Category | Hotels

World’s Best Hotels 2013…

Posted on 20 July 2013

Prev 1 of 52 Next Courtesy of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Which hotels deliver the most extraordinary experiences? Check the results of Travel + Leisure’s annual survey to find out Picture a cypress-lined road in Tuscany. Now picture yourself arriving at a 10th-century former castle on more than 4,000 acres of rolling hills. Welcome to […]

Radisson Blu Plans Slow But Steady Americas Expansion…

Posted on 09 August 2012

The upper upscale Radisson Blu brand is about eight months into its North America debut, and while brand leaders are pleased with its performance, they said it would still be a while before Blu has a solid presence in the region.   The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago opened this past November and since has […]

Survey: U.S. hotel owners are optimistic…

Posted on 30 July 2012

  Nearly half of U.S. hotels expect to be able to charge higher rates this fall compared with last year, a new survey released today has found.   TripAdvisor’s twice- a-year survey found that only 16% of hoteliers believe that they will have to charge lower rates in the fall.   The U.S. ranks as […]

Guests’ satisfaction with hotels drops, annual survey finds…

Posted on 25 July 2012

Guests’ satisfaction with hotels is deteriorating, a new survey released today finds.   Overall satisfaction with check-in and check-out, food and other hotel services and facilities, such as pools and business centers, has dropped to its lowest level in seven years of surveys, J.D. Power and Associates’ annual survey of North American hotel guests says. […]

Orient-Express Preps to Open the Palacio Nazarenas in Peru..

Posted on 04 May 2012

Get ready, hotel fans. Orient-Express is heating things up this summer in South America with the June 15 opening of the Palacio Nazarenas— the brand’s most ambitious project to date. As we reported last year, “The inauguration of Orient-Express’ sixth property in Peru will be the culmination of a three-year restoration project carried out under […]

Food & Wine Magazine and The St. Regis Aspen Resort Present Culinary Excellence…

Posted on 26 April 2012

FOOD & WINE Magazine and the St. Regis Aspen Resort are teaming up to create Chefs Club, a new restaurant concept debuting alongside the 30th annual FOOD & WINE Classic in June. Some of FOOD & WINE’s signature “Best New Chefs,” including George Mendes (2011), James Lewis (2011), Alex Seidel (2010), and Sue Zemanick (2008) […]

Maui’s Grand Wailea to Begin Renovation…

Posted on 19 April 2012

Big news from Maui, where we hear the Grand Wailea, part of Hilton‘s Waldorf-Astoria brand, is undergoing a $250 million project to renovate and expand the resort.   According to the Maui News, the hotel’s existing Molokini Wing will get a two- and four-story extension (with the four-story expansion from the 150-foot to the 300-foot […]

Viceroy Maldives on the Private Island of Vagaru Opens…

Posted on 19 April 2012

The Viceroy Hotel Group is on a roll—with new hotel openings in the works including a property in Istanbul and Bodrum, Turkey. The latest addition to the portfolio is the “uber-luxe” Viceroy Maldives, which opened on April 2 on the private island of Vagaru in Shaviyani Atoll, less than an hour’s flight from the capital […]

Hotel chains gear up for major international expansion…

Posted on 02 April 2012

The lobby of the new Hilton Bogota. Some popular hotel chains are gearing up for a major international expansion this year.   Renaissance, a Marriott brand, will open nine new properties this year in key international destinations. They will include: Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Shanghai, Rome, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Huizhou, Shenzhen and Istanbul.   A couple of […]

Ritz-Carlton to Open Aruba Resort…

Posted on 29 March 2012

Ritz-Carlton is on track to opening an exclusive oceanfront resort in Aruba by October 2013. The 320-room resort will sit on Aruba’s Palm Beach, and will be the seventh property of the brand to open in the Caribbean.   Amenities will include several restaurants, a spa, two swimming pools and a 24-hour casino. The Ritz-Carlton […]

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