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LUX Tea Horse Road cornerstone for brand expansion in China

China | 23 Jul, 2014

A 30-room luxury boutique hotel situated in the heart of Li-jiang Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Phase One of LUX* Lijiang opens on September 09, 2014.

Edge students work and learn at the Serviced Apartment Summit

United Kingdom | 23 Jul, 2014

By Sunny Basra: Students from the EDGE Hotel School helped out at the Serviced Apartments Summit to both learn and build networks in the industry.

Ronen Nissenbaum new MD of Waldorf Astoria New York and Towers of the Waldorf Astoria

United States | 23 Jul, 2014

Most recently, Nissenbaum served as the president and CEO of The Plaza Group including overseeing the Plaza Hotel in New York as well as development of the Plaza hotel brand.

Machine learning helps to predict Wifi speed in more than 100,000 hotels

Global | 23 Jul, 2014

New development means travelers can have a better idea of the WiFi performance for the hotels that they choose, even if full WiFi speed testing hasn't taken place.

Government advocacy pays off for hotel industry: TAA report

Australia | 23 Jul, 2014

Research estimates that for every incremental $1m spent on international tourism marketing, up to $16m in spend is generated by foreign tourists and 89 additional jobs are created.

Westin focuses on helping travelers eat well on the road

Global | 23 Jul, 2014

Travelers crave healthy food options while traveling, inspiring Starwood’s wellness brand to partner with SuperChefs and The Juicery and name dietician to its Well-Being Council.

New Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach preview

United Arab Emirates | 23 Jul, 2014

For those already familiar with Dubai's over-the-top, often ornate formality, prepare to be surprised with this more intimately scaled luxury enclave.

World's first crowdfunded hotel: Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs raises $1.5M

United States | 23 Jul, 2014

Realty Mogul raised over $1.5 million for the project, spread across 85 investors around the U.S.

Larger Leisure Show set for Hotel Show Dubai 2014

Middle East | 23 Jul, 2014

The Leisure Show is the ‘show within the show’ that attracted an audience of more than 1500 professionals looking for outdoor and leisure products, furnishings, equipment and services.

Hyatt announces organizational changes: new COO, Group President-Americas, head of Franchising

Global | 23 Jul, 2014

The changes include the integration of the global operations structure, the formation of an integrated team to lead the Company’s select service business and the creation of a new global franchising strategy function.