Global round-up: News from Westin, Nobu and Trump
Inspiring initiatives from the world's coolest hotel chains
Westin seeks running concierges ahead of marathon season
Westin Hotels is recruiting experienced runners to serve as trainers for hotel guests participating in the Rock ‘n’ roll Marathon events in the fall. The RunWESTIN concierges will act as personal marathon coaches, sharing their knowledge of marathon running and leading warm-ups prior to events. The search, now closed, was open to hospitality professionals and avid runners alike, with more than 400 applicants vetted so far.
Nobu Hotel opens in Las Vegas
The first Nobu Hotel, designed by the Rockwell Group, has opened at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, US. The dining area, the largest Nobu restaurant, features a bar and lounge and a central dining room with private dining pods, while oversized fixtures and patterned kimonos create a theatrical setting. The rooms combine neutral tones with bold graphics representing traditional and contemporary forms and the furniture reflects the influence of late architect, George
Trump Hotel Collection adds health and fitness element
The Trump Hotel Collection has launched a variety of fitness programmes called Trump Wellness for hotel guests. The Nourish programme will add vegan, gluten free and organic options to the room service menu, while Quick Bites will be an express in-room menu of healthy options designed to accommodate busy lifestyles. A third programme called Travel Fit encourages guests to workout either in their rooms or the fitness centre.
Hotels G reveals expansion plans
Hong Kong-based Hotels G has announced its expansion plans for flagship brand Hotel G, with new properties in 2013. The Residence G Hong Kong will be a serviced apartment property, and Hotel G San Francisco, due to open in October, will be part of the group’s franchised operations. Three properties are due to come online in China - Residence G Shenzhen and Hotel G Suzhou will open in 2014, while Hotel G Guangzhou is set to open in 2015.