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January's top stories: Autograph Collection adds Mauna Kea, Tripoli hotel siege
06 February, 2015 | by Priyanka Sunder
Autograph Collection added Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Hawaii to its portfolio of hotels, while at least ten people were killed in the Libyan capital Tripoli after militants attacked the...
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2014: The year's biggest Hotel Management Network stories 06 January, 2015 by Priyanka Sunder Marriott International revealed plans to reach more than 150 hotels across 16 African countries between 2014 and 2020, while Hilton Worldwide began operations at the new Hilton Istanbul...

November's top stories: NZ's first DoubleTree by Hilton, 2022 World Cup hotels 09 December, 2014 by Priyanka Sunder DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown opened in New Zealand, while a new $1.6bn hotel and conference/expo centre named Silver Pearl Hotel has been proposed for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in...

October's top stories: Melia's Qatar and Indonesia hotels, Holiday Inn in Russia 07 November, 2014 by Priyanka Sunder Spanish hotel company Melia Hotels International has inked agreements for two new hotels in Qatar and Indonesia, while IHG in collaboration with Regional Hotel Chain (RHC) is to launch its...

September's top stories: Starwood debuts Element in Europe, hotel prices rise 07 October, 2014 by Priyanka Sunder Starwood launched its Element brand in Europe with the opening of Element Frankfurt Airport, while the average price paid for a hotel room globally increased by 4% during the first six months...

August’s top stories: Marriott plans 150 hotels in Africa, 144 UK hotels bought 11 September, 2014 by Priyanka Sunder Marriott International revealed plans for more than 150 hotels across 16 African countries between 2014 and 2020, while Goldman Sachs Group, Goldentree Asset Management and Avenue Capital...

July’s top stories: Starwood plans 100 India hotels by 2015, Expedia's $658m Wotif buy 13 August, 2014 Starwood Hotels & Resorts aims to have a total of 100 hotels in the country by the end of 2015, while Expedia agreed to acquire hotel booking website Wotif.com and its other businesses for...

May’s top stories: Ritz-Carlton plans new properties, Deutsche Bank divests casino 04 June, 2014 The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company outlined plans to open 15 new hotels by 2016, while Deutsche Bank divested its loss-making Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas casino. Hotelmanagement-network.com wraps-up...

April's top stories: Carlson’s first dual-branded hotel, Langham eyes acquisitions 06 May, 2014 Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group launched the first dual-branded hotel in Norway while Langham Hospitality Group earmarked $1.5bn for new acquisition targets in US and...

March's top stories: Starwood expands Europe portfolio, Novotel in Abu Dhabi 07 April, 2014 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide plans to expand its European hotel portfolio by nearly 40% with the opening of more than 60 new hotels by 2020 while Novotel, Accor's mid-scale hotel...

February's top stories: Ashford buys Chicago Water Tower, Carlson's new brands 04 March, 2014 Ashford Hospitality has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the four-star hotel Sofitel Chicago Water Tower in the US for $153m while Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group plans to launch two new...

2013: The year's top stories in Hotel Management 07 January, 2014 Marriott International plans to open a new hotel in Mexico and Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is expanding its Netherlands portfolio, while Hersha Hospitality is selling its non-core portfolio...

November's top stories: Marriott International to acquire Protea Hotels 02 December, 2013 Global hotel operator Marriott International has signed an agreement to acquire Protea Hotels' brands and its management business, while the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company plans to launch a new...

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