August was a healthy month for many hoteliers across the UK, according to preliminary monthly figures released today by PKF Hotel Consultancy Services.
The Dorchester hotel is taking inspiration from the most festive of fairytales this year, presenting guests with a Nutcracker-themed Christmas. Props such as the Nutcracker doll, sweets and presents from English National Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker will be found throughout The Promenade.
ME Hotels, a collection of “experience-based” urban hotels and contemporary resorts operated by Sol Melia, announced today that the brand’s Cancun property, ME Cancun, will shift to an all-inclusive business model as of January 1, 2011. ME Cancun will embrace the brand’s first “Complete ME” concept, which will break the mold of traditional all-inclusive resorts where non-guests are prohibited access to the property grounds and amenities. In addition to welcoming hotel guests, this revolutionary and industry-first business approach will embrace non-guests and local movers and shakers, allowing them to enjoy the property’s a la carte culinary offerings and revel in ME Cancun’s high style design and vibrant social scene.
According to the Knowland Group, a leading provider of business development solutions for the hospitality industry, hotels capitalizing on Twilight mania are increasing sales. Local Pacific Northwest hotels are using popular scenes with romantic vampire Edward Cullen and shirtless Quileute wolf Jacob Black to attract fans. The properties offer exclusive events and getaways so fans can live the ultimate Twilight experience.
The “ibis Web Corner”, which the brand began rolling out during the first half of 2010, supplements its Wi-Fi offer by making cutting-edge computer hardware available to customers in a dedicated area.
A New York hotel is staking its claim to have invented a new hospitality niche – birth tourism. The Marmara Manhattan offers “an exclusive package for new mothers that wish to give birth in the USA”, with the additional bonus of the newborn child gaining US citizenship.
Radisson is Europe’s number one! With 170 hotels and a total of 38,079 rooms across the continent, Radisson is Europe’s largest upscale hotel brand – unifying Radisson Blu and Radisson Edwardian hotels and leaving Hilton International with 146 hotels and 37,806 rooms as well as Marriott with 86 hotels and 20,806 rooms behind (source: “Upscale Brands Top 10 in Europe” by MKG Hospitality, Paris).
The JW Marriott Indianapolis - the largest JW Marriott in the world - has reached two major milestones. Bookings have surpassed 275,000 room nights, for a total of close to 400,000 room nights booked in the entire Marriott Place Indianapolis complex, and the glass facade of the building is now complete.
As the world gears up for the Cricket World Cup 2011, Sri Lanka’s newest collection of Pavilions is making preparations for its cricketing guests at Serene Pavilions, before, during and after the Test Series.
23 March 2010 The Grand Mauritian, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa has launched an enticing Easter offer to lure sun-starved Brits to the Indian Ocean.
Farnborough Air Show in July will mark the second anniversary of the opening of Aviator, the sleek, contemporary design hotel owned by TAG Group of Companies.
Hotel Puente Romano hosts Andalucia Tennis Experience Great Hotels of the World member, Hotel Puente Romano in Marbella, Spain, is to host the Andalucia Tennis Experience, part of the Women’s Professional Tennis Tour (WTA) from April 3 to 11, 2010. The clay courts of the Puente Romano Tennis Club will be staging the second edition of the WTA tournament featuring 32 of the world’s top 100 women tennis players including Serena Williams, Jelena Jankovic, Anabel Medina and Carla Suárez. Former Wimbledon champion Manolo Santana has recently been named as the hotel’s Tennis Club manager.