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Shanghai’s new luxury hotels

2010 has seen a flurry of new hotels opening in Shanghai ahead of the start of the World Expo, which runs for six months from May 1. Marriott, Peninsula, InterContinental and Fairmont are amongst the brands joining Shanghai’s luxury market. InterContinental has opened the new Shanghai Expo hotel as the city completes its final preparations [...]

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Armani hotel: what’s in store?

After weeks of postponement — most recently caused by Europe’s volcanic ash cloud — Armani’s press office has finally confirmed the opening of the fashion label’s first hotel for April 27. The first of several international hotels and resorts to follow, the Dubai location will host eight restaurants, shopping facilities (accessories and chocolates from the [...]

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Istanbul to get “seven-star hotel”

Istanbul is to get a new seven-star hotel, according to local media reports. Luxury Shangri-La hotel group signed an agreement April 11 with local developer Tanrıverdi Holdings to build the hotel on the banks of the Bosphorus strait. The hotel is to be built on the site of an old tobacco factory in the central [...]

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World’s second-tallest building under construction

An under-construction hotel complex in Saudi Arabia will feature the world’s second-tallest building, topped by a clock six times bigger than London’s Big Ben. The Mecca Royal Clock Tower will be made up of 662 metres (2,171 feet) of concrete structure and a 155-metre (508-foot) crecent-topped metal spire. Combined, the two parts of the tower [...]

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Iconic Hong Kong hotel chain plans Indian expansion

Iconic luxury chain Peninsula is planning to begin operations in India as part of its global expansion plan, the chain has confirmed. Clement Kwok, the CEO of Peninsula owner Hongkong & Shanghai Hotels Ltd, told BusinessWeek magazine that the brand would open a maximum of 15 properties globally in the next five to ten years. [...]

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LVMH To Launch Luxury Hotels

Ultra-luxury hoteliers can expect new competition from French luxury goods company LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the Wall Street Journal reports. LVMH also said it created LVMH Hotel Management to “oversee the group’s activities in the luxury hotel sector” and to “maximise the value of its brands,”. Two new hotels, named Cheval Blanc after LVMH’s [...]

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