INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Recent hotel openings outside of the U.S. include properties from Hotel Indigo and Margaritaville, while two others prepare to debut later this year or in 2021.
Hotel Indigo Larnaca
IHG Hotels & Resorts has opened the first and only branded boutique hotel in Cyprus, Hotel Indigo Larnaca. The hotel offers 40 bedrooms, which draw inspiration from the island’s craft heritage, and include balconies fitted with traditional Mediterranean yellow shutters, reminiscent of old Cyprus
The hotel combined two traditional Cypriot beach homes into a new property, which offers a rooftop pool and Kampana Pool Bar; the onsite restaurant Avli; and the Oinotelia wine bar;
Hotel Indigo Larnaca will operate under the international agreement between IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), management company Sunnyseeker Hospitality and Quality Group, one of the largest companies of land development and investment on the island.
Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun
Karisma Hotels & Resorts has opened the all-inclusive Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun, located on Mexico’s Riviera Maya coast. The oceanfront resort marks the brand’s debut in Mexico.
Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun offers 148 guestrooms and suites, some with oceanfront and swim-up options. Every room has a complimentary customizable in-room bar, which is a Karisma first-of-its-kind offering exclusive to Margaritaville Island Reserve.
Other amenities include 10 all-inclusive F&B options; the 8,000-sq.-ft. St. Somewhere Spa; event spaces such as a beachfront gazebo and signature Sky Wedding terrace; and the Parakeets Kid’s Club.
Tokyo Edition Toranomon
Edition Hotels’ first property in Japan, and third in East Asia, will open on Sept. 8. The hotel was designed in partnership with the architect and designer Kengo Kuma, who drew inspiration from both the history of the ancient city along with the modern skyscrapers of the city’s skyline.
The property will offer 206 guestrooms, as well as three restaurants, three lounge bars, a custom designed spa, a state-of-the-art gym and more than 4,100 sq. ft. of event space with four meeting studios.
Hotel Villa Magna
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been selected to manage the Hotel Villa Magna in Madrid by owner RLH Properties. This will be the brand’s first hotel in Spain and fourth operation in Europe.
The property will debut as Rosewood Villa Magna following a refurbishment, during which the property will remain open, incorporating a contemporary design inspired by Spain’s capital city. The hotel is currently closed as a precautionary measure due to COVID-19 and will reopen on Sept. 1, operating independently until Rosewood assumes management once the renovation is finished in late 2021.
Rosewood Villa Magna will feature 150 guestrooms and suites, a number of F&B outlets and Sense, A Rosewood Spa.