Hotel investments in Europe on the rise

A recent study shows that the five main tourist destinations of Western Europe added up more than 4,500 million Euros in hotel investment during the first half of 2013. France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK together recorded 54 percent growth in hotel investments compared to the first half of 2012. This is one of the findings of a study published by the consulting firm BNP Paribas Real Estate. The authors revealed that hotel investors…
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Tripadvisor names hot new hotels across The Globe

TripAdvisor announced its inaugural list of Hot New Hotels. Recognizing 33 hotels in 18 countries worldwide that opened within the last year1, these properties have provided guests with memorable experiences and have earned a minimum of four out of five bubble rating on TripAdvisor.“TripAdvisor has identified the new hotels that have made lasting impressions on our community since opening their doors,” said Barbara Messing, Chief Marketing Officer at TripAdvisor. “Whether traveling internationally or close to…
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Global hotel prices rise fllowing surge in chinese tourism

The findings of a recent research carried out by an online travel portal, Hotels.com, reveal that a rapid influx of Chinese tourists all over the world has caused a global upward shift of most hotel prices. Hotel Price Index revealed that hotel prices have upped by one percent during the year 2013 with the average price of a hotel room increasing by two percent between the first six months of 2013 and the same period…
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Brazil increased amount of visitors go for hostels

A recent study on preferred accommodation options in Brazil revealed that more and more people choose to stay in Brazil hostels, campsites, and houses for rent. Nearly a fifth (17%) of all foreign tourists visiting the country last year opted for one of these alternative places to sleep making these lodging options a significant part on the market. Brazil hotels maintain the first position with respect to preferred accommodation since 50.6% of international tourists prefer…
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Hotel Classification / Re -Classification Guidelines revised to make the hotel services customer oriented

Hotel Classification / Re -Classification Guidelines have been revised to make the hotel services customer oriented. The revised guidelines have been approved by the Union Minister of State for Tourism Dr. K. Chiranjeevi after receiving suggestions from the Tourism and Hospitality Industry.The revision of these guidelines has been aimed to provide a higher level of services in hotels and also making the information about customers’ rights available to them on and even before their arrival.…
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The Taj Mahal Hotel has been ranked as the No. 1 hotel in New Delhi

The Taj Mahal hotel has been voted as the No. 1 hotel in New Delhi and one of the best hotels for business travelers around the worldfor its excellence in providing the finest hospitality experiences according to the prestigious Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards survey 2013. The Hotel has been recognized as the most preferred hotel in New Delhi by the business travelers. It has scored 95 points and has been ranked highest for…
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Leisure hotel rates set 2013 growth record in June

DALLAS – Global leisure daily hotel rates achieved a new growth record of +5.1% over prior year in June, according to second quarter data released today by Pegasus Solutions in The Pegasus View. The single largest processor of electronic hotel transactions reported that along with solid performance for holiday travel, business travel maintained prior year levels for both bookings and rates during the off-season. As rates continued to grow for the leisure channel globally, booking…
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Milwaukee Marriott Downtown opens its doors

The Milwaukee Marriott Downtown, 323 E. Wisconsin Ave., is the brand's first hotel in downtown Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE - Jackson Street Partners and White Lodging announced the opening of the 205-room Milwaukee Marriott Downtown under a long-term management agreement with White Lodging. Marriott Hotels is the company's flagship brand with more than 500 properties in nearly 60 countries globally. The Milwaukee Marriott Downtown, 323 E. Wisconsin Ave., is the brand's first hotel in downtown Milwaukee. "This…
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Hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris to close

Hotel Plaza Athénée's current centenary celebrations will be brought to a premature end with the announcement that the hotel is to close for refurbishment. In the midst of its 100th anniversary, Hotel Plaza Athénée which is one of the luxury hotels in Paris, has disrupted its centenary celebrations by announcing the hotel’s closure. A Dorchester Collection property, the hotel has been creating opportunities for expansion by purchasing neighbouring buildings and over the past several years…
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Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park hotel to open

Located at 5700 Westpark Dr. and just off Interstate 77, the 18-story hotel offers business travelers access to various corporate offices and nearby attractions. ATLANTA - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces the opening of the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park hotel. Formerly a Marriott hotel, the property will undergo a significant multi-million dollar renovation funded by MAM-Charlotte Hotel, LLC. With upgrades to all guest rooms and common areas, the hotel will offer an enhanced guest…
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