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Hawaii bounces back, breaks streak of occupancy declines   25 Jul, 2014

Hawaii's hotel industry has been dealing with declining occupancy for 12 straight months - but no longer. Pacific Business News reported that occupancy rose 0.6 percent state-wide to 72.7 percent for the month of May, a gain inline with the 1.4 percent increase in visitors to the country. The...More>>

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Starwood to open five new hotels in Nigeria by 2017   25 Jul, 2014

The new hotels include the 146-room Four Points by Sheraton Ikot Ekpene, Four Points by Sheraton Benin City, Four Points by Sheraton Ibadan, Four Points by Sheraton Ikeja and Le Meridien Ikoyi Towers, which is expected to have 340 rooms and 125 apartments. When the five new hotels come onboard by...More>>

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Cobblestone Hotels signs three new hotels   25 Jul, 2014

The properties include the Cobblestone Inn and Suites in Cambridge, Neb.; the Cobblestone Inn and Suites in Linton, N.D.; and the Cobblestone Inn and Suites in Ambridge, Penn. Cobblestone Hotels also plans on constructing at least 20 new build hotels to open in 2014.More>>

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Dual-branded Aloft and Element property coming to Columbus, Ohio   24 Jul, 2014

Owned by Indus Hotels, the 136-room Aloft Columbus and 123-room Element Columbus will be located adjacent to The Ohio State University, minutes from downtown Columbus. Each hotel will each have its own entrance, lobby and reception area, but will share a porte-cochere and drive, large fitness...More>>

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Steigenberger Hotel Group to open Taizhou property   23 Jul, 2014

More than 200 rooms and suites will be available to guests, whilst an events center extending over an area of 2,460 square feet will offer several conference, seminar and meeting rooms. The hotel is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2017. More>>

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Carlson Rezidor signs the Radisson Blu Resort Chongqing BeiBei   23 Jul, 2014

The hotel will be part of a 728,000-square-foot mixed development called Yishang Mountain Hot Spring Town, which includes, a hot spring and spa, residences, commercial space and leisure facilities. Radisson Blu Resort Chongqing BeiBei will have three restaurants, a lobby lounge and bar, a fitness...More>>

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Asia Pacific Investment House raises $25M for HMB Avication resort development in China   23 Jul, 2014

With a total project projection of $50 million, the second round is now open to investors. A 263-acre resort, HMB Avication is to be located in Fogang. The resort includes luxury villas, community properties, natural lakes, hot springs and a mountain peak water park.More>>

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Asia Pacific hotels post mixed performance in first half of 2014   23 Jul, 2014

Occupancy in the region increased by just 0.9 percent to 66.9 percent, which is a small gain but positive compared to the region's average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR). ADR fell 3.1 percent to US $118, while RevPAR dropped 2.3 percent to $78.90.More>>

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Occupancy up in Middle East/Africa markets; more developments incoming   23 Jul, 2014

The Middle East/Africa region is showing positive performance year-to-date June 2014 as reported by STR Global. The region's occupancy is up 1.0 percent to 64.6 percent, rising 3.5 percent in average daily rate (ADR) to US $169.22, and a 4.5-percent increase in revenue per available room (RevPAR)...More>>

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The Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista Resort begins $13M update   23 Jul, 2014

All 334 two-room guest suites in the hotel will be renovated. Each suite has a private bedroom and separate living room with a sleeper-sofa. Upon completion the property will have 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space and a new Starbucks coffee bar. The hotel was acquired in December 2013...More>>




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