Ovolo Hotels opens first overseas headquarters in Melbourne, Australia

Australia | 26 Nov, 2014

The move marks a new era for the independent hotelier as it grows outside its Hong Kong home market and takes on Australia and the world’s burgeoning hotel scene.

Raffles will open in Jakarta in late February 2015

Indonesia | 26 Nov, 2014

The hotel’s 173 luxurious rooms and suites are set to be some of the largest in Jakarta, with floor to ceiling windows that frame views of the bustling capital city.

Orlando Ashford new President of Holland America Line

Global | 26 Nov, 2014

Ashford will oversee Holland America Line's sales and marketing, revenue management, deployment and itinerary planning, public relations, hotel operations and strategy.

Silver Pearl Hotel proposed for 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Qatar | 26 Nov, 2014

The Silver Pearl Hotel calls for a 1000 plus room luxury property to be located 1 1/2 kilometer off shore. The name refers to a structure that will literally rise out of the sea to recall the country's seafaring and pearl diving history.

Mike Giamundo new GM at Denver Marriott Tech Center

United States | 26 Nov, 2014

Returning to the state where his hospitality career began, Giamundo first served as director of services for The Lodge at Vail in Colorado.

OpenKey launches app that opens hotel tooms with a guest’s smartphone

Global | 26 Nov, 2014

OpenKey’s open platform brings global industry standards to its mobile technology, allowing hotel owners to launch their own keyless room entry system without changing their current infrastructure.

New Castle names Matthew Mackenzie to lead historic Algonquin Resort

Canada | 26 Nov, 2014

Mackenzie previously was the general manager of the New Castle-operated Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa in Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia, during the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

Meritus Bali Seminyak Resort & Spa to open in 2016

Indonesia | 25 Nov, 2014

The resort will offer 181 guestrooms that reflect a blend of classic Balinese architecture and modern oriental interiors, with Chinois-inspired motifs.

G20 is good for the hotel business

Australia | 25 Nov, 2014

Hotels in Brisbane, Australia, achieved occupancy levels of 93.5 percent, an increase of 10.6 percent, during the week of the G20 Summit.

Accor continues expansion in Scotland with two new hotels

United Kingdom | 25 Nov, 2014

In Glasgow Accor has signed a franchise agreement with MCTH Trading Limited to open an ibis Styles and in Edinburgh, it will open a brand new 110-room Mercure hotel.