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High-end hotelier Autograph lands in Europe

Marriott‘s new Autograph brand is to appear in Europe for the first time within months, the firm said March 7. Autograph, an upscale brand which brings together independent hotels and resorts under the Marriott name, will appear first in Spain, where the company plans to add four properties currently owned by AC Hotels into the [...]

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Luxury chain Kerry Hotels debuts in Shanghai

Shangri-La has debuted a new luxury five star brand with the opening of a new hotel in Shanghai February 18. Kerry Hotels is a new five-star contemporary brand from Shangri-La which provides “a seamless link between business, entertainment and recreation.” The new Shanghai Pudong property offers 574 guestrooms decked out with the latest technology such [...]

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Canada’s coolest hotel warms hearts

Guests huddle for warmth in sleeping bags on beds of ice, bonnets pulled over their ears to prevent frostbite, while sipping cocktails in glasses also made of ice. This winter wonderland on the outskirts of Quebec City has become one of Canada’s hottest attractions and most sought out accommodations. A cool place to host a [...]

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The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto Opens Today

Ritz-Carlton has opened its latest hotel in the Canadian city of Toronto, adding another high-rise property to the city’s booming luxury market. The 267-room property rises 53 storeys into the Toronto skyline, within walking distance of the city’s other landmarks such as the CN Tower, the Design Exchange and the Toronto Centre for the Arts. [...]

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W Hotels debuts on London’s Leicester Square

W Hotels opened its 40th hotel and new flagship in London February 14, bringing the brand’s design-led luxury to the colorful streets of Soho. The 192-room property stands ten stories tall above the city’s famous Leicester Square and is covered in translucent glass which changes color according to the time of day and the ambience [...]

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Virgin Hotels ‘at least two years away’

Sir Richard Branson has said that his much-anticipated new hotel brand Virgin Hotels is still two years away from launching. He told the American Lodging and Investment Summit that finding sites for the new hotel chain wasn’t proving easy, although he did confirm a few places where travelers will be able to enjoy Virgin’s almost-legendary [...]

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