Residence Inn by Marriott announces opening of first hotel in UAE

Residence Inn by Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, has announced its debut of the longer stay brand in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the opening of Residence Inn by Marriott Al Jaddaf. Located in a prime city district and boasting spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa, Residence Inn by Marriott […]

Remington Hotels Debuts Exclusive Powerbi Driven Reporting, REMi

Remington Hotels, a leading third-party management company, has introduced a new reporting system, REMi, powered by Microsoft’s PowerBI. The branded system allows Remington to improve performance across its 80 hotels through the collection of data correlating to its five performance drivers – revenue growth, cost control, market share performance, asset maintenance and associate engagement. “I’m […]

Premier Inn prepares for Welsh reopening

Premier Inn is preparing to reopen its hotels in Wales ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend. The hotel chain will open 29 of its sites in the country, though hotels are set to only be open for Welsh residents. Due to hotels being one of the first hospitality services to reopen this weekend, Premier Inn’s […]

Ruby Hotels to launch fourth UK site

Ruby Hotels, a Munich-based hotel brand, is set to launch its fourth UK property in early 2024. The new 169-room hotel will follow the launch of Ruby’s three former London hotel openings. The property, which will be located close to the Tate Modern, the Southbank and Borough Market, is set to be built in a […]

Hyatt Manchester appoints new commercial director

Hyatt has announced that Jodi Hinks has been appointed as director of commercial strategy for Hyatt Regency and Hyatt House Manchester.  Hinks was previously the director of sales and marketing with Rocco Forte Hotels in Manchester and Prague. She has 20 years of experience in the hospitality sector with a number of leading hotel, catering […]

International Demand In Europe Unlikely To Return Until 2024

International hotel overnights and business in Europe likely will not recover until 2024, while domestic demand will likely lead the way in 2021, as it did in 2020. Speaking at the online Hotel Data Conference: Global Edition, Robin Rossmann, managing director of STR, said there are still moving parts, not least of which are changes […]

UNWTO Welcomes EU Support And Urges Europe To Lead The Way In Tourism’s Restart

  Only with strong and coordinated political action can Europe reopen to tourism in time for the peak summer season. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has again stressed the importance of collaboration as it welcomed European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas to Madrid for a high-level meeting focused on the joined-up response to the ongoing crisis, […]

Extended stay resilience

After a strong 2020 that saw extended stay properties outperform their hotel peers, international groups are racing to balance their brand portfolios.   Investors, too, are keen on the sector, with a major vote of confidence in the US as Blackstone and Starwood Capital agreed a jointly backed USD6bn take-private deal for Extended Stay America.   The […]