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


Best Western GB considers turning hotels into hospitals

UK: Best Western Great Britain is to consider turning its hotels into hospitals if demand for bed space during the coronavirus outbreak puts the NHS under pressure. The group, which has seen a “significant increase” in cancellations for February to the first week of March, has around 260 hotels in


Out of Eden announces first CleanConscience partner

UK: Out of Eden, a cumbrian hospitality supplier, has announced the first member of its toiletry recycling scheme. The Netherwood Hotel & Spa have joined the company’s CleanConscience™ program to tackle single-use plastic waste in the hospitality industry. The program was created from awareness of the hospitality industry’s reliance on


Nordic Choice Hotels expands loyalty programme with at-home perks

Sweden: The pilot project involved housekeeping services, provided by Clarion Hotel Amaranten, to be delivered at home to members of the Nordic Choice Club loyalty programme. Project ‘Hotellkänslan’ or ‘Hotel Feeling’ in English has been running since October 2019. Around 24 members living close to the Clarion Hotel Amaranten in


20 openings in 2020 for Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Worldwide: The hotel brand has announced a series of scheduled openings next year, ranging from California to Tuscany and Mumbai. The hotels include: Pendry West Hollywood (California, USA) – launching summer 2020 Located on Sunset Strip, Pendry West Hollywood is designed by the Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and comprised 149


Eden Rock re-opens after two year refurbishment

Caribbean: Following the destruction of Hurricane Irma, Eden Rock in St Barths has reopened with three new suites and a spa experience. The hotel, owned by Jane and David Matthews (Pippa Middleton’s in-laws), is located on the beach in St Jean Bay. The property is a member of the Oetker


Integration of Alila Hotels into World of Hyatt loyalty programme

US: 16 Alila hotels have been introduced to Hyatt’s rewards programme following the brand’s acquisition just nine months ago. Resorts in Oman and India were officially integrated today, while others in California and south-east Asia have already successfully joined. “Alila is an award-winning brand known for its combination of innovative


What is the future of data benchmarking for boutique hotels?

BHN speaks to a number of data intelligence and revenue management solution providers to learn how data benchmarking helps hospitality firms effectively manage their pricing. CBRE Hotels: CBRE Hotels is a division of the CBRE Group, Inc., the largest full service, real estate and investment organisation in the world. CBRE


Scandic Hotels introduces standard for allergy-friendly rooms

Sweden: Scandic says it is the world’s first hotel company to introduce a standard for allergy-friendly rooms. The standard means that guests booking allergy-friendly rooms can expect wooden floors and fragrance-free, hypoallergenic toiletries approved by the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association. The rooms are also prepared according to strict cleaning