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8 Hotels in France Get the Status of Palaces

From now 8 luxurious hotels in France can call themselves ‘palaces’ and use this title in their names. This status has been granted to them by the French government... Read further

Mandarin Oriental Wants to Open a Hotel in India

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is a Hong Kong-based hotelier that specializes mostly on upscale accommodations. Recently the company has announced its plans concerning... Read further

Hotels in Europe Are Very Optimistic About This Spring and Summer

First quarter of 2011 has become successful for hotels in the European Union, making them optimistic for the rest of spring and summer. According to the statistics, in March the positive trend remained... Read further

Sheraton Will Open Its 4th Hotel in Dubai

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of its fourth hotel in Dubai under the Sheraton brand. The company will manage the new property according to the agreement... Read further

Hilton Will Open Garden Inn Hotel in Qatar

Hilton Worldwide is going to make a debut in Qatar with its Garden Inn brand. The famous hotelier has just signed a management agreement with Smile Trading and Contracting, according to which... Read further

Sol Melia Will Open a Hotel in Dubai

Sol Melia has announced the opening of a hotel in Dubai. This will be the first accommodation in the Middle East by the famous hotelier. The 5-star 164-key accommodation in Dubai is scheduled for... Read further

Accor Will Debut in the Middle East with Adagio Brand

Accor will open its first property under the Adagio brand that is intended for travellers seeking long-term stay. This will be Abu Dhabi accommodation, which is scheduled for opening in... Read further

Hilton Will Open One More DoubleTree Hotel in Malaysia

Hilton Worldwide will open a hotel in Melaka, Malaysia, by its DoubleTree by Hilton brand. This is going to be the second property of the famous hotelier in this country. Hilton will operate this hotel through... Read further

Hotels in Greece Suffer From Decline in Q1, but Still Hope for Recovery

Greece continues being one of the most complicated regions in terms of tourism in Europe and first quarter of the year only proves this. During first three months of 2011 the volume of arrivals... Read further

M&C Will Launch New Hotel Brand

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels PLC will launch new hotel brand that will be based mainly on one of the properties of the company – Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles... Read further

Sarovar Plans to Open 4 new hotels in India

Sarovar Hotels & Resorts, the Mumbai-headquartered hotelier, has announced the opening of 4 new accommodations mainly in the east of India. These will be hotels in Bhubaneswar, Guwahati... Read further

Interstate JV Opens 2 Hotels in India

JHM Interstate Hotels has opened two new India accommodations under the band Four Points by Sheraton. These are a hotel in Vizag and a hotel in Pune. In both cases Interstate JV acts like... Read further

Rocco Forte Hotels Will Open New Accommodation in Abu Dhabi

The UK hotelier Rocco Forte Hotels has announced the opening of the flagship hotel in Abu Dhabi. This is going to be the first property in the Middle East as well. Rocco Forte will act as a managing... Read further

Whitbread Plans to Expand Premier Inn Hotels in the UK

Whitbread, the owner of the Premier Inn brand, has revealed its plans about the future expansion. The hotelier plans to add approximately 4,000 guestrooms to its portfolio by 2012... Read further

Hotels in London Feature the Increase in Revenues of 384% During Royal Wedding

According to the data provided by Pegasus Solutions, the royal wedding was more than successful for hotels in London. The hotels in the capital of the UK experienced the increase in bookings... Read further

Hotels in Amsterdam Keep Showing Improved Metrics

Amsterdam hotels may become a moving force to all other European destinations as the hotels in this region show improved results within last months. This concerns both revenue and occupancy... Read further

Accor Will Open a Luxurious Hotel in Qatar

Accor plans to open a hotel in Doha, Qatar, under the company’s luxurious brand Pullman Hotels & resorts. The accommodation is scheduled for opening in 2014. The new hotel will be located in West... Read further

Hotels in Japan Suffer from a Decrease of 50% in Bookings, While Asia Pacific is Up

Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia remain a hot place this year and February only improved the positions of this region. The total number of arrivals in Southeast Asia increased to 10%, while in some... Read further

JW Marriott Hotel in Tripoli – Future Operations are Under Question

The only hotel in Libya by Marriott, the luxurious 370-key JW Marriott Tripoli remains closed and all future operations of this property are under the question... Read further

Ritz-Carlton Will Open Its First Hotel in Abu Dhabi in 2011

In the end of this year will start operating a luxurious accommodation in Abu Dhabi – Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal. The 532-key resort has an exclusive location with a private... Read further

Carlson Tailors Its Country Inn Brand for India and Plans to Quadruple Its Portfolio

Carlson continues its expansion on Indian hotel market and starts new joint venture with Chanakya Hotels Private Ltd. With this partnership Carlson plans to expand its portfolio in this country... Read further

Four Seasons Opens Its First Hotel in New Delhi

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of a hotel in New Delhi. The company acts as a managing organization for the 250-key hotel in Noida. The developer of the hotel is The 3C Co... Read further

Carlson Will Open 4 More Hotels in China

Carlson has announced the conclusion of the deal for opening 4 new hotels in China. These are going to be two properties under the Park Plaza brand and two properties under the Radisson Blu brand... Read further

Leela Organizes New Hotel Brand for Pilgrims in India

Mumbai-based hotelier Hotel Leelaventure ltd. will open a hotel brand especially for pilgrims. Leela Gardens will be targeted to midscale visitors who attend famous religious places... Read further

Shangri-La Opens a Hotel in China and Targets to 20 More

Shangrli-La Asia Ltd. has recently opened one more accommodation in China. The 235-key Shangri-La Hotel in Manzhouli is located not far away from the country’s border with... Read further

Solis Hotels Open Its First China Accommodation

Solis Hotels & Resorts has concluded an agreement with China Vanke Co. Ltd. – the largest real estate developer of China. Both companies plan to launch a new luxurious brand... Read further

Taj Hotels Will Open a Hotel in Kashmir

Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces has announced the opening of its debut hotel in Jammu & Kashmir. The hotel will be opened under the Vivanta brand owned... Read further

Hotels in Helsinki Show Quickest Recovery in Europe

According to the information provided by Christie + Co and STR Global, hotels in Helsinki show best results among all European countries. The capital of Finland is the most popular tourist destination... Read further

Emaar Will Open Its First Address Hotel in India by Next Year

Emaar Hospitality Group LCC plans to enter Indian hotel market by opening there the company’s first accommodation under the Address Hotels brand. The hotel is to be opened within next... Read further

Hotels in Europe Experience Growing RevPAR

Positive trends concerning European market keep continuing, making experts more and more positive concerning the recovery of the market. In January and February 2011 RevPAR... Read further

Wyndham Signs a Franchise Deal for 10 Hotels in India

Wyndham Hotel Group, a famous hotelier, has signed a franchise agreement with Indian company Aerens Gold Souk Group specializing in real estate. The company is widely famous in India... Read further

Radisson Edwardian Adds QR codes to Menus in Its Hotels in the UK

London-based hotelier Radisson Edwardian adds QR codes to restaurant menus of all its 11 hotels. The codes contain additional information with extra video content... Read further

Hotels in Bahrain Suffer From Low Rates

Extraordinary low rates within latest weeks have become a real problem of hotels in Bahrain. The reasons for such situation are in problems in political life of the country causing political unrest... Read further

Riu Will Open a Resort in Golden Sands, Bulgaria

Riu has announced the opening of an upscale all-inclusive hotel in Golden Sands, Bulgaria. The 290-key Riu Dolce Vita resort will be located in a picturesque tourism zone approximately... Read further

Rezidor Will Open New Hotel

The Rezidor Hotel Group has announced the opening of a new London accommodation. Park Inn London Wembley will be located just near the famous... Read further

Mövenpick Debuts in Singapore by Opening a Hotel in Sentosa

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts makes its official debut on Singapore by opening Mövenpick Heritage hotel in Sentosa. The 5-star hotel is located in the heart of the Sentosa gaming... Read further

Lebua Hotels Plans to Open First India Accommodation in 2011

Lebua Hotels & Resorts, a Bangkok-headquartered hotelier specializing on luxurious accommodations, has revealed its plans concerning the debut in India. At the moment Lebua operates 2 upscale... Read further

Hotels in France Show Improved Performance In January-February 2011

Hotels in France now experience good times as the stats show significant growth of all main figures. The positive trend appeared in January and continued in February... Read further

Hilton Opens Its First Hotel in the UAE Under DoubleTree Brand

These days Hilton Worldwide opens its first hotel in the United Arab Emirates under the DoubleTree brand. The 126-key DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Ras Al Khaimah has very advantageous location... Read further

A Hotel That Looks Like a Giant Ping Pong Paddle May be Built in China

Huainan hotels may have quite a strange addition in future as it was proposed to build a 150-m hotel that looks like a ping pong paddle. According to China Daily, the government of the Chinese... Read further

IHG Will Open 19 Hotels in India Under Holiday Inn Express Brand

IHG has revealed its plans concerning the opening of 15 hotels in India. In order to do this, the hotelier will form a joint venture with Duet India Hotels Group, a hotel investment and global... Read further

Marriott Will Open 15 hotels in India under Its Fairfield Brand

Marriott International will open 15 hotels in India under the Fairfield brand. All accommodations will be opened within next 4 years. Fairfield is a new brand launched by Marriott exclusively... Read further

Holiday Inns Hotels In UK Experience Great Rise in Prom-related Bookings

The tradition of organizing high school proms slowly spreads from the US to other countries and the UK is no exception. According to the reports by IHG, in 2010 the bookings related with conducting... Read further

Starwood Will Debut in India with Its W Hotels Brand

Starwood will soon debut on the Indian market with its W Hotels brand. The first property by this brand will be W hotel in Mumbai. The hotel will be located in south-central Mumbai that is famous... Read further

Wyndham Will Open 7 Hotels in India Under Its Ramada and Days Inn Brands

Wyndham Hotel Group continues its expansion on the Indian market and represents 7 new properties in this country that will be opened under the Ramada and Days Inn brands... Read further

Corinthia Hotel in London Awaits for Approval Due to Libyan Ownership

Governments of many countries apply economic sanctions against the properties and funds that belong to the government of Libya. This has touched Corinthia hotel in London that should be opened... Read further

Hilton Will Open One More Hotel in Romania Under the DoubleTree brand

Hilton Worldwide has recently signed one more franchise agreement with SC Valdor SRL concerning the launch of the third hotel in Romania under the DoubleTree brand... Read further

Smoking is Now Prohibited in Chinese Hotels and Restaurants

Starting from May 1 smoking will be prohibited in all restaurants and hotels in China. This restriction is valid for the majority of public places as well. This requirement has been recently issued... Read further

Jin Jiang Plans to Open New Hotels in a Budget Segment

A famous Chinese hotelier Jin Jiang International Hotel Group Co. Ltd. has ambitious plans of expanding its portfolio by adding properties mostly in budget sector... Read further

The First Hotel in China by Jumeirah is Now Open

Jumeirah Group is now finally present on one of the world’s emerging markets. The company has opened its first hotel in China – the 5-star Jumeirah Himalayas hotel... Read further

Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Hong Kong, the Highest Hotel in the World, is Open

Ritz-Carlton has officially opened its hotel in Hong Kong located in the International Commerce Centre. The hotel occupies 16 floors from 102 to 118. This makes this accommodation the highest hotel... Read further

Marriott Will Open Hotels in the UK Under the Residence Inn Brand

Marriott International is going to debut on the territory of the UK with its Residence Inn brand. The first property will become the 107-key Residence Inn... Read further

Hotels in Greece and Ireland Publish Positive Forecasts

Hoteliers in Europe keep struggling with negative consequences of the recent economic crisis. This is particularly true for “depressive” regions like Greece and... Read further

Loucas Louca Buys Hilton Hotel in Manchester and Radisson Blu Hotel in Liverpool

The businessman from Cyprus Loucas Louca has just acquired two hotels in England – Hilton Manchester and Radisson Blu Liverpool. Both hotels were owned by Beetham Organization and... Read further

Indian Hotelier Kamat Merges Its Hotels and Restaurants

Mumbai-based Kamat Hotels India Ltd. has decided to merge its two branches of business – Lotus hotels in Murud and Goa, and the company’s Kamat... Read further

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