Conrad announces 14 new hotels globally
Hilton Worldwide’s contemporary luxury brand, Conrad has announced several new hotel projects today that will enhance its presence as a leading luxury brand for today’s modern business traveler.
Currently 15 hotels around the world, Conrad Hotels & Resorts has an additional 14 hotels in the pipeline, including the highly anticipated Conrad New York, Conrad Dubai, Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay and Conrad Koh Samui.
With a presence today in key cities and resort destinations including Tokyo; Hong Kong; Bali, Indonesia; Brussels, Belgium; Maldives; Chicago; and Miami, Conrad Hotels & Resorts is expanding to several more gateway cities and exclusive leisure destinations around the world. In the next 14 months Conrad will welcome hotels and resorts in Sanya Haitang Bay, China; Koh Samui, Thailand; Algarve, Portugal; New York; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. An additional eight hotels and resorts will open by the end of 2013.
As a result of this growth, Conrad Hotels & Resorts is expected to double in size over the next three years.
“The expansion of Conrad Hotels & Resorts further into the Asian market as well as to our growing markets, such as the United States, are strategic milestones for us,” said John T. A. Vanderslice, global head of luxury and lifestyle brands, Hilton Worldwide.
“Offering a world of style, service, and connection, Conrad Hotels and Resorts are designed for today’s affluent traveler, which means providing the services and amenities needed for our guests to enjoy the luxury of being themselves.”
Ian Carter, president, global operations and development, Hilton Worldwide, added, “We are strategically growing the Conrad brand by adding new-build hotels and resorts and smartly converting existing hotels to the brand. These forthcoming hotels will share the Conrad spirit of individuality and commitment to service and will further advance the brand’s reach in the world’s premier locations and most sought-after resort destinations.”
Whether it’s a thriving urban environment or an exclusive island retreat, all existing and future Conrad Hotels & Resorts are committed to offering contemporary travelers the same experience – “The Luxury of Being Yourself” expressed through the brand’s attributes of:
* Smart Luxury – Sophisticated style. Personalized service. Global connections. A unique travel experience that is the preferred choice of business and leisure travelers, offering the perfect combination of sought-after destinations, luxury and individuality.
* A World of Style – Contemporary design, inspired by our guests’ global travels and reflective of the local culture and heritage. Dramatic, clean, sweeping lines and stylish design at every exquisite view are accented with beautiful artwork and energized public spaces.
* Flawless Service – Anticipatory and discreet, Conrad service is tailored to individual guest need. It is ultra-consistent in delivery and is there at the very moment it’s required. With Conrad, travelers can be at their very best every vital moment of the business day.
* Connections – Conrad hotels are on the pulse of a high-tech business world creating an atmosphere that is conducive to connecting with other guests, with oneself or simply with the local culture.
In the next three years, Conrad Hotels & Resorts will welcome the following new destinations:
Conrad New York (Q4 2011)
The Conrad New York will be the brand’s fifth property to open in the United States and the first Conrad hotel in New York City. The hotel’s 463 luxury rooms will average 550 square feet, a significantly larger than normal size for Manhattan hotels. The Conrad New York will be located at the current site of the Embassy Suites New York, in the New York’s Financial District, adjacent to the Hudson River and the currently rising Freedom Tower. The hotel will feature a restaurant and bar, 17,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, and a soaring, sunlit 15-story atrium with a dramatic Sol LeWitt art piece rising 13 floors above the check-in desk.
Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay (Q4 2010)
Located in the middle of the picturesque Haitang Bay on Hainan Island, nicknamed the “Hawaii of China,” the Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay features 101 elegantly-designed secluded villas, inspired by the French Riviera, nestled among landscaped tropical gardens leading to a pristine beach. The resort’s villas overlook the ocean, lagoons, resort or gardens and each villa features private pool, sun lounge, and living room, surrounded by luxurious foliage for complete privacy. The Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay offers a fleet of Bentleys for car service, three restaurants, lobby lounge, a beach bar & grill, a dedicated white sand beach, two swimming pools, spa, fitness center, water sports and a 1,614-square-foot function room ideal for social gatherings and private meetings. The resort will also offer seamless access to a 13,885-square-foot grand ballroom, tennis courts, kids paradise, arcade, movie theatre, karaoke and shops in the neighboring Doubletree by Hilton sister resort.
Conrad Koh Samui Resort & Spa (Q1 2011)
A 66-villa Conrad resort located on the luxurious beach destination of Aow Thai Beach in Koh Samui, Thailand. Around 500 miles south of Bangkok, the resort’s westerly orientation will offer guests memorable sunset views and the natural slope of the site will allow for uninterrupted 360-degree views of the ocean and the surrounding natural environment. Each villa at Conrad Koh Samui Resort & Spa will have a private plunge pool and sundeck area and the resort will have two restaurants, a lobby lounge, destination bar and spa facilities.
Conrad Algarve Palacio Da Quinta (Q2 2011)
The 158-room resort, located on the beautiful coastal region of Algarve, will be the first Conrad hotel in Portugal. The hotel will have two restaurants, a sport bar, a “sensation” pool and separate infinity pool with bar. The Conrad Algarve Palacio Da Quinta’s spa will offer Scandinavian-inspired treatments and separate fitness center.
Conrad Dubai (Q4 2011)
The 559-room Conrad Dubai will be located on a 50,000-square-foot site on the famous Sheikh Zayed Road in the central business district of Dubai. The hotel will be a key competent of a mixed-use development that will also house signature office and retail space. The Conrad Dubai will be strategically located 20 minutes from the Dubai International Airport, close tothe Dubai World Trade Center, International Convention Center, Dubai International Financial Center and nearby a newly built Dubai Metro System Station. The hotel will offer three restaurants, two lounge bars, a destination bar, grand ballroom, meeting rooms, health club, pool, spa and fitness center.
Conrad Seoul (Q1 2012)
The 460-room Conrad Seoul will be located in the Seoul International Finance Center, which is a first-of-its kind 5.7 million-square-foot mixed-used complex in South Korea. In addition to three A-grade office towers and a luxury retail mall, the SIFC will be located in the Yeouido Business District, South Korea’s government and financial center and home to the National Assembly Building, Korea Stock Exchange and headquarters of LG. The Conrad Seoul will have three restaurants, a lobby lounge, separate bar, a 14,000-square-foot ballroom, seven meeting rooms, health club & spa, swimming pool and business center.
Conrad Dalian (Q1 2012)
Located in China’s Liaoning Province, the 153-room Conrad Dalian will be situated in the city’s new central business district, a base for a number of Global 500 companies and the international conference center, an art gallery, theater, yacht club and upscale office buildings, retail space and luxury apartments. Built on Dalian’s local waterfront and international cruise ship terminal, the hotel will be in a tower shared with the Hilton Dalian, boasting unobstructed panoramic views of the sea. The Conrad Dalian will feature two restaurants, lobby lounge, bar, ballroom, meeting and boardrooms, health club, spa, swimming pool and business center.
Conrad Beijing (Q1 2012)
The 325-room Conrad Beijing will be located in the city’s central business district, near the recently built China Central TV Tower, many of Beijing’s renowned tourist attractions and by the Chinese headquarters of numerous international businesses. The hotel will offer four restaurants, including a roof restaurant and bar, lobby lounge, tea lounge, health club, spa, swimming pool, business center and over 21,500 square feet of meeting space.
Conrad Fiji Resort & Spa (Q4 2012)
Less than an hour from Fiji’s International airport, the Conrad Fiji Resort & Spa will be located on the beautiful resort island of Naviti in Fiji’s Yasawa group of Islands. The resort will offer 100 two-bedroom suites on a hotel complex also housing Hilton and Doubletree resorts. On the secluded western side of the island, the resort will feature Qwe Beach, an amphitheatre shaped beach that has 180-degree views of the ocean and easy access to the Island’s lagoon and reef. The Conrad Fiji Resort & Spa will be adjacent to an 18-hole golf course and offers two restaurants, a pool bar, lobby bar, and a dedicated health spa and fitness center.
Conrad Bangalore (Q1 2013)
The 250-room Conrad Bangalore will be located in the emerging suburb of Indiranagar, a developing Asian IT hub for numerous international firms. Only 25 miles from the Bangalore International Airport and less than 5 miles from the Bangalore city center, the Conrad Bangalore will offer three restaurants, lobby lounge, executive lounge, specialty bar, ballroom, multiple meeting rooms, health club, spa, swimming pool and business center.
Conrad Guangzhou (Q4 2013)
The 306-room Conrad Guangzhou will be in China’s third largest city, which is located in the Pearl River Delta, China’s primary economic powerhouse and the capital of its exporting economy. In the heart of the city’s new central business district, the Conrad Guangzhou will be nearby future high-grade office towers, upscale retail and residential developments, and new public infrastructure such as parks, an opera house, museum and city library. The hotel will offer four restaurants, two bars, health club, spa, swimming pool, business center and an 18,000-square-foot ballroom.
Conrad Ubud Resort and Spa (Q4 2013)
The 80-villa Conrad resort will be nestled in Ubud, the natural beauty and arts center of Bali. Built on a prime hillside above the famous Ayung River, the resort will be located 20 miles from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport. At Conrad Ubud Resort and Spa each villa will have its own private plunge pool and the resort will offer two restaurants, lobby lounge, bar, meeting rooms, luxurious spa, health club and multiple swimming pools.
Conrad Tianjin (Q4 2013)
Located just outside downtown Tianjin, one of the largest cites in China, the 339-room Conrad Tianjin will begin construction this year in the city’s new central business district. The hotel will feature three restaurants, two bars, business center, heath club, spa and indoor pool.
Conrad Mumbai (Q3 2014)
Just three miles from the international airport, the 245-room Conrad Mumbai will be located in the local state capital, the country’s commercial capital and largest city in India. The beach-facing hotel will be nestled in a premium Indian residential area and will offer three restaurants, lobby lounge, café, bar, health club, spa, outdoor swimming pool, large ballroom and multiple meeting rooms.