Boy falls from 14th floor of Kota Kinabalu hotel

Wailing cries of heartbroken parents awoke residents at a hotel in the city when their 12-year-old son was killed after falling nine floors from the hotel room they were staying in on Monday (Feb 27).

Boutique dog hotel opens in Nashville

Boutique hotels are all over Nashville, but what about a boutique dog hotel? That’s the newest concept in Music City, called Yardstick. While most boutique hotels focus on high thread count or a special turndown service, Yardstick has a different focus.

Capital Hotels renames Sheraton Abuja after management faceoff

Capital Hotels Plc has renamed the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Capital Hotels Plc shut down the leisure outfit in October 2022 over a disagreement with its facility manager, Marriott International. The disagreement between the two firms started after 22 Hospitality Limited acquired a majority stake in the hotel.

Emirates offers premium customers a free stay at Fairmont The Palm

Emirates has launched it latest promotion for business and first class customers, with the offer of a free one-night stay at Fairmont The Palm. Those purchasing a return business or first class ticket to or stopping over in Dubai by February 13, 2023, will received a complimentary stay at the hotel on The Palm Jumeirah.


Roomnet, a provider of hotel entertainment and Wi-Fi solutions, has launched an innovation lab in Oxfordshire, England, where it will test and integrate technology the company says will shape the hotels of the future.

Melia to add 12 properties in Vietnam

Melia Hotels International has announced plans to double its portfolio in Vietnam, with an agreement to take over the management of 12 existing properties.

Hilton Fort Worth celebrates 100th anniversary

The historic Hilton Fort Worth is commemorating is centennial anniversary this month. The property originally opened as The Hotel Texas on December 3, 1921, and is located in downtown Fort Worth, a five-minute walk from the commercial and entertainment district Sundance Square.

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.