Archive: January, 2014

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (HST) news: Sleep Well At Night Owning This Hotel …

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (HST) news: Sleep Well At Night Owning This Hotel …News from Seeking Alpha: As the old saying goes, when it comes to real estate, the three most important factors are location, location, location. In other words, a property’s location is so important to the value of the property that everything [...]

Sochi’s Hotel Scarcity Deters Late Travel Bookings From US

Sochi’s Hotel Scarcity Deters Late Travel Bookings From USNews from Bloomberg: Sochi may attract the fewest American visitors to a Winter Olympics in 20 years amid terrorism concerns, a lack of luxury hotel rooms and difficulties procuring visas, according to U.S. tour operators. Russia’s plan to spend $ 50 billion on hotels and other infrastructure [...]

Qatar hospitality group buys luxury Miami hotel

Qatar hospitality group buys luxury Miami hotelNews from ArabianBusiness.com: A Qatar hospitality group has bought the luxurious St Regis hotel in Miami for $ 213m, the company announced on Wednesday. Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company (ARTIC), the international hospitality subsidiary of Al Faisal Holding Company, one of Qatar’s largest private diversified industry groups, bought the [...]

Forbes Travel Guide names Five-Star properties

Forbes Travel Guide names Five-Star propertiesNews from USA TODAY: The Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford, Calif., is one of 15 new Five-Star hotels in the Forbes Travel Guide 2014.(Photo: Auberge du Soleil) Tags San Francisco Los Angeles Miami Miami … Read the full article . Related News: The Milestone: Is this Britain’s best hotel?News from [...]

Boutique hotel and trip trends for 2014

Boutique hotel and trip trends for 2014News from Stuff.co.nz: Boutique hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their predictions for 10 of the top accommodation and travel trends to watch for this year. 1. Local Life Hotels are helping guests get to know the locals or at least get to grips with the local [...]

LA Times Travel Show: Arthur Frommer recommends hotel alternatives

LA Times Travel Show: Arthur Frommer recommends hotel alternativesNews from Los Angeles Times: To combat rising airfares, travelers should plan to steer clear of expensive hotels in favor of apartment rentals, longtime travel guide author Arthur Frommer said during a Saturday keynote speech at the L.A. Times Travel Show. “I would suggest if you can’t [...]

Travel Picks: Boutique hotel and trip trends for 2014

Travel Picks: Boutique hotel and trip trends for 2014News from Reuters: Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:00pm EST Jan 17 (Reuters) – Boutique hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith (www.mrandmrssmith.com) have announced their predictions for 10 of the top accommodation and travel trends to watch for this year. Reuters has not endorsed this list. 1. Local [...]

Boutique hotel and trip trends for 2014

Boutique hotel and trip trends for 2014News from The Malay Mail Online: Travelling with children in tow doesn’t have to mean compromising on style and service. — AFP picMELBOURNE, Jan 17 — Boutique hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith (www.mrandmrssmith.com) have announced their predictions for 10 of the top accommodation and travel trends to watch [...]

GBTA: Airlines, Hotels to Benefit in 2014 as Business Travel Rallies

GBTA: Airlines, Hotels to Benefit in 2014 as Business Travel RalliesNews from Fox Business: Demand for airline tickets and hotel rooms is expected to increase in 2014 as more corporations send employees on the road. Ending a stronger-than-expected year for business travel in 2013 where spending rose 3.8% to $ 272 billion, the industry is [...]

Apple will refund consumers $32.5 million

Apple will refund consumers $ 32.5 millionNews from azcentral: Apple Inc., agreed to pay at least $ 32.5 million in refunds Wednesday for selling apps to children without their parent’s consent. The refunds are part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, which filed a complaint over purchases made through Apple’s popular App Store [...]

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