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NEWS | Graham Kiy has been appointed General Manager at Jumeirah Vittaveli Resort in Malé, Maldives.

Kiy, a British national who is fluent in six languages, originally joined Jumeirah Group in August 2010 as the pre-opening hotel manager for Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai. Prior to this he gained extensive senior management experience in Asia with appointments in China,

NEWS | Myla Caceres has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park in Bankok, Thailand.

A graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Hotel, Resort & Restaurant Management from La Consolacion College, Mendiola Manila, Philippines, Myla completed her Management Traineeship at the prestigious five star hotel, The Manila Hotel in Rooms Division in 1992. After completing her degree, she continued her service at the same hotel as Front Office Associate.

NEWS| Eric Kortenbach has been appointed Operations Director at of Doxford Hall, Eshott Hall and Guyzance Hall, and Dalhoustie Castle in Northumberland, United Kingdom.

Eric Kortenbach, former general manager of the Jesmond Dene House hotel in Newcastle, has been appointed as operations director for a collection of country house hotels in the north of England and Scotland. He had previously spent seven years as general manager of the four star Jesmond Dene House, which has just been awarded the Cesar award by the Good Hotel Guide 2012.

NEWS| HVS EMEA Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 14 December 2012

FOUR NEW HOTELS AND A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE Accor decided to forego the traditional four calling birds this year and, instead, it decided to give four new hotels to the UK, one in London and three in Edinburgh. A 310-room Novotel is expected to open in mid 2015 in London’s Canary Wharf financial district. Accor will own and manage this hotel. The group will also own and manage a 103-room ibis Styles on St Andrews Square in Edinburgh,

NEWS| Hilton Hotels & Resorts Brand Debuts Hotel In Lima, Peru With Opening Of Hilton Lima Miraflores

Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of the new-build 207-room Hilton Lima Miraflores - the company's first managed hotel in Peru and its flagship brand's first Hilton Hotels & Resorts hotel in the country. To celebrate, this city center hotel in Lima's trendy Miraflores district welcomes guests with a special introductory offer. Valid Dec. 13, 2012 through Feb. 28, 2013,

NEWS | The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu Set to Open its Doors in Summer 2013

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. announces that The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu, located in the heart of the capital of Sichuan province, will become the luxury hotel operator's first flag in Southwest China, when it opens in summer 2013. Sichuan is renowned globally as the home of the giant panda, one of China's national treasures, while the city of Chengdu enjoys a rich history dating back over 2,000 years as a cultural and trading hub. Today, Chengdu is recognized as amongst the new leading cities inside China. The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu, in Tianfu Square, is home to one of the city's largest commercial districts.

NEWS | Hampton Inn Limerick opens in Pennsylvania

Hampton Hotels has officially opened its newest property, the 95-room Hampton Inn Limerick in Pennsylvania. "Hampton combines quality, innovation, comfort and plenty of value-added extras, making it the brand of choice in the marketplace today," said Gary Sheth, Owner and General Manager, Hampton Inn Limerick. It is the first Hampton property in Limerick,

NEWS| IHG continues to expand in Germany, Austria

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a franchise agreement with Arcadia Hotelbetriebs GmbH Stuttgart to develop five hotels in Germany and Austria, continuing the growth of its Holiday Inn Express brand. The new agreement with Arcadia is IHG’s fifth multi-development agreement with a partner in Germany. Martin Bowen, Associate Vice President Development Germany,

NEWS | StayWell Hospitality to operate 50 hotels in 5 yrs in India

Australia based StayWell Hospitality Group is embarking on an aggressive expansion in India and plans to operate around 50 hotels within five years under its brands. The company that operates two hotel brands - Park Regis and Leisure Inn - said India offers a great opportunity for expansion as it is one of the major growing economies in the world along with China. "We will be opening up to 50 hotels in next five years. We will invest nearly USD 50 million (over Rs 270 crore) for this," StayWell Hospitality Group Chief Executive and Managing Director Simon Wan told PTI.

NEWS | Taj Group opens its 1st hill station hotel in Coorg

Vivanta by Taj- Hotels & Resorts' today announced opening of its first hill station hotel in Coorg, about 247 km from here. This is the 25th property of the Taj group to be opened under the new brand launched in 2010, it said, adding it's situated at an altitude of 4,000 ft within 180 acres of sub-tropical rainforest. Raymond N Bickson, MD & CEO,

NEWS | Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Ningbo opens in China

Pan Pacific Hotels Group has launched Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Ningbo, its first serviced suites property in China. This is the third Pan Pacific Serviced Suites in the group’s portfolio – following Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard in Singapore and Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Bangkok. Located in the Eastern New Town of Ningbo, beside the Ningbo International

NEWS | Conservation of nature, wildlife needed to sustain tourism: J&K Agriculture Minister

Maintaining that nature has suffered badly in the last 20 years in Kashmir, Ghulam Hassan Mir, Minister for Agriculture Production, Government of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), recently stressed the need for conserving mountains, forests, glaciers, water bodies and wildlife for sustainable tourism in the state. “In Kashmir we have beautiful mountains and spiralling meadows that can be promoted for Adventure Tourism activities. But we need to create awareness among the masses about the importance of earth components that thrive our economy,”