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InterContinental Hotels Group signs third Kiev hotel

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announces it has signed an agreement to develop its first Crowne Plaza hotel in the Ukraine capital.

The 225 Crowne Plaza Kiev, planned to open the year Ukraine jointly hosts Euro 2012, will be the third IHG hotel in Kiev. IHG has already signed [Read More]

(0) Comments • Posted on Jul 31, 2008 - 11:47 PM

Sheraton St. Paul Woodbury Hotel Opens Its Doors and Warmly Welcomes Travelers to the Twin Cities

WOODBURY, Minn.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), JLT, Inc. and Wischermann Partners, Inc. announce the opening of the Sheraton St. Paul Woodbury Hotel. The newly constructed 150-room hotel offers guests Sheraton’s signature amenities and ser [Read More]

(0) Comments • Posted on Jul 31, 2008 - 04:14 PM

Europeans to Americans: You’re Not as Ugly as You Think

NEW YORK - 30 July 2008 - Wanting a fresh European perspective on the “Ugly American” sentiment,, a leading travel and lifestyle site, went straight to the source, asking various nationalities in a recent poll what they thought about Americans and each other. From who takes mor [Read More]

(0) Comments • Posted on Jul 31, 2008 - 02:44 PM

Hilton Hotels Corporation Announces Opening of Newly Converted Houston North-Greenspoint Hotel

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. 31 July 2008 - Hilton Hotels today announced the opening of the newest place to recharge in the “Energy Capital of the World.” The Hilton Houston North, just minutes away from the attractions of downtown Houston, sits adjacent to the sprawling Greenspoint business and sh [Read More]

(0) Comments • Posted on Jul 31, 2008 - 07:42 AM

2008 a new record year in terms of contracting new hotel rooms

Following a positive half-year result 2008 with growth in revenue, EBITDA and EBITDA margin The Rezidor Hotel Group further follows an ambitious and strategic business development. 2008 will be another record year in terms of contracting new rooms: “In between January and end of July we have co [Read More]

(0) Comments • Posted on Jul 30, 2008 - 11:30 PM

A Third of Kids Don’t Know What Celery Looks Like

LONDON, July 30 /PRNewswire/—Many children are not able to recognise the simplest fresh fruit and
vegetables, according to new research.

Tootsies, one of the UK’s leading high street restaurants, asked 200 children between the ages of 11 and 13 if they were able to name 40 [Read More]

(0) Comments • Posted on Jul 30, 2008 - 11:27 PM

Global Hyatt Corporation Awards Noble Investment Group First-Ever Strategic Partner Award

CHICAGO, July 30 2008 - Global Hyatt Corporation today announced that Noble Investment Group has been awarded its first-ever Strategic Partnership Award.  This award was created to recognize companies whose culture, strong performance and operating philosophies have resulted in a long-term, [Read More]

(0) Comments • Posted on Jul 30, 2008 - 11:24 PM

Hodges Ward Elliott Announces Sales of Rockland Radisson and Milford Sheraton

ATLANTA, July 30 2008 - Hodges Ward Elliott (HWE), the nation’s premier hotel brokerage and investment banking firms, today announced the sales of the 127-room Rockland Radisson Hotel and the 173-room Milford Sheraton Hotel.  Both properties are located in Massachusetts and were sold t [Read More]

(0) Comments • Posted on Jul 30, 2008 - 11:23 PM

Brazil - a Hot Spot for Counter-cyclical Hotel Investment, Reports Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels

SAO PAULO, Brazil, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels published a report today that analyzes the largely underserved hotel market in Brazil. The country’s strong domestic demand is boosting hotel fundamentals, and creating an abundance of investment opportunities [Read More]

(0) Comments • Posted on Jul 30, 2008 - 11:21 PM

Marriott Expands Diverse Hotel Ownership Portfolio

BETHESDA, Md., July 30 2008 - Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) announced today the expansion of its diverse hotel ownership portfolio with the opening of the African-American-owned, 162-suite Residence Inn National Harbor Washington, D.C., on Aug. 18 in Maryland’s Prince George’ [Read More]

(0) Comments • Posted on Jul 30, 2008 - 11:20 PM

Starwood Hotels & Resorts and ADNEC to Introduce the First Element(SM) Hotel in the Middle East

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.- July 30, 2008 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) & Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), have jointly announced the launch of a new Element hotel in Abu Dhabi - the first to be introduced in the Europe, Africa and Middle East division.Read More]

(0) Comments • Posted on Jul 30, 2008 - 11:19 PM

Zimbabwe: Foreign Office amends travel advice

London, 30 July/GNN/—FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE News Release issued by The Government News Network on 30 July 2008 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office today changed its Travel Advice for Zimbabwe.  Due to a decrease in the intensity of violence we now advise against all but essen [Read More]

(0) Comments • Posted on Jul 30, 2008 - 11:18 PM

Leading Multi-Unit Operators Drive Attendance at the Upcoming Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

NORWALK, Conn., July 30 2008 - With one month to go before the opening of the 2008 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, more than 300 multi-unit operators have already registered to attend the Show.  Restaurant and foodservice establishments that will be seen walking the aisles includ [Read More]

(0) Comments • Posted on Jul 30, 2008 - 11:17 PM

New Study Details Hotel, Car Rental, and Meal Taxes in Top U.S. Markets

LOS ANGELES—(BUSINESS WIRE)—The National Business Travel Association (NBTA) today released the findings of a comprehensive study of car rental, hotel and meal taxes in the top 50 U.S. travel destination cities (by number of air travelers), funded in part by the association’s researc [Read More]

(0) Comments • Posted on Jul 30, 2008 - 08:44 AM

TripIt Reports Increased Use Among Corporate Travelers and New Partnership With Sabre VirtuallyThere

SAN FRANCISCO, July 29 2008 - At the National Business Travel Association International Convention and Exposition, TripIt ( announced the use of its travel itinerary and social networking service among corporate travelers at some of the [Read More]

(0) Comments • Posted on Jul 29, 2008 - 03:16 PM
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