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Starwood Will Open 2 Hotels in Medina

Starwood has announced the opening of two hotels in Medina, Saudi Arabia. Both hotels are owned by Saudi Brothers Commercial Co. and will be adjacent to each other... Read further

Pipeline of Hotels in China Has Reached Pre-recession Level

China is not only the world’s leader in terms of hotel pipeline, but also the first country to surpass pre-recession levels in hotel building. Currently the number of projects “in process” in China... Read further

Ritz-Carlton Will Reflag InterContinental Hotel in Muscat

Ritz-Carlton now can add one more hotel in Oman to its portfolio as it has been revealed that this famous hotelier will take over the management from no less famous company... Read further

Dorchester Collection Concludes the First Hotel Operating Agreement in Its History

It is announced that Dorchester Collection has just signed its first agreement concerning the management of a hotel. Former Le Richemond hotel on Lake Geneva will join Dorchester’s network already... Read further

UK Crowne Plaza Will Offer Special Snore Absorption Rooms

Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts has started testing of rooms of new type that will have special snore absorption capabilities. These rooms will reduce sounds and muffle the echo inside... Read further

London Waldorf and Hyatt Regency Hotel in Birmingham Are Put Into Administration

It is reported that two famous hotels in the UK are put into administration because of problems with their holding companies. These hotels are the 299-key Waldorf Hilton hotel in London and... Read further

Accor Rebrands One of Its Hotels in Abu Dhabi

It is reported that Accor has decided to rebrand one of its properties, and so the hotel previously known as Novotel Abu Dhabi City Centre will operate as Mercure Abu Dhabi City Centre... Read further

Mandarin Oriental Opens Its First Hotel in Paris

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has marked its presence in France by opening a hotel in Paris. The debut property has 138 guestrooms and is located on the famous rue Saint Honore... Read further

CitizenM Hotels Announces Its New Virtual Offices concept

CitizenM Hotels, an Amsterdam-based hotelier specializing in tech-friendly accommodations, has presented its new concept of a “virtual office”. The debut has taken place in CitizenM hotel in Glasgow... Read further

Hyatt Hotels in Europe Will Offer Special Beauty Services for Female Guests

Hyatt has announced its new service named “Hyatt for Her”. This special package is available exclusively in several properties across Europe and features a series of in-room beauty treatments... Read further

Fairmont Will Open Hotel in Shanxi Province, China

In 2014 Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will open a hotel in Taiyuan (located 500 km away from Beijing), the capital of the northern Chinese province Shanxi. This is going to be a 330-key luxurious hotel located... Read further

Steve Wynn is Eager to Open a Gaming Hotel in Singapore

Steve Wynn has told The Business Times that he is “dying” to open a hotel in Singapore that will provide gaming services. However, most probably this is not going to happen until... Read further

World’s Global Pipeline Features the Domination of Upscale Properties

According to the analysis of data provided by STR Global, the world’s global pipeline mostly consists of upscale and upper-scale accommodations. This trend is true for all parts... Read further

Hilton Will Reflag a Hotel in the UAE

In the nearest future Hilton Worldwide will add a hotel in Ras Al Khaimah to its portfolio as the company has just signed the management agreement with Al Hamra Real Estate Development... Read further

Anantara Will Open a Hotel in Abu Dhabi Instead of Banyan Tree

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is withdrawn from the building of Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa in Abu Dhabi. The new organization picked up by Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development & Investment Co... Read further

Hussein Palaces in Iraq May be Turned to Hotels

It is reported that several luxurious palaces that once have been the property of Saddam Hussein will be turned into hotels. The transformation will be started as soon as the US forces will leave... Read further

Hotels in Europe Have Lowered Their Rates in June

The first data about June reveals not very positive situation for hotels in Europe. According to statistics the average rates in this region now cost approximately £4 less comparing to... Read further

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Has a New Owner

It is reported that Rosewood Hotels & Resorts LLC has changed its owner as the company was acquired by New World Hospitality for US$229.5 million. The previous owner of the company... Read further

Langham Debuts in India With Its Eaton Smart Hotel

Langham has finally opened its hotel in New Delhi Airport under its midscale brand Eaton Smart. The newly opened property has 93 guestrooms and is promoted as “India’s first transit hotel”... Read further

Hoteliers Agree Mobile Technologies Improve Satisfaction of Customers

According the survey organized by Motorola Solutions Inc. over a half of hoteliers agree mobile technologies are an important factor in making clients more satisfied with their... Read further

Hotels in UK Feature Flat Occupancy, but Rising ADR

Even though the majority of news tells us about the recovery of the hotel market in the UK, the situation is not the same elsewhere. While hotels in London do have improving results and their profits... Read further

Ritz Hotel in London is Mentioned among the Targets of Terrorists

Several upscale locations of London have been recently marked as possible targets for terrorist attacks. Such news has appeared after a series of plans have been found in the belongings of the dead... Read further

Hyatt Will Open a Hotel in Kuala Lumpur

Hyatt Hotels Corp. has announced the signing of the agreement with Bahagia Investment Corp. According to the deal Hyatt Hotels Corp. will manage Grand Hyatt hotel in Kuala Lumpur... Read further

Swissôtel Launches a Chain of New Spas

Zurich-based Swissôtel has unveiled the creation of a new brand specializing in Spa centers - Pürovel Spa & Sport. The name for the brand is not chosen randomly as all Spa centers will be... Read further

IHG Adds 19 More Hotels in India

IHG has announced the collaboration with Duet India Hotels. The partnership in the form of joint venture concerns the opening of 19 hotels in India. All properties will start operating until... Read further

RBS Gets 42 Marriott Hotels in UK under Its Control

RBS or Royal Bank of Scotland has reported setting up the control of 42 hotels in the UK, all branded by Marriott. This has become possible after the bank couldn’t restructure the £700 million debt... Read further

Absolute Hotels Features Hotel Brand That Will Accept Partial-day Reservations

Bangkok-based Absolute Hotel Services Group has announced the creation of a midscale brand that will offer bookings for less than one day. The brand’s name is Eastin Easy and first properties... Read further

Sofitel Will Open a Hotel in Yunnan Province, China

Sofitel Luxury Hotels has revealed its plans concerning the opening of a hotel in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province. The 405-key property is scheduled to start operating in the beginning... Read further

Hilton Opens a Hotel in Turkey

Hilton Hotels & Resorts has just opened a hotel in Turkey. This is the second property of the famous hotelier in the country. This magnificent resort is located in Bodrum, in its Paradise Area... Read further

Leeta Hotels Launches a Special Program Dedicated to Heart Health

Leeta Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is a famous Indian hotelier that not only tries to provide best service, but also cares about health of its guests. Recently the company has announced the collaboration... Read further

TUI Starts Building of a Hotel in Tuscany, Italy

TUI Resorts & Hotels has launched building works on the site of the future Castelfalfi Resort in Tuscany (300 km away from Livorno). This is a grandiose construction with total costs exceeding... Read further

Hotels of Future – How Will They Look Like

The famous futurologist Ian Peterson has made a report for Travelodge Hotels Ltd., in which he describes hotels of 2030. According to Peterson just within 20 years hotels may change... Read further

Hotel in Stockholm Announces the First NFC Mobile Check in

Clarion hotel in Stockholm becomes the world’s first accommodation that installs check in and out using NFC-enabled mobiles phones. By applying this system guests can also enter their rooms without... Read further

Radisson Blu Hotel in Dubai is Officially Open

Good news for the Rezidor Hotel Group. The company has revealed the official opening of its hotel in Dubai Downtown. In his comment Rezidor CEO Kurt Ritter mentions they are very happy about... Read further

Ritz-Carlton Plans to Have As Many As 100 Hotels Until 2016

The global portfolio of Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. is expected to enumerate 100 hotels worldwide by 2016. This has been announced by Herve Humler, the president and chief operations officer... Read further

12 JW Marriott Hotels will be Opened Worldwide within Next 18 Months

Marriott International has revealed the news it will open 12 new hotels under its luxurious brand JW Marriott until the end of 2012. The new hotels will join the portfolio of the hotelier that currently... Read further

Wyndham Will Open 3 Hotels in China under Ramada Brand

Wyndham Hotel Group has announced the opening of 3 hotels in China. All hotels will be opened under the Ramada brand, including the first managed property in the country by the famous... Read further

MGM Resorts Considers Participating in US$3 Billion Resort in Abu Dhabi

MGM Resorts International has put “under review” a grandiose project in Abu Dhabi with the total value of US$3 billion. The complex in Mina Zayed will have a waterfront location and will contain... Read further

Hotels in Paris May Gain the Top Level in Value by 2015

Hotels in Paris have always been a popular form of investment for international hoteliers and private investors. The demand for properties in the city of love is so high that the value of guestrooms... Read further

Rixos Hotels Will Manage a Hotel in Palm Jumeirah

It has been reported that Rixos Hotels will flag a hotel in Dubai on Palm Jumeirah. The hotel will be a part of a mixed-use development that will also include a trading center and business space... Read further

Sol Melia Changes Its Name

Sol Melia SA, the largest hotelier of Spain headquartered on Palma de Mallorca, has changed its name. From now the company will be named Melia Hotels International... Read further

Disney Rejects the Opening of a Hotel in Dubai

Disney has rejected its plans about the opening of a so called Dubailand resort. Gossips concerning the building of a resort and an entertainment center in Dubai have appeared... Read further

Jumeirah Wants to Open a Hotel in Damascus Despite Unrest

Even though political unrest makes some hoteliers to stop their activities in Syria, the others are eager to open up new business there. Jumeirah Group is currently in the process of work concerning... Read further

Countries of Central and Eastern Europe Have Agreed on Developing Tourism in Carpathian Mountains

The Carpathian Mountains are not widely popular among travellers even though they have everything to become a large tourism center. The mountains are located on the territory of 7 countries... Read further

Hotels in Amsterdam Are Afraid of Tightening Marijuana Rules

While the government of the Netherlands plans to tighten marijuana rules in the country, the local hotels are afraid this fact will cause negative impact on the flow of tourism as many visitors come... Read further

Hotels in Japan Help Disaster’s Victims

Hotels in Japan have also suffered from earthquake and tsunami that happened in the country in March and caused problems with radiation in Fukushima nuclear plant... Read further

Global Hotel Alliance Will Provide Busy Travellers With Short Tours

Business travellers are traditionally so busy that they simply have no time for observing local places of interest and getting acquainted with heritage... Read further

Travelodge Announces Its Brand New Hotel Design Concept

UK hotelier Travelodge Hotels Ltd. has revealed its new concept of budget hotels. The concept is named Metro and will be applied to small accommodations that have around 40 guestrooms... Read further

Accor Will Open 21 Hotels in Indonesia

Accor will manage 21 new hotels in Indonesia. The company has recently signed the franchise agreement according to which the company will increase the number of its properties in the pipeline... Read further

Numerous European Cities Feature Substantial Growth

Hotels in Europe have started 2011 with much better results comparing to the previous year. There is also a possibility that the hotels will end the year with pre-recession levels of profit... Read further

Hotels in Germany Suffer From Weak Leisure Tourism Demand

It seems German hotels will suffer from weak demand in leisure travelling. At least, April showed double-digit decreases in RevPAR levels in hotels in Frankfurt and Düsseldorf... Read further

Hotel Inns May Buy Motel 168

According to several published reports, Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc. has been chosen as the preferred bidder in the auction for Shanghai Motel Management Co... Read further

Swiss-Belhotel Will Manage a Hotel in Jakarta

Swiss-Belhotel has announced the company will manage a hotel in Jakarta, formerly known as Grand Flora Hotel. The 4-star property belongs to Arion Paramita Holding Co, and Swiss-Belhotel will... Read further

IHG Will Open 6 More Hotels in China

IHG China adds 1,773 guestrooms to pipeline in this country due to new contract with Poly Real Estate Group Co. Ltd. The famous hotelier will open 6 hotels in China under 3 brands... Read further

Hotels in London Tell the Impact of Royal Wedding is Less Than Expected

Despite the news about strong performance of hotels in London in April, it has been revealed the royal wedding has had no significant influence on the revenues of the hoteliers... Read further

Hilton Hotels Will Manage a Hotel in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Hilton Worldwide has just announced the singing of the new management deal concerning a hotel in Al Jubail (approximately 240 kilometers away from Al Khubar)... Read further

DoubleTree Will Reflag Sheffield Park Hotel

Three hotels in the UK have been sold recently under the administration of CB Richard Ellis Hotels. The properties were owned by Pederson Caterers Ltd... Read further

Paris Samaritaine Store to Be Turned Into a Hotel

Soon hotels in Paris will have one more powerful competitor. It is announced that the legendary store La Samaritaine will be turned into a luxurious hotel... Read further

Rezidor Will Launch Radisson Blu Hotel in Istanbul

The Rezidor Hotel Group has announced the opening of Radisson Blu Golden Horn Hotel in Istanbul. The 133-key accommodation is set to open in the beginning of 2013... Read further

Fashion TV Will Open a Hotel in Dubai

Fashion TV, a global satellite network, has decided to try its luck in the area of the hotel business. The company has just signed the agreement with... Read further

MGM Hospitality Reveals Its Plans for China

MGM Hospitality is really serious when it comes to spreading the network of its hotels in China. The company has states it plans to have 30 operating properties in this country... Read further

Hotels in Europe Raise Their Rates to the Level of 2008

Seems, hotels in Europe have almost got out of problems caused by the economic crisis. At least the price for a standard double room in 50 most popular destinations in Europe has reached the level... Read further

Marriott Will Manage 3 Hotels in Mecca

Marriott International has just signed a management agreement with Jabal Omar Development Co. According to it the famous hotelier will manage three hotels in Mecca that are scheduled for opening... Read further

IHG Will Open A Hotel in Medina

IHG has concluded the agreement with Al Aqeeq Real Estate Development Co. concerning the opening a hotel in Medina, a holy city in Saudi Arabia. The hotel will be launched under... Read further

Ascott Will Open a Hotel in Paris Near Arc de Triomphe

Ascott Ltd., a hotelier mostly specializing in managing serviced apartments, is going to open a hotel in Paris. The Singapore-headquartered organization is about to open its first Paris accommodation... Read further

Hotels in Europe Serve More Visitors, Luxury Segment on the Top

According to the new data provided by American Express Business, European hotel industry is getting better. However, the pre-downturn level is still unreachable... Read further

The Launch of a New Hotel at Lake Como, Italy

Soon a new hotel-boutique will be opened at the famous Lake Como in Italy. The renowned Sereno hotel is going to be launched at St. Barth. The hotel, which full title is Il Sereno Lago di Como... Read further

Carlson Will Open a Hotel in Sukhumvit, Bangkok

Carlson has just signed an agreement concerning the opening of Radisson Blu Plaza hotel in Bangkok. The hotel will be located in Sukhumvit area – one of the most luxurious and famous... Read further

Occupancy of Hotels in Qatar Raises in Q1

First quarter of this year was notably successful for hotels in Qatar. They managed to improve their occupancy to 68%. This is a huge growth as in the first quarter of 2010 the occupancy... Read further

Dorset Square Hotel in London is Bought Back by Its Previous Owner

Firmdale has recently bought back its Dorset Square hotel in London. This boutique-hotel consisting of 37 rooms was launched by this company 25 years ago. Approximately 8 years ago the property... Read further

Radisson Opens Its Radisson Blu Hotel in Dubai

Rezidor Hotel Group opens its 7th hotel in the United Arab Emirates. The 222-key property is operating under the Radisson Blu brand and is named Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Downtown... Read further

Fairmont Will Open a Hotel in Jakarta

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced its debut in Indonesia. The famous hotelier will open a hotel in Jakarta in 2014. The 488-key accommodation is located in Senayan Square... Read further

KOP Will Open Several Luxurious Hotels in London

Singapore-based KOP Properties wants to launch a hotel brand specializing in upscale hotels in London. The company has already purchased a historic building located near... Read further

Famous Chef Rowe Will Head May Fair Hotel in London

On June 1 May Fair hotel in London will open a new restaurant named Quince. This dining facility will be headed by the famous chef Silvena Rowe. Quince restaurant will feature mostly Eastern... Read further

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