Spotlight on New Hotels

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Marriott International opens first property in Kenya

Marriott logo light brownMarriott International announced its first property in Kenya with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham. The hotel is strategically located in the upmarket suburb, close to the city center and within easy access from the surrounding business areas of Westlands, Kilimani and Nairobi Central as well as from the Kenyatta International Airport and the Wilson Airport.

Nobu Hospitality opens Nobu Ryokan Malibu

nobu malibuNobu Hospitality announced the opening of Nobu Ryokan Malibu, the first in Nobu Hospitality's Ryokan Collection on April 28, 2017. Located next to Nobu Restaurant Malibu and effortlessly blended with the cool elegance of the California coastline, Nobu Ryokan Malibu will present guests with a modern hideaway and distinctive service set against an authentic Ryokan-inspired style.

Hotel Indigo opens in the Heart of Downtown Los Angeles

indigo LA downtown roomInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) officially opened the first hotel of its Hotel Indigo® brand in Los Angeles. The 350-room, 18-story flagship Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown hotel is opened. Located at 899 Francisco Street in the new 6.3 acre mixed-use Metropolis development, the boutique hotel sits in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, a neighborhood with a burgeoning art, culture and entertainment scene.

Marriott unveils Moxy Vienna Airport

Moxy Vienna Airport exterior

Marriott International opens Moxy Vienna Airport, the brand’s first hotel in Austria. Marriott International’s experiential hotel brand, Moxy Hotels, will offer a new way of travelling, with communal and spirited experiences at a surprisingly affordable price in Vienna. Moxy Vienna Airport joins an ever-evolving portfolio of nine global destinations including Munich, Milan, Berlin, New Orleans and London.

AccorHotels acquires Availpro

accor logo14After buying Fastbooking in 2015, now AccorHotels announced the acquisition of Availpro, the leader in France and one of the leading European software providers to hoteliers with more than 6,500 clients. The “channel management” solution, which provides an innovative management tool, together with various software packages developed by Availpro, will complement the products and services currently provided to hoteliers by Fastbooking.

AccorHotels partners with UnionPay especially for Asian travelers

accorhotels unionpayAccorHotels and UnionPay International teamed up to offer an enhanced experience to guests from Asia, who stays at AccorHotels’ properties in France. This partnership already enables guests staying at the project’s 85 pilot hotels (in all segments, from economy to luxury) to use a payment solution they are familiar with.

Four Seasons Hotel Doha offers Dinner in the Sky

dinner in the sky doha

Four Seasons Hotel Doha is hosting the year’s most coveted culinary experience: Dinner in the Sky, at the annual Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) 2017. Until April 8, 2017, food connoisseurs and adventure seekers alike are invited to soar to new culinary heights with an “elevated” three-course fine dining experience 50 meters (164 feet) above the festival’s location at Hotel Park.

Report shows how terrorist attacks hit hospitality industry in Europe

brussels airport bombThe latest ECM-MKG European Destinations Observatory report points out that in European cities, in 2016, the Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) experienced a modest growth (+ 0.7%) compared to 2015. With a stable Occupancy Rate (-0.1 point), growth is driven by the Average Daily Rate (ADR) up by 0.9%. These overall results hide great disparities between European destinations, some of them registering serious setbacks, while others grow at a fast pace.

The ClubHotel Riu Costa del Sol welcomes families this summer

ClubHotel Riu Costa del SolRIU presents the ClubHotel Riu Costa del Sol, which recently opened its doors, to attract family tourism in Torremolinos. This new hotel, with its privileged location on the maritime promenade of Torremolinos and just meters from the beach, is the result of the complete renovation and unification of the Riu Belplaya and Riu Costa Lago hotels.

Rio occupancy down during Carnival

Brazil Rio de JaneiroWhen Rio de Janeiro hosted Carnival 2017 from 24-28 February, the city's hotels experienced a 12.1% occupancy decrease compared to the week of the festival in 2016 (5-9 February), according to data from STR. However, demand (actual number of rooms sold) increased 3.5%.

Park Inn by Radisson Izmailovo opens in Moscow

ParkInn by Radisson IzmailovoRezidor’s midscale hotel brand announced the opening of the new Park Inn by Radisson Izmailovo. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group now has eight hotels operating in Moscow and the Moscow region. With the new property, Rezidor has 36 hotels in Russia and more than 9,800 rooms in the Group's Russian portfolio.

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