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Starwood Capital buys De Vere Venues

Starwood Capital Group announced on Tuesday that it bought through a controlled affiliate De Vere Venues from De Vere Group for approximately US$385 million.

Worldhotels names new CEO

Global consortium Worldhotels announced Tuesday that Kristin Intress joined the company as its new chief executive officer on March 3. Robert Hornman, current CEO, will stay with the company until July 2014, assisting with the transition.

Morgans eliminates third of corporate staff

The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that Morgans Hotel Group, New York City,
has eliminated a third of its corporate staff as a cost-saving measure, according to people close to the company.

The layoffs reportedly included over 20 employees, including executives. The company has been in tumult recently, with its board of directors ousted andCEO Michael Grossresigning in the past year. The company has failed to turn a profit since May 2011. - See more at: http://www.hotelsmag.com/Industry/News/Details/48684#sthash.KJ6oKhWW.dpuf

Dubai Hotels Report 10.6 Percent Increase Year-on-year in Hotel Guests

Dubai's hotels welcomed more than 11 million guests in 2013 - an increase of just over one million on the 2012 numbers and a positive indication that Dubai is on the way to achieving its target of welcoming 20 million visitors a year by 2020. Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) released the statistics ahead of the global tourism industry gathering at the International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Berlin this week, with the announced figures also showing increases across key indicators such as hotel establishment revenues and room occupancy.

Organic expansion energises Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

New hotel projects in Morocco, Mongolia and Turkey; the takeover of a landmark Pakistan property; and the opening of a new Egyptian ‘hotel within a hotel’ add dynamic energy to the Swiss company’s organic expansion

Spa Sapphire Opens at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

WILKES-BARRE, PA  – Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and Spa Sapphire are excited to announce the opening of the newest location inside the hotel at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Located on the first floor of the 238-room hotel, Spa Sapphire is over 4,000 square feet of unsurpassed services and endless luxury.

Viceroy Opens New Rooftop Bar Tonight!

The new luxury hotel,Viceroy New York, is opening a handsome rooftop bar tonight, March 11th. The Viceroy chain is known for being one of the most refined hotels around, with impeccable service and well-designed, relaxing accommodations.

Hospitality industry gets boost with opening of Tulip Inn Hotel

Ghana's competitive hospitality industry has been given a boost with the start of the ultramodern Tulip Inn Hotel, which poised to provide first class service to clients.

Formerly known as the Travel Xpress International Hotel, Tulip Inn Accra Hotel is located at 4 Centenary Close, off Adamafio Crescent, South Legon opposite Gulf House and adjacent the Royal Bank Head Office.

Despite its private ownership, the new hotel is mentored by the Golden Tulip West Africa, the globally acclaimed brand which owns leading hotels across the sub-region, including the Golden Tulip Accra and the Golden Tulip Kumasi City.

At its opening on Saturday, March 8, 2014, the General Manager of Tulip Inn, Amr Haroun, was confident the new facility would pursue same standards as other subsidiaries of Golden Tulip West Africa.

He explained that the new facility is inspired by the slogan of Golden Tulip Group which is “International standards, local flavours.”

“We will focus on delivering quality service which w…

Broad Street hotel opening March 21

A new Broad Street hotel will open March 21. Jenna Martin photo The new Holiday Inn Express at 444 Broad Street MAP VIEW

Istanbul Marriott Hotel Sisli opens showcasing Marriott Hotels’ newest innovations

Marriott International continues its rapid growth in Eastern Europe with the opening of the Istanbul Marriott Hotel Sisli, taking the company’s total number of properties to seven in Istanbul and eleven in Turkey overall. From its rooftop heliport and stunning views to impeccably furnished guestrooms and sophisticated event space, this five-star hotel is a first-class addition to Istanbul’s skyline..