2017 Hotel Openings

The 2017 forecast is buzzier than ever, with people looking to invest less in things and more in experiences. With the tourism industry on the rise, some locations are being renovated, while…

Aparthotel Native Manchester opens

Located in the newly transformed Ducie Street Warehouse on the edge of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, boutique aparthotel brand Native, has just opened the doors to its latest outpost.…

IHG opens 5,000th hotel

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) reached a major milestone today (12 January 2016), when it opened its 5,000th hotel. The launch of the Hotel Indigo Lower East Side in New York…

Rotana reveals 2015 openings

Rotana recently announced its intent to substantially grow its portfolio in 2015 with addition of 11 new properties across UAE, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain and Turkey, in addition to its first…

Indonesia sees hotel surge

The Indonesian island of Bali has recorded a surge in hotel openings this year, with brands including Ritz Carlton, Le Méridien and Regent Hotels & Resorts all opening properties…

Minor to add Oaks hotels

Minor Hotel Group has announced plans to expand its Oaks Hotels & Resorts brand in Australia and the Middle East. The Thailand-based hotelier, which purchased the upscale Oaks…

Carlson to add 77 hotels in 2013

Carson Rezidor Hotel Group has announced that it plans to open 77 new hotels in 2013, as it continues with its 'Ambition 2015' growth strategy. At its annual business conference at…

Archipelago to add 42 hotels in 2013

Indonesian hotel operator, Archipelago International, will speed up its portfolio expansion this year, with the opening of 42 hotels. Speaking to Travel Daily this week, Archipelago's Vice…

Major rebranding for Toga Hotels

Australia's Toga Hotels has rebranded its Medina Apartment Hotels properties. Effective immediately, 17 of the Medina Apartment Hotels in Australia will now be known as Adina Apartment…

Crowne Plaza to open 10 Chinese hotels

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is continuing to expand its upscale Crowne Plaza brand in China, with the addition of 10 new hotels in the country between August and December 2012.…

Tune Hotels to launch in Bangkok

Malaysian budget hotel group, Tune Hotels, has announced that it will open its first Bangkok property on 1 October this year. Tune Hotel Asoke will be located on central Bangkok’s Sukhumvit…

Nearly 150 hotels open in Asia

The Asia Pacific region has seen the opening of 149 new hotels this year. According to STR Global's latest Asia Pacific Construction Pipeline report, the openings in the first five months…

Tauzia opens Pop! hotel in Yogyakarta

Indonesia's Tauzia Hotel Management has opened a new POP! budget hotel in Yogyakarta. Located close to the Tugu Yogyakarta monument, POP! Hotel Sangaji Tugu Yogyakarta offers 151 rooms,…

Tune Hotels expands in Manila

Tune Hotels will expand its portfolio of budget hotels in the Philippines with the opening of a new property in Manila. Opening on 17 July, the Tune Hotel Makati will feature 213 rooms -…

Minor launches new hotel brand

Thailand-based Minor Hotel Group has launched Avani Hotels & Resorts, a new upscale hotel brand. The new concept will be rolled-out in city and resort locations across Asia, Australia,…

Aston plans major Favehotel expansion

Indonesian hotel group, Aston International has announced a major expansion of its two-star Favehotel brand in Indonesia and Malaysia. The company intends to add 25 new hotels across the…

Aston launches first favehotel in Jakarta

Aston International announced the opening of the first favehotel in Jakarta - the Favehotel Wahid Hasyim. Located in the centre of Jakarta, just off Jalan MH Thamrin, the two-star hotel…

Starwood to open 70-80 hotels in 2011

From the American Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in San Diego, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced that it expects to open another 70-80 new-build and conversion…

WORLDHOTELS celebrates 40th anniversary

Frankfurt, June 10 2010 - One of the leading groups for independent hotels, WORLDHOTELS, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. In honour of this special occasion, the hotel group is…

TUI to launch hotel chain

European holiday giant TUI has announced that it will launch a new hotel brand, the Bangkok Post has reported. Sensimar, as it will be known, will initially operate three hotels: in the…

Marriott to add 140 hotels

Marriott International plans to add more than 140 hotels and resorts outside the U.S. and Canada over the next four years. This translates to more than 34,000 rooms in 43 countries. These…

Swiss-Belhotel opens in Oman

Swiss-Belhotel International has opened the Sohar Beach by Swiss-Belhotel in Oman, its sixth in the Middle East . The hotel was rebranded from the former Sohar Beach Resort. "We have an…

TIME debuts new brand in Sharjah

TIME Hotels, the UAE-headquartered hospitality company and hotel operator, debuts its TIME Express Hotels brand with the opening of a new property in Sharjah this month. The three-star…

IHG debuts in the Maldives

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort (InterContinental Maldives), the latest in a series of new luxury resort openings which…

Abu Dhabi: What’s new?

Abu Dhabi has a range of openings for this year including attractions and hotels. Here's a round up of what's in store. Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi  Miral – the developer behind…

Travelodge arrives in Asia

Travelodge will make its debut in Asia next month with the opening of a new hotel in Hong Kong. A 126-room midscale property on Nathan Road, currently operating as the Hotel Rainbow,…

Wyndham adds two in Jeju

Wyndham has continued its push into South Korea with the opening of two new hotels on the island of Jeju. The Ramada Jeju Seogwipo and Days Hotel Jeju Seogwipo Ocean join Wyndham’s…

St Regis to debut in India

Starwood Hotels & Resorts will launch its luxury St Regis brand in India later this year. The existing Palladium Hotel in Mumbai is currently undergoing a rebranding and will be…

Marriott MEA posts Q2 growth

Marriott International’s Middle East and Africa (MEA) recently reported positive Q2 results. As per the report, RevPAR excluding Egypt improved 7% YOY and was driven by occupancy growth…

Meliá plans ME Milan

Meliá Hotels International has announced it will open a new ME hotel in Milan next year. The new hotel will open in a building designed by Aldo Rossi close to the Piazza della…

IHG profits rise 10%

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) achieved a strong rise in profits last year, as it launched new brands and sold assets. The world's biggest hotel company, in terms of room inventory,…

New appointments

CRISTINA POLO takes over as director of business development at Hospitality Management Holdings. She has over 15 years of strong experience in the field. Her last position was with The…

Starwood to host Indochina Expo

Starwood Hotels & Resorts will hold its third regional Expo for Indochina in Bangkok this month, showcasing over 20 hotels from the three countries. Taking place on 18 April 2013…

Eastin expands Easy brand in Thailand

Absolute Hotel Services (AHS) has announced plans to expand its midscale brand, Eastin Easy, in Thailand, with the launch of a new property in the resort town of Pattaya. Scheduled to…