Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of six new flagship properties in the United States, Europe and China. The properties are intended to represent the brand’s new hallmark design innovations and standards.
The new Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia reopened in April 2019 and all are expected to be completed by early 2020. Other flagship properties are slated for Paris, Hamburg, London, Shenzhen and Wuzhen.
“From city center business hubs to best-in-class airport hotels, Crowne Plaza is revolutionizing business and leisure travel with incredible momentum. These openings are a significant step toward our goal to be the first and definitive choice for upscale hotel stays around the world,” said Eric Lent, senior vice president, global marketing, upscale brands, InterContinental Hotels Group.
The Crowne Plaza Paris République is the first new flagship property scheduled to open in Europe; design is currently being finalized. Crowne Plaza Hamburg — City Alster is due to open in October. Crowne Plaza London — Heathrow opens in early 2020. Crowne Plaza Shenzhen WECC, opening soon, is located next to Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Centre, the largest convention center in the world. Crowne Plaza Wuzhen offers a convenient location near the World Internet Conference Center and Hangzhou International Airport.
Even if you are not familiar with Chicago, you may already know the Wicker Park neighborhood is one of the city’s “eat like a local” destinations, especially among young professionals whose idea of local is actually quite global. After a decade of high-concept comfort food and gastro-pubs, the Tan family took over a homey space on North Avenue to mix things up with the opening of Cebu. Cebu is not just a Filipino restaurant, but one focused on Cebuano regional cooking along with its Chinese and Spanish underpinnings.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
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