Graduate Hotels Victory Lap
Graduate Hotels launches Victory Lap marketing campaign

US/UK: University-anchored hotel brand Graduate Hotels has launched a Victory Lap initiative whereby four graduates will travel across the portfolio and capture content. 

Standard triple portfolio
The Standard to triple portfolio in next five years

Worldwide: Independent lifestyle hotel brand The Standard has revealed 14 global openings, which would almost triple the group’s portfolio size over the next five years.

Zien Group independent brand
Zien Group launches independent brand with hotel opening

The Netherlands: Zien Group, the parent company of Eden Hotels, has opened the Jan Luyken Amsterdam as part of a new independent hotel brand. 

Interesting Hotels Lake District
Interesting Hotels Group acquires Lake District hotel

UK: The 58-bedroom Riverside Hotel in Kendal has been sold by South Lakes Hotels to Interesting Hotels Group off a guide price of £4.5 million.

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.