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Leadership team appointed for Dream Hollywood

Leadership team appointed for Dream Hollywood

Renowned hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group has announced the appointments of three seasoned hospitality executives to lead its west coast flagship, Dream Hollywood. Ayo Akinsete will take up the role of general manager at the property, while Kendall Viola will become director of sales and marketing, while Carly Skinner will become hotel manager.

Gran Meliá Nacional Rio to open in March

Gran Meliá Nacional Rio to open in March

Meliá Hotels International has launched its first luxury hotel from the Gran Meliá brand in Brazil with the official opening of Gran Meliá Nacional Rio in March 2017. Originally built in 1972 by the world renowned architect, Oscar Niemeyer, the famous ‘Hotel Nacional’ has reopened after more than a decade of being left abandoned, as the Gran Meliá brand’s flagship property.

Iceland tourism blooms following Eyjafjallajökull eruption

Iceland tourism blooms following Eyjafjallajökull eruption

Tourism in Iceland has experienced unprecedented growth since 2010 resulting in a healthy rise in occupancy levels amongst the country’s hotel supply and prompting alternative accommodation to flourish, according to a new report from global hotel consultancy HVS.

Mövenpick Hotel Colombo opens in Sri Lanka

Mövenpick Hotel Colombo opens in Sri Lanka

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has opened a strikingly-modern property in Colombo, introducing a unique hospitality concept that brings attitude and altitude to the Sri Lankan capital. The 24-floor Mövenpick Hotel Colombo is the first international five-star property to open in the city in 25 years, a milestone that reflects the country’s new-found energy and optimism.

Robinson to lead Kimpton De Witt in Amsterdam

Robinson to lead Kimpton De Witt in Amsterdam

InterContinental Hotels Group has welcomed Mike Robinson to the role of general manager of the upcoming Kimpton De Witt, set to open in spring 2017. The property will be the first Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant outside of the Americas.

Fatalities feared in Italian hotel avalanche

Fatalities feared in Italian hotel avalanche

A number of fatalities are feared at the Rigopiano Hotel in the Abruzzo region of Italy after the property was hit by an avalanche. Rescuers were at the scene overnight as they fought to reach the hotel close to the Gran Sasso Mountain.

AccorHotels successfully places €600m bond offer

AccorHotels successfully places €600m bond offer

AccorHotels today successfully set the terms of a seven year bond issue for an amount of €600 million with an annual coupon of 1.25 per cent. AccorHotels took advantage of the favourable conditions on the credit market to optimise its average cost of funding and lengthen the average maturity of its debt.

HotelInvest valued at €6.6bn by Accor

HotelInvest valued at €6.6bn by Accor

As part of the process for the contemplated sale of a majority of HotelInvest – known as Booster project - AccorHotels has entered into discussions with potential investors. In this context, the group has disclosed the updated gross asset value of the Booster Portfolio as of December 31st.

Planning begins for Anantara Zanzibar Resort ahead of 2020 opening

Planning begins for Anantara Zanzibar Resort ahead of 2020 opening

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced the development of Anantara Zanzibar Resort, expected to open in 2020 as part of the Zanzibar Amber Resort mixed-use lifestyle community. Occupying in excess of 1,000 hectares of prime Indian Ocean coastline in the north east of Zanzibar, Zanzibar Amber Resort is an integrated project which is currently under development blending contemporary lifestyle aspirations with premium hospitality and world-class facilities.

Yeates to head leisure offering at Fairmont St Andrews

Yeates to head leisure offering at Fairmont St Andrews

Fairmont St Andrews has promoted Amy Yeates to director of golf, spa and leisure. She has been director of golf since joining the resort in 2015 and the new role will see her responsible for the spa and leisure departments.

The Oberoi Marrakech, Morocco to open in 2017

The Oberoi Marrakech, Morocco to open in 2017

The Oberoi Group plans to open its first Moroccan outpost in 2017 and expand its Oberoi Spa and wellness experiences within a luxury destination retreat. Located just 20 minutes from the city centre, The Oberoi Marrakech, Morocco will be situated within 25 acres of citrus orchards and olive groves, offering a peaceful sanctuary from the bustle of the Medina and spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains.