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Matteo Thun dismisses luxury bathroom “fallacy


Oct 23, 2011 by Louise Oakley   Matteo Thun  The idea of hotels offering large, luxury bathrooms that offer more than just bathing is a fallacy, according to designer and architect Matteo Thun. “In hotels, the talk is always of living … Continue reading

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Hotel Icon, a new hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui East in Hong Kong, celebrated its officially opening


Hotel Icon, a new hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui East in Hong Kong, celebrated its officially opening by hosting a Hospitality Design Conference. Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management … Continue reading

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Global Real Estate Markets on Recovery Path During the Second Quarter


Jones Lang LaSalle’s new Global Market Perspective, which assesses the impact of economic forces on the world’s major real estate markets quarterly, reveals that despite some economic uncertainties global real estate markets have continued on a resilient recovery path during … Continue reading

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Bizarre boat hotel to float over London


Article by: By Hotelier Middle East Staff A bizarre new hotel in the shape of a boat will be launched in London during the 2012 Olympic Games. The unusual hotel will be perched on top of the Queen Elizabeth Concert … Continue reading

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Kerzner in talks over $2.78bn of mortgages


Bloomberg Reports:  Kerzner International Holdings Ltd., the company that built the Atlantis resorts in the Bahamas and Dubai, is in talks with creditors to extend maturities on US $2.78 billion of mortgages due next month, according to three people familiar with … Continue reading

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EMEA zone sees increasing assets in administration


Article by By Hotelier Middle East Staff Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels released its second quarter statistical analysis of the global hotel investment market, which revealed that US $14.8 billion in hotel assets changed hands in the first six months of … Continue reading

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Owners reflag hotels following the downturn, a new trend?


Article by Louise Oakley A spate of hotel reflaggings has occurred in the Middle East over the past few months, most recently the take over of the management of Al Bustan Palace in Muscat by Ritz-Carlton from InterContinental and the … Continue reading

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Four Seasons could be world’s highest hotel


Article By Monika Grzesik A Four Seasons Hotel will form part of the world’s tallest tower — with a height of over 1 kilometre — currently under construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The $1.2billion Kingdom Tower, with a total construction … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi to open October 15


Article by By Louise Oakley Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi will open on October 15, making it the first hotel to launch on TDIC’s Saadiyat Island development. Richard Riley, CEO of hotel owner Abu Dhabi National Hotels, told HotelierMiddleEast.com that the luxury … Continue reading

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Upcoming Properties


Article by: Louise Oakley, Hotelier Middle East Visit: http://www.hoteliermiddleeast.com/hotelierprojects/index/ With more than 300 projects announced by the major operators in the next three years, it can be difficult keeping track of what properties are expected to come online.   HotelierMiddleEast.com … Continue reading

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