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IDEAS | Bangkok Business Hotel Introduces "The Limo Box" to Keep Travelers Connected

The Courtyard by Marriott Bangkok -- a standout among Bangkok Business District hotels -- has come to understand business travelers in more ways than just providing their guests with a pleasant room, as they launch the new and innovative "Limo Box" for those that need to stay connected.

Restaurants may hike prices by 15%

Dining out is becoming a luxury for even double-income families in the city. And with the government hiking the cost of diesel and LPG restaurants say they have n option but to update their menus, the price list, that is.

LG Electronics evolves in-Room TV technology

As the industry leader in hotel- and guest-centric display solutions, LG Electronics USA is launching the next generation of its Pro:Centric™ technology, adding IP video decoding to the powerful platform.

NEWS | Copthorne Dubai offers free internet

Copthorne Hotel Dubai, the downtown Deira business hotel, has announced it is offering free internet access to all guests who make their room bookings online.

Starwood draws up major plans for India expansion

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, which operates hotel chains such as Sheraton, Le Meridian, westin and aloft globally, expects its Indian operations to contribute about 7-8 per cent to its overall turnover in the next five years.

Hilton Takes Up Residence in Qatar

Hilton Hotels Corporation has signed a Management Agreement with the New Doha Hotels Company for the Hilton Doha Residence in Qatar scheduled to open in Q2 2012.

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Centara Hotels launches career training for underprivileged youth

Centara Hotels & Resorts has launched a training program intended to provide youngsters from underprivileged homes with career opportunities within the group.

Africa’s hospitality gains reflected in strong HICA line-up

The rapid rise of Africa's hospitality industry is being reflected in a strong line-up of 45 speakers including five ministers confirmed for the Hotel Investment Conference Africa (HICA).

TDIC to delay roll-out of Saadiyat hotels

The developer of Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, is to push back construction of several planned hotels in an effort to make the multibillion-dollar project commercially viable, according to the company's chief executive.
However the company is sticking with its master plans of building a total of 29 hotels across the island, albeit over a longer time frame.

India overtakes Britain as Dubai’s top tourism market

India has overtaken Britain as the biggest tourism source market to Dubai. The stellar growth of the Indian economy has given to a ten percent rise in its nationals visiting the emirate over the first quarter of the year, according to the latest figures from the Dubai Department of Tourism.

NWH to acquire Rosewood Hotels and Resorts

Hong Kong-based management company New World Hospitality (NWH) has completed a purchase and sale deal to acquire Texas, US-based Rosewood Hotels and Resorts (RHR).

IHG launches iPhone booking applications

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the launch of new

iPhone applications in order to allow guests to find and book rooms

across each of the operator's seven brands.