Renaissance Hotels Set to Expand Global Footprint
Wednesday June 4th, 2014 - 11:42AM BP
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BETHESDA, MD—Making its debut in destinations including Santiago, Chile and the south of France, Renaissance Hotels is set to open nine hotels in 2014.
With six hotels launched and three additional locations on schedule to open, the portfolio will include 162 hotels in 37 countries by year-end.
“This is an exciting time for Renaissance Hotels as we open spectacular new locations in some of the world’s most desirable business and cultural centers including Santiago and Paris,” said Toni Stoeckl, VP and global brand manager for Renaissance Hotels. “With over half of our existing portfolio open outside of the United States, Renaissance Hotels is a truly global brand which strives to inspire both business and leisure guests to unearth moments of discovery."
In the first half of this year, Renaissance Hotels has introduced the following new hotels to its portfolio, including:
Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel (France): Opened in January in the heart of Provence, this new 133-room boutique hotel features contemporary design with a Provençal garden and more than 400 paintings and sculptures. Chef Jean-Marc Banzo offers a culinary experience at the hotel’s signature Mediterranean restaurant, Le Clos, as well as more traditional fare at Le Comptior du Clos.
Renaissance Paris Hippodrome de St. Cloud Hotel (France): Opening this month and located near Porte Maillot Parisian Congress Center and next to the Paris Country Club, this new hotel—designed by architect Jean-Philippe Nuel—features Anglo-Norman architecture complemented by modern and sophisticated décor and inspired by the Feng-Shui philosophy. The newest addition to the Renaissance Hotels portfolio in Paris also features an outdoor terrace and garden space for cocktails, celebrations and informal gatherings.
Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center (U.S.): Opened in May, the 230-room hotel takes over the Colorado National Bank building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Celebrated Allen Tupper True murals add to the hotel’s décor along with specially curated and locally inspired original artwork. Range, an original concept restaurant and bar, will feature locally purveyed cuisine inspired by the Rocky Mountain West. This urban landmark hotel will celebrate its official grand opening on June 26 as part of Renaissance Hotels Day of Discovery with a special appearance by DJ Cassidy.
Renaissance Santiago Hotel (Chile): Welcoming guests since early April, the new Renaissance Hotel Santiago marks the brand’s third hotel to open in South America. The new property establishes a presence in the upscale neighborhood of Vitacura. Renowned chef Mariano Cid de la Paz serves as executive chef of the hotel’s signature restaurant, Catae. In addition the hotel features several additional dining and entertainment venues including D-bar & Lounge, offering specialty cocktails, local beers and a large selection of Chilean wines, and Kaitek Cafe Bar which includes a menu of 29 coffees and an exclusive tea list. This hotel will celebrate its official opening on June 26.
Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel (Canada): This hotel features an open lobby space especially designed to host local entertainers and talent from around the world as part of the hotel’s signature events program. Opened in mid-May, the arctic-themed property features 213 soundproof and spacious guestrooms, including 12 executive suites and a presidential suite overlooking one of the Edmonton International Airport runways.
Renaissance Hotels also celebrated the opening of the Renaissance Chengdu Hotel in China this past spring. Additional locations are expected to open by year-end in Minsk, Belarus; Cincinnati; and Beijing, China.
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