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India to become third largest market for Starwood by 2015

NEW DELHI: Global hospitality major Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide on Sunday said it expects India to become its third biggest market by 2015 as the company expands in the country faster than planned.

Ritz-Carlton Has Plans to Expand

Hotel Company, Ritz Carlton has announced that it plans to expand its hotel chain to 100 by 2016. This includes hotels all over the world and they plan to put new ones in many country capitals as well as emerging markets too.

Carlson acquires Radisson Hotel Kandla in Gujarat

Carlson recently announced the signing of its 42nd Radisson hotel in India, the 117-room Radisson Hotel Kandla. This is Carlson's fourth hotel in Gujarat. The USD 15 million Radisson Hotel Kandla is owned by Rajvee Resorts & Hotels Private Limited. The hotel is scheduled to open in the first half of 2012.

Groupon makes major splash in travel industry with Expedia tie-up

CHICAGO Groupon and Expedia have joined forces to create Groupon Getaways with Expedia, offering deeply discounted travel deals from Expedia's hotel client base.

Pyramid Hotel Group launches dedicated resort management division

BOSTON Pyramid Hotel Group is launching a new resort division, Pyramid Resort Group.

Hotels of 2030 to offer virtual sex, dream management, futurologist predicts

WORLDWIDE Interactive dreaming, virtual love-making, sleep studying and health monitoring are among the technological advancements that could become commonplace in hotels 20 years from now, according to futurologist Ian Pearson.

Centara Hotels announces debuts in Mauritius, Bali

BANGKOK Centara Hotels & Resorts has signed management contracts for hotels in Mauritius and Indonesia, marking the Bangkok-based company's debut in both countries.

Ritz-Carlton issues first branded credit card

CHEVY CHASE, MARYLAND The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. is issuing a branded credit card for the first time.

Paris hotels to reach record value by 2015, driven by ‘trophy hunters’

A general shortage of available hotel stock in Paris is turning quality properties into trophy assets for international investment by private individuals and funds. This is likely to push the average value of guestrooms in the city's hotels—already the most expensive in the world—to a record €650,000 by 2015.

JW Marriott Teams Up with Leading Luxury Brands

Exclusive Collection of Luxury Partnerships with Christie's, Tumi, Keri Glassman, Aromatherapy Associates and Etude Wines Enhances the JW Marriott Customer Experience