DAVOS, Switzerland, 21 January 201: Marriott International Inc announced, Tuesday, that it expects its portfolio of hotels, either open or under development, to surpass 1 million rooms by the end of 2015. When open, the hotels under development will have...

IHG signs Busan hotel

SINGAPORE, 20 January 2015: InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with SiLee Ltd to manage the 268-room Holiday Inn Busan Seomyun in South Korea’s second largest city of Busan. Situated in Seomyun, the city's central business district, the...
HONG KONG, 20 January 2015: Swiss-Belhotel International has engaged channel management and booking engine solution, STAAH, to run its e-commerce and ensure rate parity. Swiss-Belhotel International chairman and president, Gavin Faull, said STAAH's platform would allow the group to manage...
LONDON, 20 January 2015: The Asia Pacific region's hotel expansion continues with 2,390 hotels comprising 537,726 rooms under contract, according to the December 2014 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report. The under contract data includes projects actually under construction, or in...
BANGKOK, 16 January 2014: Marriott International went into reverse gear, fast, over its ill-advised decision to block personal Wi-Fi devices in its hotels’ meeting and event spaces. US-based, Travel Pulse, broke the news on Marriott’s initial decision to block guests...
LONDON 16 January 2015: STR Global’s preliminary December 2014 data for Singapore indicates a slight uptick in the key performance measures of occupancy, average daily rate and revenue per available room. Based on daily data in December, Singapore reported an...
PHUKET, 15 January 2015: Outrigger Resorts opened a sales, marketing and PR representation office in Russia, 1 January. Moscow-based Travel Media is now responsible for Outrigger sales, representation, marketing, PR and travel industry relations in Russia and the CIS countries,...
NEW YORK, 8 January 2015: Marriott International released a statement, last week, according to a report in Travel Pulse that attempts to clarify why the group is blocking personal use of Wi-Fi devices in its US-based hotels. According to the...
BANGKOK, 6 January 2015: A Thailand-based real estate developer, Country Group Development, joined Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, to release details, Monday, of a hotel and residential project that will be located on the banks of Bangkok's Chao Phraya River. The announcement...