hotel stories 2023
2023 wrapped: 10 hotel stories that shaped the year
Boutique Hotel News revisits 10 stories that defined 2023 for the boutique, lifestyle and luxury hotel sectors.
The Global Ambassador
The Global Ambassador opens in Phoenix
US: Luxury hotel The Global Ambassador in Phoenix has opened today, 6 December 2023 as the first property by restaurateur Sam Fox.
Populus Denver hotel
Carbon positive hotel Populus unveils design ahead of 2024 launch
US: The 265-room carbon positive hotel Populus, developed by Urban Villages and managed by Aparium Hotel Group, has unveiled its interior design concept ahead of
citizenM US
citizenM reveals three US openings in 2024
US: "Affordable luxury" lifestyle brand citizenM has revealed three hotel openings in the United States next year, taking the group’s total to 36 properties.
hotel Dungarvan
Plans submitted to build hotel at Bridge House in Dungarvan
Ireland: Local businessman Michael Ryan has submitted plans to Waterford City & County Council to demolish Bridge House in Dungarvan and construct an 85-room hotel
Kempinski Xiong'an
Kempinski signs luxury hotel in Xiong’an, China
China: Luxury hotel group Kempinski has signed a management agreement for a hotel and residences in Xiong’an, set to open in 2026.
Trailborn Rocky Mountains
Trailborn to launch debut brand in the Rocky Mountains
US: Trailborn, a hospitality brand under investment and development company Castle Peak Holdings, will open its debut property in the Rocky Mountains on 1 December
Franklin London
The Franklin London appoints hotel manager
UK: Luxury boutique hotel The Franklin London - Starhotels Collezione has appointed Ryan Dunlop as hotel manager effective 13th November 2023.
Hotel Valldemossa
It Mallorca adds Hotel Valldemossa as sixth property in collection
Spain: Boutique hotel group It Mallorca has revealed that its adult-only Hotel Valldemossa will open in February next year. 
PPHE subterranen hotel
PPHE receives planning for subterranean hotel
UK: Hospitality real estate group PPHE has received planning consent from Westminster City Council to develop a midscale lifestyle hotel within its Park Plaza Victoria