Dolce Hotels and Resorts will soon unveil a new concept for urban markets that it describes as a hybrid between a city center lifestyle hotel and a conference property. The new model is slated to debut late next year with a 157-key property in downtown Indianapolis.
Hilton Worldwide has signed its third franchise deal in Romania, a conversion agreement with property owner SC Valdor SRL for DoubleTree by Hilton Ploiesti. The DoubleTree flag will debut later this year following refurbishment and extensive upgrades.
Last year’s global hotel price increase was the first time that the average booked rate on discount online travel agency Hotels.com rose year-on-year since 2007. However, prices fell so low during 2009 after a 13% drop that despite last year’s modest increase, the average price of a room worldwide is still the same now as it was in 2004.