Archive: December, 2012

IN-DEPTH: Unique hotels check in to city

IN-DEPTH: Unique hotels check in to cityNews from Reset your password Enter your email and we will send you a link to reset your password. Email Reset my password Cancel OK Resend Email You must have browser cookies enabled to view our site. It’s possible that your browser cookies are turned off. Read our [...]

New hotels for 2013

New hotels for 2013News from The Independent: As yet, western Europe’s tallest building (at 1,016ft) is still a shell, but its 72nd-floor observation deck will open to the public on 1 February, and a hotel will follow in early summer. The Shangri-La group’s first UK property will also be the first new-build five-star in London [...]

Aqua taking over Waikiki Joy Hotel

Aqua taking over Waikiki Joy HotelNews from Travel Weekly: Aqua Hotels & Resorts will assume management of the 91-room Waikiki Joy Hotel on Jan. 1, replacing Aston Hotels & Resorts. Aqua officials said that a renovation in 2013 will transform the Waikiki Joy into an “urban-centered, stylish, boutique hotel.” The hotel has an open-air lobby, [...]

New fees undermine consumers’ ability to compare air fares; government weighs …

New fees undermine consumers’ ability to compare air fares; government weighs …News from Chicago Tribune: WASHINGTON (AP) — For many passengers, air travel is only about finding the cheapest fare. But as airlines offer a proliferating list of add-on services, from early boarding to premium seating and baggage fees, the ability to comparison-shop for the [...]

Court rejects Hyatts bid to regain control of Curacao hotel

Court rejects Hyatts bid to regain control of Curacao hotelNews from Travel Weekly: Hyatt Hotels and Resorts’ attempt to regain management control of the former Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort was denied by a Curacao court. The Trial Court of Curacao last week said Hyatt would not be allowed to resume management of the 350-room [...]

Shoreham Hotel to switch to Affinia brand

Shoreham Hotel to switch to Affinia brandNews from Travel Weekly: Click here to sign up for FREE subscription to Travel Weekly. You’ll be kept up to date each week with timely industry news, stories on hotels, resorts, airlines, cruise lines, crar rentals, destination and tour packages. Travel Weekly is available in print or delivered to [...]

Mövenpick opens first Paris hotel

Mövenpick opens first Paris hotelNews from Travel Daily Media: By Amanda Greenwood, 19 December 2012, Wednesday 11:27 AM Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has opened its first hotel in Paris. The property was taken over and officially renamed to the Mövenpick Hotel Paris Neuilly today (19 December). Its 281 rooms and 19 suites will now be [...]

Hotels that charge your batteries

Hotels that charge your batteriesNews from Reuters: The plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt is shown being charged at the Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, California in this undated handout photograph. Credit: Reuters/Handout By Peter Myers Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:55am EST ( – What do the InterContinental in Chicago, the Loews Vanderbilt in Tennessee, the Hollywood [...]

Aqua Dome improves its hotel

Aqua Dome improves its hotelNews from Austrian Times: 21. 12. 12. – 12:00 Part of the spa complex in Längenfeld has been treated to a revamp. Aqua Dome has invested 20 million Euros in 60 additional hotel rooms, the extension of the meeting rooms as well as a dedicated spa-area for the exclusive use of [...]

Tribe to spend millions on hotel, travel plaza

Tribe to spend millions on hotel, travel plazaNews from The Lawton Constitution: Comanche voters have approved development of a new $ 12 million hotel near the tribe’s Red River casino. By a vote of 1,043 for to 432 against, Comanches approved the motion, according to Jolene Schonchin, information officer. Chairman Wallace Coffey is expected to [...]

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