May 20, 2024

News in brief: Schrager, CAP and more

Ian Schrager has announced that all guests at his downtown New York PUBLIC hotel will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination upon arrival, making it first hotel in the city to introduce such regulations. The policy will come into effect from September 5 2021 when all guests over 12 years of age will be required to show either a physical Covid-19 vaccine card or vaccine passport before entering.

CAP Worldwide Serviced Apartments (CAP) has appointed Laura Rurode to its global senior leadership team. Based in Chicago, Illinois, she will lead the continued growth of CAP across North America. Rurode was previously Regional Director the Americas for The Apartment Service and before that worked for Churchill Living and BridgeStreet Global Hospitality.

Beaverbrook Town House, the sister hotel to the luxury country house hotel in the Surrey Hills, will open in London next month in partnership with Cadogan. It is the result of a £25 million restoration of two Georgian townhouses on Sloane Street in Chelsea and will have 14 luxury suites, a gourmet Japanese restaurant and bar and will serve as an outpost of the Beaverbrook hotel and golf club near Leatherhead. Rates start from £400 on a room only basis.

Accor has teamed up with to make it easier for meeting and event planners to make bookings at its properties. The venue finding platform covering 80 properties nationally has now been directly integrated with Accor’s diary management system, which means that the planner’s RFP will be shared directly with the conference team at the specified Accor property.