New hotels, expansion projects, renovations and convention news from destinations around the world.
International The Ritz-Carlton is now managing the 250-room Al Bustan Palace in Muscat, Oman. The property has five meeting rooms, 200 acres of landscaped gardens and a private beach. Finnair will introduce a direct route to Chongqing, China, in 2012. Finnair is the first airline to open a direct flight route from Europe to Chongqing. […]
After a six-month, $270 million renovation, the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville has reopened. The 2,881-room property was forced to close last May when torrential rainfall flooded the hotel, leaving behind several feet of water and more than $220 million worth of damages. To celebrate its grand re-opening, Gaylord Opryland hosted a […]
A roundup of hotel openings, new developments and other amenities now available to meeting and event planners, both domestically and internationally.
Motel 6 is revolutionizing the idea of the roadside motel. Without raising the per-night cost to travelers, which averaged $45 last year, the chain is remodeling rooms, adding granite bathroom countertops, flat-screen TVs, WiFi access, MP3 and laptop docking stations, as well as trendy, minimalist linens and décor.
Over the next three years, hotel owners and franchisees will invest up to $1 billion in relaunching Holiday Inn properties, promising a new standard of service, and replacing signs, bedding and bathrooms.