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Hotel TwentySeven opens in Amsterdam

Hotel TwentySeven opens in Amsterdam

One of Holland’s most celebrated hoteliers, Eric Toren, is opening a new luxury boutique hotel in Amsterdam that offers luxury design and services which are unprecedented in The Netherlands. Hotel TwentySeven, in the heart of Amsterdam at Dam Square, opposite the Royal Palace, will open end of October this year.

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts to double footprint in Africa by 2020

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts to double footprint in Africa by 2020

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has announced that Hyatt expects to double the number of Hyatt hotels in Africa, with six new hotels expected to open by 2020. The developments are expected to see the Hyatt brand enter four new countries on the African continent, creating more than 2,100 new jobs once open.

Yotel Singapore welcomes first guests as brand debuts in Asia

Yotel Singapore welcomes first guests as brand debuts in Asia

Yotel Singapore, the first Yotel in Asia, opened its doors to guests earlier, offering 610 rooms across 30 floors. By integrating the elements of luxury hotels into smartly designed spaces, Yotel aims to provide a seamless and intuitive guest experience by giving guests everything they need and nothing they don’t.

AccorHotels acquires Gekko in €100 million deal

AccorHotels acquires Gekko in €100 million deal

AccorHotels has signed an agreement to acquire Gekko, a major player in the business travel hotel reservation segment. This transaction is in line with the strategy aimed at strengthening AccorHotels’ leadership across the entire customer experience by enhancing the range of services offered to business travellers, the group’s key customer segment.

More than 50 killed in Las Vegas shooting

More than 50 killed in Las Vegas shooting

Some 59 people are now thought to have been killed in a mass shooting in Las Vegas. A further 500 were injured during the incident at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on the famous Las Vegas Strip.

Armani Dubai to host World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony

Armani Dubai to host World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony

World Travel Awards has revealed that Armani Hotel Dubai will host its Middle East Gala Ceremony 2017 on Sunday, October 29th, in the United Arab Emirates. The emirate is the Cinderella story of the travel industry, having exploded from a sleepy fishing village into a futuristic metropolis.

Frasers Hospitality takes top titles at World Travel Awards

Frasers Hospitality takes top titles at World Travel Awards

Frasers Hospitality has been awarded seven prestigious accolades at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2017. In the highly competitive country categories, Frasers Hospitality was named ‘England’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ for the fourth consecutive year and ‘Hungary’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ for the fifth year running at the ceremony held in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Sabre to launch new lodging solution in 2018

Sabre to launch new lodging solution in 2018

Sabre Corporation has announced the development of the new Sabre Content Services for Lodging, a technology solution that will integrate multiple sources of content. These include the Sabre global distribution system and non-GDS sources such as aggregators, re-distributors, agency-sourced hotel content and other sources as identified.

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, welcomes first guests

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, welcomes first guests

Ritz-Carlton has announced the newest addition to its collection of luxurious global properties, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Recently acquired by Carey Watermark Investors Incorporated and Carey Watermark Investors 2 Incorporated, the former Bacara Resort & Spa has undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation which included all 358 guest rooms and suites as well as enhancements to the resort’s six culinary venues.