Briefs: Who’s running the kitchen at the new TWA Hotel?

Exxe takes 3: Lewes, Delaware-based Exxe Group, which has a focus on synergistic acquisitions in real estate, fintech, AI, media and financial services, has acquired control of Quantum Leap Hotels (QLH), a Swiss hotel group that owns and operates several boutique hotels in Germany and Switzerland. The deal for the three hotels is valued at €10.2 million (US$11.5 million). The closing for the properties is expected during Q1 and Q2 of 2019. 

It’s Jean-Georges Vongerichten: The renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will helm a restaurant and a lounge alongside Tastes on the Fly, a company that specializes in airport food, at the yet-to-open TWA Hotel in New York’s former old T.W.A. terminal at Kennedy International Airport. Waiters and other personnel at the new restaurants will be dressed in outfits that echo what crew members wore at the dawn of the jet age and the restaurant, with 200 seats, will have the same name as its predecessor in the original terminal: Paris Café.

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San Francisco for Four Seasons residential: Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts will develop 146 private residences in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena arts and cultural district. Slated for completion in 2020, Four Seasons Private Residences is the latest in a collection of Four Seasons standalone private residences independently managed by Four Seasons staff. Four Seasons debuted their standalone Private Residences at Twenty Grosvenor Square in London, followed by projects in Los Angeles, Marrakech, and now San Francisco. 

Radisson Blu in Moscow: Radisson Hospitality has signed the Radisson Blu Leninsky Prospect Hotel, Moscow in Russia. A collaboration with Sherwood Premier, the 150-room property will bring the group’s portfolio in Moscow and its surrounding area to eight hotels and 2,260 rooms in operation or under development. The Radisson Blu Leninsky Prospect Hotel, Moscow will be part of a mixed-use office and hotel complex and is set to open in 2021. 

Graduate Fayetteville: AJ Capital Partners has acquired The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The hotel will continue to operate as The Chancellor Hotel while renovations take place. Once complete in fall 2019, the hotel will be converted to Graduate Fayetteville, part of the Graduate Hotels collection. The 206-room hotel is located in downtown Fayetteville, just a half-mile from the University of Arkansas campus. 

A Taj Lucknow: Indian Hotels Company Limited has signed a new Taj branded hotel in Lucknow. The hotel will be in partnership with Luxus Hospitality. With this addition, IHCL will have three hotels across two of its brands in the city. The Taj branded hotel will be located at Vibhuti Khand, New Gomti Nagar Centre and will have 185 guest rooms, an all-day diner, a specialty restaurant, a bar, a wellness area and banqueting facilities. The Greenfield project is slated to open in 2022. 

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