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Monday 27, January 2014

Burj Al Arab recognized for seven-star sustainability
The luxurious Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai has been awarded Green Globe Certification (GGC) following a comprehensive sustainability audit conducted by Dubai-based consultancy Farnek, GGC`s preferred partner in the Middle East.

Thursday 16, January 2014

UK hotel rates on the rise as London remains second most expensive European city
London hotel rates have increased in the past year, according to new research, with the capital city now the second most expensive in Europe.

Friday 10, January 2014

Shangri-La to open hotel in the heart of the Himalayas
Few places in the world are as magical as Lhasa, the administrative capital of Tibet. Set on a plateau soaring 3,650 metres above sea level, the city is encircled by the fabled Himalayan mountains, glaciers and desert-like landscapes.

Wednesday 8, January 2014

North America's tallest hotel opens in New York City
Marriott International, Inc and G Holdings today announced the opening of an iconic addition to the New York City skyline, a combined 378-room Courtyard hotel and 261-suite Residence Inn hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The USD320 million tallest single-use hotel in North America is located at 1717 Broadway.

Monday 9, December 2013

Marriott continues Asia expansion with first hotel in Vietnam
Marriott International marks a milestone in its expansion into Southeast Asia with the unveiling of JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi.

Monday 9, December 2013

W Hotels Worldwide hits 45th hotel milestone
Marking 15 years of innovation, the fastest growing luxury hospitality brand in history sets the scene for a new generation of global traveler with the opening of its first-ever ski retreat, W Verbier.

Monday 14, October 2013

Melia Hotels International announces ME by Melia Dubai
Leading hotel company, Meliá Hotels International unveils their next major launch as the ME by Meliá brand continues to grow. ME by Meliá Dubai will open in the jaw-dropping Opus building, developed by real estate company Omniyat.

Monday 14, October 2013

Atlantis Resort to open in Sanya on Hainan, China in 2016
Fosun, the leading non-state owned enterprise in China, has entered into an agreement with Kerzner, a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, casinos and luxury hotels for a new, cutting-edge Atlantis resort along the Haitang Bay National Coast.

Monday 14, October 2013

Marriott International introduces Fairfield brand to Asia
Marriott International, Inc. expands its brand offering in Asia with the opening of its first Fairfield by Marriott hotel in Bengaluru, India.

Monday 7, October 2013

Centara’s new 5-star hotel due to open in Pattaya’s “Beverly Hills” on October 15
Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort Pattaya, set in the exclusive residential district of Phratamnak Hill, the “Beverly Hills” of Pattaya, will soft-open on 15 October. The hotel is situated just a few steps away from the beach.

Saturday 24, August 2013

Historic meets modern
There are places that transport you to the past and places that make you realize the future is here. A rare few are able to achieve this simultaneously.

Tuesday 2, July 2013

Hilton Worldwide Celebrates 4,000th Hotel Milestone
Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of its 4,000th hotel, Hilton Shijiazhuang in the Hebei province of China. It now has 35 hotels operating in Greater China and a pipeline in this region of more than 120 hotels with more than 42,000 rooms.

Wednesday 12, June 2013

IHG to expand its footprint in Central America with new Holiday Inn Express Hotels
IHG has announces the signing of two new Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Managua, Nicaragua and Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Both properties are slated to open in 2014.

Wednesday 12, June 2013

On top of the world – Jetwing Vil Uyana listed among Best Ecolodges in the world by National Geographic Traveler
The world’s most read and renowned travel magazine, National Geographic Traveler, has taken Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya, to new heights – granting the novel property world-class status by being featured in their recent issue (June) of The World’s Best Ecolodges. The inclusion of Jetwing Vil Uyana is historic, to say the least, as the property is the only Sri Lankan resort to be listed.

Monday 13, May 2013

Panama's newest eco-luxury community Isla Palenque opens to high acclaim
Since the opening of the first six rooms of its luxury hotel in February, the new private island resort on Isla Palenque, in Panama, has received glowing reviews and sold out its exclusive Founders Club for vacation homeowners in just 10 weeks.


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