Legendary Beverly Hills Hotel celebrates 100-year anniversary

On May 12, 2012 one of the most famous and legendary US hotels - The Beverly Hills Hotel - will celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Hotel in Scotland: windmills spoil the image of the country

One of the most luxurious hotels in Scotland - Gleneagles Estate - is among the first victims in the struggle for alternative energy sources.

Underwater hotel in Dubai

Dubai launches a new ambitious tourism project. After giant man-made islands and skyscraper hotels this emirate plans to offer tourists underwater travel. The concept of underwater hotels and floating cities will be realized near the Dubai coast.

The new trend in Turkey: hotels without alcohol

A new hotel of the Saffee Hotels chain will be opened in mid-June in the Turkish city of Mardin, which is located on the south-east of the country. This is the first hotel of the network, which construction will be completed within five years. The main feature that distinguishes Saffee Hotels from others is full ban on alcohol. Alcohol will be removed not only from mini bars in the rooms, there will be no bars and hotel restaurant menu will not include any alcoholic beverages.

Four Seasons Hotel in Prague will be put up for sale?

One of the most luxurious hotels in Prague, Four Seasons Prague, may be put for sale. The hotel, which received dozens of celebrities from Sean Connery to the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, is ready to change the owner for 2 billion CZK (80 million Euros). It was reported by the Prague edition Praguepost.com with the reference to sources close to the deal, which wished to remain anonymous.

AC Hotels By Marriott: new hotel on the Canary Islands

It will be the second hotel of this network on the island, which is already presented by AC Gran Canaria hotel.

The best Spanish family hotels 2012

The best family hotel in Spain 2012 became Protur Bonair Aparthotel at the Cala Bona resort on the east coast of Mallorca.
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Hotels 2012: new horizons for hotel chains

On the eve of the current tourist season a number of well-known hotel chains publish its plans on brands expanding around the world. The trend remains the same - hotel markets in India and China are among the top priorities, followed closely by the Middle East, Europe and Latin America.

German hotel was booked for 10 years ahead

Some hotels in Germany were especially lucky. So, staying in the luxurious hotel on the island of Helgoland will not be available for everyone. Atoll hotel, which is known as the most respectable hotel on the island, was booked by the WindMW company for 10 years ahead. It has reserved all 50 rooms till 2023 starting from January 1, 2013.

Aloft will open a new hotel at IPad’s homeland

It is expected that the hotel will receive its first guests in early 2013

Shangri-La restaurants in Paris: new Michelin stars

The newly opened luxurious Shangri-La Hotel in Paris deserved attention of the famous Michelin guide. To be more precisely, not the hotel itself, but its restaurants

Sofitel: new hotels in Thailand and the UAE

Sofitel hotel chain, which specializes in luxury hotels, published information about the opening of two facilities in different parts of the world - in Bangkok and Abu Dhabi.

Founder of the hotel franchise celebrates 80th anniversary

On March 25, 2012 John Willard Marriott Jr., the son of the founder of the American hotel chain Marriott Corp. (from 1993 - Marriott International), who is still the company’s president, celebrates his 80th anniversary. During his more than 40-year career he was among the revolutionary innovators of the hotel business industry.

Hotels in Europe: 25 innovations from Starwood

For Starwood 2012 can be regarded as the start of new expansion. Thus, the company has already presented two hotels in the European market: W hotel in Paris and one of the Le MĂ©ridien brand hotels in Istanbul. Both hotels offer their services in the first-class price segment.

Orient Express: new hotel in the Inca capital

On March 8, 2012 was held a festival to celebrate the end of the project, which Orient Express company considers to be the pearl of its chain in Peru (to date it already owns five hotels across the country). The first visitors will be able to stay in Beaterio de Las Nazarenas on June 15. They will be offered 55 magnificent rooms, including 16 apartments, 29 suites, 9 large suites and a Nazarenas Suite.

Prices for hotel rooms are growing

Hotels.com has published the Hotel Price Index (HPI) report, which reflects the price trends in the hotel markets of major cities around the world in the last year.

InterContinental bets on Thailand and Vietnam

British company InterContinental Hotels Group Plc (IHG), which is one of the world's largest hotel chain operators, announced an ambitious plan to significantly strengthen its presence in Southeast Asia, especially Thailand and Vietnam.
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Hyatt finished 130 mio $ renovation in New York

One of the flagship Hyatt hotels - Grand Hyatt New York - has finished a large-scale renovation. Interior renovation, which lasted for several years cost the hotel company $130 million.

Sixth hotel from RIU Hotels in Morocco

New hotel in Morocco for RIU Hotels & Resorts will be developed by the local company Tikida Group, which has established close partnership with the Spanish hotel chain since 2002.

The world's best Radisson is in Amsterdam

The new union of hotel industry giants Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group for the first time analyzes its hotels’ development since the uniting of Carlson and Rezidor. In late February the company has identified the best Radisson hotels. And it was the Radisson Blu Hotel in Amsterdam. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has awarded this hotel with the title of the Global Hotel of the Year 2011.

Hilton: 500 restaurants in 3 years

Hilton Worldwide company, which is one of the recognized world hotel industry leaders, has published a strategic plan, under which it plans to open 500 new restaurants in different countries over the next three years.

The largest hotel chains in Europe

One of the world's leading hotel consulting experts - MKG Hospitality - has published a new rating of European hotel companies as of January 1, 2012. In the ranking were included companies, presented in 27 countries across Europe.

New hotel super brand was created in the US

New hotel chain Commune Hotels & Resorts appeared on February 21, 2012.

The legendary hotel in Tokyo will celebrate its anniversary

On May 20, 2012 the famous five-star Hotel Okura Tokyo, the flagship of the Japanese company Hotel Okura Co. Ltd, will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. Especially for the event the company has designed a holiday price plan called 50th Birthday Stay Plan, which is designed for the visitors born in 1961 and 1962, or who also celebrate their fiftieth anniversary in 2011 and 2012.

Forbes named the most expensive suites in the US

The list of the most expensive suites in the United States was published on the web site of the world famous Forbes magazine (the list includes categorization five-star hotels from the travel section of the Forbes Travel Guide portal). So, here are the top five luxury suites, where prefer to stay the richest people of the world.

Dubai: another tallest hotel in the world

Dubai continues to go up. It seemed that after the opening of the famous skyscraper Burj Dubai UAE metropolis has nothing to prove anymore. Earlier Burj Dubai became the tallest building in the world with a height of 830 meters.

ITB 2012 in Berlin

In early March Berlin will host one of the largest tourist exhibitions in the world - ITB 2012. Traditionally visitors of ITB 2012 can expect numerous stands of tour operators with tourist destinations and current trends in the tourism industry, seminars and conferences.

Hilton: the first hotel in Kazakhstan

In 2014 Hilton plans to open its first hotel in Kazakhstan. It will be the Hilton Garden Inn Astana. The agreement was signed with the Kazakh developer Astana Development Group.

Mövenpick: the first hotel on Bali

Chain of luxury hotels Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts became another major international player, which decided to enter the Indonesian hotel market. The company announced its plans to open a new hotel on Bali. Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran will be the first hotel of the network in Indonesia. Mövenpick hotel will be located on the south Bali near Jimbaran Bay.

London hotels: 120 thousand refusals from booked rooms

London hotels received 120 thousand room refusals. Such an unexpected situation in the hotel market of the capital of Britain happened after the organizers of the 2012 Olympics refused to book accommodation for workers, visitors and journalists, who were to take part in service and coverage of the major sporting event of four years.
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