News today from a new hotels industry meetup called “CHAT” shows directed knowledge and influence aimed at China’s hotel and tourism industry. This new summit being held at the Sofitel Wanda Beijing this week promises expanded interrelationships in between European and Chinese decision makers.
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.
News from Starwood Hotels and Cyprus, Le Méridien Limassol Spa and Resort just announced having opened their Grand Presidential Suite. An already sumptuous stay on one of the world’s most beautiful Islands, this Cyprus hotel offers award winning service and amenities, and now a 300 sq. m. top floor suite fit for royalty.
A federal lawsuit naming the likes of Expedia, Orbitz, Booking.com, Travelocity, Trump International Hotels Management, Intercontinental, Kimpton, Sabre Holdings, Priceline, Marriott, Starwood, and Hilton alleges the companies conspired to fix hotel room prices. According to the news from Reuters, the suit claims the travel giants did so in an effort to fend off competition from smaller online retailers.
Accor Hotels, the largest hotel player in Europe, has announced guarded optimism for business going forward into 2012. According to their assessment, demand for rooms in Europe looks stable, while concerns over debt burdened South Europe put a damper on expectations.
Starwood Hotels’ Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts has released a limited edition US destination guide published by Assouline. Part of a set of bound books, the luxuriously crafted books show off the Luxury Collection’s most exquisite properties around the world.
RateGain, a company whose BrandGain innovation we just covered on Argo News, has just announced Preferred Hotel Group’s adoption of their iRate advanced intelligence tool. RateGain’s cutting edge rate shopping system, combined with the hotel groups iRate program, will afford managers real time advantage across multiple channels.
Where growth in the hotel business is concerned, the Asia hospitality sector is overdue for even more spiraling expansion. Believe it or not, China and India are the most underdeveloped hotel markets in the world outside the US, according to a report from STR Global. Accordingly, there are over 100,000 rooms under construction in China and 30,000 in India.