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NEWS | Hilton to Re-Brand and Manage the Mint Hotel Portfolio

Hilton Worldwide is delighted to confirm that it has reached agreement to re-brand and operate the eight Mint Hotel properties* that have been acquired by its owning company, Blackstone (NYSE: BX) as part of the upscale, full-service DoubleTree by Hilton and mid-scale Hilton Garden Inn brands.

US warns over possible hotel attacks in Nigeria

The US Mission in Nigeria has warned that hotels in the capital city Abuja could be targeted by a radical Islamic group, following recent terror attacks in Brono and Yobe State.

Ayada Maldives resort opens its doors

Ayada Maldives, a new island-based resort covering 150,000sq m (1.6 million sq ft) of land in the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll to the south of the country, has opened its doors to guests.

World Travel Market opens in London

The annual World Travel Market (WTM) event has kicked off at the ExCel centre in London this morning (7 November).


A special Hyderabadi Food Festival featuring authentic Hyderabadi dishes to delight the ultimate foodie in you with the myriad tastes of Southern India.

YTL to develop new spa hotel in Bath

YTL Hotels, the hospitality division of Malaysia-based YTL Corporation Berhad, has said it plans to transform a historic Bath property into a new 98-bedroom spa hotel.

St Pancras hotel nets hospitality accolade

London's St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, which was officially opened by JW Marriott earlier this year, has been named Hotel of the Year at the European Hospitality Awards (EHA) 2011.

NEWS | TripAdvisor Announces 2012 Travel Trends Forecast | Travel Spending to Increase for Nearly One-Third of U.S. Travelers

TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the results of its annual travel trends survey of more than 2,700 U.S. travelers. Despite the current economic climate, 31 percent anticipate they will spend more on leisure travel next year, while 49 percent expect to spend the same amount as they did in 2011.

NEWS | KHIL opens largest pillarless convention centre in Maharashtra at Pune

Kamat Hotels (India) Limited (KHIL) has launched the first and largest pillarless convention centre in Maharashtra at Pune. Orchid Convention Centre, is spread across 56,000 square feet and is situated in the premises of VITS Pune. Designed for trade fairs, conferences, it has a capacity to accommodate approximately 5,000 guests and can also hold three exhibitions simultaneously.

NEWS | Cornell International Hospitality Summit to be held in Mumbai on January 17, 2012

Cornell School of Hotel Administration (SHA) will host Cornell International Hospitality Summit (CIHS) at Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai on January 17, 2012. The summit will be co-presented by the school's Center for Hospitality Research (CHR). Industry leaders and academics will examine the future of the hospitality industry in India during the summit.