Peru: NOMAD Hotels Group, a co-living inspired Peruvian hotel chain for digital nomads, has launched with six brands.
EU: According to a recent Q3 report from Lodging Econometrics, hotel conversions across Europe stand at an all-time high of 324 hotels comprising 46,977 rooms.
France: The SO/Paris marks the hundredth opening under Ennismore, with a further 160 hotels and branded residences in the pipeline.
UK: Exclusive Collection has received certification from B Lab for meeting high social and environmental standards, marking the first hotel group in the UK to attain B Corp status. The assessment criteria for B Corporation certification involves measuring a company’s performance across five categories. These include governance, workers, customers, community
Saudi Arabia: Ennismore and the Tourism Development Fund (TDF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to potentially establish a USD $400 million fund to support Ennismore’s expansion across the region. Ahmed Al Khateeb, minister of tourism for Saudi Arabia and chairman of TDF, Sébastien Bazin, chairman and CEO of
US: Walker Hotels, with properties in Greenwich Village and Tribeca in New York, will launch a pop-up tattoo studio in partnership with artist Mike Suarez, with all proceeds donated to New Yorkers for Children. Kicking off on Friday 7 May, celebrity tattoo artist Mike Suarez will take appointments at the
Japan: Co-founded by Adrian Zecha and Naru Developments, Azumi Setoda has opened on Ikuchijima, an island in the Japanese Seto Inland Sea. Azumi Setoda is located within a 140-year old Japanese compound which has been restored by Kyoto-based architect Shiro Miura. Custom furniture has been co-created with Doi Mokkou using
US: Caspi Development has announced the topping out of 456 Greenwich Street in Tribeca, the future home of the five-star, 96-room Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s New York. Located between Desbrosses Street and Washington Street in Tribeca’s North Historic District, the eight-storey hotel will feature several dining venues, a private spa
Worldwide: Miami-based Faena Group has entered a strategic partnership with Accor to expand the Faena brand in new destinations around the globe. Faena, founded by Alan Faena and Len Blavatnik in 2000, operates two mixed-use complexes in Buenos Aires and Miami Beach. The group’s hospitality concepts, referred to as Faena
Worldwide: The two companies have entered into exclusive negotiations to forge a new lifestyle entity headquartered in London under the name Ennismore, bringing together twelve brands. The all-share merger will be two-thirds owned by Accor and a third by Sharan Pasricha, Ennismore’s founder. Closing is expected in Q1 of 2021.