Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa now open

Thailand | 21 Oct, 2014

The 224 guest rooms includes 16 Plunge Pool Suites, 20 Suites, 56 Deluxe rooms, 30 Family Deluxe rooms, 9 Superior Plunge Pool rooms, 45 Superior rooms and 48 Standard rooms.

Babylon Warwick Hotel, Baghdad has opened its doors

Iraq | 21 Oct, 2014

Its extensive facilities include indoor and outdoor Olympic swimming pools, a spa with a Turkish bath, a fitness center, tennis courts, 3 conference rooms with a meeting capacity up to 750 guests, 6 restaurants and a cigar bar.

Gansevoort Playa Imbert to open on Dominican Republic's north coast

Dominican Republic | 21 Oct, 2014

Gansevoort Playa Imbert will feature 48 suites comprised of one and two-bedroom lofts; three-bedroom apartments with private plunge pools and a collection of four-bedroom penthouses.

Steigenberger Mannheimer Hof rebranded to Leonardo Royal Hotel Mannheim

Germany | 21 Oct, 2014

Leonardo Hotels thereby increases the number of hotels of their upscale »Royal« brand in Germany to seven.

What a mature tablet world means for hotels

Global | 21 Oct, 2014

By Larry Mogelonsky: As the middle child between desktops/laptops and smartphones, what are the best uses for tablets have in the hotel space?

Marriott's next-gen meeting spaces

Global,Europe | 21 Oct, 2014

Features include wireless-enabled LED screens and projectors and a system that allows multiple laptops and tablets to connect to screens wirelessly.

Carlson Rezidor and Al Hokair sign development agreement for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia | 21 Oct, 2014

Currently, the group operates 7 hotels in the Kingdom with additional 15 properties expected to open within the next 30 months.

St. Regis Hotel in Rome sold, Starwood will continue management

Italy | 21 Oct, 2014

Now owned by Constellation Hotels, the iconic St. Regis Hotel in Rome will continue to be operated by Starwood Hotels under a long-term management contract.

Carolyn Turnbull joins the Board of Directors at Peak Hotels and Resorts

Global | 21 Oct, 2014

Turnbull has over 18 years of leadership experience in the hospitality industry and has been instrumental in the strategic positioning of Aman Resorts over the past 10 years.

Wyndham’s Rui Barros to oversee North America franchise operations

North America | 21 Oct, 2014

Most recently he served as president and managing director, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean, responsible for Wyndham Hotel Group’s development, operations and cross-functional brand initiatives throughout the region.