San Francisco-based Joie de Vivre Hotels has added the Coconut Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu to its portfolio. The 81-room property, three blocks from Waikiki Beach, aims to offers guests a colorful, contemporary twist on classic Waikiki style with an art deco-inspired design. Guestrooms feature free Wi-Fi, a private lanai and views of the Koolau Mountains or Waikiki. The hotel also boasts a pool area with a wraparound deck, a business center and a 24-hour fitness center.
8Hotels has taken over management of the 81-room Albany Hotel in the Melbourne suburb of South Yarra, Australia. Shabby chic meets rock star glam and a bit of French boarding house with refreshingly good service is just a hint of what to expect before stepping foot through the Manhattanesque front entrance. Uber comfortable beds, black and white mural posters plus bursts of red and lime will turn an average sleepover in Melbourne to a fun and fashionable stay.
King & Grove Hotels have been on an acquisition spree since the beginning of the year, picking up the Hotel Williamsburg and The Hotel Chelsea in New York as well as planning two hotels for downtown Los Angeles. Plus rumors that they are taking over a second Miami Beach property, The Versailles. Now King & Grove has added another NYC hotel to their stylish portfolio: Hotel Lola on 29th and Madison. The Lola is renamed King & Grove New York.
Yotel has secured $ 250 million in equity to expand it offerings in North America beyond it’s first New York massive 669-key operation. At the moment it is viewing possible locations in Boston and Chicago. Yotel, famous for its chic ‘cabin’ style rooms started with small in-terminal hotels at London’s Heathrow and Gatwick and Amsterdam Schiphol airports.