HotelHomes.com News Recap for October 18, 2013

In this week’s news recap: hotel branded residences among recent top sales in Boston and San Francisco, Ritz-Carlton Waikiki could expand its plan for more residences, plus openings in London, Bangalore, Israel and Charlotte.

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HotelHomes.com News Recap for September 9, 2013

This week’s news recap includes new openings from W in Switzerland and Fairmont in Saudi Arabia, new plans for a Ritz-Carlton in Kazakhstan, and a Helmut Jahn condo and hotel project in Lower Manhattan… plus updates from Las Vegas, the Maldives, Boston, and San Francisco!

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Montage Hotels & Resorts Add Maui Property to Portfolio

Residences at Kapalua Bay, now under the management of Montage Hotels & Resorts

Adding to its growing list of unique luxury destinations, Montage Hotels & Resorts announced last week that it will add a piece of Hawaiian paradise to its portfolio. The prime destination is currently known as the Residences at Kapalua Bay, an expansive resort in one of Maui’s most picturesque waterfront locations, with plans to add a substantial luxury hotel on the property.

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HotelHomes.com News Recap for July 12, 2013

This week’s news recap includes new hotel-residential projects such as a W for Australia, a Kimpton for the Cayman Islands, a giant casino project for South Africa – plus, residents are moving in to the EMAAR Residences at the Clocktower in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, and Hurun has published a study about Chinese luxury travel preferences!

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HotelHomes.com Weekly News Recap for July 3, 2013

This week’s news recap includes top hotel residences in New York and Boston, 38 buyer lawsuits at Trump Toronto, hotel sales at the Four Seasons Bengaluru and the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, a twin in the works for the Ritz-Carlton Waikiki Beach, and a five-star “cave hotel” in China!

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HotelHomes.com Weekly News Recap for June 27, 2013

This week’s news recap includes a Peninsula Hotel and residences for London, Candy & Candy to design Du Parc Kempinski penthouse, Ritz-Carlton Waikiki 85% sold after kickoff, and new projects in Burlington, Ontario; Sarasota, Florida; Angeles City, Philippines; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Baku, Azerbaijan; and Guragon, India!

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HotelHomes.com Weekly News Recap for June 16, 2013

This week’s news recap includes: Nick Candy’s $59 million penthouse at The Plaza, new developments for Santa Monica, Virginia Beach, Bangalore, Chicago and Lanai, buyer insights at the Mandarin Oriental Residences in Bodrum, and the world’s first luxury index of hotel brands!

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HotelHomes.com Weekly News Recap from May 3, 2013

Savills, Candy & Candy and Deutsche Bank Forecast 26% Rise in Super Luxury Property Sales in 2013
http://www.property-report.com/luxury-property-prices-in-major-financial-hubs-set-to-soar-29378

New York’s Twisted History in Hotel & Residential Zoning Laws
http://observer.com/2013/04/from-the-ansonia-to-the-trump-soho-a-history-of-rule-bending-residential-hotels/

Raffles Opens Hotel, Residences in Makati, Manila
http://www.hotelsmag.com/Industry/News/Details/41548

Banyan Tree Lang Co, Vietnam Opens
http://ehotelier.com/hospitality-news/item.php?id=D25472_0_11_0_M&utm_source=MailingList&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2013-05-02%3A+EH+Daily+News

Numerous Celebrities Buying at the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton LA Live
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324874204578438702071171558.html

Behind the Financing of the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton Bangkok
http://www.property-report.com/weekly-market-round-up-3-29310

Developer of Trump Ocean Club Panama Files for Bankruptcy
http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20130501-708350.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Lawsuit over Revenue Sharing at Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago Goes to Trial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-donald-trump-court-20130501,0,2766378.story

Luxury food retailer Dean & Deluca to open at Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach
http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20130424_Dean__DeLuca_coming_to_Waikiki.html

Luxury Rental Available at the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta Buckhead
http://atlanta.curbed.com/tags/ritz-carlton-residences

Conrad and LeMeridien top List of Five Rapidly-Expanding Hotel Brands
http://www.meetings-conventions.com/articles/five-hotel-brands-to-watch/a54314.aspx

International Survey Concludes that Safety and Security Is the Deciding Factor When Booking a Hotel
http://ehotelier.com/hospitality-news/item.php?id=D25472_0_11_0_M&utm_source=MailingList&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2013-05-02%3A+EH+Daily+News

HotelHomes.com News Recap from April 25, 2013

HGTV Creating Urban Oasis at Residences at the W Boston
http://bostonherald.com/business/real_estate/2013/04/w_boston_condo_picked_as_hgtv_urban_oasis

Ritz-Carlton Residences Bangkok Target Middle Eastern Buyers
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Plush/Story/A1Story20130422-417597.html

Emaar Unveils Sky Collection Homes at the Address Residence Fountain Views
http://www.tradearabia.com/news/CONS_234526.html

Tour the $32 million Penthouse at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50145315n

Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach Ready to Open For Sales
http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2013/04/22/pacrep-llc-ready-to-open-showroom-for.html

Viceroy Hotel Top Open in Cape Verde, with Hotel in 2017 and Residences in 2013
http://www.incentivetravel.co.uk/news/hotel/13228-viceroy-hotel-group-announces-brand-expansion-on-santiago-island-in-cape-verde-west-africa

Johnson & Johnson Heiress Lists $4 million Condo at Trump International Hotel & Tower New York
http://observer.com/2013/04/real-estate-dilettante-libet-johnson-lists-trump-international-condo/

New 210-unit Condo-Hotel Project Coming to St. Kitts
http://www.caribjournal.com/2013/04/24/st-kitts-pelican-bay-condominium-hotel-to-break-ground-in-may/

Hotel & Condo Project Approved for Ottawa’s Byward Market
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/travel/Hotel+conversion+approved+Union+Canada+building+ByWard+Market/8288632/story.html

“Making Progress” at Mandarin Oriental Residences in Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
http://www.arabnews.com/news/449203

Bond Restructuring in the cards for Trump Ocean Club Panama
http://www.baystreet.ca/viewarticle.aspx?id=403415

A Look at the Branded Residences Trend in Thailand
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/investigation/346264/the-evolution-of-branded-residences-in-thailand

Resort Residences Spreading in Thailand
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/Out-bound-investments-grow-as-buyers-look-to-resor-30204242.html

The Plaza’s $30k/night Suite Is Among New York’s Most Expensive
http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/expensive-hotel-rooms-nyc/story?id=18996637

Le Meridien To Open in Atlanta
http://www.hotelsmag.com/Industry/News/Details/41457

Four Seasons To Expand Presence in Saudi Arabia with New Hotels
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/prince-alwaleed-s-four-seasons-eyes-new-saudi-hotels-498529.html

The End of the Minibar?
http://ehotelier.com/hospitality-news/item.php?id=D25411_0_11_0_M

Is “Overservice” a Problem?
http://ehotelier.com/hospitality-news/item.php?id=D25412_0_11_0_M

Sofitel Planning Big Expansion in Americas
http://www.hotelsmag.com/Industry/News/Details/41242

HotelHomes.com News Recap from March 22, 2013

Vanity Fair Exposes One Hyde Park’s “Shadowy” Residents
http://www.vanityfair.com/society/2013/04/mysterious-residents-one-hyde-park-london

Genting Presents Vision for Mixed-Use Miami Development
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/03/14/v-fullstory/3286651/gentings-new-vision-calls-for.html

JOBS Act Is Hotel-Condo Sales Game-Changer
http://www.rew-online.com/2013/03/20/change-in-federal-law-promotes-condo-hotel-sales/

Floor Plan for $120 million penthouse at New York’s Pierre Uncovered
http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/03/15/here_now_a_1996_floorplan_for_that_pierre_triplex_penthouse.php

Price Cut for Ritz-Carlton Towers Boston Penthouse
http://boston.curbed.com/archives/2013/03/quartermillplus-cut-at-regal-ritz-palace-in-the-sky.php

Ritz Carlton Reserve Molasses Reef Project Back on Track
http://www.hotelsmag.com/Industry/News/Details/40527

Residences at Mandarin Oriental Bodrum Popular With Arab Buyers
http://www.emirates247.com/business/corporate/astas-target-gulf-residents-for-its-mandarin-oriental-in-bodrum-2013-03-19-1.499253

More Details Released on SLS Hotel-Condo in Miami
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/03/13/3282872/sls-brickell-to-open-in-2015.html

Bachelors Buying at Ritz-Carlton Residences LA Live
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578340302253381698.html?mod=WSJ_ITP_mansion_0#slide%252F12%3D%26articleTabs%3Darticle%26project%3DSLIDESHOW08%26s%3DSB10001424127887323628804578344572960193756

Trump Focused On India Expansion
http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed/BusinessRealEstate/Trump-looks-at-ultra-luxury-housing-project-in-Mumbai-NCR/Article1-1027892.aspx

Tim Marsh Sells Four Seasons Place Boston Condominium
http://bostonluxuryrealestate.com/blog/2013/3/1/tim-marsh-sells-four-seasons-condominium.html

Recapitalization May Lead to Development of Former Shangri-La Hotel & Residences Site in New York
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/realestate/commercial/whole_foods_in_billy_burg_MXKSFxcmtNZjDu2Aw7M4vL

Design Changes in Store for Ritz Carlton Waikiki Hotel-Condo
http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/blog/morning_call/2013/03/developer-must-revise-design-of.html

Sales Spike at Setai Miami Beach
http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/sales-at-the-setai-resort-and-residences-soar-in-march-225504.htm

Parking Spaces Getting Expensive at Ritz-Carlton Towers Boston
http://boston.curbed.com/archives/2013/03/110k-ritzy-parking-space.php

Race car driver Kurt Busch Selling Westin Virginia Beach Condo
http://www.realtytoday.com/articles/3909/20130316/kurt-busch-lists-virginia-luxury-condo-million.htm

Gansevoort To Open Hotel in Las Vegas
http://www.hotelsmag.com/Industry/News/Details/40566

Waldorf-Astoria Opens in Panama
http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/waldorf-astoria-debuts-in-panama