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Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto opens to the public

Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto opens to the public

4 October 2012 Hotel News

Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto has opened on Canada’s grand ceremonial boulevard, University Avenue, in the heart of its largest city. Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto resides within the first 17 floors of a new 66-storey landmark tower. 

Cheval Blanc set for 2013 opening in Maldives

Cheval Blanc set for 2013 opening in Maldives

3 October 2012 Hotel News

Cheval Blanc, the luxury hospitality brand developed by LVMH Hotel Management, a specialist entity of the LVMH Group in charge of hotel activities, has confirmed the opening of its new Maison in the Maldives in 2013. The property will open on the island of Randheli, on Noonu Atoll, with 46 villas.

Conrad Algarve opens in Portugal

Conrad Algarve opens in Portugal

27 September 2012 Hotel News

Conrad Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Conrad Algarve, located in the stylish Quinta do Lago resort in Portugal. The property is set to get off to a flying start, with the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony set to take place on October 6th.

Africa Hotel Investment Forum 2012: Emaar brings Address brand to Kenya

Africa Hotel Investment Forum 2012: Emaar brings Address brand to Kenya

26 September 2012 Hotel News Travel Events News

Emaar Hospitality Group has further strengthened its global footprint, particularly in the fast-growing markets of Africa, with a new management contract to operate a uniquely designed resort near the world-famous Masai Mara in Kenya. To be operated under the flagship five star premium hotel brand of Emaar, The Address Hotels + Resorts, the new resort in Kenya marks the second hotel management contract for the company in Africa.

New hotel options in UAE as Wyndham signs two new properties

New hotel options in UAE as Wyndham signs two new properties

25 September 2012 Hotel News

Wyndham Hotel Group has announced the signing of a management agreement with Golden Sands Hotels for two Ramada hotels in the United Arab Emirates. Effective immediately, the deal sees the Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai and Ramada Sharjah join the Wyndham Grand Regency Doha and Ramada Encore Doha in the company’s growing portfolio of managed hotels within the Middle East.

Westminster to welcome first new London InterContinental Hotel in 36 years

Westminster to welcome first new London InterContinental Hotel in 36 years

24 September 2012 Hotel News

Arriving on London’s exciting hotel scene in November 2012, the much-anticipated InterContinental London Westminster will open its doors in the political heartland of Britain. The first InterContinental hotel to open in London for over 36 years, the property is located at an outstanding address; a short walk from Parliament, in earshot of Big Ben and within sight of Westminster Abbey.

Hotel Indigo set for new European openings

Hotel Indigo set for new European openings

21 September 2012 Hotel News

The roll out of InterContinental Hotel Group’s boutique brand Hotel Indigo is gathering pace in Europe, with the company announcing the signing of the first Hotel Indigo for Barcelona and the second in Birmingham, UK. IHG’s chief development officer in Europe, Robert Shepherd, said 2012 has been a strong year for Hotel Indigo signings in the region.

New Swissôtel set for Dubai opening

New Swissôtel set for Dubai opening

15 September 2012 Hotel News

After opening its first hotel in the Middle East in the Holy city of Makkah, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is adding another deluxe hotel in the region: Swissôtel Jadaf Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The hotel is expected to open by early 2016.

Mövenpick Hotels opens new Ankara property

Mövenpick Hotels opens new Ankara property

11 September 2012 Hotel News

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of the 176-room Mövenpick Hotel Ankara, a new contemporary hotel based in the heart of the Turkish capital’s fast-developing Söğütözü business district, ideally located for meetings, seminars or conferences. With nine meeting spaces including the stylish 390sqm Bern Ballroom, Mövenpick Hotel Ankara offers flexible function spaces that can be customised to host between eight and 450 guests.

Mission Hills Group brings Hard Rock Hotels to China

Mission Hills Group brings Hard Rock Hotels to China

10 September 2012 Hotel News

Mission Hills Group has announced the China’s first two Hard Rock Hotels, which will be built at Shenzhen and Haikou locations. The Hard Rock brand is recognised around the globe with a worldwide network of 179 venues across 54 countries, including 140 Hard Rock Cafes and 18 Hotels/Casinos.

Guerlain Spa set for Waldorf Astoria in Edinburgh

Guerlain Spa set for Waldorf Astoria in Edinburgh

10 September 2012 Hotel News Spa News

Following a significant programme of investment the soon to be re-launched The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Edinburgh is pleased to announce the introduction of the UK’s first Guerlain Spa, which will open to guests in winter 2012, following the grand unveiling of the hotel in mid-September.