W Hotels Opens First Ski Resort In Verbier

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ trendy W Hotels brand entered a new frontier this week with the opening of its first ski retreat. As the 45th hotel globally, the new W Verbier Hotels & Residences marks the brand’s entrance into Switzerland. Part of a multi-component luxury development complex owned by Les Trois Rocs, the property is located … Continue reading

Capella Enters USA With Washington DC Opening

Luxury hoteliers Capella Hotel Group (formerly known as West Paces Hotel Group) has announced the opening of the Capella Washington DC Georgetown, a 49-room property set in the heart of historic Georgetown. The hotel lies beside the quaint C&O Canal and enjoys easy access to the capital city’s museums and galleries, specialty shopping and dining … Continue reading

Viceroy Maldives Opens

USA-based hotel management company Viceroy Hotel Group has opened the intimate Viceroy Maldives resort. Set on the pristine Vagaru Island in Shaviyani Atoll, the property is less than an hour by seaplane from Male and combines seclusion with luxury within a spectacular locale.   Award-winning design firm Yabu Pushelberg drew inspiration from the natural beauty and … Continue reading

Orient Express Reopens Sicilian Hotels

Luxury travel and hotel operator Orient Express has reopened 2 eagerly awaited hotels on the Italian island of Sicily. Acquired by the group in January 2010, the Grand Hotel Timeo and Villa Sant’Andrea have been carefully restored by some of Italy’s finest craftsmen to meet Orient Express’ international style, design and service and are now welcoming guests … Continue reading

Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas Opens

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has opened its newest property in Las Vegas. The 47-storey, non-gaming Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas was designed by architectural firm Kohn Pederson Fox and is located within the CityCenter complex at the center of the Strip.   The 392 guestrooms and suites feature interiors from renowned designer Adam D. Tihany blending … Continue reading