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Showing posts from December 15, 2011

NEWS | Oklahoma Microtel rebrands as Magnuson Hotel Durant

Durant, OK -- Magnuson Hotels, the world’s largest independent hotel group, announced today the complete rebranding of the Magnuson Hotel – Durant. Formerly a Microtel Inn, this 59-room hotel seeks to upgrade its local, regional and national market position through its affiliation with the Magnuson Hotels brand designation.

NEWS | BEST WESTERN PREMIER F1 Hotel Brings New Level of Comfort and Convenience to Manila

BEST WESTERN PREMIER F1 Hotel, recently opened within the highly urbanized Bonifacio Global City, sets a new definition of comfort and lifestyle for the ever-growing number of tourists and travelers in the Philippines.

NEWS | Courtyard by Marriott Moscow Paveletskaya Opens

Marriott International today opened the 171-room Courtyard by Marriott Moscow Paveletskaya. Centrally located in the heart of Moscow's business district and within a five-minute walk of Paveletskaya railway station, the hotel offers easy access to Domodedovo International airport.

NEWS | W Hotels Unveils Innovative Design Concept of the Soon-to-Open W Paris - Opéra by Acclaimed Rockwell Group Europe

W Hotels Worldwide will mark its debut in France on February 14, 2012 with the new W Paris - Opéra hotel. Owned by Barcelona-based Meridia Capital, the hotel is set inside an elegant 1870s Haussman-era heritage building. W Paris - Opéra has been designed jointly by W Global Brand Design and Rockwell Group Europe (RGe) led by Diego Gronda, its Managing and Creative Director. RGe is the Madrid office of New York-based Rockwell Group,

NEWS | Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Announces Amman, Jordan hotel | To Debut 2014

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will welcome a new hotel to its growing portfolio in the Middle East - the Fairmont Amman, expected to open in 2014. This luxurious hotel will be situated next to the Fifth Circle in the heart of Amman, less than 30 minutes from the airport, adjacent to the Embassy District, the new Royal Jordanian headquarters, the Abdali Development and its growing commercial enterprises as well as the

NEWS | Rezidor announces the Radisson Blu Hotel, Oslo Alna and the Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Alna

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, announces two new hotels in Oslo: The Radisson Blu Hotel, Oslo Alna with 135 rooms and the Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Alna with 208 rooms will be located in adjacent towers, with shared facilities and management. Their opening is scheduled for Q3 2013. Both properties are owned by Norwegian-based Wenaasgruppen, which is one of Rezidor's most important development partners.

NEWS | Chef Pankaj Sharma, Aman New Delhi wins Bocuse d’Or Award in India

Chef Pankaj Sharma, Exécutive Sous Chef at Aman New Delhi has received the Bocuse d’Or Award for India this year. Chef Sharma won the national leg of the event at the Indian International Food and Wine show. He will travel to Shanghai next year to participate in the Bocuse d’Or, Asia, where he will compete against other chefs from 11 Asian countries. On the last leg of the competition, the top four contestants will get a chance to compete in the international Bocuse d’Or that will be held in France in 2013.

NEWS | MoT to launch ‘Campaign Clean India’

he Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has come up with a comprehensive long-term strategy to arrest the negative impact of unsatisfactory hygiene and cleanliness at important tourist destinations. “Campaign Clean India” will aim at creating a collective mindset that abhors unclean conditions through a series of initiatives such as workshops, seminars, training and awareness programmes and policies. The MoT will be giving the Campaign a full-fledged institutional back up and has ear-marked provision for funds in Twelfth Five Year Plan. MoT will also set up a Steering Group chaired by the Secretary Tourism to take the Campaign forward.