CHINA > Hilton Huizhou Longmen Resort opens in Longmen County, China

Hilton logo Hilton hotel opens its Hilton Huizhou Longmen Resort, the first Hilton property in China to feature natural hot springs, in Longmen County, China. The resort offers ultimate relaxation and hospitality in the south of China’s most picturesque destination. According to Sean Wooden, vice president, brand management, Asia Pacific, Hilton: “Rich woodland scenery and unique geothermal resources make Huizhou one of More …

UAE > Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group opens two new hotels in Dubai, UAE namely Radisson Blu Hotel Apartments Dubai Silicon Oasis and Park Inn by Radisson Dubai Motor City

Carlson Rezidor logo new US Based Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group opens Radisson Blu Hotel Apartments Dubai Silicon Oasis and Park Inn by Radisson Dubai Motor City in Dubai. According to Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group said: “2017 has been a momentous year for the Group with 20 hotel openings across the Middle East, Turkey More …

SOUTH KOREA > UK based IHG has announced that it will open a new 300 room Holiday Inn Express hotel in Seoul, South Korea in 2018

Holiday inn logo One of the world’s leading hotel companies, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) recently announced that it will open a new 300 room Holiday Inn Express hotel in Seoul, South Korea in 2018. The new Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae will feature a retail mall, extensive dining options and an office tower. The new project is in partnership with the hotel’s major More …

INDIA > InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has partnered with SAMHI to rebrand 2000 rooms of SAMHI hotels to Holiday Inn Express Hotels

Holiday inn logo IHG and SAMHI have partnered to rebrand 2,000 of SAMHI rooms to Holiday Inn Express hotels. The newly signed portfolio comprises 14 hotels, including ten open hotels in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai. Additional four hotels are in construction and the signing will set IHG hotel to 41 hotels positioning IHG as the largest player in More …

CANADA > Japan based YO! Sushi announces its acquisition of Canada based Bento Sushi for CAN $ 100 million ($78.2 million)

Yo sushi logo Bento Sushi has been acquired by YO! Sushi, the iconic Japanese restaurant group, for CAN $100 ($78.2 million) which has been facilitated by Mayfair Equity Partners who partnered with the YO! Management team in 2015. Bento Sushi is the second largest sushi brand in North America was founded in Toronto, Canada in 1996 by Ken Valvur. Bento has over 600 More …

CHINA > Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group signs a management agreement for Radisson Zhengzhou with Henan Longzhu Hotel Management

Carlson Rezidor logo new The 210- key property that is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2022, Radisson Zhengzhou is located at Zhengdong New District, Zhengzhou city in China. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group signs a management agreement for this hotel with Henan Longzhu Hotel Management Co., Ltd. Zhengzhou is an emerging tier-one city with a hub for industries such as railroad, aviation, More …

INDIA > Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group enters Mumbai, India with upscale hotel brand Radisson

Carlson Rezidor logo One of the world’s largest hotel groups, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, is introducing Radisson hotel in Mumbai signing a 112-key hotel in Andheri suburb in partnership with GHV Hospitality India Private limited in which the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group will be responsible for the management and GHV Hospitality India Private Limited for its development. Located in one of the prominent More …

NETHERLANDS > Booking.com expands global access to booking assistant

booking com logo One of the world’s largest e-commerce companies and digital technology leader, Booking.com has announced the expansion of the pilot version of the Booking Assistant, support chatbot that infuses Artificial Intelligence with the company’s already robust customer service and support. The new service and support chatbot will only be available to English language bookings worldwide. Built entirely in house, Booking assistant More …