Sopwell House to reopen to guests next week | News

Now only one week away, boutique hotel Sopwell House will be reopening its doors to guests on Thursday. Located deep within the rolling Hertfordshire hills, the property is an enchanting country estate in the heart of the picturesque St Albans. The stunning 18th century Georgian manor house, surrounded by acres of charming countryside, stands proudly at the end of a meandering driveway lined with blossom trees. The hideaway is only a short 26-minute train journey from London St Pancras. It offers 128 stylish guestrooms in the main house, 16 exclusive…

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McCormack appointed general manager of Vakkaru Maldives | News

Vakkaru Maldives has appointed Iain McCormack to the role of general manager for its first luxury property in the island nation. With over 36-years in the hospitality business and a career that has spanned key global regions, he brings a wealth of expertise and insight to the resort. McCormack is no stranger to the Maldives after managing the world acclaimed Soneva Gili/Gili Lankanfushi and, more recently, Fairmont Sirru Fen Fushi. El Chiaty, the owner of Vakkaru, stated: “During these very unusual and challenging times ahead we are very pleased to…

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Mandarin Oriental, Vienna expected to debut in 2023 | News

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a luxury hotel and branded residences in Vienna, Austria, that is scheduled to open in late 2023. Mandarin Oriental, Vienna will be housed in a heritage building that originally served as the city’s commercial law court from 1912 to 2003. The property is located in a peaceful street in District One of Vienna within the Ringstrasse. It is in easy walking distance of the city’s major attractions, including St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Imperial Palace, Vienna State Opera and a wide…

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Mandarin Oriental, Vienna expected to debut in 2023 | News

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a luxury hotel and branded residences in Vienna, Austria, that is scheduled to open in late 2023. Mandarin Oriental, Vienna will be housed in a heritage building that originally served as the city’s commercial law court from 1912 to 2003. The property is located in a peaceful street in District One of Vienna within the Ringstrasse. It is in easy walking distance of the city’s major attractions, including St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Imperial Palace, Vienna State Opera and a wide…

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Raffles unveils new property in Indonesia | News

Raffles Hotels & Resorts has announced its fifteenth property, with the launch of the lavish Raffles Bali. With just 32 private pool villas, Raffles Bali epitomises distinguished charm for well-travelled connoisseurs seeking elegant spaces, privacy and cultural discovery. The private limousine transfer from Ngurah Rai International Airport to the luxurious Balinese resort takes less than half an hour; yet despite its brevity, the journey has the power to transport you from one world to another. As the crowded streets of Jimbaran give way to sun-spangled gardens, a sense of tranquillity…

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Azizi Developments finalises Mina project on Palm Jumeirah | News

Azizi Developments has confirmed nearly 94 per cent of the work has been completed at its luxurious residential development, Mina. The property is located on the east crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah. The structure, blockwork and internal plaster are 100 per cent complete, while the tiling, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, mechanical, electrical and plumbing, façade works, and elevator works are all 99 per cent complete. The swimming pool and overall finished are now over 95 per cent complete, with external works now standing at 80 per cent. Offering nearly…

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Raffles unveils new property in Indonesia | News

Raffles Hotels & Resorts has announced its fifteenth property, with the launch of the lavish Raffles Bali. With just 32 private pool villas, Raffles Bali epitomises distinguished charm for well-travelled connoisseurs seeking elegant spaces, privacy and cultural discovery. The private limousine transfer from Ngurah Rai International Airport to the luxurious Balinese resort takes less than half an hour; yet despite its brevity, the journey has the power to transport you from one world to another. As the crowded streets of Jimbaran give way to sun-spangled gardens, a sense of tranquillity…

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NoMad London to open in Covent Garden in December | News

New York-based hospitality company, Sydell Group, was founded by hotelier Andrew Zobler. In London, Zobler opened the Ned in partnership with Ron Burkle, as well as Soho House. This time, he has partnered with Doha-based investment firm BTC to launch NoMad London. The hotel is the first international outpost for the NoMad Hotel brand, opening its doors in December. NoMad London draws inspiration from its storied building. Formerly the Bow Street Magistrates Court, the 19th century police station in Covent Garden is located opposite the Royal Opera House. With 91…

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Bulgari Hotel Roma to debut in 2022 | News

Bulgari has signed an agreement for a new hotel in the centre of Rome, scheduled to open in 2022. The new Roman hotel will be strategically located in the central Piazza Augusto Imperatore. This is in the very heart of the Campo Marzio neighborhood, a short distance from Via del Corso and Via del Babuino, the iconic Spanish Steps and the signature Bulgari flagship on Via Condotti. The new Bulgari Hotel Roma will occupy a magnificent building, owned by Edizione Properties, who were assisted by CBRE Hotels for the tenant…

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Rocco Forte Hotels to open new Milan property in 2023 | News

Rocco Forte Hotels has signed for a new five-star hotel opening in the fashionable centre of Milan. The hotel will be the first Rocco Forte property in the Italian city and is set to welcome guests in 2023 after a full refurbishment.  Rocco Forte Hotel director of design, Olga Polizzi, will collaborate with interior designers Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen to recreate an authentic Milanese experience that represents the sophistication and style of this design capital. Elegant interiors and furnishings will accompany inviting and intimate spaces, combined to create a…

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