

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