19 Jun 2013
Hot new openings: London Edition to open this autumn
Edition Hotels, conceived in a partnership between Marriott International and Ian Schrager, will open its first European hotel in London this fall. The London Edition marks Schrager's return to London after 15 years.
18 Jun 2013
Hot new openings: second Aloft Hotel for Tulsa, Oklahoma
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that its ‘Different by Design’ Aloft brand has doubled its presence in Tulsa, Oklahoma with the opening of Aloft Tulsa Downtown yesterday. The opening also marks the successful completion of the Aloft brand’s second adaptive re-use project. The former City Hall was transformed into Aloft Tulsa Downtown with 180 spacious, loft-like rooms, leading-edge technology and a buzzing, social atmosphere.
15 Jun 2013
development: W New Orleans to convert to Le Meridien brand
Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced plans to debut Le Méridien in New Orleans. Le Méridien New Orleans, ideally situated within walking distance from the city’s world-famous French Quarter, is set to open in Fall 2014. The hotel, which currently operates under Starwood’s W brand, was recently sold by the company to Chesapeake Lodging Trust for $65 million this past April. Chesapeake will begin the comprehensive $29 million renovation and conversion in April 2014 and complete the project by the end of the fourth quarter.