Nobu adding in the Dominican Republic, Orlando; IHG signs a resort in Malaysia – HOTELSMag.com


Nobu, RCD Hotels announce 2 projects: Nobu Hospitality, in partnership with RCD Hotels, Cancun, Mexico, announced two new hotels and resorts in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Orlando, Florida. These two properties will mark the fifth collaboration between Nobu and RCD, which began in 2016 with the launch of Nobu Hotel Miami Beach. The 200-room Nobu Hotel Punta Cana is set to open in 2025 and will include 12 villas, a signature Nobu restaurant, meeting spaces and 50 residences. Scheduled to open in 2025, Nobu Hotel Orlando will feature 300 rooms, including eight villas, a restaurant, 50 residences and event space.

Rendering of the InterContinental Penang Resort in Penang, Malaysia

Conrad Nashville finished, sold: Propst Development, Huntsville, Alabama, and Chartwell Hospitality, Franklin, Tennessee, have completed development of the Hilton Conrad Nashville hotel. The hotel is slated to open June 29 and features more than 11,000 square feet of meeting space, an outdoor pool with third-level sundeck, and restaurants. The co-developers also completed the sale of the 234-key hotel to New York-based Northwood Investors. The hotel is part of a $540 million mixed-use project being developed by Propst Development. The project includes 630,000 square feet of office space, 196 luxury condominiums, in addition to the Conrad Hotel.

IHG signs a resort in Malaysia: IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed the 355-key InterContinental Penang Resort in Penang, Malaysia, in partnership with THR Hotel (Penang) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Tradewinds Corp. Berhad. The former Penang Mutiara Beach Resort at Teluk Bahang will transform into an IHG-branded luxury beach resort and reopen in 2025. The resort will include rooms and suites up to three bedrooms and a private enclave of six villas as well as a wellness village. . This will be the second InterContinental property in Malaysia, after the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur. IHG also has another upcoming property in Malaysia – Holiday Inn & Suites Penang Prai. The group currently has six hotels across three brands in Malaysia and has a pipeline of 10 properties that will open in the next three to five years.

RREAF, Innisfree acquire 2 in Florida: RREAF Holdings, Dallas Texas, and Innisfree Hotels, Gulf Breeze, Florida, have acquired two boutique hotels – Ocean Coast Hotel and Amelia Hotel on Fernandina Beach in Amelia Island, Florida. The two-hotel portfolio, which will be managed by Innisfree, totals 225 keys and is adjacent to each other. RREAF currently has two beachfront resorts under development, which will add an additional 550 rooms to its beachfront hospitality and resort division.

Wink Hotels is expanding in Vietnam: Wink Hotels, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, has announced the opening of two new hotels in the Vietnamese coastal city of Danang. The openings are part of the company’s plan to reach 20 hotels in Vietnam over the next five to seven years. The 244-room Wink Hotel Danang Center will open in November and include a lobby on November 19e floor, 30 family rooms and a one-bedroom apartment. The Wink Hotel Danang Riverside, slated to open in early 2023, comprises 287 rooms and 70 suites with a fifth-floor lobby facing the Han River. Both hotels were designed by Paris-based AW2. Wink, which opened its first hotel in Ho Chi Minh City in March 2021, currently has 13 hotels under construction. It is the first product of Indochina-Kajima, a joint venture between Indochina Capital Corp., Hanoi, Vietnam, and Kajima Corp, Tokyo, Japan.

Name change from Kitano to New York: Seibu Prince Hotels Worldwide, the subsidiary of Seibu Holdings based in Tokyo, Japan, will rebrand and operate the Kintano Hotel in New York as Prince Kitano New York beginning in the spring of 2023. Seibu Prince has signed a trust agreement with the American unit of Kitano Godo Tatemono Inc., the owner of the Japanese luxury hotel, which opened in 1973, and is known for its rooftop bar and panoramic views of Manhattan.

Macau hotel closed after COVID outbreak: Fortuna, the satellite casino and hotel under the SJM Holdings umbrella in Macau, has been locked down by authorities with 700 people inside after a COVID-19 outbreak was reported at the property, media reported. local. Media showed police in protective gear sealing off the campus to prevent people from leaving or entering. The government is believed to be preparing COVID-19 tests for those stuck inside. It comes as China’s special administrative region carries out a two-day mass test on its population of more than 600,000 after several cases of locally transmitted COVID cases were detected over the weekend. There have been no large-scale shutdowns or quarantines in the city after the last outbreak in October 2021.

HFTP, AAHOA partner: Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) have partnered in an allied agreement, connecting the groups, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing between the two. The partnership will also see the associations working on projects that will benefit members of both organizations, in addition to sharing resources for young professionals. Young Professional AAHOA members are eligible for a free one-year HFTP membership.

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