Spotlight on New Hotels

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IHG opens a new hotel close to Bajio International Airport

ihgIHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) announces the opening of the newly-built 140-room and 12 suites Holiday Inn Express® & Suites León - Aeropuerto hotel. Conveniently located just five minutes from Bajio International Airport, both business and leisure travelers will appreciate the location of the newest Holiday Inn Express property in Mexico.

The Domain Hotel in Silicon Valley to be rebranded

The Ascott Limited, is investing S$81.5 million to acquire and refurbish The Domain Hotel, a freehold hotel in Silicon Valley, California, to capture the fast-growing demand from global technology companies and multinational corporations.

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AccorHotels announces 2 openings in Thailand

Thailand known as the land of smiles, welcomes travelers at the newly opened properties of AccorHotels Group. AccorHotels opens two new hotels in Thailand; one in Thai capital of Bangkok and other is in the country’s one of the most popular holiday destinations of Phuket.

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W Hotels to open a new hotel in Rome, Italy

w romeBorn from the bold attitude and 24/7 culture of New York City, W Hotels announced plans to open W Rome, offering a unique twist on La Dolce Vita in the capital city. Marking the first time that the iconic W sign will land in Italy, W Rome is set across two historic buildings in the energetic Via Veneto neighborhood.

Holiday Inn opens a new hotel in Brazil

IHG announced the opening of the new-build 209-room Holiday Inn® Goiânia hotel. This is IHG’s eighth Holiday Inn property in Brazil and the first IHG hotel in the Midwestern city of Goiânia, located about 130 miles from Brasilia, the nation’s capital.

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IBEROSTAR Lisboa opens – brand’s first hotel in Portugal

IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts opened its first hotel in Portugal, on October 5th. IBEROSTAR Lisboa offers a 5-star experience in the heart of the city, and it’s the Majorcan hotel chain’s seventh urban accommodation option.

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A new Ritz-Carlton Hotel opens on a tropical island

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. announced the newest addition to its collection of renowned global properties with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui. Located on the tropical island paradise of Koh Samui on the Gulf of Thailand, The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui will create a unique melting pot of indelible new memories for travelers.

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AccorHotels acquires Australia’s Mantra Group Limited


AccorHotels acquires Mantra Group Limited, which is one of Australia’s largest hotel and resort marketers and operators with 127 properties and over 20,000 rooms in hotels, resorts and serviced apartments across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Hawaii.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group opens 6 hotels across Africa in 2017

carlson rezidor hotel group logoCarlson Rezidor Hotel Group has accelerated its growth in Africa with six hotel openings and the addition of three hotels to its portfolio this year. The new 530 rooms bring the group’s African portfolio to a tally of 80 hotels and over 17,200 rooms in operation and under development. Within the next five years the African Portfolio will feature 125 hotels by establishing critical mass in key countries.

Airbnb listings tripled, revenues up 421% in Dubai

A special market report outlined the growth of Airbnb in Dubai between August 2015 and August 2017. Revenues for properties listed on the online marketplace and hospitality platform during that time increased by 421% to top US$3.3million in August 2017, with listings nearly tripling to 3,249.

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