Hotels in the Middle East reported mixed November 2016 results, while hotels in Africa posted positive results in the three key performance metrics when reported in US dollar constant currency, according to data from STR.
Hilton has confirmed a franchise agreement with Cavusoglu Group to open Hilton Garden Inn in Yalova. The 121-room property will be situated by the Marmara Sea and is expected to open in 2018.
The Rezidor Hotel Group has signed Radisson Blu Hotel, Dhahran Square and Radisson Blu Residence, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, in partnership with Tanami Arabia. The new properties will be located in the business district of Dhahran, a city in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom.
Radisson Blu has confirmed plans to open a new business and conference property in Geneva. The new Radisson Blu Hotel, Geneva will be located between the city centre and airport and is scheduled to open in 2021.
W Hotels Worldwide is planning to debut the iconic W Hotels brand in Hungary with the opening of W Budapest. Located in the heart of the city at Andrassy Avenue, the hotel will be housed in the impressive Drechsler Palace which will be fully renovated to bring the brand's cutting-edge, contemporary design to life.
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has revealed plans for Hyatt Centric La Rosière, the first Hyatt Centric hotel in France and Hyatt's first ski resort in the region. Hyatt has entered into a franchise agreement with La Rosière Gestion SARL to be managed by Sophos Hotels.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has acquired Miraval Group, a renowned of wellness and mindfulness experiences, from an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners.
Located in Nigeria’s commercial centre and city known for its music, fashion, cuisine, art and nightlife, the Renaissance Lagos Ikeja will offer world-class amenities, modern aesthetic, sophisticated service and unique programming that reflect the brand’s signature approach to feed the curiosity, fuel the imagination and excite the senses of its guests.
The Ascott races ahead by securing contracts to manage six properties with more than 1,200 apartment units in China, on the back of record growth last year. The new properties entrench Ascott’s presence in Changsha, Shenzhen, Tianjin and Wuhan, while extending its footprint to two more cities – Handan and Xuzhou.
The international Swiss hospitality company Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of a new Mövenpick property in the coastal province of Quảng Bình in Vietnam. The fifth Mövenpick hotel in the country, the signing comes on the heels of several other agreements across Asia as the company continues to seek opportunities for growth in the region.
Marriott International has revealed plans to launch its ever-popular Aloft Hotels brand in Ireland through a franchise agreement with Blackpitts Hospitality. Slated to open in the spring of 2018, Aloft Dublin City will mark the tech-forward brand’s debut in the Irish capital, and will introduce an exciting accommodation option in Dublin’s historic ‘Liberties’ quarter.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has teed off 2017 with the opening of its first golf resort in China, ideally located in the golfer’s paradise of Hainan Island. The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou ushers in a new era of luxury leisure experiences, situated on the world-class golf resort of Mission Hills which boasts ten 18-hole championship courses designed by golf’s greatest architects.