First Hotel Indigo opens in Bangkok

As IHG increases its global property portfolio, guests travelling to Bangkok can now enjoy a stay at the first Hotel Indigo in South East Asia. The new boutique hotel offers guests an opportunity to benefit from such facilities as a cocktail bar, a Thai and Western cuisine restaurant and an open-air infinity swimming pool and deck with views of the city. The new Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road features 192 guestrooms and also offers complimentary wi-fi.

Hampton by Hilton Newcastle now open

Business and leisure travellers visiting Newcastle can now enjoy a stay at the newly-opened Hampton by Hilton hotel. Set on Neville Street close to the Newcastle Central Station, the new hotel allows guests to benefit from high quality accommodation in a convenient location. Hampton by Hilton Newcastle offers a selection of 160 rooms to choose from as well as such features as complimentary breakfast and wifi, 24-hour business and fitness centres, a snack area and a bar.

Melia to launch ME brand in Barcelona

Melia Hotels International is to increase its global ME brand property portfolio with the launch of ME Barcelona scheduled for 2017. Set on the site of the former Hotel Barcelona, the new property will feature 173 rooms located in a 15-storey building, designed and constructed by OUA. Once open ME Barcelona will be joining ME properties in Madrid, Miami, Milan and Dubai due to launch in 2015 and 2016.

Premier Inn launches free wi-fi

All guests staying at Premier Inn hotels can now enjoy 30 minutes of free unlimited internet with the launch of free wi-fi access across all UK properties. At an extra charge of £5 for 24 hours guests can also upgrade to the hotel group’s new “Ultimate Wifi” service which provides a great option for watching catch-up television, streaming videos and downloading larger files.

AC Hotels By Marriott property to launch in Washington, DC

As Marriott International announces the launch of AC Hotel Washington, later this March guests travelling to Washington will be able to enjoy a stay at the new 192-room property.

Set by the National Harbor the hotel will offer guests an opportunity to take advantage of such facilities and features as free wi-fi, 344 sqm of meeting space, a restaurant and a bar.

Regal launches second airport hotel

Guests travelling to China’s Shaanxi Province, can now enjoy a stay at the new Regal Airport Hotel Xian, conveniently connected to Xian Xianyang International airport.

The 297-room property provides guests access to the airport through a covered “link bridge”. It is Regal Hotels second airport property and offers a broad selection of facilities, including six restaurants, three ballrooms, 20 meeting rooms, Executive Club lounges, a spa, a fitness centre and an indoor swimming pool.

Guests can also choose from several room categories, including Superior and Deluxe suites and a 428 sqm Presidential Suite.

New Paris Citadines property now open

Set between the Champs-Élysées and Place du Trocadero, the new Citadines Suites Arc de Triomphe Paris provides a convenient and stylish base both for business and leisure travellers.

Citadines Suites Arc de Triomphe Paris is the second Citadines property in Paris, offering 112 serviced apartments ranging from from 35 sqm to 108 sqm in size. Guests can choose from three room types, including classic, superior and suites, as well as enjoy a stay at the Eiffel Tower Suite offering views of the famous landmark.

All rooms and apartments benefit from kitchens and guests of the property can also take advantage of such facilities as a 400 sqm gym, two Turkish baths, several lounges and a boardroom.

Now enjoy a stay at the new London Staybridge hotel

As Intercontinental Hotels Group launches its second extended stay property in London, guests can now enjoy a stay at the new Staybridge Suites London Vauxhall.
With fully-equipped kitchens, LED TVs, large work areas and free wifi, each of the 93 suites provides a great option for both business and leisure travelers. In addition, guests can also take advantage of a complimentary full breakfast buffet, a social evening reception three days a week and such facilities as a business centre, a gym, a laundry room and access to the hotel’s own 24-hour convenience store.

Hyatt to launch new hotel brand

With the launch the new Hyatt Centric hotel brand scheduled for summer 2015, guests will soon be able to enjoy staying at new Hyatt properties located in the centres of New York, Paris, Chicago, Miami and more.

Hyatt’s new lifestyle brand will allow guests to benefit from a central location and such thoughtful features a room service delivering gourmet foods right to their doorstep and more. The hotels will also include a dedicated social space called The Corner, consisting of areas for work and recreation as well as dining and bar facilities.

New Crowne Plaza hotel launched in South London

Intercontinental Hotels Group increases its London property portfolio with the launch of Crowne Plaza London – Battersea. Formerly Hotel Verta, the property is set close to Clapham Junction and the London Heliport.

Crowne Plaza London – Battersea offers guests 78 rooms to choose from as well as an opportunity to take advantage of free wi-fi and such facilities as a terrace bar, a restaurant, 200 sqm of meeting space and a spa and gym.