Best Western relaunches Vīb brand
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Best Western relaunches Vīb brand

US: Best Western Hotels & Resorts has relaunched its urban, upscale boutique brand Vīb, with the debut of a new prototype in Tempe, Arizona.

The Peninsula Istanbul appoints managing director
Movers and Shakers

The Peninsula Istanbul appoints managing director

Turkey: The Peninsula Istanbul, opening early 2023, has named Jonathan Crook as managing director effective 24 January 2022. Crook is currently general manager of The Peninsula New York, a position he has held since 2011. His tenure with The Peninsula Hotels spans over 20 years. Prior to his appointment in

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Sage Hospitality launches The Rally Hotel

US: The 182-room Rally Hotel in Downtown Denver has officially opened its doors, marking the first of three new openings for Sage Hospitality Group in 2021. The hotel features several food and beverage venues, including The Rally Bar and The Original, as well as a rooftop pool and deck and

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Life House acquires IMPRINT’s independent portfolio

US: Tech-enabled management company Life House has acquired the management contracts of IMPRINT Hospitality’s portfolio, which comprises properties across the West Coast. The hotels, which include properties in New Mexico, California and Colorado, will continue operating with the existing independent branding. Life House will explore opportunities to reposition elect properties

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Gravity Haus introduces Haus Partners program

US: Gravity Haus, a hospitality and experiential brand, has added new property partners for its members with additional Gravity Haus branded and Haus Partner destinations to be announced throughout 2021. Gravity Haus, with two boutique hotels in its collection and a third to open in June 2021, has launched its

Hotel

Mansion on Forsyth Park announces independent status

US: Previously under Marriott’s Autograph Collection, the independent boutique hotel in Savannah will now be owned and operated solely by The Kessler Collection. The AAA Four Diamond Mansion on Forsyth Park, Kessler Collection, features curated artwork, a rare Bösendorfer piano in the lounge, a cooking class, historic hat collection, and

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Hyatt announces Hyatt Loves Local initiative

Worldwide: Hyatt Hotels has launched its Hyatt Loves Local initiative to collaborate with and support small businesses that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Nearly 60 Hyatt hotels and resorts across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East are providing complementary resources and exposure to select businesses.

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Anyplace reveals US digital nomad trends

US: B2C marketplace Anyplace has outlined the latest digital nomad trends that the company is seeing across its platform in the United States. With companies like Google and Airbnb extending their remote working policies, many professionals are moving out of urban centres such as New York City and San Fransisco

Hotel

Devil’s Thumb Ranch unveils 24 luxury homesites

US: The Colorado mountain retreat has unveiled 24 permanent residences at the 6,500 acre luxury ranch in Tabernash. The new community, known as The Ranches at Devil’s Thumb is a private, woodland-and-meadow enclave of homes, ranging from 11 to 35 acres. Residents will be able to enjoy resort amenities (pool,

Movers and Shakers

Garden of the Gods Resort adds Grant Jones as wellness VP

US: Garden of the Gods Resort and Spa has announced Grant Jones as its new VP of wellness. This is a newly created executive position specifically for Jones. Prior to this, he served as senior philanthropy officer for Children’s Hospital of Colorado, where he raised over $423m, and as Director