Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) signed an agreement with Tanriverdi Mensucat Sanayii A.S. to open a Sheraton Hotel in Samsun, Turkey, in late 2014. This will be the 11th hotel in Turkey owned by Starwood, and the chain’s first in Samsun. Samsun is a major Black Sea port, and an important tourist destination […]
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) plans to open a hotel in Kiev by 2015: Aloft.
Good news in the hospitality sector, at least for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., first quarter earnings exceeded Wall Street expectations. According to RevPAR, performance of Starwood same-store hotels grew worldwide by some 3.4 percent.
Starwood Hotels brand Le Méridien has announced plans for investing some $200 million in 13 hotels across the MEA over the next three years. The French brand has served the Middle East and Africa region for over three decades, and this announcements ensures the firming up of the hoteliers’ international footprint.
If you’re headed to Warsaw, and need a luxury stay with the crispest of pillow cases, Hotel Bristol there has brand new ones. A multi-million dollar revamp recently is sure to have included new linens. Aside this, the Warsaw city center icon also joins The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts’ group of the world’s finest hotels.
Just as some have feared but so few forecast officially, this Summer’s travel was not as big a hit as expected. When Accor Hotel Group warned their investors profit may not meet expectations last week the recession’s effect on hoteliers was cemented for the season.
There are a lot of hotels engaged in social media, and presenting their wares online. Hilton to the smallest Mom & Pop cabins on the remotest river, everyone wants in on the digital superhighway. Today, a lone tweet sent me reeling back toward an old friend from childhood, Sheraton and Starwood Hotel’s fine Kightsbridge luxury hotel, the Sheraton Park Towers.
Starwood’s growth in Europe is being accelerated by a focus on key fast-growing markets in the East. These include Russia, Ukraine and Turkey.
For businesses busying themselves trying to catch the social wave, to engage customers via digital channels, the learning curve can be steep. All along the path to competitive edge in online marketing, the pitfalls of “not knowing” end up costing companies before the online lesson is learned. Nowhere is this more evident than in the hotel industry. Using the wrong communicative channels, or using them in the wrong way, can determine who does and does not survive.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts will link up with Amrey Hotels S.L. to operate a Four Points Hotel in Barcelona. The hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal, is scheduled to open this fall spreading the Starwood Four Points brand into Spain. The hotel will offer 154 guest rooms, 24 hour dining, as well as other typical “Four Points” amenities, according to the news.
In news from Azerbaijan, Starwood Hotels and Silk Way Airlines have penned a deal to open a Sheraton there as part of the hotel chain’s massive expansion. The new hotel, located in the capital city of Baku, will feature over 200 guest rooms and customary Sheraton amenities. The hotel is scheduled to open in the fall of this year, according to the press.
If you thought Cyber Monday deals were just for online retails shops you were wrong. The online travel industry has hopped on the Cyber Monday bandwagon big time this year. Early bookings and other special arrangements equal huge savings for the cyber savvy traveler.