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Spain's First JW Marriott and More Global Hotel News

JW Marriott Hotel Madrid Lobby


Radisson Hotel Group welcomed its first branded hotel in the north of England and second in the United Kingdom, Radisson Hotel York. Situated in the historic city of York, famous for its ancient city walls and more attractions per square mile than any other U.K. city, according to Visit York, Radisson Hotel York puts guests within walking distance of dozens of museums, galleries, festivals and historical and cultural landmarks like York Minster and The Shambles.

Radisson Hotel York Guest Room
Radisson Hotel York Guest Room

The 200-room hotel, formerly known as Park Inn by Radisson York City Centre, is housed in a building dating back to 1969 and stretches eight stories high in the city center near the banks of the River Ouse. The second-tallest building in York, Radisson Hotel York offers 12 meeting rooms, the largest of which can accommodate 350 guests for a standing reception, as well as The Paddle Room restaurant, serving pub classics, grazing boards and sharing plates. 

Convene, a global hospitality company that designs and manages meeting and event spaces, announced it will open a new 45,000-square-foot event venue in Sancroft, St. Paul’s in London’s Paternoster Square, supporting London’s growing demand for offsite meetings and events space.

Convene Sancroft Board Room
Convene Sancroft Board Room. Credit: Convene

Set to open in the first quarter of 2024, Convene Sancroft, St. Paul’s will feature a 900-person grand hall that will be the largest meeting space within Convene’s global portfolio, as well as the largest single above-ground room in the City of London. Convene’s first London location at 22 Bishopsgate opened in the spring of 2022 and has since seen 80% of building tenants utilize the space for in-person gatherings. 

Convene’s new event venue at Sancroft, St. Paul’s will offer 5,000 square feet on the ground floor of the building as well as the entire 40,000-square-foot space on the first level. The venue can comfortably accommodate groups with a capacity of 1,200 guests and offers seven unique meeting spaces.

Convene will also design and manage the building’s 3,000-square-foot tenant lounge and amenity center, open to all building tenants and offering a lounge area, cafe with a barista, library and special programming. 

Convene is a single-solution event provider offering in-house culinary options, award-winning event venue designs that can be custom-configured for various types of gatherings, and audiovisual and production services for in-person and hybrid events. 

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JW Marriott Goa
JW Marriott Goa


JW Marriott Goa, situated along the Vagator coastline in Goa and close to landmark attractions like historic forts and churches, is welcoming guests to an environment focused on well-being and mindfulness. Design elements throughout the 151-room property were inspired by Goa’s culture and traditions, reflecting tranquility and the hotel’s natural surroundings of cliffs, beaches and sunset views.

Guests are invited to enjoy the hotel’s serene spaces, including Spa by JW, offering holistic treatments and Goa’s first and only Turkish and Moroccan hammams, or steam rooms. JW Marriott Goa also features four dining options, including Água Bar and Café, offering Italian fare and exotic cocktails atop the hotel. 

JW Marriott Goa offers a total of 18,752 square feet of indoor and outdoor event spaces, including the 4,607-square-foot Grande Salão ballroom with a capacity of 500 guests, complete with an outdoor terrace and the latest audiovisual technology. 

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JW Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio, made its debut in Spain with the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Madrid next to the iconic Puerta del Sol in the heart of the city. The hotel puts guests in the middle of many prestigious art institutions and theaters and surrounds them in local culture.

JW Marriott Hotel Madrid Guest Room Terrace
JW Marriott Hotel Madrid Guest Room Terrace

The building now housing JW Marriott Hotel Madrid was previously one of the oldest perfumeries in the city, with architecture and design aimed at capturing the essence of Madrid and touching on the building’s historic past through the preservation of elements like wrought-iron columns from the 19th century.

The hotel partnered with the Spanish Academy of Perfume to pay homage to the building’s heritage and city’s past by creating a fully holistic wellness experience stimulating the senses, starting with welcoming every guest with a traditional violet- or rosemary-scented tea in an artisanal ceramic cup.

The 139-room hotel offers one 538-square-foot meeting room for smaller groups of up to 12 as well as the gastronomic restaurant Qú by Mario Sandoval, offering Spanish haute cuisine, suitable for smaller social gatherings. 

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