Hotel update: Global round-up

6 May 2017 by Marisa Cannon
Moxy Frankfurt airport

Moxy Frankfurt Airport

Marriott has opened its fourth hotel in Germany from millennial-focused brand Moxy, located at Frankfurt airport. A 20-minute drive to the city centre, the hotel has 305 rooms set up in a flexible layout, featuring 42-inch LCD TVs, floor-to-ceiling art work and Muk toiletries. Facilities include a 24/7 self-service food kiosk, meeting space and the brand’s signature “Living Room” lounge, offering relaxed seating and high-speed wifi.

The Stafford London Carriage Suites

The Stafford London- Carriage House Suites

The Stafford London has unveiled the multimillion pound refurbishment of its Carriage House Suites. Led by designer Alexandra Champalimaud, the redesign encompasses 11 suites, which now feature custom mirrors, whimsical wall coverings, layered textures and prints and signature furnishings. Bathrooms are decked with black and white marble mosaic flooring with deep soaking tubs and walk-in dressing rooms. The Stafford has also recently opened The Game Bird restaurant, offering modern British comfort food.

Ion City Hotel Reykjavik

Ion City Hotel Reykjavik

From Design Hotels, the boutique Ion City Hotel has opened in Reykjavik, offering 18 design-led rooms with “organic interiors” that feature wooden floors, recycled wood-panelled walls, large windows and furnishings from local design studios. Located 45 mins from Keflavik International airport, the hotel also has a restaurant, a bar, a gym, and a private dining room.

Erbil Arjaan by Rotana

Erbil Arjaan by Rotana

Located in the city of Erbil, some 350 km from Baghdad, the Erbil Arjaan by Rotana has opened, offering 168 serviced apartments, 24-hour room service, two restaurants, seven meeting rooms, 25 office rooms and a Bodylines gym. It is a 10-minute drive from Erbil International airport, and also offers parking, car and limousine services.

Coming soon

St Regis Los Cabos

St Regis Los Cabos

St Regis is set to open a new hotel in Los Cabos Mexico, due for completion in 2021. Located within the luxury residential district of Quivira, the hotel will have 120 rooms, three dining outlets including a beachfront grill plus poolside and specialty restaurants, a number of swimming pools, a saltwater lagoon and a spa. It will also have meeting space and access to a 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course.

Mixt Chatuchak Bangkok

Dusit, Chatuchak Market

Dusit International will be opening a new hotel in the heart of Bangkok’s famed Chatuchak Market. Set within a new mixed-use development called Mixt Chatuchak, the hotel will have 250 rooms but no other features or an opening date have yet been revealed. It will, however, be within walking distance of Mo Chit and Chatuchak MRT stations and an hour’s drive from Suvarnabhumi International airport, which serves major international destinations.

Curio Dubai Business Bay

Curio by Hilton Business Bay, Dubai

Curio Collection by Hilton has signed a new property in Dubai, opening in 2019. The 252-room hotel will be located in Business Bay, a financial district near downtown Dubai. The hotel will have a spa, a salon, a gym, an outdoor pool, four restaurants, plus a business centre, five meeting rooms and two boardrooms. The property will also be located near a circular waterfront promenade containing 16 parks, five marinas, “floating” retail and dining outlets on the water and a yacht club, when complete.

Locke Manchester

Saco has announced plans for a new Locke aparthotel in Manchester. Alongside its 150 units, the property will have a gym, co-working space, meeting rooms and a number of independent dining outlets. The aparthotel plans to open in stages, beginning March 2018 and completing in June the same year. Locke’s second property, Eden Locke, is due to open in Edinburgh in July 2017, offering 72 units. The group has recently secured properties in Cambridge, Dublin and London, with plans to double its current stock of 1,000 apartments to over 2,000 by 2020.

Intercontinental Minneapolis, St Paul Airport

IHG will be opening the Intercontinental Minneapolis St Paul Airport in the summer of 2018. Offering 291 rooms, the hotel will be connected with Terminal 1 Lindbergh, the airport’s largest and most recently renovated terminal, via a skybridge, and will have a two restaurants, a penthouse-level bar, an Intercontinental Club Lounge, a business centre, a gym and a spa. It will also have 1,858 sqm of meeting space including a 1,000 sqm ballroom.

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