Kimpton Hotels has ended its "Guppy Love" program in which some properties provided goldfish to guests. "It's been beloved by guests over the years, but there's always an ongoing evolution to our amenities and programs," Kimpton spokeswoman Faith Yi said.
With a $48,000-per-night price tag, the Princess Grace suite at the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo is arguably the most luxurious on the French Riviera. The hotel has completed a four-year renovation.
The 24-key Heritage Place Hotel in St. Johns, Mich., has salvaged a historic three-story structure.
China's Sharing Economy International has made an offer to purchase Hong Kong's Mira Moon Hotel for $173 million.
The 129-key St. Regis Hong Kong is scheduled to open next year in the city's Wan Chai district. The property will expand the global footprint of Starwood's Luxury Brands Group, which also includes The Luxury Collection, JW Marriott, W Hotels, Ritz-Carlton, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts and Ritz-Carlton Reserve.
Major hoteliers including Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels and Marriott International have tightened or revisited security policies in response to the Las Vegas shooting in October that took 58 lives. Four Disney World Resorts have replaced "Do Not Disturb" signs with "Room Occupied" signs and given notice that employees may enter rooms whenever it is deemed necessary.
When a new owner took over the Westin Las Vegas Hotel and Spa in 2015, it decided to overhaul the venue and replace the smoky casino space with more typical Westin amenities. The 826-room resort now offers a new whiskey and meat-themed restaurant, four new meeting rooms, fitness classes and rooms with the signature heavenly bed.
McNeill Hotel Co. has sold the Hampton Inn & Suites Destin in Florida to Key International for $31.5 million. The 130-room property facing the Gulf of Mexico was built in 1995 and underwent an extensive renovation in 2014.
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham is joining with Peapod and Instacart in a pilot program to deliver groceries to guests. Aimed at business travelers, the initiative complements
Homemade@Hawthorn, the brand's in-room cooking feature begun in 2016.