Autograph Collection Continues Global Expansion
Tuesday September 18th, 2012 - 11:45AM H
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NEW YORK, NY—Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s evolving portfolio of independent hotels, continues its global growth with plans to debut three new European hotels by the end of the year. Opening in key gateway cities including Lisbon, Portugal, the new additions will expand the current portfolio to nearly 40 hotels by year end—marking an average of one property joining per month since the collection’s inception in 2010. Recent notable additions to Autograph Collection include Turnberry Isle Miami, Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver, and the Blue Moon and Winter Haven Hotels in Miami Beach.
The latest global global additions to Autograph Collection include:
Fontecruz, Portugal, which will join the Autograph Collection this fall. Fontecruz is portfolio’s first hotel in Portugal. The property features 72 rooms and suites, onsite dining and panoramic vistas of the surrounding area.
Hotel De Bourgtheroulde in Rouen, France, which is one of the oldest stone mansions constructed in the 15th century, has been transformed into a modernized retreat. Hotel De Bourgtheroulde features a full-service spa, multiple dining venues and space for group meetings and events.
Hotel L’Hermitage Gantois will soon join Autograph Collection as a historic getaway in Lille, one of the largest metropolitan areas in France. The hotel’s 72 guestrooms range in size to offer intimate spaces to grand accommodations. Amenities will include WiFi and in-room Nespresso coffee machines. The hotel will also offer a variety of food and beverage options.
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When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.