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March's top stories: Starwood accepts Marriott's offer, Anantara to open resorts in Oman
05 April, 2016 | by Umesh Ellichipuram
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has accepted a $13.6bn acquisition offer from Marriott International, and DoubleTree by Hilton has opened its tenth hotel in Turkey....
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February's top stories: Hilton's franchise licence deal, Choice's Cambria hotel in Seattle 07 March, 2016 Hilton Worldwide has signed a franchise licence agreement to bring Candler Hotel Atlanta to Curio - A Collection by Hilton, and Choice Hotels International has signed an agreement with...

2015: The year's biggest Hotel Management Network stories 05 January, 2016 by Byomakesh Biswal Japan to have world's first robot-staffed hotel, Palace of Versailles to be converted into a hotel, while Ashford acquires Highland Hospitality portfolio stake for...

November's top stories: Marriott to acquire Starwood Hotels, malware targets Hilton and Startwood 01 December, 2015 by Byomakesh Biswal Marriott International signed a $12.2bn agreement to acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, and Hilton hotels reported a point of sales system (POS) malware...

October's top stories: ARC Hospitality buys 10 hotels, IHG opens Chennai resort 04 November, 2015 by Shalini M P Nair American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust has completed the acquisition of ten hotels from Summit Hotel Properties for $150.1m, and InterContinental Hotels Group has opened InterContinental...

September's top stories: Strategic Hotels & Resorts $6bn deal, JFK hotel project 08 October, 2015 by Nancy Victor Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII affiliates have agreed to acquire Strategic Hotels & Resorts for approximately $6bn, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has selected MCR...

August's top stories: Marriott to open hotel in Serbia, Hilton launches digital key 08 September, 2015 by Shalini M P Nair Marriott International is opening its first hotel, the Courtyard Belgrade City Center, in Serbia, and Hilton Worldwide has added digital key to its Hilton HHonors app....

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...

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...

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