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Domestic Travel Boom in the UK

Due to several reasons such as terrorist attacks, fear over flying, and not enough security at various popular resort destinations, many UK travellers prefer to stay home this year. The... Read further

Interstate to Open 18 Hotels in the UK

Interstate Hotels & Resorts has some grandiose plans regarding its presence in the UK. The famous hotelier announced 18 new properties to be added soon to its portfolio. The hotels are... Read further

Cheap Rental Rates in France Cause Controversy Among Hoteliers

French hoteliers ask the government to add measures to control certain websites that offer discounted rental prices. Such companies as AirBnB, Homelidays, or Housetrip often offer bookings... Read further

Bookings via Instagram in Conrad Hotels

Conrad Hotels and Resorts now offers a brand new opportunity for its customers. It is possible to make booking in Conrad hotels using such popular service as Instagram. Simply find a photo... Read further

Steigenberger Launches Its Off-Beat Hotel Brand in Amsterdam

The Steigenberger Hotel Group announced the launch of its new hotel brand named Jazz. This is the third brand by the hotelier, and it will be officially launched this September together... Read further

Strong Results of Hotels in Budapest and Warsaw in February 2015

February 2015 brought impressive results to hotels in some European destinations. For example, hotels in Budapest and Warsaw managed to reach growth of gross operating profit per available... Read further

New SPA in Iconic Hotel in Baden-Baden

It is always a challenge to add new facility to a famous historic hotel. Designers and architects face a problem of maintaining the atmosphere and concept of property, while keeping in mind... Read further

Luxury Hotels in Rome Attract More Investors

Rome is called among most popular destinations for investors this year. That is particularly true about luxury hotel segment of the city. In the new report published by HVS, it can be... Read further

First Modular Hotel by Hilton at Bristol Airport

Hilton Worldwide will develop its first hotel at Bristol Airport under its economy brand Hampton by Hilton. The hotel will be opened together with famous modular hotels provider CIMC. The... Read further

First Property by the New Venu Hotels Brand

Jumeirah Group announced the opening of its first hotel under the new lifestyle brand Venu. The Venu Bluewaters Hotel will be opened together with Meeras Holding with Jumeirah Group acting... Read further

Green Initiatives of Courtyard Paris Arcueil

The Courtyard hotel in Paris has always been among most active fighters for cleaner and greener environment. The hotel’s initiatives cover different spheres of work as it raises money... Read further

Marriott Opens Lyon Marriott Hotel Cite in France

Another addition to French portfolio of Marriott was officially open last month. Lyon Marriott Hotel Cite International enjoys wonderful location in the heart of the historical part of the... Read further

AC Hotel Paris Debuts with Hotel in Paris-Le Bourget Airport

Marriott has added one more hotel to its European portfolio, this time in the grounds of Paris-Le Bourget Airport. AC Hotel Paris Le Bourget will be a perfect choice for business travelers... Read further

Hotel Occupancy in Europe is Growing

January 2015 brought mixed results to hotel performance of European region. While Northern Europe enjoyed improving results and growth of year-to-year metrics, hotels in Eastern Europe... Read further

Debut Hotel in Istanbul by Steigenberger

Steigenberger Hotel Group, German hotelier with headquarters located in Frankfurt, will soon debut on hotel market of Turkey with its first hotel in Istanbul. Steigenberger Hotel Istanbul... Read further

New Ritz-Carlton Resort in Petaling Jaya in Malaysia

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company plans to open its second hotel in Malaysia. The luxury accommodation will be located in a popular place known as the Petaling Jaya Golden Triangle. The... Read further

2015 Dining Trends by Benchmark

Benchmark Hospitality International has presented its annual report dedicated to most important trends in dining. Top Dining Trends 2015 were prepared by executive chefs of Benchmark... Read further

Minor Comes to Europe and South America

The Bangkok headquartered hotelier Minor Hotel Group will soon mark its presence on two new continents by acquiring six hotels in Europe and South America. Thanks to this deal, the hotel... Read further

New Meet with Purpose Concept by Hilton

Hilton Worldwide announced the launch of its new program named Meet with Purpose. The concept was specially designed for meetings and events, and is aimed to reduce waste production and... Read further

Record Year for European Hotel Industry

2014 was a year when hotel industry of Europe reached another record in terms of international tourist arrivals. For this year, ETC (European Travel Commission) forecasts even... Read further

Promising Results of London Hotels in January

Preliminary January 2015 data by STR Global for London shows positive results and definite growth of all main metrics. Hotels in the UK capital again managed to improve their already high... Read further

Main Food Trends by Four Seasons in 2015

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts published main trends in food industry for 2015. The report was made by chefs of the company. They tried to gather various aspects concerning food, including... Read further

New Resort in the Maldives by Patina

Patina Hotels & Resorts signed contract with Telos Investment about the management of The Patina hotel in Thanburudhoo, Maldives. The property will be the first resort under the new brand... Read further

Netflix Access at Marriott Hotels

These days, hoteliers try to attract visitors not only by wonderful service and stylish design, but also by support for newest trends and technologies. Millennial tourists have become quite... Read further

Scandic Becomes Biggest Hotel Operator in Stockholm

Scandic and AxFast will open certainly one of most famous grand hotels in Stockholm. The hotel will be located in the historic PUB building and that will only strengthen positions of... Read further

Grand Sale at Iconic Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo

Collectors of antiques and historic items simply cannot miss this event. Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo is organizing an auction where it will sell more than 4,000 lots. That way the iconic... Read further

Watch Inspired Hotel in Venice

These days, it’s hard to amaze modern travellers who seem to get used to quality service and great design, so hotels in many popular tourist destinations try to discover something new... Read further

New Food and Dining Program in IHG Hotels

IHG has launched a new program dedicated to food and beverage. The main idea was to bring not only new dishes and drinks to menus, but to offer local food that is both healthy and... Read further

Occupancy in European Hotels Keeps Growing

In December 2014, European hoteliers enjoyed growth of occupancy of 5.2% to 59.3% in total. The growth was reached in all main currencies – US Dollar, Euro, and British pound.... Read further

Starwood to Open a 394 Guestroom Hotel in Berlin

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced the opening of a new hotel in Germany. Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade will be launched in accordance with franchise agreement... Read further

Impressive Results of Hotels in Amsterdam and Brussels

December brought very good results for hotels in Brussels and Amsterdam. They showed best performance among all European markets and managed to achieve a tremendous growth of GOPPAR... Read further

Great Year for the UK Hotel Industry

Strong end of the year only helped hotels in the UK post fantastic results for 2014. The growth of gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) was noticeable throughout the... Read further

New Lucy Application by Virgin Hotels

Virgin Hotels has recently launched Lucy – a new mobile application that allows guests improving their experience with the hotelier thanks to integration of their devices with the... Read further

Marriott Will Not Block Personal Wi-Fi

In previous news, we mentioned the problem of personal Wi-Fi spots and attempts of Marriott to block it. The famous hotelier was fined for using technologies that block personal Wi-Fi spots... Read further

New Midscale Lifestyle Brand by Emaar

Emaar Hospitality Group announced the launch of a new lifestyle brand that will operate in the mid-market segment. The brand is called Rove Hotels, and the hotelier plans to add as many as... Read further

Macau Prostitution Arrests Involve Famous Hotel Chain

As it is stated in South China Morning Post, Macau police arrested members of a large criminal syndicate. During the operation, over 100 people were arrested. That includes Alan Ho, nephew... Read further

Eco Luxury in Shanghai

These days, hotels try to use all ways to attract customers. This can be new design, hot new services or “eco-friendly” label. The latter can be seen in various areas, such as... Read further

Hotels in Dubai Post Declining Results

Hotels in Dubai posted declining results in all main metrics in November 2014, which caused decrease in revenues of the region’s hotel industry. Weakened performance made RevPAR... Read further

Hilton Comes to Patong

Hilton will add one more property in Thailand by opening a hotel in Patong. The Hilton Phuket Patong Resort is set to open in 2018 in a convenient location along the main coastal road that... Read further

New Hotel in Bangkok by Four Seasons and Country Group

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced new partnership with Country Group. Together, the companies will open a posh hotel and residential complex along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok.... Read further

China’s Outbound Market to Grow in 2015

The study conducted by Attract China Inc. clearly shows that year by year more Chinese tourists make travels abroad. In 2015, the number of Chinese outbound travellers is expected to reach... Read further

Marriott Continues Debates Over Wi-Fi Jamming

Marriott International continues to insist on its right to block other Wi-Fi networks other than its own in its hotels. The old story remained unchanged until the beginning of January, when... Read further

New Projects in the UK by Interstate

Interstate Hotels and Resorts announced a series of additions to its UK portfolio. The famous hotelier will add as many as six new hotels in the country. Known as one of best choices for... Read further

Main Hotel Industry Trends 2015

According to the last Las Vegas Trend Report, this year hotels will be even more targeted at millennials. This growing generation of travelers becomes a group that all hoteliers dream to... Read further

Dalata Adds More Hotels to Its Network

Dalata, a growing Irish chain of hotels, expands actively and adds more properties to its fast growing portfolio. The hotelier has just acquired a whole portfolio consisting of nine hotels... Read further

Coral Reef Support in Malaysia by Starwood

Starwood will help saving and developing underwater life in Malaysia. The famous hotelier operates The Andaman in Langkawi, a high end resort and a member of Starwood’s Luxury... Read further

The Know Loyalty Program by Virgin

Virgin Hotels has just launched its new loyalty program called The Know. The program offers more than an ordinary hotel loyalty program. Guests will receive personalized service and will be... Read further

Childcare Services in InterContinental Hotels

People, who travel with kids, know how hard it can be sometimes to make everything planned. Many hotels these days offer special child zones with animators to keep kids entertained while... Read further

University Campus to be Turned to a Luxury Hotel

The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen has reported the multimillion-pound deal, according to which the university sold one of its buildings that will be turned into a hotel. The... Read further

Breastfeeding Policy at Claridge’s Causes Controversy

One of most popular destinations for travellers in the capital of the UK, Claridge’s hotel in London, has recently drawn much attention and become in the centre of uproar because of... Read further

Four Seasons Launches Wristband Room Access

Wearable technology has become a hot trend these days. Giant companies like Google or Apple offer new gadgets that immediately get an army of fans. Google Glass, Fitbit, smart watches... Read further

Hard Rock Comes to India

Hard Rock will debut on Indian market with its Hard Rock Hotel Goa. The company, which is recognised as one of most iconic and famous brands in the world, will finally make a debut on the... Read further

Increased Demand in Hotels in Bali

The new report published by Horwath HTL together with C9 Hotelworks reveals that hotels in Bali experience increased level of demand. This is particularly true if calculate international... Read further

New Better Sleep Initiative in Westin Hotels

Westin Hotels & Resorts cares about quality night sleep of its clients, and so the company launched Heavenly Bed initiative many years ago. This year, the hotelier celebrates the 15th... Read further

Asian Social Media Preferences in a Study by Accor

Accor has published its report The 2014 Accorhotels Social Media Monitor, in which it threw light upon habits of Asian hotel guests. According to the study, 4 out of 5 travellers usually... Read further

Nail Bar in a London Hotel

These days females travel a lot on both business and leisure occasions, and regardless of the reason for travelling, they still want to look attractive every day. Stylish, fashionable or... Read further

Disney to Open a Toy Story Themed Hotel

Disney has revealed its plans concerning the building of a hotel complex dedicated to the famous series Toy Story. The hotel will be located in Shanghai and will start operating in December... Read further

Three New Hotels by Accor for Paris-Orly Airport

Accor Group will open three new hotels in French airport Orly. That will be done together with Aeroports de Paris, the owner and developer of the land. The hotels will be open in the Coeur... Read further

French Hotels Post Mixed Growth in October 2014

October has traditionally been one of the most important months for hotels in France as during this month business and leisure demand combines, bringing good profit for hotels in the... Read further

Radisson Blu Hotel Opens in Belgrade

Carlson Residor has announced the opening of a new hotel in Belgrade. With the Radisson Blu Old Mill Hotel, the internationally famous hotelier will add the largest upper upscale brand in... Read further

In-bed Breakfast Record in Shanghai Hotel

Do you like in-bed breakfasts? If yes, how about having an in-bed breakfast together with over 300 people? Pudong Shangri-La hotel in East Shanghai organized quite an unusual event.... Read further

Main F&B Trends for 2015

Food and beverage are an essential part of services offered by hotels around the world and one of main sources of non-room revenues, so there’s no wonder that this field is thoroughly... Read further

Courtyard by Marriott in Edinburgh is Set to Open in 2016

Having launched its new hotel design concept for European market in Courtyard Aberdeen Airport Hotel, Marriott announced the launch of its second Courtyard-branded hotel in Scotland. This... Read further

Family Offerings in Shangri-La Sanya Resort and Spa

These days, many tourists prefer to travel together with their families, and improving health care makes elderly people more active, giving rise to such trend as multi-generational travel.... Read further

Accor Buys New Boutique Hotel Brand

Accor, a famous European hotelier, now has a 35% stake in the boutique hotel brand called Mama Shelter. The brand features electric modern design and support for new technologies, so it... Read further

Hilton Opens DoubleTree Hotel in Venice

Hilton Worldwide has strengthened its presence in Italy by opening one more hotel in one of most popular destinations in the country – Venice. DoubleTree by Hilton Venice North is a... Read further

Marriott Brings Residence Inn Brand to Sarajevo

Marriott International continues its active expansion in Europe, and opens its first hotel in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Residence Inn Sarajevo fills a gap in not so widespread segment –... Read further

New Coffee Campaign in Le Meridien Hotels

Le Meridien announced the launch of a new program that will be definitely welcomed by many guests who enjoy quality coffee. The company started Inspiration Brewed Here program in... Read further

First Indian Hotel by JW Marriott

Marriott announced the opening of its first hotel in India under the JW Marriott brand. JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa is located in picturesque area right in the foothills... Read further

Optimistic Results of Hotels in Milan and Prague in October 2014

Hotels in Milan and Prague both posted tremendous results for the month of October, reaching the growth of gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) by 37.5% and... Read further

Occupancy of European Hotels Grows in November

The new data published by STR Global shows that six large European markets posted growth in October 2014. This year can be called a positive one for hotel industry of Europe as it has... Read further

Carlson Rezidor to Open Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam

Carlson Rezidor announced the opening of its new hotel in Amsterdam. Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam will have 478 guestrooms and is set to open in 2016. The hotel will become the European... Read further

Mobile Room Keys in Hilton and Starwood Hotels

Two large hotel companies, Hilton Worldwide and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, announced the launch of new service, keyless room access with mobile phone. Starwood already offers this... Read further

Water-Bottling Plant in Centara Hotels

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi hotel in Thailand is a beautiful resort located on the beach in a small secluded bay. Guests of this hotel will enjoy absolute privacy and... Read further

Hampton to Open 400 Hotels in China

Hilton Worldwide has very ambitious plans regarding its expansion in China, and the latest news only prove that. The famous hotelier announced its collaboration with Plateno Hotels Group,... Read further

European Business Travel to Grow in 2014 and 2015

According to the latest report published by The GBTA Foundation (the Global Business Travel Association), business travel in Europe is expected to grow this and next year. This... Read further

Extended Free Wi-Fi Service in Marriott Hotels

Marriott International announced recent changes in its Wi-Fi service rules and granted free basic Wi-Fi access to all members of the company’s loyalty program Marriott Rewards. The... Read further

Athens and Hamburg Post Promising Results in September 2014

September was generally a good month for hotels in Europe, and that is particularly true for hotels in Athens and Hamburg. They managed to achieve impressive year-on-year growth of GOPPAR... Read further

Karisma Comes to Belgrade

Karisma Hotels & Resorts, a luxury hotel collection with award winning properties in Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean, announced the launch of its first property in Serbia. Allure... Read further

Hilton Paris Opera to Open Next Year

Hilton Paris Opera will open its doors again in January 2015. The hotel was closed for an extensive restoration that cost the famous company US$50 million. The 268 guestroom hotel is... Read further

European Tourism Shows Growth in 2014

The first three quarters of 2014 showed positive dynamics of growth of European tourism. This information is posted in the latest report by the European Travel Commission. The growth was... Read further

Mixed September Results for French Hotel Industry

September was quite a challenging month for hotel industry of France. At a glance, the situation seems not as bad as overall performance was improving, and occupancy was growing throughout... Read further

New Guestrooms in Crowne Plaza Hotels

IHG has announced the new guestroom concept for its Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts brand. The design is very thoughtful and space efficient. It took the company several years to develop it... Read further

New Program for Planning Professionals by Hilton

Hilton has recently launched a new network dedicated specially for planning professionals. Idea Network will help these people get new ideas, latest news, feedback from other pros, and... Read further

MeliĆ” Hotels to Expand in Qatar and Indonesia

MeliĆ” Hotels International will strengthen its positions in the Middle East and Asia Pacific and will open two new properties – hotels in Doha (Qatar) and Bintan... Read further

Tune Hotels Plan to Invest 200 Million Pounds to its UK Portfolio

Tune Hotels, global hotel chain that belongs to the Tune Group, together with Tony Fernandes, who is founder and chief executive of AirAsia, announced their plans to open as many as 25... Read further

Business Travellers are Not Stopped by Ebola

Current outbreak of Ebola has had almost no impact on business travellers. This information was published by the Global Business Travel Association. The survey organized by this... Read further

New Pop-Up Menu in London Hotel

Many of us certainly remember child years, when we enjoyed reading and looking at wonderful illustrations in pop-up books. You can get this feeling back if you decide to visit The Beaufort... Read further

Carlson Residor Brings Its Radisson Red Brand to China

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group will soon open its first Radisson Red hotel in the Asia Pacific region. This will be the Radisson Red Shenyang Hunnan hotel in north-eastern part of the country.... Read further

Hilton Finally Launches Lifestyle Brand

Hilton Worldwide has finally announced the launch of a new easily accessible hotel brand named Canopy by Hilton. This will be the 12th brand of the internationally famous hotelier.... Read further

New Characters for Kids in Hard Rock Hotels

Hard Rock International presented to public its new characters called Hard Rock Roxtars. These characters will be used in catering program for children available at Hard Rock branded... Read further

New Brands by Best Western

Best Western International announced the launch of a new boutique brand named Vib (the name is pronounced as Vibe) and a new soft brand BW Premier Collection.

The name... Read further

Marriott Adds Wireless Charging in Hotel Lobbies

With raising popularity of various gadgets, it has become absolutely normal to see many people with tangled power chords who search for electrical outlets in coffee shops and other public... Read further

Provincial Hotels in the UK Strengthen Their Positions in August

August 2014 was generally a positive month for the whole hotel industry of the UK, with provincial hotels continuing to strengthen their positions and London hotels finally bouncing back to... Read further

Accor Returns to Myanmar

Accor marked its return to Myanmar by opening the 165 guestroom Lake Garden hotel in Nay Pyi Taw. According to the hotelier, currently the capital of Myanmar experiences growth of the... Read further

French Hotel Industry Posts Promising Results in August 2014

August was generally a good month for hotel industry of France, particularly for its midscale and upscale segments. Most of destinations in the country posted increased RevPAR that was... Read further

Marriott Needs to Pay US$600k for Blocking Personal Wi-Fi

Marriott International will need to pay as much as US$600,000 to the government for blocking own Wi-Fi network of conference attendees in one of its hotels and forcing guests to use the... Read further

Japanese Styled Capsule Hotel Opens in Antwerp

Antwerp Student Hostel offers something really new for Belgium. After its introduction in London and Amsterdam airports, Singapore, Moscow and New York, the Japanese capsule hotel concept... Read further

Hotels in Dublin and Vienna Enjoy High Revenues in August 2014

August 2014 was a very profitable month for hotels in Dublin and Vienna. Both destinations managed to reach a double digit increase in their average daily rate, which positively affected... Read further

Soho is The Most Expensive Place for Travellers to Stay in London

Soho was called the most expensive London district for travelers. This information was published by British CheapRooms website and is based on analysis of lodging cost.

The... Read further

New Hotels by IHG in Portugal

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will add two more hotels in Portugal to its portfolio. These will be two properties in Portugal – InterContinental Lisbon and Crowne Plaza... Read further

Radisson Sells Its Assets in the UK

It was reported that three hotels in the UK, namely Radisson Blu Hotel in Edinburg, The Quay Leisure Park in Glasgow and the Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre are put on sale... Read further

140th Anniversary of Hotel Imperial in Vienna

The Luxury Collection by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, a portfolio of exclusive hotels of the famous hotelier, unveiled new facilities in its Luxury Collection Hotel in Vienna. The... Read further

Wellness Trends are Affected by Urbanization and Growing Loneliness

Recent Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS), which takes place annually, defined newest trends for the industry and underlined such key factors as gender shift, growing importance of... Read further

Moderns Travellers Seek Excitement

TripAdvisor has recently published its newest research called “the Psychology of Travel” that shows most important factors that impact vacation choices of travellers. During the... Read further

Marriott Develops New Guestrooms Together with Guests

It’s not a secret that these days large hotel companies are ready to do almost anything to offer something new and interesting and to provide guests with best service. Marriott... Read further

Historically Inspired Resort Opens in Montenegro

It is always hard to find something new in resort design, and so it’s not a secret that many hotels of this category look much alike. However, architects and designers of the... Read further

IHG Opens Two Hotels in Portugal

IHG will add two more hotels to its portfolio by signing management deals of InterContinental hotel in Lisbon and Crowne Plaza hotel in Porto. The properties will operate in accordance with... Read further

Marriott Encourages Hotel Guests to Leave Tips

Marriott International will partner together with A Woman’s Nation (a non-profit organization founded by Maria Shriver) and will encourage hotel guests to leave tips to room... Read further

Dubai to Get a $1.4 Billion Resort

It has been reported that Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) together with Kerzner International will build a fantastic 46-story resort, with the cost of the project equal to... Read further

Starwood Was Added to Apple Watch

Not so long ago Apple has launched a new product – Apple Watch, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is already featured in that device. The hotelier has developed a special... Read further

Four Points Debuts in Turkey

Starwood will debut in Turkey with its hotel brand Four Points by Sheraton. The property will be opened in accordance with management agreement with Ever Group. Four Points by Sheraton... Read further

Healthy Food Vending Machines by Marriott

Marriott Hotels has launched quite an unusual new program – the famous hotelier now offers healthy food not only in its restaurants and bars, but also through special vending... Read further

Loyalty Program for Meeting and Travelling Pros by Starwood

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has launched a new loyal program that is targeted at professionals who organize meetings and travels for others. The budget of SPG Pro is US$30 million, and... Read further

New Blank Canvas Project by Marriott

Marriott International has prepared something interesting for its new brand Moxi Hotels. In order to celebrate the opening of the first property by this brand – Moxi Hotel in Milan,... Read further

BHM to Manage Two Hotels in the UK

Branded Hotel Management reported it had signed a contract regarding management of two hotels in Yorkshire and Northamptonshire. Previously, the hotels were managed by famous hotel... Read further

Artyzan Hospitality Comes to Asia

Artyzen Hospitality Group will soon open its first hotel in Asia Pacific through Artyzan CitizenM Asia Ltd. The debut property will operate under the CitizenM brand and will be located in... Read further

Green Floor in Hong Kong Hotel

These days, eco-friendly travel is one of main trends, and more and more tourists prefer to choose hotels that are environment conscious. Eco travel was proclaimed one of main trends of... Read further

Hospitality Education in China by Marriott

Marriott International has announced the launch of its new program for China called Marriott Apprentice Program (MAP program). The program, which was prepared by American Hotel &... Read further

Provincial Hotels in the UK Post Growth While London Declines

July 2014 brought mixed results for hotel industry of the UK. The main market of the country, London, posted declines for a third consecutive month, but provincial hotels managed to... Read further

Autograph Opens Hotels in Zurich and Barcelona

Marriott International announced expansion of its Autograph Collection portfolio to Europe. The famous hotelier will add two hotels in famous European cities, namely, in Zurich... Read further

Starwood Opens Element Hotel in Frankfurt Airport

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has debuted on European market with its Element brand. The first property to use that name is Element Frankfurt Airport. It has also become the first... Read further

Tourism in Europe is Growing

European tourism develops, and Germany is one of reasons for that growth. In 2013, the number of arrivals in Europe added 5.4% as it is stated in the latest report prepared by ITB... Read further

Shangri-La Launches New Hotel Brand

Hong Kong headquartered hotelier Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced the launch of a new hotel brand that will replace the existing Traders Hotels brand. The new brand Hotel Jen was... Read further

Racing Experience for Waldorf Astoria Guests

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts always searches for something new for its customers. This time, the famous hotelier decided to launch a new program that will allow everyone to know how it... Read further

Highest Swimming Pool in London Debuts in Shangri-La Hotel

Now Shangri-La Hotel At the Shard, London, will be home to one more sight of this wonderful city – the highest swimming pool in the capital of the UK. The brand new Skypool is located... Read further

First Golf Resort in China by Ritz Carlton

The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company has unveiled its plans regarding the building of the company’s first golf resort in China. The resort will be located on the beautiful tropical island... Read further

Food and Wine Festival in Four Seasons Hotels

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts decided to pumper its guests with a new program dedicated to food and wine. Called Four Seasons Hotels Food & Wine Festivals, the program will help guests... Read further

Hottest Travel Destinations by Virtuoso

Travel network Virtuoso regularly posts its ratings of most sought after destinations around the world. Latest rating has brought some unexpected changes to the list. The whole rating was... Read further

New Presidential Suite in a Swiss Resort

Luxury travellers who want to enjoy the beauty of Swiss scenery with maximum comfort available, certainly need to pay attention to Grand Resort Bad Ragaz. The resort has recently undergone... Read further

Historic Italian Hotel Reopens After Restoration

Modern travellers really have many options when choosing a hotel to stay in. They can pick up an ultra-modern hotel with design that is in line with latest trends in the industry. It is... Read further

Jimmy Choo Cocktails in a Hong Kong Hotel

Hong Kong is home to the highest hotel in the world – The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong. On the level 102 of the hotel there’s famous Lounge & Bar, and that is the place where guests... Read further

Occupancy in European Hotels is Up in July 2014

Last month brought some positive results for hotels in the European region. Occupancy was slightly growing throughout the region, and four destinations managed to increase their RevPAR by... Read further

Scandic Hotels are First EU Ecolabel Hotels in Poland

Now Poland also has hotels that meet all strict environmental requirements of EU Ecolabel certification. The first company to reach that honourable status was Scandic. Now Scandic hotels in... Read further

Social Contests by Hilton and Radisson

These days it’s hard to overestimate the importance of social networks, and big hotels companies are very well aware of that fact, so they try different means of attracting and... Read further

Special Menus for Guests with Food Allergies in Palladium Hotels

Palladium Hotels & Resorts has launched new menu that is targeted at guests with food allergies. Currently, the menu is available in Palladium hotels in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and... Read further

Millennial Travellers and Their Love for Loyalty Programs

According to a recent study conducted by Deloitte, two-thirds (66%) of Millennials consider loyalty programs and “unique rewards” an important factor when choosing a... Read further

New Beach in Hotel in Cannes

Hotel design is a fast developing area. As many hotels are located in places, where every square meter costs a lot, architects and designers try to use space wisely. Earlier, this concerned... Read further

Private Culinary Lessons by Phulay Bay

Phulay Bay, a resort by Ritz-Carlton in Krabi, Thailand, offers new service for travellers. The company wants its guests not only to enjoy their stay at the resort, but also to take... Read further

Ritz-Carlton Wants Travellers to Share Their Memories

Ritz-Carlton decided to help guests of its hotels around the world to share their travelling experience, memories, funny and entertaining facts using the new social media platform on... Read further

Hotels in London Post Not Very Optimistic Results in July 2014

London is not only one of most popular cities in the world, but also a key European destination, and so its results are very important for understanding the processes within the industry.... Read further

Hilton Announces Improved Customization Support

Hilton Worldwide announced new customization options for members of its loyalty program Hilton HHonors. By the end of this year guests will be able to check-in using their mobile devices... Read further

ClubCorp To Open Private Club and Boutique Hotel in Hangzhou, China

ClubCorp, the leading company in the area of private club hotels, plans to open a private club and boutique hotel West Lake Lu near Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China. The beautiful... Read further

New Well-Being Programs in Westin Hotels

Westin Hotels & Resorts announced the launch of two new partnerships as a part of its Westin Well-Being Movement global program. These new campaigns were developed together with SuperChefs... Read further

Poor Results of French Hotel Industry in June

June didn’t bring any optimism to French hoteliers as they finished the month with negative RevPAR. The reason for such decline is continuing instability in the country’s... Read further

Peninsula Hotel in Paris Opens After Restoration

One of luxury hotels in the City of Light, Paris, is finally open and welcomes its guests. The Peninsula was opened earlier this month after a long restoration that lasted four years. The... Read further

Successful June for Hotels in Barcelona and Milan

Barcelona and Milan hotels definitely had a successful month in June 2014 as they managed to increase their gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) by 8.5% and... Read further

Hotels in Provincial UK Get More Profit While London Suffers

This summer cannot be called a successful one for hotels in London that suffer lower profitability for second consecutive month. At the same time, provincial hotels post improved... Read further

Amsterdam Becomes the Most Popular European Destination This Summer

Hotels in Amsterdam have a hot season now as the city has become the most popular European destination for this summer. The occupancy of Amsterdam hotels only proves this fact – while... Read further

Hotels in Istanbul Maintain Their Revenues While Demand Falls

Tourist industry of Turkey is not in its best state at the moment because for several years already the growth of hotel supply exceeds hotel demand. The difference may not be big (the... Read further

IHG To Open Four Hotels in the UK

InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) will increase its presence in the UK by opening four additional hotels under the Holiday Inn brand. One of the largest hotel companies in the... Read further

Hotels in Israel Lose Money Because of Operation Protective Edge

According to the report of the Israel Hotel Association, hotels in the country have already lost over US$100 million and growing because of Operation Protective Edge. The estimated sum... Read further

Travel Spending Patterns of Companies

It’s not a secret that business travellers, both individual and group ones, bring a good share of profit to hotels, so hotel companies commission surveys to find out their needs and... Read further

Artist Made Rooms in Boutique Hotel in London

These days many street artists become true international stars, and their works are exhibited in museums and sold at auctions. Andaz London Liverpool Street decided to stay in trend and... Read further

Hotel Guests Satisfaction Grows

The new report prepared by J.D. Power clearly states that these days hotel guests are more satisfied with the service they get. Actually, the satisfaction rate has reached its peak level... Read further

New Hotel in Bosnia & Herzegovina by Marriott

Marriott International announced that it will bring its Courtyard by Marriott brand to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The new hotel in the capital of the country is expected to open in the middle... Read further

Dorchester Hotel Gets Robbed Again

Dorchester Hotel in London, which is known as one of most luxury and famous hotels in the country, suffered from one more smash-and-grab jewellery raid. This happened a bit more than a... Read further

Write About Your Most Disastrous Trip and Win in Contest

Almost every traveller has at least one unlucky vacation or a trip that was supposed to be pleasant and entertaining, but in reality it turned out to be the opposite. If you were unlucky to... Read further

New Historic Hotel in London by Belmond

Belmond announced it will take over management of the 64-guestroom The Cadogan hotel located in London. The historic hotel will be managed in accordance with a third-party agreement with... Read further

New Hotel in Aberdeen by Sandman Hotel Group

It was announced that Robert Gordon University (RGU) had sold its building on St Andrews Street to Canadian hotelier Sandman Hotel Group. Now the building in the heart of Aberdeen,... Read further

New Luxury Brand by Marco Polo Hotels

Marco Polo Hotels will diversify its business by launching new brand in luxury segment. This is going to be the first brand of such class in the company’s portfolio. The company,... Read further

New Hotel in Amsterdam by Steigenberger

Encouraged by success of Steigenberger Airport-Hotel at Schipol, Steigenberger decided to open one more hotel in Amsterdam. The newly built hotel will have 253 guestrooms, two underground... Read further

Optimistic Results of Hotels in Brussels and Frankfurt in May 2014

May 2014 was a wonderful month for hotels in Brussels and Frankfurt. Both the destinations experienced a significant growth in gross operating profit (GOPPAR). The growth reached... Read further

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