Two international hotels, The Kiroro in Hokkaido in Japan and the Great Northern Hotel in England, are joining Starwood’s new Tribute Portfolio brand. Since its inception, the line opened the Royal Palm South Beach in Mami Beach, and announced its plans to launch future locations in Fort Lauderdale, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina.
The Great Northern Hotel is Tribute Portfolio’s first international property. Located next to King’s Cross station and across the street from St. Pancras International’s Eurostar terminal, the five-star hotel is a London landmark that first opened in 1854. Victorian master builder Lewis Cubitt redesigned and refurbished the 91-guestroom property to include high ceilings, large windows, and glamourous touches such as handcrafted furniture and designer paints. Guests can enjoy British dishes at the hotel’s restaurant, Plum + Spilt Milk, or a signature Lady Violet cocktail at the hotel’s GNH Bar, an upscale railway bar featuring etched mirror ceilings, a pewter and marble bar, and two grand crystal chandeliers. Rates start at $352 per night.
In December 2015, Tribute Portfolio is scheduled to debut its first hotel in Asia, alongside the debut of Starwood’s Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort. The Kiroro hotel is located 90-minutes away from New Chitose Airport (CTS) at the Kiroro Resort on Japan’s second largest island, Hokkaido. In addition to 282 guestrooms and suites, The Kiroro hotel features a gym, a pool and four onsite restaurants, including the hotel’s signature Italian restaurant. Guests won’t have to travel far from the hotel to experience some of the world’s best powder skiing, as the property is located at the base of a ski mountain, which also features 21 trails, a children’s snow park and a ski academy, as well as snowshoe and snowcat tours. Rates start at $134 pp per night. Starwood plans to open 100 Tribute Portfolio hotels by 2020. For more information on the Tribute Portfolio, visit tributeportfolio.com, recommend.com/destinations/north-america/starwood-introduces-tribute-portfolio, recommend.com/destinations/north-america/south-beach-hotel-joins-tribute-portfolio-brand, or recommend.com/featured/starwoods-tribute-portfolio-adds-fort-lauderdale-property.