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.
Luxury hotel chain Sofitel announced last week a management agreement for the new Sofitel Tirana Palace in Albania’s capital city. Located just a few kilometers from the city center in Tirana, the hotel is a mix of Greco-Roman architecture and Versailles-like splendor inside.
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.
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.
According to a STR Global Construction Pipeline Report, some 925 new hotels with 149 thousand plus rooms are under development in Europe.
The PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) European Cities Hotel Forecast is out revealing high expectations for growth in the coming year. According to the report economic signals show 17 to 18 major cities in Europe, many suggested to benefit from the 2014 European forecast.
Key people and analytical indicators predict a very positive Europe Hotel market going forward. With the European bond market ramping upward, and big hotel players making huge investments, most analysts agree Europe travel may be coming out of the recessive woods. Despite the positive signals though, price cramping and other considerations will continue to prove problematic for some hoteliers.
Winter holidays are one perfect way to close out a year. After so much work and travail, it´s time to relax and enjoy Christmas and New Year´s eve with the loved ones.
Expected to open in late 2014, the 75-suite Residence Inn Sarajevo will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by SEIC Hospitality and managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts.
Turning to Poland hotels, ReviewPro has rated Tatra Chalet in Zakopane as best of 293 suggested by guests. Based on research from the firm’s Global Review Index™, ReviewPro’s ratings are the industry-standard benchmark for online guest satisfaction.
Louvre Hôtels Group, the 2nd major player in the European hotel market and the largest hotel chain in France, just hired World Independent Hotel Promotion (WIHP) for in-depth search optimization services for all 6 brands of the group’s brands.
Accor Hotels shares fell 3.59 percent on news of the Europe leading chain’s moderate return to profitability. Accor, the sixth largest hotel chain in the world, has recently recorded a net profit of some €34 million euro.
Back in March Ikea is set to create a line of cheap boutique hotels across Europe is music to some travelers’ ears probably. One niche that has not been satisfied where hospitality is concerned, is economy mixed in with design magic.
For travelers headed to Budapest, Hungary one of Europe and the world’s most stunning cities awaits. And for those in search of the finest stays there, Boscolo Budapest offers an unarguably luxurious experience.