Owned by the JJW Group, the Grand Hotel Wien will become part of the IHG Vignette Collection from next year.
Unveiled late last summer by the IHG Group, the Vignette Collection is beginning to take shape with the welcoming of its first property, Hotel X Brisbane Fortitude Valley, setting the tone for this new luxury brand. The Vignette Collection is designed to attract hotels with a unique character to the IHG fold, and the hotel opened a year ago with a distinctive design and arty feel, as well as a location in the heart of one of the Australian city’s trendiest districts. ” When Vignette was born in August of this year, there was no better choice for us than this brand that celebrates the individuality of our luxury hotel
,” said Daniel Moran, general manager of this establishment with 146 rooms and suites and three meeting spaces.
This first development is the first of many, this time in Europe. IHG has announced a franchise agreement with JJW Hotels & Resorts Group to affiliate several of their European properties with the Vignette Collection. Among them, the Grand Hotel Wien, one of the Austrian capital’s historic properties with 205 rooms and 11 meeting rooms, will undergo a refurbishment to reopen under the Vignette Collection umbrella later next year.
In Portugal, in the Algarve, two JJW resorts will follow a similar path with a refurbishment programme before becoming part of the Vignette brand from next year. These are one of the country’s leading golf hotels, the Penina Resort & Golf, which has 188 rooms and extensive meeting facilities, and the Dona Filipa Hotel, a 154-room beach resort that also has meeting and event facilities. The partnership between IHG and JJW Hotels, owner of the Balzac and La Trémoille hotels in Paris, will also strengthen the voco brand’s offer
, with the conversion after renovation of the Formosa Park Apartment, a long-stay establishment with 61 apartments overlooking the beach at Ancão, also in the Algarve.
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