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Le Meridien Unveils New Lobby Concept

Le Meridien has become the latest hotel brand to announce a revamp of its lobby areas, introducing a new concept called “Le Meridien Hub.” At a June 23 launch event, the brand unveiled several new amenities to be rolled out worldwide as part of a program designed to transform lobbies into a “place for creative [...]

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Mandarin Oriental opens in Paris

The Mandarin Oriental opened its doors in Paris on Tuesday, becoming the third top-end Asian hotel brand in less than a year to put out its shingle and woo rich visitors to the French capital. Newly built behind a 1930s facade, the eight-story property on fashionable Rue Saint Honore boasts 99 rooms and 39 suites [...]

Sofitel The Grand Amsterdam

First Sofitel Legend in Europe

Sofitel has opened the first European outpost of its ultra-luxury Legend brand in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The French-owned luxury label inaugurated the Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam last week, marking the end of a two-year refurbishment. Sofitel has transformed the property into a hotel to compete with the Dutch city’s original grande dame, The Amstel, [...]

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Ritz-Carlton Extends Concierge Services to Foursquare

Luxury hotel brand Ritz-Carlton is to put the knowledge of its global concierge team on Foursquare, it has announced. In a move which the company claims is a first for the luxury industry, concierges from all 75 Ritz-Carlton hotels are to take to the location-based social networking site to offer tips on their locale to [...]

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Crowne Plaza to trial “snore absorption room”

InterContinental-owned Crowne Plaza has unveiled a room designed to help the long-suffering partners of snoring sleepers get a good night’s sleep. The chain said that a “snore absorption room” is being rolled out at nine of its global properties on a trial basis to see if it can help couples snooze in more comfort. Based [...]

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St Regis New York Opens Tiffany Suite

The St. Regis New York has unveiled a one-of-a-kind Tiffany Suite on its 14th floor – a marriage of the classic Tiffany look with the glamour of the St. Regis. The Tiffany Suite consists of an entryway foyer, one bedroom, two full baths, a large dining room and a living room complete with a fireplace [...]

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