Starwood and AJ launch lifestyle hospitality platform

US: Private investment firm Starwood Capital Group and hospitality company Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners have launched Field & Stream Lodge Co., an affordable lifestyle platform for lodging in the United States.

BWH Hotel Group to double Aiden portfolio this year

Worldwide: BWH Hotel Group has announced 30 new hotels in Scandinavia under its upscale, boutique brand Aiden, as well as launching in India.  

experiential travel
Experiential travel and the rise of deconstructed hotels

Julian Houchin, director of Eden Arc, an alternative accommodation provider, explains why experiential travel is prompting hoteliers to create memorable stays.

Crest Collection
The Crest Collection expands in Asia

Asia: The Ascott Limited is set to debut The Crest Collection in China, Singapore and Vietnam with the earliest launch date slated for the end of 2023. 

Destination by Hyatt
Destination by Hyatt debuts in the UK

UK: The Destination by Hyatt brand has arrived in the UK with the addition of SCHLOSS Roxburghe, a five-star hotel in Kelso, Scotland. 

Evok Collection
Evok Collection names GM of Nolinski Venezia

France: Hospitality group Evok Collection has appointed Alessandro Caristo as the general manager of Nolinski Venezia, which is due to open in summer this year.

Pendry Newport Beach
Pendry Newport Beach appoints general manager

USA: Pendry Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of David Hoffman as general manager of Pendry Newport Beach, scheduled to open in summer 2023. 

Virdee and MapsPeople partner for indoor mapping

USA: Virtual reception app Virdee has partnered with dynamic mapping and navigation provider MapsPeople, to offer guests an interactive hotel experience. 

IHM’s topsy-turvy Z-A: What to expect in hospitality and real estate in 2023

After a topsy-turvy 2022, here are some hospitality and real estate trends for the year ahead, some more unexpected than others. IHM’s editorial team – George Sell, Paul Stevens and Eloise Hanson – reports.

Aspen Hospitality
The Little Nell Hotel Group rebrands to Aspen Hospitality

USA: Aspen Skiing Company has rebranded its hospitality division, formerly The Little Nell Hotel Group, to Aspen Hospitality.