Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort opens

The Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort has opened in south Goa. A few minutes from the Cavelossim beach, the property offers 181 rooms, suites and villas spread across 20 acres and is designed with a Mediterranean and Goan Portuguese flavour. The Mama Mia Grill beside the swimming pool serves impromptu delicacies, while cocktails are galore at the Tia Maria Bar. The Amalia Bar has an outdoor sit-out to enjoy the sunsets and the classic murals by the famed Goan artist, Mario Miranda. Seagull is the all-day dining restaurant while Kebabs & Kurries offers Indian cuisine. Two meeting rooms offer conference space for 200 guests while the outdoor seaside lawn space can host 3000 people.

Royal Orchid uncorks Regenta Resort Soma Vine Village

Royal Orchid Hotels has opened its new hotel in Nashik called ‘Regenta Resort Soma Vine Village’. Nashik is popularly known as the wine capital of the country and has gained immense popularity. Regenta Resort Soma Vine Village offers 32 rooms in boutique accommodation with varied dining and banquet facilities.

On-site amenities at the hotel include a completely refreshed restaurant, a winery, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and outdoor pool, as well as a business centre and spa services.

Located in the northern part of the state of Maharashtra, Nashik is developing as a lively city with a blend of the ancient and modern, attracting tourists from across the country. The city has numerous forts, temples, historic sites as well as a home to industries. The city offers green pastures, mountains and tours of the vineyards including wine-tasting experiences.

Six Senses opens two city hotels in Singapore

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has announced the latest project in the group’s expanding portfolio with its first two city hotels in Singapore; Six Senses Duxton and Six Senses Maxwell. Located in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown, this conservation project will be split across two locations and see the restoration of two existing heritage buildings – the last to be developed in the city.

Le Grand Amman Jordan rebranded

AccorHotels have announced the rebranding of a prominent landmark hotel in Jordan to Le Grand Amman – managed by AccorHotels. The property consisting of 298-rooms and 67 serviced apartments was launched in partnership with Iskan Co. for Touristic & Hotel Investments.
Le Grand Amman is situated in close proximity to the upcoming Abdali Downtown Project. Catering towards a growing number of business travellers, the hotel is located at the centre of the Shmeisani commercial hub close to key ministries like the Ministry of Trade and Ministry of Interior. Business travellers also have access to eight meeting rooms in addition to the largest ballroom in Amman for large-scale events and family occasions.

Puro Group opens Mexican beach club

Puro Group has opened its first Mexican beach club in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Purobeach offers an ‘Urban Oasis’ on the rooftop of exclusive new ‘The Fives Downtown Hotel & Residences’, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton. The beach club overlooks the Riviera Maya. Beltrán Álvarez, CEO of Puro Group, said: “Puro Group have created a beachside experience that can be brought to life anywhere in the world thanks to its distinct Mediterranean spirit, hospitality and design. We have gathered fans for over a decade and look forward to showcasing our latest venture in Mexico”.

Canopy Hilton to open in Zagreb

Hilton and Zagreb City Hotels have announced the development plans for Canopy by Hilton Zagreb. The project is scheduled to open in late 2018. The hotel will be the first Canopy in continental Europe and will be situated in downtown Zagreb, close to the city’s main rail station. Canopy by Hilton Zagreb joins two Hilton properties in Croatia – DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb and Hilton Imperial Dubrovik.

Dubai’s Gevora Hotel now tallest by just a metre

The Gevora Hotel by the Al Attar Group has opened in Dubai and is now the world’s tallest hotel. It stands at a height of 356 metres or nearly a quarter of a mile and has 75 storeys and 528 guest rooms.

The property is equipped with a pool, Jacuzzi, health club and luxury spa for its residents and visitors on the 71st floor. It will also have five restaurants offering international and local cuisines. The tallest hotel is in close proximity of its predecessor, Dubai’s JW Marriott Marquis, which is just one metre shorter. Dubai, is also home to Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building.

Eighth Westin opens in Kolkata

Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International Inc., opened its eighth hotel in India, The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat. The second hotel in Kolkata and East India under the Marriott International portfolio and the first under the Westin Hotels & Resorts umbrella, the property is located eight kilometres from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport and a kilometre away from the Bishwa Bangla International Convention Centre. Built over eight acres, The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat features 314 guestrooms and suites.

The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat includes a range of F&B venues including Seasonal Tastes, the all-day dining restaurant with features live kitchens preparing made-to-order dishes. EEST, on the 31st floor, is a fine dining restaurant serving authentic Pan-Asian cuisine while Vedic, serving specialty vegetarian fare from around India along with a special vegan menu, is a first in Kolkata. The Lounge Bar, a casual meeting place, is ideal for freshly baked items and afternoon tea or crafted cocktails and premium wine and spirits selection in the evening.

The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat incorporates the Six Pillars of Wellness. Specially curated programs like RunWESTIN fulfill the guests’ need to go outdoors for a jog, providing them with a safe and well-researched route map in the vicinity.

The hotel features over 50,000 square feet of flexible function spaces, ideal for meeting, conferences, corporate events and weddings. The hotel boasts of a helipad to provide easy VIP accessibility.

The Den Hotel, Bangalore, opens in technology hub

The Den Hotel, located in Whitefield, the information technology hub of Bangalore, is positioned to target millennials and globetrotters. The hotel offers 226 rooms and suites – a minimum size of 400 square feet – a 15-seater large cinema, electronic interactive games, vintage video games, snooker, an outdoor swimming pool, five dining options, a fitness centre and a spa and high-speed internet access. The meeting space is spread over 10,000 square feet for conventions, banquets, meetings, conferences, symposiums, exhibitions and performances. The hotel offers late checkout till 6.00 pm, free wi-fi internet and complimentary breakfast.

Regent Inn The Dwarika grows Royal Orchid in India

Royal Orchid Hotels, has announced the opening of its new hotel in Dwarka. Regenta Inn The Dwarika has taken the number of properties under the Royal Orchid group to 46.

Situated just 800 meters from the main shrine of Dwarikesh Temple, also known as Jagat Mandir, in the historical city of Dwarka, Regenta Inn The Dwarika is a short walk away from the famous Dwarikadheesh shrine.

A wide range of category of rooms are available and Regenta Inn The Dwarika offers a local and global gastronomical experience at the pure vegetarian multi-cuisine restaurant, Prasad.