All articles by Rajeev Chinna

Rajeev Chinna

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts opens new Ukraine hotel

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced that Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv in Kiev, Ukraine, the luxury brand’s first hotel in Eastern Europe, will open on 27 March 2012.

New York Palace hotel to undergo $100m makeover

Private equity firm Northwood, who purchased New York Palace hotel in summer 2011, is planning to invest $100m to renovate the property, located at 50th Street and Madison Avenue, New York City, US.

DoubleTree by Hilton opens fifth New York hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton has announced the opening of its fifth New York City hotel in Midtown Manhattan, located at 36th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.

InterContinental Hotels opens New York property

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening in the US of the $52m Holiday Inn New York City Midtown-31st St.

Starwood plans 80 new hotel openings in 2012

Hotel and leisure company Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is set to open an additional 80 new hotels in 2012, following last year’s addition of 81 new hotels around the globe.

Best Western to open hotel in Haiti

US hotel chain Best Western is to open an upscale hotel in Haiti for business travellers.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel debuts in the Netherlands

DoubleTree by Hilton has debuted in the Netherlands with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station, formerly the Mint Hotel Amsterdam.

Rising debt prompts DLF to sell hotel subsidiary to Square Four

In an effort to cut its Rs225bn ($4.27bn) debt, Indian real estate developer DLF will sell its hotel subsidiary DLF Hotels & Hospitality (DHHL) to Square Four Housing & Infrastructure for Rs5.5bn ($104.5m).

Starwood Hotels to debut Aloft brand in Detroit

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide debuts its Aloft brand in Detroit in Michigan, US, with a hotel in the historic David Whitney Building in Grand Circus Park.

Hyatt Place unveils Pali Tower to mark Hawaiian hotel debut

Hyatt Place has opened the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach hotel in Hawaii, US, by unveiling Pali Tower, the first of two towers being constructed at the property.