In Brief: Hotels

PARKLANE, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Limassol

Cypriot property enhances summer offering

Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Limassol is further enhancing the property’s allure with recent additions of Nammos Limassol and LPM Restaurant & Bar.

Celebrated as Cyprus’ only internationally branded five-star hotel, Parklane Resort & Spa, is part of The Luxury Collection, by Marriott International. The property delivers a superior quality of facilities and services, for both business and leisure travellers.

Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Limassol spreads across 85.5k sqm of beautifully landscaped gardens and a peaceful 300-meter-long stretch of pristine Blue-Flag beach. With its holistic range of facilities and amenities, the resort appeals to guests of all ages and all tastes.

In addition to five exclusive restaurants and two bars, the property also features flexible, state-of-the-art meeting rooms, as well as an imposing 800 sq.m ballroom for events of all sizes, an unsurpassed Park Kidz for the younger guests, and the world-class Kalloni Spa complete with 14 indulgent treatment rooms.


W Costa Navarino makes August debut

W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, debuted in Greece on August 11 with the opening of W Costa Navarino. The new property welcomes adults and young adults over 12 years old, and is located in Navarino Waterfront, the newest integrated resort area of Costa Navarino, the prime sustainable destination in the Mediterranean.

“We are thrilled with the arrival of W Hotels in Greece and to debut with W Costa Navarino. The W Escape, with its rustic yet sophisticated design, is a showcase of the W brand’s design evolution and will sit alongside some of our newest openings in EMEA, such as W Rome. And as we continue to focus on leisure travellers’ changing needs, the intended programming and adult focus at W Costa Navarino will strengthen our global portfolio of uniquely W resort experiences,” said Candice D’Cruz, Vice President of Marriott International Luxury Brands, EMEA.


The Ritz-Carlton opens NoMad in Manhattan

The Ritz-Carlton, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, announced the opening of The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad, debuting a new oasis of modern luxury in the heart of Manhattan.

Soaring 50 stories above the dynamic North of Madison Square Park neighbourhood, the newly constructed hotel and residences developed by New York-based Flag Luxury Group brings the brand’s unparalleled service and refined elegance to one of the city’s most vibrant and emerging districts.

“The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad represents a milestone moment in the evolution of The Ritz-Carlton brand,” said Donna McNamara, Vice President and Global Brand Leader for The Ritz-Carlton.

“With an exquisite design that blends the best of the brand and the destination, combined with the finest amenities, culinary offerings, and highly personalized service, The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad delivers an experience tailored to today’s luxury guest. I know that travellers and locals alike will enjoy settling into Nubeluz, our rooftop bar, for spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.”


Saudi TDF launches $400m fund for hotels

Saudi-based Tourism Development Fund (TDF) signed a tripartite agreement with Ennismore, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing lifestyle hospitality companies, and Al Rajhi Capital, a leading asset manager in the kingdom, to establish a hospitality investment fund with a capital of SR1.5 billion ($400 million) that will advance lifestyle hotels.

Ennismore is a joint venture between Sharan Pasricha, founder and Co-CEO, and Accor, bringing together a lifestyle powerhouse of 14 brands with 101 operating properties globally, and 137 in the pipeline. The move is aimed at helping enhance promising sector-leading opportunities in various tourist destinations within the kingdom.

This partnership deal complements the initial endeavour in October last year when TDF and Ennismore signed the MoU to launch an investment fund focused on developing lifestyle hotels in the kingdom at the 5th edition of the Future Investment Initiative.