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Industry News The Arora Group launches local recruitment initiative for InterContinental London - the O2

operations levels in all departments including food and beverage, kitchen and housekeeping. The company estimates it will take on 400 people for these positions through assessment centres set up across the borough.

The Arora Group has partnered with Greenwich Council to launch a recruitment and apprenticeship campaign which is designed to encourage employment for its new hotel - InterContinental London - The O2 - from within the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Through the partnership, The Arora Group, which will own and operate the 18-storey 453-bedroom hotel under a franchise agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), will aim make up at least 40 per cent of its staff Greenwich residents. Opportunities at the hotel, which is due to open this winter, include those at management and

The Arora Group is also working with the council and local colleges to offer work experience placements and to launch the Arora Apprenticeship Scheme. Assessment centres have been set up in Greenwich to select a minimum of 25 people to join the programme, providing them with an annual salary for on-the-job training, a nationally-recognised

Surinder Arora, CEO and co-founder of the Arora Group, said: “At Arora, we are opening our most ambitious leisure and business hotel yet, with London’s largest new event space, so it’s vital we knowledge and a customer-focused attitude, to join the team that will put “Working with GLLaB and the Royal Borough of Greenwich council to secure talent from the local community was a natural choice for us - London is one of the most multicultural centres in the world and we’re looking for people that have a genuine warmth and spirit to give our iconic new InterContinental hotel its personality”.

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Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery in New Orleans completed The opening of Compère Lapin, chef Nina Compton’s restaurant, of the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery.

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The hotel, in the city’s Warehouse Arts District Hotel, has been developed by Provenance Hotels, GB Lodging and Woodbine Development Corporation.

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Provenance Hotels and GB Lodging purchased the property - then known as the Ambassador Hotel - in August 2013. In partnership with Woodbine Development Corporation, Provenance Hotels expanded the room count to 167, “created one of city’s hottest new

restaurants, and introduced a sophisticated modern design that highlights rustic original and exposed brick walls - and celebrates the unique culture and art of New Orleans”. Located at the intersection of Tchoupitoulas and Lafayette Streets four blocks from the French Quarter, the hotel is the latest incarnation of a building built in 1854. The property is home to an art collection created in partnership with the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA), a regional, pre-professional arts school founded by artists, educators and community activists, and the Compère Lapin restaurant.


Industry News Harbour Hotels buys Brighton property for refurbishment

SpringHill Suites Sold to Noble Investment Group Noble Investment Group today announced the acquisition of the SpringHill Suites Houston Northwest. Located within the Chasewood Technology Park, just steps from the Hewlett Packard Campuses and Lone Star College - University Park, the newly built property is the second Houston-area hotel in Noble’s portfolio.

Harbour Hotels, a collection of a hotel in Brighton. The company will renovate the as yet unnamed seafront property, opening in 2016 as the 77-bedroom Brighton Hotel & Spa. The refurbishment will involved the addition of a spa, rooftop pool and the company’s branded Jetty restaurant. Mike Warren, managing director of Harbour Hotels, said: “We are very excited to be taking the Harbour Hotels brand to Brighton; it’s one of the UK’s most vibrant hotel and tourism markets and a key strategic location from our perspective. With a prime position on the

seafront, we plan to maximise on this lively coastal setting with a full refurbishment programme.” Harbour Hotels’ existing properties, owned by Nicolas James Group, are the Christchurch Harbour hotel and the Kings hotel, both in Harbour hotel in Cornwall; Salcombe Harbour hotel and the Sidmouth Harbour hotel, owns and operates two wedding venues: Northbrook Park in Farnham, Surrey; and Froyle Park in Alton, Hampshire. Its seventh property, the newbuild £25 million Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa will open in June 2017.

The SpringHill Suites Houston Northwest features 139 guestrooms and suites, an outdoor pool and spa, a fully-equipped complimentary high-speed wireless internet access, free self-parking, as well as a free hot breakfast and a 24/7 sundry shop. The hotel also offers more than 5,000 square feet of SpringHill Suites by Marriott is an uppermoderate all-suites hotel designed for both the business and leisure traveler, offering modern amenities and stylish spaces at a great value. Founded in 1993, the Noble organization specializes in making value-added, opportunistic investments in the lodging and hospitality real estate sector. Through its private equity real estate funds, Noble has made more than $3 billion of investments throughout the United States in primarily select service and extended stay hotels which Hyatt, Hilton, Intercontinental and Starwood.

Sheraton Lake Como Hotel Opens in Italy Sheraton Lake Como offers 116 guestrooms, including four newly renovated suites, and a range of leisure facilities, from a Sheraton® Fitness Center to two outdoor swimming pools with a Jacuzzi. The property also features a private park for sunbathing, jogging, and picnicking. An ideal choice for meetings and functions, Sheraton Lake Como features a large conference center with 10 modular rooms. Each room can hold between 40-150 people, and together, the 10 rooms can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. Spazio Como, a futuristically designed multi-functional space by famed Italian architect Attilio Terragni, can host up to 350 people. The property is also conveniently adjacent

to the area’s prestigious Villa Erba Exhibition and Conference Centre. Sheraton Lake Como is located in northern Italy, within close proximity to Como’s historical center, which gardens, museums, elegant villas, a short walking distance from the Lake Como shore, where guests can partake in a variety of water-based activities or take advantage of the accessible launches for boat trips around the lake for an additional fee.

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., in agreement with Grand Hotel di Como Srl, today announced the opening of Sheraton Lake Como Hotel, a strategic conversion located in Italy’s world famous lake region. Surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Alps and the bright blue water of Lake Como, the hotel offers guests a visually captivating experience. Renovated by the renowned Italian architect, Ruggero Venelli, the property incorporates top-quality, natural materials and a neutral palette to produce warm interior spaces, and as a nod to local talent, the hotel features custom handcrafted furniture from acclaimed Italian designers. “With beautiful new guestrooms, impressive culinary experiences and an array of meeting spaces within a spectacular surrounding, Sheraton Lake Como is an excellent addition to the brand’s global portfolio,” said

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Industry News Sustainable hospitality businesses honored at the Footprint Awards 2015 Pret A Manger and the Spirit Pub Company were among hospitality businesses recognised for their sustainability efforts at the Footprint Awards last week (4 June). celebrate the most innovative green campaigns and initiatives that are driving best practice across all sectors.

see real progression and innovation across the supply chain to ensure sustainability is at the forefront of best practice. demonstrated just how far business has come in half a decade to reduce and create new social initiatives.”

Full list of Footprint award winners future although he felt that there was still much more that could be done to see the industry become truly sustainable. tonight demonstrate the wonderful efforts being made to make a real difference to the environment and society. From Harper Adams the awards illustrate that even small businesses can make a big impact.”

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Wyndham Hotel Group Continues to Expand Its Ramada jointly with our local partner Vert announced the opening of the

meeting space can accommodate up to 200 people for banquets and 150 people for conferences.

property to open in Brazil under the Ramada® brand with local partner the Ramada brand to open in room count in the country to more than 900 rooms.

business strategy to continue to grow in the region.”

Properties under the Ramada brand feature attractive accommodations for the mid-market traveler. Started Ramada has grown to become one of the most well-known hotel

dos Goytacazes is located in a city known for being the largest oil Hotel Group has 28 Ramada and some of the most important public and private universities of the state

rooms. Across its entire portfolio in the globally-recognized Ramada

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making it the perfect choice for this business and educational hub.”

restaurants. It is also within walking distance to Pelican Avenue and just eight kilometers from Bartolomeu

and Howard Johnson® brands.

and on-site parking. Its 300 guest Suites Campos dos Goytacazes

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Industry News Watergate Bay owners buy Lake District hotel as first property in new Another Place collection The team behind the Watergate Bay hotel in Newquay, Cornwall, has bought the 19-room Rampsbeck hotel in Cumbria for £2.7 million. for Another Place, a new collection of destination properties. Another Place will be independent of Watergate Bay, but will follow “a similar distinct approach to hospitality, focused on creating experiences for guests”. Set in 18 acres of grounds overlooking Lake Ullswater, Rampsbeck will be joined in the collection by the Royal William Yard, a 60-bedroom hotel under development in Plymouth. Ramsbeck, which dates back to 1714, will see the addition of a 25-metre indoor pool, clubhouse and treatment rooms. Will Ashworth, founder of Another Place and managing director of Watergate Bay

Restaurants and hotels raise £551k for homeless charity StreetSmart Restaurants and hotels involved in last year’s StreetSmart campaign have raised £551k for the homeless charity.

hotel, said: “Rampsbeck is the perfect hotel to kick off our new collection. There is a strong team and excellent reputation already in place and, ahead of developing plans for additional bedrooms and social spaces, we are looking forward to introducing a few of our own ideas. We intend to appeal to both current and new visitors, always staying true to the spirit of Ullswater.” Ashworth is currently is currently looking at several locations for further Another Place properties.

The latest campaign, which ran in November and December last year, saw 580 restaurants and hotels in the UK add £1 to each customer, or guest’s bill. Restaurants involved included Polpo, Angela Hartnett’s Murano, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and The Kitchin in Edinburgh. StreetSmart’s campaign with the hospitality industry to raise money to help homeless people rebuild their lives, has raised £7.4m since it started in 1998. “Every year StreetSmart grows as more and more restaurants catch onto the simplicity and splendour of the idea. Britain is enriched by the quality of its restaurants, and now the restaurateur, chefs and their patrons are helping to enrich the lives of those caught in the misery of homelessness,” said StreetSmart supporter Stephen Fry.

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Most of the money raised goes towards addressing the root issues of homelessness, while a portion of the funds raised are spent on emergency needs for rough sleepers, including winter shelters and food and clothing.

Suites Campos dos Goytacazes was developed in partnership with Construtora InteRio and Sinco Engenharia. In addition to the new property, the company already manages four hotels under the

Ramada brand in Brazil: Ramada Hotel Americana, Ramada Lagoa Santa International Airport/Belo Horizonte, Ramada Encore Belo Horizonte Minascasa, and Ramada Rio de Janeiro/Riocentro.

Lareena Hilton, global head of brand communications and corporate citizenship, Deutsche Bank, said: “It is fantastic to see the amount raised to date, knowing that it supports some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.”

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The charity’s nine-year partnership with Deutsche Bank led to the creation of the company’s youth engagement programmed Born to Be in 2013 which aims to break the cycle of youth unemployment and prevent people becoming homeless

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Telguard is a British made telephone or GSM based intercom. The system is able to plug in to an analogue extension of your telephone system so that a visitor access request can be answered on any telephone or cordless phone on the premises. This perfectly suits late arrivals being able to contact a member of staff at any time, whether the call is set to ring their cordless phone or a mobile phone. If it is not possible to provide an extension at the entrance point, a dedicated ‘BT’ type line can be used. This would enable the Telguard to make a call to the main telephone switchboard or it could call a mobile phone number so that a porter would not have to stop what they were doing to allow access for a quest. Alternatively one of our GSM systems could be used. This simply means that a mobile phone call is made from the Telguard as it is not connected to a telephone line. This system is also able to provide video to the mobile phone (Android device) that answers the call from the entrance. So now the porter or employee is able to see who is at the entrance before they allow them access. This could even be actioned remotely from another site! The memory of the system is programmed with a telephone number and a button on the Telguard is associated with that number. When a visitor presses that button, the Telguard speed dials the associated number and the phone at the other end will ring. On answering the call the user is then able to converse with the caller and if they wish to allow them access they simply press the ‘#’ key on the phone they are using. This command signals the door/gate/barrier to open.

certain periods. This could be when reception closes or a different employee starts a shift. This also applies to access codes and trade access.

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Staff are able to call the Telguard (it has it’s own SIM card or phone line) and if their number is in the Authorised Access Memory, they cancel the call as soon as it starts ringing and the entrance will open. This is all recorded on the activity logs that can be downloaded remotely

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Industry News Sopwell House launches 16 mews suites Sopwell House, a country house hotel and spa in Hertfordshire, has opened its mews suites. Located close to the main hotel, the 16 suites are reached via a private courtyard surrounded by landscaped gardens created by Ann-Marie Powell, 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold award-winner and recent judge for BBC 2’s ‘Great Chelsea Garden Challenge’. The mews suites are a range of individual suites, apartments and duplexes; each with access to a communal spa bath and rear access through a private car-park. They feature custom-made furniture and

kitchenettes, double-ended bath tubs, mood lighting, hot tubs and “an eclectic mix of artwork and accessories displayed throughout”. Some of the suites also offer interconnecting rooms and all feature REVO Superconnect sound systems. Re-designed by award winning design company Sparcstudio, each suite - traditionally named space for a true sense of modern country glamour”. Hotel owner Abraham Bejerano - who also owns The Arch boutique hotel in

London - said: “We are very excited to have the new luxury Mews suites launching at Sopwell House. They will appeal to our high-end clientele and

Carlson Rezidor Announces Two New Radisson Blu Resorts in Mauritius

Carlson Rezidor announces new Radisson Blu beach resorts in Mauritius: the Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa, Mauritius (100 rooms), the Radisson Blu Azuri Residence & Suites, Mauritius (57 residences) and the Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa, Mauritius (100 rooms) are conversions of existing properties and will already be rebranded in Q3 2015. All properties are situated on the north-eastern coast of Mauritius Island, one of the most beautiful and attractive resort destinations in the Indian Ocean. “We are delighted to add these highquality properties to our portfolio of stylish and sophisticated Radisson Blu resorts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and to provide our future guests in Mauritius with the world-class services and standards Radisson Blu is known for”, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of Rezidor. The CEO of BlueLife Limited, Christine Marot, stated: “BlueLife is indeed very proud to be partnering with Carlson Rezidor for the management of its hospitality cluster.

star facilities and great human capital. Access to the global sales and marketing resources of Carlson Rezidor will be key to the development of this cluster, and we believe that through this collaboration, we shall take our three properties to a higher level. Moreover, Mauritius is a high-end destination, and our team members are looking forward to growing with Carlson Rezidor.” “Mauritius is a must-see destination in the Indian Ocean and is one of the most strategic resort markets. These new management contracts are an important step for us to establish our presence and to further expand our upper-upscale resort network in the region. Our ultimate objective is to add value to our owners and shareholders”, added Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief The Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa with the Radisson Blu Azuri Residence & Suites is located directly on a beach part of Azuri, one of the best designed seafront towns on the island. Opened in December 2013, the Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa is a 100 room resort which offers an array of services and facilities, including 4 restaurants and bars, 2 swimming pools, a 300m² spa,

club lounge, a kids’ club, and a full range of outsourced water and land activities (i.e. snorkeling, kayaking, bottom boat, scuba diving, canyoning, climbing facilities and quad bikes). Moreover, the Radisson Blu Azuri Residence and Suites have been designed to provide 5 star hospitality, leisure and retail facilities to the residents and guests. The Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa, a 100 key resort, opened its doors in December 2012. Located across nearly 3 acres on the east coast, the facilities offered to guests comprise of three restaurants, a spa, a business centre, a gym, and an outdoor swimming pool. It offers numerous outsourced water and land activities which include volleyball, beach badminton, boccia and darts, snorkeling, kayaking, pedalos, glassbottom boat, scuba diving and bike rentals. Guests can also be shuttled to the Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa. The three properties are one hour away from the international airport of Mauritius, and are located not far from sights such as the botanical garden of Pamplemousses, île aux Cerfs, Cap Malheureux and Grand Baie. Mauritius’ capital city Port Louis is 25 km away. The Radisson Blu resorts in Mauritius will be operated by The Rezidor Hotel Group.

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Club Brass Club Brass, a nod to the money that used to be held in the building, is an exclusive rooftop retreat for VIPS. Beautifully clad geometric tin tiled walls provide the perfect backdrop to the sleek leather booths and cut-glass decanter lights. While bespoke recycled timber coffee tables, industrial high tables continue the richness of both materials & skill provided by British craftsman. Reached via an illuminated steel & brass staircase inspired by Bank vaults of old and through safe doors, the Club sits within the original light well space still with its original glazed tiles and feature antiqueleather satchel pendant lights. The menu will offer all day dining and include “Lady Connie Crumpsall’s favourite” Royal Oscietra Caviar, Oyster Po Boy and a Brass seafood platter. Cocktails, liqueurs and spirits created exclusively by Sipsmith Independent Spirits. Jeff Ward, General Manager and Managing Director: “After two years of anticipation for Hotel Gotham, we are excited to be open for Spring 2015. New beginnings for this fabulous building. The service, special attention and twinkle in the eye will make a stay at Hotel Gotham a memorable experience.” Rooms from £150.00 www.hotelgotham.co.uk @HotelGotham

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LANCASTER LONDON Lancaster London, an iconic mid-century hotel, offers world-class hospitality in an unbeatable Hyde Park location. Proudly distinct, this London landmark commands unrivalled panoramic views across the capital’s skyline. The hotel enjoys a privileged position in central London, close to the bustling shopping districts of Oxford and Bond Street, internationally famed West End theatres, museums and tourist attractions. For business guests,

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looking to explore Hyde Park the green parkland is a minute from the hotel. The hotel creates an independently

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tailored experience with culture, charm and character luxury and premium views of London with the option of either a City or a Park view available to guests. For the ultimate in luxurious living, the Hyde Park Suite, the Radnor Suite, the Connaught Suite, the Fountain Suite and the Presidential Suite are all beautifully designed and to three connecting bedrooms, walk-in dressing rooms, sophisticated lounges and bathrooms with separate shower facilities. The twelve Luxury Royal Suites boast stunning views across Hyde Park from the distinct lounge and dining spaces, perfect for entertaining privately. The Superior and Deluxe rooms offer king-size or twin beds, stylish seating areas, and plush bathrooms. All rooms are fully equipped with modern facilities such as air-conditioning, satellite television, mini bars, en-suite bathrooms and power showers. Lancaster London’s deep commitment to corporate social


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responsibility (CSR) has been rewarded with accolades such as “AA Eco Hotel of the Year 2012”, Considerate Hoteliers’ “Considerate Hotel of the Year 2012” and the Green Tourism Business Scheme’s “Gold Star Award 20132014”. The hotel is a champion for the humble honey bee,

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The Manchester Furniture Show 19-21 July Manchester Central

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Most of the 120 exhibitors from the UK and abroad, have chosen Manchester to launch new ranges and products. The show will be a feast for buyers of furniture and interior furnishings from of every sphere of furniture and interiors buying.

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The Manchester Furniture Show (19-21 July Manchester Central) has all the ingredients for a superb show. It has a line-up of great names encompassing a diverse mix of styles, textures and unique designs. It is in a great location right in the heart of this pulsing city and it is organised with precision and care for a good visitor experience.

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ome of the launch highlights in living and dining include a new living and dining collection from Serene. Choice is the catchword for this comprehensive collection of dining tables and chairs, it includes 12 tables and 48 chair options, as well as 17 different recliner options and a host of other new designs. Commenting, Serene’s founder and managing director, Tasleem Tasab, said, “The timing of the Show, along with its geographical location, makes it ideal for presenting the new Serene Living range of

time the Serene Living range has been exhibited in the UK so we are very excited to be involved and anticipate strong interest across all designs.� Also new in dining, comes Sienna from Baker, which is launched as part of their popular reclaimed series. This stylish, rustic collection uses its construction as a feature with its dowels history of the reclaimed wood used, to make each piece truly unique. Another new dining launch


sawn boards used here feature a contemporary twist in the design. It is also designed be mixed and matched with pieces from other Rowico collections. Strong and contemporary is the theme for the VIDA Living launches. Their new Emerson dining collection made from Acacia, in a burnished Emerson table made from marble, which is bound

to impress. The feast of new living and dining launches continues with new collections being shown among others by Morris, Originals from Willis&Gambier, Mark Webster Designs and Kingstown. Again some of these collections will feature roughly sawn timbers, reclaimed wood as well as smooth lined contemporary styles in fresh board

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featuring reclaimed wood is Yukon from Rowico.

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The Manchester Furniture Show 19-21 July Manchester Central The lively UK upholstery industry will also see several new launches from some of the biggest players in the market. Wade will be showcasing 4 new models and 29 new fabrics - some of its most popular sofas and chairs will be shown in a selection of the fabrics from the new collection. Lebus will be displaying several stylish new sofas, chairs and footstool collections, all of which are designed to combine great design with commerciality. They will also be showing new choices of textured and smooth fabrics, which range from the traditional to highly contemporary in design. Another UK major featuring new styles and fabrics launching at Manchester is Mark Webster Designs, here the fabrics have been exclusively designed for the Mark Webster collection. Also introducing new fabric selections in the form of bespoke Harris Tweeds are Carlton Furniture and Vintage Sofa Company. The Harris Tweeds will feature on their latest designs, some of which will also incorporate new other new features including sold oak trims while still allowing customers to choose trims, feet and buttons. Manchester will also showcase some of the best in Italian upholstery, newcomer Cappellini Salotti will be showing several new designs from their extensive and well established portfolio. Their newest designs have been inspired by their stunning Tuscan location and include fresh leather colours for 2015, also drawn from that inspiration. With the full weight of Italian design and expertise behind them theirs will be a stand not to be missed for any upholstery buyer. Also featuring leather upholstery will be Furnico, this Lancashire upholstery specialist will be introducing leather options to two of it’s most popular ranges, the

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launched with a choice of four luxury leather colourways which Furnico MD, Darren Hargreaves believes will

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add to the appeal of the Furnico ranges as he said, “Increased customer choice has to be a good thing and we believe this is yet another way we can help our customers and open up our products to a broader section of buyers and consumers.” Bedrooms also see a host of new launches, several of which include new and innovative motion techniques. brand, Rauch are introducing their new Synchrono wardrobe system. The system features simultaneous centre door opening, giving a great overview of the full wardrobe. It is available in different variations and in a making it a real eye catcher. Continuing with the innovative motion design in bedroom, comes the newest bed collection from Furmanac. This UK based family company, who are the UK’s largest manufacturer of adjustable beds are introducing the luxurious Hestia® Motion range. It is high-end and handmade and is designed to be elegant and create the perfect sleeping style. Also on display will be the MiBed® collection, this hugely successful market leader in adjustable beds features a great variety of choices in bases and headboards. Painted is also high on the ‘new’ list with some of the best known companies introducing new, or extended painted bedroom collections. Kingstown are launching new painted range, Sophie which is styled to have a modern country look and feel. Sophie is a cosy range of furniture that combines elegant design with soft linen interiors. Kingstown Design Director, Dave Frampton said, “The Manchester Show is seen by buyers as a unique exhibition and Kingstown enjoy having a presence there, we are excited about launching our newest Sophie range.”


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The Manchester Furniture Show 19-21 July Manchester Central Painted will also feature on the Corndell stand, their best selling Annecy range has been rejuvenated and now features some new pieces and the addition of 4 new colours, including a gentle blue and an Old English green. The addition of the new colours now gives customers the choice of 7 modern colours and the reintroduction of oak tops, new at Manchester, plus an extended choice of handles increases the versatility of the range. In addition to living and dining, upholstery and bedroom furniture, Manchester also includes a wide selection of interior furnishings, including lighting, accessories, mirrors and pictures. Leading the way with new designs is Gallery Direct. This British based designer, manufacturer and worldwide distributor of home décor to the interiors industry Show as the best place to showcase their latest designs this summer, including those under the Frank Hudson brand, Gallery Direct MD Peter Delaney said, “We are delighted to be given a chance to support such a long-standing furniture trade event. We look forward to meeting lots of customers, old and new, and explaining the depth of offer Gallery now has with its Frank Hudson & Hudson Living ranges. We will be looking to do something special to mark our inaugural attendance!” The Manchester Furniture Show will feature some of the best in new designs across the whole range of furniture and interiors this summer. With many exhibitors offering special packages for Contract buyers and to those in the Hotel and Leisure Industry it is a ‘must go to Show’ for any buyer seeking new and/or innovative furniture and furnishings. This fun Show has a serious side and no-where else has such a gathering of the best of the new, from some of the best names in furniture - old and new. Held in a fantastic dedicated exhibition facility in the heart of vibrant Manchester, with easy access and great restaurants and hotels within walking distance it is a joyful show to visit.

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For a full list of exhibitors and to register your attendance go to www.manchesterfurnitureshow.com

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Sleep 2015

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Sleep 2014 was hailed as the best yet, with increased numbers of visitors, more international exhibitors and a fully subscribed conference programme just some of last year’s achievements - and plans are well underway for this year’s event at London’s Business Design Centre on 24-25 November.

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Top industry names sign up for Europe’s leading hotel design event

The Sleep Bar will also harness the power of storytelling through fairytales with Conran + Partners performing the magic as this year’s designers. “We are very excited to be part of Sleep this year and the ‘Fairytale’ theme is already inspiring us. The level of creativity has been set high over the years, so we have to do something really special to give it justice,” says Conran + Partners Project Director, Tina Norden.

The 2015 event is being launched with the announcement of plans for Sleep Set and the Sleep Bar, two hugely inspirational and popular features that challenge design companies to think afresh each year and create spaces which explore new ideas, materials and technologies.

Every year the exhibition is carefully curated to ensure the most compelling combination of newcomers and regular names, larger manufacturers and bespoke artisans.

This year’s task is to design a guestroom that draws on the essence of fairytales and folklore over the centuries and across the world. Designers are invited to weave their own story which, like a fairytale, touches on the human condition while playing with perceptions to engage and nurture the guest in new ways. Areen Design, Oliver Heath, Shaun Clarkson ID

welcome visitors as they arrive in the main exhibition hall. Having featured in one of the room sets last year, Johnson Tiles was so impressed with the attention received that the company felt it made perfect sense to participate again and

so far, with the winning team to be announced at a

This year there will be a new emphasis on surfaces with Europe’s leading manufacturers revealing an astonishing

Sleep is extending its search for suitable exhibitors even more widely to ensure an original showcase of products not seen before.


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he Independent Hotel Show, returning to Olympia West, London on 20 and 21 October, is now open for registration. The only UK hotel show dedicated to the boutique, luxury and independent hotel sector, #IHS15 promises stunning new feature areas, an exhaustive list of industry experts, business seminars, think tanks and key note sessions, as well as a feast of ideas, inspiration and insight for anyone involved in the sector. The Innovation Stage (sponsored by CLEAN and the UKHA) and The Business Theatre, will feature a stellar line up of industry experts and hotel entrepreneurs delivering free-to-attend seminars and panel discussions over the two days.

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New to 2015 will be the Independent Think Tank, a smaller, more in-depth gathering of industry professionals debating the hard hitting issues affecting today’s independent hotelier and a re-formatted and expanded Destination Spa area, where visitors can soak up the latest in luxury spa and bathroom design. . The show will also feature the celebrated Independent Hotelier of the Year and Outstanding New Hotel of the Year Awards, which include hoteliers and entrepreneurs, such as Robin Hutson of Lime Wood Group and Home Grown Hotels and Kit and Tim Kemp of Firmdale Hotels, in its hall of fame. Commenting on the exciting line-up for 2015, Miranda Martin, Event Manager at

Independent Hotel Show says: “The 2015 Independent Hotel Show promises to be our most exciting and comprehensive yet. Now established and in its fourth year, the show has gone from strength to strength, continuing to attract the highest calibre of industry experts and keynote speakers, aspirational and valued exhibitors, and above all, independent hoteliers committed to adding value and the wow factor to their hotels. We’ve struck a chord with the sector, prominent industry backing behind the show and our combined knowledge and understanding of what it takes to help independent hoteliers’ upgrade and develop their business.” For more information on the Independent Hotel Show 2015 and to register free to attend visit www.independenthotelshow.co.uk


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World Travel Market 2015, the leading global event for the travel industry, has partnered with a leading spa and wellness specialist to launch a wellness hub. WTM Wellness Lounge in Wellness 365 will take place on November 4th-5th, highlighting the rapid growth of a sector that is now worth a healthy $3.4 trillion annually, according to the 2014 Global Spa & Wellness Economy Monitor. The lounge will maximise connection opportunities between wellness exhibitors and wellness buyers, and facilitate business deals. The introduction of this spa and wellness hub builds on the success of a Wellness Programme launched at WTM 2014, which included three Wellness 365 Wellness Travel Awards. World Travel Market, senior director, Simon Press said: “The wellness industry’s importance to the wider travel industry continues to grow every year. “It is now valued at $3.4 trillion and expands annually as our lives get busier and more stressful – and more people are increasingly concerned about boosting their physical and mental wellness during their leisure time.

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort to welcome inaugural World Spa Awards World Spa Awards has revealed InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort will host its inaugural Gala Ceremony. in Vietnam, will welcome leaders from the global spa industry on September 14th, 2015. Embedded in the mythical hills of star InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort is a work of art as much as a resort. Itself a winner of the World’s Leading Luxury Resort title at the World Travel Awards in 2014, it is the perfect host for the inaugural World Spa Awards. The resort is set in 39 hectares of stepped gardens leading down to a private beach.

Gainsborough Bath Spa announces July opening The Gainsborough Bath has from July 1st 2015. in the UK to offer its visitors the opportunity to access and experience Bath’s famed natural thermal waters in its incredible spa. The opening marks YTL Hotels’ latest addition to its impressive international

springs of Bath.

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The hotel’s private water reserve bubbles to the surface at 47 degrees centigrade, packed full of rich natural minerals, for

The hotel is a member of the prestigious The Leading Hotels of the World.

this totally immersive experience coupled with the timeless venerated British use of aromatherapy, the healing culture will Spa Village Bath at The Gainsborough continue. Bath Spa is a new world-class exclusive spa in the city that extols all the natural virtues of the city’s healing thermal waters giving guests a majestic spa journey that will keep them coming back again and again. Following YTL Hotels international brand concept, Spa Village Bath has been conceptualised to honour the healing traditions of Bath. Since pre-Roman times people have

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From the bedroom to the bathroom

keep it Chic to Chic It’s not just the décor that gives a hotel suite that certain ‘Je ne sais quoi’. That extra something that transforms the mediocre into the extraordinary. Great bedding and towelling can provide the required lift and King of Cotton has been assisting some of the world’s leading hotel names to reach new heights. In particular the King of Cotton Spa range of products goes beyond the purely functional into areas of aesthetics and customer

products apart from the rest is the unique way the and an end result that has a super-soft feel and is ultra-absorbent. For many boutique hotels the joy of pure white, pure cotton bedding and towelling meets their chic requirements, but even in this situation the quality and feel of the cotton is not to be understated. King of Cotton offers a number of product ranges

boutique hotels for ideas that add a design and style dimension. For instance, the Mont Blanc Zero-Twist towel with its unusual ribbed surface gives a totally new look and sensuous feel to pure white towelling. Available in 3 sizes the Mont Blanc is just one from our zerotwist pure cotton ranges. What sets our zero-twist

Premium Quality Towel Range in 600 GSM pure cotton. It offers a thick pile, feels incredibly soft example is King of Cotton’s pure white 400 thread count cotton Percale Boutique bedding which simply looks and feels exquisite. King of Cotton really does make it easier for spa and boutique venues to add a degree of interior design and coordination to everything they buy.

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From colour-coordinated bedding sets including duvet covers and pillowcases (see the Jacqueline range) to contemporary throws (see Luxury Diamond Weave) to traditional bedspreads (see the Excelsior), the company’s full range is laid out on the website is an easily browsed and highly visual presentation.

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For hotels price is also an important factor and King of Cotton has a reputation for keen pricing plus the extra discounts you can enjoy when you register as a trade customer. Visit the website or call King of Cotton on 0208 332 7999


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PER AQUUM RESORT, NIYAMA ADDS A NEW DIMENSION TO THE MALDVIES NIYAMA is an edgy, modern resort that offers guests more than a romantic Maldivian escape, allowing them to balance tranquillity with a sense of discovery, stimulation and fun. Located in the South Western Atoll of Dhaalu, NIYAMA is a 40 minute NIYAMA was developed using Per AQUUM’s visionary and iconic design philosophy to create a luxury, contemporary, vibrant resort for the stylish aspirational traveller. NIYAMA incorporates traditional Maldivian elegance in a naturally modern aesthetic and also welcomes another the opening of Subsix, the club.

stunning views of the vast Indian Ocean, spacious living areas and the latest in entertainment technology. For the ultimate treat, the Water Pavilions with Private Pool are available with one or two bedrooms complete with private Thakuru. DINE & IMBIBE NIYAMA challenges the conventional with its culinary exhibitionism, leading guests on a gastronomic adventure starting at Epicure for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with takeaway options from the international gourmet deli. Guests can unwind at Fahrenheit, watching the Maldivian sunset from the rooftop, or dine in TRIBAL, which has been designed as a cuisines of South Africa, Asia and South America. Built 500 metres offshore, NIYAMA’s signature restaurant and Ocean and is only accessible by boat. Six metres below, is music and dance where NIYAMA LIVE features emerging and established artistes from around the world. Pavilion is stocked with a fridge brimming with gourmet deli items; cheeses, olives, cold cuts and wines to name a few. Merging the timelines between meals and offering greater freedom to relax throughout the day.

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an elevated array of slumber options. Beach Studios with their stunning outdoor bathrooms, large deck areas and secluded beach views; Deluxe Beach Studios with their Beach Pavilions with 24 hours butler service, private pools and exclusive beach access. Water babies can choose from the expansive Water Studios or Deluxe Water Studios, both offering private pools,

LIME SPA LIME Spa at NIYAMA utilises indigenous components from around the globe to create unique experiences with treatment rooms at the water’s edge and on land. Guests can relax both pre and post treatments in Sublime complete with sauna, steam room and relaxation pods. PUMP the 24 hour gym is equipped with state of the art gym equipment for those looking to maintain their routine or try something new. DIVERSIONS & JOURNEYS Interaction drives the ‘Diversions and Journeys’ at NIYAMA. Think Nintendo-Wii, remote control boats and buggies, weekly movie nights and water sports; all ideal for keeping kids and adults entertained. PADI dive courses and numerous water sports are available at FLOAT. There is also a Marine Biology lab for coral rehabilitation and education, The Lair for books, magazines and DVDs, while traditional sailing Dhonis complete the experience.

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They offer a wide range of fabrics and styles to suit all tastes. Their signature linen look fabric is particularly popular in hotel spas throughout the UK and to cater to this market they have introduced it in a number of colours: Brown, Beige, Moss Green, Grey, Black and Purple. This linen look fabric is durable and easy to care for making it a winner for therapists. It is a light weight fabric so very suitable for the humid spa environment. The company have many styles which can be tailored to suit larger Spas. For more information please call 0845 0800 576 or view the collection:

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Do You Need A Spa Range That Delivers Exceptional Results? – We Have La Cure. La Cure have a long standing reputation in the professional beauty industry as creators of supreme quality Dead Sea mineral skin care products for the face and body, used by leading international hotel chains and spas. For thousands of years the unique healing powers and nourishing properties of Dead Sea minerals have been harnessed to regenerate and rejuvenate skin, unlocking the secrets of natural beauty. La Cure ethically source their Dead Sea mineral salt and mud from Jordan, then combine it with active key natural ingredients to create this professional face and body skin care range. The extensive range gives superb perfect for use in facials, manicures, pedicures and body treatments. This professional, luxury face and body skin care range is complemented by Make Me, an innovative line of mud wraps and aromatherapy complexes that harness the natural healing qualities of Dead Sea minerals with effective essential oils and orange emotional and physical well-being. The mud wraps combine Dead Sea mud with a blend of essential oils that promote healing and levels, whilst strengthening bones and nails.

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For a Pampering, Oriental Bathing Experience

Oriental pampering program for the hotel bathroom and spa area: HAMMAM SPA. The tubes are held in warm, earthy colors with typical oriental ornamentation, evoking images of the Eastern culture.

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Centuries old, but more popular than ever before: oriental hammams with their traditional bathing rituals. ADA Cosmetics has developed an appropriate hotel cosmetics line. With HAMMAM SPA, hoteliers can offer their guests an unforgettable wellness experience for body and mind.

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The term ‘hammam’ stands for an ancient wellness formula: relaxation and health as well as cleansing of body and mind. In the orient, the traditional bathing ceremony – consisting of cleansing, relaxing and massage – is part of daily life. In the UK, an increasing number of public hammams also is being established. Many a hotel has added the bathing ritual as an attractive addition to its wellness program. For hoteliers who want to convert their bathrooms or spa areas into a luxurious bathing temple, ADA offers now a matching, exclusive cosmetics line: HAMMAM SPA. This opulent pampering program follows the rituals of Ottoman bathing traditions. The key element of the rich product range is a purifying

step-by-step cleansing: a Shower Peeling with plant-based peeling components, a mineral-rich Body Mud with a deep cleansing effect, a Shower Gel with moisturizing rose Conditioner with pro-vitamin B5. A Body Cream with precious argan oil completes the assortment. ADA has translated the orient’s love of opulent, sensual fragrances into a composition of tangy-fruity and exotic woody notes. The soothing effects of HAMMAM SPA-products are due to their natural, high-end ingredients. The formulation is composed exclusively of bio-degradable, pH neutral surfactants. It is free of critical substances such as parabens, mineral oils and silicone oils. Also available: a special Massage Soap with Products are available in 30 ml tubes and select products in 150ml tubes – perfectly suited for sale in hotel shops. Accessories such as a wellness gift set round off the portfolio. Please visit www.ada-cosmetics.com

Hair & Body Shampoo and Liquid Soap are also offered in the eco-friendly Smart Care System (300ml).


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Supplementing with magnesium is beautifully simplistic for your body, Magnesium Oil guarantees to help you relax, achieve a better quality of sleep, recover after exercise and target key problem areas to relieve muscle tension and cramping.

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BetterYou Magnesium Flakes provide the ultimate relaxation experience, when added to a hot bath the solution feeds every cell and efficiently replaces magnesium lost through modern diet and pressured lifestyles. Providing you with the most relaxing 20 minutes you will ever spend. For more information visit www.betteryou.com or call 01226 814 030.


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Retain payment or ID cards and be PCI compliant whilst increasing profits. When a vendor retains a credit card or debit card, or indeed handing over his or her ID card as security against running a tab or renting sporting equipment, there is always some uncertainty about the safety of the card whilst out of the customers’ possession. CardsSafe® eliminates the need to worry about any loss ensure the card’s safety from potential misuse. The CardsSafe® system has now become the “best practice” way of handling credit and debit cards retained by merchants in the hospitality and leisure industries. More than seventy thousand boxes are in use every day and many hundreds more are added every week. Managers who share their experience with our staff Chargeback drops by more than ninety percent (90%) There is a major uptick in sales

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If you are concerned about how CardsSafe works within the PCI scheme, Alan Gill from the independent PCI “The PCI DSS standard encompassed 264 controls. CardsSafe helps to reduce the need to meet all of these through ‘compensating controls’ which allow businesses to comply to the standard without having to change the way they operate”. CardsSafe® solution therefore helps merchants become PCI compliant, which truly gives peace of mind for all!

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FIRST STROKES SWIMMING POOL CHANGING ROOM LOCKERS

We were approached by the award winning First Strokes Swim Schools, to provide lockers suitable for their swimming centre’s changing rooms in Suffolk. First Strokes required lockers of exceptional durability, capable of withstanding not only the daily clamour of hundreds of excitable students but also the corrosive effects of a damp and chlorinated environment. The number of visitors meant that the lockers needed to be easily maintainable and able to be power washed. Crucially, the lockers also had to be visually appealing, that First Strokes has created. Our eXtreme Plastic Lockers® ticked all of these boxes. The tough polyethylene construction ensures that they are exceptionally hard-wearing while remaining unaffected by a damp and chlorinated environment. eXtreme Plastic Lockers® can also be power washed, and drain holes will allow any water inside the lockers to escape easily.

Most importantly, the attractive design and bespoke colour options of our eXtreme Plastic Lockers® meant that we were able to offer First Strokes not only the most practical solution but also one that complemented the look of their swimming centre. All lockers were customised with navy bodies, orange doors for the male changing room and pink doors for the female changing room, giving each its own identity. We are proud to say that First Strokes Swim Schools rated our products and their overall experience with us as excellent. After this successful install, First Strokes Swim Schools could potentially be rolling out eXtreme Plastic Lockers® to their other centres in Essex and Cambridge.

“Excellent communication and friendly advisors” Gillian Dovey, Founder Locker Quality: Overall Experience:

We offer a great range of bespoke colours for our water resistant eXtreme Plastic Lockers®. Constructed from hard-wearing polyethylene, they’re undentable and can be easily washed down with a high pressure hose. Ideal for wet and pool side areas!

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Grahame Gardner launch sophisticated uniform range for hospitality market Respected uniform supplier, Grahame Gardner Ltd, have recently introduced a sophisticated new workwear range, perfect for all staff within the hospitality industry. The Canadabased award-winning Noel Asmar collection presents a luxurious range of garments, including sophisticated tunics and trousers representing the highest design credentials.

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Synonymous with style, innovation and quality, Noel Asmar offers products for the hospitality market of a quality and standard not seen before within the UK market. Their exclusive range was initially created for beauty therapists and spas, but would also be ideal for hotels seeking to cultivate a luxurious identity for staff. Managing Director, Noel Asmar comments on the partnership with Grahame Gardner:-

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“The company is rooted in a design philosophy to ‘make life better’, this foundation has enabled us to develop cleverly designed pieces that support therapists in their movements. We understand that Grahame Gardner share our vision for workwear where ‘function meets ideal partner to bring our workwear concept to the UK market.” The garments within the Noel Asmar collection capitalise on luxurious fabrics, so are soft to the touch and pleasing to wear. With a selection of over thirty tops and complementary trousers and skirts the collection presents an exceptional solutions. www.grahamegardner.co.uk or call 0116 255 6326 for more information


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What links prestige hotels such as the Park Plaza at Westminster Bridge, the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel in Hong Kong, the Burj al Arab in Dubai, the majestic St Pancras Hotel and luxury boutique hotels Blakes and The Kensington in London? Hotels around the world all have incorporated demista™ heated mirror pads in their bathrooms. This additional luxury of having steam free mirrors in the stylish new bathrooms, allows guests to shave, do hair and makeup, with an unspoilt, clear view, at all times.

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The words Made in the UK or British Made stand for quality, reliability, value for money and style. So demistaTM heated mirror pads have proven to be the

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The demista™ pads are available in choice of sizes, and can be used in multiples for very large mirrors. They have been selected for high class hotels and home developments around the world as well as being apartments. Tel: 01932 866600 Email:rd@demista.co.uk Web:www.demista.co.uk


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Naturalmat Hotel launches new website alongside new hotel partnerships

Florida Wyndham franchise rebrands as M-Star Bradenton

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Naturalmat, the UK’s leading manufacturer of organic, www.naturalmathotel.co.uk to hoteliers around the world, alongside the

Introducing the New GROHE Eurosmart Combining reliable quality, solid brass construction and dynamic design, the New GROHE Eurosmart has been improved both inside and out.

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Wyndham Hotel Group Continues to Expand Its Ramada Brand Across Brazil The Ramada Hotel & Suites Campos dos Goytacazes is located in the neighborhood of Pelinca, of one of the largest oil-producing cities in the country and key commercial and educational hub of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the opening of the 300-room Ramada Hotel & Suites property to open in Brazil under the Ramada® brand with local partner

Vert Hoteis, bringing the brand’s room count in the country to more than 900 rooms. The Ramada Hotel & Suites Campos dos Goytacazes is located in a city known for being the largest oil producer in the country, and a key

malls and surrounded by great leisure options, nightlife and restaurants. It is also within walking distance to Pelican Avenue and just eight kilometers from Bartolomeu Lysandro Airport.

some of the most important public and private universities of the state of Rio de Janeiro. The property is ideally situated in the neighborhood of Pelinca, close to major shopping

AH&LA Urges Level Playing Field at FTC 'Sharing Economy' Workshop The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) participated in today’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) “Sharing Economy” Workshop aimed at exploring the relationship between competition, consumer safety, economic growth and regulation. Senior Vice President and head of Governmental Affairs, Vanessa Sinders, joined a panel discussion with representatives from Airbnb, NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission, Uber and National

League of Cities. AH&LA’s Sinders focused on the importance of leveling the playing and uphold competition, saying that all market players in the lodging business should abide by commonsense laws and regulations that protect the health, safety and well-being of their guests. Sinders said, in part: “Our industry

remains successful because our members embrace a highly competitive business model where everyone plays by the same rules. And that is what we are here today to discuss. Right now there compromising consumer safety, endangering the character and security of residential neighborhoods around the country, and changing the housing market in some negative ways.”

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Houston Northwest Sold to Noble Investment Group the newly built property is the second Houston-area hotel in Noble’s portfolio.

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott is an upper-moderate all-suites hotel designed for both the business and leisure traveler, offering modern amenities and stylish spaces at a great value.

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Noble Investment Group announced the acquisition of the SpringHill Suites Houston Northwest. Located within the Chasewood Technology Park, just steps from the Hewlett Packard Campuses and Lone Star College - University Park, the newly built property is the second Houstonarea hotel in Noble’s portfolio. Noble Investment Group today announced the acquisition of the SpringHill Suites Houston Northwest. Located within the Chasewood Technology Park, just steps from the Hewlett Packard Campuses and Lone Star College - University Park,

demand base which include FMC Technologies, Noble Energy, and Willowbrook Hospital,” said Noble principal, Ben Brunt. “The new SpringHill Suites by Marriott will be oriented submarket.” The SpringHill Suites Houston Northwest features 139 guestrooms and suites, an outdoor pool and spa, a fully-equipped business center high-speed wireless internet access, free self-parking, as well as a free hot breakfast and a 24/7 sundry

and board room space.

Founded in 1993, the Noble organization specializes in making value-added, opportunistic investments in the lodging and hospitality real estate sector. Through its private equity real estate funds, Noble has made more than $3 billion of investments throughout the United States in primarily select service and extended stay hotels brands by Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, Intercontinental and Starwood.


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Alex Polizzi and Mitre Linen makeover a 13th Century Inn One of the country’s oldest inns will get a visit from The Hotel Inspector tomorrow (Channel 5, May 21st 9pm). The traditional 13th Century Little Thatch Inn in Quedgeley, Gloucester has been owned by Jackie McDougall’s family for more than 40 years. But according to Channel 5: “Business is slack with a guest and budget travellers and Jackie rejects her daughter’s plans to modernise.” Award winning hotelier Alex Polizzi is on a quest to refresh some of Britain’s hotels and bed and breakfast establishments. As the grand-daughter of Lord Forte and the niece of Sir Rocco Forte, Alex has all the industry experience and authority needed ventures. In tomorrow night’s episode, she Linen to help her transform the 23 room inn.

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The company provided Percale bed linen, Simply Soft duvets, Palace pillows, Nova towels and Quiltop mattress protectors from its Comfort and Essentials ranges.

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Lyndsey John, Marketing Manager for Mitre Linen says: “We were delighted to team up with The Hotel Inspector to help them transform Little Thatch Inn. We love helping hoteliers in their refurbishment and can help breathe new life into their establishments.” http://www.channel5.com/shows/ the-hotel-inspector/episodes www.mitrelinen.com


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Contemporary tranquility complimented by more traditional architectural elements of the design.


SANDS HOTEL Margate

The design work for the Sands started in February 2012 following on from my client Nick Conington purchasing the property at auction and seeing it’s potential as a boutique hotel. Margate is on the cusp of revival as a popular holiday destination and arty old town following the opening of the Turner Gallery and a recent influx of investment and interest. I have a personal connection with Margate as it’s where I grew up and where my family still live so when Nick asked me to be the interior designer for his project I jumped at the chance to be involved in the towns regeneration. A lot of time was spent working with Nick and visiting interior exhibitions so that I could interpret his ideas into a design with harmony and balance but which was derived from his initial vision. To be an interior designer you must listen to your client and develop a brief from what can be quite incoherent and random ideas, but I feel that with the Sands it has been a good combination, and that we have more than achieved what we wanted. Margate is renowned for its stunning sunset views over the bay and was the subject of many paintings by artist William Turner and this was a key focal point in my own design to draw your eye to the view. The restaurant we wanted to be an open light space looking over the bay and the ceiling design was a way of tracing the outline of the building and drawing your eye to the perspective of the windows at the back. I wanted to keep an element of the Victorian heritage but still make the hotel up to date and modern. I designed

it with a contemporary tranquility which was complimented by more traditional architectural elements of the design. Using the original stain glass windows, elaborate cornice and original columns I wanted to keep the design in touch with the buildings Victorian history and not make the space too out of keeping with the buildings architecture. Chandeliers were used throughout the public areas to add an authentic Victorian feel to the space. One of the hotel’s centre pieces is a feature chandelier which cuts through the centre of the staircase and spans all five floors of the hotel. This was given a contemporary twist on the more traditional chandeliers I used by incorporating LED lit acrylic pieces in a crystal shape. The piece is striking and adds a quirkiness to the overall feel of the hotel. The colour palette was kept fairly neutral and warm with the Azure colour being added towards the end as the style of the hotel was developed and as a compliment to the sea view. I used rich luxurious textures in a lot of the seating to give a feeling of comfort in such a large open space, which in my experience can sometimes feel cold and sparse. Yellow wispy planters were placed under the stained glass windows to enhance their colour and to tie in with the yellow birch glass bar fronts. The rugs were a combination of traditional and contemporary with large curvy edge designs in the centre of the spaces to reflect the sea view and add an organic element to the overall style.


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hotel or restaurant will be allowed inside to keep up with the hotel’s ethos of a discreet stay for the visiting VIP’s and celebrities. The hotel’s design is

Following a complete restoration by Bespoke Hotels, Marshall Construction Group and interior

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in 1935. The building which started its life as a city centre landmark, the Midland Bank headquarters, has now been restored and reopened as the city’s most exclusive 5 Star Hotel aimed at becoming the ‘Sexiest Hotel in Europe’. 60 guestrooms, a Restaurant and Private Bar as well as a members club with a roof terrace that takes in the great views it has over the city centre. Only guests with a reservation at the

the building with a number of playful nods to the buildings history as a bank, with money bag wash bags and bankers lamps. with

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experienced design team helped with the design of sumptuous carpets that running through the hotel. The striking geometric monochrome design helped tie in with the luxurious feel throughout the hotel, from the cocktail cabinets. Oliver “We wanted to pay tribute to a major building designed by ‘one of the greatest British architects’, Edwin Lutyens whilst injecting a distinct fresh personality. I’m sure the guests will have as much fun at Hotel Gotham as we have had in creating it”. All carpet designs were bespoke creations using Colortec+, a carpet construction which is tufted using

Building on more than 40 years of technical excellence and constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation in sustainability, Newhey Carpets has recently developed a revolutionary carpet secondary backing system, “evobac”, made using 100% recycled plastic bottles. This meant that as well as high quality bespoke designs, Newhey was able to offer a sustainable, high performance luxury option. In recent months this groundbreaking innovation has been used in a number Inn Radisson at Heathrow, Dorsett Shepherds Bush in London, Tilal Liwa Hotel in Abu Dhabi and Double Tree by Hilton in Edinburgh.


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The Axiom Hotel Introduces Seamless and Innovative Design to San Francisco in Fall 2015 Inspired by San Francisco’s iconic cable car system, the Axiom Hotel will pull architectural and technological inspiration from the Bay Area. Owned by Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and managed by Kokua Hospitality, LLC., the Axiom team brought on Stonehill & Taylor to bring their vision of a seamless guest experience to life. Through design inspired by the pulsing energy of San Francisco, Stonehill & Taylor will create an experience where history meets the digital revolution. Providing guests with a smooth experience to satisfy their digital lifestyle needs, Stonehill & Taylor have created distinctive lighting, technological advancements, and innovative artwork throughout the property. Guests will enter the hotel through a hidden tunnel of light in the hallway where they will be greeted with a one-of-a-kind chandelier. Further catering to the seamless lifestyle of the tech generation, guests can expect readily available outlets and plug-ins to mobile devices throughout the property. The mezzanine level, playfully named “Cloud” as a riff on the design’s digital fuse vintage entertainment with present day gadgets. The hotel will also feature a customizable meeting space that can easily be divided into two areas called “Hub 1” and “Hub 2.” “We’re thrilled to have Stonehill & Taylor bring our hotel of the future to life,” says General Manager Garry Cox. “The Axiom Hotel will move with its innovative guests to provide spaces To further convey the intersection of old and new within the hotel, glitch art – art that depicts modern day technological glitches over historic style photography – will be displayed throughout the public spaces. The hotel’s light wells will also be revamped with art installations created by various artists.

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The guestroom design features intentional juxtaposition, with exposed pipe ceilings in chic corridors, modern artwork

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cables. Unexpected pops of color, such as magenta lining the interior of the case goods, bring a certain element of surprise to the room design. based in New York City. Their unique approach to design will put the Axiom Hotel at the forefront of the rapidly changing landscape of San Francisco while paying homage to the The Paramount Hotel’s Diamond Horseshoe.

Roomzzz Nottingham City now open 106 individual apartments, including a stunning penthouse. All rooms have been created in a vibrant contemporary style, with all the usual touches you would expect from Roomzzz. The penthouse features a luxury modern interior and urban views from the roof top balcony. Home to Trent Bridge, one of the UK’s best cricket grounds, and Nottingham Forest’s City Ground, Nottingham is an ideal location for sports, shopping and culture. Boasting great views over the bright lights of the Nottingham skyline, Roomzzz is located just 5 minutes walk from the city centre and seconds from well-known music venue, Rock City. Complimentary Grab & Go is available every day between 6.30am and 10.00am to kick start your day, including hot drinks, can experience Nottingham the way you want. Essentialzzz includes everything you need from toiletries and ready meals to treats and drinks. Find Essentialzzz in reception for your convenience.


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Grand Hyatt Brand To Expand To Mexico With New Luxury Resort Destination The Grand Hyatt brand has announced that it will add a new resort, Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort, to its world-class portfolio when the hotel opens on the Riviera Maya along the Caribbean Sea on June 15, 2015. The 314-room Sordo Madaleno-designed urban beach hotel will boast a unique fusion of sleek and contemporary design aesthetics blended with Mayan-inspired elements in the guestrooms, restaurants, bars, lounges and event spaces that pay tribute to local surroundings. Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort will have a coveted location on the iconic Mamitas Beach, in the heart of Playa del Carmen, just steps from the city’s famous 5th Avenue. Over the next two years, other Grand Hyatt hotels will dÊbut in Latin America and the Caribbean including Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar, a resort hotel in summer 2015; Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro, an urban resort hotel in winter 2015; and Grand Hyatt Bogota, an urban hotel in spring 2017. Together, these four new Grand Hyatt hotels will join Grand Hyatt Santiago and Grand

111 Bathroom Refurbishment at The Ampersand, London The Ampersand, a 111-bedroom luxury boutique hotel in the heart of London, was recently the subject of a painstaking and intricate refurbishment. Dexter Moren worked with Crosswater to design bespoke brassware solutions. This included bespoke tap spouts and engraved shower plates to make it simple for guests to operate the luxury showers.

speedy sign off by the water undertaker. projects, the collection proved itself to be equally at home in the Art Deco theme throughout the bathrooms. To contact Crosswater, please visit their website: www.crosswater.co.uk

America since 1992 and 2002, respectively. Previously announced as Hyatt Playa del Carmen, the property underwent an extraordinary transformation from an upscale resort to a luxury offering while under construction. Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort will now align with the more than 40 Grand Hyatt hotels around the world, recognized by international travellers for their innovative designs and

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JW Marriott Continues Rapid Growth With 11th Property in China

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Marriott Hotels & Resorts continues to expand its luxury portfolio in China with the opening of the 228-room JW Marriott Hotel Zhejiang Anji.

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The property’s 228 guest rooms were designed with neutral tones to celebrate the property’s natural surroundings and encourage ultimate relaxation. Organic accents including carved wood screens, natural materials and soft lighting take direct inspiration from Anji’s stunning landscape, while spacious en-suite bathrooms boast rain-showers and indulgent bath amenities. Accommodations range from the generous 45sqm Deluxe Garden Rooms to a range of luxurious suites.

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W Kitchen offers an all-day dining experience with tranquil mountain views and an outdoor patio. An open kitchen serving breakfast, lunch and dinner menus allows guests to watch JW Marriott’s talented chefs at work, as they create impressive fare from all four corners of the world. The Lounge is an ideal setting to enjoy a light bite, cocktail, or a steaming cup of Anji’s famous white tea. small, JW Marriott Hotel Zhejiang Anji boasts ample space to accommodate events of any kind. The 573sqm Grand Ballroom seats 380 guests banquet style with removable partition walls to transform the space into

Guests are invited to explore the hotel’s two distinctive restaurants that pay homage to local, regional and global

plans and comprehensive business facilities.

Hotel Zhejiang Anji focuses on fresh ingredients and

A fully-equipped Health Club offers a range of state-

Chinese cuisine. With glittering chandeliers and original artworks from the region, Man Ho features 17 private dining rooms providing guests a more intimate setting for private events.

off the hotel’s wellness facilities and linked via smart dressing rooms equipped with rain-showers and complementary bath amenities, is a 1.4-meter heated indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi.


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Butlin’s Bognor Regis Completes £2.4 Million Nautical Fun Revamp of The Shoreline Hotel Bedrooms Ahoy there me hearties! Earlier this month saw the completion of the £2.4 million nautical revamp of the bedrooms inside the Shoreline hotel at the Butlin’s Bognor Regis resort in West Sussex, as part of the brand's ongoing investment in providing a high quality, value for money short break experience for families. The Shoreline hotel, which marked the step-change Butlin’s took in transitioning from traditional chalet accommodation to bespoke hotels, has undergone a full internal refurbishment of the accommodation under the skilful eye of Newman Gauge, a commercial interior design consultancy, specialising in leisure and hospitality. “The Shoreline hotel refurbishment has been a really exciting process for Newman Gauge” says Sam Stokoe, Project Design Lead, Newman Gauge who led the Interior Design when the hotel was originally built back in 2005. “It is great to get the opportunity to create a clearer theme and add more personality and character to the spaces that you have already created; of all 3 hotels we’ve developed for Butlin’s over the last ten years, this one has the best location for waking up and watching the changing sea.” The new nautical concept evolved from the original ocean liner shape of the architecture and the buildings close proximity to the sea. Newman Gauge developed the 160 bedroom nautical accommodation with the marketing team at Butlin’s to evoke a sense of being aboard a ship with colourful cabins leading off deck-themed corridors.

Hotel Zephyr Unveils Outdoor Lounge “The Yard;” Embracing Nostalgia and Retro Fun in San Francisco

The Yard marries the hotel’s maritime-theme and the playful personality of rowdy sailors with an abundance of larger-than-life-sized games, including Connect-Four, Jenga, tube ping-pong and a tabletop labyrinth maze. For guests looking for relaxation, The Yard offers plenty of places to lay back and kick up their feet.

Upon completion of its $32 million renovation, Davidson Hotels and Resorts unveiled Hotel Zephyr in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf

with lush plants, and a marina-inspired water feature, invoke the feeling of a garden that has sprung up in the middle of a shipyard. These nostalgic elements drive the energy within this dynamic social hub, providing a picturesque

windowpanes in the lobby. Hotel Zephyr features 361 stylish waterfront guest quarters, including 63 with personal balconies. As the only waterfront hotel in Fisherman’s Wharf, the property features six newly constructed waterfront suites, with many rooms offering direct views of the stunning San Francisco Bay and elegant cityscapes. Guests can choose to be treated to full panoramic views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf or the Bay Bridge. Bringing the playful vibe from The Yard into with dart boards and backgammon. All quarters include interactive media streaming via G-Link to stream games and other media from laptops or handheld mobile devices and tablets directly to the smart TVs.

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on June 7. Travellers seeking to connect with the city’s cool and laidback vibe will revel in the property’s newest feature: The Yard. This 11,600 square foot outdoor lounge features dynamic, interactive elements that encourage guests to embrace their playful side. “Travellers today are seeking unique experiences, opportunities to genuinely interact and explore, and Hotel Zephyr provides this for our guests,” said Carmen Cruz, general manager. “Our hotel is the only waterfront property in an iconic destination, and by creating The Yard we’re encouraging guests to let loose and have some fun.”

Hotel Zephyr is in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf and is the closest property to Pier 39 for world-class shopping and dining. It is within walking distance to the Alcatraz ferries, Ghirardelli Square and close to many convenient transportation options, including the famed San Francisco cable cars.

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W Los Angeles - West Beverly Hills Unveils $25 Million Transformative Renovation

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W Hotels Worldwide has announced the completion of the highly anticipated $25 million renovation of W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills, formerly known as W Los Angeles – Westwood. Nestled between the foothills of Beverly Hills and Bel-Air, while just minutes from Los Angeles’ Sunset Boulevard and the famed beaches of Santa Monica, the transformation, led by Dawson Design Associates, creates spaces where travellers can immerse themselves in a quintessential Los Angeles experience – hidden bungalows, fantastic service and innovative dining concepts. The top-tobottom renovation also includes a new destination restaurant, STK, through a partnership with The ONE Group which is scheduled to open this summer. STK will also provide an updated menu concept at WET®, the stunning and lushly landscaped ground-level pool featuring classic California-style cabanas, for the ultimate escape. A Restyled Icon Provides Escape within a Cultural Capital Drawing inspiration from the iconic bungalows of Beverly Hills, W Los

Angeles – West Beverly Hills has unveiled 297 newly re-imagined suites, including an Extreme WOW suite (the W brand’s take on the Presidential Suite) that comes equipped with an intimate, state-of-the-art screening room. Fresh and contemporary in décor while maintaining a bold and modern design, each suite is detailed with sleek sectional sofas and sophisticated lighting, along with louvered windows seclusion within a Beverly Hills garden retreat.

Living Room Bar, the Oasis is the heart of the redesigned Living Room and features ever-changing projections and further luring guests inside of the W experience. “The completion of this multi-million dollar renovation marks the beginning of the next chapter for W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills,” said Mark Eberwein, General Manager. “Whether visiting us for work or for play, our stunning new design true escape within bustling Los Angeles.”

“Our goal was to create an engaging and energetic luxury experience rich in texture and ambiance that allows guests to capture the intrigue and illusion indicative of Los Angeles,” said Andrea Dawson Sheehan, the Firms Design Director. back lit sculptures that seamlessly transition from day to night, guests are welcomed into the signature W Living Room (the W take on the staid hotel lobby) with vibrant pulsating lights that sync with the beat from the DJ. Located within a hidden alcove and adjacent to the

W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills features refreshed event spaces that are the ideal destination for press junkets, weddings, conferences, meetings and other events for the next generation of luxury travelers who have a unique appetite for design-led experiences that challenge the status quo of traditional luxury hotels. Guests and savvy locals have access to the signature BLISS Spa®, providing both a retreat for detoxing and a beautifying boost for what’s to come.


Time provides a warm welcome Time welcomes travellers in Waldorf Astoria’s latest landmark hotel in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. As guests enter the opulent setting of the Astoria’s famed signature lounge Peacock Alley, visitors are greeted by the soothing tick of Smith of Derby’s latest legendary timepiece. The grand lobby clock has been exclusively designed in iconic fashion to honour regional Arabic culture and includes the five daily prayer times. This feature timepiece symbolises an interior scheme’s attention to detail, creating an exquisite interior environment. With over 150 years of creating the world’s greatest interior timepieces, Smith of Derby collaborates with clients, designers, or architects to bring concepts to life and takes on the challenge to propose a feature to your specification with only one limitation, your imagination. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore something different. Don’t miss the opportunity to define your next hotel interior with something no one has yet seen and compels customers to return. Time after time, Stay after stay.

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