Friday Roundup: Hotel Openings and Renovations

Have a look at the latest happenings in hotel news and updates from around the globe.

Grand Hyatt Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei to Relaunch in April

The redesigned 853-room Taiwanese outpost is expected to reopen on April 23 with a newly updated lobby, guestrooms, suites, restaurants and lounge.

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InterContinental Hotels Group Opens First Holiday Inn Express in Colombia

As IHG’s 12th hotel in Colombia (the second in its capital city), the new Cartagena outpost is situated in the vibrant Bocagrande district and features 200 rooms over 14 floors.

Amenities, such as a 24-hour fitness center with views of the Old City, two outdoor swimming pools, a business center and a complimentary Express Start breakfast bar, are available for guests. The property is also an IHG Green Engage hotel. 

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Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort Re-Launched as Sandals Ochi Beach Resort

Sandals Ochi Beach Resort has relaunched after a multimillion dollar renovation project. Formerly the Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort, the property, a subsidiary of Sandals Resorts International (SRI) -- the parent company of Sandals Resorts – has adopted a more polished image with new dining facilities, a trendy beach club and upgraded accommodations. 

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Rio de Janeiro
Hilton Hotels & Resorts Makes Debut in Rio de Janeiro

The Hilton Barra resort in Rio de Janeiro has just opened, marking it as the first Hilton in the region. 

The property aims to be the chosen destination for fans coming to Brazil’s capital city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games

The hotel is conveniently located 30 minutes from the International Airport and a mere five minutes from the Olympic Park.

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Returned Villas
Returned Villas, Future Renovations at Cap Juluca

Recent developments at the beachside resort include repainted guestrooms with new room amenities, furniture, linens and other decorative accents; Spice Lounge, an exotic Arabesque-style waterfront bar featuring live music, dancing and a global tapas menu, and Blue, an open-air beachfront restaurant. 

Cap Juluca is also reportedly on the hunt for a new General Manager to replace Gary Thulander.

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The Warwick, Paradise Island, Bahamas to Accept Reservations This Spring

The Warwick, Paradise Island, Bahamas will begin accepting reservations during spring 2015, for travel dates beginning in fall 2015.

The 245-room hotel features large guestrooms and suites with scenic views and standard amenities.

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