Check in! – latest hotel highlights from across EMEA

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of some of the latest hotel news from across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

  • Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa Hotel become second Four Points property in Tanzania
  • Hôtel Du Louvre reopens under The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
  • Marriott’s The Luxury Collection opens first hotel in the English Countryside
  • Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort secures prestigious World Travel Award as Cape Verde’s Leading Hotel for second successive year
  • Latest industry news and developments

Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa Hotel become second Four Points property in Tanzania

Marriott International has confirmed the opening of its second Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Tanzania, the Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa Hotel. Sitting at the heart of the central business district of the city, overlooking the Harbour the hotel has since emerged as a landmark and an integral part of the burgeoning city. It was previously the official residence of Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1896 and was used as a hospital during World War I before being converted into a hotel during the British Empire. The renovated and rebranded property has been designed for the modern traveller with an emphasis on approachable design. Alongside 174 rooms, the property includes 1,000 square feet of indoor meeting and banquet space spread across 12 flexible meeting rooms.


Hôtel Du Louvre reopens under The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Hyatt Hotels has celebrated the official reopening of Hôtel du Louvre following a complete renovation. The hotel now sits within The Unbound Collection by Hyatt in Europe, a collection of distinct hotels with their own narrative. The Hôtel du Louvre sits in the heart of the city’s Palais-Royal district, surrounded by the Musée du Louvre, the Comédie-Française, the Palais Garnier and Palais Royal. The 164 rooms and suites have been fully redesigned to reflect the hotel’s original Parisian style, with high ceilings, elegant mouldings, marble floors reminiscent of the Opéra Garnier and chic Parisian furniture. Originally opened in 1855 as Paris’ first grand hotel, the property is a self-standing central landmark that epitomizes the effervescence of Paris during Napoleon III’s empire. Its inventory consists of 106 sunlit rooms and 58 suites.


Marriott’s The Luxury Collection opens first hotel in the English Countryside

After an extensive six-year, multi-million pound renovation, The Langley, a new addition to Marriott’s Luxury Collection Hotels, has opened in the English countryside. Formerly the hunting lodge of the third Duke of Marlborough, the historic mansion and adjacent Grade II-listed 18th century Brew House have been meticulously renovated and returned to their former grandeur in hotel form. The 41-bedroom luxury boutique hotel is located just outside of London in the heart of Buckinghamshire’s vast Langley Park. The hotel boasts a vast 1,600 square metre subterranean spa in partnership with Sisley, state of the art Matt Roberts gym and seasonally-driven Cedar restaurant, as well as an array of meetings and event spaces including the spectacular 19th century Winter Garden.


Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort secures prestigious World Travel Award as Cape Verde’s Leading Hotel for second successive year

The Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort has been awarded the prestigious World Travel Awards as Cape Verde’s Leading Hotel for 2019, the second year in a row that is has secured the title. Last year, the property was recognised as not just Cape Verde’s Leading Hotel, but also Africa’s Leading New Resort within the Africa & Indian Ocean region, which was unprecedented in the country. The property has 241 guest rooms, four restaurants and bars, as well as 550 square meters of flexible meeting space.


News Briefs

Hyatt Hotels has confirmed the opening of Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest as part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, following major restoration and full-scale renovation. The hotel is managed by Mellow Mood Hotels. It features 110 guestrooms and is situated on Ferenciek Square, between the River Danube and the bustling city centre.

Moscow Domodeovo airport, Moscow Oblast’s Ministry for Investment and Innovation, and investor UK Sobor have signed an agreement on the construction of a 148 room Holiday Inn hotel, to be located 8km from the airport. The construction will be conducted as part of the Moscow Aerotropolis project. The hotel will be operated by InterContinental Hotels Group and the project is estimated to require a RUB900 million (EUR12.3 million) investment.

Salzburg’s Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart airport plans to undergo refurbishment of terminal 1. The project could also involve construction of a new hotel, park & fly or passenger car park facility and new commercial outlets depending on financing restrictions.

TUI Group opened more than 15 new hotels in eight countries in May-2019, its strongest month for hotel openings. The group is currently planning the opening of a further 20 new hotels across its Hotels & Resorts, Cruises and Destination Experiences brands in eleven countries in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Moscow Oblast signed an agreement with Ramport Aero on the second phase of Moscow Zhukovsky International airport terminal construction. The project covers terminal and apron expansion, the construction of a hotel for 150 guests, vehicle refuelling and washing facilities and a restaurant, and network development.