In Europe, Four Hotel Happenings

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—The latest Radisson Collection Hotel has opened in the country of Georgia, while a 200-room property is coming to the Dockyards of Dublin. Here’s a look at those and other hotel happenings in Europe.

Radisson Collection Opens in Tsinandali

Radisson Collection Hotel, Tsinandali Estate Georgia is now open in the heart of the country’s most popular wine district, Kakheti.

Developed by Silk Road Group with financial support of Partnership Fund, the property has 141 rooms and suites. Other features include an on-site wine yard and its own historical winery, a spa on the top floor, an outside swimming pool, indoor and open-air ballrooms and a neighboring 2 million-sq.-ft. park.

The three restaurants range from Prince Alexander, an all-day, internationally influenced option with a courtyard terrace, to French Le Bistro, to Kakheti Restaurant with authentic Georgian cuisine. The Blue Room offers private dining options.

The property is operated by Radisson Hospitality AB under an international management agreement.

New Hotel Coming to Dublin’s Docklands

Dalata Hotel Group Plc has entered into arrangements to lease a new hotel located in the Dublin docklands.

The new hotel will form part of the Spencer Place project, which will extend to more than one million sq. ft., and is being developed by a joint venture of Ronan Group Real Estate and Colony Capital Inc. The project includes 430,000 sq. ft. of Grade A office space, with the potential to increase to 530,000 sq. ft. The office space has been fully let to Salesforce, which plans to create 1,500 new jobs in the next five years, according to the company.

The four-star property will operate within the Dalata portfolio, but with bespoke branding consistent with the broader Spencer Place development. The hotel will have more than 200 bedrooms together with bar and restaurant facilities in keeping with the design and appearance of the overall Spencer Place development.

Construction has commenced with a target opening of Q4 2020. Dalata will operate the hotel on a 35-year operating lease, which will be subject to five-year rent reviews linked to the Consumer Price Index.

Staybridge Suites Opens Near Heathrow

Staybridge Suites London – Heathrow Bath Road recently opened. The property has 145 studio rooms and 45 one-bedroom suites that are all equipped with a full kitchen. As with all Staybridge Suites hotels globally, the hotel has a food store, called The Pantry, providing guests with everything from snacks and ready-made meals to toiletries and washing detergent for the complimentary on-site laundry facilities.

The hotel is part of a dual-branded property with Holiday Inn, due to open later in 2019. Guests at Staybridge Suites London-Heathrow Bath Road will have access to all facilities and amenities at the Holiday Inn.

Mondrian London Now Sea Containers London

Mondrian London in the South Bank neighborhood of London is now Sea Containers London. Paying homage to the history of the building in which the hotel sits, the new name will also mark the hotel’s independent status, as it will now be managed by Lore Group, as part of its collection of independent hotels.

Lore Group, an international hospitality company operating in Europe and the U.S., took over the management of the property from sbe.

The hotel continues to house riverside eatery, Sea Containers Restaurant, as well as the Dandelyan bar from Ryan Chetiyawardana (AKA Mr. Lyan). The property also offers a rooftop bar, 12th Knot (formally Rumpus Room), with an outdoor terrace providing views of the River Thames. The spa, Agua, and Curzon cinema will continue to operate within the hotel as normal.

While the original Tom Dixon design of the hotel will largely remain the same following the transition, the hotel will receive a variety of interior updates that will build on the existing design. In addition to this, staff will model new uniforms, which nod to the golden age of transatlantic travel mixed with the contemporary street style of the South Bank.

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