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Roeland Vos has been named President and Chief Executive Officer at Belmond Ltd. in London, United Kingdom


Belmond Ltd. (NYSE:BEL) (the “Company” or “Belmond”) today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has named Board member Roeland Vos as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Vos succeeds John Scott, who has resigned by mutual agreement with the Board and has also stepped down from the Board. Mr. Vos will remain on the Board of Directors.
Mr. Vos served as President of the Europe, Africa and Middle East division of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. from 2001 to 2013. In addition to serving on the Board of Belmond, he is on the boards of the Joa Group, a private company that operates 21 casinos in...

Tourism in Croatia is booming: billion investments in new hotels


21 new top hotels and luxury hotels in the pipeline

Tourism is a growth industry worldwide – especially in Croatia. The very scenic European country on the Adriatic Sea records up to 3.5 percent more overnight stays every year. The necessary investments in new hotels and resorts are enormous: After 5.5 billion US dollars in the past 15 years another 2.2 billion US dollars will flow into new hotel buildings alone in the next five years, this is what the renowned real estate consultancy Horwath HTL predicts. According to TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the worldwide leading provider for global b2b hotel data, currently 21 new top hotels and luxury resorts are in the pipeline in Croatia.
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Ruwan Peiris has been promoted Director of Operations - Australia at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) in Sydney, Australia


InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG ) has further strengthened its Australian operations leadership team with the promotion of Ruwan Peiris, who has taken on an expanded role as Director of Operations, Australia to drive the company’s continued expansion in Australia.
His promotion comes at a strategic time of growth for IHG with the opening of Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside on 1st September and recent signings including InterContinental Perth, Crowne Plaza Hobart and Holiday Inn Express Adelaide Hindley Street.
Since joining IHG earlier this year as Regional General Manager for New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and Victoria, Ruwan has...

Top hotels need top design – fashion designers set new accents


Karl Lagerfeld wants to found its own hotel chain – lifestyle hotels by brands such as Armani, Bulgari and Versace will be expanded

He is a fashion icon with a worldwide reputation: Karl Lagerfeld plans to create an entire hotel – his own name as a brand. In 2017 the first “Karl-Lagerfeld-Hotel” will open in the Chinese gambling metropolis Macau – with 220 rooms, spa and fine-dining restaurants. Thereby the top fashion designer sets new accents in the global hotel trend. Other fashion and lifestyle designers such as Armani, Cerrutti and Bulgari have created “their” hotels by now. TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the worldwide leading provider of global b2b hotel data, has listed the current market development.

Stephen Harron has been appointed Divisional Director at Redefine|BDL Hotels in London, United Kingdom


Redefine|BDL Hotels has announced three significant new appointments across its UK-wide operations.
UK’s largest independent hotel management company has appointed Stephen Harron as Divisional Director.
Stephen, who has held general manager and cluster GM posts with InterContinental Hotels Group and QMH in Gloucester, Maidenhead, Reading and Watford, will be responsible for 11 hotels of mixed brands including Starwood, Marriott, Best Western, Ramada Encore and ibis Styles, in various locations around the UK.

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