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Berlin’s hotel boom picks up speed

Although New York has undoubtedly been the hotel construction hotspot of 2010, Berlin is catching up fast as the year draws to a close. The city’s wave of new openings started in July with the opening of the Weinmeister Berlin-Mitte and continued this month with the inauguration of the new Scandic Hotel at Potsdamer Platz, [...]

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France boasts Europe’s best hotel bathrooms

The bathrooms in Paris’s swanky Le Meurice hotel have been voted by best in Europe, beating a list of other contenders that prove the French know best when it comes to the salle de bain. The honor was awarded last week at the industry Villegiature Awards, which recognizes the best aspects of Europe’s hotels — [...]

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Harrods considers opening a hotel

Vogue UK reports that Harrods in London is considering adding a luxury hotel on the roof of its Knightsbridge store. Harrods managing director Michael Ward said the potential hotel opening was one of several options being considered. He said: “Are we looking at it? Yes. Have we considered it? Yes. It is something we would [...]

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Another boom week for China’s hotels

Major hotel brands have been unveiling expansion plans in China at a key conference over the past week. Many chains are planning to considerably beef up their presence in the country, with a series of deals unveiled this week at the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific. Hyatt announced a total of 11 new properties, confirming [...]

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Tokyo Mandarin: Yours for a Night and $670,000

To celebrate its fifth anniversary, the five-star Mandarin Oriental Tokyo hotel is offering the opportunity to rent the entire property for one night for $670,000. Under the plan, the entire hotel – 178 guest rooms, all nine restaurants and all spas — would be reserved from 3:00 in the afternoon to noon the next day. [...]

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Respire by Hyatt – Hypoallergenic Rooms

Hyatt is to offer guests hypoallergenic rooms in all of its North American properties, it confirmed October 12. The group, which operates Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency and Andaz properties, is to roll out approximately 2,000 hypoallergenic rooms in its hotels across the US, Canada and the Caribbean. Branded Respire by Hyatt, the rooms use [...]

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