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.

The most expensive ski hotel in the world is located in France

Suites de la Potiniere received the status of the most luxurious hotel after the average value of standard rooms at all luxury hotels participating in the study was calculated. During the study were taken into account prices offered by the hotels for the period from January to March 2012. The cost of a room in a five-star Suites de la Potiniere hotel was $1958 per night.

Hyatt opened a hotel in the "falling skyscraper"

The hotel occupies the territory from 15th to the 33 floors of the unique skyscraper and has 189 luxury rooms and suites, which panoramic windows offer spectacular views of the Persian Gulf.

Capsule hotels in Hong Kong

Demand for budget accommodation reached Hong Kong. Capsule hotel is a concept that was spread in Japan and not so long ago represented in the heart of the Chinese economic miracle.

World best hotels 2011 from TripAdvisor

In the beginning of 2012 are summed up 2011 results. Among the numerous season prizes and awards in the hotel industry one of the most notable was the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice prize.

Rezidor and Carlson: old friends create new brand

One of the leading players on the hotel real estate market - Carlson Hotels - decided to create a new brand with Rezidor Hotel Group. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group will be the new name of the association.

Hotels in Indonesia: new Accor luxury

Accor, one of the largest hotel chains in the world, continues to actively develop luxury hotels in Indonesia. The company has announced its plans to open 12 five-star Pullman hotels over the next five years in the largest cities of the country.

Hotel business in 2012: 30 billion$ investment

According to the forecasts of the world's leading hotel consulting companies, 2012 promises to be as successful for the industry as the previous 2011.

Hotels in Paris, and Budapest became more profitable

Hotels in Paris, Budapest and Istanbul can rightly called 2011 one of the best years in history of their hotel business. In November hoteliers of the three European cities marked a significant room profit increase (RevPAR). These data are presented in a statistical study of the consulting company TRI Hospitality Consulting.

IHG will create a new brand for China

British hotel giant InterContinental Hotels Group plans to develop the newest hotel brand for the Chinese market. The company expects to use China as a launching pad for further promotion of the new hotel chain in Southeast Asia.

Best hotels in Thailand: from 2011 to 2012

Hotels in Thailand, despite a series of disasters that country experienced in 2011, show an amazing resilience and efficiency. Even catastrophic flood could not affect the expansion plans of the world leading hotel chains on the Thai market.

Jumeirah will buy the legendary hotel in Istanbul

The legendary hotel in Istanbul and one of the main attractions of the Turkish metropolis - Pera Palace - will be managed by the Jumeirah Dubai hotel group. It was reported by some Turkish media, in particular

Hotels in Spain: from Thomas Cook to Iberostar

The Spanish hotel chain Iberostar Hotels & Resorts will be the main owner of the five Clubs De Vacaciones golf hotels. Iberostar bought 51% of shares from the former hotel owner the largest British tour operator Thomas Cook.

Hotel in Copenhagen: women floor

Copenhagen Bella Sky hotel can now be another landmark place in the history of the world hotel discrimination. Here, on the 17th floor, which was called Bella Donna, only women are allowed to stay.
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Hyatt opens resort hotel in Abu Dhabi

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced about opening of the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, the first network’s hotel in Abu Dhabi. The hotel complex is built along the 8-kilometer sand strip on the artificial island of Saadiyat (from Arabic - "The Island of Happiness"), not far from the UAE capital downtown. Also near the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas is located picturesque Corniche quay and Saadiyat Beach Golf club.

Amsterdam hotels: new Hilton project

In Amsterdam took place the Christmas premiere of DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station. Once known as the Mint Hotel Amsterdam, this hotel is one of eight Mint hotels, presented in the Netherlands and the UK.

13 hotels will be opened in Barcelona in 2012

Despite the global economic crisis, when many European countries face declining of the tourist flow, Spain is fully satisfied with the number of tourists in 2011. Instead of the planned 56 million tourists only for 10 months of this year the country was visited by 57 million people.

Melbourne hotel offers to steal Banksy’s work

Art Series Hotel Group offers its guests to steal a picture of the famous graffiti master Banksy.

Hotels in Mallorca: super resort in Magaluf

On the Spanish island of Mallorca, one of the most popular summer holiday centers in the Mediterranean, will be built a super-modern hotel complex. At the Magaluf resort was launched a multimillion-dollar project, which was named Sol Calvia Resort.

Luxury hotel in Rome will be managed by Jumeirah

After the re-branding the hotel will be named Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto. Previous private owner will continue to own the hotel, however under Jumeirah management

Aloft opened its first hotel in Thailand

The first Aloft hotel was solemnly opened in Thailand. The hotel opened its doors in the central district of the capital - Sukhumvit. The district name is included in the hotel title. The full name of the hotel is Aloft Bangkok - Sukhumvit 11.

Melia is preparing for expansion in the UK

Spanish hotel chain Meliá Hotels intends to expand its presence in the UK hotel market over the next 2 years. At the same time the Spaniards do not intend to stop on one city and expect to be presented in several cities of the Albion.

Hilton will create 3000 jobs in Russia

Hilton plans to create more than 8500 jobs in Europe over the next three years. Additional 2 500 jobs will be saved by converting existing hotels under the Hilton Worldwide brand.

Rotana will open its first hotel in Jordan

Rotana hotel chain plans to open eight new hotels in the Middle East and South-East Asia in 2012.
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Famous hotel in Budapest was bought by the Omanis

One of the most famous hotels in Budapest - Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace - changed the owner. This luxurious hotel was bought by the State General Reserve Fund of Oman from the Gresco company, presented by Canadian, Cypriot and Irish investors.

Peninsula Hotels will ban the shark soup

One of the leading hotel chains in Asia - Peninsula Hotels - will refuse from cooking the famous Chinese delicacy shark fin soup in its restaurants. In the hotel restaurants belonging to the Peninsula Hotels shark fin soup will be excluded from the menus in January 2012.

Hotels in Berlin are waiting for a new tax

Hotels in Berlin, or rather guests, who enjoy hotel services, from 2013 will face unpleasant novelty. The authorities in Berlin decided to introduce a new hotel tax amid the growing interest in the German capital. As noted by Reuters, the new tax will raise prices on hotels in Berlin at least by 5%.

Christmas in Munich from Mandarin Oriental

Christmas holidays are getting closer and many people plan their vacations or shorts trips for this period. Therefore, almost all hotels, prepare its visitors all sorts of special offers, discounts and gifts. Five-star hotel Mandarin Oriental Munich is no exception. From December 1 to February 29 in the hotel will available special Christmas offer Romantic Winter Package. Mandarin Oriental Munich offers to spend two nights in one of the best numbers, where will be installed a Christmas tree decorated with crystals from the world famous French company Baccarat. Each guest will be able to take one of the crystals from the tree as a souvenir.

Microsoft and Novotel developed the futuristic room

Earlier this week the leading international Novotel hotel chain, which is a member of the Accor group, and the global computer giant Microsoft has introduced new high-tech concept of a hotel room called "3120". The first "3120" room received its guests at the Novotel Vaugirard Montparnass, located, in the Montparnasse district in Paris on 14 November 2011.

Accor will double the number of hotels in India

Accor plans to expand its presence on the Indian hotel market. The company plans to open 12 new hotels in 2012. French hotel giant is preparing to build at least 2,500 new rooms by December 2012. This plan will enable Accor to double the number of its hotels in India. The company is currently represented by 10 hotels in India with over 2,000 rooms.
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