Fairmont hotels has opened its second property in South Africa, with just over a week to go before the World Cup tournament kicks off June 11. The 154-room Fairmont Zimbali Resort is a short drive away from Durban, one of the main host cities of the tournament. Offering ocean views from verandas and luxurious soaking [...]
Las Vegas impresario Steve Wynn has opened an all-suite hotel and casino adjacent to the Wynn Macau, mirroring his firm’s properties in Las Vegas. Encore at Wynn Macau, which opened on April 21, consists of 414 suites and villas which Wynn describes at the “loveliest hotel in the world.” The property includes a 205,000 square [...]
2010 has seen a flurry of new hotels opening in Shanghai ahead of the start of the World Expo, which runs for six months from May 1. Marriott, Peninsula, InterContinental and Fairmont are amongst the brands joining Shanghai’s luxury market. InterContinental has opened the new Shanghai Expo hotel as the city completes its final preparations [...]
Ultra-luxury hoteliers can expect new competition from French luxury goods company LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the Wall Street Journal reports. LVMH also said it created LVMH Hotel Management to “oversee the group’s activities in the luxury hotel sector” and to “maximise the value of its brands,”. Two new hotels, named Cheval Blanc after LVMH’s [...]
Barton G. Weiss, a Miami restaurateur, has turned the late Gianni Versaceâ€™s beachfront villa into a 10-room hotel, The New York Times reports. The hotel, called The Villa by Barton G., is modeled on a Roman palazzo filled with fountains, frescoes and stained glass, featuring a pool and terrace tiled in thousands of colorful mosaics. [...]
Barcelona company Dream and Fly have designed a series of miniature hotel rooms for busy places like airports and train stations. Called Bubbles, the modules will come in different sizes and be rented by the hour so travellers can work rest or shower.