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Hotels in the UK Enjoy Record RevPAR Growth in July 2017

The middle month of summer brought only positive results for hotels in the UK. They were able to maintain their successful performance and even enjoy the growth of revenue per available... Read further

Best Western Hotels & Resorts to Launch a Hotel on Phu Quoc Island

The magnificent island of Phu Quoc, which is located on the South Coast of Vietnam, is a true gem and a stunning tropical destination that travelers are recommended to pay attention to.... Read further

Abu Dhabi Opens Its Own Louvre

If you have always been thinking about traveling to Abu Dhabi, here is one more reason to start planning a vacation. The popular tourist destination now has one more landmark – a... Read further

Anti-terrorism Travel is a New Trend in Israel

Israel has come up with something really new for travelers who seek unusual experiences. The country will soon offer “anti-terrorism” packages for travelers who visit the... Read further

The Building of the Largest Hotel in the World Resumes

Saudi Arabia has many ambitious plans regarding its hospitality industry, and the building of a 10,000-room hotel is on that list. The mega hotel, which can become the biggest hotel in the... Read further

Growing Demand Speeds Up Hospitality Sector of Japan

Japan has always been a popular tourist destination, but as it will be the host country for Olympics 2020, the demand is growing faster than usual. Most international and local chains... Read further

Hotels in Europe Post Growth in July 2017

The hospitality industry of Europe has another successful month this summer, and July 2017 results only prove the positive dynamics. The year-on-year data shows that local hotels managed to... Read further

Hard Rock Hotels Come to Davos at the End of the Year

Hard Rock Hotels International decided to expand their European portfolio and strengthen presence in the Swiss Alps by opening a hotel in Davos. Launched in collaboration with International... Read further

Positive July Results for Hotels in London and Berlin

The second month of summer was successful for many destinations across Europe, and such important gateway cities as London and Berlin are no exception. The renowned European capitals... Read further

An Unusual Cave Bar Opens at a Hotel in Jerusalem

Villa Brown Jerusalem, a newly opened 24-room boutique hotel, offers something new for its guests. The old basement of the once a private residence house was transformed into a cave bar.... Read further

IHG to Open Hotels in Bintan, Indonesia

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced its debut in Bintan, Indonesia. These will be Hotel Indigo Bintan Lagoi Beach and Holiday Inn Resort Bintan Lagoi Beach. Both the... Read further

St. Peter’s Square in Manchester to Get a 300-key Hotel and a Large Apart-hotel

In their attempt to revamp the look of the city skyline, Manchester council made a series of decisions regarding the demolishing of old buildings and replacing them with new ones. The... Read further

Hilton Garden Inn Brand Will Get an Upgrade

Hilton Garden Inn will be updated, and the brand has already got six new prototypes. It’s a serious revamp for the hotel brand that was launched 25 years ago. The changes concern not... Read further

New Cancellation Policy by IHG

In line with the recent changes in the industry, IHG also decided to change their cancellation policy. Starting from July (August or September in some locations) all clients of IHG... Read further

Tourism in Israel Has Strong Potential for Growth

The hospitality sector of Israel had a stable performance last year and is expected to keep growing in future because of the increasing incoming tourism. This information is present in the... Read further

Hotels in Budapest Post Highest Profit Across Europe in June 2017

The first month of summer was positive for the European hospitality industry in general. Local hotels managed to boost their GOPPAR (gross operating profit per available room) by... Read further

Europe Plans Matchmaking to Get More Tourists from China and the USA

The EU is interested in developing its hospitality industry in order to get more tourists, especially from such large outbound markets as China and the United States. For this purpose, the... Read further

Hotels in London Enjoy Growth While Munich Hotels Suffer in June 2017

Hotels in London had a positive month as they managed to improve nearly all main metrics in June 2017. The year-on-year data provided by STR shows a definite positive shift, which has... Read further

European Hotel Industry Grows in Q2 2017

The second quarter of 2017 was a successful one for the hospitality industry of Europe. Hotels across the region managed to improve their main metrics and reach the growth of RevPAR... Read further

Iran to Get a Giant Winter Resort

For many travelers, Iran is a desert country in the Middle East, but soon a large winter recreation hub is to appear there. Located on a southern Iranian island, this resort is already... Read further

Hotels in Paris Welcome the Decision of City Council to Force Airbnb Registration

It’s not a secret for anyone that apartment rental services like Airbnb have become a real problem for hotel chains in recent years. The most visited city in the world, Paris, is no... Read further

Hôtel de Crillon in Paris Reopens After a Four-Year Restoration

One of the most iconic hotels in Paris, Hôtel de Crillon, is finally open after an extensive renovation that lasted as long as four years. The cost of all restoration works is more than... Read further

China Sentences Australian Employees of Crown Resorts

Shanghai court sentenced three Australians who worked at Crown Resorts to less than a year each for illegal promotion of gambling. Thirteen more employees, 12 Chinese and 1 Malaysian, will... Read further

A Hotel in Hyderabad Refused to Provide a Room for a Solo Female

The story of a solo female traveler who was refused to check-in has become viral online, especially in Indian internet as this story happened in the southern city of Hyderabad. A local... Read further

The Ritz-Carlton to Offer Yacht Cruises

The Ritz-Carlton announced the entry to a new area for the famous hotelier – it will provide travelers with luxury yachting and cruise services. The hotel company plans to build and... Read further

IHG Reveals More Information About the Midscale Brand

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has revealed information about its new hotel brand that will belong to the midscale category. The new brand will offer nearly same functionality... Read further

All-inclusive Hotels Refuse to Serve British Travelers Because of Fake Claims

A significant rise of fake food poisoning claims from British travelers may result in banning them from all-inclusive hotel chains. British holiday companies have reported the increased... Read further

30 Million Chinese Plan to Travel Abroad in Summer

As many as 30 million Chinese travelers plan to make vacations abroad during July and August 2017. This data was revealed by Ctrip, the largest online travel agency in China, after a... Read further

The Ancient City of Bagan Turns Into an Emerging Destination

Bagan, one of the most impressive tourist destinations in Myanmar, is slowly turning into a popular destination. The city was not well-known to travelers even several years ago despite rich... Read further

Weird Ice Cream is a Dessert Trend This Summer

The all-time favorite street dessert, ice cream, has always been on the menus of hotel restaurants. It seems that we have seen all flavors and fillings possible, but the imagination of... Read further

New Hotels Might be Banned in Venice

Venice, an internationally popular tourist destination, might prohibit the opening of new hotels in future. At least, that’s the idea of the city authorities that have been active... Read further

Lionel Messi Became a Hotel Owner

Internationally prominent football star, Lionel Messi, decided to step into the hotel business. The Barcelona FC star purchased a hotel in Sitges, a charming beach town not far away from... Read further

Rising Costs Makes Hamburg Hotels Struggle While Hotels in Paris are in Bloom

Hamburg hotels experience a serious decline in profit per room of 5.2% because of constantly growing costs. This information is provided in the final results for April 2017 by HotStats.... Read further

Resorts World Hotel in Manila is Closed After Gunfire

Resorts World Manila, a popular tourist complex in the capital of the Philippines, was closed after a tragic event. A lone gunman started making shots from a rifle and then set flame to... Read further

Hilton Encourages Guests to Gym

It’s not a secret that many hotel guests do not work out while away from home simply because they do not want to find out where the gym is and then go there. At Hilton, you... Read further

Hotels in Northern Ireland Ask Protection Because of Brexit

Hospitality industry of Northern Ireland, which is worth more than £1 billion, is asking protection and a special status after Brexit. That includes the right for citizens of the... Read further

Hotel Design Trends 2017

It may sound odd for travelers, but the look of hotels is also not fixed and it tends to change every year or even season. At least, MatchLine Design Group is sure in that, and so the... Read further

Radisson Blu Reduces Ecological Footprint of Meeting Facilities

Carlson Rezidor Group announced new environment-friendly initiatives for its Radisson Blu brand. From now, all meeting facilities in hotels by this brand will be carbon-free. Radisson Blu... Read further

Old War Building in London to be Turned into a Hotel

The legendary Old War Office building that is located in Whitehall is to be transformed into a hotel. The complex, which will have a luxury hotel and deluxe residences, will be launched by... Read further

Hotels in Edinburgh Enjoy Increased Profit Thanks to a Series of Events

April was incredibly successful for hotels in Edinburgh that managed to increase their profit per room by a fantastic 52.2%. This became possible because of a series of events that... Read further

Empty Prisons in the Netherlands to Be Turned into Hotels

In many countries, like the United States, overcrowding of prisons is often a problem, but that doesn’t’ apply to the Netherlands. Actually, many prisons in this country are so... Read further

The Future of the Princess Brand in China

The Bangkok-based hotelier Dusit International is serious about promoting its Princess brand in China. In order to increase expansion on the market, the Thai hotel company has concluded a... Read further

W Hotel in Barcelona Renovates All Guest Rooms

If you are planning to make a vacation in Barcelona, but do not know what hotel to book, take a look at the recently reopened W Barcelona. During the multi-million euro renovation, all 473... Read further

Glorious Results of Hotels in Berlin in May 2017

According to the preliminary data for May published by STR Global, the last month was profitable for hotels in Berlin. They managed to improve all main metrics and increase RevPAR by... Read further

New Artificial Islands in Dubai Could be Ready by 2020

Dubai Holding has revealed its plans regarding one more ambitious project – the famous investment company is planning to finish another set of man-made islands by 2020. The building of... Read further

Hotels in Thailand Serve More Chinese Visitors Thanks to Krabi Airport

Krabi International Airport, Thailand, has increased its capacity. Last year, the airport reached a new record and served two million passengers. The total amount of receipts reached... Read further

TED-Style Workshops at Marriott Hotels in Europe

The European branch of the famous hotelier announced the launch of a series of workshops for its guests, which will be made in TED style. TED Talks is a partner of Marriott, so it was... Read further

Employees of Aldon Hotel in Berlin Allegedly Stole €1 Million

One of the most famous hotels in Berlin, Hotel Aldon by Kempinski, has started an investigation against its own employees. The employees are accused of selling drinks and items that were... Read further

London Canary Wharf – A New Hot Spot on London Map

If you’re planning to visit London this summer and do not know where to stay, take a look at the newly opened Novotel London Canary Wharf. The 39-storey hotel has much to offer to its... Read further

Japanese Brand Muji Comes to China

Muji Hotels announced the expansion of the brand to China in order to pursue the potential of the rapidly developing market. The announcement has drawn much attention in the Chinese media.... Read further

London Hotels to Have a Strong Summer

Hotels in London do not seem to stop after a record first quarter of 2017. As there are several summer events that are likely to bring more tourists to the city, the UK capital is expected... Read further

Hotel Indigo Opens in Warsaw

InterContinental Group now has one more property in Warsaw, Hotel Indigo – Nowy Swiat. The hotel is conveniently open on Nowy Swiat or “New World” Street that is also one... Read further

A Challenging Decade for European Hotels

European hotel industry seems to be growing and improving its performance through years, however, a detailed report shows that many destinations face serious challenges. For example, hotels... Read further

Bristol and Bath Hotels Boost Their Rates For UEFA Final

As UEFA Champions League Final is approaching, hotels near Cardiff, the UK, try to benefit from the event and skyrocket their daily rates. For example, Bath and Bristol hotels have already... Read further

Newest Trends Shape F&B Industry

Hotel industry keeps changing to meet newest requirements and demands of modern travelers. Food and beverage are no exception. According to industry insiders, the days of four-course... Read further

Viceroy Hotel Group to Open a Hotel in Cocobay, Vietnam

Vietnam, an emerging travel destination in Southeast Asia, attracts not only travelers but also hotel companies from all over the world. As big investors come to lush Vietnam land, truly... Read further

Robotic Technologies for Hotels in China

Kiu Hung International Holdings Limited together with Shanghai Liming Intelligent Technology announced their plans to develop special robotic technologies for hotels. For this purpose, they... Read further

The Stafford Hotel in London Upgrades Its Suites and Restaurant

The Stafford London, an iconic boutique hotel in the heart of the UK’s capital, reopened its suites and restaurant after a multi-million dollar redesign.

The 11 carriage... Read further

The First Women-Run Hotel in Al Barsha, Dubai, is Announced

Time Hotels Management has announced its plan to open a hotel that will be almost completely run by women. The four-star hotel will be located in Al Barsha district in Dubai that is known... Read further

Optimistic April 2017 Results for Hotels in London

The second month of spring was also profitable for London hotels. They managed to increase their occupancy, average daily rate, and enjoy the growth of RevPAR of 10.3% to £119.40.... Read further

A Dramatic Drop of Revenue for Hotels in Munich in April 2017

April 2017 data provided by STR has brought some negative news for hotels in Munich, Germany. They experienced a truly dramatic decline in revenue per available room (RevPAR) of... Read further

Moxy Expands in Japan

Moxy Hotels continue their expansion in Asia Pacific by announcing two more properties for Japan. Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho and Moxy Osaka Honmachi will greet their first guests closer to the... Read further

Hotels in Berlin Increase Their Revenues in March 2017

The start of spring was very successful for hotels in Berlin. According to the data provided by HotStats, hotels in the capital of Germany managed to gain their revenues by 7.0%,... Read further

Q1 Results for Key Regions of the World

The new statistics regarding the Q1 performance of all key regions compared to the previous year is available by SRT. According to the data, hotels in Europe enjoy improvement of all the... Read further

Dorset to Get a Major Development

The British resort city of Dorset is to get a major facelift. It was reported that a new project worth £250 million has been approved for the city. The redevelopment project will be... Read further

Rooftop Restaurants Get Green-lighted in Dubai

Hotels in Dubai have finally got a permission to build bars and restaurants on the roofs of their buildings. Such a practice is internationally popular, but until now it was prohibited in... Read further

Upgraded F&B Offerings by Hilton Garden

Hilton Garden Inn announced the adjustment of its food and beverage program. The program will be changed in order to meet new requirements connected with current trends, including healthier... Read further

In-Room Streaming at Hyatt Hotels

Hyatt has launched a new exciting feature for its guests, who now can enjoy personalized television streaming in their rooms. The streaming is available through the upgraded World of Hyatt... Read further

Viceroy Launches Resort Hotel in Kopaonik, Serbia

When it comes to selecting a ski resort in Europe, travelers usually think of the popular Alps, forgetting that there are many wonderful and no less picturesque resorts in the region.... Read further

Hotels in Brussels Post 5 Consecutive Months of Growth

The hospitality industry of the capital of Belgium seems to be back on track after a year of declines. Hotels in Brussels have posted already five consecutive months of occupancy growth.... Read further

Milestone Deal for Hilton Hotels in Sri Lanka

Hilton has signed a milestone deal with Melwa Hotels and Resorts Private Limited. Together, the companies will open 6 Hilton hotels in Sri Lanka. These will be three hotels under the Hilton... Read further

The Palace Hotel in Bürgenstock is Open After 8 Years of Renovation

The Palace Hotel in Bürgenstock Resort, which is located on Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, started accepting meeting and event reservations and will soon greet tourists. The iconic hotel of a... Read further

Hotel Industry of India to Lose Half of Revenues Due to Liquor Ban

The recent ban of the Indian government on the sale of alcohol in all shops, bars, and restaurants along national and state highways will seriously affect both food and beverage and... Read further

Thai Billionaire to Build a US$3.5 Billion Property in Bangkok

The richest man in Thailand, Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, has revealed his plans of investing US$3.5 billion into a mixed-use development in the central part of Bangkok. The complex will... Read further

Owner of Viagra Hotel was Forced to Change the Name

In a previous article, we told our readers about a creative owner of a hotel in Blackpool, the UK, who decided to change the name of his guesthouse into a Viagra hotel. Naturally, such a... Read further

Seibu Hotels to Launch an Affordable Hotel Brand

Seibu Hotels announced that it would launch a separate brand with lower price of guest rooms in 2019. The new hotel brand will target middle-income travelers, especially international... Read further

Starwood Forms a Joint Venture with a Chinese Developer

Starwood Capital Group announced the establishment of a hotel joint venture with Shimao Hotels & Resorts, a Chinese property developer with 20 hotels in the country with nearly 6,500 rooms.... Read further

Slowed but Continuous Growth of Hotels in Dublin

Hotels in Dublin keep showing continuous growth in profit per room, even though the metric is slowing down. In February 20017, the year-on-year growth estimated 4.5%. This is quite a... Read further

Hyatt Opens a Regency Hotel in Amsterdam

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has finally debuted with its Hyatt Regency brand in the capital of the Netherlands. Hyatt Regency Amsterdam has become the third hotel in the country, with the two... Read further

Hilton Opens Its First Curio Collection Hotel in Italy

La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort in Siena, Tuscany, has become the first Curio Collection by Hilton branded property in Italy. Once a small medieval village, nowadays it’s a prestigious... Read further

Hotels in Heathrow Have Smaller Profit Despite Record Number of Passengers

Heathrow Airport may be the biggest gateway of the country with a record 5.27 million passengers in February, but that couldn’t prevent hotels in Heathrow from shrinking RevPAR.... Read further

Marriott Updates Its Loyalty Program

Marriott International announced the addition of the PlacePass technology to its loyalty program. The metasearch platform is added to the upgraded profile in order to make it more... Read further

Accommodation for Glastonbury is Available for Rent

As the Glastonbury Festival approaches, more people search for possible accommodation. While the majority of visitors will seek budget-friendly options, luxury guests are welcome at a... Read further

New Campaign by Westin to Improve Sleep

Westin Hotels & Resorts has launched a new program aimed at improving the quality of sleep of hotel guests. This time the famous hotelier partnered with the World Sleep Society. The... Read further

Rezidor Appoints a Female Hotel GM

The Rezidor Hotel Group has made a milestone step for its soon to open hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The company has appointed the first female general manager in the industry. She will be... Read further

Almost Half a Billion International Tourists Visited the EU in 2016

The European Union has always been known as a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. The number of tourist arrivals increases steadily, and the previous year was no... Read further

Hotel Eden in Rome is Open Again

A prominent hotel in Rome, Eden, is finally open after a renovation that lasted 18 months. The opening ceremony took place a few days ago at the hotel, which is located in the heart of Rome... Read further

Swiss Customs Take Away Artworks from a Luxury Hotel

The five-star Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, has lost its collection artworks because of a tax scandal involving Swiss billionaire Urs Schwarzenbach. The collection was seized... Read further

Trump Registers New Trademarks for Hospitality in China

China’s trademark office has green-lighted as many as 38 applications from U.S. President Donald Trump and his family regarding the registration of trademarks linked to the name... Read further

UNWTO Encourages to Protect Children in Tourism

The 32nd meeting of the UNWTO World Tourism Network is dedicated to the theme of Child Protection. According to the company, governments should take a leading role in that and prevent the... Read further

Continuous Profit Growth of Barcelona Hotels

In 2016, the Catalan capital enjoyed the strong growth of profit, and the situation is seemed to continue in 2017. Hotels in Barcelona enjoyed a powerful start of the year, with January... Read further

Meliá Opens Two Projects in Palma de Mallorca

New hotels in Palma de Mallorca do not appear very often nowadays, so the opening of two projects is a significant event for Meliá Hotels International. The famous European hotelier was... Read further

New Japan Inspired Culinary at Aman Hotels

Aman Hotels and Resorts, a Singapore-based hotelier, has launched a new culinary concept named Nama, which continues traditions of Japanese cuisine.

The name Nama actually... Read further

Extensive Expansion of Marriott in Europe

Marriott International has announced its ambitious plans regarding the company’s expansion in Europe by 2020. It looks like the hotelier considers Europe one of its major destinations... Read further

European Hospitality Industry is Expected to Grow in 2017-18

Rising popularity of the Mediterranean as a vacation destination, growing importance of Europe for business travelers and resilient economy of the region will help hotels increase their... Read further

A Blackpool Hotel Rebrands as Viagra Hotel

A hotel in the UK city of Blackpool has decided to attract more clients in quite an unusual way. It has rebranded as The Viagra Hotel. Locals reacted with outrage to the new name as... Read further

Movenpick Continues Its Expansion in Saudi Arabia

Movenpick Hotels & Resorts continues expanding its Middle East portfolio and announces the partnership with Karan Gulf Services. Together, the companies will open a hotel in the industrial... Read further

Hotels in Eastern Europe Add Value Faster Than the Rest of the Region

While Western Europe hospitality industry has to deal with ongoing complications, hotels in Eastern Europe benefit from increased room value, which reached the growth of fantastic 11%... Read further

Co-living Spaces in the New Millennial Brand by Ascott

The Ascott Limited, a Singapore-based hotelier, has started testing its new co-living space concept that is intended for its new millennial brand, Lyf.

The concept was... Read further

A Fire in a Chinese Hotel Kills 10

The Official Xinhua News reported about a devastating blaze in a hotel in the southeast of China. According to the data from the rescue teams, as many as 10 people were killed in the... Read further

Saudi Arabia to Get 30,000 New Hotel Rooms

Hospitality industry of Saudi Arabia is developing at a quick pace, and the country is expected to get as many as nearly 30,000 hotel rooms this year. According to the study “Saudi... Read further

Travellers Visit Fewer Websites Before Booking

A recent study by Fuel Travel has shown that nowadays leisure travellers visit fewer websites before making their choice. Actually, the average number of unique websites is just 4.4 and... Read further

Nearly 1,800 Hotel Companies in the UK Might Be Affected by Brexit

The approaching Brexit might become a real trouble to the hotel industry of the country. According to Moore Stephens, a UK based accountancy, as many as 1,800 hospitality companies in the... Read further

Food Sherpa Tours at ITC Hotels of India

Travellers, who plan to visit India, can learn more about its cuisine with a new program by ITC Hotels of India. The hotelier encouraged its chefs participate in the “food Sherpa... Read further

Hilton Celebrates the 100,000 Rooms Milestone in EMEA

During International Investment Forum in Berlin, Hilton has announced a very important milestone – the company has reached the mark of 100,000 rooms in Europe, the Middle East and... Read further

Dubai Gets First Legoland Hotel in MENA

The Middle East and North Africa region will get the first Lego branded hotel. It will be located in Dubai and will be developed by two famous companies, DXB Entertainments (a Dubai... Read further

Samui Becomes a Year-Round Destination

The expansion of capacity of Bangkok Airlines together with the opening of the second airport in the country, Surat Thani, has been a game changer for the tourism industry of the country.... Read further

Positive Performance of European Hotels in January 2017

Start of the year became optimistic for hotels in Europe as they managed to reach growth of all the three main metrics. In January 2017, hotels across Europe added 5.1% to occupancy,... Read further

Hard Rock Comes to Malta

Hard Rock International will finally open its third hotel in Europe. After debuts in Ibiza and Tenerife, a resort by the legendary Hard Rock brand is set to open in Malta. The resort will... Read further

Glorious Future of Wellness Industry

Wellness is one of the fastest growing industries. In just a few years it managed to add tremendous 10.6%. In 2013-2015 wellness grew up to US$3.72 trillion. What’s even more... Read further

New Hotel Brand by UAE Developer – Form Hotels

Smartotels Hospitality International, a UAE-based developer, announced the launch of a new hotel brand – Form Hotels. This is going to be an upscale brand with unprecedented... Read further

New Initiative by Hotel Jen, Shangri-La

Hotel Jen, a brand that is a part of Shangri-La International Hotel Management family, has offered its new initiative named Night Light. The idea of the new campaign is to help all... Read further

Hyatt Churchill is Open After Renovation

Sir Winston Churchill is, without a doubt, one of the most prominent politicians in the history of mankind. The Britain’s prime minister has many fans, so it’s natural there is... Read further

Hotels in London are Angry over New ‘Bed Tax’

Hotels in London, especially budget ones, are angry because of a new initiative of a Greater London Assembly (GLA) to impose ‘bed tax’ to all the 2,100 hotels in the... Read further

Types of Asian Travellers

Technology company Sabre published its own survey regarding the development of travel industry in Asia Pacific. According to the company, the polarization of preferences made it possible to... Read further

London Hotels Report Growth in January 2017

Weaker British pound keeps helping the hospitality industry of the UK, allowing hotels in London enjoy a growth of RevPAR of 11.8% in January. Such a year-on-year growth was also... Read further

Japan Hotel Chain Replies They Could Remove Books About Nanjing Massacre

Last week we already told our readers about a scandal over books written by the president of a large Japanese hotel chain. As in these books the Nanjing Massacre in China was denied, they... Read further

Sir Adam Hotel in Amsterdam Gets New Electronic Door Locks

A popular hotel in the capital of the Netherlands, Sir Adam, decided to take security of its guests on the new level and installed new Saflok Quantum RFID, an electronic door lock system.... Read further

China Tourism Administration Urges Tour Operators to Boycott Japanese APA Group Hotels

China’s tourism administration encourages tour operators to remove hotels of a certain Japanese chain from their offers in order to response to the hotelier’s denial of the... Read further

Volvo to Become a Hotelier

Volvo Cars decided to try something totally new and open a boutique hotel. Located in the Swedish Mountains, Northern Sweden, the peaceful hotel will be operating together with Tablet... Read further

Madrid Hotels Enjoy Increased Profit in 2016

According to the 2016 data published by Hot Stats, hotels in Madrid managed to increase their gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) by 3.8%. Thanks to fairly strong... Read further

Bvlgari Hotel in Dubai Will Open Later This Year

The date of opening of the ultra-luxury Bvlgari hotel in Dubai was finally confirmed. The first and only hotel in Dubai, branded by the famous jewelry brand, will greet its first guests in... Read further

Hilton Launches New Hotel Brand

The Hilton portfolio has got one more hotel brand. Named Tapestry Collection, it has become the second collection brand by the internationally famous hotelier. The company hopes to attract... Read further

Hackers Lock Hotel Guests with Ransomware

Cyber security has become a hot topic these days, and not only governments or large companies, but also ordinary travellers can suffer from actions of hackers. Several unlucky guests of the... Read further

No More New Hotels in the City Centre of Barcelona

There has been a serious shift in the hospitality industry of Barcelona as the city voted to ban all new hotels in the historic centre. The second most popular city in Spain suffers from... Read further

Hilton to Open a Hotel in Blackpool in 2018

Next year, Hilton will mark its presence in Blackpool with the Hampton brand. The hotel will operate under a franchise agreement with Create Developments (Blackpool) Limited.... Read further

Early 2017 Bookings Exceed The Previous Year

According to Tourico Holidays, an American wholesale travel brokerage company, this year has a chance to be more successful than 2016. Even early booking data from almost 80,000 hotels... Read further

Avalanche in Italy Kills Guests of a Mountain Hotel

Italy suffers again from an earthquake, and this time a luxury mountain hotel became a victim of the disaster. A powerful avalanche struck the hotel, leaving nearly 30 people under snow and... Read further

Hotels in the Capital of Myanmar Suffer From Empty Rooms

As a rule, hotels in capitals enjoy high occupancy, but that is something that hotels in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of Myanmar, can only dream of. According to reports, as many as 80% of... Read further

W Hotels to Debut in Budapest

Soon Marriott International, which is now the owner of W Hotels Worldwide, will introduce the W brand to Hungarian hospitality market. The famous brand will debut with a hotel in Budapest... Read further

Famous Hotel in Scotland Installs Rubber Roof to Protect the Building

The world renowned Old Course Hotel Golf Resort, an iconic hotel in St Andrews in Scotland, plans to install a rubber roof to protect the building from damage caused by golf balls.... Read further

First Advertising Campaign by Westin in 5 Years

Westin Hotels & Resorts announced the launch of a new advertising campaign that became the first campaign of the hotelier in 5 years. The multi-million campaign is called Let’s Rise... Read further

New Wellness Plans of Edition Hotels

It’s not a secret that wellness has become a true international phenomenon, so hotels try to keep up with the trend and offer new improved services to make guest experience even more... Read further

Hotels in Europe Post Positive Results of 2016

Last year was mostly positive for the hospitality industry of Europe. According to the 2016 data posted by STR, European hotels managed to improve all main metrics. The overall... Read further

Legendary Edificio Espana in Madrid to Get Renovated and Rebranded

One of the most iconic hotels in Madrid, Edificio Espana, which is located on central Plaza de Espana, will get a total touch up. The renovation will be performed by RIU Hotels & Resorts... Read further

Casino Approval in Japan Gives New Boost to Hotel Industry

According to the current 2020 goal of Japan, the country plans to double its visitors in coming years. The primary goal of 2016 – to attract 20 million foreign visitors – was... Read further

A 12th Century Castle Hotel Gets Upgraded

If you have ever dreamed of staying in a real medieval castle, the UK might be the best option. Many hotels in Ireland are open in real old castles. Ashford Castle is one of them. Built in... Read further

Hotels in Amsterdam Suffer From Falling Revenues

Amsterdam hotels had to experience a drop of profit of 5.9% in November 2016. This was caused by decline of RevPAR of 2.8%. Even though the occupancy remained flat for the month on... Read further

Element Gets Its Fitness Offers Upgraded

Marriott International announced upgraded fitness facilities for its Element Hotels brand. The upgraded fitness programs were developed together with Your Trainer and MiiR Bikes. It was... Read further

Karl Lagerfeld Wants to Launch a Hotel Brand

The famous German designer who stands behind such iconic fashion houses as Chanel, Fendi and his own line, wants to spread his creative vision to hotels. This first stop is already known... Read further

Hotels in Munich Experience Decline in Revenues in December 2016

Hotels in one of the biggest cities in Germany, Munich, experienced not that positive result in December 2016. The end of the year brought the decline of RevPAR (revenue per available... Read further

Hilton Hotel in Prague is Sold

When searching a 5-star hotel in Prague, many luxury travelers preferred to stay at Hilton Prague Old Town. Indeed, this hotel in the Czech capital has become very popular with tourists due... Read further

Hotels in London Report Record Revenues in December 2016

The end of the year was the time of prosperity for hotels in the capital of the UK. According to the data published by STR Global, London hotels managed to reach a significant growth of... Read further

Main 2017 Trends in Wellness

Wellness has become an essential part of services offered by large hotels and resorts. The latest Global Wellness Summit in Kitzbühel, Austria, gathered more than 500 experts from 46... Read further

Attention to Heritage at Four Seasons Hotel in Kyoto

Kyoto remains one of the most famous tourist destinations in Japan. The city, which is protected by UNESCO, is a true gem of ancient architecture and culture. That is why when organizing a... Read further

Regent Opens an Urban Resort in Chongqing

Regent Hotels & Resorts has debuted on hotel market of Chongqing with its new concept of “urban resort”. Regent Chongqing started operating in December in the financial district... Read further

Japan Legalizes Casinos and Opens Doors for Big Hotel Projects

The parliament of Japan has finally legalized casinos in the country, thus ending a 15 years long dispute. This decision finally opens the door for big investors that are ready to open... Read further

New Wellness Hotel Brand by Rosewood

This spring, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will debut with a new hotel brand with wellness concept. Asaya will be presented during an opening event in April 2017 at the Rosewood hotel in... Read further

Claridge’s Will Get The Biggest Basement in Britain

The famous five-star hotel in London, Claridge’s on Mayfair, has received a permission to build what they call “the biggest basement in Britain”.

The... Read further

Hoi An, Vietnam, to Get a US$4 Billion Resort

The Vietnam port city of Hoi An will get a large resort complex that costs US$4 billion. Named as Hoiana, the project will be developed by joint venture partners, namely, VinaCapital,... Read further

Hyatt Place London in Heathrow Airport is Officially Open

Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport is ready to serve its guests. This is the second Hyatt Place-branded hotel in London and the fifth in the UK in general. Managed by Cycas Hospitality,... Read further

European Hotels Enjoy Higher Occupancy in November 2016

November was a strong month for hotels in Europe as they managed to show the growth in the three key metrics. The occupancy reached the level of 70.3%, which is 4.2% higher than in... Read further

Six Senses Renovate Villas in Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam

If you are seeking unforgettable beach rest in an exotic country, a vacation in a private villa in Vietnam might be exactly what you need. Six Senses Ninh Bay resort in Vietnam has just... Read further

Nightstand Bibles Lose Their Popularity

Religious materials and nightstand Bibles have been usual in so many hotels, especially in the United States. However, hotel owners tend to ditch holy books and offer more modern amenities... Read further

Amenities That Hotels Prefer to Get Rid Of

Hospitality industry develops just like everything else, and while some amenities and services become popular, others become outdated. According to the newest study by American Hotel &... Read further

Taj and Shangri-La Adjust Their Loyalty Programs

Two Asian hotel groups, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts (Hong Kong) and Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces (Mumbai) announced changes in their loyalty programs. The companies will... Read further

Vienna Developer to Launch a New Hotel Brand

A Vienna based hotel developer WSF Group decided to change its sphere of interest and launch its own hotel brand called Alamanc Hotels. Currently, the company has a portfolio of seven... Read further

Marriott Sets Categories For Its Brands

Marriott International decided to reorganize its portfolio and set categories for the 30 brands of the company in order to make it easier for customers to make a choice.

There... Read further

Factors That Will Shape Tourism Industry Next Year

End of the year is time for different agencies to make their forecasts about the development of the hospitality industry in 2017. This time, the forecast is made by Magrino, a New... Read further

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Celebrate Their 150th Anniversary

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited (HSH) celebrated their 150th anniversary this month with a large party that was held at The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong. Everyone could see... Read further

Hotels in South West of the UK Increase Their Profit

Despite definite problems with profit per room in October 2016, hotels in the South West region managed to maintain their positions and enjoy the third consecutive year of growth.... Read further

Luxury Collection Adds Five Hotels in Europe

Marriott International expands its network of the Luxury Collection hotels in Europe. This time, the famous hotelier will add as many as five new properties. These are boutique hotel The... Read further

Impact of Brexit on Tourism Industry is Less Than Expected

The Brexit referendum that took place in June in the U.K. made the hospitality market fall, but then it managed to regain its positions according to the data published in Western Europe... Read further

Main 2017 Hospitality Trends

As the end of the year approaches, more and more experts publish their vision of the development of hospitality industry in 2017. This time, Muriel Muirden, forecaster for architectural... Read further

Marriott Chooses Winners for Its Accelerator Program

Earlier we told our readers about a new program by Marriott called TestBED. The accelerator program is aimed to help innovative startups in the hospitality industry. This autumn, the... Read further

Hotel Indigo Opens in the Scottish Capital

If you want to experience true Scottish heritage, the newly opened Hotel Indigo Edinburgh may be the right choice. InterContinental Group has just expanded its portfolio of boutique hotels... Read further

Lowered Occupancy Rates of Hotels in London in October 2016

October was a month of mixed results for hotels in London. According to the data published by STR, hotels in the capital of the UK mostly posted declines in performance. The hotel supply in... Read further

Global LGBT Market is Growing

Every year the global value of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) market keeps growing. Nowadays, the value is already USD$211 billion according to the data... Read further

Hotel Occupancy in Europe is Down in October 2016

European hospitality industry reported decreased results in October 2016. Declines were recorded in the three key metrics. The occupancy was nearly flat, only 0.4% down to 75.3%.... Read further

Scandic Opens More Hotels in Norway

Scandic Hotels, the largest hospitality company in the Nordic countries, announced the start of a long-term partnership with Utstillingsplassen Eiendeom A/S, Norway. Together the companies... Read further

Average Results of Hotels in Brussels in September 2016

September was quite a devastating month for hotels in Brussels as they suffered a drop in profit of 56.9% compared to the same month a year ago. The reason for such a drop is high... Read further

Popular Misconceptions About Millennial Travelers

Without a doubt, millennials are an influential force in hospitality industry. The total estimated spending of millennials on travel in 2016 is US$226 billion. Even though this sum... Read further

European Pipeline Grows in October 2016

Despite refugee crisis, terrorist attacks and future Brexit, European hotel industry still shows signs of healthy growth and doesn’t lose its popularity in the eyes of investors.... Read further

Fire Damages The Oldest Hotel in England

A fire in Exeter has nearly destroyed several old buildings, including the oldest hotel in England. The Royal Clarence Hotel was open back in 1769. According to guests, who were evacuated... Read further

IHG Upgrades Its Wi-Fi

InterContinental Hotel Group will improve Wi-Fi connection in 1,500 hotels by the end of 2016. The selected hotels will get the new IHG Connect system. The remaining 5,000 hotels around the... Read further

Manchester United Legends to Open Football Themed Hotels Across Asia

Two famous players of Manchester United, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville, announced partnership with Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim in order to open a series of football-themed cafes and... Read further

Immersive Food and Dining Programs at Four Seasons Hotels

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced the start of its global initiative Taste of Place. The new program includes a series of immersive culinary and beverage experiences that allow both... Read further

The Luxury Collection Comes to Singapore

Marriott will make its debut on the Singaporean hotel market with its Luxury Collection brand. The first property operating under the luxury brand will appear in 2017. It is reported that... Read further

President of Grand Hotel in Cannes Was Kidnapped

In October, French hotel industry drew public attention because of two large crimes. Just a few weeks after Kim Kardashian had been robbed inside her luxury suite at a Paris hotel, the head... Read further

The Volume of Hotel Transactions in the UK is Up

Despite all negative forecasts, investors are still interested in hotel market of the UK. During the first three quarters of 2016, the total volume of investment reached £3.1 billion... Read further

New E-cookbook by Wyndham

Hawthorn Suites, extended stay brand by Wyndham Hotel Group, has launched a special electronic cookbook called Homemade @ Hawthorn. The book is aimed to teach long-stay guests cook... Read further

Hilton Opens First Hotel in Montenegro

Hilton Hotels & Resorts finally has presence in Montenegro. Last month the famous hotelier debuted on the local hotel market with its Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora. The accommodation will be a... Read further

Six Senses Samui Goes Green

Six Senses hotel on the Thai island of Samui will attract tourists who like environment-friendly accommodation. The latest initiative of the hotel includes Farm on the Hill, a modern... Read further

Soap Recycling Program by Hilton Hotels

Hilton Worldwide has expanded its soap recycling program to all properties operating under All Suites brands. From now, all discarded soap bars and open amenity bottles will be gathered,... Read further

Steigenberger Rebrands to Deutsche Hospitality

Famous German hotel brand, Steigenberger Hotels AG, has recently changed its name to Deutsche Hotels. According to the hotelier, this will help the brand emphasize its German roots and... Read further

Rezidor Will Open Hotel in Brasov

Carlson Rezidor announced the opening of a Radisson branded hotel in the Romanian city of Brasov. The hotel is located in the heart of the city, north of the historic old town. The hotel is... Read further

Marriott Launches Travel Business Accelerator

Marriott International has launched a special program for Europe named Test Bed. This is a six-week long program aimed to help travel startups that can make tourism and travel experience... Read further

Chinese Hoteliers Expand in Europe

These days, China-based hotel companies expand not only on domestic market or Asia Pacific, but also in such popular destinations as Europe. Guangzhou-headquartered company Plateno Group... Read further

Thai Hotelier Onyx to Open Hotels in Vang Vieng, Pakse and Vientiane

Onyx Hospitality Group announced the opening of three properties in Laos. These will be upscale hotels in Pakse, Vang Vieng, and Vientiane, famous urban and tourist destinations in the... Read further

Branson Wants to Open Hotels in Space

Famous British entrepreneur Richard Branson wants to open no less than the first “spaceline” in the world with his Virgin Galactic, so there’s nothing strange that he... Read further

Hotel in Paris Will Pay to a Cleaner Who Was Molested by a Guest

A cleaner who was molested by a Qatari guest in a luxury hotel in Paris in 2010 has finally found justice and has been awarded 57,000 euro (approx. US$63,000). According to the... Read further

Hotels in Macau Serve 1 Million Guests in August

Hotels in Macau had a record result in the month of August. The 105 properties of the resort served as many as 1.07 guests, showing a year-on-year increase of 7.7 percent. Traditionally,... Read further

Indonesia Will Launch a State Owned Hotel Brand

The government of Indonesia announced the launch of a new hotel brand that is aimed to challenge the obvious domination of foreign hotel companies on the market. Named Hotel Indonesia... Read further

IHG and Novum Prepare European Expansion

InterContinental Group and Hamburg headquartered Novum Hotel Group announced their ambitious plans regarding European development. Together, the companies are ready to open as many as 20... Read further

Hotels in London Post Stable Results in September

The first month of autumn didn’t bring any big changes to the hospitality industry of the UK capital. Hotels in London managed to keep strong demand despite the news about Brexit.... Read further

New Millennial-Focused Hotel Brand by Accor

Accor Hotels announced the launch of a new hotel brand named Jo&Joe. The hotelier describes this brand as a “blend of private rental and hotel formats” and hopes it will be... Read further

A Tough Summer for French Hotel Industry

As it was forecasted, the French hospitality industry had a challenging summer. Weak performance of Paris hotels was even worsened by Côte d’Azur attacks, making the situation... Read further

Trump Launches New Hotel Brand

Trump Hotels introduced a new lifestyle hotel brand named Scion. The brand is described as a “next-generation” one and will be run by the three children of Donald Trump, who... Read further

Dutch Market is Up, While Hotels in Belgium Suffer

The hotel market of the Netherlands keeps showing strong results in both occupancy and ADR, but Belgium, the neighbor country, cannot reach even close results. Hotels in Belgium still... Read further

Marriott and Starwood Link Loyalty Programs

The merging deal of Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts is finally finished. The historic deal has given birth to a giant hotel company with 30 brands and 5,700 hotels... Read further

Hilton Plans to Make Cancellations More Difficult

Hilton Worldwide is testing new types of rooms that will be harder to cancel in selected hotels around the world. The rooms of new type are already available for booking and are marked as... Read further

Marriott and Starwood Announce Merger

Two famous hotel companies, Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will merge into one super big and powerful company. This is quite a rare happening for the... Read further

Chinese Travelers Prefer Luxury Hotels

There was always a belief that Chinese travelers prefer to book cheaper hotels in order to save more for shopping, but a new study by ITB Berlin and IPK International seems to break the... Read further

Wyndham Rebuilds Its Loyalty Program and Revamps Brands

The meeting of Wyndham’s owners in Las Vegas brought up some significant changes for the company. They mostly concern the hotelier’s loyalty program and brands in the portfolio.... Read further

Meliá Hotels Ask Guests’ Feedback

Meliá Hotels International, Palma de Mallorca based hotel company with 370 hotels operating in 40 countries around the world, asks guests to provide them with their opinion. The famous... Read further

Mövenpick to Open Hotel in Stuttgart Airport

Following the success of its first hotel in Stuttgart, Swiss hotelier Mövenpick announced the opening of a second property. The hotel will be located just 150 meters away from the existing... Read further

Chinese Tourists Keep Shaping Hospitality Market

Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing hospitality market due to intra-region tourism mostly of Chinese tourists. By 2020, the market share will grow by 286.3 million new trips.... Read further

Millennials Choose “Bleisure”

The development of “always-on” culture changes vacations, and millennials seem to suffer from it the most. Many of them leave their vacation days on the table, and... Read further

Concierge Programs on the Rise

Westin Hotels & Resorts expands its concierge services as they are currently very popular with hotel guests. These days, hotels offer most exotic concierges like opera or butterfly ones.... Read further

Shangri-La Expands Its Loyalty Program

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced its new improved loyalty system The Table by Golden Circle. This is a new food and beverage program that is not added to the main loyalty program of... Read further

Golden Monkey at a Beijing Hotel

Beijing-based The Opposite House decided to celebrate Beijing Design Week and Golden Week in an unusual way. The hotel installed a giant 45-foot tall figure of a monkey.

The... Read further

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