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2014 saw 1,470 new top hotels with about 309,000 rooms opening worldwide

In the past year, 1,470 new top hotels with about 309,000 rooms opened worldwide. This year, more than 2,400 new first class and luxury properties will be added.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts has opened its first hotel at Munich Airport in Germany

The 389 guest room property is the only hotel to provide direct access to the terminal building and establishes a Hilton Worldwide presence at more than 35 major airports across Europe.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced plans to offer free Wi-Fi at all Hyatt hotels worldwide

Free Wi-Fi will become available to Hyatt guests around the world in February 2015. Travelers will be able to access free Wi-Fi on an unlimited number of mobile devices or laptops in Hyatt-branded hotel guest rooms and social spaces.

Emaar rolls out Rove Hotels, smart new hotel brand for the modern traveller

Developed by Emaar Hospitality Group for the joint venture of Emaar Properties and Meraas Holding to support Dubai's Tourism Vision 2020 and World Expo 2020 with upcoming Rove Hotels properties in Al Wasl, Port Saeed, Al Jafiliya, Oud Metha and Dubai Marina.

NEWS | World's first Virgin hotel rolls out the red carpet for guests

January 15, 2015 marked a milestone in the history of the Virgin brand with Virgin Hotels opening the doors to its first property, Virgin Hotels Chicago; The new hotel brand will join a stellar portfolio of hospitality companies led by Virgin Group and its founder Sir Richard Branson, and offer the same excitement, heartfelt service and smart innovation that Virgin is known for.

JHM Interstate Hotels & Resorts mulls India Exit, shuts Gurgaon office

Hotel management firm JHM Interstate India Hotels & Resorts, a joint venture between US hospitality firms Interstate Hotels & Resorts and JHM Hotels, is preparing to shut down its operations in the country, two people familiar with the development said.

Star Ratings Australia Partners with ReviewPro to Improve Guest Experience at Australian Hotels

Today, Australia's national accommodation ratings organization announces a long-term strategic partnership with ReviewPro to provide the company’s Guest Intelligence solution to accommodation providers across the country.