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Singapore warehouse revamped into hotel

A new 37 room boutique hotel has taken up residence in a former warehouse which overlooks the Singapore River. This heritage site of three dockside warehouses has been beautifully restored and conserved to hark back to Singapore’s roots as a major trading port. The...

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Saudi Arabia cracks 20 million visitors mark by 2020

Arrivals to Saudi Arabia will reach the 20 million mark by 2020, as the religious tourism sector flourishes in line with increasing demand to join the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the most important religious event of the year in the Muslim world, according to consumer...

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Paris is ‘Hot Spot’ for Hotel Investment

Paris has reached the top of Colliers International’s inaugural Hotel Investment Attractiveness Index: An analysis of the investment climate of 20 European cities. Despite predictions that investors and tourists would lose faith in the city due to political...

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Country Special: China – the Asian Superpower

It’s a common thing to see: A new or established hotel chain or brand is expanding, and the bulk of its projects are located in the Asia Pacific region, specifically within the borders of China. In fact, by nearly any metric, China is among the fastest growing...

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Scandinavian hotel market develops steadily

The Scandinavian hospitality market is set to grow over the coming years, with a host of new properties in different building phases across the region. Scandinavia is always a popular choice with tourists, who come for the incredible scenery, friendly people and...

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Nine new Hilton Hotels in Mexico

Hilton recently announced the signing of nine properties in Mexico. The planned projects will represent a number of Hilton brands, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton as well as the company’s first dual-branded...

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Hyatt Plans First Centric Hotel in Australia

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts announced a management agreement with Elizabeth Tasmania Pty Ltd. for a Hyatt Centric hotel in Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania, Australia. The 221-guestroom hotel will be the first Hyatt Centric hotel in Australia, and will include one...

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Bright Future for hospitality in Vietnam

Vietnam is set to welcome a slew of new hotel openings in the coming years, according to a national report by TOPHOTELPROJECTS. The popularity of countries in South East Asia as a tourist destination has been growing steadily over the last few decades. They offer not...

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Secrets of hotel design to keep guests happy

You may not be surprised to hear that hotels have a few aces up their sleeves, too – created by interior designers and architects. Some interior designers have the tricky task of making smaller hotels feel big: How to physically divide one space with drapes and...

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Atlas Hotel channels the jungle in Vietnam

A veritable jungle spills from the balconies and openings of the new Atlas Hotel in Quảng Nam, Vietnam. A visual delight of lush greens juxtaposed against an earthy sandstone cladding gives the hotel the appearance of having an internal jungle, and is at once inviting...

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New Division of Marriott Brands Explained

Marriott recently began the gargantuan task of streamlining the categorization of its many branches. Amid customer confusion over the identity of their now 30 brands, Marriott has started dividing its hotels, residences and condominiums into different sections. The...

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