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Hilton planning to bring Conrad and Waldorf Astoria to India

Hilton International Co, a US-based hotel firm, is reportedly planning to bring luxury hotel brands Conrad and Waldorf Astoria to India.

Taj looks to expand global footprint

Scouting across all continents, plans to create a holding company to run these assets better.

Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, Asia’s largest hospitality chain, is looking to set up luxury properties in Africa, West Asia, China and Southeast Asia.

Cafe Coffee Day redesigns its lounge format

In a bid to re-connect with its consumers who have moved up the economic ladder in the last few years, Cafe Coffee Day (CCD), India’s largest cafe retail chain, will soon reveal a new look for its lounge outlets.

Accor Hospitality will open 17 hotels in four Gulf countries

Accor Hospitality Middle East, one of the fastest growing hospitality groups in the region, is all set to open 17 new hotels representing 5,268 rooms in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and the UAE within the next two years.

Lalit Suri hotel group firms up $500 mn expansion plan

Premium Indian hotel chain, the Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, is investing Rs.2,200 crore (nearly $500 million) towards expansion, with plans to actively participate in public-private-partnership projects to promote tourism in the country.

Park Hotels opens first luxury resort in Kerala

Targetting the high-end domestic and international luxury travellers, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels has forayed into the resort segment by opening its first 10-room luxury resort in the country in Kerala at Muhamma on the banks of Vembanad lake in Alapuzha.

Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts Continues North American Expansion with May 2010 Grand Opening Today in City Center Philadelphia

Starwood Hotels & Resorts today officially opened the doors of their newest hotel, Le Meridien Philadelphia. A ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony included special guest speakers such as Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Pennsylvania Senator Larry Farnese, HEI Hotels & Resorts Chairman and CEO, Gary Mendell, Starwood Group SVP of North American Development, Paul Sacco.

Hotels off DLF, Emaar plans; land on block

The capital-intensive nature and long gestation periods of hospitality projects are forcing real estate developers to rethink such ventures.