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Hotels in Antalya and Istanbul Suffer From Lowered Occupancy

This year is full of challenges for hospitality industry of Turkey. Local hotels suffer from tensions with Russia, the failed coup and terror attacks. Hotels in Istanbul suffered the most... Read further

Post-Brexit London Attracts Overseas Capital

Hong Kong based company Junson Capital has purchased the entire share of the company, which owns Hilton Hotel in London’s Docklands. This is the first major hotel transaction by a... Read further

Four Seasons Enters Vietnam

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts will open its first hotel in Vietnam. This will be a property in Nam Hai Hoi An. The famous hotelier will become a managing company of the hotel starting... Read further

Voice-activated Rooms at Aloft Hotels

Starwood Hotels & Resorts launched new experiment in collaboration with DigiValet. The companies will offer special voice-activated guestrooms for Aloft hotels. Currently, these guestrooms... Read further

Wyndham Garden Prototype Gets Revealed

The Wyndham Garden brand launched the first prototype of a new hotel. For the construction cost of approximately US$115,000 per key, hotel owners will get modern architecture,... Read further

Starwood Sells Historic Austrian Hotel

In accordance with the new disposition strategy, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide decided to get rid of one of its most precious and historic hotels – Hotel Goldener Hirsch. The... Read further

Myths About Millennial Travel

Millennials have become a hot theme in hospitality industry. Numerous articles and researches try to separate these travelers from other age groups, but the new survey commissioned by... Read further

IHG to Open Hotel in Gdansk, Poland

IHG announced one more addition to its European portfolio. The internationally famous hotelier signed the agreement regarding the opening of Holiday Inn Gdansk City Centre. The hotel will... Read further

Mixed Success of London Hotels in July 2016

STR released data about performance of hotels in London in July 2016. In total, the month was mostly positive for the city and it posted growth in key metrics.

In July, both... Read further

Main China Trends That Influence Asia Pacific Hotel Industry

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of Chinese investors in the hospitality sector these days. In 2015, the volume of their investment outside the home country estimated US$5... Read further

Hotels in Paris Post Occupancy Decrease in July

Terror attacks in France sure had their negative impact on hospitality industry of the country. The downturn is so sharp that the French government has started a million euro worth... Read further

Vietnam Hotel Transactions Score Fourth in Asia Pacific

Vietnam’s hotel transactions reached US$237 million in January – June 2016, putting the country on the fourth place with only Japan, Australia and mainland China ahead. The... Read further

Hong Kong Hotel Praises Pokemon Go Fans

Ovolo Southside, the first warehouse conversion hotel in Hong Kong, launched a new campaign that is dedicated to one of most popular games in the world – Pokemon Go. In the hotel,... Read further

Marriott Opens Social Media Tracking Studio in a London Hotel

Marriott International has opened one more M Live Studio, this time in a London hotel. The studio, which is the fourth for the company, is dedicated to generating real-time content for... Read further

Dutch Hospitality Reaches Higher Than EU Sales Growth

The latest report of Statistics Netherlands reveals that hotels, restaurants and bars in the Netherlands enjoy increased sales in recent years. The sales in the hospitality industry have... Read further

Starwood Debuts With Its Sheraton Grand Brand in London

Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of its first Sheraton Grand branded property in the capital of the UK. Sheraton Grand London Park Lane will be open already this autumn after... Read further

Four Seasons Hotels Are Most Ranked in Luxury Category

According to a new study by ReviewPro, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Library Hotel Collection accumulated the highest rank reviews among large and small hotel brands. The report of the... Read further

Chinese Travelers Plan to Spend More on Vacation

The annual Chinese International Travel Monitor reveals that 92% of Chinese travelers plan to spend more on vacation in the next 12 months. Therefore, China only strengthens its... Read further

W Hotels Debut in Scotland

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced the debut of its iconic W Hotels brand in Scotland. The internationally famous hotelier will open a hotel in Edinburgh. Set to open in 2021,... Read further

Brexit Didn’t Affect Brits’ Vacation Plans

Even though the decision to leave the European Union has made its negative impact on British pound, the British do not hurry to change their vacation plans.

The report of... Read further

Hilton Opens First Canopy Hotel in Reykjavik

Hilton debuted on hotel market of Iceland with its new lifestyle brand Canopy Hotels. The hotel in Reykjavik is also the first Canopy branded property in the world.

Canopy by... Read further

Business Travelers Seek Personalization and Self-Service

Mobile technology has made it much easier for travelers to manage their travel to another city or country. This is particularly true about business travelers, who, according to the report... Read further

Potential Impact of Brexit on Hotels

Spanish-based consultant Ivar Yuste published his own vision of consequences of the historic vote, in accordance to which the UK decided to exit from the EU. The forecast is divided into... Read further

New Hilton Ad Campaign Targets Men

Hilton started an interesting campaign for its Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites brands. While most marketing campaigns target women and millennials, Hilton offers something new with its... Read further

Medical Tourism on the Rise

The medical tourism industry has become one of fastest developing branches of tourism. Currently, it is valued at US$439 billion, and expected year-over-year growth for next 10 years... Read further

Ennismore Promises a Cool New Hotel Brand for UK

Ennismore, London headquartered hotelier, announced the opening of a new hotel brand that will set new standards for budget accommodation. NoCo hotels are targeted at modern travelers who... Read further

Carlson Rezidor to Open Hotels in Poznan and Szklarska Poreba in Poland

Rezidor, a part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and one of most rapidly growing hotel companies in the world, will soon open two new hotels in Poland. The hotels will belong to... Read further

Accessible Tourism at a Spanish Hotel

Astoria 7 Hotel in San Sebastian (Spain) has refurbished one of its suites to fit needs of wheelchair guests. The change was done as a part of an ambitious project by the hotel... Read further

US$300 Thousand Package by Baccarat Hotels

Travelers, who are in search of exclusive and opulent offers, might be satisfied by the Heritage Experience by Baccarat Hotels. The 12 day journey in the US, Europe and Asia costs... Read further

New Lifestyle Hotel Brand by Trump

Donald Trump, the Republican U.S. presidential nominee and famous businessman, announced the launch of a new hotel brand named Trump Hotel Collection. This is a 4-star hotel brand focused... Read further

New Wellness Plan by Hyatt

Hyatt Hotels Inc. launched updated wellness plan that was developed in collaboration with Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman. Together, the companies will support health of guests and ensure they... Read further

Growth of Economy Hotels in London

London is widely known as one of most visited cities in the world, and that growing popularity of the UK capital influences its hotel sector. Since the 2012 Olympic Games, all hotel... Read further

InterContinental Makes Forecasts About Future of Hotel Industry

This year InterContinental Hotels & Resorts hits its 70th birthday. To celebrate the anniversary, the famous hotel brand made collaboration with futurist Faith Popcorn about the future of... Read further

Luxury Luggage for The Luxury Collection Hotels

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts launched an interesting collaboration with British company Globe-Trotter that is known as manufacturer of luxury luggage. Together, the companies... Read further

Robert De Niro to Open a Hotel in London

Oscar winning actor Robert De Niro decided to try something new and step into hotel business. The celebrity actor who starred in more than 100 movies is to open a boutique hotel in Covent... Read further

Sound Suite in Bali by W Hotels

W Hotels Worldwide opened an unusual suite in collaboration with Coca-Cola. This is the first W Sound Suite at the company’s hotel in Seminyak. The suite will certainly draw attention... Read further

Massive Expansion of Lemon Tree Hotels in the Middle East

Lemon Tree Hotels, the third largest hotel operator in India, has ambitious plans about the Middle East, so the region’s mid-range hotel sector will welcome new properties by Lemon... Read further

Hard Rock Unveils Upgraded Rewards Program

Hard Rock International, one of most recognized brands in the area of lifestyle and entertainment, announces new loyalty program. The changes are applied to Hard Rock Cafes, Hard Rock... Read further

Raffles Extends Its China Portfolio

Raffles Hotels & Resorts, hotel company working mostly in luxury segment, announced new agreement with famous Chinese developer Jiangsu Golden Land. Together the companies will open a... Read further

New “Cultural” Spa Treatments at Ritz-Carlton Hotels

Ritz-Carlton Hotel Group has announced the launch of a series of new spa treatments available in selected hotels around the world. Only twenty hotels in total participate in the new... Read further

UK to Get a £2bn Theme Park

Hollywood-themed park similar to one in California will soon appear in Britain. The building costs of London Paramount Entertainment Resort estimate £2bn. When open, the park is... Read further

New Rewards for Members of Marriott Loyalty Program

Marriott International has made some adjustments to its Marriott Rewards program and has launched some extra benefits. There are three groups of benefits that are available for members... Read further

First Radisson RED Hotels is Finally Open

Radisson RED brand has made its world debut by opening a hotel in Brussels. This is a big step forward for Rezidor Hotel Group that announced Radisson Red brand a while ago. The new hotel... Read further

France Keeps Its Position as World’s Top Tourist Destination

Despite jihadist attacks in Paris last year, France managed to retain its position of the most visited country in the world and even posted growth in 2015. That has become possible mostly... Read further

Mövenpick Will Open a Long Stay Hotel in Jeddah

Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts (MHR) announced the opening of a hotel apartment complex in Jeddah. The new complex appears at the right time as there is a shortage of branded hotels... Read further

French Hotels Threaten Euro 2016 Chiefs

UEFA proclaimed rental site Abritel HomeAway their “official accommodation service”. That naturally caused outbreak of anger among French hotels and so they threatened to stop... Read further

Japan Tourism Boom Makes Its Hotels Full

Japan has an ambitious plan to double its tourism by increasing the number of visitors to the country to 40 million by 2020. While the plan seems to work well and the number of tourists is... Read further

Gold Bar Opens in Dubai

Dubai has always been famous for its posh and luxurious projects and this one is no exception. Located on the top floor of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the new opulent bar named Gold On 27 looks... Read further

The Oldest Hotel in Ibiza to Become the First Curio Branded Property

Hilton Worldwide will soon debut on the hotel market of Ibiza with its Curio hotel brand. The choice of property for the debut hotel is worth mentioning. Hilton will refurbish and rebrand... Read further

Home Inns Apologize for Near-Abduction of a Woman in Its Hotel in Beijing

Recently attention of Chinese media was drawn by a story of a young woman who was nearly abducted at a Home Inn hotel in Beijing while one of employees of the hotel was looking on. This is... Read further

Dolce & Gabbana to Become a Hotelier

Famous Italian fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana decided to step into hospitality industry and open their first hotel. This is not the first time when famous fashion designer brand decides to... Read further

137 Pillars Hotels Plan Rapid Expansion in Thailand

137 Pillars Hotels and Resorts is quite a new player on the hospitality market. The name of the company comes from the name of the heritage hotel 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai. The 30-suite... Read further

Luxury Home Rental Service by Accor

Accor Hotels announced a new direction of their business. The internationally famous hotelier will offer luxury houses for rent. In order to make that possible, Accor purchased onefinestay... Read further

The Building of US Embassy in London to Become a Hotel

A major £1 billion restoration of Grosvenor Square touches the fortress looking building of the US embassy in London. It is reported that the building will be turned into a luxury... Read further

New Flagship Hotel by Hampton in China

Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of a new flagship hotel in China for the Hampton brand. It will be Hampton by Hilton Guangzhou Zhujiang New Town, a 223 guestroom hotel managed by... Read further

Four Seasons Comes to Croatia

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced new partnership with Arqaam Capital. The companies will open the debut Four Seasons property in Croatia. Located on the island of Hvar, the new... Read further

Qatar May House Football Fans in Tents During World Cup

Qatar will host 2022 World Cup, but the country is delaying building projects for the event due to lower oil prices. As result, Qatar may offer thousands of football fans to settle Bedouin... Read further

Traveling Habits of Chinese Tourists

Chinese travelers have the biggest impact on international tourism at the moment. In 2015, as many as 120 million of Chinese travelers went abroad. That’s more than any other country... Read further

Sarong Weaving Experience at Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Anyone who has ever visited Bali sure remembers the amazing national clothes called sarong. The rainbow colored sarong is a popular souvenir one can bring from Bali and an amazing piece to... Read further

Traveling Habits of Millennials Are Not Much Different

There is a popular theory that millennials are a totally different consumer group and they require a separated approach. However, the latest research from PwC proves that most travelers... Read further

Starwood Signs a 500 Million Euro Deal in Spain

Starwood Capital Group announced the launch of a joint venture with HI Partners. The newly established company will invest as much as 500 million euro into Spanish hospitality industry over... Read further

Meal Delivery Service is Launched for Homewood Suites

Homewood Suites by Hilton now offer new service for their guests – meal kit delivery service. The food delivery service is provided by PeachDish, and currently guests are welcome to... Read further

Hilton to Offer a Hostel Type Brand

Hilton Worldwide, the biggest hospitality company in the world in terms of the number of guestrooms, decided to mark its presence in an unusual segment. The hotelier, which name is a... Read further

Hilton Brings Its Canopy Brand to London

Hilton Worldwide unveiled its plans regarding the opening of the first Canopy hotel in the UK. The new lifestyle brand will debut with a hotel in London. Canopy by Hilton London City will... Read further

Rezidor Enters Economy Segment with Prizeotel

Rezidor Hotel Group has become owner of a 49% stake of Prizeotel, economy hotels operator. The acquisition of the stake cost Rezidor 14.7 million euro. The famous hotel company will... Read further

Hyatt Hotels Use Fuel Cells to Reduce Power Dependence

Hyatt has made one more step towards sustainable power. The famous hotelier launched special fuel cells that lower dependence of hotels on electrical grid.

The principle of... Read further

New Soft Brand by Hyatt – Unbound Collection

Hyatt Hotels Corp. will jump into soft brand segment with The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. The new brand will include both new and already operating properties in upscale and luxury... Read further

New Midmarket Brand for China by Cachet

Cachet Hotel Group announced the launch of a new brand developed exclusively for China. The brand is called Savant hotel by Cachet and is developed by the hotelier together with Qingdao... Read further

Glamping in Southeast Asia Becomes a Hot Trend

Southeast Asia is a popular destination these days, and increasing number of tourists makes hoteliers offer new and interesting accommodations. Comfortable large tents in emerging... Read further

Marriott Expands Its Japan Portfolio

Marriott International announced a new collaboration with Japanese real estate company Mori Trust Group. Both the companies agreed to open as many as 5 Marriott hotels in Japan. The hotels... Read further

Rainforest at a Dubai Hotel

Dubai has always been known for its ambitious, “one of a kind” projects, and this one is no exception. Hotel guests will soon have a luxurious way to escape the desert heat and... Read further

Special Discounts for Hilton Loyalty Program Members

Hilton Worldwide announced new special discounts for members of the hotelier’s Hilton HHonors program. Now members of the program can book hotel rooms with discount. The discount is... Read further

Melia Will Open Two Hotels in Mallorca Under Its Sol Brand

Melia Hotels International announced additions to its Mallorca portfolio. The hotelier will open two hotels under its Sold brand there. These will be Sol Barbados hotel in Magaluf and Sol... Read further

Special Botanic Inspired Bar at a London Hotel

Café Royal in London opened its new Green Bar Botanicals & Tonics, a bar that is dedicated to gin production and mixology, as well as botanicals that are traditionally used with the drink.... Read further

In-Room TV Series by Wyndham

If you stay at a Wyndham hotel, make sure you take a look at the new branded television series. Currently available at more than 7,500 Wyndham hotels around the world, the exclusive content... Read further

Starwood to Open Its Forth Aloft Hotel in the UK

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced its new franchise agreement with Brighton and Hove Albion. The companies will open a new Aloft hotel in the coastal part of England, the... Read further

Westin Launches Collaboration With Fitbit

Starwood Hotels and Resorts launched collaboration with Fitbit for its Westin brand. The companies will provide exclusive access to different fitness programs through Fitbit’s app... Read further

Most Popular Luxury Travel Destinations by Virtuoso

Virtuoso, popular luxury travel network, published the list of most popular destinations for wealthy travelers in winter - spring 2016. The rank is based on the analysis of transactions... Read further

Instant Dining Rewards at Shangri-La Hotels

In order to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the #LoyaltyIs program, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts launched “Instant Dining Rewards” available for all members of the... Read further

Starwood to Offer 100% Cage-Free Eggs in All Properties by 2020

Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced its plans to serve only cage-free eggs in its properties worldwide by 2020.

The hotelier is well-known for its sustainability decisions and... Read further

Problems of Independent Hotels in Europe

It’s getting more and more complicated for independent hotels in Europe to attract new guests and compete with internationally famous hotel chains. Even though the gross bookings grew... Read further

Marriott Opens a Hotel in Hague

Marriott Hotels has welcomed the reopening of The Hague Marriott. The hotel was closed for renovation purposes and now is finally ready to greet its guests.

The Marriott hotel... Read further

Hotel Occupancy is 1.4% Up in Europe in January 2016

January 2016 was a good month for European hotel industry. It managed to reach growth in all the three key metrics. As it is indicated in the newest report by STR Global, in the first month... Read further

Consulate Hotel and Iceland Parliament Hotel in Reykjavik to Join Curio Collection

Hilton Worldwide has made agreement with Icelandair Hotels in order to bring Curio Collection to the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik.

Both the hotels are located in the central... Read further

Starwood Brings Its First Luxury Collection Hotel to Tokyo

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced the opening of the first hotel in Tokyo, Japan, under its Luxury Collection brand. The hotel will start operating already in July 2016. The... Read further

French Hoteliers Calculate Losses From Paris Attacks

Deadly attacks that happened in Paris in November 2015 have cost French hoteliers a lump sum of 270 million euro. Due to a series of terrorist attacks French hoteliers lost significant part... Read further

Global Hotel Spa Trends 2016

Spafinder published its Wellness 365 report dedicated to major hotel spa trends for this year. The forecast throws light upon most popular trends in the industry in the areas of spa,... Read further

New Brew Parlor at Wyndham Grand

Wyndham Grand has launched Brew Parlor, a new café menu that features coffee-based drinks and cocktails developed together with such famous experts as award-winning Chef Stephanie Izard... Read further

Best Western Comes to Phuket, Thailand

Best Western Hotels & Resorts will open a new upscale hotel in Phuket, a popular resort destination in Thailand. Best Western Premier Himalai Resort will feature 425 guestrooms and suites,... Read further

Scandic To Develop Playlists With Spotify

HTL Hotels will add specially adapted music playlists to its guestrooms and lobbies. The playlists are developed together with Spotify and feature music gathered from everywhere in the... Read further

Mixed Results of European Hotel Industry

European hotel industry has been showing somewhat muted growth even though the economy has started recovering in 2014. The number of hotels in pipeline keeps increasing five consecutive... Read further

Legendary St. Moritz Hotel Offers Diamond Cocktail for Its Birthday

Badrutt’s Palace, one of most popular hotels in the Swiss resort of St. Moritz, celebrates its 120th birthday these days. Named as “Twelve decades, twelve stories”, the... Read further

Investment in UK Hotels Reaches £8.1 Billion in 2015

The report prepared by real estate advisor Savills unveils that in 2015 the UK featured high volume of hotel transactions - £8.1 billion. This is the highest result since the record... Read further

Digital Travel Sales Reached $533 Billion in 2015

Digital hotel and tour bookings become increasingly popular worldwide. In 2015, the total amount of digital travel sales exceeded $533 billion, which is 13.3% higher than in 2014.... Read further

IHG Adds Next-Gen Rooms at Its Holiday Inn Express Hotel in UK

IHG has added its guestrooms of new generation to first four Holiday Inn Express hotels in the UK. The hotel rooms have been modeled with guest insight in mind. The new gen rooms will be a... Read further

Latest Fire in Dubai Skyscraper Raises New Safety Questions

On New Year’s Eve one more Dubai skyscraper suffered from fire. This is the third high rise fire in three years in the region, so the occasion raised many questions whether the... Read further

Turkish Hammam at a Dubai Resort

Turkish hammam has become a popular way of relaxation not only in its home country, but also in many other regions around the world. Now guests are welcome to enjoy the refreshing power of... Read further

Challenging Conditions for Hotels in Bali

Hotels in Bali had a challenging year of 2015. They had to face such difficulties as volcanic disruptions, new government policy with new visa regulations, and increased hotel supply.... Read further

A Forgotten Tunnel Becomes Event Space and Wine Cellar

A small Irish hotel that was organized in a 13th century building has recently got an interesting addition to it its facilities. An old abandoned tunnel was found underneath the castle. The... Read further

InterContinental Signs Management Deal Regarding First Hotel Indigo in Phuket

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of the first Hotel Indigo in Phuket. Named Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong, the 180-guestroom property is set to open in... Read further

Germany Ends Best Price Offers of Booking Portals

The antitrust regulator of Germany ordered to end practice, which enables booking portals offer best prices on rooms that are lower than same rooms on official websites of hotels. Popular... Read further

Carlson Rezidor Adds a Hotel in Brussels

Residor announced its new addition to the Belgium portfolio. One of the most rapidly developing hotel companies in the world will open a hotel in Brussels Airport. The Park Inn by Radisson... Read further

Pipeline of Hotels in Germany Increases to Meet the Growing Demand

German tourism is on a rise these days as more and more global tourists discover the country and enjoy sights of Berlin, old German palaces, and numerous festivals. To meet the increased... Read further

Swissotel Goa to Be Rebranded as Hard Rock Hotel Goa

The first Hard Rock Hotel in India is set to open in Calangute, Goa. The resort, which is managed by Spectra Hotels & Resorts, is currently in the phase of the soft launch. The 135... Read further

Hotels in Paris Suffer from Terror Attacks Aftereffect

Parisian hotels experience reduced bookings after the November terror attacks in the city. The number of visitors has dropped and even traditionally hot period of the year couldn’t... Read further

Sustainable Seafood at Starwood Hotels

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has launched new policy regarding purchase of seafood for its properties. New materials will help local hotels buy sustainable seafood that will enhance... Read further

New Cocktail Program at Fairmont Hotels

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts launched a new cocktail menu at its hotels globally. Named Classics.Perfected., the menu includes both famous cocktails and new drinks created by best... Read further

IHG Comes to Novi Sad, Serbia

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) will open its first Crowne Plaza hotel in Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia. The hotel will be a newly built one, and will operate in... Read further

New Gluten-Free Menu at Scandic Hotels is Launched Next Year

Scandic will offer more choices in its breakfast menu, this time addressing the needs of vegan guests and guests with food-allergies. The menu was already successfully tested at three... Read further

Waldorf Astoria Brings Provincial Chinese Cuisine to Its Hotels

Waldorf Astoria changes the cuisine that is served at its hotels and now offers guests to try provincial Chinese cuisine. During the first stage of the project the authentic Chinese cuisine... Read further

Grand Hyatt Hotel in Taipei Opens Unusual Buffet

The reopened Café at the Grand Hyatt Taipei is something you won’t see in most hotels. Over thirty chefs, numerous open kitchens and 168 culinary options from classic to exotic ones... Read further

London Hotels Promises to Make its Guests Skinny

Conrad London St. James hotel in London (the UK), has launched a new intensive workout program called “Skinny Rebel”. The new program burns calories very fast, making... Read further

Virtual Reality at Shangri-La Hotels

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts offers brand new virtual reality service using Samsung Gear Virtual Reality (VR) headsets. The company has already provided all global sales offices of... Read further

New Lifestyle Community by Cachet Hotel Group

Cachet Hotel Group (CHG), Hong Kong headquartered hotel company, announced the launch of its own lifestyle community. Named Cachet World, the community will help customers find most... Read further

New Customizable Experience at Conrad Hotels

Conrad Hotels & Resorts announced its new program for travelers that will be available at hotels of the brand globally. Stay Inspired is a new brand-wide program that includes special... Read further

Mixology Classes at Hotels Become a Huge Hit

These days, when travelers become more and more demanding, hotels strive to offer authentic experiences, and local cuisine and drinks are one of inexpensive ways to do that. As a rule,... Read further

Free Wi-Fi for All Devices at Four Seasons Hotels

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced changes that will surely be welcomed by all modern travelers. The company now offers complimentary Wi-Fi for unlimited number of devices. The... Read further

Best Western Brings Its Vib Hotel Brand to Southeast Asia

Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced the signing of agreement for the first Vib hotel in Southeast Asia. The newly built hotel will be located in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. The... Read further

Global Spa Membership Program in Hilton Hotels

If you like attending spa centers while staying at a hotel, this might be an offer for you. Hilton Worldwide announced the launch of its new membership program targeted at spa visitors. The... Read further

Wyndham Surpasses Its Carbon Emission Plans

Wyndham Worldwide has announced that the company has reached its plans regarding the reduction of carbon emission beforehand. The famous hotelier has managed to reach the plan six years... Read further

New Hotel Brand by Scandic

Scandic Hotels has revealed information about its new hotel brand that will operate under its own name, but will have an extension “by Scandic”. According to the Stockholm... Read further

European Tourism Keeps Developing Despite Troubles

European tourism keeps developing and features stable growth year after year despite economic troubles and geopolitical tensions. According to the latest report by the European Travel... Read further

IHG to Open a Hotel in Ljubljana, Slovenia

InterContinental Group (IHG) has announced the signing of a new hotel in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The property will be opened in collaboration with Delta Holding. The opening of a hotel... Read further

Strong Growth of Revenue for East Midland Hoteliers in September

September 2015 was also a successful month for hotels in the East Midlands (UK) that recorded growth of RevPAR of 6.8%. The growth was reached across all hotel segments. Hotels... Read further

Encouraging September 2015 for Hoteliers on the Cote D’Azur

Hotels on the Cote D’Azur and regional France posted strong growth during the month of September. The growth was reached in all main metrics, such as occupancy and average daily... Read further

Record Occupancy of Hotels in Berlin in September 2015

September is traditionally a good month for hotels in Berlin as this is the period of large sport events such as Internationales Stadionfest (ISTAF) and Berlin marathon, so there is... Read further

Harvest Tribute Cocktails at a Parisian Hotel

The Shangri-La hotel in Paris has launched its new menu called “Autumn Collection”. The hotel, which is located in the private demeure of Prince Ronald Bonaparte, offers its... Read further

European Hotel Pipeline Declines in September 2015

The European hotel development pipeline declined in September 2015 compared to September 2014. The decline estimated 7.9% according to the latest STR Global Construction Pipeline... Read further

Growing Occupancy of European Hotels in September 2015

The European hotel industry had a positive month of September with growth recorded in all key metrics. If compared to September 2014, hotels in Europe managed to increase their occupancy by... Read further

Occupancy of Hotels in London in September 2015

In September, hotels in London, England, enjoyed mostly positive performance in all key metrics. The latest report on the subject by STR Global features all main information about... Read further

First Rooftop Pool in the City at W Hotel in Amsterdam

W Hotels Worldwide, which is a part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, announced opening of its hotel in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This is the first W branded hotel in the Dutch... Read further

Virtual Reality in Marriott Hotels

Marriott Hotels has started new service called Vroom Service in selected hotels. Launched together with Samsung Electronics America, the new in-room virtual reality experience is currently... Read further

Karl Lagerfeld to Become Hotel Designer

Famous fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who is internationally known for his collections for the Chanel brand, will soon try new profession, this time as designer of hotels. Karl Lagerfeld... Read further

Jumeirah Will Open One More Iconic Hotel in Dubai

The Dubai-based Jumeirah Group has announced another ambitious project for their home city. The company was chosen to operate a new hotel located in a mixed-use development that is... Read further

Five More Hotels in Japan by RCI

RCI, the leading company in the sphere of holiday exchange and a part of the Wyndham Worldwide, has recently added five mote hotels to its Japanese portfolio. The new properties in the... Read further

Water Stewardship Program at IHG Hotels

InterContinental Hotel Group has launched a special global water stewardship program and appointed Water Footprint Network to develop it in its hotels around the world. Both the companies... Read further

Taste of Silk Road at a Hotel in Hong Kong

Guests of the Langham hotel in Hong Kong are welcome to try absolutely new and unique cocktails that were made in collaboration with the Shanghai company Tang Silk Road. The exclusive... Read further

Growing Role of Smartphones in Travel Experience

It’s hard to overestimate impact of modern technologies in most spheres of our lives, and tourism and actions associated with that are no exception. Smartphones have significant... Read further

Strawberry Chocolate Fantasy in a Hong Kong Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong has launched a special limited time event called “strawberry chocolate fantasy”. The event is held at the hotel starting from September 1,... Read further

London Hotels Post Highest Occupancy for a Decade

Last year was definitely a positive one for hotels in London that enjoyed record results throughout the year, but 2015 certainly turns out to be an exceptional year. Even average... Read further

Increased Occupancy for European Region in August 2015

August was a good month for the European hotel industry as the region enjoyed the growth of 2.2% to 77.1% in total. According to the latest report by STR Global, the average daily... Read further

1 Billion Euro Project in Algarve Announced

Algarve, Portugal, will soon become even more popular with tourists due to a new 1 billion worth project announced for Vilamoura, the leading destination of the region. The project will... Read further

First Newly Built Radisson Red is to Open in Glasgow

Carlson Rezidor announced the opening of its first newly built Radisson Red hotel. The property will be located in Glasgow (UK). Radisson Red Hotel Glasgow will have 176 guestrooms... Read further

European Pipeline Development Drops in August 2015

The August report of STR Global dedicated to construction pipeline reveals declining results compared to August 2014. Currently, there are 800 hotels under contract in Europe with the total... Read further

Hotels in London Enjoy Increased Occupancy in August 2015

STR Global posted first results of hotels in London, England, in August. The data clearly shows that hotels in the capital of the UK managed to improve both average daily rate and revenue... Read further

First Hot Spring Resort in Japan by Aman

Aman announced the opening of its first hot spring resort in Japan. Operating under the Amanenu brand, the resort will be located in Ise Shima National Park which is around 300km of Tokyo.... Read further

Expansion Plans of Hilton in Austria and Germany

Hilton Worldwide will soon add 10 new hotels to its German and Austrian portfolio. This has become possible thanks to strategic partnership with Primestar Hospitality, which is formerly... Read further

New Sheraton Menu With Paired Plates and Wines

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts launched the new program dedicated to food and beverage called Paired. With Paired, guests will be able to enjoy small plates with food and bar snacks carefully... Read further

Steigenberger Comes to London Market

Steigneberger will finally enter London hotel market. The company was appointed to manage The Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London that is set to open in 2017. The new hotel will be opened... Read further

Culinary Academy at a Thai Resort

Many travelers always seek special experience in travel and want to try something new and unusual together with regular sunbathing and swimming. To make stay of their guests even more... Read further

New Lifestyle Hotel Brand for the Philippines

Chroma Hospitality, a Manila based hotel brand which was previously known as FilArchipelago Hospitality, announced launch of a new hotel brand called Canvas Hotels & Resorts.... Read further

Red Planet Rediscovers Itself as Tech-Inspired Hotel Brand

Red Planet Hotels announced the end of its partnership with Tune Hotels and rebranding of existing 21 hotels. All the hotels will launch the Red Planet portfolio and will share the new... Read further

New Collection of European Villas by Exclusive Resorts

Famous vacation club Exclusive Resorts announced new additions to its luxury collection that contains more than 400 luxury residences. The brand new European Villa Collection is set to open... Read further

Interstate Adds Three Hotels in the UK

The UK division of Interstate Europe announced opening of three new hotels in the region. The new properties in the portfolio of the hotelier are Holiday Inn Express London ExCeL, Ibis... Read further

Tea Parties Inspired by Ferrari at a Hong Kong Hotel

The Ritz Carlton hotel in Hong Kong has prepared something new for visitors of its Tosca restaurant. Now guests can attend special Red Afternoon Tea, the idea of which was inspired by the... Read further

Growing Popularity of Middle Scale Hotels in Dubai

If previously Dubai was known as a place with mostly luxury hotels, nowadays there is a serious shift in structure of the industry. Mid-scale properties become more popular and nowadays... Read further

In-Room Fitting Service by Gap at Virgin Hotels

Virgin Hotels announced collaboration with famous apparel brand Gap. Both the companies will provide guests with completely new service – they will be able to purchase clothes and... Read further

Luxury Accommodation for Insects at a French Hotel

As a rule, hotels provide accommodation for guests and for their pets, but Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, has definitely made a step forward by offering shelter for quite unusual... Read further

NH Hotels Comes to Downtown Rome

NH Hotel Group is to add one more hotel to its NH Collection portfolio. The hotel in Rome will be located right in the heart of the city near the Termini train station, which provides... Read further

Special Rooms for Employees at a Bangkok Hotel

Centara Grand hotel in Bangkok, which is located at Central World, has unveiled a new and unusual way of rest for its employees. Now workers of the hotel can attend newly opened Inspiration... Read further

Green Dinners at a Parisian Hotel

Shangri-La hotel in Paris launched a series of green dinners at its La Bauhinia restaurant. Labelled as “100% green dinners”, the dinners were first launched on July 9 and... Read further

New Fruit Menu at W Hotel in Hong Kong

W Hong Kong has presented an original way to celebrate summer. The hotel now offers a series of new dishes available at various F&B outlets. The new dishes were gathered to a menu with... Read further

Hotels in London Suffer From Decreased GOPPAR in June 2015

June 2015 was not the most successful month for London hoteliers as they saw their revenues down. Gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) fell, but regional hotels... Read further

European Hotels Enjoy Increased Occupancy in June 2015

June reports brought mostly good news. The European hotel industry enjoyed increased occupancy that added 4.5% for the month of June to 78.1% in total.

The latest... Read further

2015 To Become a Successful Year for Investment Into EMEA Hotels

Hotels in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) become particularly attractive for investors these days, so the expected volume of transactions sets up a new record. The results for... Read further

Carlson Rezidor to Open Park Inn by Radisson Hotel in Neumarkt

Carlson Rezidor, which is also known as one of most rapidly developing hotel groups in the world, announced the opening of its new hotel in Neumarkt, Germany. The midscale hotel will have... Read further

Shangri-La Sues Its Contractor Due to Delayed Hotel Opening

The Hong-Kong headquartered hotel company Shangri-La sued its contractor for £57 million for a series of failings that led to delay in the opening of the new hotel in the Shard.... Read further

Healthy In-Room Dining at Hong Kong Hotel

Now guests of W Hong Kong hotel are able to enjoy new and healthy dining menu that is curated by famous yoga instructor Tara Stiles. Together with chefs, Stiles developed a healthy menu... Read further

New Hotels by The Luxury Collection in Prague, Bratislava, Bodrum, and Portopiccolo

Recently Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has been very interested in development of its Luxury Collection brand. Not so long ago the hotelier announced the investment of US$300... Read further

Mixed Performance of Hotels in France in May 2015

May was a mixed month for hotels in France. Literally, hotels were enjoying high revenues one day and then decline the next one. The results were not same in different regions of the county... Read further

Improved Occupancy of London Hotels in June 2015

According to the data provided by STR Global, June was a good month for hotels in London, England. They managed to increase their occupancy and reach growth of other important metrics.... Read further

Growing Popularity of Airport Hotels in Asia

Airport hotels is Asia these days are not just places where travelers can have short rest between their transfers or during business trip. These are places that compete with hotels in the... Read further

Netflix Subscriptions at Marriott Hotels

Marriott International announced the launch of its partnership with famous Internet service Netflix. Thanks to the partnership, guests of Marriott Hotels will be able to subscribe to... Read further

Modest Growth of European Tourism This Summer

Latest data posted by European Travel Commission shows that despite negative forecasts European tourism sector confirms growth during these summer months thanks to raising demand from both... Read further

Hilton Adds Hilton Garden Inn in Spreitenbach, Switzerland, to Its Collection

Hilton Worldwide will soon bring its upscale brand Hilton Garden Inn to the Swiss town of Spreitenbach, a rapidly developing commercial zone near the Zurich area. The hotel is set to open... Read further

Marriott Debuts With Two Hotels in Macau

Hotel design is known as a crucial point as details are important in creating right atmosphere and helping guests remember the hotel and wish to return to it in future. The problem of hotel... Read further

New Coral Health Program by Outrigger

Outrigger Resorts launched new program that targets preservation of coral reefs located in the waters that surround Outrigger Resorts. Named OZONE (Outrigger’s ZONE), the new... Read further

The Largest Holiday Inn to Appear in Makkah

InterContinental Group (IHG) announced its plans to open the largest Holiday Inn hotel in the world. The property will be open in accordance with management agreement with Al Majd... Read further

Dubai to Get 28,000 New Hotel Rooms by 2018

Dubai is a well-known tourist destination, and many hotel companies try to improve their presence on such a popular market. With mega events like 2020 Dubai World Expo and 2022 Fifa World... Read further

Omni Hotels Launch Mobile Booking

Omni Hotels & Resorts now offer mobile booking for mobile devices through its application and through the company’s website. Moreover, guests now have access to a new wonderful... Read further

New Hilton Hotel in Dubai World Central

Hilton Worldwide announced opening of one more hotel. The new property, which is to be managed by Hilton, will be located in Dubai World Center. Dubai World Center is another ambitious... Read further

Uniforms That React to Music in London Hotel

W hotel in London developed absolutely new creative uniform for its staff working at the hotel’s night club named Wyld. In order to make that, the hotelier partnered with famous... Read further

Tea Sommelier at Chengdu Hotel

While wine sommeliers have become traditional in many hotels around the world, tea sommelier remains a rare profession, so there’s no wonder the news come from China, a country with... Read further

New Brand for China From Carlson Rezidor

Carlson Rezidor announced the opening of its new hotel in China – the 200 guestroom Park Inn by Radisson hotel in Libo, Guizhou. The hotel will start operating in the second quarter of... Read further

Main 2015 Menu Trends

As it was presented at the 2015 National Restaurant Association Hotel Motel Show in Chicago, currently there is a definite “back to basics” trend in restaurant menus, and there... Read further

Meliá Opens TRYP Hotel in Valencia

Meliá Hotels International, which is also known as the largest hotel company in Spain, has announced the opening of a new hotel in the Spanish city of Valencia. The hotel will operate... Read further

Performance of French Hotel Industry in April 2015

April is traditionally not a month when hotels post their best results, and this year’s month was no exception. Even though the results looked quite gloomy at a glance, more detailed... Read further

Hotel Development in Europe Slows Down

European hotel pipeline for May 2015 is significantly smaller than a year ago. The decrease estimates 10% as it is published by STR Global in its latest Global Construction Pipeline... Read further

Second Hotel by Mövenpick in Riyadh

Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts will soon add one more property to its portfolio. This will be a hotel in Riyadh, in the famous King Adbullah FinancialDistrict (KAFD). The hotel will... Read further

Local Experience at Canopy by Hilton Hotels

Canopy by Hilton brand announced new digital program for all travelers. The three month long campaign is aimed to make Canopy hotels better and more tailored to a specific location where... Read further

Hotels in Brussels and Barcelona Enjoy Prosperous April

Hotels in both Barcelona and Brussels enjoyed great increases in gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) in April 2015. The growth estimated 30.5% and 34.7%... Read further

Carlson Rezidor Opens Park Inn Hotel Keflavik International Airport, Iceland

Carlson Rezidor announced the opening of the Park Inn by Radisson Keflavik International Airport, Iceland. The new hotel will be a converted one and will start operating under the new brand... Read further

Reservation System of New Generation in IHG Hotels

InterContinental Hotels Group announced that the company will develop a brand new reservation system for its hotels. The reservation system of new generation or GRS (Guest Reservation... Read further

Jazz Performances at St. Regis Hotels Worldwide

Starwood Hotels and Resorts prepared a series of special programs that will be certainly liked by all fans of jazz music. The Jazz Legends at St. Regis series includes jazz performances in... Read further

Bulgari Will Develop Luxury Hotel in Dubai

Bulgary, famous Rome-based maker of jewelry and perfume, will open a Bulgari-branded hotel in Dubai together with Meraas Holding LLC. The luxury resort will be located on a manmade island... Read further

Crowne Plaza Berlin Potsdamer Platz Welcomes Its Guests

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the opening of its new hotel in prime location of the German capital. Crowne Plaza Berlin – Potsdamer Platz will be managed by IHG... Read further

Radisson Opens Park Inn by Radisson Istanbul Ataturk Airport Hotel

The Rezidor Hotel Group opened one more property under the Park Inn by Radisson brand. The new hotel will become a great choice for short-term visitors to Istanbul as it is located just 4... Read further

Glorious Results of UK Provincial Hotels in April 2015

April 2015 continued trend of the year with not very optimistic results of hotels in London and improving performance of provincial accommodations. London hotels ended the month with... Read further

Almost Half of British Travellers Use Mobile Devices for Booking Hotels

The study by Expedia Media Solutions throws light upon travel content and booking with different devices in the UK. As these days many households have different types of devices, it becomes... Read further

Improving Results of French Hotel Industry in March

Hotels in France start showing signs of improvement after relatively weak beginning of the year. Even though March results cannot be called exceptional, they helped finish the first... Read further

Waldorf Astoria Partners with Harper’s Bazaar

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts announced new partnership program with prominent fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar. During the one year long collaboration the magazine will showcase... Read further

Apa Group to Build the Biggest Hotel in Japan

Apa Group has revealed its ambitious plans regarding the building of the biggest hotel in the country. The building will be finished right in time for the 2020 Olympic Games that will take... Read further

Equinox to Launch Health-Focused Hotel Brand

Equinox Holdings, New York headquartered company which is famous for running a chain of Equinox fitness clubs, announced that it will diversify its business and will launch a hotel brand.... Read further

Unicef Charity at Family Resort Club Mac in Mallorca

Club Mac hotel in Port d’Alcudia, the north coast of Majorca, is a great example of how hotels can participate in charity activities. The hotel has raised 13,495 euro in the past two... Read further

European Hoteliers Benefit from Sporting Events

Major UK markets are expected to post high results due to the Rugby Games that will take place in the country in September and October. As this year the games are to be held during the... Read further

Ascott Debuts with Citadines Brand in Vietnam, UAE, and Malaysia

The Ascott Limited announced new hotels that will be added to the portfolio of its Citadines brand. These will be first properties in Vietnam, Malaysia and United Arab Emirates. The first... Read further

Eco Friendly Amenities by Coke at Starwood Hotels

Starwood announced collaboration of its brand W Hotels Worldwide with Coca-Cola Co. and musician Together they will make new branded bed sheets with recycled plastic. The new... Read further

Receptionist Who Stole £19,000 Was Fined £1

It was discovered that receptionist at Premier Inn hotel in Newcastle stole £19,000 by forging signatures at cash refunds. Even though Joanna Goodall admitted the crime, she was... Read further

Indonesian Government Will Relax Meeting Ban

Hotels in Indonesia can finally sigh with relief after the country’s government made it public that it would relax ban on government meetings in hotels. That will help local hotels... Read further

No Cage Eggs and Crate Pork for Hilton Hotels

Hilton Worldwide announced its new ecological initiative. The internationally famous hotelier will stop using cages of egg-laying chicken and gestation crates which are used to keep and... Read further

Sustainable Dining at Shangri-La Hotels

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has decided to add some changes to its culinary sustainability program. Called Rooted in Nature, the program will take place in all Shangri-La and Kerry... Read further

Dubai-inspired Hotel to Appear in the Alps

When it comes to Dubai, many tourists will surely mention their signature hotels, many of which simply amaze visitors with their scale and grandeur. The famous Dubai tower hotel, which was... Read further

Focus on Fashion at Sofitel Hotel in Paris

Paris is a famous European capital that has become a synonym of fashion. Style is an essential part of this chic city with numerous couture houses and signature charm, so no wonder that... Read further

Wedding Trends for 2015

As a rule, weddings, or at least a part of them, take place in hotels, so hoteliers should keep an eye on this segment and try to offer new improved services that will keep newlyweds and... Read further

New Luxury Hotel in Dubai by Taj Group

Taj Group, India-based hotel company, announced the opening of its new luxury project. This time it will be a luxury hotel in Dubai, near the Burj Khalifa area.

The Dubai... Read further

IHG to Open Hotel Indigo in Bath in 2016

InterContinental Group (IHG) has announced the opening of Hotel Indigo in Bath, United Kingdom. The property will be managed by the famous hotelier in accordance with a franchise... Read further

Hotels in London Post Flat Results in March

March 2015 was definitely not the most successful month for hotels in the capital of the UK. As it is stated in the data provided by STR Global, London hotels had mostly flat performance in... Read further

Tough Times of French Hotel Industry

It cannot be told clearly, if January’s sad events had their negative impact on Paris tourist industry or maybe economic conditions made French guests visit Paris less, but after... Read further

Hotel Wi-Fi is Potentially Unsafe for Guests

As it is mentioned in Wired, hundreds of hotels around the world provide Wi-Fi that is not safe and vulnerable to “serious hacks”. The problem was detected by the security firm... Read further

Main Meeting Trends for 2015

Benchmark Hospitality International has published the main trends for business meetings that often take place at hotels. The company itself has vast experience in the area – Benchmark... Read further

Special Chinese Amenities in Hilton Hotels

According to the latest study by Bank of America, Chinese tourists are among biggest spenders and, as their number is growing, they become highly welcome guests in many hotels worldwide. In... Read further

Value of Hotels in Europe Increases

According to the newest report by HVS, hotels in Europe increase their value for the fifth consecutive year. The 2015 European Hotel Valuation Index contains information about year to year... Read further

Travel Agent Training by Melia Hotels

Melia Hotels International has introduced its new program called MeliaPro-Training. This new software will help travelling professionals know more about the company and improve sales by... Read further

Riu Bravo Reopens its Hotel in Mallorca

In the end of March Riu Bravo finally reopened its hotel in Mallorca after long and extensive renovation. Now guests of the hotel are welcome to look at result of a five-month long work.... Read further

Marriott Opens Hotel in Bodrum Next Month

In the middle of May Marriott will open its second JW Marriott Hotel in Turkey. This time, the property will be located in the town of Yalikavak, a picturesque place on the Bodrum... Read further

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