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June opening for Brøchner Hotels’ latest Copenhagen property

Denmark: Brøchner Hotels will open Hotel Herman K, a five-star boutique hotel in central Copenhagen, in June. The converted transformer station from 1963 has 31 rooms and suites, including a Duplex Suites and a Penthouse Suite with a 40 square metre private roof terrace. The hotel has engaged in a

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Two properties join Pride of Britain Hotels

UK: The Vineyard Hotel and Spa and Yorebridge House have joined Pride of Britain Hotels Pride of Britain Hotels has announced The Vineyard Hotel and Spa and Yorebridge House as its new member properties. The Vineyard Hotel and Spa is a five-star hotel is located in the village of Stockcross,

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Graphite sells investment in Corbin & King to Minor Hotels

UK: Graphite has sold its investment in London-based restaurant group Corbin & King. Leading mid-market private equity specialist Graphite Capital has today sold its investment in London-based restaurant group Corbin & King. The sale is part of a wider transaction in which Minor Hotels, one of the largest hospitality groups

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AccorHotels to develop Orient Express brand

France: SNCF and AccorHotels sign strategic partnership SNCF Group, owner of the iconic “Orient Express” brand,will collaborate with AccorHotels to develop the Orient Express within the luxury hospitality sector. As part of the agreement AccorHotels will acquire a 50% stake in the share capital of Orient Express, until now fully-owned

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Talking Business: Josh Littman, Hard Rock Hotels

BHN talks to Hard Rock Hotels’ Josh Littman about the brand’s plans for Europe and converting the Cumberland. • Can you give us a brief career history up until joining Hard Rock? “Prior to joining Hard Rock, I worked in real estate economic advisory here in London for several years,

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YTL Hotels buys Threadneedles in the City of London

UK: Malaysian-based YTL Hotels has bought Threadneedles Hotel, its fifth property in the UK, for a reported £40 million. UK: Malaysian-based YTL Hotels has bought Threadneedles Hotel, its fifth property in the UK, for a reported £40 million. Formerly the head offices of City and Midland Bank from the 1880s,

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Accor takes stake in Banyan Tree Hotels

France: AccorHotels will invest €16 million and take a five per cent share in Singapore-based Banyan Tree. France: AccorHotels will invest €16 million and take a five per cent share in Singapore-based Banyan Tree. Banyan Tree Holdings said it has entered into a long-term partnership with AccorHotels, as “both parties

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The Peninsula Hotels – service from back to front

Hong-Kong based luxury hotel group The Peninsula Hotels sent some of its big guns to London this week to tell the industry press about its brand essence and future plans. The press briefing took place in the newly reopened Regent Street cinema – the oldest in the UK – a

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Commune Hotels & Resorts announces two new-build hotels in Los Angeles

US: Commune Hotels & Resorts has announced plans for announces two new-build hotels in the greater Los Angeles area. US: Commune Hotels & Resorts has announced plans for announces two new-build hotels in the greater Los Angeles area. Thompson Hotels, a luxury lifestyle brand, and tommie, a new “micro lifestyle”

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Two new US boutique hotels to feature apartments

US: The Guesthouse Hotel in Chicago and a conversion of the Reynolds Building in Winston-Salem are both set to feature apartments. The Guesthouse Hotel, opening this summer, will feature a “home-like experience,” and claims to be the first luxury boutique hotel on Chicago’s Northside that allows guests to “live like