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Be the disruptor – the European Hotel Managers Association AGM
06 April, 2017
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HMI Dining Club talks green hotel development in London
Thursday, February 16, 2017 by Delegates from 18 hotel operators, owners and architecture firms gathered in London on 8 February for a lunch briefing event at the Savoy to discuss profitable and sustainable...

Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam set for 2016 opening
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam, Carlson Rezidor’s new European flagship property, has been acquired by a European-Israeli investor group and will welcome the first guests in 2016.

Hilton set for Italian debut
Monday, September 12, 2016 by Hilton has reached a management agreement with Agricola Merse Srl to bring its Curio - A Collection by Hilton to Tuscany. The 101-guestroom La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort Siena is set...

Eastern Europe receives brand boost
Monday, September 12, 2016 by Eastern Europe enjoyed the fastest rise in tourist numbers this summer with branded hotels taking advantage of the surge in interest to sign multiple deals.

HT study reveals 2016 mega-trends
Monday, September 12, 2016 by To meet escalating guest expectations, 54% of hotels will spend more on technology this year, according to HT’s 2016 Lodging Technology Study.

US corporate travellers reveal hotel technology trends
Monday, September 12, 2016 by A study by the GBTA Foundation has revealed that 61% business travellers have had an app of one of the seven major hotel chains on their mobile phone in the past year and 54% have had...

Barceló Group in China partnership
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 by Spanish travel giant Barceló Group has signed a partnership agreement with the Asian hotel group Plateno in a move that comes as the company is launching an all-new multibrand...

Accor attempts to block Jin Jiang
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 by The long-term ownership of Accor Hotels looked increasingly uncertain at the end of June as the head of the hotel giant met with representatives of the Chinese conglomerate HNA,...

Foncière des Régions buys 18 European hotels
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 by FDM Management, a subsidiary of French real-estate giant Foncière des Régions, has taken control of two hotel portfolios – 18 hotels in total – for the sum of €936 million.

Berlin court upholds ban on short-term rentals
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 by An administrative court in Germany’s capital has upheld the provincial government’s decision to restrict private property rentals through websites like Airbnb in a move expected...

Brexit vote puts UK industry in tricky territory
Saturday, June 25, 2016 by The decision in June by British voters to leave the European Union could have major knock-on effects on the British hospitality sector, according to STR Global in a report released on...

Accor comes to Mama
Friday, December 12, 2014 by Accor has expanded into new brand territory with the purchase of a 35% stake in French lifestyle chain Mama Shelter.

Hilton launches lifestyle Canopy
Friday, December 12, 2014 by Hilton Worldwide has launched a new lifestyle brand, Canopy, that it claims will “redefine” the sector.

Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam set for 2016 opening
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam, Carlson Rezidor's new European flagship property, has been acquired by a European-Israeli investor group and will welcome the first guests in 2016.

Meliá Hotels International launches travel agent portal
Friday, October 31, 2014 by Meliá Hotels International has launched a new portal for travel agents. Featuring an easy-to-use booking engine, highly competitive rates and up to 16% commission on all bookings,...

Accor to purchase 97 European hotels for €900 million
Friday, May 30, 2014 by Accor, Europe’s largest hotel group, has agreed to purchase two real-estate portfolios comprising a total of 97 hotels (12,838 rooms) for around €900 million.

Sky’s the limit for Four Seasons
Friday, April 25, 2014 by Luxury hotel operator Four Seasons has unveiled what it claims is the hotel industry’s first fully branded private jet.

Rezidor launches water sustainability initiative
Friday, March 28, 2014 by Representatives from Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and luxury bathroom company GROHE have taken part in a workshop to examine how water is used in the hotel industry.

Meliá Hotels International announces new Milan opening
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by Meliá Hotels International is to open a new ME by Meliá hotel at the Piazza della Repubblica in Milan.

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