Moving towards a new ‘English Vernacular’?

In recent years, there seems to have been a resurgence in creating quintessentially English interiors. At all levels, hospitality market interior design practices have been producing design solutions that are…

In recent years, there seems to have been a resurgence in creating quintessentially English interiors. At all levels, hospitality market interior design practices have been producing design solutions that are recognisably within an English tradition.

St. Regis Mumbai celebrates official opening

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. are pleased to announce the opening of The St Regis Mumbai in partnership with Pallazzio Hotels & Leisure Limited, representing the company’s first St.…

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. are pleased to announce the opening of The St Regis Mumbai in partnership with Pallazzio Hotels & Leisure Limited, representing the company’s first St. Regis hotel in India and South Asia.

Chelsom to exhibit at Decorex International 2015

Chelsom are delighted to announce that they will be exhibiting at Decorex International at Syon Park, London from 20th-23rd September 2015. Taking place at the start of the London Design…

Chelsom are delighted to announce that they will be exhibiting at Decorex International at Syon Park, London from 20th-23rd September 2015. Taking place at the start of the London Design Festival, Decorex has long established itself as being synonymous with luxury and has succeeded in becoming ‘the’ event to discover the very best, and most coveted products from the international interior design world.

Apartment Rents Grow Faster than Incomes

The average employee isn’t getting a big raise this year—but apartment rents are growing more quickly than ever. read more
The average employee isn’t getting a big raise this year—but apartment rents are growing more quickly than ever.

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 8, 2015)

Blackstone is buying Strategic Hotels & Resorts in a $3.93 billion transaction, reports Bloomberg. Retailers are increasingly drawn to open stores in landmarked buildings, according to Crain’s New York Business.…
Blackstone is buying Strategic Hotels & Resorts in a $3.93 billion transaction, reports Bloomberg. Retailers are increasingly drawn to open stores in landmarked buildings, according to Crain’s New York Business. Los Angeles Times looks at the real estate owned by U.S. presidential candidates. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

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Strategic Hotels Trades to Blackstone

CHICAGO—Valued at approximately $6 billion including the assumption of debt, the acquisition will mark the latest in a long line of lodging industry investments by Blackstone.

CHICAGO—Valued at approximately $6 billion including the assumption of debt, the acquisition will mark the latest in a long line of lodging industry investments by Blackstone.

Los Angeles Housing Construction: Going Up!

Los Angeles is joining the ranks of other major U.S. cities with vertical residential development like New York, Chicago and San Francisco. read more

Los Angeles is joining the ranks of other major U.S. cities with vertical residential development like New York, Chicago and San Francisco.

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Greenpeace slams outdoor clothing makers

Campaigners say North Face, Patagonia and Columbia use toxic chemicals

Campaigners say North Face, Patagonia and Columbia use toxic chemicals

Lark Hotels Schedules Opening for Field Guide Hotel


The 30-room boutique hotel will be the company’s first non-coastal property and 12th overall location.

The 30-room boutique hotel will be the company’s first non-coastal property and 12th overall location.

Blackstone agreed to buy Strategic Hotels & Resorts for $6 billion, including all outstanding debt and outstanding shares of stock for $14.25 per share in cash.

Blackstone agreed to buy Strategic Hotels & Resorts for $6 billion, including all outstanding debt and outstanding shares of stock for $14.25 per share in cash.