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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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More college fun in a hotel setting, as another location from Graduate Hotels is now open for business. As is the case with most of their properties this one is located in close proximity to a center of higher education. This time it’s the University of Virginia, as Graduate Charlottesville is now open for business—Thomas Jefferson would be proud.
It’s quite an upgrade if you ask us, as it’s replacing a former Red Roof Inn. There’s 135 rooms in all, and it’s just blocks away from the school and The Rotunda. The location sets it in walking distance to great shops and restaurants, but if you’re looking to stay on campus—of the hotel that is—they have you covered as well. Sheepdog Coffee will open this fall along with a rooftop bar just in time for the kids to return back to class.
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When we first heard about a “new Kandy hotel,” our hearts sank. This could only be the launch of a new millennial or ravers place, surely? And then we realized that Kandy is actually a place in the middle of Sri Lanka, and it was all going to be OK.
OZO Kandy is actually the first hotel to open in Kandy in 20 years (and the last international brand in 35 years). It has 122 rooms, which look rather budget chic – small but well done with local-inspired artwork over the beds and crisp materials and colors.
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It’s been almost a year since we first learned of Graduate Hotels, and since then the chain has been busy doing their thing—showing everyone how to relive the glory days of college but in hotel form.
The latest property just opened up in Madison, Wisconsin, and with it comes 72 rooms. The new Graduate Madison takes over for the former Campus Inn, and we can only imagine that brings quite an upgrade. Campus visitors take note, as this place is only a couple blocks from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s campus.
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Summer is fast approaching and if you're looking for a truly affordable hotel in Europe that doesn't involve surly front staff, decor from the 70s, walking up 10 flights of stairs, or a PC from the 90s that qualifies as the "business center", then you should check out Generator.
This hip hybrid brand of hostel and hotel rooms has opened properties in Barcelona, Dublin, Copenhagen, Venice and Berlin, all at seriously reasonable prices with shared rooms as low as 15 Euros. Even their two newest properties in the world's most expensive cities--London and Paris--are still wildly affordable thanks to a new 20 percent off promotion.
From now through August 31, Generator London (near King's Cross) and Generator Paris (in the 10th Arrondissement) are offering 20 percent off their rooms which range from dorm-style with en-suite bathrooms to private rooms with private balconies. Both properties have 24-lounge, cafes and nightlife venues. And of course, there is free WiFi here. (You can peep the inside of Generator London here.)
To book, select your dates and check the "Pay Now and Save" option. Rates for the private rooms in London were going for 53GBP in mid-June, while private rooms in Paris were at 67 Euros.
Not heading to Europe this summer? That's ok as more Generators are expected to generate within the next two years in Rome and Amsterdam as well as Miami and LA.
Chicago is often referred to as the Second City, but according to AC Hotels by Marriott, the Midwestern mecca is actually the fifth city; the fifth U.S. city to get their newest property geared towards millennials and their travel needs.
Planning to officially open its doors on June 5 on Rush Street, the AC Hotel Chicago is just completing the finishing touches to the well-connected rooms and public areas. (Remember, this was previously the Four Points by Sheraton.) With free WiFi throughout the hotel, guests will be not have to think twice when Instagraming pics, updating their status or sending out a few last emails before exploring the River North area of the city.
Downloading has never been easier.
When we unveiled the new rooms at The Linq Hotel & Casino last October, we were impressed with the property's tech-centric amenities (aimed at millennials, of course)-- items that many other hotels in Las Vegas don't usually pay attention to, such as WiFi hotspots in each room and TVs that allow guests to order room service or request items from housekeeping. The LINQ has an app for the guest room experience too.
Downstairs at the 3535 Bar, the tech amenities continue with a color-changing LED vortex that rises out of the bar and phone chargers at every seat. There's even a mobile check-in service available (and which you should definitely take advantage of during peak check-in time.)
But of all places to ditch the tech, you would expect The LINQ to do so in the spa, right? Nope, not here.
There was certainly some discussion way back when in 2014 when the folks at Hilton let the cat out of the bag regarding their new hotel brand—Canopy By Hilton. Fast forward a few months, and we’re still a bit away from the planned 2016 debut. In the interim the Hilton people are getting ready, as they've begun to get some opinions from those in the know. They’re calling it Canopy by You.
You know already that there are so many new hotels heading to Shoreditch, London’s hipster haven (or is that Dalston now?). Only a matter of time then before someone would try and capture that Shoreditch coolness and take it somewhere else: Stratford, for instance.
That is what a just-approved hotel scheme called The Penny Brook wants to achieve: bringing “a flavour of Shoreditch to Stratford” (Stratford East London, rather than Stratford-upon-Avon, btw). We don’t have to tell you what’s next in the press release: “We will seek to appeal to Millennials who embrace the ‘anti-brand’ experience”. Oh, those darn millennials.
As we told you the other month, the first ever tommie hotel (yup, all lowercased like that) will open in New York on October 1 and it will be a quintessential millennial hotel, complete with bedside charging stations, creative storage spaces and vision boards in the guest rooms.
But tommie will also give its youthful clientele the ability to "shape their stays and personalize their in-room experiences" by purchasing a variety of items from the hotel's newly announced General Store. These items go beyond toiletries and bottled water (although those are available too) and include fun items such as food, clothing and other wearables. (Some items will also be complimentary.)
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Radisson Red, Carlson Rezidor’s electrifying new lifestyle brand, has big expansion plans, even though we’re still waiting for the first one to open.
Since the first signing in China last October (Radisson Red Shenyang Hunan, due to open in 2016,) Rad Red is also seeking a noticeable presence – guess that goes without saying - in India (a market as hot as the color red), the Americas, Europe and Middle East. Word is out that late next year we'll see the brand’s debut in South Africa, with the opening of Radisson Red Hotel V&A Waterfront.
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We've already told you how Ibis Styles is the millennial hotel brand to end all millennial hotel brands, at least in Europe, but during a recent stay at the new-ish Ibis Styles in Liverpool, we were impressed by few other things than the hotel's functional, millennial-friendly room design (and its multiple design shout-outs for The Beatles, of course.)
Online Check-In: A few days before the stay, Ibis emailed to say that we could check-in online so that when we arrived all we needed to do was pick-up a key from the front desk. And, that's exactly what we did. It took a few minutes as the front desk needed to make sure our room was ready, but it was a very efficient check-in. Later, Ibis emailed us an express check-out, as well as the usual follow-up survey.