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Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels opens in Doha

Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels opens in Doha

26 February 2013 Hotel News

Continuing Qatar’s current period of development in the lead up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels is a new collection of six five star hotels, has opened in Qatar’s capital city Doha. The hotels are situated within the Souq Waqif, a popular tourist attraction and the only traditional Souq remaining in the Gulf.

Rotana to open three new hotels in the next six months

Rotana to open three new hotels in the next six months

26 February 2013 Press Release Hotel News

Abu Dhabi based Rotana, the leading hospitality management company in the Middle East & Africa, is continuing its Middle East expansion with three new hotels, set to open in the next six months. This expansion will take Rotana into both Bahrain and Jordan and will see the opening of Rotana’s second hotel in Iraq.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Lake Tahoe now open

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Lake Tahoe now open

24 February 2013 Press Release Hotel News

International real estate investment and services company Kennedy Wilson (NYSE: KW) and its partners today announced the official debut of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Lake Tahoe. Perched mid-mountain at Northstar, The Residences are comprised of 23 luxury penthouses, which were unveiled to the public and for purchase on February 17, 2013.

Westin Sacramento to open in April

Westin Sacramento to open in April

23 February 2013 Press Release Hotel News

Owned by Urban Commons/Brighton Management, the 100-room property formerly known as Le Rivage Hotel will undergo a $3.2 million renovation prior to re-opening under the Westin flag.

IHG signs 13 new hotels in India

IHG signs 13 new hotels in India

23 February 2013 Hotel News

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced it has signed 13 new hotels in India, boosting its existing pipeline in the country to 47. IHG first entered India in 1962 when it opened an InterContinental in Delhi.  IHG is expanding in cities including business and tourism destinations such as Chennai, Ahmedabad, Pune and Goa.

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa set for Bodrum opening

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa set for Bodrum opening

22 February 2013 Hotel News

Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts, a division of Nikki Beach Worldwide, has announced the 2014 opening of Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Bodrum, a luxury lifestyle beach front boutique hotel imagined by GAD, the award-winning New York & Istanbul based architectural firm. Spanning over 40,000 square meters of peninsula, the property will offer unparalleled views of the clear blue Torba Bay, Mediterranean Sea and nearby islands.

Holiday Inn Express to open in Marília, Brazil

Holiday Inn Express to open in Marília, Brazil

22 February 2013 Hotel News

InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the signing of the Holiday Inn Express Marília. The new-build, 102-room Holiday Inn Express hotel will be among the first internationally branded properties in the city of Marília, and is slated to open toward the end of 2013. 

Sharjah welcomes first Hilton property

Sharjah welcomes first Hilton property

22 February 2013 Hotel News

Hilton Worldwide has announced the opening of Hilton Sharjah, the company’s eleventh branded hotel in the UAE and its first in the emirate of Sharjah. The 259-room Hilton Sharjah, a conversion property previously known as Corniche Al Buhaira Hotel, is a visually striking property, ideally positioned on the picturesque Corniche Road and overlooking Sharjah’s biggest lagoon.

Starwood expands luxury Thailand offering

Starwood expands luxury Thailand offering

21 February 2013 Hotel News

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced the opening of Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui. This newly built resort joins Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok and The Naka Island Resort & Spa in Phuket as The Luxury Collection brand’s third hotel in Thailand.

Citigate Sydney rebrands to Novotel Sydney Central

Citigate Sydney rebrands to Novotel Sydney Central

20 February 2013 Press Release Hotel News

Citigate Central Sydney has rebranded to Novotel Sydney Central, marking an exciting time for the hotel as it undertakes a major refurbishment, while the suburb of Haymarket is in the midst of one of the most progressive urban renewal plans the city has ever seen.