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Friday 2, April 2010

Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts first to equip concierge teams with Apple iPads
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, the world's first hotel brand to offer global destination specific concierge websites and videos, is now equipping its Concierge teams with Apple iPads, starting next week.

Thursday 1, April 2010

Starwood and AMEX offer new travel points credit card
Starwood Preferred Guest and American Express Canada are pleased to announce the launch of its new joint rewards Cards, the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express.

Thursday 1, April 2010

Group travellers flock to holiday apartments
Holiday apartments are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional forms of travel accommodation, such as hotels – especially for those travelling in a group.

Thursday 1, April 2010

On the road again Design Hotels launches 11 roadtrips in Germany and Austria
Following the successful launch at the international trade fair ITB in Berlin, the Design Hotels™ Roadtrips – Made by Originals are now bookable at Together with BMW ConnectedDrive and the car rental company Sixt, Design Hotels™ and 11 member hotels have created custom-made driving experiences in Germany and Austria.

Thursday 1, April 2010

Rezidor named as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” 2010
The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute (USA) as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2010.

Thursday 1, April 2010

Marriott ExecuStay Now Offers Travel Agent Commissions
Marriott ExecuStay® (, a leader in temporary housing, corporate housing and furnished apartments, is now offering at all locations 10 percent commissionable rates to travel agents up to the first 29 nights of stay. With this announcement Marriott ExecuStay joins Marriott International’s entire portfolio of extended-stay brands in offering commissions to travel agents.

Wednesday 31, March 2010

Epoque Hotels Announces LiteraturRaum - Authors' Residency at the Bleibtreu Berlin
The Hotel Bleibtreu, a member of the Epoque Hotels Collection in Berlin, welcomes authors from all over the world. Just in time for the opening of the international literature festival Berlin, which started on September 9th, the LiteraturRaum project was launched.

Wednesday 31, March 2010

Rezidor signs and opens the Park Inn Dresden, Germany
The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, announces the signing and opening of the Park Inn Dresden, Germany. The 132 rooms-property, a former Tulip Inn, will be bookable in Rezidor’s reservation system by end of March.

Wednesday 31, March 2010

Park Plaza wins major UK customer service accolade
THE award-winning Park Plaza Cardiff has achieved another major industry accolade - voted the UK’s No 1 Conference Hotel of the Year for its customer service. The four-star city centre spa hotel beat more than 200 other hotels and venues to the title in the national BDRC VenueVerdict Awards - announced at the Meetings & Incentive Travel gala awards dinner in London.

Wednesday 31, March 2010

Europe’s first Complete Design Hotel, celebrates its 50th birthday
This unique five-star hotel is as fashionable and interesting now as it was on its opening day 1 July 1960. The man behind it all was the famous Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen. The SAS Royal Hotel, as it was first called is a 22-storey building greeting you as you step out of the central railway station and within easy walking distance to the sights and sounds of the Danish capital.

Wednesday 31, March 2010

Epoque Hotels Announces Hotel St. Regis: The Best Place to Stay in the World, selected by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler
Once again, the Hotel San Régis, a member of the Epoque Hotels collection, is proud to be present in the famous Condé Nast Traveler's annual Gold List. With an overall score of 89.4, the boutique hotel San Regis improved over last year and is only outranked in Paris by four other hotels.

Tuesday 30, March 2010

Benchmark Hospitality International’s top ten meeting trends for 2010
Benchmark Hospitality International, the leading privately held hospitality management company in the United States, which operates 30 award-winning hotels, resorts, and conference centers nationwide, announces its annual "Top Ten Meeting Trends" as observed by its properties in 2010.

Tuesday 30, March 2010

Over 100 Rezidor hotels participated in Earth Hour 2010
Over 100 Radisson Blu, Park Inn and Regent hotels participated in Earth Hour 2010 and turned off their non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour this Saturday to raise awareness of the need to take action on climate change.

Tuesday 30, March 2010

Radisson is Europe’s largest Upscale Hotel Brand
Radisson is Europe’s number one! With 170 hotels and a total of 38,079 rooms across the continent, Radisson is Europe’s largest upscale hotel brand – unifying Radisson Blu and Radisson Edwardian hotels and leaving Hilton International with 146 hotels and 37,806 rooms as well as Marriott with 86 hotels and 20,806 rooms behind (source: “Upscale Brands Top 10 in Europe” by MKG Hospitality, Paris).

Monday 29, March 2010

Travelodge’s ad campaign disallowed
Budget hotel chain Travelodge’s campaign comparing its prices to Premier Inn has been banned for being “misleading”.


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