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Hengqin turns empty buildings into hotels

Hengqin, the mainland Chinese island located next to Macao, has introduced a new series of policies aimed at boosting development in its hotel industry.

Corinthia set to open first US property in New York

Corinthia Hotels will open its first US property later this year, with the unveiling of New York’s renovated The Surrey. The hotel dates back to 1926, and is located on the corner of East 76th Street and Madison Avenue in the city’s Upper East Side.

Annoyed by negative review on Google, PG owner advertises woman as ‘call girl’ online, posts her photos

The East Division CEN police in Bengaluru on Sunday arrested a paying guest facility owner for allegedly harassing a 24-year-old woman online she left a negative review about his establishment on Google. The accused, Anand Sharma, 32, a resident of Sheshadripura and a native of Rajasthan, posted the woman’s photos advertising her as a ‘call girl’, said the police.

IHG Hotels & Resorts Adds 500 Rooms in Spain with Four New Signings Boosting Hospitality Industry

IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) is set to expand its presence in Spain significantly. With the recent signing of four new properties, adding over 500 rooms across key markets, IHG continues to demonstrate its commitment to growth in one of Europe’s priority markets. The latest agreements reflect the strong owner and guest demand for IHG’s diverse brand portfolio, including Luxury and Lifestyle (Hotel Indigo), Premium (voco hotels), and Essentials (Holiday Inn Express) collections.

Christian Louboutin becomes shareholder of Experimental Group

Experimental Group has announced the arrival of designer Christian Louboutin as its latest shareholder, joining Jean Moueix and Brookfield Asset Management that already support the continued development of the group’s hotel, restaurant and bar portfolio across Europe, United States and Asia.

Hilton Expands Global Luxury Portfolio with Nearly 400 Extraordinary Boutique Hotels through its Exclusive Partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Hilton is dramatically expanding its portfolio of luxury hotel experiences with the addition of nearly 400 boutique properties from the exquisite Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) collection. Starting today, hundreds of these properties will be available on all Hilton direct booking channels, including Hilton.com and the Hilton Honors app.

Hotels in South Korea are banning kids

As South Korea grapples with low birth rates, a growing number of hotels are introducing adults-only policies to cater to childless couples and solo travelers. This trend aims to create a tranquil atmosphere for adult guests but raises questions about inclusivity.

Hard Rock International Brings Its New Hotel Brand to Europe with Opening of REVERB by Hard Rock Hamburg

Hard Rock International's highly anticipated hotel, REVERB by Hard Rock Hamburg, is now open. REVERB by Hard Rock is a unique hotel brand designed to be an energetic cultural hub for connection, creation and inspiration among music fans, locals and travellers alike. The hotel is located within the historic St. Pauli Bunker and vibrant neighborhood known for its bustling port, remarkable architecture and cultural scene. 

A Trump resort is coming to Oman

The Trump Organization and luxury real estate developer Dar Global have partnered with Omran Group (Oman's state-run tourism-development arm) on the $500 million hospitality project, which will be part of the AIDA mixed-use complex that's currently under construction.

Exclusive hotel at Iguazú Falls selected as the best hotel in Argentina

An exclusive five-star resort with a view to the Iguazú Falls has been chosen as the best hotel in Argentina in 2024. The Gran Meliá Iguazú, located within the Iguazú National Park and surrounded by the picturesque colours of the Misiones jungle, was honoured in the annual World Travel Awards, which highlights outstanding tourism, airline, hotel and hospitality offerings worldwide.