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Hilton Flag to Fly Over Resorts World Bimini's New Luxury Hotel


Luxury Hotel in North Bimini Island, Bahamas to Become Part of Hilton Portfolio
Hilton expands presence in the Bahamas with the opening of new hotel, Hilton at Resorts World Bimini (source: Photo: Business Wire)

MIAMI & MCLEAN, Va. -- Hilton Worldwide and Resorts World Bimini, the world's first cruise destination resort, have announced the newest luxury lifestyle hotel in the Bahamas will fly the Hilton Hotels & Resorts flag. The newly-built luxury marina hotel, slated to have its official grand opening at Resorts World Bimini in the Bahamas this summer, will operate as Hilton at Resorts World Bimini, and marks Hilton Worldwide's second hotel in...

Viceroy To Debut In Chicago In 2017


Viceroy Hotel Group confirmed today plans for the brand's hotly anticipated expansion to Chicago's renowned Gold Coast neighborhood with a scheduled opening set for 2017.
Working in tandem with Convexity Properties, the powerhouse luxury hospitality brand will unveil the Goettsch Partners and TAL Studio-designed property, located conveniently for guests on State Street in the Gold Coast. The area occupies the central part of a flourishing neighborhood, quickly gaining momentum as one of the most sought-after modern luxury destinations in the city.
Known for creating authentic and inspired experiences, Viceroy Hotel Group will be using design, art, style...

Le Meridien New Orleans Debuts in the Big Easy Following $29 Million Transformation


Le Méridien New Orleans Unlocks the Crescent City’s Distinct Flavours and Rich Culture through Unique Programming for both Guests and Locals

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the debut of Le Méridien New Orleans, following a comprehensive $29 million conversion of the former W Hotel. The renovation touched all aspects of the hotel, including a redesign of all 410 guestrooms, the debut of three new food and beverage outlets, the addition of the signature Le Méridien Hub (the brand's reinterpretation of the traditional lobby), and the modernization of the porte-cochere valet entrance. The multimillion dollar renovation...

New U.S. Hotel Openings Will Accelerate Late Decade


Lodging Econometrics reported that new hotel supply growth bottomed in 2011 with the opening of only 347 Hotels/37,404 Rooms. The bottom in 2011 concluded a precipitous 75% decline in New Hotel Openings from a peak of 1,341 Hotels/154,257 Rooms established in 2008 at the onset of the Great Recession. Since then, new supply growth has been slow and incremental. New Hotel Openings were a paltry 412 in 2012, 488 in 2013 and 557 hotels with 63,352 rooms in 2014. LE forecasts that just 726 new hotels will open in 2015 and 797 hotels in 2016. The sharpness of the decline and the prolonged nature of the economic malaise delayed the rekindling of hotel development and...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Grows Luxury Portfolio in Mexico City with the Debut of Las Alcobas as a Luxury Collection Hotel


Accelerating growth in dynamic markets worldwide, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announces the debut of Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mexico City ideally located in the heart of the posh Polanco district. The opening of Las Alcobas, owned by OPREM 390, highlights Starwood's aggressive expansion in Latin America, where the company now boasts a total portfolio of 94 hotels in Latin America and the Caribbean, with 15 additional hotels in the pipeline set to open by 2017.
"We are excited to welcome Las Alcobas to The Luxury Collection...