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Trump close to deal to sell DC hotel - WSJ

Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s family company is in advanced talks to sell the rights to its hotel in Washington, D.C., in a deal worth more than $370 million, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Hilton on the hunt for 1,400 employees across UK properties as business booms

Hotel group Hilton has announced plans to recruit 1,400 new team members for its UK properties as business booms around demand for a staycation. Roles on offer include mixologists, beauty therapists, breakfast chefs and housekeepers, with four new hotels due to open within the group by the end of the year.

AHLA establishes award to honor Arne Sorenson

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), The American Hotel & Lodging Foundation and The BHN Group have revealed a new award to recognize and honor the transformational leadership of industry icon, Arne Sorenson, former president/CEO, Marriott International, who passed away earlier this year.

Six Senses opening its first resort in Israel

Six Senses will open its newest resort, the Six Senses Shaharut, in Israel's Negev Desert, on Aug. 5. The 60-key property, which will be the luxury brand's first flag in Israel, is roughly three and a half hours outside of Tel Aviv or Jerusalem or approximately a 45-minute drive from Ramon Airport near Eilat.

Bvlgari Hotel Roma

Not far from their flagship store in the heart of the Campo Marzio neighborhood, Bvlgari plans to open their latest hospitality spot. The hotel will be housed in a historic modernist building from the 1930s, sitting adjacent to two iconic Roman landmarks — Ara Pacis and the Mausoleum of Augustus.

The Londoner To Open in September 2021

London’s newest and most modern hotel, The Londoner, will open September 2021, offering the city’s travelers a luxurious and unique new accommodation.

Covid cluster found at Olympic hotel

A coronavirus cluster has been found at a Japanese hotel hosting a number of Brazilian Olympic athletes, just 10 days before the Summer Games are due to begin. The cluster emerged in the coastal city of Hamamatsu, with seven staff members confirmed to have the virus.

GlobalData: Travel & tourism deal activity jumps 39.6% in June

A total of 74 deals (comprising mergers & acquisitions, private equity and venture financing deals) were announced in the global travel and tourism sector during June, which is an increase of 39.6% over 53 deals announced in May, according to GlobalData.

Hilton hotel to be built atop demolished Uyghur mosque

The plans have been met with outrage and condemnation from various Muslim groups. (RNS) — Plans for a Hilton hotel to be built in China upon the former site of a Uyghur mosque, demolished by order of China’s Community Party, have been met with outrage and condemnation from various Muslim groups.

Adagio launches Coliving concept for group travel

Aparthotel brand Adagio has launched a new concept “designed for the accommodation of larger groups travelling together”. The Coliving by Adagio concept offers a self-contained flat with four to six rooms, accommodating up to 12 people.

Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai debrands

The Emerald Palace Dubai has ended its association with Kempinski Hotels, ahead of a planned reopening later this year. The 391-room Palm Jumeirah property opened in late 2018, and was designed to resemble an 18th century European palace.

Grand Hotel Savoia Cortina d’Ampezzo joins Radisson Collection

Grand Hotel Savoia Cortina d’Ampezzo has become the latest member of the Radisson Collection, following an extensive renovation project. The hotel is situated in the northern Italian ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo, which is currently playing host to the Alpine World Ski Championships.

Return of ‘Le Train Bleu’?

It’s reported that France’s SNCF will restart its Paris-Nice sleeper train next month. This development has led to some rail enthusiasts likening it to the revival of the famous Le Train Bleu or Blue Train.

First Grand Hyatt in Saudi open for business

Hyatt Hotels has opened its first Grand Hyatt property in Saudi Arabia. Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences, featuring 368 rooms, including 54 residential units, is located in the commercial and retail heart of Al Khobar with a connecting bridge to Al Rashid Mall.

Hyatt serves notice to terminate management of 22 Hyatt Place hotels

Service Properties Trust (SPT) has received a notice of termination regarding the management agreement for 22 Hyatt Place hotels owned by subsidiaries of SPT, the company announced. Hyatt's obligations under the agreement, which requires minimum annual returns of $22 million, are supported by a $50 million limited guaranty, according to SPT.