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The latest super hotels – Every day a new luxury hotel opens somewhere at the globe

Hamburg, Germany – 12 May 2016 – Due to the fast growing tourism industry more and more top hotels are needed. On average two new hotels or resorts of the leading categories opened every day during the first quarter of this year worldwide. This data has been revealed by TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the specialized service provider in the exchange of cutting-edge information between clients and contractors in the international hotel industry.

Loisaba Lodge in Kenya

Loisaba Lodge in Kenya

Within the next eight months until the end of the year another 1,500 hotels will celebrate their inauguration. In total far more than 1,800 hotels are put into operation internationally. But the sustained boom pressurizes the large hotel chains: On the one hand, the expansion must proceed faster. Which means even more new locations are obtained in a shorter period. On the other hand new employees for the new jobs are needed and have to be educated and trained constantly. Leading hotel groups must occupy the positions in the lower and middle areas of work new several times a year as the world’s leading job portal “Hospitality Leaders” reported.

Among other, one of the new top hotels and resorts is the Loisaba Lodge in Kenya / Africa. Out of the very comfortable tent village you can watch numerous wild animals – as well as from the luxurious infinity pool. In the high-end luxury hotels the newly opened St. Regis Kuala Lumpur is talking point – with generous walk-in closets in every guestroom and an exquisite gourmet restaurant of a known, Japanese three-star chef. The new Four Seasons Abu Dhabi – exclusively located on an island in the Arabian Gulf – privacy is appreciated:: there are separate exuberantly equipped fitness centers for men and women.

Katamama Hotel Bali

Katamama Hotel Bali

One of the highlights of the global hospitality market also includes the new Grand Hyatt in Rio of Janeiro, a true landmark hotel for the Summer Olympics this year, which features among other amenities three restaurants at a worldwide peak level and a “Leading” Spa. In the Katamama Hotel in Bali, a hideaway with just 58 suites, only exclusive on hand-crafted furniture and conveniences of regional craftsmanship find a place. Furthermore the art-loving guests will be inspired with vegan delicacies and a rich offer of fresh juices. In the Maldives the guest can enjoy the endless Indian Ocean with the largest Infinity Pool at the new Amari Havodda resorts on the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, a holiday hotel with 120 private beach villas and overwater bungalows.

New Superlative Hotels in Las Vegas – More Than 1,200 New Top Hotels in the Pipeline

Las Vegas, Nevada – 4 May 2016 – In the US, a new superlative hotel arises. Steve Wynn, the casino king of Las Vegas wants to expand its empire of resorts crucial now. In the glitter and gambling metropolis in the desert of Nevada, he plans a new hotel complex with no less than 1,000 rooms, nightclubs, trendy restaurants and a huge, man-made lagoon. This will even surpass ambitious hotel construction projects in Macao. Overall are currently more than 1,200 new top hotels and resorts in the pipeline in the United States. This data has been revealed by TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the specialized service provider in the exchange of cutting-edge information between clients and contractors in the international hotel industry.

Wynn Paradise Park

Wynn Paradise Park – New Casino Resort project with Crystal Lagoon revealed

Wynn Paradise Park wants to score with an artificial beach resort in the desert city: White sand beach and a promenade are planned at the artificial lake. Guests will have the possibility to try water skiing, canoeing and paragliding. Every night a firework should be fired off from the artificial island. The complex will also feature a spacious conference center, which will attract international conferences. The start of construction for the new major project is still open.

Project partner is Crystal Lagoon, which have already established a number of artificial lakes worldwide. The new goal now is to create the largest water park in the United States. The current plan covers an area of approximately one hundred Olympic fitting pools. In addition an equally spacious Golf Course is carefully planned by professionals.

In Las Vegas six other top hotels are currently being built, including a stylish W Hotel with 298 rooms, a new casino resort by Genting Group with around 3,500 rooms and the iconic Lucky Dragon Hotel Casino with 201 rooms and suites.

Proposed Marriott Hotel Expected to Bring 50 Jobs and $106.3M to New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach, Florida – 12 February 2015 – If the New Smyrna Beach City Commission approves a hospitality land use amendment, economists forecast that a proposed SpringHill Suites by Marriott will stimulate the local economy with 120 temporary construction jobs and an additional 40-50 permanent jobs when the hotel opens.

New Smyrna Beach SpringHill Suites by Marriott

New Smyrna Beach SpringHill Suites by Marriott

Research Data Services provides research and analysis to clients who need to make informed business decisions. CEO Dr. Walter J. Klages estimates that the 114-room hotel developed by Poseidon Hotel Ventures, LLC will have a five-year $87.3 million overall economic impact on New Smyrna Beach.

The cost of the development is estimated to be more than $19 million, which brings that overall economic impact for the project to more than $106.3 million.

“The New Smyrna Beach community is ready for a boost to its local economy,” said Ron Flick, developer and manager of Poseidon Hotel Ventures, a veteran owned business. “The economy is improving, but not as quickly as many had hoped. Our project will bring up to 50 direct and permanent employment positions and perhaps dozens more indirect employment positions.”

Not only will the hotel boost the local economy by creating jobs and attracting tourists – who eat at local restaurants, shop at local retailers and play at local attractions – but it will also provide ample parking to help with traffic flow and parking issues on Flagler Avenue, which were detailed in a traffic study by Chindalur Traffic Solutions, Inc.

The hotel’s parking is more than sufficient to support its parking needs. It will not reduce the concurrency level of the roadways associated with this project in Flagler Avenue’s business district.

Marriott is customizing this project specifications to integrate many of the local design features, which will complement the architecture of the local town including the Florida cottage style.

“As a part-time New Smyrna Beach resident with 18 years of hospitality experience with Marriott International, I have complete trust in the tasteful and thoughtful design of this developer and its highly successful Hampton Inn project blocks away on Flagler Avenue,” said Marriott International’s vice president of lodging development Tim Sponsler. “The proposed Marriott hotel project on the beach will be more upscale, and uniquely customized and scaled so that its design fits into the fabric of the Flagler Avenue.”

SpringHill Suites by Marriott is a family hotel brand. The proposed location will be the third SpringHill Suites on the ocean and will feature family-friendly amenities like free breakfast buffets, free wi-fi, a fitness center and a swimming pool.

Poseidon Hotel Ventures previously sought 146 rooms, which would have positively impacted the New Smyrna Beach area economy by $111.8 million plus the developmental costs of $22 million. At the request of the city, the company reduced the number of rooms during its negotiations. Following approval, the hotel desires to break ground in June and open approximately one year later.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Announces Plans For New Urban Resort In Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

THE RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL COMPANY, L.L.C. LOGOPetaling Jaya, Malaysia – 27 January 2015 – The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company plans to open its second luxury hotel in Malaysia in one of the fastest growing catchment areas known as the Petaling Jaya Golden Triangle, within a development named Empire City. The development is scheduled to be completed in 2016.

In a signing ceremony, the agreement was officially sealed by Dato’ Ng Yee Teck (Group Managing Director of Mammoth Empire Holding Sdn Bhd) representing MEH; Mr Kevin Chen for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company; and Ms Natallie Leong for Knight Frank Sdn Bhd.

Herve Humler, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company said; “We are delighted to have been chosen to manage such a unique property in Malaysia.  This hotel will be a welcome addition to our growing Asian portfolio.”

Dato’ Ng said, “Empire City is a sustainable project that will give a great boost to the Malaysian economy, igniting business and service trade opportunities while offering numerous job opportunities and lifestyle enhancements for Malaysians, particularly those residing in the Klang Valley.” Empire City spans 30 acres and will be built in phases with completion targeted for 2016.  The components of the development include over 2.5 million square feet of retail space; 1.2 million square feet of office space; and a world-class Ritz-Carlton hotel.

“Empire City is proud to accommodate one of the most prestigious hotel brands in the world,” said Dato’ Ng. The new Ritz-Carlton will be a 53-storey building located on a 4-acre site. It will be one of the tallest buildings in the area.

The Ritz-Carlton, Petaling Jaya will be designed according to The Ritz-Carlton design standards for which the company is known and will have 288 luxurious guestrooms and suites.

IHG and Carr City Centers Announce Plan to Develop a New InterContinental Hotel in Southwest Washington, D.C.

Carr Hospitality Expands its IHG Hotel Portfolio with Landmark Property

IHG LogosWashington, D.C. – 27 January 2015 – IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) and Carr City Centers announce  a new InterContinental Hotels & Resorts property in Washington, D.C. The 278-room new build hotel will be part of The Wharf, a world-class, mixed-use waterfront development located on the historic Washington Channel.  IHG, Carr and Clark Enterprises partnered together to form a joint venture with Wharf Master Developer Hoffman-Madison Waterfront to develop and own the InterContinental.

The new InterContinental hotel will complement the iconic Willard InterContinental Washington D.C. hotel – also part of the Carr portfolio – in catering to business and leisure travelers seeking a luxury guest experience. Expected to open in Q2 of 2017, the hotel will feature a signature restaurant, spa, rooftop pool and bar, 17,000 square feet of meeting space with water views, and a sky view lounge with breathtaking views of D.C. and the waterfront.

Joel Eisemann, Chief Development Officer, The Americas at IHG commented: “This new InterContinental hotel will add to and enhance the momentum of the brand’s growth in high profile international cities and resort destinations. Carr Hospitality and IHG have had an extremely successful long-term relationship, and we look forward to continuing to grow and expand our partnership.”

The new IHG-managed hotel will reflect the contemporary style and commitment to sustainable design at the brand’s flagship city destinations – InterContinental New York Times Square and InterContinental San Francisco. The Washington D.C. property will apply for LEED Silver certification, contributing to the overall LEED-ND Gold status of The Wharf.

Austin Flajser, president of Carr Hospitality: “The new InterContinental hotel on the southwest waterfront is an exciting opportunity to develop a marquee property as part of a first-class redevelopment in such a highly visible gateway to the city. We are creating a unique property with waterfront views and amenities unlike anything else offered in Washington, D.C. We currently have several hotel projects with IHG across its portfolio of brands, including the Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts brands, and this new hotel further strengthens our relationship.”

Monty Hoffman, PN Hoffman CEO and managing member of Hoffman-Madison Waterfront: “We are pleased to be working with Carr, Clark and IHG – best-in-class partners that will create an exhilarating waterfront hotel at The Wharf.”

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has grown to be more than twice the size of any other competitor luxury brand globally. With about 180 hotels open worldwide and more than 50 hotels in the global development pipeline, IHG continues to expand the brand’s portfolio in the most sought-after destinations around the world. In late 2014, the company announced the opening of the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay and the signings of six new hotels across the U.S., Europe, Australia, and south Asia, including the new 900-room InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown property, which will become the largest InterContinental hotel in the Americas.

Hard Rock International and All Inclusive Collection Announce Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Cancun

Chart Topping Resort Debuts – The Most Luxurious and Complete Resort in the Yucatan Peninsula

Cancun, Mexico – 20 January 2015 – Hard Rock International announces Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Cancun. The upcoming all-inclusive resort will be situated along the stunning shores of the Caribbean Sea, just a 15-minute drive from the Cancun International Airport. Set to open in late 2017, the oceanfront property will be the third Yucatan Peninsula property in the Hard Rock International portfolio and will feature 1,800 lavishly appointed oceanfront guestrooms.

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Cancun, Set to Open in Late-2017

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Cancun, Set to Open in Late-2017

“We are excited to welcome our fifth property in Mexico and build upon our collaboration with All Inclusive Collection,” said Marco Roca, EVP chief development officer – Hotels at Hard Rock International. “Boasting an exotic backdrop, superb climate and unrivalled amenities, including a beach-front lagoon pool, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Cancun will offer the ultimate resort experience, tempting travelers to never leave.”

Plans call for six world-class restaurants, ranging from French-inspired cuisine to authentic Mexican, five bars and lounges, and multiple entertainment venues throughout the expansive property. The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Cancun includes plans for an 8-million gallon, multi-acre, lagoon-style swimming pool, complemented by picturesque white-sand beaches. For adventure seekers, the property will offer a variety of excursions, such as snorkeling and kayaking. Additionally, the property will also feature more than 90,000 square feet of meeting and event space, ideal for elegant banquets, themed parties, weddings, concerts and more.

“We are happy to continue the successful partnership with Hard Rock Hotels, and look forward to offering guests of all ages an all-access pass to luxury, relaxation and entertainment in one of the world’s leading leisure destinations,” said Frank Maduro, vice president of marketing at All Inclusive Collection.

As multigenerational travel continues to thrive, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Cancun will meet the distinctive needs of this market through curated amenities and activities appealing to both families and adult travelers alike. Family-centric experiences include a dedicated kids club, a private teen zone and designated family pool areas, while adults will indulge in exclusive gathering spaces encompassing a nightclub, private pools with outdoor terraces and numerous entertainment offerings.

Additionally, guests will enjoy Hard Rock brand-wide amenities, such as a Rock Spa®, and a Rock Shop® featuring the brand’s iconic merchandise. Guests will also enjoy music-infused offerings, such as The Sound of Your Stay® amenity program. Active guests can choose from an array of all-inclusive amenities, including a Hard Rock golf course, a fully equipped Body Rock® fitness center, sporting games and nightly entertainment at the multiple indoor and outdoor venues.

Internationally recognized as a world-class entertainment and lifestyle brand, Hard Rock Hotels offer stylish and contemporary design, unparalleled service and the thread that unites them all – music. Hard Rock’s current Hotel portfolio is located in the world’s most desirable resort destinations, as well as urban gateway cities. The dynamic properties cater to the evolving and distinctive needs of today’s cosmopolitan, modern travelers, who seek a reprieve from traditional, predictable accommodations, whether for business or leisure travel.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts continues its expansion in China with Fairmont Wuhan – 350-room luxury hotel set to open in 2017

Wuhan, China – 20 January 2015 – Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury brand in the FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) portfolio, Oceanwide Hotel Investment Management Co., Ltd. and Wuhan Central Business Area Construction Investment Joint Stock Company, today announced the development of a new hotel in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province, Central China. Joining the brand’s growing collection of properties in China, Fairmont Wuhan is slated to open in 2017.

Fairmont Wuhan China

Fairmont Wuhan China

Fairmont Wuhan will feature 350 guestrooms, four distinctive dining outlets and approximately 2,500 square meters (26,910 square feet) of event and banquet space. The world-class hotel will also offer business and leisure travelers access to a Willow Stream Spa – the company’s award-winning signature spa brand – and fitness options including a swimming pool.

“We’re pleased to be introducing the Fairmont brand to another important domestic market in China” said Jennifer Fox, president, FRHI International and Fairmont Brand. “Wuhan’s position as a base for industry, as well as being the financial, educational and transportation hub of Central China, makes it an ideal location to develop a luxury hotel. We look forward to being a key part of the city’s continued growth.”

The hotel, which will be part of a mixed-use development featuring two office towers, will be located in the Wuhan CBD, the future business and financial center of Central China. Located in downtown Wuhan, the Wuhan CBD development covers a land area of 7.41km2, and houses a significant amount of office towers, residential buildings and commercial facilities. Transportation to the area will be accommodated by the nearby Hankou Railway Station, major metro lines and the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, the busiest in Central China, as well as the extensive high speed railway system which offers convenient access to Beijing and Shanghai.

Wuhan sits at the meeting point of the Yangtze and Hangshui Rivers, and is the most important hub in Central China. The city’s history dates back over 3,500 years, making it one of the most ancient metropolitan centers in the country. It has long been renowned as a center for the arts and for intellectual studies and it remains an important area for education, as well as science and technology. Attractions for visitors include the Hubei Provincial Museum, one of the country’s leading museums, the Yellow Crane Tower, considered one of the Four Great Towers of China as well as the East Lake, the largest lake within a city in China, which is surrounded by themed gardens and ancient monuments. The city also acts as a starting base for luxury riverboat cruises, which pass the Three Gorges dam en route to Chongqing.

Fairmont currently operates a number of properties in China, including Fairmont Beijing, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, Kunshan’s Fairmont Yangcheng Lake, and Fairmont Nanjing. The country continues to be a key growth market for the brand with a number of new developments scheduled to open in the coming years.