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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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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...

October's top stories: Pan Pacific Hotels to launch new hotel in Myanmar 01 November, 2013 Pan Pacific Hotels Group has signed a conditional joint venture agreement with Shwe Taung Group for construction of its first Pan Pacific hotel, while UAE-based Rotana Hotel Management will...

September's top stories: Travelodge's sixth Spanish hotel, Capitas and IFA JV 01 October, 2013 by Kadari Raghuram UK-based hotel chain Travelodge has opened a new hotel in Madrid, Spain, while Capitas Group International and UK-based IFA Hotel Investments have signed a joint venture (JV) agreement, to...

August's top stories: LVMH buys Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France 02 September, 2013 by Sarath Chandra P S LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has purchased Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France from the majority owner Adventurous Journeys Capital Partners, while Grace Hotels adds Mayflower Inn & Spa and...

July's top stories: Starwood in Ukraine, Australian hotels select Guestline 01 August, 2013 by Sarath Chandra P S Hotel Bristol in Odessa, Ukraine, will join Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide's The Luxury Collection portfolio, while Guestline deployed its Rezlynx web-based PMS and distribution...

June's top stories: Carlson to open 38 Indian hotels, IHG to expand in UK 04 July, 2013 by Sarath Chandra P S Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group intends to open 38 new hotels in India by 2015; IHG is set to expand its presence in the UK with the opening of three new Holiday Inn hotels....

Reto Wittwer’s old-school values 07 September, 2012 President and CEO of Kempinski for the best part of 20 years, Reto Wittwer is not shy of an opinion or two. He talks to Phin Foster about true interpretations of luxury, the failings of his...

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