Luxury Hotel – Hotel Rondinella http://hotelrondinella.com/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 09:48:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://hotelrondinella.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/hotelrondinella-icon.png Luxury Hotel – Hotel Rondinella http://hotelrondinella.com/ 32 32 A new luxury hotel in Patong will open mid-2023 https://hotelrondinella.com/a-new-luxury-hotel-in-patong-will-open-mid-2023/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 08:27:13 +0000 https://hotelrondinella.com/a-new-luxury-hotel-in-patong-will-open-mid-2023/ IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) announces a new luxury hotel in Patong in partnership with Dinso Resort Co., Ltd in mid-2023. The sustainability-focused Dinso Resort Phuket, Vignette Collection will be IHG’s fourth Vignette Collection property open or under development in Thailand, following the launch of its 17th and newest brand last year. Built primarily through […]]]>

IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) announces a new luxury hotel in Patong in partnership with Dinso Resort Co., Ltd in mid-2023.

The sustainability-focused Dinso Resort Phuket, Vignette Collection will be IHG’s fourth Vignette Collection property open or under development in Thailand, following the launch of its 17th and newest brand last year. Built primarily through the use of wooden materials, the new luxury hotel in Patong blends seamlessly into its hillside surroundings and welcomes guests looking for a tranquil, nature-based getaway.

Saowarin Chanprakaisi, Development Manager, Southeast Asia and Korea, IHG, said, “It is fantastic to work with our first partner Dinso Resort Co., Ltd to open our fourth Vignette Collection hotel in Thailand. We see a demand for authentic and experiential experiences, and with light on environmental and social issues, meaningful and responsible stays. This new collaboration shows confidence in the market-focused Vignette Collection brand, which has grown rapidly since the successful opening of Sindhorn Midtown, our first Vignette Collection property, in Bangkok earlier this year.

“Located in the popular destination of Patong, Dinso Resort Phuket, Vignette Collection will reinforce IHG’s growing presence in Phuket, where we have hotels across four of our world-renowned brands – InterContinental, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express. “Before the pandemic, Phuket attracted over 10 million visitors a year and, after Bangkok, was the most visited destination in Thailand. We look forward to welcoming guests to this beautiful hillside resort.”

Wanchai Akkaravivat, Managing Director of Dinso Resort Co., Ltd, said, “We have always had a strong vision for Dinso Resort: to be a design-driven, lifestyle-driven resort, built with care, thought and in a sustainable way. We took our time developing its barefoot luxury experience coupled with its distinct character and identity, and when we saw Vignette Collection come to life in Thailand, we knew it was the perfect brand for our property.

“We have found the perfect partner in IHG, seen their success in launching new brands in new markets, including the InterContinental brand in Phuket, and fully believe in their ability to deliver results while having a positive impact on the Phuket community. As a Vignette Collection hotel, Dinso Resort will offer a one-of-a-kind stay with memorable rituals for every guest and a commitment to supporting the Phuket community.

A 60-minute drive from Phuket International Airport and just eight minutes from the bustling tourist hub of Patong, Dinso Resort Phuket boasts a hillside location that offers guests an exclusive and immersive nature getaway.

Certain to attract families, couples and friends, the new luxury hotel in Patong offers a choice of 148 rooms and suites and 26 villas with treetop pools and breathtaking views of the Patong coastline. Facilities will also include two restaurants and bars, a 150 square meter meeting room, swimming pool, fitness center and spa. The property enjoys easy access to the picturesque white sand beach of Patong and a wide range of restaurants, bars, night markets and shopping malls.

IHG has 30 hotels across nine brands in Thailand and a pipeline of 36 properties* set to open as it grows its luxury and lifestyle portfolio in the country by 50% by 2026, while doubling its domain in all brands.

Dinso Resort Phuket, Vignette Collection will support the brand’s continued global expansion since its launch in 2021. With three hotels already open and six in its global pipeline in markets including Austria, Portugal and Thailand, Vignette Collection is a collection of luxury hotels in dynamic destinations. around the world – each one unique in itself, with a distinct perspective and story to tell.

The New Luxury Hotel in Patong will be open for reservations through the IHG website here and will become part of the Vignette Collection in mid-2023.

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10 New York Hotels Where You Can Get Stunning Views of the 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade https://hotelrondinella.com/10-new-york-hotels-where-you-can-get-stunning-views-of-the-2022-macys-thanksgiving-parade/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://hotelrondinella.com/10-new-york-hotels-where-you-can-get-stunning-views-of-the-2022-macys-thanksgiving-parade/ What better place to celebrate Turkey Day than to take part in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade? With celebrities on floats, giant balloons drifting through Central Park West, and marching bands galore, this iconic part of Americana is a national treasure. Why not head to New York and stay in one of the coveted hotels with […]]]>

What better place to celebrate Turkey Day than to take part in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade? With celebrities on floats, giant balloons drifting through Central Park West, and marching bands galore, this iconic part of Americana is a national treasure. Why not head to New York and stay in one of the coveted hotels with seats overlooking the parade? See a float pass by and wave to the crowd – from the warmth of your own bedroom – and have the ultimate Thanksgiving experience as you spend the day with those who make you feel at home.


Get ready to whip up some mashed potatoes in anticipation of booking your trip, because we’ve searched everywhere for the best places to watch the parade in New York, and you don’t want to miss it.

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10/10 Mandarin Oriental New York

This is one of those hotels that takes your breath away when you walk in. With its sleek design and sleek decor, the Mandarin Oriental is a favorite spot for celebrities. Located at Columbus Circle, the parade passes right in front of the hotel, so guests can watch the festivities unfold. Just steps from the entrance to Central Park, it’s the perfect location for that ultimate New York vacation getaway.

9/10 1 Hotel Central Park

A luxurious, eco-friendly hotel located in the heart of Central Park South, 1 Hotel Central Park features nature-inspired design that leaves guests feeling relaxed and inspired. Enjoy sweeping views of Central Park with only the occasional Thanksgiving Parade floats passing to block your view, and all the while feel good knowing this eco-friendly hotel is neutral carbon and LEED certified. And when it comes to that after-dinner coma, the hotel offers in-room wellness options, like the sauna blanket, so guests can truly unwind.

8/10 The Ritz Carlton

For that classic New York experience, there’s nowhere more festival than the famously grand Ritz-Carlton. Guests feel transported to rooms that set the standard for stately opulence. There’s a sense of magic here, with white-gloved doormen holding the doors open for guests as they step outside in the fall of New York City. Put away the oven mitts and enjoy their famous Thanksgiving dinner from their Contour restaurant’s prix fixe menu.

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7/10 JW Marriott Essex House

With its Art Deco design and rooms overlooking the parade, guests can enjoy a wonderful vacation in style. Located just steps from the Central Park Zoo, Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle, Carnegie Hall, and many high-end stores on 5th Avenue, there’s plenty to see and do here. For guests who cannot book a parade view room, they can still enjoy stunning views from the hotel restaurant.

6/10 The Quin Central Park By Hilton Club

This boutique-style hotel offers guests extravagant accommodations and a prime location, making it a chic way to spend Thanksgiving. Most rooms have views of Central Park, but it’s the parade views that make this a great vacation choice. Just steps from Carnegie Hall, numerous restaurants and, of course, Central Park, this is a festive hotel to spend with family or friends.

5/10 Warwick New York

This historic hotel, built in 1926 by William Randolph Hearst, is one of the most iconic hotels in all of New York. A 4 star luxury hotel that has hosted legends like the Beatles, Elvis and Cary Grant, it is also located in the city center and a relatively short distance from Rockefeller Center, Times Square and Central Park. Take in views of the parade floats while enjoying a breathtaking stay.

4/10 Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Times Square

This is an especially perfect hotel for Thanksgiving, as it offers suites with kitchens to do all the baking and cooking for a big holiday dinner. Of course, guests come here to watch the parade, and the hotel has a team to help guests book the best rooms for such a delightful experience. Guests looking to catch a Broadway show will be pleased to find that this hotel is located just steps away. Get ready to peel some potatoes and watch the floats go by!

3/10 New York Hilton Midtown

Located near the Museum of Modern Art and the LOVE Statue, this cozy and slightly more budget-friendly hotel has many rooms with views of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. Located directly along the parade route, guests will have unobstructed views as it passes by their windows. The best of all? After the parade was over, guests reserved their seats for the Thanksgiving feast at the Herb N’ Kitchen lobby level.

2/10 Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York

Steps from Columbus Circle and the entrance to Central Park, this hotel is on the parade route. Guests can see the festivities unfolding from their rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows. With plenty of amenities, it’s a great place to spend Thanksgiving, while pampering yourself afterwards.

1/10 Park Lane New York

With views of Central Park and plenty of cozy features, it’s a great option for families looking for a comfortable yet stylish place to stay and watch the parade go by. With a fantastic cafe and pub for grabbing some holiday fare, patrons can enjoy the parade and, when it’s all over, cross the street for a quick autumn stroll through the park, where they’re sure to be grateful to be spending Thanksgiving in the largest city in the world.

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Tyrone drug lord Seamus Quinn enjoys luxury holiday in Qatar https://hotelrondinella.com/tyrone-drug-lord-seamus-quinn-enjoys-luxury-holiday-in-qatar/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 07:09:40 +0000 https://hotelrondinella.com/tyrone-drug-lord-seamus-quinn-enjoys-luxury-holiday-in-qatar/ In one video, the bald drug dealer films himself in a giant hot tub and in a second he shows off the stunning night view from his hotel. The Coalisland criminal has made regular trips to Qatar in recent years, but rarely posts about his sun vacation on social media. But the arrogant crime boss, […]]]>

In one video, the bald drug dealer films himself in a giant hot tub and in a second he shows off the stunning night view from his hotel.

The Coalisland criminal has made regular trips to Qatar in recent years, but rarely posts about his sun vacation on social media.

But the arrogant crime boss, once described in court by a police officer as being heavily involved in the drug trade, sent some videos of himself living the luxury life last week and they were shared around of Co Tyrone.

In one video, the bald drug dealer films himself in a giant hot tub and in a second he shows off the stunning night view from his hotel.

It is understood that Seamus Quinn is no longer the main drug dealer he once was, but it is understood that he has made tons of money selling drugs over the years.

Since being exposed in this article as a criminal, he’s been very secretive and generally careful to ensure his lavish lifestyle isn’t splashed on social media.

But copies of his vacation videos have been widely shared and show him having Riley’s life.

In the first video, we see his smiling mugshot as he sticks his tongue out and gives the camera a thumbs up from his hotel hot tub.

And in the second, he shows the view from his hotel balcony that shows the night skyline of the country’s capital.

He says, “Well, last night I was drinking, me… (name three people who are with him) with a few beers, a few wines, look at that view, Oh my God.”

The view of the surrounding city is certainly stunning, and the hotel pool can be seen far below.

Quinn, who is 53, has spent the week in Doha where the vast majority of the 64 matches at the 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place over the next six weeks.

Fans from England, the United States, Argentina and Brazil, among many others, will converge on Doha for the biggest sporting event of the year which takes place in November and December for the first time to to avoid harsh summer temperatures in Qatar.

Sources say they wouldn’t be surprised if Seamus Quinn were to make another trip to the Gulf state to catch a few games during the football festival.

“Seamus Quinn travels to Doha regularly,” said a source who said a close relative works in Doha. “He loves it and he’s been there several times already this year.

“He hates publicity, so he’ll be annoyed that he shared these videos with anyone. It’s not like him. He’s usually more careful not to show himself, but he must have had a few and couldn’t help but let the world know how well he was doing.

“Don’t be surprised if it is booked for the World Cup. Four of the five stadiums used are in and around Doha.”

Quinn is the brother of controversial former priest Joseph Quinn, who was suspended from the Catholic Church after it emerged he paid £45,000 to a woman, who claimed he raped her.

But there would be no acceptance of responsibility from the priest at the time and the alleged victim would not be allowed to speak about his allegations, especially to the media.

Seamus is also the brother of Declan ‘Bill’ Quinn who was killed in a hit-and-run by notorious criminal Anthony Quinn, the son of Stephen ‘Donkey’ Quinn, who happens to be Seamus’ cousin.

The Sunday World revealed that in 2014 a court awarded the notorious ‘Donkey’ the paltry sum of £100 to be paid by his drug-dealing cousin Seamus following a family feud which cost the life to “Donkey’s” other cousin, Declan Quinn.

Seamus and Declan Quinn went to “Donkey” in Coalisland in 2011 with another man.

They were looking to confront Anthony, the son of ‘Donkey’, over a garden shed being set on fire and it was claimed they were armed with guns and hammers.

When Anthony Quinn showed up at his father’s house, having been called about the men there, he was then chased in his car by the three men.

Shortly after, Anthony Quinn saw Declan Quinn on the road and killed him by ramming him at high speed. He later pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Seamus earned the crime boss moniker ‘Teflon’ after leaving Omagh Crown Court after being found guilty of an assault which took place during a dispute with another family which left a man needing 17 staples in the head.

He was handed a relatively light sentence of 60 hours of community service – despite the court hearing, he had already racked up 14 previous convictions.

Quinn, of Stewartstown Road Coalisland, was originally charged with forcible confinement and death threats, but they were withdrawn by the PPS.

Two other men who were part of Quinn’s gang received suspended prison sentences related to the same incident in January 2012.

The court heard how the victim’s family suffered three years of intimidation after the assault as Quinn’s gang tried to get them to retract their statements.

A year earlier, we revealed how Quinn had a series of serious charges, including death threats and possession of a firearm.

They were linked to a feud he had with his famous cousin, drug dealer Stephen “Donkey” Quinn.

While the more serious charges were “left on the books”, he was found guilty of burglary and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service.

And bizarrely, he was ordered to pay £100 compensation to his millionaire cousin.

In the same year, he was sentenced to the lightest of all sentences when he received an absolute discharge, even though he had admitted one count of fraud!

Quinn appeared in Enniskillen Magistrates Court and was found guilty of impersonating an NIE employee with intent to commit fraud.

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Huge New Four Seasons Hotel Opens in Nashville, Offering Guests Unique Music Experiences https://hotelrondinella.com/huge-new-four-seasons-hotel-opens-in-nashville-offering-guests-unique-music-experiences/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 13:26:48 +0000 https://hotelrondinella.com/huge-new-four-seasons-hotel-opens-in-nashville-offering-guests-unique-music-experiences/ Share the article Last update 19 minutes ago Nashville, the birthplace of country music, has a massive new luxury hotel that honors local culture. Four Seasons Hotels recently opened a new hotel and private residences in the heart of downtown. The grand building has 40 stories, 235 rooms and suites, a full-service spa, a resort-style […]]]>

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Nashville, the birthplace of country music, has a massive new luxury hotel that honors local culture. Four Seasons Hotels recently opened a new hotel and private residences in the heart of downtown.

The grand building has 40 stories, 235 rooms and suites, a full-service spa, a resort-style pool deck, and a unique restaurant and bar concept. From the building, guests can enjoy panoramic views of the city and the Cumberland River.

Four Seasons in Nashville

“With each new opening, we seek to be part of and contribute to the local culture and community to create truly authentic experiences for those who visit us. Here in Nashville, the bonds we have forged have come so naturally through the epitome of Southern hospitality in the city, and we couldn’t be happier to be here,” said Christian Clerc, President of Four Seasons. Hotels and Resorts, through the press. Release.

To honor this iconic Tennessee town, the new hotel has a special and unique style and service. The company has established links with art institutes and local communities and has collaborated with Songwriter City, an organization that creates unique songwriter experiences, to offer a service called “Suite Sounds Packages”, where guests enjoy a special suite, welcome amenities, cocktails and private sessions. with a successful Nashville-based songwriter.

Suite at the Four Seasons Nashville
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“Nashville has always been a place where people come together, whether in the historic places that have shaped American music, the local havens that continue to advance its culinary culture, or the stadiums and arenas where we cheer on our teams. favorite sports. Our goal at Four Seasons is to showcase the best of the city – from famous people to the many wonderful people and places you may not have heard of yet, but you will,” said General Manager Richard Poskanzer, hotelier and Four Seasons music lover. .

Travelers visiting Nashville can now stay at this brand new landmark or visit the place to enjoy the view and special bar and restaurant services. Thanks to its exceptional location, visitors are close to other tourist destinations and attractions.

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And there are so many more reasons to visit Nashville; the incredible music scene, museums, delicious food and atmosphere make it a top destination in the United States.

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Guests of the new Four Seasons hotel will not only find stunning, spacious rooms — ranging from the 404-square-foot Superior Room to the 402-square-foot Superior Room — with great river and city views, but also great amenities. Those who want to make the most of their stay can book Executive Pool Suites, Premier Suites, or the Presidential Suite which measures 2,238 square feet.

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One of the main attractions of the new Four Seasons hotel in Nashville is the Mimo restaurant. The dining experience for guests includes classic Italian dishes with local ingredients orchestrated by Neapolitan chef Aniello “Nello” Turco, who has already earned a Michelin star at Mio, Four Seasons Hotel in Beijing.

Alex Hernandez, Director of Catering, explained further: “Mimo is a place where Chef Nello’s signature caviar linguini, enhanced with local fried okra, happily shares a table with not-so-classic fried chicken and waffles enhanced with sauces. house that offer notes of soy and Calabrian peppers.

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Another main attraction is the spa which promotes a service called Gold Body Scrub, which uses the mineral to revitalize the skin. At the spa, travelers can enjoy all kinds of treatments, from massages to facials to hot stone experiences inspired by Native American practices.

Next to the spa, guests will find an incredible infinity pool on the seventh-floor terrace, overlooking the Cumberland River, and a large hot tub. The property also includes a 24-hour fitness center.

Infinity Pool at the Four Season Hotel Nashville
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Four Seasons recently broke new ground in the industry with a new luxury yacht service, Yacht of the four seasonswhich will launch its first ship in 2025. The company also continues to improve and offer travelers new experiences in its traditional hotel market to meet the current needs of travelers and compete with other large hotel chains such as Marriott, which recently announced his first W Hotel and Resort in Punta Cana.

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The new luxury Loftus Hall complex in Wexford will be known as Ladyville House https://hotelrondinella.com/the-new-luxury-loftus-hall-complex-in-wexford-will-be-known-as-ladyville-house/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 02:00:00 +0000 https://hotelrondinella.com/the-new-luxury-loftus-hall-complex-in-wexford-will-be-known-as-ladyville-house/ Loftus Hall’s new luxury resort will be called Ladyville House. Owners Press Up Hospitality Group have announced the stylish name for the hotel, which is expected to open in the second half of next year. Work is proceeding apace inside the old home to restore it to its former glory, with some modern tweaks and […]]]>

Loftus Hall’s new luxury resort will be called Ladyville House.

Owners Press Up Hospitality Group have announced the stylish name for the hotel, which is expected to open in the second half of next year.

Work is proceeding apace inside the old home to restore it to its former glory, with some modern tweaks and luxurious additions.

Details of Press Up Hospitality Group’s ambitious plans for Loftus Hall on the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford were revealed in last week’s edition.

Owner Paddy McKillen Jnr plans to open the hotel by the end of the summer, with all 22 rooms offering absolute luxury to guests.

People can expect 7-foot four-poster beds, specially designed furniture for each bedroom, with five bedrooms offering 180-degree sea views on both sides of the peninsula, with a bathtub located next to all five Windows.

Greenhouses are planned for the gardens where the vegetables and fruit for the paneled kitchen will be grown.

The 180-seat restaurant located on the site of the former restaurant in the building’s annex will feature a reclaimed wooden barrel ceiling from Belfast, with a dramatic fireplace to add to the building’s historic ambience. A polished cast concrete island bar is planned, while a 120-seat terrace is planned.

An outdoor swimming pool is also planned, as well as a separate shebeen bar with comforters.

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Raffles makes its North American debut in Boston https://hotelrondinella.com/raffles-makes-its-north-american-debut-in-boston/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 23:53:00 +0000 https://hotelrondinella.com/raffles-makes-its-north-american-debut-in-boston/ International hospitality brand Raffles Hotels & Resorts makes its North American debut. Known for its iconic Raffles hotel in Singapore, first opened in 1887 and still serving as a waypoint for cosmopolitan jet-setters today, the brand has since opened a string of other luxury properties across the country. Asia and Europe. Now, Raffles will bypass […]]]>

International hospitality brand Raffles Hotels & Resorts makes its North American debut.

Known for its iconic Raffles hotel in Singapore, first opened in 1887 and still serving as a waypoint for cosmopolitan jet-setters today, the brand has since opened a string of other luxury properties across the country. Asia and Europe.

Now, Raffles will bypass the major metropolises and luxury hotel scenes of Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Miami to instead open its first North American location in Boston, the land of pilgrims and birthplace of Dunkin’ Donuts.

The new mixed-use building, developed by hoteliers Gary Saunders of Saunders Hotel Group and developer Jordan Warshaw of Noannet Group, occupies a prime location at 430 Stuart Street, within walking distance of Copley Square, the Public Gardens, the South End and from Back Gare de la Baie. Stonehill Taylor designed the hotel rooms, Rockwell Group designed the residences and several building amenities such as the spa and fitness center, Paolo Ferrari designed a bar area, and the architectural team (yes, that’s the name of the company) led the building, well, overall architecture.

The newly developed mixed-use building will include hotel rooms as well as condos.
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Stonehill Taylor designed the hotel rooms, Rockwell Group designed the residences
Stonehill Taylor designed the hotel rooms, Rockwell Group designed the residences.
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The hotel is expected to open next May.
The hotel is expected to open next May.
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“[We] bidding on the site in 2011 with the idea of ​​putting some stories on the site and doing a mid-priced hotel,” Warshaw said. But after four years of zoning and permitting, the courtship of various hotel brands had begun.

“All the high-end brands are interested…but we really fell in love with Raffles as the perfect partner for the site,” he said.

“Some luxury brands looked at our plans and said things like, ‘You need to change that, or we need to have a chandelier ten feet inside the door,’” Warshaw said. “But Raffles told us that their brand standards must have an incredible level of service, architecture, design and atmosphere, and that each hotel reflects its neighborhood.”

“It was going out on a branch one way, because the [larger international] brands are better known in the US and may have more European locations than people know,” Warshaw said. “Raffles is very well known to international travelers but not as well known to less international travellers.”

Raffles Boston is the most expensive real estate development per square foot in the city's history.
Raffles Boston is the most expensive real estate development per square foot in the city’s history.
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The 35-story glass skyscraper will have 145 hotel keys and 112 residential units.
The 35-story glass skyscraper will have 145 hotel keys and 112 residential units.
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Seventy-five percent of the units have already been sold.
Seventy-five percent of the units have already been sold.
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After a year of construction delays related to Covid and the supply chain, the Raffles Boston is set to open in May 2023. And with seven months to go, a 35-story glass skyscraper, which contains 145 hotel keys as well as 112 residential units, is already breaking records.

With an average selling price of $3.8 million, the Raffles Boston is the most expensive real estate per square foot in Boston history and, according to Sue Hawkes, managing director of exclusive residences marketing agent The Collaborative Companies, inventory is already 75% sold out.

“There have been one-off high sales in the city that are exemplary, but to have a building this close to selling at this volume and price is quite extraordinary,” Hawkes said.

And despite Raffles’ international connotation, Hawkes shared that no buyer is international. Almost all of them, in fact, hail from the greater Boston area.

“Historically, Boston has never been a mass international shopping location like Miami, New York or San Francisco,” Hawkes said. “It’s very provincial. These [buyers] are all local.

Amenities include 24-hour concierge, 24-hour valet parking, butler services, sommelier wine selection services, nutritionist and wellness consultations, housekeeping, privileged access at the hotel spa, and much more.
Amenities include 24-hour concierge, 24-hour valet parking, butler services, sommelier wine selection services, nutritionist and wellness consultations, housekeeping, privileged access at the hotel spa, and much more.
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The hotel will also become one of the best wedding venues in the city.
The hotel will also become one of the best wedding venues in the city.
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Hawkes believes the building’s success with sales “wasn’t just about the finishes and the kitchen”, but had more to do with the “intangible but significant” amenities: dedicated 24-hour concierge, doorman and 24-hour security. – hourly valet parking, butler services, wine selection services by a sommelier, nutritionist and wellness consultations, housekeeping, privileged access to the hotel spa, etc. Residents will also benefit from a Pied-à-Tier reciprocal use program, through which nights in an owner’s unit can be exchanged for nights in select Raffles, Fairmont and other Accor hotels and residences in the world.

The arrival of Raffles Boston also marks a new chapter in the city’s special events and wedding landscape. Located on the 19th floor and accessible from the Sky Lobby, the hotel’s event spaces will offer panoramic views of the Boston area, from the financial district to Cambridge. In addition to a 3,000 square foot ballroom, five additional meeting rooms, including a boardroom and smaller breakout rooms, will provide residents and hotel guests with a range of options internal for entertainment and business events. There will be a total of six food and drink venues throughout the building, including a ground floor patisserie, a rooftop terrace and three separate restaurants.

In all the premises, the promoters have however taken care to favor smaller and bookable common areas.

“If you think of a Back Bay townhouse, you don’t walk into these cavernous rooms,” Warshaw said. “Each floor can have four smaller rooms, a few different living areas, dining areas. We have divided this building into a lot of intimate spaces as opposed to large common spaces. We have captured the spirit of a Back Bay brownstone in a 400 foot glass tower.

That spirit is what Warshaw and his partners hope to make Raffles Boston an instant classic.

“Bostonians don’t like buildings that could be easily dumped in Chicago, LA or Dubai,” Warshaw said. “So we really sympathized with Raffles because they encouraged us to do something very Bostonian.”

While Boston has a reputation for being a bit salty and perhaps a bit mired in its own history (there’s something about the illegality of Happy Hours that still seems vaguely puritanical), the city is also part of a select group of international destinations that have two Four Seasons, two Ritz-Carltons and, soon, a Raffles, an honor not even New York can claim.

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Global Asset Solutions Launches Hotel Asset Management Training https://hotelrondinella.com/global-asset-solutions-launches-hotel-asset-management-training/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 10:06:58 +0000 https://hotelrondinella.com/global-asset-solutions-launches-hotel-asset-management-training/ Global Asset Solutions has launched an online training course with external accreditation that will meet the growing demand for hotel asset management. The course will target aspiring asset managers already working elsewhere in the industry, as well as students and new entrants. Alex Sogno, CEO of Global Asset Solutions, said: “Hotel asset management has grown […]]]>

Global Asset Solutions has launched an online training course with external accreditation that will meet the growing demand for hotel asset management.

The course will target aspiring asset managers already working elsewhere in the industry, as well as students and new entrants.

Alex Sogno, CEO of Global Asset Solutions, said: “Hotel asset management has grown in recent years, with detailed operational knowledge in high demand as the pursuit of profit becomes increasingly difficult.”

“Asset management at its best combines on-the-job knowledge with experience to ensure the owner, brand and all stakeholders are aligned and operating at their best. This course teaches the skills needed to create the value of hotels for the owner, helping you to understand the real estate side of hotels as well as the capital issues.

The course builds on the decades of experience gained by Global Asset Solutions as it became the largest independent asset manager in EMEA and AP, with assets under management worth over $15 billions of dollars. The company’s continued involvement in the industry means the course stays up to date, providing real-world examples, addressing current issues and trends.

This certificate is aimed at hotel owners, bankers, investors, lenders, operators (e.g. regional vice president or general managers), students and anyone involved in hotel real estate who wishes to put update their skills and learn more about asset management. This course was originally built as an academic program, but has since been rewritten and enhanced for today’s business environment, with real-world work experiences.

The course includes an introduction to asset management, real asset management scenarios, and the tools and techniques used by asset managers.

By the end of the program, students will have all the information they need to make strategic decisions, easily understand financial statements (i.e. P&L, balance sheet or cash flow), analyze and approve a budget and create a solid asset management plan.

Sogno added: “The number of stakeholders involved in each hotel property is constantly growing and the role of asset manager is essential to ensure cohesion. A good asset manager must work across brands and across continents, so the owner can be truly confident that the decisions made are based on market knowledge and in-depth experience. This course aims to provide that critical education.

The certificate will be awarded by Global Asset Solutions and the International Luxury Hotel Association.

Barak Hirschowitz, President of the International Luxury Hotel Association, said: “As hotels become more mainstream as an asset class, investors have realized the value of specialist asset managers who have the knowledge to maximize the potential of these complex properties. This course will increase the credibility of the sector with investors and help them achieve their investment goals and we are proud to be associated with it.

For more details, visit the course pages on our website.

About Global Asset Solutions

Global Asset Solutions operates worldwide and is the largest independent asset manager in Europe, with assets under management worth over $15 billion. The company draws on decades of experience in the luxury sector to provide tailored solutions that enable investors to increase the value of their assets and realize the potential of their assets. www.globalassetsolutions.com

Alex Sogno
CEO and Senior Hotel Asset Manager
Global Asset Solutions

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Here’s Why Amangiri Is America’s Most Luxurious Hotel https://hotelrondinella.com/heres-why-amangiri-is-americas-most-luxurious-hotel/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 21:08:04 +0000 https://hotelrondinella.com/heres-why-amangiri-is-americas-most-luxurious-hotel/ “Transportive” is perhaps the best word to describe the experience here, emotionally, but also metaphysically. On that last point, they literally set your cell phone clock back an hour when you arrive, aligning you to the time zone of the nearest city (Page, Arizona) rather than the rest of Utah. For those coming from out […]]]>

“Transportive” is perhaps the best word to describe the experience here, emotionally, but also metaphysically. On that last point, they literally set your cell phone clock back an hour when you arrive, aligning you to the time zone of the nearest city (Page, Arizona) rather than the rest of Utah. For those coming from out of state, like we did, this has the added benefit of giving you an extra hour on the property.

Once you complete this minor act of time travel, you are taken to your room. The level of luxury is astonishing, both on a macro and micro scale. In the first category, our room was sumptuous: we had a king-size bed located in the center of the room, as well as a bathroom larger than my first apartment in New York, as well as a sitting area and our own outdoor fireplace with open view. view of the surrounding desert. But it’s the little touches that make the experience truly memorable, from the unlimited supply of free snacks in the pantry (including several varieties of locally made trail mixes and sodas), to the chic hats and bags that are provided. for use on the property, to homemade hand sanitizer in the bathroom with its light aroma of desert sage. And then there’s the fact that when I picked up the phone to call reception, it never even rang: Someone was always instantly available to take my call.

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Small Luxury Hotels of the World signs strategic brand partnership with La Vie Hotels and Resorts https://hotelrondinella.com/small-luxury-hotels-of-the-world-signs-strategic-brand-partnership-with-la-vie-hotels-and-resorts/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 05:11:14 +0000 https://hotelrondinella.com/small-luxury-hotels-of-the-world-signs-strategic-brand-partnership-with-la-vie-hotels-and-resorts/ From left to right: Craig Bond (Managing Director, La Vie), Jerry Xu (CEO and Founder, La Vie), Mark Wong (Senior Vice President Asia Pacific, SLH) and Shellia Chang (Group Director of Sales and distribution, Life). Through this partnership, La Vie’s independent luxury boutique hotels will join SLH’s portfolio of exclusive brands. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA / SINGAPORE […]]]>

From left to right: Craig Bond (Managing Director, La Vie), Jerry Xu (CEO and Founder, La Vie), Mark Wong (Senior Vice President Asia Pacific, SLH) and Shellia Chang (Group Director of Sales and distribution, Life).

Through this partnership, La Vie’s independent luxury boutique hotels will join SLH’s portfolio of exclusive brands.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA / SINGAPORE – Sshopping mall Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) announce a strategic brand partnership with La Vie Hotels and Resorts (La Vie) to provide bespoke hotel management services to independent luxury hotels in the Asia-Pacific region. Through this partnership, SLH will complement La Vie’s bespoke management solutions for independent upscale and luxury boutique hotels with global distribution, sales and marketing support, and qualified hotels will be recognized and affiliates as members of SLH’s exclusive portfolio of brands.

La Vie is an independent hotel management company based in Australia and operating throughout Asia-Pacific. Their owner-focused approach to operations results in a cohesive and strategic response, especially for smaller boutique hotels. The combination of La Vie Hotel and Resorts’ innovative and diverse operational services with SLH’s global sales, marketing and distribution network creates an end-to-end solution for independent hotels to become competitive in the global travel market.

With the resumption of global travel, the growth of independent hotels is on the rise, with travelers seeking smaller hotels that offer privacy and personalization; as well as rich and meaningful local experiences to reconnect with the environment, culture and people. SLH has always championed small hotels that focus on bespoke luxury, individuality, independence and authentic experiences. SLH hotels are uniquely luxurious with their sense of place, their genuine and sincere staff and their style that is warm and welcoming, but never stuffy. The properties feel like a home away from home, and together they form a supportive community for independent hotels.

The first luxury hotel to join the SLH brand will be the award-winning Islington Hotel Hobart in Tasmania, Australia, which celebrates its 175th anniversary this year. La Vie acquired this historic 11-room hotel earlier this year and will restore it to its “majestic” charm of yesteryear. Other collaborative projects in the Asia-Pacific pipeline, including an exciting new build in Sydney’s stylish Surry Hills, due to open in December, will be announced shortly.

Marc WongSenior Vice President Asia Pacific, Small Luxury Hotels of the World said: “As a hotel owner and operator, La Vie understands the needs and constraints of an independent hotel. Hence our winning combination “Agir Local. Think Global.” will provide relevant and effective entrepreneurial management and distribution solutions for independent hotels.”

Jerry XuCEO and Founder of La Vie Hotels and Resorts, said “We are delighted to align with SLH and believe the value they will add to our boutique properties will be immeasurable. Islington Hobart lends itself perfectly to SLH’s clientele and we look forward to adding a few more properties to the portfolio. of SLH over the next few months.”

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First impressions of AMA Sushi at Rosewood Miramar Beach Resort https://hotelrondinella.com/first-impressions-of-ama-sushi-at-rosewood-miramar-beach-resort/ Sun, 16 Oct 2022 16:52:18 +0000 https://hotelrondinella.com/first-impressions-of-ama-sushi-at-rosewood-miramar-beach-resort/ When AMA Sushi opened at the Rosewood Miramar Beach resort, I was in no rush to go because I don’t like sushi enough to justify paying a lot of money for it. But I like other kinds of Japanese food, of which there is a fair amount on the menu, and friends have said that […]]]>

When AMA Sushi opened at the Rosewood Miramar Beach resort, I was in no rush to go because I don’t like sushi enough to justify paying a lot of money for it. But I like other kinds of Japanese food, of which there is a fair amount on the menu, and friends have said that it is possible to order a la carte without going hungry or breaking the bank.

AMA and I were off to a rocky start when I received this text half an hour before our reservation. I asked both hosts what the purpose was, and they said they had no idea and most people didn’t. One under the hand, it’s funny and who cares? On the other hand, the more expensive the establishment, the more I expect. And as my husband likes to say when I complain about anything tech: just change the scenery, baby.

AMA is on the side of the Miramar’s main building, and by now you surely know that the hotel grounds are beautiful. Omakase dinners are seated indoors, while most a la carte dinners are on the brick terrace overlooking the bocce courts. (There are also two tables and a four-seater bar inside where you can order a la carte.) Although not quite as magical as under the canopy of loquats at San Ysidro Ranch, the atmosphere is still pretty and much better than a parcel. We found the furnishings elegant and comfortable, and we liked the lighting so much that between classes we went online and ordered two of the table lamps.

A few caveats: 1) We were fine on a foggy night, but if conditions got cooler, wetter, or windier, the heat lamps probably wouldn’t be enough; 2) sitting next to a pétanque court is only acceptable if no one is playing pétanque; and 3) the station’s general music, including “U Got the Look” and “Part-Time Lover” the night we went, overlaps with AMA’s lounge music for distracting effect.

I ordered the Boketto cocktail, made with gin, vermouth, verjuice, elderflower liqueur and something called “sakura fizz”, and would definitely recommend it.

Everyone we interacted with was friendly and professional. As is not uncommon outside major cities, however, you get the feeling that the staff haven’t had the chance to frequent many ambitious restaurants, and the letter training can lead to awkward stiffness. For example, when servers approach the table, they pretend to greet customers by name. “Hello, Mr. Torkells!” said ours looking at my husband, who didn’t take my name. Then she turned to me and smiled weakly.

We overordered, partly out of enthusiasm, partly because it’s a deductible expense, and partly because we didn’t know what the portion size was. The best dishes were the hirame crudo and the shrimp tempura, but for every winner there was a disappointment (cold tofu tamago in the fridge, overcooked scallops). Most of the food was somewhere in the middle – lovely, but the flavors never really popped.

As for the sushi, we ordered egg and uni sushi, an eel and avocado roll, a salmon roll, and a jalapeno hamachi roll. Like the food overall, it was…good? And I still can’t tell you much about portion sizes other than that they vary. The two reels below are basically the same price, but one is twice as big.

Our bill came to $350 before tip. Cutting the $26 cocktail, $26 uni sushi, and another $20 entree, we could easily have brought it down to $275 – still special occasion territory for us, but more palatable, given that a double premium must be paid to be at a luxury resort in Montecito. We may not be the only ones to be irritated by the prices: the omakase menu has gone from $185 to $165.

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