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. […]
They haven’t lost the cookie, but DoubleTree by Hilton wants travelers to know they also care about the little things that make guests feel welcome and comfortable. The Hilton brand began a yearlong branding campaign May 26, after commemorating the opening of its 250th hotel. The once U.S.-focused brand now has hotels in 17 countries […]
The world’s largest and most geographically diverse gaming company has a new name: Caesars Entertainment Corporation. “In recognition of Caesars’ status as the world’s preeminent and most respected casino brand, we have changed the name of our parent company to Caesars Entertainment Corporation,” stated Gary Loveman, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Caesars Entertainment. […]
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.