The Rezidor Hotel Group has increased their portfolio in the Romanian capital Bucharest to 718 rooms: Besides the Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest (424 rooms) which opened in 2008 Rezidor has now signed an agreement to also manage 294 apartments adjacent to the hotel. Approximately 62 of the apartments will be re-branded in December 2010, with the remainder coming in early 2011. Both the hotel and the apartment block are under common ownership.
Doubletree Hotels is harnessing the power of social media by giving gifts to guests who check-in via Facebook Places, Foursquare, Gowalla, and Twitter using a location-based social networking services (LBS) app.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts, which owns the Sheraton, Le Méridien and other brands, plans to tie up with up to eight ‘anchor partners' across its portfolios as it increases its footprint to 45 in the country by 2013.
The high-end hospitality sector in Coimbatore is set to establish a new benchmark with the opening of the Rs 300-crore five-star deluxe hotel from the PGP Group under the ‘Le Royal Meridien' brand on Avinashi road near the airport on December 12.