Wyndham Hotel Group has announced the expansion of its development agreement for Super 8 with established partner GS Star. In addition to expanding the brand in Germany, the agreement now includes development of Super 8 hotels in Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
InterContinental Hotels Group has signed eight new hotels within the Holiday Inn brand family in Germany. The announcement comes as IHG has recently reported a strong year for the market, and three consecutive record years of signings, including 17 hotels in 2016.
Following a historic year for the company in 2016, Marriott International has announced that it expects to dramatically increase the size of its portfolio in Europe across all segments of the industry. The planned expansion in Europe is the first development vision announced for the continent since the acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in September 2016.
Arne Sorenson, president and chief executive of Marriott International, has been awarded the International Hotel Investment Forum Lifetime Achievement Award. The presentation was made during the 20th IHIF, currently being staged at the InterContinental Berlin, Germany.
Rezidor has reconfirmed its leading position in Europe with Radisson Blu, the largest upscale hotel brand featuring 186 hotels with almost 45,000 rooms in operation. The ranking, published by MKG Hospitality-On, was revealed at the International Hotel Investment Forum 2017, currently taking place in Berlin.
International Hotels Group has appointed Yehuda Brener as its new director of sales for Latin America & Caribbean. In his new role, Brener will be responsible for the total sales efforts of IHG - the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms - in the region.