Ritz-Carlton to Initiate The Reserve Brand in Thailand

Posted on: November 28th, 2008 Posted by Robert Jones

Ritz-Carlton is planning to launch a new and exclusive brand extension in Thailand called The Reserve, with the debut of the Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Southern Thailand during March. The Phulay Bay Reserve will open on the 1st of March next year and will be located on the shore of the Andaman Sea. [...]

InterContinental Hotels Group, the biggest hotel group in the world, planned a US$1 billion re-branding program of the Holiday Inn brand, but Chinese hoteliers are revolting against the overhaul. The program is set to be finished by 2010, taking place at 3,000 plus Holiday Inns worldwide, which InterContinental Hotels Group mainly manages and not owns. [...]

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is planning to open 3 new hotels for Saudi Arabia. They and Fawaz Alhokair Group have signed a long-term agreement for management in order to open Aloft Riyadh, Four Points by Sheraton Dhahran, and Four Points by Sheraton Mall of Arabia. These new additions will increases the hotel portfolio of Starwood [...]

Fairmont Heritage Place, a private residence club that is part of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, has become the manager of two private residence clubs in North America, which were formerly under operations with Storied Places. Joining the new exclusive collection are Fairmont Heritage Place Inspiration, Miramar Beach (Sandestin, Florida) and Fairmont Heritage Place Nature’s Door, [...]

On November 17th, InterContinental Hotels Group said that they are planning the opening of their first Hotel Indigo in Shanghai in order to attract the customers of one of the fastest-growing markets in the world in the middle of this global economic downturn. The new hotel is to stand on the bank of the Huangpu [...]

Scandic Hotels Expands to Poland

Posted on: November 21st, 2008 Posted by Helen Young

Scandic Hotels, the Scandinavian hotel chain, is taking over 2 hotels in Poland that are run by Holiday Inn, which is part of their expansion strategy for Eastern Europe. One of these hotels is located in Wroclaw, featuring 164 guest rooms, and the other one is situated in Gdansk, featuring 143 guest rooms. Both of [...]