In Brief

ATECA Hotels announces Uzbekistan hotel

ATECA Hotels, developed by UAE hotel experts, has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tashkent-based Global Smart Investments (GSI) to manage the group’s first property in Uzbekistan under the ATECA 24/7 Hotels brand. Construction for the 98-room hotel, located in the prime Buyuk Ipak Yuli street, is expected to begin once the borders open for international travel after COVID-19.

ATECA 24/7 Hotel Tashkent will be an affordable lifestyle hotel, and its captivating urban aesthetic will be reflective of the modern look of Tashkent.

Michel Noblet, Executive Chairman of ATECA Holding, said, "Over the past five decades, we have had a remarkable journey in the tourism and hospitality industry – a journey that has led us to new frontiers and discoveries. Following our latest move to the heart of the Silk Route, we are driven by the purpose of developing and opening new opportunities for the tourism and hospitality sector in Uzbekistan."


Four Season Hotel Casablanca reopens

Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca reopened its door to the public on July 15, 2020. The property welcomes guests back with stringent hygiene and safety measures in place so that they can relax with confidence. In addition to the routine cleaning and hygiene procedures carried out in all areas of the Hotel, a dedicated sanitation team will sterilise the common areas at regular intervals every day to ensure that guests continue to enjoy renowned Four Seasons comfort in a safe and secure environment.

Four Seasons Hotels Casablanca encourages the use of Four Seasons App and Chat for a touchless experience. This award-winning service will further allow guests to control how they engage with employees. With the App and Chat, guests will have direct access to property teams in 100+ different languages. From the comfort of their own device, the App provides a contactless experience that does not compromise Four Seasons genuine care and signature service.


Bvlgari announces a new hotel in Rome

Bvlgari has signed an agreement for a new hotel in Rome, scheduled to open in 2022. The new Roman hotel will be strategically located in the central Piazza Augusto Imperatore, in the very heart of the Campo Marzio neighborhood, next to the iconic Spanish Steps and the signature Bvlgari flagship boutique in Via Condotti.

The new Bvlgari Hotel Roma will occupy a magnificent building - owned by Edizione Properties - that was built between 1936 and 1938 and faces two of the most iconic Roman landmarks: the Ara Pacis and the Mausoleum of Augustus, the first Roman Imperator. The edifice reveals a monumental and modern architecture emphasized by the use of traditional Roman materials and colors, such as ochre Travertine marble and red brick.

The hotel will feature over 100 rooms, most of them suites. As a unique feature, the Bvlgari Hotel Roma will also present a Reading Room containing a collection of precious volumes dedicated to the history of jewellery, which will be open to guests and public by appointment only.


Kempinski Hotels expands clean partnership

Kempinski Hotels further expands its partnership with Clean the World, an international recycling initiative that donates soap to organisations around the world while protecting the environment from harmful waste. In the past six months more Kempinski hotels have joined the programme and the number continues to grow. Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group is committed to further enhance its activities in the field of recycling and helps to fight the spread of hygiene-related illnesses.

"We are incredibly excited to be working with with Clean the World, whose commitment to sustainability and continued support for impoverished communities around the world amplify our corporate social responsibility," said Benedikt Jaschke, Chief Quality Officer and Member of the Kempinski Management Board. "At Kempinski Hotels, we strive to promote a sustainable future for our industry and assist in helping fight the global spread of preventable diseases. We look forward to continue building a strong partnership with Clean the World as we collectively work to raise awareness and support such an important cause which is even more vital as we face the current global pandemic."