Rami Zeidan Life House
Checking in with Rami Zeidan, Life House

BHN editor Eloise Hanson checks in with Rami Zeidan, founder and CEO of Life House, to learn about his greatest achievements, worst mistakes, and what he’s yet to accomplish. They also discuss what challenges independent hotel owners face, what prompted the partnership with metasearch engine KAYAK, as well as future plans to introduce a new brand.

KOP Burns Hotel London
KOP Group acquires the Burns Hotel in London

UK: Singaporean investor KOP Group has purchased the 105-room Burns Hotel located in Earls Court, London off a guide price of £35 million.

Wyndham Registry Collection Europe
Wyndham debuts Registry Collection Hotels in Europe

Greece: Hotel franchising company Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has added the 171-room Ajul Luxury Hotel & Spa Resort to its Registry Collection, marking the first hotel opening in Europe for the luxury soft brand. 

LEFT LANE Hotel Bardo
LEFT LANE reveals plans for Hotel Bardo Savannah

US: Real estate development, brand and design firm LEFT LANE will open the Hotel Bardo Savannah in February 2024, a Leading Hotels of the World property.

Sonesta Classico MOD
Sonesta launches two soft brands, Classico and MOD

US: Hotel owner and manager Sonesta International has debuted two soft brands – Classico A Sonesta Collection, and MOD A Sonesta Collection.

Belmond Ruff CEO
Belmond promotes Ruff to CEO

UK: Luxury hospitality company Belmond has promoted its chief operating officer Dan Ruff to CEO, effective 1 July 2023.

Blind Tiger Vermont North Carolina
Lark Hotels expands Blind Tiger in Vermont and North Carolina

US: Hotel development and management company Lark Hotels has opened the Blind Tiger in Burlington, Vermont, ahead of another Blind Tiger launch in Asheville, North Carolina.

Rosewood chief financial officer
Rosewood appoints chief financial officer

Worldwide: Hospitality management company Rosewood Hotel Group has named Kevin Yung as chief financial officer.

Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars
Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars opens

UK: Marking the ninth hotel in the city of London for Hyatt, the 204-room Regency London Blackfriars has opened.

Dalata Apex London Wall
Dalata acquires Apex Hotel London Wall for over £53 million

UK: Irish hotel operator Dalata Hotel Group has acquired the long leasehold interest of the Apex Hotel London Wall from Apex Hotels Limited for £53.4 million.