Category | Hotels

Gaylord Orlando gets a $50 million revamp…

Posted on 27 March 2012

The Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Fla., near Orlando is finishing up a $50 million renovation.   The Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Fla., is in the final stages of a $50 million renovation that includes revamped guest rooms, a new sports bar and a water park that’s grand enough to rival those at neighboring […]

Today I’d Go … to a Castle in Ireland…

Posted on 26 March 2012

    Adare Manor is one of western Ireland’s most exclusive, Five Star Gothic castles resorts and also one of the Emerald Isle’s most enchanting holiday destinations. Adjacent to the castle at Adare Manor, just beyond the entrance gates, is charming Adare Village, with thatched roof houses and specialty shops, quaint streetscapes, 19th century churches […]

Chinese travelers are influencing hotel rates…

Posted on 24 March 2012

  Hotel rates in key European cities are rising in part due to an increase in Chinese visitors, Starwood Property Trust CEO Barry Sternlicht recently told Wall Street analysts.   His comments – made during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call on Feb. 29 – are only the latest sign that China’s emerging middle class is […]

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Finishes Renovation…

Posted on 23 March 2012

For the past five years, The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island has undergone a $65 million renovation project that added a spa, more ballroom space, a sports bar, and new kids programs. The building’s exterior also got a makeover, and dining venues were updated. To cap off the investment, the resort recently put the finishing touches on […]

Hotel de Crillon to Close for Two Years?

Posted on 23 March 2012

Last December, the scaffolding came down on one of Paris’s palace hotels, and the Hotel de Crillon ( unveiled the results of an ambitious project: the 18th century façade was completed restored, its sculptures and colonnades buffed, scrubbed, and touched up. The  original inspiration for the white house, the Crillon was designed by the architect […]

Orient-Express Hotel Splendido Adding Five Grand Suites…

Posted on 02 March 2012  has learned that Hotel Splendido ( in Portofino, Italy, is adding five “grand” suites to its inventory in May. Each suite will have a terrace, says Giulio Gentile, director of communication at Orient-Express Hotels ( Details of the size of the suites is not yet available, nor are other details, says Gentile, but they […]

MGM Posts Improved Financials for Q4 2011…

Posted on 01 March 2012

MGM Resorts International reported a $0.23 per share loss for the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to a loss of $0.29 per share for the fourth quarter of 2010. The current quarter results include MGM China Holdings, Limited (“MGM China”), which the Company began consolidating as of June 3, 2011.   Key results for the […]

UK’s Radisson Edwardian Hotels to Rebrand as Radisson Blu…

Posted on 28 February 2012

Major news for England‘s hotel scene this week: Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and Edwardian Group Limited have announced they will rebrand all Radisson Edwardian Hotels, a portfolio of 13 hotels in the United Kingdom, to the Radisson Blu brand by the second half of the year.   The affected hotels have more than 2,500 rooms […]

Viceroy Maldives to Come in April…

Posted on 28 February 2012

Viceroy Hotel Group is springing forward this year with the launch of a brand new resort in the Maldives. We hear the Viceroy Maldives will open the doors to its 61 villas on April 2.   Each of the resort’s beachfront or water villas sit directly on the beach or on the water. Private plunge […]

Trump buys Miami’s Doral resort…

Posted on 28 February 2012

Real estate developer and television star Donald Trump announced Monday his company is buying South Florida’s Doral Doral Latest from The Business Journals Trump closes Doral resort dealDonald Trump quizzes Doral staffersDoral’s White Course property may be rezoned and redeveloped Follow this company golf resort out of bankruptcy.   The deal is worth $150 million. […]

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