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In this section you'll find the latest news from the world of hotel chains, find out the information about the appearance of the new «whales» of hotel business as well as loud bankruptcies, mergers, about rebranding and restyling.

Hotel chains punctually supply news for the market of tourism media. The world financial crisis had forced the hotel chains to make fundamental changes in their policies. As a result, there is an increasing number of news regarding changing in hotel chain strategies from the world's leading mass-media agencies.

The huge part of hotels, which open all over the world every day, belong to hotel chains. Besides hotels, hotels chains launch dozens of new brands regularly. News about opening of the new hotels as well as appearing of new brands in the hotel industry will be covered in this section.

Hotels chains actively implement new technologies into the structure of their hotels. Mobile management and flexible structure of the companies allows monitoring and launching of the latest developments as soon as possible. <<Hotel Chains News>> section will familiarize portal users with the latest innovations, which are used by the hotel chains today. The list of topics is wide: from Wi-Fi Internet access to hi-tech rooms in hotels, where the guest is served by a computer program.

Recent novelties in the field of hotel service also belong to the hotel chains. Standards of staff training developed by them are institutive for the whole industry. In this section we will post news about the personnel policy of hotel chains: from staff training to career fairs.

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Hotel on the Canary Islands: reconstruction of the adult hotel

Riu Don Miguel de Grande Canarie 3* hotel on the Canary Islands will be opened on July 27, 2012 after a large-scale renovation. The reconstruction allowed changing not only the interiors, but also the target audience. Renovated hotel has decided to position itself as a hotel, which is available only for the adults.

Hotels in Indonesia: budget expansion

The budget hotel chain Tune Hotels has big plans for Indonesia. By 2013 the company plans to open eight hotels in the country. Red Planet Hotels Limited will be the partner of Tune Hotels in this business.

Hotels in Vienna: new Leonardo

Hotels in Vienna, which during the recent times have been very popular among the tourists, are growing in numbers amid the increasing demand. Fattal Hotel Management Ltd. Company has introduced its first hotel in Austria - Leonardo Vienna. The hotel is located in the heart of the city, on the Europe Square, 100 meters from Mariahilfer, the main shopping street of Vienna.

Hilton is sure about Russia

Hilton Hotel Corporation considers Russia as one of its main markets in the near future. Here the American giant relies not only on the size of the country, but also on concrete numbers, which allow to assess more precisely the potential of the region. These figures were got from a study conducted for the Hilton Worldwide.

Iberostar will invest $100 million into a Mexican hotel

One of the largest hotel chains in Spain - Iberostar Hotels & Resorts - increases its presence in Mexico. The company plans to invest $100 million into a hotel project at the Nayarit resort located on the Pacific coast of Mexico.

Orient Express has opened a luxury hotel in Peru

Perhaps, the most anticipated 2012 hotel opening in South America was held in Peru. Orient-Express chain introduced its newest Palacio Nazarenas hotel in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire.

First Sheraton hotel in Madrid

Hotel giant Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc introduced its new hotel in Madrid. It is Sheraton Madrid Mirasierra Hotel & Spa - the first Sheraton hotel in the Spanish capital. Starwood will act as management company, while the hotel is owned by the Spanish company Comercial Mirasierra Group.

Ibis hotel in Kiev was included into the Euro 2012 Guide

Ibis Kiev Shevchenko Boulevard hotel, which is part of the leading international hotel chain Accor Group, became the winner in the "Rising Star" category in the ranking compiled by a respected Ukrainian guide «Ukraine 2012 for the guests».

Hotels on Mallorca: from the hotels to Kathmandu

Spanish hotel chain Melia Hotels plans to open a new resort at the Magaluf resort on Majorca, which will offer the possibility of luxury family holiday and a large number of entertainment.

New hotel in Vietnam from Novotel

Novotel announced opening of its new hotel in Vietnam on May 16, 2012. It will be Novotel Saigon Centre located in the center of Ho Chi Minh City - the largest city in the country.

Hotels in Croatia: super resort from Falkensteiner

One of the largest Austrian hotel chains, Falkensteiner, has finally presented its new hotel complex in Croatia Falkensteiner Punta Skala Resort. The complex is located at the Petrčane resort near the town of Zadar, on the coast of the picturesque Punta Skala peninsula.

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.
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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.

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.

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 Méridien 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.

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.

New hotel super brand was created in the US

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

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.

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.

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.

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.
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