Park Hyatt Paris Vendome debuts winter pop-up chalet in collaboration with IWC

From November 15, 2017 to March 15, 2018, Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme winter chalet is back in its outdoor courtyard. For this new edition the prestigious luxury Parisian hotel has joined forces with luxury watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen to create a real winter experience. Together they came up with a modern chalet created as a “window to Switzerland”. Coated in deep ash black (a Japanese coating technique) and sprinkled here and there with white and silver touches, the winter chalet hides a large raw wooden table that can accommodate up to twelve guests. Every night, Park Hyatt [...]

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Shangri-La Colombo brings a new level of luxury in Sri Lanka

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts recently celebrated the grand opening of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, the second hotel of the chain after, last year it opened the spectacular seaside resort of Shangri-La Hambantota on the south coast of the country, thus consolidating the attractiveness of Sri Lanka as a premium destination. The festivities signaled the city’s most highly anticipated hotel launch in nearly 30 years, and presented the best of Sri Lankan and Chinese culture through entertainment, gastronomy and a gala dinner at the hotel’s Shangri-La Ballroom – the largest pillarless ballroom [...]

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Shinola to open Shinola luxury hotel in Detroit in 2018

One of the most anticipated developments opening in 2018 is the Shinola Hotel—a collaboration between Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock and Shinola. The construction of the hotel involves renovating the building at 1400 Woodward, plus the Singer Building nearby, and the demolition plus construction of new buildings along the block. An alley will be activated behind the building, making stronger connections to the nearby Element Hotel at the Metropolitan Building and The Siren Hotel at the Wurlitzer. Bedrock released a new website for the hotel today, along with clearer renderings of the hotel. Now, we get an idea of [...]

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Millennium Hotels opens M Social Hotel in Auckland

Following the launch of its M Social Singapore last summer, London-based Millennium & Copthorne Hotels has added a second M Social hotel, this one in Auckland. Formerly a Copthorne hotel, the 190-room M Social Auckland was built in the 1970s and has traded in previous decades as a Travelodge, according to The New Zealand Herald. The property will have five “Social” guestroom themes as well as two suite categories, the harbor and ocean. Leading up to the rooms, each floor at the hotel will have a defining theme, featuring elements of local culture [...]

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Valsana Hotel & Resort opens in the Swiss alpine village of Arosa

The Tschuggen Hotel Group is excited to introduce the new Valsana Hotel, opening on 7 December 2017.  Built from scratch on the site of the previous property, the hotel is created from handcrafted stone and wood to the highest environmental and energy standards. Valsana hotel is spread across three new buildings with interiors by the vibrant Swiss designer Carlo Rampazzi, creating a subtle blend of styles that reflect the alpine landscape. With a strong focus on sustainability, a state-of-the-art energy recovery system forms an important part of the new complex, [...]

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