Industry

Starwood Capital JV plans £200m mixed-use redevelopment

UK: A controlled affiliate of Starwood Capital, through a joint venture with Property Alliance Group (PAG), has acquired the Renaissance Manchester site from Urban & Civic with plans for a mixed-use scheme including a new hotel, offices and homes. The site is located on Deansgate and is next to Harvey

Movers and Shakers

Remington Hotels appoints CCO

US: Raul Moronta has been appointed as chief commercial officer at Remington Hotels, an entirely new position for the brand. Moronta will have direct oversight of sales, revenue management, and digital marketing for Remington’s portfolio of 77 properties. He will work closely with Sloan Dean, CEO and president, to collaborate

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HALL Arts Hotel appoints hotel and restaurant manager

US: The luxury boutique hotel in the Dallas Arts District has announced Ginger Martin as its general manager and Haydee Hernandez as general manager of Ellie’s Restaurant & Lounge. With more than 20 years of experience, Martin will oversee all day-to-day operations at HALL Arts Hotel, including the food and

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EVP appointed at Pivot Hotels & Resorts

US: Davidson Hotels & Resorts has appointed Jeff Toscano as executive Vice President of Pivot Hotels & Resorts, the group’s lifestyle and luxury operating division. In his new role, Toscano will be responsible for maximising profitability, driving team performance, improving asset value, building brand equity and enhancing the guest experience

Features

She Shines: Eve Weatherburn, Brand Journey

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, they will be

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Pontiac Land announces launch of Fari Islands

Maldives: Singapore-based real estate developer, Pontiac Land, has announced the opening of Fari Islands in Q4 of 2020. Located in the North Malé Atoll, the archipelago features three hotels operated by Capella Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, and Patina Hotels & Resorts. Each hotel has been designed by

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Starwood’s flagship, 1 Hotel London Mayfair, to open in 2022

UK: The 1 Hotel brand, founded by Starwood Capital, will debut its first UK hotel in Mayfair which is to be operated by SH Hotels & Resorts. The hotel is part of a 26,000 square-foot mixed-use project being developed by Crosstree Real Estate Partners, that will include sustainably-designed offices and

Features

She shines: Waad El-Hadidy, design director at SH Hotels & Resorts

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,

Hotel

W Hotels founder Sternlicht unveils Treehouse Hotels brand

US: Barry Sternlicht, original founder of W Hotels, and chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, has announced his latest nature-inspired brand venture, Treehouse Hotels. The founder describes the brand as “the little brother of the 1”, which will be “less serious and more fun and witty”. As such, Sternlicht

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IHG adds Six Senses to its stable of brands in $300 million deal

Thailand: IHG has bought Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas from private equity fund Pegasus Capital Advisors for US$300 million. The sale includes the management of 16 hotels and resorts, 37 spas and sister companies Evason and Raison d’Etre. Following the acquisition Six Senses is now expected to grow to 60