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September 2014

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Third Westin-brand property opens in Arlington, Virginia
12 September 2014 Westin, a luxury brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, has opened its third new property in Arlington, Virginia, US....

IHG to open Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Quebec
11 September 2014 Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) is expanding its footprint in Quebec, Canada, with the signing of a Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites property in...

Marriott to debut Autograph Collection hotels in Switzerland and Spain
11 September 2014 Marriott International is expanding its Autograph Collection portfolio in Europe with the opening of new additions in Zurich, Switzerland, and Barcelona, Spain....

Fairmont Hotels to open new property in central China
10 September 2014 Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury brand of FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI), has inked a development agreement with Henan Donggang Real Estate, to open the Fairmont Zhengzhou in the capital of...

Starwood to launch Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Istanbul
10 September 2014 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is expanding its portfolio in Turkey with the launch of a Four Points by Sheraton hotel in...

Starwood opens Luxury Collection hotel in China
09 September 2014 Starwood Hotels & Resorts has launched a new Luxury Collection property in Hangzhou as part of its plans to expand in...

Starwood to open third W brand hotel in Thailand
09 September 2014 Starwood has signed a deal to open W Retreat Phuket - Phang Nga Bay, which will become Thailand’s third W property when it opens in January...

Hyatt Hotels to open new hotel in Phuket, Thailand
08 September 2014 Hyatt Hotels has inked a management deal with an affiliate of Boutique Group of Companies for a new Hyatt Place hotel in Phuket, Thailand, expected to open in...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts debuts Element brand in Europe
08 September 2014 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has launched its Element brand in Europe with the opening of Element Frankfurt...

Starwood Hotels opens St. Regis hotel in Chengdu, south-west China
05 September 2014 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced the opening of The St. Regis Chengdu hotel in Sichuan province in south-west...

Hilton Worldwide adds SLS Las Vegas to its latest brand
05 September 2014 Hospitality group Hilton Worldwide has added SLS Las Vegas to its newest brand, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, a global collection of distinctive four to five star hotels....

Hyatt Hotels to open new property in Brazil
04 September 2014 A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management services agreement with 5 Star Empreendimentos Imobiliários for a Park Hyatt hotel in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil....

Starwood Hotels to launch W brand in Brisbane, Australia
04 September 2014 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has entered into an agreement with Shayher Leisure Holdings to launch its W Hotels brand in a newly-built mixed-use development in Brisbane,...

DiamondRock Hospitality acquires Hilton Garden Inn property in New York
03 September 2014 Bethesda-based DiamondRock Hospitality has acquired the 282-room Hilton Garden Inn/Times Square Central in New York for a contractual purchase price of...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts inks deal to expand on Hainan Island
03 September 2014 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has signed an agreement with Hainan Jianfeng Tourism Development to debut China’s first W Retreat and the second St. Regis resort on Hainan...

Average price for hotel room up by 4% globally
02 September 2014 The average price paid for a hotel room globally increased by 4% during the first six months of 2014, when compared with the same period in...

RCI adds Dunes Club in California to its portfolio
02 September 2014 RCI, part of the Wyndham Worldwide Group, has added Dunes Club in Southern California to its affiliate...

Hilton Worldwide launches new property in North Dallas community
01 September 2014 Hospitality group Hilton Worldwide has announced the opening of Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park, a 299-room Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the master planned community of Granite Park...

Marriott International opens first JW Marriott hotel in Santo Domingo
01 September 2014 Marriott International has opened a new hotel in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the first JW Marriott in the region outside of...

August 2014

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Melia Hotels to open first ME by Melia property in US
29 August 2014 Spain-based hotelier Melia Hotels International has announced plans to open its first ME by Melia brand property in the US next year, which is part of the brand's evolving global expansion...

DoubleTree by Hilton opens tenth property in London
29 August 2014 DoubleTree by Hilton has unveiled its tenth property in London, the DoubleTree by Hilton London – Islington....


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