L+R Hotels appoints director of asset management
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L+R Hotels appoints director of asset management

EU: Elisa Barral has joined the management team at L+R Hotels. L+R Hotels is a private investment company that has a hotel portfolio of over 100 hotels, consisting of more than 20,000 bedrooms worldwide. The hotel group announced that Barral will become the director of asset management for its Mediterranean


Ruby Hotels partners with Bookboost

EU: Ruby Hotels has partnered with Bookboost Guest Messaging, claiming to have increased conversion to 29 per cent and improve ratings by eight to 11 per cent. Guest engagement platform Bookboost has been implemented at select properties in the Ruby Hotels portfolio, allowing each hotel to directly message guests with


Curator adds 13 members from Noble House Hotels

US: Four months after its launch, Curator Hotel & Resort Collection has welcomed 13 properties from Noble House Hotels & Resorts, the majority based in California. The addition of the new members comes after news last month that Curator welcomed 11 members from Provenance Hotels.  The following Noble House Hotels


Living with lockdown: How hotels can lay the foundations for post-pandemic success

Penny Brown, managing director of hotel management company Intelligence, outlines five areas where hotels can best build resilience into their operations. A new year brought another national lockdown, perhaps tempering the optimism generated by the vaccine rollout – particularly in the hospitality sector, which is evidently not out of the


C3 and Graduate Hotels launch digital kitchen concept

US: Food and beverage platform C3 and hotel collection Graduate Hotels have partnered to launch Graduate Food Hall in Q1 2021, a delivery-focused hybrid digital kitchen. The concept will debut within select Graduate properties, which are located in university markets across the United States, with plans to roll out to


Iconic Luxury Hotels to open first apartment suites

UK: Opening in spring 2021, The Apartments by 11 Cadogan Gardens is a renovated six-storey townhouse in Chelsea, London. As the sister property to 11 Cadogan Gardens, the apartments comprise 25 suites of one, two and three-bedrooms and come fitted with Bosch kitchens and living areas.  Fridges will be stocked


Lifestyle and boutique hotels make up half of Hyatt’s European pipeline

Europe: Hyatt Hotels has revealed plans for 63 new hotels across nine brands in 22 European countries by 2023. Andaz, Alila, and Hyatt Centric – Hyatt’s lifestyle brands – and The Unbound Collection by Hyatt – one of Hyatt’s independent collection brands – make up half of Hyatt’s executed deals


Preferred Hotels announces 2021 openings

Worldwide: Preferred Hotels & Resorts has announced 15 openings within its global portfolio throughout next year, with 11 based in the Americas and four located across Europe. Highlights of the openings include: • Casa di Langa (Piedmont, Italy) – launching Spring 2021 Casa di Langa is a sustainable luxury retreat


Hyatt announces plans for debut in Sweden

Sweden: Hyatt Hotels Corporation has entered into a franchise agreement with First Hotel Reisen AB to open the first Hyatt property in the country. The 144-room Hotell Reisen will be available on Hyatt’s booking systems as of 1 December 2020, with plans to join The Unbound Collection following a refurbishment