Rezidor to add two Park Inn hotelsRezidor is to add two new Park Inn hotels to its portfolio with the opening of a 111-room hotel in Heppenheim, Germany, and a 134-room hotel in Voronezh, Russia. The Park Inn Heppenheim is a re-branded property, 30km from Frankfurt Airport. It includes a restaurant, bar, and four meetings rooms. Rezidor currently operates 15 Park Inn hotels across the country, with another three under development. The Park Inn Voronezh will be the first internationally branded hotel in Voronezh - a large city located in the South West of Russia near the Ukrainian border. It will include a restaurant, bar, lounge, six conference rooms, and five board rooms.
Carlson to launch Park Plaza brand in Thailand
Carlson Hotels Worldwide is to launch its first Park Plaza hotel in Thailand with the opening of the Park Plaza Sukhumvit Bangkok next month. The 95-room property will include a restaurant and a bar as well as a rooftop gym, with swimming pool and al fresco restaurant overlooking Benjakitti Park. In-room amenities will include free WiFi access, 32-inch LCD televisions with laptop connections and DVD player.
Raffles to launch in MoroccoRaffles Hotels & Resorts has launch its first property in Morocco, with the opening of the Raffles Resort Marrakech in 2009. Raffles Resort Marrakech will comprise 150 rooms and suites, as well as 36 luxury villas. It will include three restaurants as well as extensive conference and meeting facilities and a spa offering a number of treatment rooms. A golf course and the city's entertainment district in the Central Business District are within five minutes drive from Raffles Resort Marrakech.
Hard Rock to debut in Latin America
Hard Rock International plans to develop a Hard Rock Hotel in Farallon, Panama. The445-room hotel will be situated along Playa Blanca Beach in Farallon and comprises Hard Rock's first hotel property in Latin America. It will include a number of food and beverage outlets as well as a spa, a business and conference centre comprising 25,000sq ft of meeting space. A smaller ballroom will also be on-site for smaller events.
By Kerstin Kühn