News: Corinthia comes to Bucharest

Grand Hotel du Boulevard, by architect Alexandru Orascu, has been Romania's icon since it opened in 1867. Now the 50-room hotel is in the final stages of re-opening as Corinthia Grand Hotel du Boulevard.  GM is Jean Pierre Mifsud, formerly at Corinthia's equally-historic Budapest hotel, and the new-look has been done by QP Management, part [...]

Accor brings Mondrian to France

So far progress with Mondrian outside its home base, the USA, has not been exactly Lamborghini-like. In Europe, what opened as The Mondrian London evolved to Sea Containers, after the building that was formerly headquarters of Orient-Express (another brand that Accor now owns, but that is another story).  In Germany, there is one property, Mondrian [...]

News: Hyatt goes into mindfulness

On 15 January 2020, Hyatt announced  an exclusive global wellbeing collaboration with Headspace to bring mindfulness exercises, guided meditations and sleep content to millions of employees, corporate customers and guests. Santa Monica CA-based Headspace, a leader in mindfulness and meditation with nearly 60 million users in 190 countries, is fronted by co-founder Andy Puddicombe. This somewhat-unique [...]