Bangkok Opens at The Metropolitan

In July this year, David Thompson, the Australian-born chef of nahm at The Halkin in London, opens his first restaurant in Bangkok – nahm, Bangkok at The Metropolitan. Recognised as one of the city’s leading addresses, The Metropolitan is centrally located on the South Sathorn Road.
In 2002, nahm, London became the first Michelin-starred Thai restaurant [...]

Ramada Kick-starts Morocco with Eight New Hotels

Morocco’s flagging tourism industry has been given a boost following an announcement by the Ramada hotel group of plans to build eight new hotels across the country.
The locations of the new properties would in Marrakesh, Rabat, Casablanca and Agadir, and will come as a welcome boost to the country’s tourism economy, which has shrunk to [...]

Rezidor signs & Opens the Park Inn Dresden

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, announces the signing and opening of the Park Inn Dresden, Germany. The 132 rooms-property, a former Tulip Inn, will be bookable in Rezidor’s reservation system by end of March.
“This hotel is our third property in Dresden and further strengthens our presence on the [...]

Russian businessmen eye three hotel projects in Moscow

Russian businessmen God Nisanov and Zakhar Iliyev, who already own two hotels in Moscow, plan to build three more hotels in the city, Kommersant business daily reported Monday citing one of developers.
The businessmen plan to invest over U.S. $1 billion in the project, the daily said.
This year, they plan to start building a five-star hotel [...]

Pegasus’ Hotel Competitive Intelligence Solutions Yields Returns

Pegasus Solutions’ powerful hotel competitive intelligence platform, MarketVision Agency Position reporting, is now being utilized by hotels of every size and type to realize significant, revenue-driven results. Launched last year with Rubicon, the proven product presents the most comprehensive business reporting package on the market, empowering hotels to increase revenue through smart analysis of historical [...]

Why Google still beats Facebook for online hotel marketing

Facebook is definitely here to stay and has experienced tremendous growth, but it is not going to replace Google as a travel planning tool anytime soon. Though Facebook initiatives drive traffic to hotel websites, this trackable traffic is not directly responsible for any significant revenue.
On March 15, Experian Hitwise reported that Facebook.com has surpassed Google.com [...]

Continuing its success hotel.info has gained its 4 millionth booking customer

hotel.info, the free online hotel reservation service for more than 210,000 hotels worldwide, welcomed its four millionth booking customer last week.
The countdown started just under four weeks ago. From the 3,950,000th customer we started looking more carefully, as every ten thousandth new customer who registered at www.hotel.info from that point on was rewarded with a [...]

Orlando Resort Wins Four Diamond Award for 24th Time

The Orlando World Center Marriott Resort is a 2000-Orlando hotel room property that has garnered theAAA Four Diamond Award for the 24th consecutive year. According to AAA, the fundamental hallmarks at this level include an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.
The AAA Orlando hotel is part [...]

Travelocity Business seeks growth in changing industry

“Clearly 2009 was a tough year,” Yannis Karmis,  president of Travelocity Business, said in an interview with Travel Agent. “Among other things it focused businesses attention on their travel expenses and how effectively travel was being managed to produce a return on invested assets. Cost pressures will remain in 2010, as will pricing volatility.”
Karmis, a 12-year Sabre Holdings veteran [...]

Rezidor hotels named as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” 2010

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute (USA) as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2010. Out of a record number of nominations for the award, Rezidor secured its place on the list by going the extra mile, implementing upright business [...]