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July's top stories: First robot-staffed hotel in Japan, Somalia hotel attacked
05 August, 2015 | by Priyanka Sunder
Improving productivity by 1% would drive an additional £1.43bn of revenue in the UK hospitality industry, says a new report from workforce development charity People 1st, while a suicide...
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June's top stories: Grand Hyatt opens hotel in Mexico, IHG tests mobile technologies 07 July, 2015 by Priyanka Sunder Starwood's The Luxury Collection is investing $300m towards the development of its North American portfolio, while at least 38 people were killed and 39 seriously injured after a gunman opened...

May's top stories: New World Development to sell three hotels, Legoland Hotel to open in Florida 05 June, 2015 by Priyanka Sunder Hong Kong-based New World Development has sold three hotels to Abu Dhabi Investment Authority for HK$18.5bn, while Marriott International plans to add 80 properties and additional franchises to...

April's top stories: Crowne Plaza integrates LeoNovus solution, Interstate signs agreement 08 May, 2015 by Priyanka Sunder Canada's Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo Hotel and Conference Centre is integrating LeoNovus' SMART Media Platform and distributed cloud services, while Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide...

March's top stories: Hyatt's fifth Dubai property, Apple Pay in Marriott US 13 April, 2015 by Priyanka Sunder Hyatt Hotels has opened a new Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights hotel in Dubai, which is its fifth property in the city, while Marriott International is set to create complete mobile-powered...

February's top stories: Marriott hotels to use IBM Cloud, Godzilla-themed hotel in Japan 06 March, 2015 by Priyanka Sunder Marriott International is set to implement IBM Cloud technology to offer improved IT operations and faster digital services to its web-savvy guests across more than 4,000 properties...

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...

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...

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