HotelHomes.com News Recap for October 26, 2013

In hotel homes news this week: new condo hotels planned for Seattle and Shenzhen, two condo hotel residences in NYC with record asking prices, plus new Ritz-Carlton properties in Miami Beach, Tianjin and Pearl Island.

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HotelHomes.com News Recap for September 26, 2013

This week’s news recap includes the introduction of Peninsula Hotels’ first residences (in Shanghai), a $40 million penthouse sale at Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver, a troubled auction for Trump Toronto,  new project updates for the Cayman Islands, Sarasota, and Regina, Saskatchewan… plus, could Starbucks make the next great hotel brand?

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HotelHomes.com News Recap for July 31, 2013

This week’s news recap is loaded with big new projects, including Long Island, Miami, Daytona Beach, Los Angeles, Nashville, Long Beach and Santa Monica! Plus: new residences for sale at New York’s Time Warner Center and Miami’s One Bal Harbour, and a new broker for the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton Magnificent Mile Chicago!

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HotelHomes.com Weekly News Recap for July 25, 2013

This week’s news recap includes the partially-built Dellis Cay project up for sale, Brian Gluckstein’s model residences at Four Seasons Private Residences Toronto, and a new brand from Banyan Tree at Laguna Phuket’s next phase!

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Enjoy Every Season at these Year-Round Mountain Resorts

Entirely different from their snow-covered winter selves, mountain retreats are often at their most glorious in the summertime. The clean air and stunning vistas create a serene retreat that helps man reconnect with nature. Reknowned as winter wonderlands, these three mountain destinations offer adventure and relaxation all year round, with some of the finest luxury hotel residences available for sale west of the Mississippi.

“Ski all winter, play all summer!”  That is the motto at Montage Residences Deer Valley, where they feature more than 30 creative activities for warm weather fun. Visitors and residents alike can explore the surrounding terrain and take in the dramatic Wasatch Mountain Range or enjoy guided hiking tours, horseback riding, river rafting or fly-fishing.  Residents and guests can make reservations and have the on-site activity professionals at Compass Sports make sure they are equipped with the latest gear and equipment.

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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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Weekly News Recap for May 30, 2013

Raffles Resort & Estates on Praslin, Seychelles Opens its Doors
http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130530167827

Former Las Vegas Sands Executive To Operate Baha Mar Casino & Hotel
http://www.hotelsmag.com/Industry/News/Details/42234

Ritz-Carlton Residences Lake Tahoe Announces Summer Activities
http://stylemagazine.com/news/2013/may/24/ritz-carlton-residences-lake-tahoe-announces-summe/

Construction Moves Forward at Residences at The St. Regis Amman With Award of Construction Contract
http://en.ammonnews.net/article.aspx?articleno=21150

New York’s Top Swimming Pools including Mandarin Oriental and Trump Soho
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/nyc-posh-hotel-pools-article-1.1352732

$8 Million Condo Listed at Four Seasons Private Residences San Francisco
http://www.sfgate.com/realestate/article/SF-high-rise-condo-has-spacious-floor-plan-city-4558350.php

“Sex and the City” Creator Darren Star Sells $13 million Home at Trump International Hotel & Tower New York
http://observer.com/2013/05/sex-and-the-city-creator-sells-13-m-trump-international-pad-to-australias-2nd-richest-man/

Chicago Luxury Market Heating Up, Trump Chicago 92% Sold
http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/ct-mre-0526-podmolik-homefront-20130524,0,4751853.column

$4 million penthouse sold at the Tower Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Florida
http://realestate.heraldtribune.com/2013/05/28/4m-penthouse-sale-at-tower-residences/

Penthouse Residence Revealed at the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton LA Live
http://www.theagencyre.com/2013/05/new-penthouse-model-unveiled-at-the-ritz-carlton-residences-at-l-a-live/

$100 million homes on the market include One57 and The Pierre in New York
http://realestate.msn.com/attack-of-the-100-million-dollar-homes

Hotel & Condos Planned for Former Site of American Stock Exchange in Lower Manhattan
http://therealdeal.com/blog/2012/09/14/fisher-bros-buys-american-stock-exchange-site-for-150m-sources/

Qatar Plans Man-Made Island to Accommodate 2022 FIFA Fans
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/27/barwa-qatar-idUSL5N0E81JO20130527

Thompson Hotels Spinoff Brand to Be Called “Tommie”
http://www.hotelchatter.com/story/2013/5/28/183148/514/hotels/Meet_Tommie%3A_The_New_Hotel_Brand_from_Commune_and_Thompson_Hotels

New World Hospitality Rebrands as Flagship Rosewood Brand
http://www.traveldailymedia.com/191961/new-world-hospitality-rebrands-to-rosewood/

Ritz-Carlton Residences Lake Tahoe Unveil $5 million Penthouse

Last Saturday, The Ritz-Carlton Residences Lake Tahoe revealed their newest model residence designed by San Francisco-based Jay Jeffers – a stunning $5 million penthouse.  Penthouse 650 sprawls out over 3,407 square foot on two levels, with four bedrooms, three and half baths, an office and a home theater. Guests to Saturday’s unveiling were greeted by hosts and sales team, Don Carr and Tori Long and welcomed into a dramatic double height Great Room with views of snow-covered Northstar Mountain and the hotel’s heated pool and hot tubs.

Since launching in February of this year, the Ritz-Carlton Residences commissioned Jeffers to design three penthouse models. According to Jay, his “design for the penthouses brings a cosmopolitan style to the mountains, marrying the urbane and the organic in a look we like to call, ‘California Mountain.’  The spaces feature a cool gray palette as the backdrop for furnishings that marry industrial and natural materials, and all design elements are tailored to the Tahoe ski-in lifestyle - they are cool, comfortable and never high-maintenance.”

The Ritz-Carlton Residences Lake Tahoe offers 1,554 to 3,407 square foot whole ownership residences priced from $1,250,000 located on the third and sixth floors of the hotel. The luxurious penthouse 650 is just waiting for guests to entertain after a long day on the mountain with its own walk-in wine cellar, open kitchen and five separate terraces.

With 17 of the 23 whole ownership residences sold, this is one of the largest remaining, and the priciest.  Previously listed at $4.5 million, the price has been increased with the new designer furnishings.

Residents of the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe enjoy a host of services, including Pre-Arrival Concierge Service, Ski Valet Services, In-Residence Dining, a Special Kids Program and a Two-year Membership in Tahoe Mountain Club − Offering Two Championship Golf Courses, Private Mid-Mountain Dining at Schaffer’s Camp, Members Lounge in The Village at Alpine Club, and The Pavilion at Old Greenwood’s Swim and Tennis Facilities. In addition, owners have access to the hotel’s 17,000 square foot spa and fitness center with 16 treatment rooms, ladies’ and gentlemen’s lounge areas with sauna, steam and whirlpool, two outdoor swimming pools, state-of-the-art weight training and cardiovascular equipment and a variety of exercise classes.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences Lake Tahoe are undebatably spectacular and its penthouse stunning. And with flights from San Francisco taking around half an hour, they may well be irresistable.

HotelHomes.com Weekly News Recap from February 18, 2013

Ritz-Carlton’s New Reserve Brand Includes Residences at New Puerto Rico Property
http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2013/02/07/ritz-carlton-brings-a-new-hotel-brand-to-the-u-s/

Last Residences at Dubai’s The Address Residence Fountain Views Hit the Market
http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/emaar-to-release-more-units-on-saturday-2013-02-13-1.494919

After Project Sale, Ritz-Carlton Residences Open in Lake Tahoe
http://www.mynews4.com/news/local/story/Ritz-Carlton-Residences-to-open-in-Lake-Tahoe/IYrI1SeOi0OvlayV8FIdGQ.cspx

Elegant Resale Residence Listed for Sale at The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown
http://www.thegeorgetowndish.com/thedish/elegant-apartment-residences-ritz-carlton-market

Robert De Niro Opens Nobu Hotel at Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas
http://www.usatoday.com/videos/travel/destinations/2013/02/12/1913607/

Fred Segal and Philippe Starck to Revitalize Las Vegas’ Defunct Sahara Hotel
http://la.eater.com/archives/2013/02/13/sbe_announces_sls_las_vegas_hotel_with_la_players.php