Summer is almost here, and with it comes the busiest vacation season of the year. Of course, for travel lovers any season is a good time to hit the road, but summer is especially nice for travels with the whole family in tow.
In news from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, plans to open 15 new hotels by 2016 promise to expand on the chain’s already worldwide footprint to equal 100 hotels and resorts. Cairo to Bali, upcoming hotels in the luxury chain are set to engage guests with new experiences and destinations.
In Norway, unionized members of the hotel- and restaurant branch have decided to walk of the job next week. A general strike that will affect nearly 70 hotels there is scheduled just as the country prepares for Bicentennial celebrations.
A new luxury hotel, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, opened on May 1st, 2014. The hotel offers 93 elegant rooms, lofts and suites with spectacular views of the Herengracht canals.
A report from Coach Omnium reveals small France hoteliers are in big trouble profitability wise. According to the study, two in three independent small hotel owners want out of the business.
According to news from PR Week Hilton Worldwide has hired leading lobbying PR firm MWW to handle the chain’s LGBT marketing and PR efforts across all their brands and properties. For some travelers Hilton now becomes the poster child for equality and fairness, while others may shun the world’s largest hotel chain for just being too proud. If ever a hospitality chain bet on a booking bonanza, and a potential bookings bust.
One of the leading independent, upscale hotel groups, Worldhotels has just announced having launched their global loyalty program,”Worldhotels Peakpoints”. All the groups 500 hotels, across 65 countries, are scheduled to take part.
According to the news from the hotel group, guest are to receive 300 welcome points
Langham Hospitality Group says they intend to acquire hotels in Miami, New York, San Francisco, and and other cities internationally. The Hong Kong based company announced they have set aside up to $1.5 billion for the expansions.
In hotel development news this month, despite economic tensions and a soft market for hospitality in some regions, many new hotel developments are slated for start or completion in the mid term. Here’s the latest from the worldwide hotel property market.
According to a STR Global Construction Pipeline Report, some 925 new hotels with 149 thousand plus rooms are under development in Europe.
Mamaison Pokrovka Moscow has recently been stage to the Wedding School, an occasion for guests, and participant parties, to witness the latest trends in wedding decorations; hotel trends for brides and grooms, and more.
Voting for the World Travel Awards Europe opened today and lasts through June 23rd. This is the 21st Anniversary of the globally recognized “Oscars of Travel” for tourism and travel excellence.