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Showing posts from July 15, 2010

Carlson completes acquisition of Indian partner

Carlson announced that it has completed the acquisition of the majority interest in RHW Hotel Management Services Ltd (RHW).

Pursuant to the announcement it had made on January 13, 2010, Carlson now owns 87% of RHW. RHW is a leading hotel management and consultancy services company in India that has successfully managed Carlson-branded hotels in the country since 1998.

“This acquisition is a natural progression for Carlson as we continue to grow in this key market. We now have a fully integrated India organization which supports our Ambition 2015 growth strategy by strengthening our position as the country’s largest and fastest growing international hotel operator,” said Hubert Joly, Carlson president, CEO and director.

This acquisition follows Carlson’s recent announcement that it has signed agreements to open 75 Radisson®, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, Park Inn® and Park Plaza® hotels in Asia Pacific by 2013. Over 50 of these hotels under development are in India. This yea…

Salty experience at Taba Heights

The Taba Heights resort in the Red Sea has unveiled what is reported to be Egypt's first ever salt cave.

Using salt from the Dead Sea, the cave's floor is covered in a thick layer of salt crystals while the ceiling has salt stalactites, creating a unique microclimate.

The air also includes iodine, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, bromine and selenium.


Taba Heights is a picturesque, year-round resort ideally situated in one of the most beautiful spots on the Sinai Peninsula. The resort's village and hotels meld smoothly into the breathtaking natural backdrop of untamed desert, cinnamon mountains, and vibrant sea.

London hotels poised for double-digit growth

London hoteliers remain "on track" to post double-digit revenue per available room (RevPAR) growth in 2010, according to new figures from business advisory firm Deloitte.