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



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.

Atwell Suites Brand Video

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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The Ritz-Carlton Nikko Opens In 2020, Offers Authentic Japanese Hot Springs



The Ritz Carlton Nikko Springs Onsen

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel has announced that its fifth hotel in Japan, the Ritz-Carlton Nikko Hotel, plans to open its doors on May 22, 2020. The hotel is located in Nikko National Park, with 94 rooms, where guests can not only enjoy the open and spacious space, but also visit the magnificent Lake Chuzenji and Nantai Mountain, which has been highly regarded since ancient times.

The Ritz Carlton Nikko Hotel
The Ritz Carlton Nikko Hotel

Nikko is located in the northern Kanto region of Japan, two and a half hours drive north of Tokyo. As a popular tourist destination, there are 97 meters of Huayan Falls and natural and cultural treasures such as Shinto temples and Buddhist temples, which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko is located on the east bank of Lake Chuzenji, south of Nantai Mountain. This place is known by locals as Ao Nikko, or “deep” in Nikko. The hotel has a unique location, and guests can easily reach popular check-in sites such as the world cultural heritage of Huayan Falls, Toshogu Shrine, Erhuangshan Shrine and Rinno-ji Temple.

The Ritz Carlton Nikko Environment
The Ritz Carlton Nikko Environment

“We are delighted to be bringing the Ritz-Carlton commitment to service and quality not only to Tochigi prefecture but also to the fascinating location that is Okunikko. This mountainous area west of Nikko’s city center brims with natural beauty and is a destination steeped in culture and history, We look forward to showcasing our legendary service by our Ladies and Gentlemen and to combining this with unique offerings, ensuring that our international guests will find much to explore and certainly many reasons to return.”

Masanori Hosoya, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko.

As a sacred place of worship, since the Buddhist monk Shodo Shonin ascended Nantai Mountain in 782, Nikko has been regarded as a sacred place for worshippers in Japan. For centuries, the scenic Nikko Mountain has been the Japanese court. , The royal family and the tourist attractions of domestic and foreign tourists. Its magnificent temples and temples are listed by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage because of its rich and profound cultural, religious and architectural significance. To this day, the ornate façade of the temple has been maintained along with lacquer ware and gold-plating techniques used in the early 17th century.

In the context of the heritage of the brand, the Ritz-Carlton, Nikko will welcome guests from all walks of life with a unique design and legendary services to experience different Japanese and Japanese cultures. The hotel has a total of 94 spacious and comfortable rooms and suites, ranging from 57 square meters in size, including 9 Lake Zen suites and 277 square meters Ritz-Carlton suites. Combining modern style and elegant Japanese design, each building has a private balcony and a semi-outdoor seating area, where guests can enjoy a panoramic view of the national park.

Executive Chef Shingo Hayasaka from Hokkaido combines fresh local ingredients with their outstanding creative cooking to bring guests a taste bud feast at the hotel’s Japanese restaurant and Italian restaurant, respectively. In the chic bar, guests can enjoy cocktails that are cleverly blended with local elements, or sit on the lakeside terrace for a picnic and admire the rolling mountain scenery.

Nikko Hotel is the first Ritz-Carlton hotel to offer authentic Japanese hot springs. Its luxurious outdoor hot springs, indoor hot springs and popular sulfur hot springs are loved by hot spring lovers. The full-service modern spa also brings the gospel to Ritz-Carlton spa lovers around the world. Guests can also choose to relax in the library lounge or rejuvenate in the 24-hour fitness center. From spring to autumn, nearby hiking trails also appeal to outdoor travellers, and the hotel’s hot spring baths allow guests to enjoy winter scenery in a comfortable atmosphere.

Ritz-Carlton Properties To Open Next Year:

  1. The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing, China;
  2. The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City;
  3. The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko, Japan;
  4. The Ritz-Carlton South Beach, Miami;(renovated)
  5. The Ritz-Carlton, Jiuzhaigou, China;
  6. The Ritz-Carlton Rabat, Dar es Salam;
  7. The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley in Scottsdale, Arizona;
  8. The Ritz-Carlton, Tamuda Bay, Morocco;
  9. Pearl Island, a Ritz Carlton Reserve.

Luxury Hotel Boom Ahead of 2020 Olympics:

With the opening of the Olympic Games from 24 July to 9 August and the Paralympic Games, Japan is expected to set a record of 40 million visitors coming to Tokyo next summer, many properties are eager to take advantage of Japan’s tourism boom. The government hopes to raise that number to 60 million by 2030. Almost all of the increase is from tourists; the number of business travellers is flat.

Marriott’s Luxury Portfolio In Japan:

  1. The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo;
  2. The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto;
  3. The Ritz-Carlton Osaka;
  4. The Ritz-Carlton Okinawa;
  5. The St. Regis Osaka;
  6. The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  7. Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto;
  8. IRAPH SUI, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Miyako Okinawa;
  9. The Tokyo Edition, Toranomon;(March,2020)
  10. JW Marriott Hotel, Nara;(April,2020)
  11. The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko;(May,2020)
  12. The Tokyo Edition, Ginza;(Summer,2020)
  13. The Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Niseko;(December,2020)
  14. W Osaka;(2021)
  15. Edition, Niseko;
  16. W Niseko;
  17. The Ritz-Carlton Fukuoka;

The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka(2023):

Japanese property developer Sekisui House started a joint project with Marriott International on The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka , the hotel will be developed and owned by Daimyo Project TMK, a consortium of five companies including the Sekisui House.

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China’s First JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Debut In Shanghai



JW Marriott Marquis Shanghai Foyer

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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