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Tuesday 16, March 2010

Scandic continues to grow - Adding four new hotels in Finland
Today, Scandic signed an agreement to purchase Hotel Linnea, Hotel Rivoli and Hotel Salpaus from Next Hotels Finland Oy. The deal also covers an amazing new hotel that will be built in conjunction with the Paasitorni Congress Centre in Helsinki. These four new hotels effectively strengthen Scandic's position in Finland, and prove the hotel chain’s ambition to continue the expansion in Finland.

Tuesday 16, March 2010

Premier Inn acquires property adjacent to the Olympic Stadium
Premier Inn, owned by Whitbread PLC, the UK's largest hotel and restaurant group, has announced 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.

Tuesday 16, March 2010

Best Western Hotel launches online booking widget to reach customers via desktops, Facebook and the Web with WorkLight
The Best Western Hotel President is the first Web 2.0 hotel in its region to launch an online booking widget for desktops, Facebook and the Web. Powered by WorkLight, the widget allows customers to check rates, book rooms at a discount and receive notifications from the hotel about upcoming promotions.

Tuesday 16, March 2010

Utell Hotels and Resorts celebrates 80 years of innovation
The world’s largest and most experienced hotel representation service, Utell® Hotels & Resorts, is celebrating 80 years of innovation for customers in 2010.

Tuesday 16, March 2010

Amadeus LinkHotel transforms reach of independent hotels and small-medium chains
Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, today announces the launch of Amadeus LinkHotel, a new distribution and marketing service aimed at small to medium-sized hotels and groups.

Tuesday 16, March 2010

The Sweet Sounds of Europe’s Cultural Capitals
Week eight of Four Seasons Cultural Capitals programme sees nine European properties hit the high notes with a medley of events that span the entire musical range.

Tuesday 16, March 2010

E’SPACE At Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice
E’SPACE at Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice, the most prestigious spa in Venice, combines relaxation, beauty and luxury in the beautiful surroundings of the five star Molino Stucky Hilton.

Tuesday 16, March 2010

Eurostars takes food safety to the next level with Check Safety First
Eurostars Hotels will better protect its guests from hygiene, health and safety hazards by working with Check Safety First to implement its risk management auditing system, E-Cristal, throughout the chain’s fifty-two hotels.

Friday 12, March 2010 launches The Crazy Prices promotion
From March 13th to 22nd, will offer up to 50% discount on nearly 2,000 hotels throughout Europe in categories ranging from upscale to budget, for stays between March 22nd and May 2nd, 2010.

Friday 12, March 2010

Tune to open 15 hotels across greater London, UK
Tune, part of the Tune Group, the private investment group of Tony Fernandes, founder and Group CEO of low cost airline AirAsia and Team Principal of the Lotus F1 Racing team, has entered into a strategic partnership with London-based Queensway Group Limited to invest in, develop and operate 15 Tune hotels across Greater London by 2017.

Friday 12, March 2010

Best Western International: Worldwide Development
Once again Best Western has enlarged its portfolio: In 2009 there were 113 hotel additions in Europe, in total 275 hotels joined the World’s Largest Hotel Chain®. Best Western Hotels Germany had 15 new hotel additions and realized the second largest development of European Best Western hotels.

Friday 12, March 2010

Starwood announces plans to add 50 new hotels in Europe, Africa and the Middle East by 2012
From the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announces plans to open 50 new hotels in its Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) division by 2012. And with the recent opening of the Sheraton Bratislava Hotel - along with 13 additional hotels slated to open this year - the division is firmly on track to reach this goal.

Wednesday 10, March 2010

Marriott Celebrates 35 Years in Europe
In March 1975, Marriott International opened its first hotel in Europe, the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel. Since that first venture in Europe, the Marriott portfolio has now grown to over 3,400 properties in 68 countries around the world with 174 hotels across 24 countries in Europe.

Wednesday 10, March 2010

Marriott Plans to Double Presence in Europe by 2015
As part of a global reorganization aimed at accelerating worldwide growth, Marriott International, Inc. plans to double its portfolio in Europe by 2015.

Monday 8, March 2010

Hotel Sales in Europe in 2009
HVS London has released its European Hotel Transactions Report, reflecting the single asset and portfolio hotel transactions in 2009; Last year took the hotel investment community into an ‘Age of Austerity’.


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