The Standard, Hollywood closes after 22 years

US: The hotel on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, the first location that hotelier Andre Balazs opened under The Standard Hotels brand, has closed its doors “indefinitely”. The Standard, Hollywood first opened in 1998. Over the years, parent company Standard International grew to operate six boutique hotels across Los Angeles,


50 Urban Innovators changing the way we live- Part Three

Worldwide: In the lead up to URBAN LIVING FESTIVAL 2020: stay-live-work, taking place 25-26 November at Tobacco Dock in London, International Hospitality Media has created a list of 50 innovators who have changed urban life. These 50 have led some of the most dynamic, exciting and successful businesses in the


The Standard introduces ‘Buy One, Give One’ initiative

US: For bookings made now until 11 June 2020, Standard Hotels will offer those guests the opportunity to give a stay to a first responder, essential worker, friend or family member. Upon booking a reservation, the customer will fill out a note indicating whom and why they are fighting the


Thai developer Sansiri takes stake in Standard Hotels parent company

US: Sansiri Public Company ha taken a 35 per cent stake in Standard International, the parent company of Standard Hotels, Bunkhouse Group and booking app One Night. Sansiri, a Bangkok-based real estate developer, is investing $58 million into Standard International and One Night, as part of an $80 million investment