The occupancy of Bucharest hotels increased by 33% in the first quarter compared with the same period of last year, and remains about 5% below the 2019 level, according to a report by Cushman & Wakefield Echinox.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Secrets Sunny Beach Resort & Spa, Dreams Sunny Beach Resort & Spa, AluaSun Helios Beach and Alua Helios Bay, representing the entry of the Inclusive Collection, part of World of Hyatt, into a third European country, complementing the existing presence of Hyatt’s all-inclusive resort brands in Spain and Greece.
Accor expands its portfolio in the Czech Republic and Central Europe. The hospitality group signed a franchise agreement with Fardela Solutions for a new Mövenpick hotel in the country. The new hotel project of will be located in Čeladná, in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic and will welcome its first guests in 2026.
The upcoming launch of the first hotel in Poland for the Barceló chain, operating under the brand name Barceló Hotels & Resorts, marks the final phase of investment for the Elektrownia Powiśle complex in Warsaw. It represents the completion of all planned construction work for the revitalization of the former power station site, which was conducted by Tristan Capital Partners’ EPISO 4 Fund and White Star Real Estate.
The Ascott Limited (Ascott), one of the world's biggest hospitality owners and operators with a presence in over 260 cities, will enter Romania following an agreement with local developer Forty Management. The planned hotel in Bucharest will be operated by the luxury brand The Crest Collection.
Penta Real Estate is finishing the construction of the new Motel One hotel in the centre of Prague near Masaryk railway station. According to the development company, the total investment in the hotel, which will be part of the Cloud One Line chain, came to CZK 1.2 billion (€51.2 million) over six years of preparation and construction. The hotel is scheduled to open in the spring of 2024.
Another brand from the CCC Group portfolio has joined the tenants of Galeria Sudecka in Jelenia Góra. The new CCC store will occupy 725 sqm of space. Customers can also do their shopping at the new Rossmann drugstore (450 sqm).
The EPP-owned Galaxy shopping centre in Szczecin is strengthening its offer by developing its partnership with HalfPrice. The relaunched showroom now has a wider assortment and larger floor space - about 3,200 sqm.
Homepark Janki is expanding its offer with a new shop selling electric bikes by Engwe. The brand's first Polish showroom has taken up an area of 108 sqm.
Karol Czupryński has joined the management board of Empik. He will take the position of Chief Commercial Officer. Czupryński has previously worked at Allegro, Procter & Gamble and Boston Consulting Group, among others.
Marcin Grabara officially takes over the reins at Rossmann SDP sp z.o.o. from 24 May. He will replace Marek Maruszak as president, who is retiring after 24 years with the company.
CPI Property Group, is expanding the Warsaw structures of its Leasing Office department. Maciej Skubiszewski has been named the new Senior Leasing Manager. he will be responsible for the implementation of the leasing strategy as well as the commercialization and re-commercialization of space in office buildings in CPIPG's portfolio - Central Tower, Concept Tower and Chałubińskiego 8 (CH8).
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