Hot hotel openings: Club Med’s new resort in Michès and more
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From the unspoiled beaches of the Dominican Republic to the streets of London and Germany — here are this week’s hottest hotel openings around the world.
Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda
Club Med has officially opened Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda, its first-ever Exclusive Collection resort in the Americas.
Nestled on an unspoiled beach in Michès, Dominican Republic, this 93-acre resort is the first major site to open within the region, offering guests a chic and intimate resort atmosphere. With a recently opened highway connecting Punta Cana to Miches directly, the tourism industry is expected to grow in the area substantially over the next few years.
“What first drew us to Miches”
“The opening of Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda marks a huge milestone in Club Med’s history,” said Carolyne Doyon, president and CEO of Club Med North America.
“This new resort embodies the strong trailblazing spirit at the heart of Club Med. We open our doors to travellers from all over the world in hopes that they too can experience what first drew us to Miches: the rich culture, the pristine and untouched beaches, the beautifully lush landscapes, and the welcoming, lively spirit that abounds in the Dominican Republic.”
The newest property and flagship hotel under Edwardian Hotels London, The Londoner will open in June 2020, situated within the heart of London’s West End in the world-famous Leicester Square neighbourhood.
Boutique in feeling yet staggering in scale, The Londoner offers the best aspects of a luxury boutique hotel with a thoughtful range of bespoke meetings and events spaces, to deliver an enhanced new concept that meets the needs of travel buyers and corporate travellers.
“The world’s first super boutique hotel”
Charles Oak, hotel director, The Londoner, commented: “Completely unlike any other hotel, The Londoner is the world’s first super boutique hotel offering the MICE market a bespoke event service with scale.
“Edwardian Hotels London has been shaping hospitality experiences for 40 years. With the development of The Londoner, we have been able to apply our learnings and experience of best-in-class MICE services to deliver an exceptional purpose-built event space with the discerning guest, business or leisure, at the heart of our offering.”
Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort
Tucked into the coast, Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort has reopened after a USD 40 million renovation financed by Piscamar Beach Resort BV.
Managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, the 336-room hotel is positioned on six acres of oceanfront real estate overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The redesigned space was renovated to represent the latest innovative design thinking from the Marriott Hotels brand. It is set to become the ultimate Caribbean destination for the active traveller who enjoys diving and swimming, alongside relaxing and enjoying the island’s famous tropical weather.
Rob Smith, executive vice president of Aimbridge Hospitality commented: “Proud to see that our vision for Curaçao has finally come to fruition, we hope to continue this momentum with Marriott International in the Caribbean.”
Hotel Goldener Hirsch
Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg has announced the culmination of a thirty-million-euro, full-scale renovation.
The completion ushers in a new era of luxury for Salzburg’s most storied hotel, which has stood on Germany’s historic Getreidegasse since 1407. An extensive restoration of all seventy guestrooms and suites was unveiled, along with the hotel’s celebrated common areas which houses its’ 612-year-old antique collection.
“With a legacy of more than six centuries of exceptional service, the restoration of Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg brings this hospitality icon into the modern-day while celebrating its history and heritage,” said Jenni Benzaquen, vice president, Luxury Brands – Europe, Marriott International.
“The meticulous renovation of this storied work of art showcases the hotel’s individuality while allowing the legendary service and contemporary epicurean offerings to shine through.”
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