Hard Rock Comes to Dublin, Residence Inn Sets Record in London; More Abroad

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Dublin is set to get its first Hard Rock Hotel; Residence Inn by Marriott opened a record-setting property; Hyatt expands in East China; and Turkey gets a beachside resort. Here’s more on properties that have opened or are in the works abroad:

Hard Rock International Expands to Ireland

Hard Rock International is expanding its hotel portfolio to Ireland, with plans to open Hard Rock Hotel Dublin in 2020. Working in collaboration with Tifco Limited, the opening of Hard Rock’s first hotel in Ireland will shine a light on the musical vibrancy of the destination, past and present.

Located in Dublin’s city center close to the Temple Bar area, the hotel will comprise two structures: an existing listed property, built at the turn of the 20th century originally known as the Exchange Buildings and currently the site of the Parliament Hotel; and the adjacent Fashion House Building. Accommodations include 120 guestrooms and suites. Elsewhere, there will be an all-day dining restaurant and a bar.

Europe’s Largest Residence Inn Opens in London

Marriott International Inc. has opened the Residence Inn by Marriott London Kensington, the largest property in the extended-stay brand’s European portfolio.

On Warwick Rd. in Earls Ct., the hotel has 319 suites, of which several have private terraces. The London skyline is in view from the hotel’s eighth-floor terrace, which will also be available as an events space. The property’s one- and two-bedroom suites include separate living, working and sleeping areas, designed for those taking longer stays. There are also kitchens in each of the seven suite categories.

The property is owned by a controlled affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, and is operated under a franchise agreement with hotel management company and specialists in the extended-stay market, Cycas Hospitality.

Hyatt Regency Zhenjiang Comes to East China

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has opened the Hyatt Regency Zhenjiang in East China’s Jiangsu province. The 318-room hotel is set atop the East Tower of Suning Plaza, the highest skyscraper in Zhenjiang. The hotel has two sky-high restaurants and lounges, event spaces, wellness facilities and a rooftop helipad.

Located in the Da Shi Kou central business district, Hyatt Regency Zhenjiang is accessible to shopping, entertainment venues and tourism sites, including Xijindu Ancient St., Beigushan Park, Zhenjiang China Vinegar Culture Museum and Nanshan Scenic Area. It is also near Zhenjiang Railway Station,  Nanjing Lukou International Airport and the neighboring city of Yangzhou.

MP Hotels Opens Seaside Seya Beach Hotel in Turkey

MP Hotels has opened the Seya Beach Hotel in Turkey’s coastal town of Alaçati. The 190-room Seya Beach Hotel is the second Design Plus-branded property of MP Hotels.

Amenities include a private beach, swimming pool, restaurants, spa center and on-site bars. The hotel’s Seya Beach Club serves as both a restaurant and club.