Hilton Worldwide recently opened the doors to the DoubleTree by Hilton, the brand’s first ever Capetown hotel. The DoubleTree has 183 rooms and offers another affordable option for those traveling to South Africa.
The Hilton brand has been styling up its DoubleTree hotels and this newly facelifted upscale property gets the same treatment. The lobby of the hotel is decorated with lavish latticework and filled of elements in blue and green. The hotel rooms make use of earth tones in browns, whites, and grays.
Hotel guests can choose from executive rooms, suites, and loft rooms offering great views of the Capetown skyline.
The DoubleTree by Hilton in Cape Town is the fifth property of Hilton Worldwide in South Africa and the third DoubeTree in Africa. The DoubleTree brand now has 330 hotels in 28 different countries.
If you are planning to have a holiday in New Zealand and are looking to stay in a glamorous but green accommodation, then head to the South Island and stay at the Hapuku Lodges and Treehouses. The property is just two hours away from Christchurch and features sustainable living.
The treehouses and lodges are the creations of a family of designers and architects. The family aims to showcase the lovely environment of the region with their unique hotel.
The treehouses serving as the main accommodations hang about 30 feet from the ground, up on a Manuka grove. You do not have to be Indiana Jones to climb up to the luxurious eco-friendly rooms since there are ladders to use. Each treehouse has giant windows so guests can enjoy the great view of the mountains and the coastline. You also get to enjoy hand-crafted wood furniture done by the locals.
The vibrant city of Seoul in South Korea has been getting a lot of publicity lately, thanks to the instant stardom of its rap artist Psy. Hilton recently announced that its Conrad luxury property brand will be opening its doors in Seoul. No Gangnam style packages have been announced yet.
The new property will be located at the International Financial Center in Yeouido, the financial hub of Seoul. The Conrad’s will have 434 guestrooms that start at forty-eight square meters. This makes its rooms the biggest in the city. The renderings reveal rooms following design lines that will suit business executives seeking luxury accommodations while closing a deal or two in Korea. The palette consists of creams, grays, and woods. The bathrooms follow the same color scheme plus some pale marble.
Ritz-Carlton will cut the ribbon of it first Reserve property in Puerto Rico called the Dorado Beach this December 12. This was first announced back in June and recently confirmed by the company. Ritz-Carlton Dorado is already accepting reservations for their debut. The weathers is starting be cooler but the opening is perfect for travelers looking for a winter getaway.
The room rates of Ritz-Carlton Dorado during peak season starts at $1,600 a night. This is a bit lower than the initial projection of $1,900 but still pretty high for Puertor Rico hotel rates. You just need to remember though that you have a beachfront hotel room, butler service, and a private pool that you can use.
Famed restaurateur Jose Andres was also convinced to put up a branch of his restaurant at Ritz-Carlton.
Basing on the photos going around, it looks like it will be among the new hot spots in Puerto Rico.
It is 2012. No, no one here is saying the world will end soon but one company in Russia has a hotel in mind that will most likely withstand natural disasters. Remistudio has a concept called Ark Hotel, a floating hotel inspired by the Noah’s Ark. The structure will have solar panels,vegetation, a system to collect rainwater, and an exterior that cleans itself.
The design firm says it takes the form of a shell but a lot of media agencies noticed how it looks like a slinky.
How the company envisions the inside is definitely impressive. It will be featuring manicured lawns and well-lighted spaces where guests can enjoy.
It definitely looks great but there is a big doubt if a project like this will ever materialize. Imagine how regular hotels encounter setbacks during the build and how something like this Ark hotel will avoid major problems along the way.
The exciting hotel scene in London will be welcoming a new establisment in the heart of Westminster this November. Opening its doors will be the much awaited InterContinental London Westminster. It will be a few hops from the Parliament, the Westminster Abbey, and the Big Ben.
InterContinental gives the old Queen Anne’s Chambers a new life after serving as home for The Brewer’s Society and the Treasury Solicitor among others.
The century-old building has the looks of a townhouse on the outside while the elegant interiors utilize classy furnishing and British elegance to give guests a comfortable home away from home amid the busy urban center.
The hotel will feature 256 guestrooms with 44 suites and a luxurious penthouse. The hotel will also have its own bar to add some sophistication to the typical English pub offering drins ranging from British wines, cocktails, and local ales. The restaurant will be serving meals throughout the day.
The Sheraton Hotel will be the biggest hotel in Macau offering 3,863 guestrooms. It is set to open next month and will become the biggest property in the portfolio of Starwood. The hotel will have two towers dubbed as Earth and Sky, and promises to provide a wonderful stay in this gambling haven in Asia.
Sheraton Macao launched their website this month to help guest plan their vacation along the Cotai Strip. The website allows guests to see how they want to experience the offerings of Macau thru four prototype guests and the destination’s food offerings, shopping, adventures, and heritage sites.
The opening rates at the Sheraton was also made affordable for travelers with rooms starting at $130 a night. You can book a room through the hotel’s website and at the same time get a voucher worth $30 that you can use during your next stay with Sheraton Macao.
A 240-room W Sentosa Cove is set to open on an island just near the city center of Singapore. The original plan was to open in August but has been rescheduled for some reason. To celebrate its opening, the W Sentosa Cove offers “welcome” packages that go for $306 a night.
The opening promo is called the Island Glamour Welcome that will give guests a Wonderful room overnight stay, breakfast at Kitchen Table, and cocktails at the WOOBAR.
The other package called Marvelous Welcome ups the offering to an overnight stay at one of the hotel’s Marvelous suite, cocktails, breakfast, a complimentary Veuve Clicquot, and a two-way transfer to the airport or any local address. This requires a minimum stay of two nights with the package starting at $627 per night.
The regular rates for the Island Glamour package actually goes for $309 per night. Both of the packages will be available through the end of December.