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Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 16:39:32 +0100 (BST)
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Four Seasons opens at Guangzhou International Finance Center

Image: The hotel is in the building's upper third

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has held an official opening ceremony for its 88th hotel in the upper third of the 103-storey Guangzhou International Finance Center (IFC) in China.

The landmark 440m (1,444ft)-tall building has been designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects and was built by Yuexiu Property Group at a cost of £280m (US$441m, EUR357m).

Guests enter Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou through a 70th floor lobby, with its facilities including a number of restaurants on various floors and the 1,070sq m (11,517sq ft) Hua Spa.

The spa takes its name for the Mandarin word for flowers and features nine treatment rooms - three of which are double-size VIP suites - offering a full range of therapies and services.

Products used in the spa are provided by Biologique Rechere and Aromatherapy Associates, with signature experiences including the Flowers of the Four Seasons treatment.

The spa also has male and female areas - the latter of which houses a water-based treatment area with Vichy-style shower; a crystal steamroom; a rhassoul mud chamber and a laconium.

A herbal steam bath, Swedish and Finnish saunas and an ice fountain form part of the men's area at the Hua Spa. A fitness centre and an infinity-edge pool are also on offer.

Spa director Sophia Patel said: "Everything is centred on the physical and emotional wellbeing of our guests."

Click here for more information about Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou.


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Morgans to operate luxury hotel in London

Morgans Hotel Group has announced plans to open and operate a 234-bedroom luxury hotel in London, UK, during 2015.

Located in Great Scotland Yard in the centre of the city, the Hudson London hotel will be located in a 102-year-old Edwardian building ? formerly used by the Ministry of Defence.

Westminster City Council has granted planning consent for the hotel, which is being purchased from the Crown Estate by Sansar Investments. Morgans has been appointed to operate the site as part of a partnership agreement.

Hudson London at Great Scotland Yard will be Morgans' fourth property in London, joining the Sanderson and St Martins Lane properties. The other ? Mondrian London at Sea Containers House ? is set to open its doors in early 2014.


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Centara announces plans to expand portfolio to 100 properties

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Centara Hotels and Resorts is planning to expand its Asian portfolio to 100 properties over the next five years as part of efforts to become one of the region's leading operators.

The group is a division of Central Group - one of Thailand's leading retail conglomerates - and opened its first hotel nearly 30 years ago in Bangkok's Ladprao district.

It currently has a portfolio of 55 hotels and resorts - both managed and owned - across the Asia Pacific region, although some of these are in the pre-opening phase.

Centara has set a target of acquiring more than 45 hotels and resorts over the next five years, having reached its initial aim of 50 properties - announced in 2008 - a year early.

The plans - based on being "asset light" and securing more management deals - focus on leading destinations and includes members of ASEAN Economic Community from 2015.

In addition to major cities in the Indian Ocean region, Centara is considering moves into the Middle East, Oceania and gateway cities in Europe.

A spokesperson said: "Centara's focus has been on expanding its five-star and four-star brands, but the recent advent of the Centra value brand, and the launch later this year of a new economy hotel brand, is greatly broadening the range of options.

"The launch last year of the Centara Boutique Collection brand and the Centara Residence brand has also spread the potential."

? Earlier this month (July), Centara launched its Cense by SPA Cenvaree value spa brand - the first of which will open at Centara Hotel and Convention Centre Khon Kaen, Thailand.

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Four Seasons signs deal to operate Serengeti National Park lodge

Image: An infinity-edge pool overlooks the Serengeti

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is to take over the operation of Bilila Lodge in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park after signing an agreement with the property's owner.

The deal will come into effect during the third quarter, with the property to be renamed Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti. James Kostecky has been named as general manager.

Facilities include a 4,000sq ft (372sq m) spa with six standalone treatment rooms. All of the treatment rooms contain a full shower/steam shower, while one offers dual soaking tubs.

Four Seasons has confirmed there will be some design alterations made to the spa, which it will operate. The group is also in the process of finalising the product suppliers.

Elsewhere, the lodge - offering accommodation in 60 bedrooms, 12 suites and five villas - has an infinity-edge swimming pool overlooking an active Serengeti watering hole.

Four Seasons vice president of worldwide development Scott Woroch said the lodge is the first of three "diverse experiences" being planned for Tanzania.

Woroch said: "This is an extremely rare opportunity for Four Seasons in that no other property of this size or scale exists, or is likely to ever be developed again in the Park.

"With the future development of a luxury tented safari camp in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and an exclusive beach resort on the island of Zanzibar, Four Seasons will offer some of the finest holiday experiences in Tanzania."

Click here for more information about Four Seasons' first of three new destinations to open in Tanzania.


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Two new Turkish properties confirmed by Viceroy Hotel Group

Viceroy Hotel Group (VHG) is to make its first move into Turkey with the opening of two new properties - Viceroy Istanbul and Viceroy Bodrum - during the next two years.

The group has been named operator of the Nef Bebeköy resort development in Istanbul, which is to include a resort spanning 68,000sq m (732,000sq ft) and being led by developer Nef.

WATG are the project architects, with Viceroy Istanbul due to open in late 2013. Facilities will include an outdoor garden and forest area and a full-service fitness centre and spa.

Meanwhile, Viceroy Bodrum is the result of an agreement with real estate firm Safir Grup and is expected to open in late 2014. It is also being designed by WATG.

Facilities will include a signature spa spanning 1,138sq m (12,250sq ft) with more than 10 treatment rooms - such as a double hammam, a VIP suite and a couples' treatment room.

The spa will also include a spa boutique, a health café, relaxation mineral pools and a sauna, along with indoor and outdoor lounges and lifestyle areas for activities such as yoga.

VHG senior vice president Anton Bawab said: "Viceroy Bodrum will feature the hallmarks of our properties to inspire visitors and offer a unique experience in this market."

? The announcement of the two new Turkish properties comes after VHG has completed the rebranding of the iconic Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Aldar Properties appointed the group to take over operation of the property in July last year, with facilities continuing to include an ESPA spa housing eight treatment rooms.

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Sheraton opens first hotel in China's Jiaozhou New District

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Starwood Hotels and Resorts has opened a new Sheraton property in Jiaozhou New District near Qingdao city in China's Shandong province - the brand's first in the locality.

The 270-bedroom hotel is also Starwood's first managed property located in the district and is part of the group's expansion plans for second and third tier cities across China.

Qingdao Greentown Jiaozhou Bay Real Estate Development Company owns the hotel, which includes a 2,300sq m (24,757sq ft) Shine-branded spa with eight treatment rooms.

Hong Kong-based International Leisure Consultants (ILC) was involved with creating the spa at Sheraton Jiaozhou, which will be operated by Starwood under a 15-year agreement.

Other facilities include the YUE Chinese restaurant, the Feast all-day eatery and a lobby lounge, while the hotel also offers Sheraton Fitness - programmed by Core Performance.

Sheraton Hotels global brand leader Hoyt Harper said: "We are very excited that Sheraton Jiaozhou Hotel is the first international brand hotel in Jiaozhou.

"Sheraton's global pipeline is being fuelled by phenomenal demand in China, with 12 new Sheraton hotels slated to open across this fast-growing market by year's end."

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