Tophotel News

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts to Raise Flag in Barcelona


Luxury hotel joins a growing portfolio of Fairmont hotels in Europe

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury brand in the FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) portfolio, today announced it will manage the 432-room Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I in Barcelona, Spain. Fairmont will assume management of the property and will officially rebrand the hotel Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I, Barcelona this autumn. The partner for this agreement is Barcelona Projects and JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group was retained to run the operator selection process.

As part of the agreement, the property will undergo an extensive renovation starting in 2015. The hotel will remain open...

AM:PM launches new online database of hotel closures


AM:PM Hotel Database now covers past, present and future of hotel supply

Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland (6 October 2014) – AM:PM Hotels, a leading provider of market intelligence on the hotel sector in the UK & Ireland, has launched a new online database of hotel closures. The AM:PM Hotel Database now incorporates details of more than 22,500 hotels with over 1 million rooms covering the past, present and future of hotel supply in the UK & Ireland. This includes over 6,000 hotel closures, the majority of which were independent and 2/3-star on closing.
Alan Gordon, Director of AM:PM, said "This latest enhancement to the AM:PM Hotel Database adds...

'Shilla Stay Yeoksam' opens in Seoul


The upscale business hotel embodies the core values of Hotel Shilla

  • Created for discerning business travellers, "Shilla Stay Yeoksam" opens in Seoul
  • Designed by renowned interior designer Piero Lissoni, the hotel conveys a modern minimalist style

Shilla Stay, the business-focused brand of the Hotel Shilla group, made its official debut in Seoul on October 1st. Located near bustling Teheranno Boulevard, The Shilla Stay Yeoksam is ideally positioned in the heart of the business center in Gangnam, Seoul. Shilla Stay Yeoksam, the first Shilla Stay hotel in Seoul, has 306 stylish guestrooms, including three grand rooms. Boasting all the...

Mangalis Unveils New Hospitality Solutions for the Fast Growing African Market and Beyond


  • Mangalis Hotel Group unveils Yaas Hotels, a revolutionary African brand in the economy segment.
  • New Technology enables a Yaas Hotel to be Designed, Built and Operating in Less Than a year
  • Hotel owners and investors can have a fully operational hotel stress-free with the Mangalis Plug & Play Solution.
  • Greener, Faster and Smarter modular construction in a record time awaits Africa hospitality
  • Ahead of the opening of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum today in Addis Ababa, attended by a dozen tourism ministers and scores of business leaders, Olivier...

Marriott International's Commitment to Expansion Across Africa Gathers Momentum


  • 9 hotels, 1300 rooms scheduled to open by 2015; 30 hotels, 5500 rooms expected to open by 2020
  • USD capital investment by Marriott's real estate partners

Bethesda, Md. -- Dubai, UAE - Marriott International, Africa's largest hotel company following its strategic acquisition of Protea Hotel Group, continues to gather momentum with a packed schedule of 30 property openings across the continent by 2020, 9 of which are slated to open by end of 2015.
"The potential of the African market is awe inspiring and only really matched by the extraordinary people and places we encounter every day as our brands puts down roots across the...