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Former Kerten Hospitality BD named Director of Development at growing hybrid hospitality concept, 21 House of Stories

Theo Bortoluzzi moves from Kerten Hospitality to 21 House of Stories, aiming to drive expansion across Europe with innovative hospitality solutions under a unified community-focused brand. Bortoluzzi is joining 21 House of Stories after over 4 years at Kerten Hospitality where he was responsible for the development and growth of the group’s brands, directly contributing to the signing of 13+ contracts across the EMEA region.

Bentley Legacy Holdings Acquires The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

Bentley Legacy Holdings (BLH), through its partnership with Pendant Capital, has expanded its portfolio of boutique hotel assets with the acquisition of The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, a historic Kansas City landmark blending classic with contemporary elements. Bentley Legacy Group (the management arm of BLH) has assumed management of the hotel.

Gympak enters Croatia

Hotel supplier Gympak announces that Linn Örneskog will immediately take responsibility for the sales of the company's products and services to Croatia's over 1000 hotels. Starting from the month of May, Gympak has a representative in the Croatian hotel market in the form of Swedish-Croatian Linn Örneskog.

Major Derby Hotel Sold To New Owners From Sri Lanka

The Grade II-listed Cathedral Quarter Hotel in St Mary's Gate has been bought by Rashmi Dedigama and Peter Karan of Lavendish Leisure, a subsidiary of the Dedigama Group, for an undisclosed amount.

Accor named official accommodation partner for NRL Touch Football

The two-year partnership will accommodate the world’s best touch footballers across a range of tournaments, camps and events – from grassroots to elite – and provide Touch Football Australia’s 700,000 participants access to exclusive offers at Accor’s 340+ hotels, resorts and apartments across Australia via Accor’s lifestyle loyalty program and booking platform ALL – Accor Live Limitless.

Capital Hotels records 48% growth in 2023

Nigeria’s leading hospitality company, Capital Hotels Plc, owners of Abuja Continental Hotel (formerly Sheraton Hotel, Abuja) has recorded a 48 percent revenue increase to N7.9 billion in the financial year ended December 31, 2023.

Fire breaks out at Noida hotel, 1 killed

A 27-year-old woman died of asphyxiation after a massive fire broke out on Saturday evening on the fourth floor of a newly inaugurated hotel in Hazipur in Sector 104, Noida, police said on Sunday. The woman had checked into the hotel barely three hours before the fire with her boyfriend, who is undergoing treatment for asphyxiation in a hospital, police added.

Israeli citizen who listened to loud music in a hotel arrested for 15 days in Tashkent

The Chilanzar district criminal court sentenced an Israeli citizen who violated order in a hotel, UzNews.uz reports, citing the court verdict. According to the court document, on May 16 at 22:30, a hotel employee called the hotline of the Tashkent city DIA and complained about a client, Alexander Khaustav, who arrived from Israel.

ROMEO Napoli debuts first Alain Ducasse restaurant located in Italy

The ROMEO Collection, an Italian luxury hospitality group with a strong international focus and a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is inaugurating the tenth floor of its Naples property, bringing to the heart of the Neapolitan city, just steps away from Piazza del Plebiscito, the region of Campania’s most spectacular infinity pool. 

Hyatt forges Peloton partnership

Hyatt Hotels Corp. is the latest hospitality company to partner with fitness brand Peloton, which is best known for its Peloton exercise bike.

Hotel Indigo to open in major Bangkok development

IHG Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce the continued growth of its Hotel Indigo brand in Thailand through an agreement with international property developer Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC).

Canada’s construction pipeline hits record-high project count

The latest Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report for Canada from Lodging Econometrics (LE) reveals, at Q1 2024, there are 314 projects/39,628 rooms in the total pipeline. This new record-high in project counts represents an 11% increase in project counts and a 5% increase in room numbers year-over-year (YOY).