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Barceló Group in China partnership
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
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
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
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
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...
Ritz-Carlton targets growth
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has announced a major development and expansion initiative that will increase its property portfolio to 100 resorts and hotels across the globe by 2016.
Corporate rates on the rise
Average corporate hotel rates showed a year-on-year increase for the first half of 2013 in the majority of global markets, according to Hogg Robinson Group's interim hotel survey.