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Briefs: The Hoxton ventures into Austria; Marriott resort in Malaysian island

THE HOXTON OPENS IN AUSTRIA: Ennismore’s Hoxton brand has ventured into Austria with the opening of The Hoxton, Vienna. The marble-clad, modernist building was originally designed by Carl Appel in the 1950s and was the former office of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. AIME Studios has redesigned the hotel’s interiors, with Sterling Art curating artwork in the public spaces and guestrooms. The 196-room hotel features a bistro on the lobby, a cocktail bar, rooftop pool and bar and The Hox Gallery. The Hoxton, Vienna includes the brand’s event space, The Auditorium, which spans 143 square meters and offers tiered, cinema-style balcony seating, a large floor space, dedicated entrance and two fully-stocked bars.

The Hoxton, Vienna.

MARRIOTT HOTELS RESORT IN MALAYSIAN ISLAND: Marriott Hotels has opened the Perhentian Marriott Resort & Spa on Perhentian Kecil in Terengganu on the east coast of Malaysia. Located within the Perhentian Island Marine Park, the resort marks the flagship brand’s debut in Terengganu. The property features 200 deluxe rooms and 17 villas, along with a fitness center and yoga deck, three outdoor pools and a jacuzzi, multiple dining options, a kid’s and teen’s club, spa, an arts, craft and cultural center and events area. The resort offers direct access to the beach with a dive center featuring diving instructors and equipment, a dedicated dive pool and a dive boat. Marriott Hotels’ global portfolio currently comprises around 600 properties in more than 65 countries.

BOCA RATON TO REIMAGINE BEACH CLUB: The Boca Raton has announced a complete reimagination of Beach Club hotel. The $100 million renovation will include a redesigned arrival, new restaurants, a refreshed lobby with a new bar and café, new fitness center and oceanside event area and 207 reimagined rooms and suites. Some of the new suites will have poolside outdoor living spaces designed by Urban Robot Associates. The renovation will begin this spring and is expected to be completed in December. The beach and pools will remain open for guests and club members during the renovations. The Beach Club reimagination is also being led by landscape architecture firm EDSA and Garcia Stromberg — a firm of architects, designers, and artists. This is the second phase of The Boca Raton’s transformation, with the first phase being completed in 2023 following a $250 million redesign.

BRICK HOSPITALITY ADDS TO MANAGEMENT PORTFOLIO: Brick Hospitality, the San Diego-based hotel management company, has taken over management of the Balboa Park Hotel in San Diego. Earlier known as Hotel Occidental, the hotel recently underwent a renovation following its acquisition in 2022 by Surf Cowboy Elm. Located in Banker’s Hill, the boutique hotel completed a two-year rebranding process.

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