News for the week of Jan. 16, 2017
Multi-disciplinary design firm DLR Group has named principal Tom Mitchell its new global hospitality leader. Mitchell has more than 10 years of experience in the hospitality sector and has been key to establishing and expanding the firm’s hospitality studios in Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles and Minneapolis.
Tom Mitchell. Photo: Courtesy of DLR Group
Studio 11 Design, a Dallas-based interiors firm for the hospitality and leisure industries, has hired Jacqueline Garner as an interior designer. Garner was previously an interior designer at waldrop+nichols studio and a senior project manager at Bray Whaler.
Jacqueline Garner. Photo: Courtesy of Studio 11 Design
Luxury lifestyle and hospitality brand Nikki Beach Worldwide has named Thomas Brosig president. Brosig previously worked as an independent strategic business consultant since 2012. Prior to that, he served as president and ceo for the Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Thomas Brosig. Photo: Courtesy of Nikki Beach Worldwide
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has unveiled plans for its second property in the Caribbean. The new, hillside Kimpton Kawana Bay Grenada Resort is slated to open in early 2019. Owned and developed by True Blue Development Ltd., the 146-key beachfront property will involve an adaptive reuse of an existing building with a new-build expansion. Plans include 101 luxury studio rooms and 45 suites, as well as 12 residential penthouse apartments. The project’s architect/interior designer has not been disclosed.
A rendering of Kimpton Kawana Bay Grenada Resort. Image: Courtesy of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Viking Ocean Cruises says it will add two ships, Viking Sky and Viking Sun, to its fleet this year. In addition, the cruise line’s fifth ship, Viking Spirit, is slated to be delivered in 2018, and its sixth, yet-to-be-named liner is scheduled to arrive in 2019. Classified as “small ships,” the company’s ocean vessels feature 465 cabins with Scandinavian décor and can accommodate up to 930 passengers.
Tokyo-based commercial real estate developer Pacifica Capital K.K. has signed a management contract with Marriott Intl. to open Japan’s first-ever Moxy property this November. The 205-key Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho Hotel will be located near the Kinshicho train station. Plans include F&B facilities, a gym and meeting space.
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