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Waldorf Astoria opens in Berlin

Waldorf Astoria opens in Berlin

4 January 2013 Hotel News

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has unveiled its second European luxury hotel opening in recent months – the highly-anticipated Waldorf Astoria Berlin. Setting a new standard in luxury for Berlin and the wider German market, the hotel marries the timeless elegance of the legendary flagship, Waldorf Astoria New York, with a unique design inspired by Berlin’s vibrant and contemporary personality.

DoubleTree by Hilton expands into Ireland

DoubleTree by Hilton expands into Ireland

3 January 2013 Hotel News

Hilton Worldwide has signed a franchise agreement with Martinez Hotels & Resorts to bring its upscale DoubleTree by Hilton brand to Ireland. Since opening its first European hotel in 2008, DoubleTree by Hilton now has almost 60 properties trading or under development across the region.

IHG signs new management contract in Jakarta

IHG signs new management contract in Jakarta

26 December 2012 Hotel News

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management contract for a new hotel and residences in Jakarta, Indonesia. The 480-key InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah Hotel & Residences, in partnership with PT Pondok Indah Hotel, a subsidiary of publicly listed PT Metropolitan Kentjana Tbk, is scheduled to open in 2015.

Iberostar Mojito reopens in Cuba ahead of Christmas holidays

Iberostar Mojito reopens in Cuba ahead of Christmas holidays

20 December 2012 Hotel News

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has continued to expand and consolidate its presence in destinations where the company’s operations are established. In keeping with its commitment to provide top quality service and on-going plans to grow its portfolio, the company has announced it has completed its refurbishment work on the Iberostar Mojito, the Mallorca-based chain’s ninth hotel in Cuba.

Fairmont Hotels outlines plans for new Bali property

Fairmont Hotels outlines plans for new Bali property

19 December 2012 Hotel News

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced a new development on the southern coast of Bali, Indonesia scheduled to open in 2016. Perched on a ‘bukit’, or bluff, on the spectacular Balinese coastline with a spectacular and unobstructed view of the Indian Ocean, Fairmont Bali will offer guests 170 luxurious guest rooms and suites as well as branded residences. 

New base for Hilton in Peru

New base for Hilton in Peru

19 December 2012 Hotel News

Hilton Worldwide has announced the opening of the new-build 207-room Hilton Lima Miraflores – the company’s first managed hotel in Peru and the flagship brand’s first Hilton Hotels & Resorts hotel in the country. “The opening of Hilton Lima Miraflores is a significant milestone in our rapid expansion across Latin America,” said Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Ritz-Carlton Reserve comes to the Americas

Ritz-Carlton Reserve comes to the Americas

18 December 2012 Hotel News

Ritz-Carlton Hotels has welcomed its first Ritz-Carlton Reserve property in the Americas, with the opening of Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico. Situated on 1,400 acres of the former Laurance Rockefeller estate, the long awaited second Reserve, part of an exclusive collection of bespoke properties, will usher in a new level of luxury travel experiences for guests in the Western Hemisphere.

Rotana opens two new properties in Dubai

Rotana opens two new properties in Dubai

13 December 2012 Hotel News

Rotana has announced the opening of two of its newest properties, Al Ghurair Rayhaan and Al Ghurair Arjaan by Rotana, situated in the heart of Dubai. Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana is a luxurious five-star property boasting 428 rooms and suites, each furnished with modern amenities and conveniences.

La Samanna completes renovation project in St. Martin

La Samanna completes renovation project in St. Martin

6 December 2012 Hotel News

Located on the French side of St. Martin, La Samanna has completed the second phase of an extensive renovation project. Revitalising its long-standing reputation as the ultimate luxury Caribbean destination, the Orient-Express property now features two new restaurants and a revamped lobby with sea views as part of the redesigned main building, as well as refurbished suites and rooms.

Sofitel signs Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort

Sofitel signs Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort

5 December 2012 Hotel News

Sofitel Luxury Hotels has announced the latest addition to its network in south-east Asia with the signing of a new property in Bali, Indonesia. Scheduled to open in September 2013, Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort will introduce its brand blueprint that combines French luxury with the essence of local tradition to one of the world’s most sought-after holiday destinations.

Rezidor opens Park Inn by Radisson Lille Grand Stade in France.

Rezidor opens Park Inn by Radisson Lille Grand Stade in France.

5 December 2012 Hotel News

The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened the 127-room Park Inn by Radisson Lille Grand Stade in France. “The triangle of Belgium, Luxembourg and Northern France is an important cluster zone for Park Inn by Radisson, and we aim to further strengthen our presence in this area,” said Kurt Ritter, president, Rezidor.

Shangri-La Hotel, Haikou opens on Hainan Island

Shangri-La Hotel, Haikou opens on Hainan Island

4 December 2012 Hotel News

Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts has officially opened the 337-room Shangri-La Hotel, Haikou on Hainan Island. Located seaside amid a sprawling lush tropical garden, the luxury hotel offers spectacular sea views, a full range of urban resort amenities, and extensive event and meeting venues.