So many news…

March 16, 2007 at 10:44 am | Posted in Europe, hotels, news | Leave a comment

….that I`ll only provide shortcuts.

Great Hotels of the World (GHOTW), representing some of the world’s finest independent hotels, is delighted to announce that Hotel Quinta da Marinha Resort, in Cascais, Portugal, officially re-opened on 1st February 2007 with a new modern, sophisticated design. [more here]

Park Plaza Hotels Europe has announced plans for their seventh art’otel, due to open in Cologne 2008. [more here]

Bordeaux celebrates a new jewel of first-class hospitality: In early summer 2007, the city will see the re-opening of its legendary Grand Hotel  located in the “Golden Triangle” of the historic centre and facing the Opera. [more here]

Utell Hotels & Resorts, a service of Pegasus Solutions, has launched a new segmentation strategy to its diverse portfolio of 3,600 hotels in more than 130 countries worldwide. The official launch, at ITB Berlin, comes with a number of high profile hotels already signed up to take part in the “Collections” and “Niche Brands” segmentation that Utell is now offering to its customers. [more here]

[…] a shortage of luxury establishments exists. Prague alone has almost 500 hotels, but real estate agencies and market analysts indicate there are still marked opportunities for investors to open four- and five-star establishments. Some are expected to pour millions into new hotels on the Czech market over the next three years. [more here]

Bulgaria’s hotels may be renovated and nice but they have a serious problem with the service and personnel, experts from the industry announced on Sunday. [more here]

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.®  and W® Hotels brand have done it again. Carrying the DNA of W Hotels, aloftSM hotels formally launched in Europe, the Middle East & Africa today at the 10th International Hotel Investment Forum in Berlin.  [more here]

A hotel in Sweden has brought attention to itself by offering its guests the use of five simple wooden shacks to sleep in, in lieu of the rooms they actually booked. The sheds were located in the hotel’s restaurant. [more here]

[via eHotelier.com and Shortnews.com]

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