Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announces the debut of its Aloft brand in Oklahoma with the opening of Aloft Tulsa. Owned by Anish Hotels Group and managed by LodgeWorks, L.P., this brand-new destination sensation features 136 spacious, open rooms, a tech-forward sensibility and a vibrant, social atmosphere.
Singapore hotel owner CDL Hospitality Trusts is on the lookout for acquisitions in Vietnam, India and Japan with a potential war chest of about USD 403.8 million. The trust, which owns five-hotels in Singapore, said there was potential for room rates in Singapore to rise further and that income from its own hotels could rise as existing corporate agreements are renewed at higher rates.
According to the July 2010 STR/TWR/Dodge Construction Pipeline Report, the total active US hotel development pipeline comprises 3,412 projects totalling 359,264 rooms. This represents a 26.4-per cent decrease in the number of rooms in the total active pipeline compared to July 2009. The total active pipeline data includes projects in the In Construction, Final Planning and Planning stages, but does not include projects in the Pre-Planning stage.
Aston has opened its first three-star Quest Hotel in the central Javanese City of Semarang. Quest Semarang offers 155 rooms and suites, state of the art meeting facilities and a grand ballroom that is suitable for large conferences or weddings.
MIXX Bar & Lounge will open at the ANA InterContinental Tokyo on September 7, 2010. The restaurant located on the 36th floor will be spread across 600 square metre and will consist of three distinct zones, a bar area with stand up communal tables and long bar for those seeking to interact, a lounge area with low seating and intimate couches and the MIXX Room for private celebrations.