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US Hotel RevPAR Rises 7.8% to US$68.90 June 2011

The U.S. hotel industry finished June with the highest revenue per available room since August 2008, according to data from STR.

Best Western Adds Three Properties in Fiji

The chain will welcome three properties into its portfolio - the BEST WESTERN Hexagon International Hotel, BEST WESTERN Grand West’s Villas, and the BEST WESTERN Suva Motor Inn.

NEW HOTELS | Best Western signs new hotel in Bangkok

Earlier this week, Best Western International added a new hotel in Thailand to its portfolio with the signing of The Grand Howard Hotel in Bangkok.

The Grand Howard Hotel will be part of the 'Best Western Plus' Collection, which is Best Western's recently launched upscale brand.

The 256-room hotel is conveniently located in the Sathorn area, close to the commercial, shopping and entertainment scene in Bangkok and the rooms offer views of the city or the nearby Chao Phraya River.


Leisure Hotels opens Ganga Lahari spa-resort in Uttarakhand

Leisure Hotels Ltd, one of the largest hospitality chains operating in Uttarakhand has opened Ganga Lahari, its new spa-resort in Haridwar. The resort is located on the banks of river Ganges and consists of 15 deluxe rooms and suites.

NEW HOTELS | Centara to open hotel and convention center in Khon Kaen, Thailand

Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced that its first property in Khon Kaen, in northeastern Thailand, will have its soft-opening at the end of 2011.

Gokulam Group opens Gokulam Park Doha in Qatar

Sree Gokulam Hotels Pvt Ltd, part of the Indian conglomerate Sree Gokulam Group of Companies, has opened a four-star luxury business hotel, Gokulam Park Doha hotel in Doha, Qatar.

Sriram Ayulur, Michelin─Star Chef, IHCL wins UK's beer award

Sriram Ayulur, Michelin─Star Chef, the Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) , has been named UK's 'Beer Drinker of the Year' by the All─Party Parliamentary Beer Group of the House of Commons, Government of UK. The award is to recognise the Chef's contribution to UK's beer industry, and has previously been awarded to the likes of Prince Charles and Gordon Brown, UK's former Prime Minister, according to a release.

McDonald’s Second Quarter Earnings Per Share Rise 19% on Strong

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) today announced strong results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011, driven by growth across all areas of the world.