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Project of the Week: Raffles London at The OWO

Project of the Week: Raffles London at The OWO

The spectacular conversion of the grade II*-listed Old War Office building in Whitehall into a hotel-and-residences scheme has deservedly won our latest Project of the Week title.

Accor teams up with celebrity chef Maroun Chedid

Accor teams up with celebrity chef Maroun Chedid

The French hotel giant has signed an exclusive partnership with the Top Chef judge to roll out new dining concepts at its properties across India, Africa, Turkey and the Middle East.

Modernity abounds for Mercure in Surabaya

Modernity abounds for Mercure in Surabaya

Accor is celebrating the opening of a newbuild Mercure-branded property showcasing a contemporary design aesthetic in one of Indonesia’s largest cities.

25hours transforms historic site in Florence

25hours transforms historic site in Florence

Created by designer Paola Navone and her team, who drew inspiration from Dante’s epic The Divine Comedy, 25hours Hotels’ first Italian hotel will open in a storied location later this month.

Mercure turns heads in Auckland

Mercure turns heads in Auckland

A new Mercure hotel with 96 contemporary rooms, a fitness centre, a boardroom and a Mediterranean-themed restaurant and bar has opened in New Zealand’s largest city.

Raffles makes Indian debut

Raffles makes Indian debut

The Raffles brand has launched a spectacular property featuring ornamental gardens and a 400-year old temple on a 21-acre private island in Udaipur – its first ever hotel in India.

Design showcase: Top five ceilings

Design showcase: Top five ceilings

We profile a handpicked selection of hotels, from Berlin to Montreal, that elevate the guest experience through their innovative ceiling designs in our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN feature.

Mama Shelter brings its playful spirit to Rome

Mama Shelter brings its playful spirit to Rome

The hip lifestyle brand founded by the Trigano family has debuted its first Italian property, the 217-room Mama Shelter Roma, just a short walk from the Vatican in the Eternal City.

Accor signs up to create SO/ Maldives

Accor signs up to create SO/ Maldives

Scheduled to open to the public in 2023, the French hotel group’s luxurious new resort will encompass 80 villas and overlook the crystal-clear waters of the Emboodhoo Lagoon.

Design showcase: Top five bird’s eye views

Design showcase: Top five bird’s eye views

We take a look at five outstanding examples of top-down photography within the luxury hotel sector in the latest instalment of our ongoing collaboration with TOPHOTELDESIGN.

Recap: Hottest hotel openings in June 2021

Recap: Hottest hotel openings in June 2021

Milestone properties for Angsana, Tapestry Collection by Hilton and Hyatt Regency make up this month’s pick of the world’s most notable hotel openings.

Accor signs Mercure Living Putrajaya

Accor signs Mercure Living Putrajaya

French hospitality giant Accor is set to roll out Malaysia’s first Mercure Living property, with the planned April-2022 opening of an extended-stay hotel in Putrajaya.

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Novotel debuts flagship hotel in Bangkok

Novotel debuts flagship hotel in Bangkok

Accor’s midscale brand has launched a newbuild property with 226 rooms and suites, three restaurants and an attractive outdoor pool near one of South-East Asia’s largest shopping malls.

Philip Mahoney named VP of F&B for Accor

Philip Mahoney named VP of F&B for Accor

Accor has appointed the experienced hospitality professional to drive its F&B strategy across India, the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, putting food and drink at the heart of every hotel.

Accor to open Rixos resort in Jeddah’s Obhur Bay

Accor to open Rixos resort in Jeddah’s Obhur Bay

The French hospitality giant has signed a deal with Dur Hospitality to operate the five-star Rixos Obhur Jeddah following a major upgrade of the existing Makarem Annakheel Village scheme.

Stylish Whitsundays scheme joins The Sebel

Stylish Whitsundays scheme joins The Sebel

An existing resort with 54 newly refurbished apartment-style guestrooms in the Whitsundays area of Australia’s east coast has joined Accor’s premium brand.

Conservation-focused Mantis brand to enter Kenya

Conservation-focused Mantis brand to enter Kenya

Geared towards environmentally conscious safari enthusiasts, Mantis Masai Mara Eco-Lodge will feature 20 tented suites, a restaurant and bar, and even a sauna when it opens in 2024.

2022 hotlist: Accor’s top three openings

2022 hotlist: Accor’s top three openings

Accor has 161 hotel projects and 35,161 rooms scheduled to launch next year, including this trio of eye-catching schemes involving the Softel, SO/ and MGallery brands.

MGallery dips its toe into Uruguay

MGallery dips its toe into Uruguay

The Estúdio Penha-designed Hotel Costanero Montevideo MGallery, which boasts superb views of the Río de la Plata, has become the collection brand’s first outpost in the country.

2022 hotlist: Africa’s top three openings

2022 hotlist: Africa’s top three openings

Africa will gain 97 hotels and 20,999 keys in 2022, according to the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database – and these three schemes are the cream of the crop.

Milestone Sofitel property opens in Adelaide

Milestone Sofitel property opens in Adelaide

The AU$150 million (US$107.8 million) Sofitel Adelaide has made its debut – the first new five-star internationally branded hotel in South Australia’s state capital for 30 years.

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