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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel to open in Tianjin, China

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel to open in Tianjin, China

23 January 2013 Press Release Hotel News

Located in the heart of the revitalised former British concession and central business district, The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin will form an iconic landmark when it opens mid-2013 and pays homage to the city’s historical heritage and vibrant modern development.

Best Western outlines 2013 hotel expansion plans

Best Western outlines 2013 hotel expansion plans

23 January 2013 Hotel News

Best Western International expects to strengthen its North American development pipeline in 2013 with 110 to 120 properties either constructed or converted. More than 80 per cent of these hotels expected to be a Best Western Premier or Best Western Plus properties.

Anantara to open Dubai spa in late 2013

Anantara to open Dubai spa in late 2013

22 January 2013 Hotel News Spa News

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced its expansion in the UAE with the launch of its first property in the emirate of Dubai.  The Anantara Dubai Palm Jumeirah Resort & Spa on the crescent of Palm Jumeirah will open in September 2013.

Mercure Milton Keynes Abbey Hill opens to public

Mercure Milton Keynes Abbey Hill opens to public

22 January 2013 Hotel News

The new Mercure Milton Keynes Abbey Hill - previously Abbey Hill Hotel - has announced its launch following a £1.5 million transformation, and re-branding as a Mercure property. With its new state-of-the-art facilities, stunning décor and fresh concept, the property is set to become one of Milton Keynes’ premier destinations for business, leisure and weddings.

Mövenpick Hotels opens fifth property in resurgent Dubai

Mövenpick Hotels opens fifth property in resurgent Dubai

22 January 2013 Hotel News

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has opened its fifth property in Dubai, becoming the first international hotel company in the city’s Al Mamzar area of Deira. Mövenpick Hotel Apartments the Square offers 180 superior and deluxe rooms, as well as one- and two-bedroom hotel apartment suites.

IHG opens Crowne Plaza Kochi

IHG opens Crowne Plaza Kochi

21 January 2013 Hotel News

InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the opening of the Crowne Plaza Kochi, the sixth property from the brand to open in the south-west Asia region. The 269-room hotel offers guests 14 suites with a spectacular view of the backwaters and the city, a health centre, outdoor swimming pool and spa.

Rezidor signed four new hotel projects and opened five new hotels in Q4-2012

Rezidor signed four new hotel projects and opened five new hotels in Q4-2012

18 January 2013 Press Release Hotel News

The Rezidor Hotel Group signed four new hotels with over 1,200 rooms and opened five new hotels with 1,100 rooms in the fourth quarter of 2012. Year-to-date, the group added 30 hotels with 7,100 rooms to its pipeline and opened 18 hotels featuring 4,000 rooms. Two franchised hotels with 250 rooms left the system in Q4. A total of five hotels and 700 rooms left the system in 2012, resulting in net openings of 3,200 rooms.

Hyatt opens urban spa resort in northern China

Hyatt opens urban spa resort in northern China

18 January 2013 Press Release Hotel News Spa News

Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Qingdao, introducing the Hyatt Regency brand to China’s booming coastal city in the Shandong province. Hyatt Regency Qingdao will be the first upscale urban resort in northern China with an idyllic ocean setting.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts opens first leisure property in India

Hilton Hotels & Resorts opens first leisure property in India

17 January 2013 Hotel News

Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, has announced the opening of Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa, its first leisure property in India. Operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by Writer Lifestyle, the retreat is nestled in the serene and unspoiled landscape of the Sahyadri mountain range in the Western Ghats.

IFA Hotels & Resorts opens Fairmont, The Palm in Dubai

IFA Hotels & Resorts opens Fairmont, The Palm in Dubai

16 January 2013 Hotel News

International residential and resort developer IFA Hotels & Resorts, co-developer of the acclaimed Zimbali Coastal Resort, has announced the opening of its first hotel in Dubai – Fairmont, The Palm. The US$330million five-star beachfront hotel is the only operational resort located on the trunk of the Palm Jumeirah, making it one of the island’s most accessible destinations.