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Showing posts from March 20, 2013

NEWS | SDMC attaches bank account of Aman Hotel

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has attached the bank account of Lodhi Property Company running the five-star Aman Hotel here, for allegedly failing to pay up property tax to the tune of over Rs 4.5 crore, Assessor and Collector B N Singh said. "After the account is attached, the bank uses the amount available to pay off the dues.

NEWS | Wyndham Vacation Ownership Announces Plans to Develop First-Ever Margaritaville Vacation Club Resort in St. Thomas, USVI

Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO), the world's largest vacation ownership company and a member of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE:WYN), and Margaritaville Hospitality Group broadly recognized as the hospitality industry leader in delivering fun and escapism, have jointly announced plans to redevelop the former Grand Beach Palace Resort, located on the northeast side of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
India's hotels are in danger of being submerged by a deluge of international brands, some of which are setting up hundreds of hotels under management contracts without investing even a rupee in the country, says Leela group patriarch CaptCPKrishnanNair.

NEWS | Ascott Opens First Citadines Serviced Residences In Indonesia And Malaysia

New properties increase number of Citadines properties in operation to 59 across 31 cities in Asia Pacific and Europe CapitaLand's wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has expanded its international network of Citadines-branded serviced residences with the opening of the first Citadines properties in Indonesia and Malaysia. With the 153-unit Citadines Rasuna in Jakarta and 215-unit Citadines Uplands in Kuching, Ascott has a total of 59 Citadines properties in operation across 31 cities in Asia Pacific and Europe.

NEWS | Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Sha Tin Opens

New 539-room hotel in Sha Tin will be global brand's second largest property in portfolio with an intuitive lobby design featuring high-tech GoBoard® 4.0, flexible work and social area, and modern dining. Hong Kong, China - Marriott International announces the opening of the Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Sha Tin today. Located next to business,

NEWS | Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Expands into Latin America with Opening of Waldorf Astoria Panama

Hilton Worldwide Luxury Hotel in Panama Welcomes Guests to True Waldorf Service in the Bustling Capital Hilton Worldwide proudly announced the expansion of its Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand into Latin America with the opening of Waldorf Astoria Panama. With a commitment to personalized service and delivering a new sense of luxury to the booming Panama market, Waldorf Astoria Panama blends the distinguished sophistication of the luxury brand with the warmth of the local Panamanian personality.

NEWS | Aqua Hospitality Announces Re-Opening of Volcano House, Big Island

MONOGRAM HOTEL COLLECTIONSM, a division of Aqua Hospitality,, is pleased to announce special introductory rates at historic Volcano House, on Hawaii Island, in celebration of its highly anticipated opening. The early bird rates are effective March 22 - May 31 for Crater View Rooms at $200 per night and Nāmakanipaio Cabins at $55 per night.

NEWS | Travelodge Announces Its Location Target List For 145 Hotels In London

Today, the Chief Executive of London's biggest hotel brand, Grant Hearn, officially opened the first ever UK hotel above a comedy club in Bethnal Green and also announced the Company's location target list for a further 145 hotels across the capital. Bethnal Green Travelodge, a 131-room hotel which represents an £11million investment has been built above the iconic Backyard Comedy Club.

NEWS | Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels to invest Rs 1,200 cr in 5yrs

Hospitality chain Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels today said it will invest Rs 1,200 crore over the next 4-5 years to set up four new properties that will add over 800 rooms. The company, which announced a new brand identity, also said in about the same period of time, it would consider expanding its footprints into global markets. "Currently, we are developing a property at Cochin which will be operational by the middle of this year.