Heralding its arrival as a tourism competitor for Dubai, Abu Dhabi saw a leap of 27 percent in hotel guests in November compared to the same month in 2009, with guest nights surging 42 percent to mark the emirate’s second highest performing month of the year.
International hotel chains are changing business model in India. They are going beyond lending brands and managing hotels owned by local partners to invest directly in ventures that develop hotels to scale up operations in the world’s second fastest growing major economy.
PUNE: Call centre employees, students and professionals, in search of some after-work relaxation, have expressed dismay at the early deadline for closing hotels in the city. Most feel the business hours for hotels and restaurants should be extended.
Hilton might be the first to open along the bay, but it will definitely not be the only one. Its international competitors, Shangri-La, Kempinski, Sofitel, Fairmont, Grand Hyatt and InterContinental, are eager for their slice of the pie.