In Brief

Hilton Garden Inn opens in Bahrain Bay

HILTON Garden Inn Bahrain Bay has officially opened its doors to guests. The 192-room hotel located in capital Manama, is the first to open under Hilton’s portfolio of brands in the kingdom.

Nestled in the heart of Bahrain Bay and directly connected to the newest retail and leisure destination in the kingdom, Avenues Mall, the Hilton Garden Inn is close to the country's bustling business district and prime shopping areas.

Located a mere 15-minute drive to the Bahrain International Airport, the hotel is ideally located near key cultural destinations and iconic tourism landmarks such as the Bahrain National Theatre, Bahrain National Museum, and the heritage-steeped Manama Souq. The hotel boasts 192 spacious rooms (including 35 suites), all with breath-taking bay and sea-facing views and complete with curated furnishings.


Radisson plans 30 new properties in 2021

RADISSON Hotel Group welcomes back guests this summer with exciting new hotel openings and new property signings, with over 90 per cent of its hotels across EMEA open again. The group plans to open around 30 properties in 2021, including iconic hotels in popular summer holiday destinations such as Turkey, Dubai, Italy, France, UK, and Poland.

Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, said: “We are looking forward to an exciting summer. We have so far had a promising 2021 with continued growth in all our brands across both mature and emerging markets. Looking ahead to the second half of the year, we will be opening another 20 hotels in popular destinations across EMEA. I personally thank everyone for trusting Radisson Hotel Group throughout the past 18 months, in particular our valued employees who have shown true dedication and commitment when faced with adversity. We are equally grateful to our partners and shareholders for their continued support.”


Preferred launches WHERE NEXT? Buyouts

TO meet the growing demand for private and secluded getaways, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent brand, has announced the launch of WHERE NEXT? Buyouts – the second phase of its global WHERE NEXT? campaign. Whether they want to escape to a Bermudan beach retreat or a legendary Lake Como resort, travellers can now select buyout options inclusive of entire floors, wings, or even full property takeovers at more than 135 independent luxury properties around the world.

“Our global sales team has fielded more requests over the last six months for partial or entire hotel buyouts than ever before, so we launched WHERE NEXT? Buyouts to fuel inspiration among travellers and our loyal I Prefer guests while providing them with information on each of the tailored hotel options available to them,” said Alison McDermott, Executive Director of Global Merchandising and Marketing for Preferred Hotels & Resorts. “This continuation of the WHERE NEXT? global campaign is designed to appeal to many travellers and caters to different budgets and group sizes to offer exclusive solutions to everyone ready to reconnect and create memories.”


LVMH hotel opens in Paris this September

CHEVAL Blanc Paris, with striking views of The Seine and situated near the Louvre museum complex, is set to welcome guests from September 7.

Cheval Blanc Paris has been remodelled by architect Edouard François. The building’s décor was reimagined by architect Peter Marino in the style of a Parisian residence.

Along with their brigade, Arnaud Donckele, chef of the gastronomic restaurant, and Maxime Frédéric, Pastry Chef, invite diners to embark on a journey of flavours. The Dior Spa Cheval Blanc Paris boasts 6 treatment rooms for bespoke rituals. There is a swimming pool, along with state-of-the-art exercise facilities.

In keeping with the family spirit that is key to the Cheval Blanc Maisons, Cheval Blanc Paris has conceived a special play area for children, in the heart of the Maison, whose purpose is also to raise awareness about the preservation of the environment. Le Carrousel is the brainchild of sailor and explorer Maud Fontenoy to offer a playful, joyful and luminous dive into the fascinating world of nature.