Mondrian Doha set for soft launch this spring
sbe, a leading privately-held lifestyle hospitality company, will open its first hotel in the Middle East with the launch of Mondrian Doha, Qatar in the spring. This soft opening will set the stage for Mondrian Doha’s grand opening celebration, which follows in late September, and promises to be an outstanding showcase of the property.
Construction begins on The Oaklander Hotel, Oakland
Concord Hospitality plans to open Pittsburgh’s first Autograph Collection Hotel in the heart of the Oakland neighbourhood. Construction began on the 167-room property, The Oaklander Hotel, last month.
Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse Bar & Grill set for Plymouth opening
Excitement is mounting as the final preparations begin for the grand opening of celebrity chef Marco Pierre White’s new Plymouth restaurant.
AccorHotels reveals increase in net profits despite challenging French market
AccorHotels has reported financial results for 2016, revealing an 8.1 per cent increase in net profits to €266 million when compared to the previous year.
Sarkozy appointed to board of AccorHotels
The board of AccorHotels has unanimously co-opted Nicolas Sarkozy as an independent director. He will serve the organisation for the remainder of Moussalem Moussalem’s, with the former director having stepped down following Colony Capital’s decision to sell its shareholding in Accor.
Alila Jabal Akhdar launches Rose petal spa experience
This year guests at Alila Jabal Akhdar will be able to celebrate the rose harvest in Oman with a rose-inspired experience. Every year, from the end of March until mid-May, the rugged, rocky mountain landscape of Jabal Akhdar - the Green Mountain in Arabic - is transformed into a spectacular shade of pink.
Thouvard to lead Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, Thailand
Denis Thouvard has taken up the position of general manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, Thailand. Thouvard is French national who firstly joined Centara Hotels & Resorts team in 2009 as general manager for the opening of Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket.
Finamore takes up leadership role with Fairmont Hotels
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has welcomed Peter Finamore to the role of regional vice president, Pacific North-west and general manager of Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver, BC.
Clarke joins Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris
Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris has appointed Stephanie Clarke as its new director of sales and marketing. Clarke brings years of experience in top luxury hotels to her new position in the Parisian palace.
Airbnb acquires Montreal-based Luxury Retreats
Airbnb has acquired Montreal-based Luxury Retreats, a luxury vacation rental company offering over 4,000 homes in 100 destinations around the world. Luxury Retreats chief executive Joe Poulin will join Airbnb and lead luxury homes, reporting to Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky.