Leading luxury hotel brand InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts has partnered with London-based contemporary artist Alexander Hall, also known under the alias Haut de Gamme©, to create a stunning art installation, commemorating 200 properties around the world.
Magnuson Worldwide founder Tom Magnuson is responsible for creating the fastest-growing hotel brand of all time, with more new hotels added in the last ten years than eight of the brand’s ten biggest competitors. Here, the founder shares the most important lessons learned through starting a successful hotel chain such as Magnuson, and how these lessons can help you make the most of your own independent hotel.
Worldhotels has just announced having expanded is global portfolio of hotels with the addition of six properties across three continents. The new hotels join Worldhotels other stays in providing authentic guest experiences for both leisure and business travelers.
Yesterday I wrote a short post on LinkedIn “Pulse” with my view on Expedia’s new “Accelerator” marketplace. The experiment where hoteliers get to bid for the hotels’ visibility on the OTA, it resembles a carnival act for me. At least one comment on my LinkedIn, suggesting I was a mean spirited ranter because of my […]
FRHI Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management company for luxury hotel brand Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, has announced the development of seven new hotels in the MEAI. According to the news, the group unveiled their plans at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) as key for FRHI’s goal of doubling its regional footprint by 2020.
Booking.com just revealed their “Best of Booking’s Best” – the accommodations according to some 20 million real, relevant and recent customer reviews. The list provides summer travelers with more insight into the best places to visit and stay in the world.
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.
Oberoi Hotels & Resorts has launched “Oberoi Exotic Vacations – Summer Special.” Guest can experience the fabulous hospitality of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels at up to 50% off peak season prices.
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
Global sales, marketing, and distribution provider Preferred Hotel Group™ has just released their first quarter 2014 revenue results. According to the report the group generated a 19 percent increase in reservations revenue for member hotels compared to last year’s figures. Other key findings of the report show increases in enrollments, spending, and repeat stays via the iPrefer guest loyalty program, and other initiatives. Preferred also added 29 new hotels to their stable of luxury stays worldwide.
Accor, the world’s leading hotel operator with over 3,600 hotels and close to 170,000 employees worldwide, today announces that its corporate foundation has been transformed into an endowment fund called Solidarity Accor.
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.
Holy Tomato, VeggieHotels, a site launched back in 2011, helps healthy vegetarians hook up with some 500-plus bed and breakfasts, hotels, spas and conference centers across 60 countries. Listing everything from five star Bali digs to bed and breakfast stays from Austin, Texas to Zanzibar (okay, maybe not that far), the VeggieHotels membership makes a lot of sense for those travelers so inclined. Getting the nod for covering the niche, VeggieHotels needs some more inventory.
Magnuson Hotels, the world’s largest independent hotel group, announced today a year-over-year (2013/2012) brand growth of 25% for its three non-franchise hotel brands.