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Custom House for ExCeL DLR station reopens


Custom House for ExCeL DLR station has reopened,having been closed since February 2017 for work to modernise and expand the station. The station, which links directly to the west entrance of ExCeL, was closed to facilitate an easier interchange with the Elizabeth line at Custom House and further improve journey times in advance of the Elizabeth line opening in December. These improvements will help to reduce overcrowding at the busiest times, particularly once Elizabeth line services arrive at the station and new developments in and around the Royal Docks have been built. The upgrade will also shorten walking routes between DLR platforms and the surrounding area. ExCeL will have its own onsite Elizabeth line station at Custom House, making it easier, faster and more convenient to get to events at the venue. The self-styled Events Super Highway will link Heathrow airport to ExCeL London in 43 minutes.
 

Hilton launches all suites hotel in Augusta


Homewood Suites by Hilton has announced its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton Augusta Gordon Highway. With 89 new suites, the hotel caters to visitors traveling for the Masters Golf Tournament or to experience the many attractions Augusta has to offer. "Known worldwide as the home of the Masters, Augusta is alive with music, art galleries, shops, countless culinary pleasures, a beautiful riverwalk, and an abundance of outdoor recreational activities," said Taylor Musumeci, general manager. The hotel offers a combination of studio and one-bedroom accommodations, featuring fully equipped kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas.
 

New hotels to open on Saadiyat Island


Three new hotels will take pride of place on Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island; Saadiyat Rotana Resort, Jumeirah Saadiyat Island and Rixos Saadiyat.These hotels are part of Saadiyat Island’s master-plan project which intends to develop Saadiyat as a self-contained island with all of the elements of a major city centre. Conveniently located in the Saadiyat Island, Saadiyat Rotana Resort is a modern and elegantly designed property with a 20 minutes drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport. The hotel offers 327 luxurious rooms and suites & 13 villas, which attempt to provide an array of amenities, entertainment and recreational activities. Once complete, the Sa’adiyat Island master-plan development will be made up of seven districts which will house and service a population of 150,000 people. The districts will include The Louvre and The Guggenheim museums, a Performing Arts Centre, nine kilometres of beaches, six luxury hotels and resorts, a championship golf course with luxury apartments, the Monte Carlo Beach Club, a promenade, a marina and the Sa’adiyat Retreat where the Jumeirah Sa’adiyat Island Resort will be located.
 

HOTEL MAMÁ to open in Palma


HOTEL MAMÁ, the first hotel from Grupo Cappuccino, is set to open this spring at the heart of Palma’s historic quarter, Plaza De Cort. The hotel will be a first from Spanish company Grupo Cappuccino, known for its premium restaurants and cafes located in prestigious locations including Mallorca, Ibiza, Madrid, Valencia, Marbella, Jeddah and Beirut. The property has been designed by celebrated Parisian interior designer Jacques Grange. The 19th century building will have 32 exclusive rooms, with five bespoke styles including Marella, Celadon, Garden, Oriental and Roman. Spanning four floors, the hotel includes a spa within a 19th century building, private cinema Cappucine, rooftop pool, gymnasium and sunny central patio.
 

IHG opens Hotel Indigo in Belgium


InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), has opened its first Hotel Indigo hotel in Belgium, Hotel Indigo Antwerp – City Centre. Located in the heart of Antwerp and the diamond district. Hotel Indigo Antwerp City Centre has 82 vibrant boutique guest-rooms. The second largest city in Belgium, Antwerp boasts cobbled lanes of architecture from as early as the 13th century. Rich with historic character, the city offers guests plenty of unique cafes, a riverside fortress and an impressive cathedral, the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kathedraal (Cathedral of our Lady). In contrast, Antwerp also has a vibrant modern fashion and entertainment scene, hosting one of the world’s finest academies for art and fashion - Royal Academy of Fine Arts.
 

Warwick Conferences unveils £6m refurb


Warwick Conferences has unveiled its revamped conference and training venue, Radcliffe, after a £6 million refurbishment. The building has undergone a complete transformation to become more eco-friendly and rejuvenated to resemble a boutique hotel. “This refurbishment has modernised the venue in-keeping with our energetic brand and promise of ‘anything is possible’,” said Richard Harrison, head of conference centres. Radcliffe has seen the renovation of meeting rooms, the restaurant, communal areas and the bar. This follows an accommodation refurbishment that saw its 154 hotel-styled bedrooms revamped.
 

Embassy Suites by Hilton opens in Houston


Embassy Suites by Hilton, a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels from Hilton (NYSE: HLT), has announced the opening of the 208-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston West- Katy. The hotel is owned by Mac Haik Hospitality and managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, all-suites hotel properties.The hotel is situated about 30 miles from both of Houston's main airports, convenient for business and leisure travellers.With more than 8,000 square feet of meeting and event space, guests will enjoy suitable accommodations and amenities.The property also boasts amenities such as a convenient Energy Corridor access, a Texas Ballroom with a 350-person capacity, a business center, complimentary parking, 24-hour fitness center and immediate access to George Bush Park hiking trails located behind the Hotel, an indoor pool and whirlpool spa, and a full-service lobby bar.
 

Hamilton Park Racecourse hotel plans approved


Hamilton Park Racecourse has had plans approved for a multi-million pound hotel development on its grounds. The project will see the creation of a 118-room property on what is currently the racecourse’s main public car park. Construction is set to get underway in spring 2018, with more details to be revealed throughout the year. Vivien Currie, chief executive at Hamilton Park Racecourse, said: “We welcome today’s decision to approve our plans for a landmark £10 million hotel at Hamilton Park Racecourse. This significant investment project will bring fantastic benefit to our business and the wider economy. We have already had extremely positive feedback from our customers, sponsors and the local community and can’t wait to get on the road to delivering this fantastic new facility.”
 

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