CARLSON Rezidor Hotel Group has named the first three member hotels of its luxury Quorvus Collection, which itself was unveiled to the world in February (TTG Asia e-Daily, February 20, 2014).
Speaking at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Dubai, The Rezidor Hotel Group president and CEO, Wolfgang M Neumann, said The May Fair Hotel London, the G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh and the Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait would form the collection’s first properties.
“These three unique hotels lay a strong foundation for the further development of Quorvus Collection. The Edinburgh and Kuwait hotels will join the Quorvus Collection immediately and we anticipate The May Fair joining the Collection later in the summer of 2014,” Neumann commented.
The May Fair Hotel is owned and operated by Edwardian Group London and was first opened by King George V in 1927. It offers 404 guestrooms and suites, a 201-seat private screening room, a spa, and the May Fair Bar that has hosted some of London’s most extravagant society events.
Located on the corner of George IV Bridge, Victoria Street and The Royal Mile, the G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh features 136 rooms and suites, award-winning Italian restaurant Cucina and the Fashionista Bar G&V. Meeting facilities include three modern event spaces, a breakout area and a city spa.
The Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait is part of the Symphony complex in Kuwait’s main shopping and entertainment district of Salmiya. Occupying an 18-storey high building, the hotel’s 169 rooms and suites offer guests views of the Arabian Gulf. Other facilities include Italian restaurant Cucina, Luna for Arabic food with a Mediterranean twist, Choco Café for coffee, a Six Senses Spa, and six event spaces ranging from boardrooms to a ballroom.
Neumann said Carlson Rezidor aims to grow the Quorvus portfolio to 20 hotels in operation and development by 2020, “through conversions and newly built urban hotels and resorts”.
The Quorvus Collection takes its name from the Southern sky Corvus constellation featuring the five brightest stars.