A growing number of hotels and resorts are accommodating cancer patients with customized spa treatments and menus developed in concert with nonprofits, medical professionals and nutritionists. The nonprofit Wellness for Cancer has trained therapists at more than 200 properties in safe techniques for massages, facials and other services.
New Castle Hotels & Resorts hopes to expand its Canadian portfolio through a newly forged strategic partnership with Toronto-based hospitality real estate investment and advisory company Full-G Capital. An independent third-party hotel operator, owner and developer, New Castle has seven properties in Atlantic Canada and Toronto, with two more set to open early next year.
A feasibility study has shown sufficient demand to encourage leaders of Payette in western Idaho to pursue talks with a company toward building the city's first chain hotel. The favorable findings prompted a similar study launched July 16 by neighboring Weiser.
In cities such as New York and Chicago, rooftop hotel bars are a popular destination in the summer months. Boro Hotel in New York has added a rooftop bar where guests can view the city skyline.
The Four Seasons Beverly Hills will offer a vegan menu later this month through Sept. 7 at its Cabana Restaurant.
The development of a hotel on Nicollet Hotel Block in Minneapolis is in doubt due to financing issues. "We haven't finished our thinking about the hotel, but I would say it has been a challenge to get the investment community to accept the required hotel overnight room rates," said Bill Katter, president of United Properties.
A record number of visitors entered Hungary last year for business and pleasure. The wave of tourists is attracting hotel development as demand outstrips supply.
Boutique hotel brand Ace Hotel is developing its first luxury offering, the 67-room Maison de la Luz, in New Orleans. "We hope there will be more opportunities in other cities, however New Orleans' singular spirit made it the perfect city to lay the foundation for Maison de la Luz," said Kelly Sawdon of Atelier Ace, the design studio behind Ace Hotel.
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