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New York Marriott Marquis undergoes renovation

Following its 25th anniversary last year, Marriott Hotels & Resorts has unveiled the newly renovated New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. A focus of the major upgrade is the brand’s reinvented lobby, including two signature restaurants and lounges. The makeover includes the hotel’s nearly 2,000 guest rooms and a brand-new, high-tech ballroom and will [...]

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Grand Mercure Melbourne completes makeover

Accor celebrated the 90th Birthday of the Grand Mercure Melbourne, Flinders Lane building by recently completing a multi-million dollar makeover of the hotel. Accor Vacation Club have spent $4 million to bring the property back to its glamorous glory, so well known by stars of stage and screen over the past two decades. The building [...]

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Minor Launches New Hotel Brand Avani

Asian hotel operator Minor has launched a new luxury brand to be rolled out across Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and Africa. Avani Hotels & Resorts launched last week and is intended to draw heavily on the Minor’s Asian roots, offering a ‘grounded personality’ and ‘a simple sense of style’ — Avani stems from the [...]

Radisson BLU Aqua Hotel Chicago

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

The Radisson Blu Aqua hotel in Chicago‘s soaring Aqua skyscraper is to open November 1, the company’s parent Carlson has announced. Radisson Blu‘s Chicago property, which will be the brand’s first in the US, will feature 334 rooms and suites on the first 18 floors of the 81-storey Aqua Tower. The hotel marks something of [...]

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Aulani Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii

Disney has taken its first leap into the hotel industry proper with the opening of a standalone resort and spa, named Aulani, in Hawaii.

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Resorts World Manila to add 4 hotels by 2016

Philippine casino operator Alliance Global plans to build another 6,500 hotel rooms over the next five years as it ramps up investment in the country’s tourism sector. The plan includes the launch by year-end of its 2,500-room Resorts World Bayshore project on Manila’s seafront, its chairman Andrew Tan said in a statement. It also includes [...]

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