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Monday 29, March 2010

Hyatt invites guests to earn and redeem rewards with the Big Welcome Back from Hyatt Gold Passport
Hyatt Gold Passport today announced The Big Welcome Back promotion, which encourages guests to make the most of their travel by giving members a choice to earn one free night award or 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points after every two stays through June 30, 2010.

Monday 29, March 2010

New Premier Inn adjacent to the Olympic Stadium
Premier Inn, owned by Whitbread PLC the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group, announces its latest site acquisition for a new 267-bedroom budget hotel at Stratford, located adjacent to the Olympic Stadium, investing some £25m and creating approximately 90 jobs.

Monday 29, March 2010

GHO sees positive change in consumer booking patterns
Consumers are changing the way they book holidays according to Great Hotels Organisation (GHO:, the London-based hotel sales and marketing alliance. Travellers are shifting away from last minute hotel bookings in preference of longer advance booking lead times.

Monday 29, March 2010

Marriott Celebrates Earth Hour, Turned Out the Lights at 500 Hotels Worldwide
Last Saturday, March 27, at 8:30 p.m., local time, Marriott-branded hotels and resorts worldwide turned out the lights, for one hour, in support of Earth Hour – a global movement uniting businesses, organizations and individuals in taking action to raise awareness to the issues of climate change – and kick off the company’s month-long dedication to environmental awareness.

Friday 26, March 2010

Hoteliers need to adapt pricing strategies as consumers favour booking early
Consumers are changing the way they book holidays according to Great Hotels Organisation, the London-based hotel sales and marketing alliance. Travellers are shifting away from last minute hotel bookings in preference of longer advance booking lead times.

Thursday 25, March 2010

Google plans to show hotel prices on Google Maps
Google has started experimenting with a new feature that will result in showing specific prices for selected hotel listings. The feature is being made available to visible to a small portion of users.

Thursday 25, March 2010

European hotels that price above competitors see comparatively higher revenues
A new hospitality industry research study finds that rates are the key factor in maintaining revenues, rather than occupancy, when European hotels compare their rates and revenues to their competitive set. A study from Cornell's Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) analyzed comparative rates (ADR), occupancy, and revenue per available room (RevPAR) for hotels in all parts of Europe.

Thursday 25, March 2010

NH Hoteles receives Greenbulding award
NH Hoteles has announced that it has received a 'Greenbuliding' award by the European Commission for the energy efficiency plan of the ambitiously renovated NH Principe de la Paz in Aranjuez.

Thursday 25, March 2010

Hilton Worldwide Brands Observe Earth Hour 2010 in Support of Energy Conservation
Hilton Worldwide today announced its plans to celebrate Earth Hour 2010 from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. local time on Sat., March 27, 2010 as more than a billion people and organizations around the world turn off their lights in support of energy conservation.

Wednesday 24, March 2010

Best Western ranked Number One in Brand Key's 2010 Report
Best Western International was recently ranked the number one midscale hotel brand in Brand Keys’ 2010 annual Customer Loyalty Engagement Index, a predictive indicator of consumer behavior toward brands.

Wednesday 24, March 2010

NH Hoteles joins the wwf’s ‘Earth hour’ again this year
NH For the second year in a row, NH Hoteles has joined WWF’s Earth Hour. Between 20.30 and 21.30 next Saturday the 27th of March, it will turn off the lighting on the façades of 289 of its hotels throughout the world (aquellos que poseen iluminación exterior) (those with outside lighting) with the objective of raising its customers and employees awareness about climate change.

Wednesday 24, March 2010

Continuing its success has gained its 4 millionth booking customer, the free online hotel reservation service for more than 210,000 hotels worldwide, welcomed its four millionth booking customer last week.

Wednesday 24, March 2010

Hotel VIURA – The First True Luxury Boutique Hotel Opens In Rioja
This summer visitors to the wine region of Rioja will be able to stay at a brand new four star Hotel Viura, a member of Epoque Hotels. Named after the most widely planted white grape variety in Rioja, Viura is a new-build, contemporary hotel with 26 guestrooms and seven suites, two bars and a restaurant.

Wednesday 24, March 2010

Innovative Partnership between Starwood Preferred Guest and the World's Largest Live Music Company
Building on the success of their first year, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and Live Nation today announced that they will expand their sponsorship alliance beyond North America to include Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The two companies formed their innovative alliance in 2009 to deliver unique live music experiences to members of Starwood's award-winning loyalty program, Starwood Preferred Guest(R).

Tuesday 23, March 2010

Park Plaza Hotels opens its 7th art’otel in Europe
Park Plaza Hotels have announced the opening of the brand new art’otel cologne in Germany, its 7th art’otel to date. High-quality interior design, striking architecture and modern facilities are an integral part of the art’otel brand experience, but the original art on display in each hotel is the main attraction.


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