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High-end hotelier Autograph lands in Europe

Marriott‘s new Autograph brand is to appear in Europe for the first time within months, the firm said March 7. Autograph, an upscale brand which brings together independent hotels and resorts under the Marriott name, will appear first in Spain, where the company plans to add four properties currently owned by AC Hotels into the [...]

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Morgans Hotel Group Unveil the Mondrian SoHo

Mondrian SoHo, Morgans Hotel Group’s third Mondrian and debut hotel property in downtown Manhattan, officially opened this week. Morgans selected Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, the visionary behind the re-imagined Mondrian Los Angeles, to create Mondrian SoHo in collaboration with the company’s renowned in-house design team. Noriega-Ortiz’s design for the hotel draws inspiration from Jean Coucteau’s 1946 romantic [...]

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Hotel Indigo coming to Phuket, Thailand, in 2014

International hotel chain InterContinental has chosen Phuket, Thailand to launch as the first resort destination for its Hotel Indigo chain. Hotel Indigo, a ’boutique’ style brand which aims for individuality with its properties, operates 38 hotels around the world, with the majority in big cities. The February 24 announcement of its entry into Phuket, one [...]

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Spain’s hotels are Europe’s most popular

Spain is still Europe’s most popular place to stay, according to figures released February 28 by the European Union. In total, 268 million nights were spent in Spain’s hotels by travelers last year, a rise of 6.4 percent on 2009′s figures. The second most popular place to lay your head was Italy with 245 million [...]

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Luxury chain Kerry Hotels debuts in Shanghai

Shangri-La has debuted a new luxury five star brand with the opening of a new hotel in Shanghai February 18. Kerry Hotels is a new five-star contemporary brand from Shangri-La which provides “a seamless link between business, entertainment and recreation.” The new Shanghai Pudong property offers 574 guestrooms decked out with the latest technology such [...]

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Canada’s coolest hotel warms hearts

Guests huddle for warmth in sleeping bags on beds of ice, bonnets pulled over their ears to prevent frostbite, while sipping cocktails in glasses also made of ice. This winter wonderland on the outskirts of Quebec City has become one of Canada’s hottest attractions and most sought out accommodations. A cool place to host a [...]

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