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Best of 2010: Hotel openings

This year has seen some high profile luxury properties opening around the world. Here, a roundup of the best.

Château de Versailles Orangerie

France’s Versailles palace to host luxury hotel

The Palace of Versailles is to transform one of its satellite buildings into a luxury hotel, paving the way for a series of French projects aimed at exploiting the economic potential of listed buildings while securing their renovation. The Hotel du Grand Controle is to be converted into a “luxury hotel,” Jean-Jacques Aillagon, president of [...]

Sofitel Vienna White

2010 ends with a bang for French luxury hotel chain

Accor-owned brand Sofitel is to wrap up 2010 with a triple-whammy of hotel openings in exotic locations around the world, the company said December 13. The five-star brand is opening properties in Austria, Mauritius and Cambodia this week, including a new flagship for Europe in Vienna. The new Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom features a futuristic glass [...]

The Shangri-La Paris

Shangri-La Paris Opens

Next week see the opening of the Shangri-La Paris, adding 81 guest rooms with 27 suites to the center of the French capital. Boasting a private suite that used to be the home of Napoleon’s grand-nephew Prince Roland, it is set to be a high-profile addition to Paris’ luxury hotel scene. The building, which offers [...]

aloft hotels sign

Hotel offers bar discounts for Foursquare check-ins

Aloft has joined competitors such as InterContinental and Four Seasons by embracing location-based services to offer consumers hotel deals. The Starwood-owned chain said December 10 that it would offer a 20 percent discount at its bars to users who “check-in” for the first time using Foursquare. Checking-in is used not in the traditional hotel sense, [...]

Hotel Indigo Shanghai bedroom

Hotel Indigo Opens In Shanghai

InterContinental has confirmed that it is to launch boutique Hotel Indigo brand in Asia-Pacific, opening the first property in Shanghai by the end of the year. The new Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund will sit alongside luxury properties such as Fairmont’s Peace Hotel and the Peninsula Shanghai, although it’s set to offer travelers an [...]

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