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New Design of Carlson Country Inns & Suites Brand

Carlson has made public the new design of its Country Inns & Suites brand. This is one of the oldest brands of the company, and it was never refreshed during its 25-year long history.... Read further

Fairmont to Debut in Istanbul

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced its new project. The company will open its first hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. The hotel will be a part of a large mixed-used development – the... Read further

New Butler Program in Regent Hotels

Have you ever thought about celebrity-level hotel service? These days, some hotels offer professional butler services, but they are available in selected luxury hotels only. The... Read further

New Hotel in London by Rosewood

This October Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will open a hotel in London. The new hotel is located in the building of the former Pearl Assurance Company that was constructed in 1914. Currently,... Read further

New Workspace Concept in Westin Hotels

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has presented a brand new workspace concept for its Westin Hotels & Resorts brand. New workspaces will be made in 40 hotels around the world already this year.... Read further

Luxury Hotel in Venice by JW Marriott

Marriott International has announced a truly interesting project – the famous hotelier plans to open a resort in Venice, located on the private island! The island of Sacca Sessola,... Read further

Starwood Opens a Luxury Hotel in Athens

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is definitely a company that is ready to run risks. While so many business reports contain the information about poor results of Greek hotels and make negative... Read further

InterContinental Hotel in Hong Kong Installs a 2-ton Table

Guests of InterContinental hotel in Hong Kong are recommended not to forget to visit the newly renovated lobby lounge that now has a very unusual and distinguishing feature – a huge... Read further

New DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels in the UK

Hilton Worldwide continues expanding its network in the UK and announces three new hotels in the country. All the properties will operate under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand. In total, the... Read further

First Autograph Collection Hotel in Germany

Marriott International will open its first hotel in Germany under the Autograph Collection brand. This will be Hotel am Steinplatz in Berlin. The 87-room accommodation is to open already... Read further

New Information About the Golf Resort by Donald Trump

Previously, we told the news about the ambitious project of Donald Trump – a golf resort in Aberdeenshire. According to the latest information, Trump has cut the cost of the project... Read further

New Hotel Brand by Marriott

Marriott International has just announced the launch of its new brand – the Moxy Hotels. The brand was developed together with Ikea Group Hospitality and Nordic Hospitality, and was... Read further

Four Seasons to Open Its First Hotel in Spain

Four Seasons comes to Spain and will open its first hotel in Madrid. The luxury hotel located in a beautiful historic building will be opened together with Inmobiliaria Espacio and Grupo... Read further

Marriott Operates the Highest Hotel in the World

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, which was opened in November, was named the highest hotel in the world. The record will be added to in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The hotel... Read further

London to Become More Successful than Provincial UK in 2013

It seems that hotels in London will have another successful year, despite the fact that hotels in other regions of the country are to struggle with numerous difficulties. This information... Read further

Mövenpick Comes to Asia

This year is very important for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts as the company will celebrate its 40th anniversary. It’s very symbolic that in 2013 Mövenpick will reach a milestone in... Read further

New Penthouse in Hassler Hotel in Rome

The Hassler Roma has opened a brand new penthouse for travellers who are not satisfied with ordinary suites. The luxury penthouse is located on the eighth floor of the building. The total... Read further

Local Operators to Open 27 Hotels in Indonesia

Provincial Indonesian hotel operators Dafam, Zuri Hotels, and Kagum have decided to make an ambitious plan come true. The companies say they are going to open as many as 27 hotels... Read further

Hilton Enhances Its Presence in Saudi Arabia

It has been reported that Hilton will add one more hotel in Saudi Arabia to its portfolio. This will be Double Tree by Hilton hotel in Al Khobar that will be opened in accordance with... Read further

Thailand Restores Its RevPAR in 2012

Last year was definitely successful for Thailand as it managed to restore its RevPAR that added 15.4% and estimated US$75. The latest report by STR Global shows the growth of all... Read further

Wi-Fi and Free Food are Called Must-Haves by Travellers

Free Wi-Fi and free food and beverages have topped the list of must-have hotel amenities. An unexpected number of travellers, 34%, say that free Wi-Fi is the #1 factor for them when... Read further

Wyndham Will Rebrand 43 Hotels in Europe

Last week, Wyndham Hotel Group together with Grand City Hotels reported the start of a new partnership, according to which Wyndham will rebrand as many as 43 hotels in Europe. The hotels... Read further

Phuket Beach Loses Its Popularity

In its latest report, the Phuket-based firm C9 Hotelworks shows that there is a dynamic shift in the taste of tourists who arrive in Phuket. If earlier tourists came to Phuket to enjoy its... Read further

New Hyatt Enhancements for Women

Hyatt Hotels Corp. has published its new series of enhancements that are targeted particularly at women. These enhancements were presented to public after an 18-month long research among... Read further

Luxury Collection Adds Hotel Bristol in Warsaw

The Luxury Collection has got one more addition to its brilliant portfolio. This is Hotel Bristol in Warsaw. The opening of the hotel marks the debut of the luxury brand in Poland.... Read further

European Travel Performance in 2012 was Better than Planned

The European Travel Commission has published its report dedicated to European tourism in 2012. As it is clearly seen from the report, the results for the previous year are better than... Read further

Steigenberger to Enter Ingolstadt

Steigenberger Hotels AG will open a hotel in Ingolstadt, a city in Bavaria, Germany. The new accommodation will be opened in the central part of the city closer to its railway station. It... Read further

Holiday Inn Comes to Mugaon, India

Soon Holiday Inn hotel will appear in the Indian city of Mugaon. This has become possible in accordance with the agreement between InterContinental Hotels Group, the largest hotel company... Read further

The Centennial of Hotel Plaza Athenee in Paris

This year Hotel Plaza Athenee in Paris that belongs to the Dorchester Collection celebrates its hundredth birthday. The famous hotel with rich history was first opened in April 20, 1913. In... Read further

Westin to Open its 200th Hotel This Year

This year will definitely become a huge milestone for Westin as the company plans to open its 200th hotel. The hotelier plans to open 11 hotels in total in 2013. The majority of new... Read further

Sheraton Expands Its Hotel in Macao

Sheraton Macao hotel in Macao has been recently extended, and as many as 2,067 new guestrooms were added to it. This became possible after Sands China Ltd., the parent company of Sands... Read further

Marriott International to Open a Hotel in Japan

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Japanese company Mori Trust Group. According to the agreement, Gotenyama Laforet Tokyo will be rebranded as Tokyo Marriott Hotel. The... Read further

Hotel Riu Nautilus in Andalusia Reopens in March

It has been reported that the Riu Nautilus, which is located in Torremolinos, Andalusia (Spain) will greet its guests again after renovation on March 1. The reopened hotel will... Read further

Starwood Sells Four Hotels in France

Starwood Capital Group has announced some changes in its portfolio – the company has just completed the sale of four hotels in France. The new owner of the properties is Constellation... Read further

UNWTO Reports Tourism Growth in 2012

In 2012, the total number of international tourist arrivals grew by 4% and reached 1.035 billion. This information is stated in the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer report.... Read further

Karl Lagerfeld Will Design Emblem of Sofitel So Hotel in Singapore

Sofitel Luxury Hotels has reported that the emblem for its new hotel Sofitel So Singapore will be designed by Karl Lagerfeld. The emblem will reflect the hotel’s style and will be... Read further

The Americas and the Middle East/Africa Post the Highest Growth of RevPAR in 2012

STR Global has published its traditional statistics for 2012. According to the data, in 2012 hotels in the Americas and MEA (Middle East and Africa) posted the highest growth of... Read further

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts to Manage a Hotel in Swansea

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has reported it will manage the Dragon hotel in the central part of Swansea. The 106 guestroom hotel that belongs to the London-based organization Devonshire... Read further

A Picture by Charles Le Brun Was Discovered in Ritz Hotel in Paris

A true masterpiece was discovered during the recent renovation in the legendary Ritz hotel in Paris. The picture of the 17th century master Charles Le Brun was decorating one of the... Read further

Travellers Become Less Loyal to Travel Brands

A new survey performed by Deloitte shows some really unexpected news – there is a sharp decline in consumer loyalty to hotels and airlines. Only 8% of respondents say they are... Read further

Choice to Rebrand 9 Hotels in the UK

Choice Hotels International has recently concluded an agreement with Akkeron Hotels Group. According to the agreement, Choice will manage these properties under the Quality and Clarion... Read further

2013 Wellness Travel Trends

Wellness Tourism Worldwide has published main travel trends for 2013. These trends have been identified on the basis of consumer surveys and analysis of feedback and site visits.... Read further

Anantara Debuts in Dubai

Minor Hotel Group has announced that it will open a hotel in Dubai under its Anantara brand. This will be the first Anantara hotel in the emirate. The hotel will be located on the Palm... Read further

London Hotels to Suffer from Oversupply in 2013

Seems, 2013 is not going to be an extra profitable year for hotels in London. This year, the supply of hotels in the capital of the UK is expected to add 3.5%, while the demand is... Read further

Queen Elizabeth 2 is Likely to Become a Hotel in Asia

It has been revealed that soon the famous passenger liner Queen Elizabeth 2 may be converted into a luxury hotel in Asia. This year, the ship is to leave a Dubai port, where it stood idle... Read further

Asian Travellers Pay Much Attention to Online Reviews

Asia Pacific becomes one of the main source tourist markets, so there’s no wonder why many companies are interested in their habits and preferences. The newest study, performed by... Read further

Tourism Industry of Europe is Expected to Slow Down in 2013

Because of the prolonged economic downturn hotels in Europe should not expect their revenue levels to grow. This information is stated in the latest report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.... Read further

Two New Hotels are to Open in Aberdeen Airport

Aberdeen Airport in the UK will soon get two new hotels that will add 250 new guestrooms. Both the hotels will be located in the business park called ABZ and will be branded by the Novotel... Read further

Hotel Market of Saudi Arabia is Ready for New Openings

Colliers International has issued a new and very interesting report about the hotel market of one of the most popular destinations in the Middle East - Saudi Arabia. According to the... Read further

Business Travel to be Back on Track in 2013

Even though 2012 was not a good year for business travel, experts forecast 2013 to be a lot more successful in terms of earnings from business customers. The improvement will be noticeable... Read further

Chinese Government Sets up Prices for Hotels in Hainan

Recently, strict measures have been announced for hotels and buffets located in Hainan, a beautiful tropical island and a popular resort. The measures will act during the weeklong Spring... Read further

New Travel Trends for 2013

Marketing company JWT has published a report dedicated to most important travel trends for this year.

Hotels that have no convenient fitness facilities have to hurry up and... Read further

The Second Hotel in Gatwick Airport by Bloc Hotels

Bloc Hotels, which main concept of accommodation came from pod-style rooms in Japan, is to open its second hotel in Gatwick Airport, the UK. The property will start operating in autumn 2013... Read further

Main Food & Beverage Trends for 2013

Food and beverage is a whole industry and one of the main sources of income for hotels, so there’s nothing strange that hotels try to invent new dishes, new designs for their... Read further

DoubleTree to Enter Ireland

Hilton Worldwide will finally open a hotel in Ireland under its DoubleTree brand. The company has just signed a franchise agreement with Martinez Hotels & Resorts.

According... Read further

Hotels in Japan, Myanmar and Cambodia Post Greatly Improving Results

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has posted results concerning international visitor arrivals in Asia in January-September 2012. While the region features the growth of... Read further

Main Hotel Spa Trends for 2013

SpaFinder Wellness has published its traditional annual report dedicated to top trends of the spa and wellness industry for this year. The research is based on on-going surveys that... Read further

International Tourism Reaches 1 Billion in 2012

In 2012 international tourism reached an important milestone – as many as 1 billion tourists travelled the world. Currently, one in every 12 jobs is connected with tourism in some way.... Read further

Record Loss of Hotels in Athens in November

Even though hotels in Greece recover their positions, and year-on-year stats feature the growth of both profit per room and total revenue, November was a difficult month for hotels in the... Read further

New Hotel in Bali by Fairmont

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of its new hotel in Bali, Indonesia. The new 170 guestroom hotel on the Balinese coastline is to open in 2016.

It is... Read further

Augustine Hotel in Prague is Likely to be Converted into a Ritz-Carlton

Prague is widely known as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, and the Augustine hotel in Prague has already got a large army of devotees. However, soon this hotel is... Read further

New Deals of IHG in Germany

InterContinental Group (IHG), a famous hotel company, has signed a management agreement, according to which IHG and Arcadia Hotelbetriebs GmbH will open five hotels in Germany and... Read further

Andaz Comes to Japan

Hyatt Hotels Corporation is to launch an Andaz hotel in Tokyo. This will be also the first Andaz hotel in Japan. This has become possible thanks to an agreement with Mori Building Co., Ltd.... Read further

Ascott to Open a Hotel in Surabaya

The Ascott Limited has announced the opening of its first serviced residence in Surabaya, Indonesia. The company has concluded a management contract, according to which Ascott is to open... Read further

Louvre to Develop its Campanile and Premiere Classe Brands

Louvre Hotels Group, a European hotelier headquartered in Nanterre, France, has launched a partnership with Groupe ACI OUTREMER concerning the expansion of its Premiere Classe and Campanile... Read further

New Resort in Cesme Peninsula, Turkey, by Four Seasons

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts have announced the opening of its new resort property. The new hotel will be located in Cesme Peninsula not far away from Alacati. Four Seasons have also... Read further

New Achievements of Jin Jiang in China

Jin Jiang, one of the biggest Chinese hoteliers, continues its expansion in the home country. This time Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd will increase its presence in... Read further

GHM to Enter India

GHM (General Hotel Management) has announced it will finally enter the hotel market of India in 2013. The company has signed an agreement with the local developer Kohinoor Group.... Read further

Steigenberger to Offer New European Cruises

The Steigenberger Hotel Group, a popular hotel company headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, has announced a new interesting initiative. The company has started a partnership with A-ROSA... Read further

Hotels in Dubai and Kuwait Post Strong Results

October was quite a profitable month for hotels in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. The newest data from TRI Hospitality Consulting proves that hotels in the region reached both the growth... Read further

A Suite Worth a Queen at the InterContinental London Park Lane

The InterContinental London Park Lane has presented its new suite named the Royal Suite. The suite was closed for redesign, and now it’s finally open and ready to welcome its guests.... Read further

Crowne Plaza to Rebrand a Hotel in Edinburgh

The Roxburghe hotel in Edinburgh is to be rebranded as a Crowne Plaza hotel. Currently, the hotel is operated by Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, but the owner of the property, Paragon Hotels,... Read further

Women’s Workspace Equality Program by Accor

Accor, a famous hotelier with properties around the world, has launched a new network called Women at Accor Generation. The main aim of this campaign is to increase the number of females... Read further

Kew Green Hotels Adds Four Properties to Their Portfolio

Kew Green Hotels has announced the addition of four more hotels to its portfolio. Currently, the company manages 30 hotels in the UK.

In November, the group already added... Read further

Park Hotel Group to Manage Farrer Park Hotel in Singapore

Park Hotel has been appointed to manage a 300-guestroom hotel located in a large mixed-use development in Singapore. The complex is to be completed in the beginning of 2015.... Read further

New Hotel Brand by Centara

Centara Hotels & Resorts, a hotelier headquartered in Bangkok, has announced the launch of its new brand named COSI Hotels. The company describes its target customer as a modern person who... Read further

IHG Continues its Expansion in South Korea

InterContinental Hotel Group continues its expansion in Asia and announces the opening of its third Holiday Inn hotel in South Korea. The largest hotel group in the world by the number of... Read further

Café Royal Starts Operating as a Hotel

After a restoration that took 4 years, Café Royal in London greets its guests again, but this time as a hotel. The luxury accommodation will definitely attract most demanding visitors, who... Read further

Exciting Offer to “Mary and Josef” Tourists from Travelodge

Travelodge is fully prepared to the holiday season, and thus the company has started a wonderful promotion for this year’s Christmas. As it is stated on the company’s website,... Read further

Jumeirah to Expand its Madinat Hotel in Dubai

Jumeirah has announced that it will expand its Madinat Jumeirah, a popular resort in Dubai. Actually, the resort is already not a small one – it consists of three hotels. These are Dar... Read further

The Role of Social Media and Mobile Gadgets in Tourism

Social media and various handheld devices have become a part of our lives, and so they have a significant impact on all aspects of modern lifestyle, including tourism. This statement has... Read further

Bespoke Hotels Purchases Oxford Hotels

Bespoke Hotels, a famous UK boutique hotel operator, has recently become one of the largest hotel companies in the United Kingdom. This has become possible thanks to the acquisition of the... Read further

W Launches Its Second Hotel in Thailand

Last week the W Hotel in Bangkok was officially opened. This property has become the second hotel by W in Thailand.

The W Bangkok features a stunning combination of modern... Read further

New Five Hotels in Europe by Host JV

Host Hotels & Resorts has announced the purchase of five hotels in Europe. The properties were purchased by the company’s joint venture, 33.4% of interest in which belongs to... Read further

DoubleTree by Hilton Opens its Second Hotel in Spain

Hilton Worldwide has confirmed the opening of a new hotel under its DoubleTree by Hilton brand. This will be the second DoubleTree by Hilton in Spain, and it’s scheduled to open... Read further

New Suite in 51 Buckingham Gate Hotel in London

51 Buckingham Gate Hotel has recently opened its new suite devoted to cinema. The suite, which has been designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee, is devoted to Hollywood of 1940s and 1950s, and to... Read further

Dubai Wants to Become the World’s #1 Shopping and Entertainment Destination

Dubai wants to break its own record and open the biggest shopping mall in the world. Once finished, the complex will be able to serve 80 million people a year. The complex will look like... Read further

Mercure to Open The Abbey Hill Hotel in London Suburbs

Mercure has announced the opening of a new hotel in Milton Keynes. The Abbey Hill Hotel in Milton Keynes has a wonderful location just twenty five minutes away from London Luton airport.... Read further

New Festive Jukebox in Andaz Hotel in Liverpool

Andaz Liverpool Street has prepared an interesting surprise to its visitors during the holiday season. The hotel has installed a retro jukebox that is full of various Christmas songs. All... Read further

Travelling to and from Europe Will Grow in 2013

IPK International has published its forecast concerning the volume of in- and outbound tourism in Europe. According to the report, in 2013 more Europeans will make trips abroad, and more... Read further

Hotels in Asia Pacific Will Benefit from Meetings and Events in 2013

The economy of Asia Pacific is distinguished by rather a strong growth, and so more meetings are expected to be held in the region in future. Therefore, hotels in this region will see a... Read further

New Innside by Melia Hotel in Essen, Germany

Melia Hotels International has announced the addition of a new property to its European portfolio. The famous hotelier is to open a hotel in Essen, Germany. The property will be operating... Read further

New F&B Concept in Radisson Blu Hotel in Liuzhou

Radisson Blu hotel in Liuzhou, China, has opened new food and beverage facilities, namely the Scoozi (the restaurant featuring Italian cuisine) and Twenty-Six Bar Lounge.... more

Blackstone Becomes the Owner of the Largest Hotel in Dublin

The Blackstone Group has announced the purchase of The Burlington Hotel, which is widely recognized as the largest hotel in Dublin. The 501-guestroom... more

Jumeirah Comes to India

Jumeirah Group, a famous hotelier and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced its expansion in India. The company will operate a luxury hotel in Mumbai. The hotel will be a part of a new ... Read further

New Fashion Inspired Tea Pastries in The Berkeley Hotel in London

Visitors of The Berkley hotel in London have a wonderful opportunity to try new pastries featured in Pret-a-Portea Winter 2012-2013 collection... Read further

New Guestrooms in Sheraton Pelikan Hotel in Hannover

If you plan to visit Hannover, Germany, you might enjoy staying in Sheraton Pelikan that recently has renewed all of its guestrooms. The building of the 147-guestroom hotel was... Read further

Travellers Want Restaurants to Indicate Nutrition Info

Seems, soon hotels will have to make new menus for their restaurants. The new study conducted by foodservice consultancy Technomic, Chicago, shows that vast majority... Read further

Three More Stay Well Hotels in India

Stay Well Hospitality Group has announced that more hotels are to be added to its global network. The company will soon open three more hotels in India... Read further

Slow Recovery of Mediterranean Markets

Many destinations in the Mediterranean and Middle East show signs of recovery, as it is mentioned in the newest report prepared by MKG Hospitality... Read further

Independent Hotels Still Avoid Mobile Technologies

The new report by Micros eCommerce is dedicated to independent hotels and the way they use modern technologies for promotion... Read further

Starwood Announces New Aloft Hotels in Germany

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced the opening of two new Aloft-branded hotels – Aloft Stuttgart and Aloft Munich. Both the hotels are yet under development... Read further

New Radisson Blu Hotels in Germany

The Rezidor Hotel Group is to expand its Radisson Blu portfolio by opening new properties in Germany. These will be hotels in Bremen and Dortmund... Read further

More Tourists Visit Portugal, but Hotel Revenues Go Down

The revenues of hotels in Portugal fell down by 2% during first 9 months of 2012. The fell appeared despite the fact that more foreign tourists have visited the country... Read further

Vantage Hospitality Will Bring Value Hotel and Value Inn Brands to South Korea

Value Hospitality has signed a license agreement with Service Legends Inc. concerning the opening of Value Hotel Worldwide and Value Inn Worldwide brands in South Korea... Read further

Accor Conducts a New Study About European Business Travellers

Recently Accor has finished its first European Business Traveller Research study, during which the company tried to detect preferences and expectations of European business... Read further

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