The resort report: what's new in the hotel world
Checking out the latest hotel and resort news from fresh renovations to brand new and upcoming properties ready to welcome your clients.
Delta Hotels by Marriott has launched its first property in New York City. Located at 340 West 40th Street in Times Square, Delta Hotels by Marriott New York Times Square features 310 guest rooms with city views. The hotel is in close proximity to attractions like the Empire State Building, the Theater District, Central Park, Hudson Yards and the Rockefeller Centre.
The hotel’s premium fitness centre is equipped with state-of-the-art matrix gym equipment with connectivity consoles and plenty of room for stretching and yoga. Hydration stations are located on each floor, along with a fully stocked Delta Pantry in the lobby for Marriott Bonvoy Platinum, Titanium and Ambassador Elite members to grab continental breakfast items, premium beverages, and snacks 24/7.
In addition to in-room dining, the hotel’s lobby bar George serves up a wholesome menu of small bites and drinks, as well as grab-and-go options. Travellers can also opt to dine at George’s Nephew – a full-service restaurant where North American cuisine meets cool and cosmopolitan vibes.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts luxury & lifestyle portfolio, is opening a new boutique property in Mexico City. Kimpton Virgilio is set to open in fall 2023 with 48 guest rooms and a signature restaurant and rooftop bar, located in Polanco. The hotel will focus on personalized experiences and will feature Pepe, a Spanish-inspired restaurant and La Caña, a rooftop bar boasting great views.
Karisma Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to convert Azul Beach Resort Negril into an adults-only property. Starting January 7, 2024, the property will debut new programming and amenities specifically designed for adults, upgraded spa services, new wedding packages, and more. Currently, clients can save up to 43% off stays at Azul Beach Negril when they book before September 5, 2023, and travel before January 2, 2024.
The resort is introducing new offerings including a weekly Casino Night, couples spa services, romantic beachfront dinners, new wedding packages, and more. Situated on Seven Mile Beach, Azul Beach Negril allows guests to take advantage of the destination through reggae culture, live music, rum tastings, and more.
Following a full refurbishment, RIU Hotels & Resorts has reopened the Riu Gran Canaria. The 4-star, 24-hour All-Inclusive hotel has a new look with a fresh design as well as new facilities, restaurants, bars and services.
The hotel Riu Gran Canaria has 639 rooms with wooden furniture combined with green and beige tones. The façade has also been modified to extend the rooms. The lobby has been remodelled to create a larger reception area and let more light in, with huge skylights. In terms of entertainment, the hotel is se to host its RIU Party events for the first time on Gran Canaria at the end of the year.
The main restaurant “Las Dunas” has undergone a complete makeover. In addition to a completely fresh design and layout, new terraces have been created in the garden so that customers feel a true connection with the outdoors. The gourmet restaurant “Kulinarium” and the Italian restaurant “Amore Mio” are two new options that have been added to the hotel’s existing selection. The hotel now has a new Sports Bar next to the “Moka” café-bar in the bar area, as well as the “Tivoli” Lounge Bar in the garden. The outdoor area boasts a new swimming pool, which will host entertainment and sports activities. This brings the total number of pools to seven.
Formed across five 16th-century buildings in Porto’s Largo de São Domingos neighbourhood, The Largo is a new 18-room hotel that is modelled on a traditional Portuguese house. The hotel is part of Annassurra, a newly launched collection of travel and hospitality projects.
The philosophy behind Annassurra was to create considered spaces with meaningful connections to the local neighbourhood, and implement detailed service with an emphasis on hosting. The aim is for guests to leave The Largo, and indeed all Annassurra’s future projects, feeling like they spent time at the family home of a close friend.
The Largo features chef Nuno Mendes’ Cozinha das Flores, and a neighbouring bar named Flôr. The contemporary interiors were carefully designed by Space Copenhagen to spotlight regional artisans and local materials.