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Hotelier Vikram Chatwal reportedly dating actress Lindsay Lohan

Vikram Chatwal, the boutique hotelier whose Dream and Night brands are being franchised by Wyndham Hotel Group, is getting cozy with controversial actress Lindsay Lohan.

Mövenpick opens hotel at Sentosa, marking Singapore debut

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has soft-opened Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa, its first property in Singapore.

Manhattan’s Cassa Hotel sells for US$828,000 per key

The 165-key hotel portion of Cassa Hotel and Residences in Manhattan, has sold for US$130 million, or $828,000 per key.

Oberoi expansion driven by management deals

Expansion of The Oberoi Group and its EIH Ltd. will come primarily from management contracts, including in Europe, where the India luxury hotel firm is actively seeking opportunities.

Ex-Arabella CEO Neumann joins Rezidor Hotel Group as COO

Wolfgang Neumann, the former CEO of Arabella Hospitality Group, has joined The Rezidor Hotel Group as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Anni Hood launches K.I.S Lifestyle

Spa and wellness entrepreneur Anni Hood has launched a new consumer-facing company called K.I.S Lifestyle.

Accor outlines it’s comprehensive brand strategy for India

Accor outlined its comprehensive strategy for India which will see it operating 6 unique brands throughout the country by years end. Sofitel, Pullman and Formule1 brands will debut in India this year.

Biki Oberoi names son Vikram as successor

"He (Vikram) is the eldest. He will take over from me," the senior Oberoi told TOI in a rare interview. "Vikram has been more interested in the operations of the hotels while Arjun is on in the planning side," he said. Arjun, 43, is the son of Biki Oberoi's late elder brother, Tilak Raj (Tikki) Oberoi. Oberoi also has a daughter — Natasha -- who is married and settled in Australia and has no role to play in the group.

Oberoi Gurgaon wins hosting rights to World Travel Awards 2012 ceremony

Following the success of its 2010 event, World Travel Awards will be returning to India in 2012 to host its Asia & Australasia Ceremony at Delhi’s brand new luxury hotel, The Oberoi, Gurgaon.

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Named to FORTUNE List of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”

For the 14th year in a row, Four Seasons has been named by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”, ranking 53rd. Four Seasons is one of only 13 organizations to have earned FORTUNEs recognition every year since the lists inception in 1998 and is the highest ranked hotel company on the list.

First 5-star Swissotel property on Black Sea to open in 2013

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is about to add another Eastern European deluxe hotel to its portfolio: Swissôtel Odessa, expected to open in spring 2013. Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts signed yesterday a management contract in Odessa with the Ukrainian investors, Interpoint Development.

Carlson Announces Its Global Hotel of the Year

Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, announced a tie for winner of its Global Hotel of the Year Award. The hotels were honored at the company’s global business conference in Washington, D.C.

Galaxy Macau Hotel set to open

Hong Kong-headquartered Galaxy Entertainment Group will open its newest luxury hotel, Galaxy Hotel, at its Galaxy Macau™ integrated destination resort in 2011, offering visitors to Macau’s most eagerly anticipated property an unsurpassed range of high-end comfort.

IRCTC to set up food factory

Aiming to revive its fortune in the fast growing food and beverages industry, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) a railway public sector undertaking has planned to come out with a ‘food factory’ here to serve customers with packed delicacies catering to their choice.

InterContinental Budapest installs Acentic systems

InterContinental Hotel Group’s InterContinental Budapest has purchased Acentic’s Panorama digital broadcast, on-demand and interactive TV services and Horizon High-Speed Internet Access.

Carlson makes new Asia-Pacific appointments

Carlson has made a number of key regional appointments to its hotels business in Asia Pacific. The three senior appointments demonstrate the company's growing investments in talent capabilities and its commitment to the Asia Pacific business, as part of Carlson¹s Ambition 2015 growth strategy.

Fairmont makes appointments across portfolio

Fairmont has made several management and supervisory-level appointments at its properties worldwide. These include: