Latest Hotels Developments presents the latest announcements for the development of new hotels around the world.

Meliá Hotels International announces its first hotel in Montenegro, near the millenary city of Budva.

04 July 2018

Meliá Hotels International continues to extend its presence and global leadership in the resort hotel business with the opening of new markets. The latest example is the recent addition of a new hotel on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro, a destination currently enjoying a tourism boom, allowing the company to strengthen its already dominant position in the Mediterranean.

The hotel will be operated under the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand and is located in the municipality of Budva, an ancient city on the Adriatic founded by the Greeks in the 5th century and often compared to the popular city of Dubrovnik. Budva is not only one of the greatest cultural attractions in the country, it also boasts some of the best beaches in Montenegro, including the famous turquoise waters of Petrovac, a booming family tourism destination and home to the future Meliá Budva, scheduled to open this summer.

The popularity of the destination has also grown over recent times thanks to an increase in leisure activities, sports, restaurants and nightlife, making the resort a Mediterranean holiday paradise.

Meliá Budva is one of the new hotels in Petrovac and will provide 114 rooms, swimming pools, sundecks, children’s club, various dining options and The Level service, an attribute of the Meliá brand which features superior rooms and a range of exclusive services for guests seeking a more premium experience.

Gabriel Escarrer, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Meliá Hotels International, stated that “for Meliá, the opening of this hotel is a natural step forward in our growth in markets where our brands have great potential to add value thanks to our success and experience in the resort hotel industry. We are very proud to add this magnificent hotel to our portfolio and continue to bolster our leadership in the Mediterranean.”

New Radisson hotel signed in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

03 Jul 2018

Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of Radisson Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of a new Radisson hotel in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The Radisson Hotel & Apartments Abidjan Plateau signing brings the group’s Africa portfolio to 86 hotels and almost 18,000 rooms in operation and under development.

Abidjan is one of the most populous cities in Africa and the largest business hub in the Francophone Africa. Radisson Hotel & Apartments Abidjan Plateau will be located on the Boulevard de la République in the heart of the Plateau – the central business district – allowing easy access across the city for guests visiting for business and leisure.

Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “Radisson Hotel & Apartments Abidjan Plateau is the second Radisson hotel signing in the country, and is part of our bigger plan to roll-out the Radisson brand across EMEA, building on the success of Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson RED and Park Inn by Radisson. The new Radisson hotel will be a hospitality leader in Abidjan offering the largest conference center in the city center, stylish accommodation and the city’s first roof top bar and restaurant.”

“Through the development of the Radisson Hotel & Apartments Abidjan Plateau, we are bringing our bold vision for Africa to life,” said Mohamed Ben Ouda, Managing Director of Palmeraie Development Group. “We’re proud to be partnering with Radisson Hotel Group and look forward to a longstanding relationship with an industry leader.”

The 152-room Radisson Hotel & Apartments Abidjan Plateau is a new construction and scheduled to open in 2021, offering 122 standard rooms, 24 one-bedroom apartments and six two-bedroom apartments. Other facilities include an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a sky bar and fitness room. The city’s largest conference space will have eight meeting rooms over 1,000 sqm area.

Anantara Hotels and Resorts to Open New Luxury All Villa Resort In Quy Nhon Vietnam.

28 JUNE 2018

Adding a third property to its portfolio of luxury resorts in Vietnam, Anantara Hotels and Resorts has announced the development of its newest villa retreat which is scheduled to open in late November 2018. Located in a secluded bay in south central Vietnam, Anantara Quy Nhon Villas will comprise 26 one and two bedroom ocean facing villas ensconced amidst 7.2 hectares of landscaped tropical gardens.

A creative collaboration between HB Design and Marques and Jordy (M&J) architectural firms, Anantara Quy Nhon is designed to seamlessly blend into the natural environment. Locally sourced materials, traditional craftsmanship and regional influences are discretely incorporated into the resort’s contemporary design. Spacious villas with their sleek timber and granite sundecks, minimalist plunge pools and extended low overhang roofs have a fresh, contemporary feel. Vietnamese blue stone keeps the look of the common areas vernacular while granite and marble elements introduce a touch of modernity.

With a focus on personalised service, each villa at the new resort will come with dedicated butler services and a range of customisable luxury amenities such as preferred room scent ranging from exotic lemongrass to refreshing green tea, Anantara signature soap collection and in villa wine cellar stocked with fine vintages and delicatessen.

A destination in its own right, the dining outlets at Anantara Quy Nhon will celebrate the abundant local seafood and regional flavours. At Sea Fire Salt, the all day dining restaurant, the Salt and Wine Gurus elevate the dining experience with expert advice and guided tastings. At the swim up bar premium cocktails, Vietnamese craft beers and Cuban cigars are served in a spectacular ocean facing setting. In villa dining aims to recreate a restaurant experience in the privacy of one’s villa with gourmet breakfast in bed, fully catered poolside barbecues and a luxury Vietnamese street food concept. Anantara’s signature Dining by Design delights with “Castaway” island picnics and exhilarating fishing trawler expeditions followed by five-star dining.

Perched high on the hillside overlooking a serene bay, Anantara Spa is a jungle shrouded wellbeing paradise. Nature inspired treatment suites boast double massage beds and oversized bathtubs for nourishing coconut milk soaks, while breezy cliffside pavilions bring the art of relaxation to new heights.

Anantara Quy Nhon guests will be able to take advantage of Anantara’s signature Balance Wellness concept offering a uniquely flexible approach to feeling good, through an inspirational range of wellness experiences and the total freedom to explore and indulge in between. The Masters of Wellness visiting practitioner calendar allows guests to book private sessions with alternative therapists who are trusted experts in holistic healing.

Rich in cultural attractions, Binh Dinh province, of which Quy Nhon is the capital city, is an attractive option for families, couples and groups of friends in search of meaningful and shared experiences with easy access to local cultural attractions, such as the relics of Champa civilisation and centuries old Buddhist pagodas.

The resort is a 50 minute drive from Quy Nhon Airport, or Phu Cat Airport as it is known locally, and only a 20 minute drive from downtown Quy Nhon. Daily flights into Phu Cat Airport are operated from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.