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Courtyard by Marriott opens first Chilean property in Las Condes, Santiago
31 July 2015 Courtyard by Marriott has made its Chilean debut with the opening of a new hotel in Las Condes, Santiago, which is adjacent to its existing 280-room Santiago...

Renovation work complete at Hotel Ivy in Minneapolis, US
31 July 2015 The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts has announced the completion of a multi-million dollar renovation of Hotel Ivy in Minneapolis,...

St Louis landmark Hotel Lennox set to re-open this September
30 July 2015 Hotel Lennox is set to open again this September as Courtyard by Marriott St Louis Downtown/Convention Center Hotel after remaining closed for four...

JFK Airport's Trans World Airlines terminal to be converted into a hotel
29 July 2015 JFK Airport's Trans World Airlines (TWA) terminal, which has been lying empty for the past 14 years, is set to be converted into a...

Embassy Suites by Hilton opens in Naperville, Chicago
29 July 2015 Hilton has opened Embassy Suites by Hilton, the brand's all-suite hotel located 28 miles from Chicago O'Hare International...

Scotland Yard Police Station to become five-star hotel
28 July 2015 EMKE LuLu Group managing director Yusuffali MA has entered a £110m deal to convert the original Scotland Yard Police Station in London into a five-star...

Attack at Jazeera Palace Hotel in Somalia kills 13
27 July 2015 A suicide bomber slammed a truck loaded with explosives into the walls of the Jazeera Palace Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, killing 13 and leaving 40 seriously...

Bordeaux’s Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa to become InterContinental Bordeaux
27 July 2015 InterContinental Hotels Group has announced it will be converting the Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa in France into InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand...

Laurus Corporation completes renovation of Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia
24 July 2015 Los Angeles based real estate investment company Laurus Corporation has completed significant upgrades of the Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia / Fort...

Hyatt opens second Hyatt Place-branded property in Middle East
24 July 2015 Hyatt has opened doors to the brand's second Hyatt Place hotel in the Middle East, named Hyatt Place Dubai / Baniyas...

Hilton Garden Inn to open first property in Nairobi
23 July 2015 Hilton Worldwide has entered a franchise agreement with Reliance Hotels to open Hilton Garden Inn Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi,...

Red Planet Hotels introduces new mobile-focused brand
22 July 2015 Asian hospitality group Red Planet Hotels has introduced the new Red Planet brand for value-conscious travellers and brought 24 properties under its...

Amadeus expands hotel IT portfolio with Itesso acquisition
22 July 2015 IT provider Amadeus has acquired Netherlands-based cloud-native property management systems (PMS) maker Itesso BV to expand its technology offerings in the hotel...

Melbourne's Langham hotel has suspected salmonella outbreak
21 July 2015 A suspected salmonella outbreak at Melbourne's five-star Langham hotel has left at least 44 people ill with six needing hospital...

Hyatt Regency Wuhan Optics Valley opens after rebranding
20 July 2015 Hyatt Hotels has opened the Hyatt Regency Wuhan Optics Valley after rebranding and reintroducing it under its...

Marriott opens property in Hunan province, China
20 July 2015 Marriott International has opened its first Zhuzhou Marriott hotel under the Marriott brand in Hunan province in south-central...

£1.43bn additional revenue in hospitality with 1% improved productivity, says new report
17 July 2015 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...

Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel opens in India
16 July 2015 Starwood Hotels & Resorts has opened Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel in the financial district of...

World's first robot-staffed hotel to open in Japan
16 July 2015 Henn na Hotel, known for its eccentricity and staffed entirely by robots in Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan will open on 17...

InterContinental Hotels to open property at Bangkok’s Chinatown
15 July 2015 InterContinental Hotels has entered a management agreement with Grand Uniland Company to open a new Holiday Inn Express hotel in...

Starwood Luxury Collection expands its portfolio with four hotels in Europe
15 July 2015 Starwood Hotels & Resorts is expanding the Luxury Collection's European portfolio by adding four hotels in the continent, out of which two are already...


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