Louis Hotels has added the five-star Asterion Suites & Spa at Platanias to its portfolio of properties on Crete.
The all-new Radisson Blu Hotel in Larnaca opens to become the first Cyprus business hotel. The 106-room hotel is ideally located near the port and the town center, and only minutes from the international airport.
Hyatt will open its first Grand Hyatt in Greece through a franchise agreement signed with Henderson Park and Hines for the Grand Hyatt Athens hotel.
According to news from hotel company GHM. the Asian group continues its expansion into Europe with an all-new 5-star hotel in Montenegro in the Balkan Peninsula. Begun in the early 1990s, GHM focuses on providing guests with a unique lifestyle experience in hotels that have a unique character that always resonates with its location.
Hilton has announced the opening of Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum, the debut of Hilton Hotels & Resorts in the northwest region of the Russian Federation.
Hotel Indigo, an InterContinental Hotels Group brand, is set to open a Paris contingent. Scheduled to debut at the last of September, Hotel Indigo Paris will debut in the city’s entertainment quarter.
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 news from India hospitality, The Taj Group has announced their 100th India hotel. The country’s largest hospitality group, Taj’s Vivanta by Taj is the 26th of that vintage so far by the company. This latest hotel, located in the Millennium City of Gurgaon, is an avante garde architectural bit destined to attract a chic crowd.
For visitors to Azerbaijan and Baku this Fall and Winter experiencing one of the world’s most fascinating capitals just got more luxurious. The Eurovision Song Contest may be over, but the richness of Baku has a new home away from home, the new Four Seasons.
In hotel news, Prague will see the opening of the Fusion Hotel. This chic affair coming to the city center should satisfy city visitors with a contemporary taste for the edgy, even the funky. €15 million, and a play at being the most moody and raw accomodation in all the Czech Republic, hotel marketing gurus WIHP called the Fusion design something “Andy Warhol and Le Corbusier would have collaborated on.”
In news from Brussels, Rezidor Group, one of the world’s fastest growing hotel chains, just announced development of a new Radisson Blu Hotel in Istanbul. The new Istanbul Sisli contingent will sport some 305 rooms when it welcomes its first guests in the third quarter of 2012.
Frasers Hospitality announces the opening of their latest residences in Budapest. In what is a massive expansion initiative by the Singapore company, Eastern Europe becomes one focus of a global hospitality company’s outreach. Fraser Residences Budapest puts business and transient professionals in the heart of what is one of Europe’s biggest emerging economies.