The Latest Edition On Edition Hotels, Now With Opening Dates
Once again we're checking in with the hotel brand that we love to check in on--Edition Hotels.
Since our last Edition round-up in April, we've actually had a contributor go inside the one and only open Edition Hotel in the world--Edition Istanbul. We've also learned that an Edition Hotel is coming to West Hollywood. And now we can add more details on the Edition Abu Dhabi to the mix.
According to a tourism report, Abu Dhabi is going to get a major influx of hotels over the next three years--about 20 in all--five of which will be Marriott Hotels and one of which will be a 244-room Edition Hotel. Now, on the surface that sounds exciting. But a hospitality consultant is warning that the hotels won't fare very well because there is not enough demand for hotel rooms in Abu Dhabi right now. Sigh. This doesn't bode very well for Edition. Hopefully, it's not too late to pull out.
However, there is some good news for Edition. The owners of the Modern Honolulu have agreed to pay Marriott an undisclosed sum for kicking out Edition last summer from their hotel. In exchange, Marriott will drop the lawsuit against the hotel owners.
Perhaps they can put that cash towards future Editions. And speaking of, the Edition Hotels website has included opening dates for all their future hotels, the officially announced ones. They are as follows:
· London, 2013
· Miami Beach, 2013
· New York, 2015
· Bangkok, 2015
Notice that doesn't include Washington DC, West Hollywood, or Guragon, India--all of which have been discussed before. As always, we'll be on top of these Editions but if you've got something else we should know about, send it our way!