Spotlight on New Hotels

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Wyndham Hotel Group's 2017 Hotel Openings in the Middle East

Wyndham Hotel Group has continued to expand its footprint across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Eurasia (EMEA) with a number of significant openings throughout 2017, bringing the total number of hotels across the region to more than 470.

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RIU presents its new brand image

RIU Hotels & Resorts launched a new brand image that is more modern, fresher and warmer. The change in image was a natural step in this modernisation process. And it is taking place in a year of record investment in hotel construction, renovation and acquisition that in 2017 reached €600mn.

riu brand launch2018Left to right: Laura Malone, Communications Director, Senén Fornos, Sales Director for Spain, Latam and Mexico, Pepe Moreno, Executive Director and Carlos Guindos, Branding Director

Wharf Hotels opens The Murray, Hong Kong

Wharf Hotels opens today The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, as the group's new flagship Niccolo property and the latest addition to the luxury contemporary chic collection by Wharf Hotels. The Murray will open its facilities, restaurants and bars progressively from today.

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How to reduce food waste in tourism industry?

food wasteDo you know that food waste is the third biggest contributor to climate change and one third of all foods produced in the world is wasted? Right now 842 million people do not have enough to eat and with an estimated world population of 9.8 billion people in 2050 resources will be limited and more people will be hungry.

Hotel Indigo Venice – Sant’Elena to open in 2019

hotel indigo logoIHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) has announced the signing of Hotel Indigo® Venice - Sant'Elena. It is the third Hotel Indigo to be signed in Italy and will operate under a franchise agreement with H.n.H. Hotels & Resorts S.p.A.

Fairfield by Marriott Debuts in Shanghai

Fairfield by Marriott Shanghai Jingan LobbyMarriott International Inc. announced the opening of Fairfield by Marriott Shanghai Jing’an. The hotel is located in the Jing’an District of Shanghai, close to the commercial and business hub of the cosmopolitan city.

Greece hotel prices rise with the new Accomodation Tax

greece sunset restaurantFrom 1 January 2018, travelers visiting Greece will need to pay an Overnight Stay Tax which has been introduced by the Greek Ministry of Tourism and aims to enhance the State’s revenue in the context of the current fiscal adjustment programme. This will be collected from travelers when they get to their accommodation.

Jaz in Stuttgart

Jaz StuttgartMusic is in the air. As of 1 January, the Jaz Stuttgart has begun to welcome its first guests. After a highly successful launch in Amsterdam, the Jaz in the City brand is now celebrating its debut in Germany – hip, casual, trendy and offering a local touch.

Choice Hotels to Acquire WoodSpring Suites

choice hotels logoChoice Hotels International has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the brand and franchise business of WoodSpring Suites from WoodSpring Hotels Holdings LLC, a portfolio company of Lindsay Goldberg, for approximately $231 million, subject to customary adjustments.

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