Confidence barometer 2010: Most hotel operators cautiously optimistic

Crisis-hit 2009 is over. The hotel sector felt the full force of the global economic collapse. However, it seems the worst is behind us, and confidence is growing in all quarters that 2010 will be a better year.
With this in mind, hotel.info, the free online reservation service for more than 210,000 hotels worldwide, conducted a [...]

WORLDHOTELS Starts 2010 with 54 New Hotels

One of the leading groups for independent hotels worldwide, WORLDHOTELS, is proud to have welcomed 54 new affiliates to its global portfolio, which is an increase of 12% on the number of hotels admitted in the previous year. In total, 318 hotels applied for affiliation, demonstrating the strong demand for the comprehensive range of services [...]

Chef Mavro again makes Gayot’s list of top 40 U.S. restaurants

The Gayot restaurant ratings guide, has named Chef Mavrot one of the top 40 restaurants in the country for 2010 and again awarded it three toques and 18 out of 20 points, the only restaurant in Hawai’i to achieve that rating.
“What I appreciate in Gayot is that they send expert restaurant critics to determine their [...]

Hotel Horoscope 2010: The Perfect Hotel for Each Star Sign

Scorpio favours exotic destinations, Pisces loves tranquil surroundings, and Leo appreciates luxury and glamour. As diverse as their personal characteristics are, so are the individual preferences of the twelve star signs when it comes to the perfect holiday accommodation. And with 450 unique hotels in over 250 destinations worldwide, WORLDHOTELS offers the ideal hotel for [...]

Weekly Top Five of Five – the World’s Most Popular Hotels

A roundup of the top five hotels in five of the the world’s major capitals on January 27.
Beijing
The Hilton Wangfujing is travelers’ top pick in Beijing this week. It edged out trendy boutique Hotel G by three percent of recommendations, with guests praising the “oasis like” swimming pool. Large Western chains made up three of [...]

Jumeirah to manage five-star hotel in Bangkok

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, has been appointed by Country Group (Thailand) to manage a luxury hotel in the heart of Bangkok. The management agreement was signed by Mr. Gerald Lawless, Executive Chairman of Jumeirah Group and Mr. Ben Taechaubol, Managing Director of Country Group, at a [...]

HBA designs Four Seasons Seychilles resort

The beach at Petite Anse Bay on the Seychelles’s Mahé Island is home to the newest Four Seasons property. Overlooking the impossibly vibrant turquoise of the Indian Ocean, this resort is embraced by an unsurpassed richness of natural beauty. Here, HBA Singapore has delivered a design that makes the most perfect get-away destination on Earth [...]

International Travel and Luxury Professionals Gathered in Monte Carlo

The Monte Carlo Travel Market (MCTM) for Prestige Travel and Luxury Lifestyle exhibition took place from the 15-17 January 2010 at the international exhibition center Grimaldi Forum. During the three days of the exhibition, tourism experts and privileged visitors had the possibility to get acquainted with unique international Travel and Luxury professionals.
The topic of this [...]

Surprising Revenue Stream for Hotels in New Economy

During the economic turbulence of 2009, a number of hoteliers had the foresight to implement an amenity that would ultimately affect their bottom line. These hoteliers realized they had an opportunity to capture a premium- while catering to the needs of their guest.  Studies show up to 1 in 4 Americans have allergies or asthma.   [...]

Beckham Offered 25m Pounds to Design Dubai Fashion Hotel

Victoria Beckham has been presented with an opportunity to help design a luxury hotel for a whopping 25million pounds fee.
The ruler of Dubai, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, personally wrote to ask her on to the project.
The offer came after Posh, 35, and husband David met senior royals while holidaying in the Gulf last year.
The [...]