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Checking In On All That Palm Springs Construction

July 13, 2015 at 10:25 AM | by | ()

Sleepy Palm Springs is undergoing precedented construction at the moment, so it felt only right to check in on a couple of projects when we were in town last week.

First, Arrive. No extra info on the project since we last checked in – but from these photos it looks like the winter opening may finally be on track. Look at those midcentury lines!

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Canopy By Hilton Will Open in Iceland in 2016

Where: Iceland
July 9, 2015 at 8:55 AM | by | ()

It’s time to say halló to another worldwide Hilton option, and this time it‘s Canopy by Hilton. The plan is to set up shop over in Iceland, as they stake claim to being the first of the new brand to call Reykjavik home.

Work is already underway at the future site of Canopy Reykjavik | City Centre, with the bulldozers and construction crews at hard at work over on Hverfisgata Street. We’d certainly love to visit Iceland sooner than later, but we’ll have to take their word for it when they describe the location as “a thriving neighborhood in the centre of the city.” We just are curious as to how far away the place is to that famous hot dog stand.

There are plans to incorporate plenty of local this and that to the design and architecture, so when you finally get a chance to check-in at some point in early 2016 expect an open and airy lobby. There will be a rooftop bar and restaurant with sights of the city, and we only imagine that this will be a seasonal option #thankswinter.

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Paris Is Killing It with All These Potential Killer Views

Where: Paris, France
July 3, 2015 at 8:25 AM | by | ()

It seems like only yesterday we were admiring the killer view from the potential Paris hotel at the Hermitage Plaza. No update on that, yet, but here’s another project to drool over: Tour Triangle, a 180m high glass pyramid in the Porte de Versailles area which will just so happen to contain a hotel.

The four star property will have, according to the brochure, 120 rooms situated on floors 12-17 of the building. You may not think that sounds high enough for Eiffel Tower views, but remember, the City of Light is a city of low-slung architecture – views there are, from your floor-to-ceiling windows.

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The Langford Hotel Will Open in Downtown Miami in September

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  Site Where: 121 SE 1st St [map], Miami, FL, United States, 33131
July 1, 2015 at 4:35 PM | by | ()

Another day, another stamp on the Miami Hotel Mambo dance card. This time, however, the action is taking place off the beach, over in downtown Miami, where The Langford Hotel will open in September.

Like a number of hotels in other cities, this one finds its home in a former bank building, which from the get-go makes this a little different than the proliferation of sleek and modern new builds that have been popping up in South Beach.

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More Miami Hotel News: What is The Plymouth Hotel?

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  Site Where: 2000 Collins Ave [map], Miami Beach, FL, United States, 33139
June 24, 2015 at 3:37 PM | by | ()

It may be the off-season in Miami but that doesn't mean the hotel scene is getting quiet. In fact, many hotels in South Beach use the summer to give themselves a makeover. In other cases, it's prime time for construction on new properties.

Which seems to be the case with this newest hotel-in-the-works, which we discovered while wandering in the residential streets between Collins and Washington Avenues recently -- the area across from Collins Park and the Bass Museum.

Like with all historic buildings on Miami Beach, the original facade remains while the jackhammers go to town on the inside. But what exactly is it?

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Hoxton Hotels Starts a London Trilogy with Southwark Hotel

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  Site Where: Blackfriars Road, London, United Kingdom
June 22, 2015 at 8:25 AM | by | ()

In yet another sign that SE1 Waterloo/Southbank/Southwark has become "a postcode you pay for", as we’ve been told on more than one occasion (London, raise your hand with us if you feel like you missed that memo), Hoxton Hotels is expanding to a triple-threat in the city’s hotel market with the announcement that their third hotel, The Hoxton Southwark, is in the works.

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Kimpton Will Say Hello to Palm Springs Next Year

June 18, 2015 at 9:30 AM | by | ()

Pack the sunscreen and sunglasses, as Kimpton is expanding their hotel footprint as they move into Palm Springs. There will be plenty of time to prepare—and to save up for a visit—as things are slated to start welcoming guests in 2016.

According to the folks over at The Desert Sun, it’s all new construction and things are well underway. The cranes, bulldozers, and hard hats are arriving on-site, as it won’t be long until the 155-rooms open up for business in the Museum Market Plaza. There’s been some delays here and there, but it does sound like things are finally on schedule. Again it’s 2016—fall to be specific.

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Checking in on The Lennox Hotel Miami

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  Site Where: 1900 Collins Avenue [map], Miami Beach, FL, United States, 33139
June 16, 2015 at 6:57 PM | by | ()

It's been over three years since we first heard about the Lennox Hotel going up in Miami but there isn't much news to report.

We walked by the site of the old Peter Miller Hotel on Collins Avenue across from the luxury spot, The Setai. And work is coming along but it will be a while before this hotel opens its doors, especially since looking down 19th street, you can see all the units that need to be finished. You can head over to Kobi Karp Architects to peep some renderings of what the hotel should look like when it's finished. (That guest room is everything.)

However, we did learn that this hotel will be a part of Lennox Hotels, which has two other properties in South America--one in Ushuaia Patagonia and the other in Buenos Aires. So expect even more South American flair to invade Collins.

[Photos: HotelChatter; Rendering: Kobi Karp]

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Four Seasons London at Trinity Square Has Its Glass Core

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  Site Where: 10 Trinity Square, London, United Kingdom
June 15, 2015 at 8:25 AM | by | ()

When we took some photos of the former Port of London Authority last summer, the future Four Seasons London at Trinity Square was mostly covered in scaffolding, but even back then we commented on some of the beautiful architectural details of the 1920s Grade-II listed building.

Two cranes stood within its triangular core, damaged during WWII-bombings, but gone they are now, along with the scaffolding: you can clearly see the contemporary glass floors jut out just above the classic façade. That tells us things are progressing well towards a late 2016 opening of the third Four Seasons hotel in London – below a few more shots.

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The Dream Hotel is Coming True in Hollywood

June 12, 2015 at 5:54 PM | by | ()

Like most dreams, we forget about them when we wake up in the morning. So it's understandable that we've forgotten all about the Dream Hollywood Hotel since first hearing about it in 2011. But lo and behold, here's a snapshot of the Dream sequence, er, construction, rising up on Selma Avenue in Hollywood.

When it's all said and done, the hotel should have 182 rooms, spread out over 10 stories. And as you can see from this rendering posted on Curbed.com, there will some sort of rooftop experience as well.

Which means that while you're on top of the Dream, you'll also be able to wave to the people dining and drinking (and working out) on the rooftop at the forthcoming Mama Shelter Los Angeles which is half a block away. (Mama will be opening in a few weeks; stay tuned next week for our sneak peek.)

Mama Shelter.

Also in the neighborhood, just a few small blocks away, will be Thompson Hollywood which was announced the other week. At long last, Hollywood won't just be a trendy branding fad, but instead, it will be a neighborhood you can actually stay in. Cheers to that.

[Photos: HotelChatter]

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Nobu and Gansevoort Dig Deep Before Going Up in Shoreditch

Where: Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom
June 10, 2015 at 8:55 AM | by | ()

When we saw back in January that the dreary office block on the site of Nobu Shoreditch had been flattened, we said the plot looked ready for construction to start. Wrong.

Having just walked by, things are headed in the opposite direction, with a giant hole in the ground and the construction updates pinned to the plywood surrounding the site talking about the excavation of the new basement as well the installation of a crane on June 13 and site offices shortly after. If a first quarter 2016 opening is to be believed, the 156-room hotel needs to start rising quickly – we’d say it’s more likely end of the year if not 2017 before we’ll be sampling Nobu’s sushi here.

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citizenM Tower Hill London Is Moving Ahead, Holborn Not So Much

June 9, 2015 at 9:29 AM | by | ()

Not even a week after we said that citizenM needed to step it up in London to deliver its three additional hotels this year, did we find out that it would be at least 2016 for all of them. Six months on, we have some promising signs from Tower Hill, and none whatsoever over in Holborn.

Above a picture of citizenM Tower Hill, from the exact same spot we were at back in January and from which we saw the rendering well over a year ago. Covered up as it may be, things are clearly moving ahead for the 370-room group flagship – compare the below from early in the year, where all we had was the concrete lift shaft.

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