Lore Group
Lore Group announces two senior appointments

UK: London-based hospitality company Lore Group has appointed Matthew Thomas as chief operating officer and Fiona Morgan as global director of sales, marketing and PR.

Clermont Hotel Group
Clermont Hotel Group unveils The Academy

UK: London-based owner-operator Clermont Hotel Group has opened The Academy, a learning and development centre to train new and existing employees.

Mondrian Abu Dhabi
Mondrian Abu Dhabi to open in 2024

UAE: Lifestyle hospitality company Ennismore has announced the opening of Mondrian Abu Dhabi next year, the brand’s first location in the UAE.

The Huntington Hotel
Highgate and Flynn Properties acquire The Huntington Hotel

US: The Huntington Hotel in San Francisco has been purchased by hotel management, investment and development company Highgate and hospitality and commercial real estate owner Flynn Properties.

Operto raises US$25m in Series B financing round

Canada: Smart device automation and SaaS software, Operto Guest Technologies, has secured US$25 million in a Series B funding round.

OTA Insight
OTA Insight names Bhogaraju as COO

US: Cloud-based hospitality business intelligence platform OTA Insight has announced the appointment of Vivek Bhogaraju as its new chief operating officer.

Ellenborough Park Hotel
Ellenborough Park Hotel refurbishes 61 rooms

UK: Five-star country house Ellenborough Park Hotel has completed the refurbishment of all 61 bedrooms as well as the Horse Box brasserie.

The Genevieve
Santa Ynez Inn reopens as The Genevieve

US: Privately owned boutique hotel The Genevieve has opened in Santa Ynez, California, after it was repositioned from the Santa Ynez Inn.

Radisson opens first Individuals property in Paris

France: Radisson Hotel Group has opened the Hotel YAC Paris Clichy, a member of Radisson Individuals, located in the northwest Parisian suburb of Clichy.

Sustainability-linked loans

BHN editor Eloise Hanson comments on the €480 million sustainability-linked loan secured by citizenM.