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US issues travel warning to Yemen

The US has followed the UK in issuing a travel warning for Yemen in response to escalating civil unrest and the threat posed by "terrorist activities".Yemen has been rocked in recent weeks…

US hotel revPAR climbs 5.5% in 2010

The US hotel industry ended 2010 with mostly positive performance results, according to data compiled by STR. The industry's occupancy increased 5.7 percent to 57.6 percent, average daily…

Hyatt’s Andaz San Diego opens its doors

Hyatt's Andaz San Diego has officially opened at the property formerly known as Ivy Hotel. Following the successful debuts of three other Andaz locations in London, West Hollywood and New…

Furry friends welcome

Due to an overwhelming demand, the OHANA Honolulu Airport Hotel is happy to announce that they have opened their doors to guests of a different breed.  Effective December 1, 2009, pet lovers…

Wynn to cut Las Vegas salaries

Wynn Resorts Ltd.will cut pay for all salaried employees in Las Vegas, reduce hours for othersand take further steps to preserve jobs as casino revenue tumbles. The cuts areaimed at saving…

Added Luxury for Hawaii

Starwood have announced the addition of The Royal Hawaiian, to its Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts. The 592-room beachfront resort features 35 suites and six two-storey duplex suites.

MGM projects on hold

MGM Mirage, the world's second-largest casino operator, said it would delay projects in Atlantic City and Las Vegas amid the global credit crisis and said third-quarter profit fell 67% as…

Fairmont expands in Boston

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced that it will manage the new Fairmont Battery Wharf located on Boston's vibrant waterfront, adjacent to the city's historic North End. Fairmont…

Great Wall extends to US

Great Wall Airlines has announced plans to increase its services to USA, the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation has reported. Effective 4 September the all-cargo carrier will operate six…

Super 8 turns back the clock

Turning the clock back to celebrate its heritage, the Super 8 lodging chain will sell rooms for a nightly rate of US$8.88 - the charge for one night's stay in 1974 when the first Super 8…

Nobu now into hotels

Japanese restaurant chain Nobu is branching out into the hotel business, Associated Press reported. A developer plans to build a 62-storey tower in New York that will house a 128-room,…

China groups head for US from June

China National Tourism Administration Chairman Shao Qiwei will lead the inaugural Chinese tour group to Washington, D.C. U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez said: "This MOU opens…

Super 8’s new logo

In conjunction with the logo introduction, the economy chain was renamed Super 8 Worldwide. All properties in North America will be required to display the new logo on exterior signs by July…

Moon hotel soon?

US space agency NASA has announced plans for the construction of bases on the moon which could house visitors for up to six months, as part of a new space program aiming to return to the…

US visa-free for South Koreans

South Koreans can visit the United States for up to three months visa-free from December. Korea Times said the deal is part of a memorandum of understanding that would be signed later…

Beer chief looks for intern

Four Points by Sheraton which appointed the world's first Chief Beer Officer (CBO), Scott Kerkmans, said he needs help. It said Kerkmans is looking for an intern. It said the lucky intern…

Sheraton to revitalise brand

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has launched a comprehensive new design of its lobbies and guests rooms that it said would "significantly enhance" its portfolio of hotels and resorts. Sheraton…

W in Boston

Starwood's W Hotels brand is to open its first property in Boston, Massachusetts in the heart of the city's bustling theatre district in 2009. The W Boston will feature 235 rooms and 123…

US hotel growth forecast cut: PKF

Revenue per available room (RevPAR) at US hotels are forecast to drop from 4.5% to a below-average 3% this year, according to PKF Hospitality Research. It based its projection based on…

Texas shoots for China

Tourism authorities in the US state of Houston have launched a campaign to attract Chinese tourists that banks on the appeal of superstar basketball player Yao Ming. The "My Houston"…

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…

Heavenly tie-up

Select United Red Carpet Clubs in New York (JFK), Los Angeles and San Francisco will debut custom-designed Westin Renewal Lounges later this year.

Renovated The Plaza to reopen Mar 1

New York Times said while the hotel has maintained its Old World grandeur by redressing the 282 rooms and suites with custom-made furnishings and furniture , it also features touch-screen…

US slowdown hits hotels, casinos

The US economic slowdown and credit crunch is hitting the once-booming hotel industry there, a Reuters report said. "As the economy slows down, there is going to be slowing of activity by…

Another Langham in the US

Langham Hotels International's parent company has acquired the  room Ritz-Carlton Huntington and rebranded it The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa. Hong Kong-based…

More Le Meridiens in the US

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is to open Le Meridien Hotels in Philadelphia and Cambridge (Boston) in the U.S, enlarging the portfolio there to five. Le Meridien Philadelphia was…

Kronos buys more hotels in the US

With the latest acquisitions, the Atlanta-headquartered group will increase its portfolio to 73, having 57 hotels under its wings at present, Bernama reported. Sarwir Hansa, one of its…

Pan Pacific strengthens sales team

The appointment is in line with the strengthening of the Group's sales resources in America which will support the Group's business strategy to augment its growth in its key markets. His…

SF hotels have gone to the dogs

The Bureau provided figures from the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association that 63% of U.S. households own a pet and they spent US$40.8 billion on their pets. According to a…
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