Brands Continue to Grow International Footprints

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—A number of brands have added to their portfolios around the globe, including  Hotel Indigo and Ramada by Wyndham. Here are some of them:

Hotel Indigo Opens in Verona, Italy
With 62 distinctly designed rooms, Hotel Indigo Verona – Grand Hotel Des Arts draws inspiration from the city’s passion of preserving history. The property pays tribute to its location with headboards throughout the bedrooms mimicking the fresco paintings in the city; the back paneling in the lobby that plays to the garden of Romeo and Juliet; and red marble native to Verona throughout the public areas.

The reception area combines two elements that characterize the city: The Arena and the Shakespeare theater. The architecture draws inspiration from the theatrical facades, the arches of the Arena and Juliet’s terrace. The Arena in Verona is a Roman amphitheater built in the 1st century and is one of the best conserved amphitheaters in Italy.

Perhaps the quirkiest Shakespearean touch is the meeting rooms named after the dueling families in Romeo and Juliet, Montecchi, and Capuleti. The event spaces are adjustable for different uses, and the hotel also has an on-site bar, Arya Bar & Mixology.

Two Ramada Hotels in Spain Opening Soon
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts will expand its Ramada by Wyndham brand in Spain with the upcoming openings of Ramada by Wyndham Madrid Tres Cantos and Ramada by Wyndham Valencia Almussafes.

Following the brand’s entry into Spain in late 2019 with Ramada by Wyndham Madrid Getafe, the two new properties are owned by Covivio, a European real estate operator, through its subsidiary Covivio Hotels, and managed by Hotel Collection International.

Ramada by Wyndham Valencia Almussafes will open its doors on July 1, completely renovated with all the Ministry of Health of Spain’s required protocols implemented, as well as Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ Count on Us health and safety measures. The 133-room hotel features a 24-hour, fully equipped private gym; a seasonal outdoor swimming pool with a garden and landscaped sundeck; and an on-site restaurant and bar. Three meeting rooms can accommodate up to 120 conference guests.

Ramada by Wyndham Madrid Tres Cantos is still under development and is scheduled to open in September. Located near the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, this 61-room contemporary hotel offers guests a fitness center, an all-day snack bar and three versatile meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 70 guests or 60 banquet guests.

Rosewood Adds Property in St. Barth
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed to manage St. Barth’s renowned retreat, Le Guanahani, which is set to reopen next spring following an extensive restoration of the property. Closed since 2017 due to the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the property hotel will reopen as Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth with a property-wide rebuild and refurbishment. Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth will mark the ultra-luxury brand’s third property in the Caribbean and first in the French West Indies.

Situated over 18 acres on a private peninsula overlooking two beaches—Marigot Bay and Grand Cul-de-Sac—the hotel features architecture by David M. Schwarz Architects and interior design by Luis Pons Design Lab. The property’s design was inspired by authentic French Caribbean heritage of the island with its signature colorful style featuring vibrant design hues of turquoise, yellow and lavender.

Upon opening, Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth will debut with the complete renovation of all 66 guestrooms, suites and villas, many with new private pools. As the only full-service resort on St. Barth, the property will offer a range of updated amenities including a beachfront dining concept and new pool; a Rosewood Explorers children’s club; fitness center; tennis court; Sense, A Rosewood Spa; and dedicated event spaces.

Pan Pacific London Moves Opening Date
Pan Pacific Hotels Group will introduce its signature Pan Pacific brand into Europe next year with the opening of Pan Pacific London in the U.K. Originally expected to open this year, the flagship property, designed by international design firm Yabu Pushelberg, will offer 237 keys in the heart of London’s financial district.

The hotel will feature a smart ballroom capable of accommodating up to 370 guests in a banquet seating, along with six meeting venues. It will also include an indoor lap pool with views of the street; spa treatment rooms; a fitness center; and the Studio Lounge.