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IHG Launches Mid- to high-end Suite Hotel Brand Atwell Suites

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InterContinental Hotels Group announced the launch of the new suite hotel brand, Atwell Suites, at the Americas Investors and Leaders Summit in Las Vegas, USA on May 15th.

InterContinental Hotels Group expects Atwell Suites to open its contract through the franchise model in the fall of 2019. The first hotels will begin construction in 2020 and will open in 2021. The initial development of the brand will be concentrated in the US market and will be based on new construction.

The brand is positioned in the mid- to high-end hotels of InterContinental Hotels Group and continues to strengthen the Group’s leading position in this sector. At the same time, it will target an industry segment with a valuation of approximately US$18 billion to meet the strong demand of passengers and owners.

InterContinental Hotels Group is committed to bringing new growth opportunities to hotel owners and operators, and providing quality services to passengers. The creation of Atwell Suites is based on this philosophy. Through this strategic initiative, InterContinental Hotels Group has successfully cultivated a series of high-quality mid-range and mid-to-high-end brands, including one of the fastest growing brands in the industry, Holiday Inn Express, to meet shorter-term accommodation needs. For a simple, smart travel experience; Avid Hotels; and the extended stay hotel brands Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suite for a week or more.

Keith Barr, CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group, said: “The tailor-made Atwell Suites brand will meet the huge demand for suite hotel brands in the mid- to high-end hotel market, and our new brand will be available to owners and travelers today. The hotel’s premier experience – a stylish suite for office, social or exploration in a four to six night stay. As the group continues to grow, the brand will further enhance our leading position in the mid to high end hotel sector. “”

The development of the new brand refers to the results of the passenger survey. Research shows that more and more guests are looking for new categories between traditional long-stay and traditional select service hotels that offer differentiated and memorable experiences and just the right facilities and services. This travel trend is also in line with the desire of many InterContinental Hotels Group owners to introduce new concept hotel brands in the local market.

Elie Maalouf, CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group, said: “InterContinental Hotels Group has been at the forefront of promoting and achieving hotel brand innovation, anticipating market, home and customer needs, and ultimately achieving long-term brand value and high customer satisfaction.

The birth of Atwell Suites is a great example of how we can gain new growth opportunities by gaining insight into the needs of travellers and collaborate with our owners to develop custom new brands. This highly anticipated new brand is the success of the group. Another powerful move after the launch of the Avid Hotel is also the fastest brand release in the group’s history.”

Atwell Suites offers guests more than just rooms to stay in, as well as opportunities to discover new things, learn and grow while traveling – some guests may extend their stay in order to explore their destination more deeply. With this in mind, InterContinental Hotels Group has created this brand new hotel brand for “Explorer Explorers” to provide an optimized solution for accommodation for four to six nights, integrating hotel space flexibility and launching various activities that encourage social interaction. , draw closer to the relationship between travel companions.

Atwell Suites is a strong complement to InterContinental Hotels Group‘s existing portfolio of mature brands, priced in the mid- to high-end hotel range. The well-designed and flexible spaces make your stay more comfortable and memorable, helping them to easily switch between work and leisure time.

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The initial facility features of the Atwell Suites brand include:

All-studio suites:

Atwell Suites will offer open-plan suites with separate living and seating areas; a kitchenette area with a countertop refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and sink; Work area with desk; pull-out sofa; bathroom with oversized vanity; and a wardrobe that can be used from both the room and bathroom.

Connected and collaborative space:

Guests can easily reach the public areas from their rooms, whether you are relaxing, working, collaborating or socializing, you can find the most comfortable way to do this. Atwell Suites is designed to allow guests to create their own environment as needed, with more flexible meeting and meeting spaces – including meeting rooms into the lobby, outdoor spaces, small discussion areas, and public/private work areas.

“Golden Hours” F&B:

Atwell Suites offers a variety of dining options in the morning and evening. All hotels offer a complimentary hot breakfast, including two or three signature hot dishes, cold side dishes, take-away food and quality coffee. Alternatively, guests can head to the Lobby Bar for a glass of wine and snacks after a busy day.

Leading technology innovation:

Atwell Suites will use IHG® Connect, the leading hotel Wi-Fi system in InterContinental Hotels Group. IHG® Studio will also be available to provide a rich entertainment experience with a personal device such as a smartphone and a 55-inch TV in the room. Self check-in is easily done on the tablet near the reception/bar area.

All brands of InterContinental Hotels Group are committed to providing a comfortable experience for the owners, and Atwell Suites is no exception, and its construction, operation and maintenance are very efficient.

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China’s First JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Debut In Shanghai

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Marriott’s Shanghai JW Marriott Marquis Hotel opened today, the first JW Marriott Marquis brand hotel in China. The hotel welcomes guests with a wide range of exclusive services and an immersive new luxury experience.

As the world’s third JW Marriott Marquis hotel, Bruce Ryder, vice president of luxury brands for the Asia Pacific region of the Marriott Group, also defines the Marquis brand:

First, the JW Marriott Marquis brand must be a landmark JW Marriott hotel, and choose to settle in a landmark city. The design of the hotel building is also a landmark building, which often attracts more guests’ attention and attention. The building of the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Shanghai and the Burj Khalifa have chosen the same architectural design company SOM. The architecture and interior design also have a series of exclusive features.

With 515 rooms, the rooms are elegantly designed in a style that allows guests to enjoy the sleek design and intimate and warm customization in the modern and classic rooms. All rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities to meet the needs of both business and leisure travellers.

In addition, JW Marriott’s Marquis brand is proud of the MICE banquet facilities and series of services, reflected in the newly opened Shanghai JW Marriott Marquis Hotel. The hotel has a total of 12 multi-functional ballrooms and conference halls with a total area of ​​more than 3,200 square meters, providing a choice of creative and technological venues for exhibitions, awards, conferences and events of different needs. The hotel also features high-end Chinese cuisine and exotic dining experiences, including a casual, interactive full-time restaurant trajectory kitchen with five unique cuisines and a rich world cuisine.

Angela Pan, General Manager of JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai, said that the hotel welcomes guests with a wide range of exclusive services and immersive luxury experiences. For example, considering the number of group guests, the hotel has a dedicated group entrance and check-in counter in the other section of the lobby on the first floor, which is separated from other business and leisure guests.

As for the Executive Lounge for eligible guests, In addition to combining modern minimalist design with rich and elegant art, and blending into the open kitchen homely design, the hotel’s JW Lounge specially separates different area to meet the needs of business travellers into resting and dining.

In addition, the location of the hotel also provides more diverse meeting schedules for conference guests. For example, the yacht club that is within walking distance of the hotel can arrange the Huangpu River yacht trip, and can arrange outdoor activities on the Huangpu River behind the hotel. The opening of the Art Gallery can also be used as a schedule for the event, and jogging, meditation and yoga can be arranged along the banks of the Huangpu River. In addition, the hotel’s diverse dining options can also be customised according to the needs of MICE guests, and even have a menu of healthy elements and special tea breaks. The constant change of innovation is also in line with the needs of MICE guests. In the dining section, JW Marriott is also highlighted. The food and wine that the brand values.

JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai is located in Shanghai Pudong New District, adjacent to the Huangpu River and Lujiazui Central Business District, and has quick access to Shanghai World Expo Exhibition Hall, Mercedes-Benz Cultural Center, Shanghai Oriental Sports Center and Shanghai Disney Resort. hot spot. The art galleries and the riverside trails that are close at hand are added to the culture and art. The transportation to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport is also very convenient.

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Radisson Hotels Launches Multi-brand Platform To Enhance Digital Experience

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Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, Copenhagen

Radisson Hotel Group launches its new multi-brand, mobile-optimized global website, RadissonHotels.com, which will also serve as an exclusive platform for members of the Rewards Club. After the website update is completed, the group will also launch the Radisson Blu Hotel Group APP at the end of July 2019. Radisson stated that ‘this online development milestone marks the Group’s move to digital leadership in the industry.’ which I found very self-serving to start with, but their old website and app is more like something from the last decade, so it’s refreshing to see them catching up in this regard.

Guests and members can browse the Group’s more than 1,100 hotels worldwide on the updated RadissonHotels.com website and make it easy to book.

The RadissonHotels.com website and the Radisson Hotel Group app will bring a customized digital experience to the new and old members of the Rewards Club. The interactive design of the interface between the website and the app is very user-friendly and will be the central platform for earning points, viewing and redeeming points. In addition, users can view all member benefits of Rewards through the platform.

Video Illustration by Radisson

Eric De Neef, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Commercial Officer of Radisson Hotel Group, said: “The launch of RadissonHotels.com is an important milestone for us to become an industry leader. All brands can be reached through this integrated platform, which will greatly improve user experience and enhance the value of search engine optimization. RadissonHotels.com is one of the core business initiatives of our five-year plan, which will drive our business transformation and make Radisson Hotel a priority for guests, owners and talent.”

The upgraded website will integrate past single-brand websites to provide users with a comprehensive and friendly integrated platform experience. The website will cover all seven distinctive brands of the Radisson Hotel Group: Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson Collection, Radisson Red, Park Plaza, Park Inn, and Country Inn & Suites. In addition, it will also include the art’otel brand of their strategic partner PPHE Hotels Group.

The site will be fully online in English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Swedish. Other language support will also be updated gradually. We want to make as many guests and members as possible accessible to RadissonHotels.com in their native language.

In the new booking experience, Radisson encourages guests to quickly join the Rewards program and enjoy the membership price. Once you become a member, guests will have the opportunity to save up to 10% on their stay. The best online price is available through member discounts.

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