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InterContinental confirms new hotel brand next year

InterContinental, the world’s largest hotel firm and the name behind hotel brands such as Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, is set to launch a new chain next year. In a speech at the firm’s annual conference in Las Vegas, IHG’s America’s boss confirmed to staff that a new hotel brand was on the way. “If [...]

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Waldorf Astoria, Ferragamo team on amenity kits

Luxury hotel chain Waldorf Astoria has announced a partnership with high-end fashion brand Salvatore Ferragamo to produce a new range of guest amenities. The kits, which will be available exclusively from Waldorf Astoria properties, are Salvatore Ferragamo’s first venture into beauty and grooming and are comprised of Eau de Toilette, amenities and bath products. Featuring [...]

Renaissance Courtyard Doha

Marriott launches triple property in Doha

International hotel chain Marriott has confirmed the opening of three new hotels in Doha, Qatar. The company debuted its Renaissance, Courtyard and Executive Apartment brands for in Qatar October 4, adding nearly 600 rooms to the capital city in two skyscrapers. The hotels are located in two 48-storey skyscrapers, part of the Doha City Center [...]

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Caesars plans luxury resort in Hainan, China

Casino giant Caesar’s Entertainment has announced the start of construction on its first non-casino luxury resort, in the Chinese holiday destination of Hainan. The Caesars Palace Longmu Bay will be a 5-star resort with 1,000 rooms, a Las Vegas-style attraction which will set a ‘global luxury standard’ in China. The first phase of the project [...]

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Minor Launches New Hotel Brand Avani

Asian hotel operator Minor has launched a new luxury brand to be rolled out across Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and Africa. Avani Hotels & Resorts launched last week and is intended to draw heavily on the Minor’s Asian roots, offering a ‘grounded personality’ and ‘a simple sense of style’ — Avani stems from the [...]

InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya

InterContinental, Hyatt head to Russia

InterContinental has announced ambitious plans to open 100 hotels in Russia by 2020, an expansion of almost ten times the number operating there today. The hotel chain announced September 12 that it aimed to capitalize on growing tourism to the country by significantly adding to the number of hotels it operates, across brands such as [...]

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