Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced their moving the company’s global headquarters to Dubai. The day to day business of Starwood is already being conducted there, rather than from Stamford, CT, according to their news. The company says the move is a continuing effort for Starwood creating what they term “cultivating a more global perspective”.
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.
Luxe Worldwide Hotels (LWH) has announced five new hotels having been added to their collection of some 200 independently owned properties. According to the news, LWH’s new additions further exemplify the brand’s excellence across 31 countries so far.
Not so many people in the world of business in India know of a man named Ratan Tata, but for entrepreneurial spirit, they certainly should. News today about his Tata Group and his Indian Hotels Co. Ltd., reveal one reason Tata has been so successful. News of an Orient-Express acquisition bid signal a bell ringing play by the famous businessman.
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.
A couple of weeks ago we announced hotels could load their inventory onto Treovi. Yesterday the Swiss startup announced having opened their beta doors to guests, inviting the world to not only search desired destination hotels, but to just plain “book!” This niche of travel booking entities is growing pretty fast, but Treovi thinks their model is the only truly free one.
Selected to reinvent all Library Hotel Collection’s websites, hotel marketing agency WHIP expands their already considerable brace of interdependent hotel clients with four extraordinary boutiques in New York, and more to come from Budapest to Toronto in the coming weeks. The hospitality sensation of ITB Berlin, WIHP Convert website design renders a result ending the way Every hotel website should look like, at least according to Robin Wauters at The Next Web.
Accor Group, the world’s leading hotel operator with some 4400 plus hotels in 90 countries, has just announced a deal with Qatar’s Msheireb Hospitality for operating the Msheireb Downtown Doha project., an Accor Hotels MGallery hotel in the city’s prime business district. This luxury boutique offering expands upon traditional Qatari hospitality with a truly original thematic scheduled to open in 2015.
One of the great things about travel, on the ground and on the web, is discovering fantastic new places, experiences, and people. When all is said and done, human beings are discoverers. Well, the other day we discovered a little bit of wonderment all the way down there in Argentina, Hotel Entre Cielos in Mendoza. […]
Our recent excursion to Paris enlightened us about quite a few Parisian attractions, hidden secrets, legendary and lesser known wonders within the confines of the place the ancient Parisii settled and worked. Our own enlightenment, mirroring an historic one, embodied in the nickname of this place on the Sein, La Ville-Lumière. The City of Light, is in fact an ongoing work of art, a living canvas painted familiar and anew each day. Like children, this is the way to discover Paris.
Is there a more exotic destination than Marrakech? The “Ochre City” was once capital of the vast Almoravid Dynasty, which spread across the Northwestern Sahara and half of Spain. Today visitors to this mystic city of sultans may best experience what being royal in Morocco means staying at one of the world’s great hotels, La Mamounia.
One of the world’s exclusive eco-friendly hotels, the Gstaad Palace, has elected to use Global Hotel Exchange, a revolutionary new online booking platform that makes an ideal bed-fellow for one of Switzerland’s most inventive and luxurious places to stay. As this fabulous Swiss resort proclaims in their video at post’s end, “Gstaad Palace is far more than just a hotel.” Where forward thinking joins old world tradition, excellence resides.
News from Hilton Worldwide tells of the company’s plans to have under their brand some 500 new restaurants worldwide in the next three years. The launch of HiltonRestaurantConcepts.com is designed to integrate partner restaurants into the Hilton family, and vice-versa bolster Hilton’s value.
Reading the Google News ticker this morning we ran into some extraordinary images via hotel pages on G +, so we thought we would share. For the travel enthusiast, there is perhaps no imagery more effective than the views of and from a hotel. For the hotelier, imagery is certainly the Holy Grail of media. Let’s look at some extraordinary examples from random hotels.
Situated amid what once was fishing headquarters Barcelona, the W Hotel has been the subject of many a review. Regardless of the place’s regal or radical reputation, the locale and architecture of the hotel make it world class. For the best “out-of-the-way” beach side experience in town, W Barcelona is a bit of a wonder.