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Starwood signs deal for Sheraton Samui Resort in Thailand
28 August 2014 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is expanding the presence of its Sheraton brand with the signing of the Sheraton Samui Resort in...

Northview Hotel Group acquires Hotel Madeline Telluride in Colorado
27 August 2014 Affiliates of Northview Hotel Group, in partnership with a fund managed by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, has acquired Hotel Madeline Telluride from Crescent Hotels & Resorts for...

Hyatt Regency Suzhou opens in China
27 August 2014 Hospitality group Hyatt Hotels has announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Suzhou in Suzhou, eastern...

Goldman, Goldentree, Avenue Capital to acquire 144 UK hotels
26 August 2014 Goldman Sachs Group (GS), Goldentree Asset Management and Avenue Capital Group have agreed to acquire 144 hotels that are already leased to their previously acquired company Travelodge...

Starwood Hotels opens second Element brand property in New Jersey
26 August 2014 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced the opening of the Element Harrison - Newark hotel, the brand's second hotel in New Jersey,...

Hyatt Hotels integrates mobile app with Uber to offer transport options
22 August 2014 Hyatt Hotels has revamped its mobile app by adding a new feature, which enables guests to find transport from any location to their Hyatt...

IHG signs Holiday Inn Kayseri - Düvenönü in Turkey
21 August 2014 IHG has added Holiday Inn Kayseri - Düvenönü in Central Anatolia, Turkey, to its...

Hyatt Hotels opens Park Hyatt property in New York
20 August 2014 Hospitality group Hyatt Hotels has unveiled its flagship Park Hyatt brand hotel in Midtown Manhattan, New...

Ritz-Carlton to open first golf resort in China
19 August 2014 The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has outlined plans to develop its first golf resort in China, as part of the Haikou Mission Hills Golf Club project, the world's largest public golf...

Hilton Worldwide unveils 600th property
18 August 2014 Global hospitality group Hilton Worldwide has unveiled a new Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Virginia, the brand's 600th...

IHG expands footprint in Honduras with new Holiday Inn property
18 August 2014 InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is continuing its regional expansion in Honduras with the opening of its fifth property in the country, a Holiday Inn Express hotel in...

Shenzhen Hazens signs five-year contract with Luxe Hotels
15 August 2014 Chinese investment firm Shenzhen Hazens Real Estate Group has retained boutique hotel brand Luxe Hotels to operate Los Angeles-based Luxe City Center Hotel, which it acquired...

DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando East - UCF Area opens after upgrades
15 August 2014 DoubleTree by Hilton has opened the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando East - UCF Area in Orlando, Florida, following an eight-month, multi-million dollar...

Hyatt Place opens new 164-room hotel in US
14 August 2014 Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Summit Hospitality Group have opened the first Hyatt-branded hotel in the Raleigh area of North Carolina,...

Aloft to begin trial of robotic bellhop
14 August 2014 The Aloft hotel in California, US, is set to begin testing of a robotic bellhop dubbed the 'Botlr' on 20 August this...

Dutch firm plans snowflake-shaped floating hotel in Norway
13 August 2014 Dutch Docklands International, a Dutch firm specialising in floating structures, has unveiled plans to build a snowflake-shaped floating five-star hotel at an undisclosed site off the coast of...

Online channels continue to lead hotel bookings in second quarter: TravelClick
13 August 2014 Hotel booking via online channels, including online travel agents (OTAs), hotel websites and global distribution systems (GDS), continued to gain popularity among both business and...

Citymax Hotels to expand presence in UAE
12 August 2014 UAE-based hotel group Citymax Hotels has announced plans to expand its presence across the country with the launch of new...

InterContinental Hotels Group opens new property in Houston
12 August 2014 Hospitality major InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened a new 79-room property in Houston,...

Omani hotel brand Atana to foray into GCC region
11 August 2014 Atana, an Oman-based four-star hotel and resort operator, has outlined plans to expand in the GCC region within the next five years, as part of its expansion...

Choice Hotels International registers 11% rise in Q2 income
11 August 2014 Global hotel franchisor Choice Hotels International has reported net income of $35.4m for the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 11.28% compared with $31.81m a year...


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