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Meliá Ho Tram slated to open in 2018

PALMA, MALLORCA, SPAIN—Meliá Hotels International has signed the Meliá Ho Tram, marking the group’s fourth property under operation in Vietnam following the Meliá Hanoi, Meliá Danang and Sol Beach House Phu Quoc.

Managed under the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand and owned by Tanzanite International, the property is located within The Hamptons Ho Tram complex. Once completed in the second half of 2018, the resort will feature a total of 156 hotel suites and 98 villas.

“The expansion of our Vietnam portfolio […]

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Marriott International completes acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Marriott International, Inc. has completed its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., creating the world’s largest and best hotel company. Marriott now offers the most comprehensive portfolio of brands including leading lifestyle brands, a significant global footprint, and leadership in the luxury and select-service tiers as well as the convention and resort segment. Marriott will match member status across Marriott Rewards – which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards – and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), […]

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Indonesia state-owned hotel chain to challenge foreign hotels’ domination

Jakarta. The government on Wednesday (28/09) launched the Hotel Indonesia Group — a network of hotels controlled by state-owned enterprises, marking a first step to consolidate all government-owned hotels into a holding company, State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno said.

Indonesia’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) — from flag carrier Garuda Indonesia to energy firm Pertamina — often operate hotel businesses of their own, a practice which started with having to provide places to stay for their employees and business partners on the road […]

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Samali Hotels & Resorts opens 3rd Allium Hotel in Cepu, Jawa

Jakarta — Samali Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce one of its most exciting recent openings, the Allium Cepu Hotel in Central Java. The allium hotel brand is part of the Upscale Hotel Collection (4 star). Allium Cepu Hotel officially becomes the 4th hotel owned and managed by Samali Hotels & Resorts. Other hotels now in operation includes Hotel Ammi Cepu, Allium Batam Hotel and Allium Tangerang Hotel.

Fiskarani Sugandi, Corporate Director of Sales & Marketing: With the opening of Hotel […]

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Goldman Sachs Invests in Red Planet Hotels

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) announced today that it will be investing $70 million in Red Planet Hotels, a pan-Asian budget hotel chain. (For more, see also: Alternative Travel: Discount Hotels and More Online.)

The capital infusion will be used by Red Planet to further expand its footprint in the Asia-Pacific region by opening 10 more hotels in the next two years, said the press release about the investment.

Red Planet has raised a total of $240 million in funding since 2011. […]

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Hooters to soon open its 1st Indonesia Location

Internationally renowned ‘breastaurant’ (that’s the industry term, not ours) Hooters, is opening its first location in Indonesia. While some speculated that the Asian expansion of 30 new locations would include Indonesia, it was thought most likely to be in the popular tourist destination, Bali.

Maybe in the future, but for now the first Hooters in the world’s most populous Muslim nation will open in the Kemang neighborhood in the capital city of Jakarta.

An instagram user snapped this shot of the building in progress:


As we reported last year, the […]

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