Latest News from The Leading Hotels of the World
New York, NY (Vocus) June 29, 2010
Members of The Leading Hotels of the World unveil new looks and inaugural signature suites.
Hotel Martinez in Cannes Completes EUR 5 Million Renovation Program
The iconic Hotel Martinez on the Croisette in Cannes has recently completed a multi-million euro renovation program which saw the refurbishment of seven of its signature suites. Among them, the Suite Des Oliviers now sports a new, more contemporary look. Measuring 180 square meters, the suite has an additional 250 square meters of sea-facing terrace with an immense Jacuzzi. Interiors have been done in white, champagne, ivory and beige, accented by varying shades blues. With furnishings designed by Studio Hertrich-Adnet, the suite evokes the Art Deco period, while offering 21st-century technology. Six additional two-bedroom suites have also been renovated.
Hotel Eden Roc, Ascona, Switzerland, Inaugurates Marina Annex
Hotel Eden Roc in Ascona, Switzerland recently unveiled its new Marina Annex, with 16 refurbished rooms and a new restaurant. Local designer Carlo Rampazzi drew his inspiration both for the design of the rooms and for the interior of the new restaurant from the architectural concept of the building itself, with a nod to the era in which it was constructed: the 1970s. Set against the backdrop of Lake Maggiore, the undisputed focal point inside the restaurant is an oversized chandelier in Murano glass with a diameter of 1.70 metres.
The Langham, London Announces the Creation of a New GBP 1 Million Regent Suite
Following an investment of GBP 1.1 million, The Regent Suite at The Langham, London named after The Prince Regent (later King George IV) offers a generous expanse of 166 square meters. Boasting two bedrooms, each with its own private sitting room, plus a private salon that can be adapted into a third sitting room or a private dining room or boardroom, the suite features the original high ceilings and large bay windows affording beautiful views down Portland Place to Regents Park beyond. Opened in 1865 as Europes first grand hotel, The Langham began the tradition of afternoon tea more than 140 years ago in its stately Palm Court.
Kahala Hotel & Resort Inaugurates New Signature Suites
Hawaiis Kahala Hotel & Resort introduced a new signature suite collection including the Imperial and Presidential Suites, both featuring lanais and views from Diamond Head to Koko Head; and the Kahala Kai and Kahala Beach Suites, located on the beach, and perfect for a private family getaway. Named in honor of the recent stay of the Emperor and Empress of Japan, the Imperial suite features silk rugs, custom parquet floors and backlit golden onyx countertops. The two-bedroom Presidential Suite features furnishings from the Ralph Lauren Polo Collection, dark woods and a demure color scheme. Special touches include Nepalese pile carpet, a set of original-bound Winston Churchill volumes, and a library of photographs and books on the Hawaiian Islands.
Gaja Roof at the Swissotel The Bosphorus Opens for the Season
Located on the 16th floor the Swissotel The Bopshorus in Istanbul, Gaja Roof is now open daily for the summer season. With a seating capacity of 140, it serves Mediterranean cuisine under the guidance of chef James Wilkins and his team. The menu, offering choices from lobster, sea bass and salmon to duck liver terrine, risotto and sushi, is complemented by a range of cocktails and a wine list with 165 selections. A deejay provides the musical backdrop until 5:00 a.m.
A Rose by Any Other Name
The Carenage Bay Resort in the Grenadines has recently reopened following a brief closure. Now operating under the name Canouan Resort at Carenage Bay The Grenadines, this luxurious retreat is surrounded by one of the worlds largest coral reefs and set on 300 acres in a natural amphitheatre style stretching up the mountainside from the Caribbean Sea. Accommodations are in 20 luxuriously appointed pool or beachfront suites, and private villas ranging in size from two to five bedrooms.
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