In Brief

Deutsche Hospitality launches 'BE'

WITH BE Deutsche Hospitality, launched exclusively for hotel partners, franchisees and investors, the hospitality brand offers new service solutions and a transparent fee model.

The new “BE Deutsche Hospitality” partner programme offers a new service concept containing a host of digital solutions which are precisely tailored to the needs of its hotel partners. Everything has been combined to form an all-in package.

“Our ‘BE Deutsche Hospitality’ partner programme is an attractive opportunity for hoteliers, hotel operators, investors and individual companies in the hospitality sector to become part of our brand portfolio and to grow alongside us,” said Marcus Bernhardt, CEO of Deutsche Hospitality. “This new programme represents the implementation of a fresh type of customer-oriented provision which encompasses all types of contracts. A focus is being placed on future franchisees by providing them with the chance to integrate into our network within a short space of time.”


Dorchester Collection to open The Lana

DORCHESTER Collection, a portfolio of nine legendary properties, and OMNIYAT have announced that their new luxury landmark, The Lana, will open end of this year in the heart of Dubai, in the Burj Khalifa District and overlooking the vibrant Business Bay area.

Under the leadership of general manager Caroline-Jane Houston, The Lana, with its 225 guest rooms, marks Dorchester Collection’s first address in the Middle East. The Lana is a striking 30-storey tower designed by the award-winning architects Foster + Partners that perfectly captures the essence of its destination and brings an unparalleled ultra-luxury experience to Downtown Dubai.

Hotel guests will be able to relax at the Beach Club at One at Palm Jumeirah, Dorchester Collection, Dubai, accessed via a short and scenic boat ride. With interiors by Parisian duo Gilles & Boissier, The Lana is designed to accentuate Dubai’s stunning vistas, with views of the Burj Khalifa, beautiful sunsets to the northwest and seemingly endless landscapes to the southeast.


LUX* Grand Baie Resort & Residences opens

LUX* Resorts & Hotels’ new flagship in Mauritius opened its doors to welcome its first guests, coinciding with LUX* Resorts & Hotels’ 10th anniversary last month. The new generation boutique-style resort offers sophisticated beachside living for the modern, discerning traveller, with exciting dining concepts, state-of-the-art fitness and wellness facilities as well as unique Mauritian experiences for all to discover.

“LUX* Grand Baie Resort & Residences offers stunning surprises at every turn – from the moment guests step into the expansive lobby, guests will feel a load lift from their shoulders. From the amazing design pieces at every turn, to the perfect aperitivo at the rooftop bar and the personalized service in a safe and hygienic environment, enhanced by The Lux Collective’s health and safety programme, Collective Care, the experience will be unparalleled,” said Ashish Modak, General Manager.


Marriott signs six-project deal in Turkey

LAST month, Marriott International signed an agreement with The Aktarlı Group to open six properties in prime locations across Turkey. The agreement marks the introduction of the Tribute Portfolio in Turkey, and further expands the Autograph Collection Hotels, The Luxury Collection and AC Hotels brands throughout the country.

The agreement includes six adaptive reuse and conversion projects in vibrant areas of Istanbul and Izmir. Close to the city’s embassies and museums, Adahan Pera Istanbul, Autograph Collection is slated to open in 2022. DeCamondo Galata, Istanbul, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel compromised of three historic buildings is also slated to open next year. AC by Marriott Istanbul Old Town and two Luxury Collection properties, Legacy Ottoman, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Istanbul and Sansaryan Han, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Istanbul, are anticipated to open in 2023. The new-build AC by Marriott Izmir Karşıyaka will be situated on the coastline of Izmir and is slated to open in 2022.