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Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing opens; overlooks Forbidden City

China | 02 Sep, 2014

The hotel’s distinctive two-sided building, with one side facing the Forbidden City and the other side facing Wangfujing Street, pays homage to the ancient and modern themes.

Accor and Action Hotels announce largest ibis development in Australasia

Australia | 02 Sep, 2014

Construction of the 368-room ibis Brisbane Elizabeth Street will commence in later this year with a scheduled opening in early 2016.

Quest opens doors in Woolloongabba, Queensland

Australia | 02 Sep, 2014

The brand new Quest property features 132 studio, one, two and three bedroom serviced apartments with kitchen and laundry facilities and a separate living/dining area.

Homewood Suites by Hilton opens first hotel in Billings, Montana

United States | 02 Sep, 2014

The four-story hotel, owned by Ember Lane Lodging Investors, is the third Homewood Suites property in Montana and features 110 suites.

Hotel prices worldwide rise 4% in the first six months of 2014

Global | 02 Sep, 2014

According to the latest Hotels.com Hotel Price Index, two regions have indices that have now overtaken their pre-economic crisis levels.

WiFi speed displayed directly onto booking and travel websites

Global | 02 Sep, 2014

Now users can see WiFi speed information on hotel booking sites alongside standard hotel attributes, such as customer reviews, price, and location.

Southern Sun Abu Dhabi targets ‘bleisure’ travellers

United Arab Emirates | 02 Sep, 2014

Capitalising on the trend ‘bleisure’ trend – a combination of business and leisure travel within one stay – Southern Sun Abu Dhabi has put together a “More Value” promo package.

Andrew Coney appointed new GM of Belgraves in London

United Kingdom | 02 Sep, 2014

With 25 years of experience in the UK hospitality industry, Coney has worked for prestigious brands such as InterContinental, Le Meridien, and De Vere Hotels.

Adam Beadon new Director of Sales and Marketing at The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

South Africa | 02 Sep, 2014

Beadon joins the Saxon after eight years of working with InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) within their InterContinental and Crowne Plaza brands in the Middle East.

On the Move: August 2014

Global | 02 Sep, 2014

Hospitality people move around! Keep track of your colleagues and friends through our listing of appointments and promotions, sorted by region.