December 6, 2023

News in brief: Hyatt, art’otel, Native Places, Synergy and more

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has signed a franchise agreement for a new hotel in Frankfurt, Kennedy89 Hotel, opening later this year under The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand. The 181-room luxury hotel, in the city’s elegant Sachsenhausen district, is part of Hyatt’s ambitious plans to grow its luxury brands in key growth markets across Europe. All 181 guestrooms, 68 of which will be suites, will feature private balconies and “seamlessly-integrated” kitchenettes.

Contemporary lifestyle hotel brand art’otel has confirmed the opening of hotels in Zagreb, London Hoxton and Rome. Opening this autumn, art’otel Zagrebm will have 110 rooms, a rooftop bar, main restaurant and bar, four meeting spaces, a spa and indoor pool. The art’otel London Hoxton will be a 27-floor property, scheduled to open in early 2024, with 357 guest rooms including 60 suites, destination restaurant and bar, art gallery, events space, auditorium and extensive leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool. Opening in spring 2024, the art’otel Rome will be the brand’s first in Italy. It’s an extensive redevelopment of a former hotel which closed in 2022 and will have 99 guest rooms, a destination restaurant and bar with outdoor terrace and an art gallery.

UK lifestyle aparthotel brand Native Places has launched The Apartment Collection, a curated selection of design-led, fully equipped apartments in London neighbourhoods. It has initially launched with 187 apartments at 11 properties across prime London neighbourhoods including Marylebone, Regent’s Park and Waterloo. Each apartment allows guests the space to move and work freely as they would at home with the addition of luxury amenities including housekeeping and laundry service.

Synergy Global Housing has completed a global migration to the reservation management and property management system CodeOne, the flagship cloud-based corporate housing software from corporate housing technology specialist Coded. The group said transition marks a significant milestone as it “will underpin how guests, clients and partners interact with the company and pave the way for real-time booking of furnished apartments globally and other critical advancements in the corporate housing industry”.

The Dorsett City London has re-opened as Hotel Saint following a brand transformation. Inspired by the site’s ancient 2,000-year-old Roman history, design agency, Thunkgood, the hotel “deconstructs the traditional language of luxury branding, rationalising and reconfiguring its elements to communicate a more progressive and contemporary personality”. All 267 guest rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows, many with views across the Square Mile, Tower Bridge or the historic, neighbouring St Botolph’s Church.

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