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London’s Savoy re-opens this weekend

Luxury hotel chain Fairmont has released more details about what will be on offer at London’s The Savoy hotel when it reopens this weekend. Fairmont says that the hotel will “reclaim its position as one of the world’s great hotels” when it opens its doors on October 10. New highlights include nine “Personality Suites” which [...]

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London to get another landmark hotel

Spanish hotel group Sol Melia is to open a landmark hotel in London ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games, it announced this past week. The ME London hotel will open in London’s Aldwych, close to Holborn, Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, in a landmark building previously occupied by the BBC and Marconi Company. The hotel [...]

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Russian company to build ‘space hotel’

A Russian company plans to launch a comfortable space hotel for tourists who up to now have shared cramped accommodation with astronauts. The company, Orbital Technologies, plans to launch the first module of the hotel in 2015-16, its chief executive Sergei Kostenko told RIA Novosti news agency. A cosy fit, the first module will measure [...]

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Westin to Debut in Panama

Starwood Hotels has announced that it is to take its Westin brand into Panama, the latest entrant of a hotel boom that is sweeping the country. It will open two Westin hotels within the next two years, executives confirmed September 28, both close to Panama City. The 611-room Westin Playa Bonita Panama will offer three [...]

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W, G and now B

New hotel group B Hotels & Resorts unveiled its flagship Fort Lauderdale property September 23, ahead of its December opening date. The company, which promises “fresh, innovative and unpretentious” hotels in the upper-upscale category, plans to open a series of hotels, resorts and boutique properties in the US and internationally over the coming years. The [...]

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Sir Richard Branson launches Virgin Hotels

Sir Richard Branson has announced his Virgin Group plans to invest around £320 million on a string of new luxury hotels. A new website www.virginhotels.com leads with the strapline: ‘Fancy getting into bed with Virgin’ and describes the project as ‘our next (ad)venture’. The site says that Virgin Hotels will be a four-star chain that [...]

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