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Brand saturation: hospitality's biggest challenge

TOPHOTELPROJECTS ·21 May 2018
The debate about how many brands is too many continues to rage in the hospitality industry. With big name groups acquiring more hotel brands on what seems like a daily basis, how is this conglomeration affecting the hotel industry at large? We take a look.Brand proliferation causing confusionGiven the current climate of big name hotel companies acquiring smaller branded hotels at a rate of knots, it can be tricky to tell which brand belongs to which group. Big names such as Marriott or Accor Hotels are not only scooping up existing hotels to expand their portfolios, they are also constantly creating new brands under their wide-reaching umbrella. So it is no wonder that many experts in the hotel industry fear an over-saturation of brands on the market. Leaders of the main hotel groups that are perpetuating this trend seem to operate on the basis that there is no limit to the number of brands a company can administer. Tina Edmundson, Marriott International's global brand officer, says, "There is no such thing as too many brands. It's like being too skinny or too rich," while AccorHotels CEO Sebastien Bazin says, "Anyone telling me 'You should limit the number of brands,' I think, is bullshit." These companies are trying to garner more of a market share so they can be more competitive, but it can be hard to differentiate between brands when they are all run by the same company. Carving out a particular identity for a brand is one of the biggest issues when smaller brands become subsumed by big companies.Small hotel owners have cause for concernHowever, this is not how everyone in the hospitality industry feels about the proliferation of hotel brands. Hotel owners are sceptical about what this means for their industry. Some smaller hotel groups are wary of having too many brands, such as the Radisson Hotel Group, who operate eight brands compared to Marriott's 30 or Accor's 24. Radisson's Ken Greene says, "Our pie may be smaller than the big guys, but we have a very compelling value proposition for an owner. They don't have to worry about us bringing in another property in the same space. I hear a lot about how consolidation in the industry is good -- the larger you are, the more leverage you get -- but at some point, there are diminishing returns on that. At some point, it can work against you. Our focus is growing the top line for owners." Having a smaller group of brands also makes it easier to build stronger brand identity and to prevent competition between brands that are owned by the same group.Future of brand accumulationWhile the debate will continue to rage for the foreseeable future, relentlessly acquiring brands does not seem like a sustainable solution for an industry that is changing at a rapid pace. With the rise of lifestyle oriented brands and experiential hotels, the traditional idea of a brand may no longer chime with what guests are expecting and demanding. It remains to be seen what direction accumulating multiple brands will go in when the definition of a brand is no longer what it used to be.Let's take a look at a few other projects currently underway by some big brands:Radisson Blu TsinandaliTsinandali lies in the province of Kakheti, one of the most popular tourism regions of Georgia ...[READ MORE]Movenpick Hotel & Conference Centre Abuja The proposed Queen Amina Gardens is a 19-hectare project of mixed-use development ...[READ MORE]Edition Hotel BarcelonaThe hotel will be in the city's Ciutat Vella district, close to the Cathedral of Barcelona and nearly adjacent to the Santa Caterina Market. ...[READ MORE]More information on hotel brands can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

Which Hotel Brand has the Most Projects in the United States Pipeline? [Infographic]

TOPHOTELPROJECTS ·17 May 2018
This may come as a surprise to some, but the answer to which hotel brand has the most projects in the United States' pipeline is aloft Hotels, Marriott International's super hip property that is largely aimed at millenial guests.That's right, at present there are currently 40 aloft Hotels in the United States' project pipeline, making that brand the leader. Next in line in terms of the most prolific brands is Cambria Hotels, which currently has 33 projects on the way in the United States. While third on the list is possibly the least surprising entry for those who are familiar with the North American market: Hampton Inn, which as 32 projects coming soon but is less of a newcomer to American cities.All of these numbers come courtesy of a recent report from the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database.The U.S. Hotel Project Pipeline OverallOverall, the hotel project pipeline in the United States is a healthy one, with 1,030 projects coming soon. Once opened, these hotels will bring the market in the country a grand total of 209,778 rooms to offer guests.A whopping 74 percent of these hotels fall into the first class category while the other 26 percent have been designated as luxury properties, according once again to the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database. It's also important to note that 544 properties--which constitute 53 percent of those in the pipeline--are scheduled to make their debuts in the year 2018.More About aloft Hotelsaloft Hotels was first conceived by Starwood back in 2005, as a hipper addition to a roster of brands that already included Sheraton, Westin and W Hotels. The idea was that Aloft would be an option that would give Starwood a market of more contemporary hotels, or, as that market is now called, boutique hotels.When Aloft first made its debut, it was designated in marketing as "A Vision of W Hotels," and to make it happen, Starwood worked with the architectural company Rockwell Group on the design.Aloft started its life in North America and has since been taken to other parts of the world. Now, the brand currently has locations in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, England, Germany, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay.Let's take a look at a few projects currently underway in the United States of America:Edition Hotel Times SquareThe tower, dubbed 20 Times Square, will rise 517 feet above street level and will contain 269,769 square feet of commercial space ...[READ MORE]Rosewood Miramar Beach MontecitoSpread over nearly 16 acres of prime beachfront real estate, Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito will offer 122 guestrooms and 48 suites, many of which will be located in single-story cottages and bungalows ...[READ MORE]Andaz Hotel Palm SpringsProposed luxury hotel and retail shops at the corner of North Palm Canyon Drive and Alejo Road. The hotel will be branded as an Andaz hotel. ...[READ MORE]More information on hotel projects in the United States of America can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

New Marriott Homesharing Website Takes on Airbnb

TOPHOTELPROJECTS ·17 May 2018
Marriott International is, of course, the single largest hotel company in the world, and now it is moving to take on Airbnb by meeting it on its home turf. That's right, Marriott Interational will soon be offering its own website in the homeshare market.Meet Marriott's Airbnb CompetitorMarriott launched Tributeportfoliohomes.com in April of this year, and when it did, the company did so with a selection of more than 200 specially selected homes in the United Kingdom's largest city, London. The service is initially intended to be a six-month pilot program conducted in as a partnership with Hostmaker, which is itself a home rental management service that is based in London.Guests who use the service can expect to received additional extras such as a guaranteed in-person check-in experience, as well as a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week phone support system designed to help visitors out should they experience any problems during their stay.One major advantage to this service is that those who use it will also received loyalty points for Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest customer loyalty programs. The benefits of customer loyalty programs has long been seen as a key advantage that large hospitality companies such as Marriott continue to hold over the upstart Airbnb.The Marriott DifferenceTo be sure, other hotel chains have made forrays into the homestay market. A major difference in what Marriott is doing, however, is that Marriott is not creating an entirely new brand. In fact, it's not even relying on the Hostmaker name to sell its products.No, what Marriott is doing instead is using one of its already extant brands, the aforementioned Tribute Portfolio, which is a successful collection of 28 independent hotels with a diverse set of locations spread throughout the globe.Experts say that in all likelihood, guests who use Tribute Portfolio should expect to receive an experience that is quite similar to the experience that they would get at a Tribute Portfolio Hotel.The Difference From AirbnbWhat sets this Marriott program aside from Airbnb is a few things, including quality control. Hostmaker offers on the ground maintenance and regular checks to ensure homes continue to meet its standards, whereas even Airbnb's Plus model - a curated collection of verified homes - only has one initial check. After that, the system relies on consumer reviews.Experts have said that they expect Hostmaker to be particularly exacting when it comes to design. In other words, homes will have to meet a stringent design criteria in order to qualify at all.Let's take a look at a few projects currently underway by Marriott International:Edition Hotel BarcelonaThe hotel will be in the city's Ciutat Vella district, close to the Cathedral of Barcelona and nearly adjacent to the Santa Caterina Market. ...[READ MORE]The Dixon The former Tower Bridge Magistrates Court and police station on London's Tooley Street are to become a hote ...[READ MORE]The St. Regis Kanai Resort, Riviera Mayaa new luxury resort on Mexico's Riviera Maya at Kanai, an exclusive master-planned beachfront community consisting of 4 luxurious hotels ...[READ MORE]More information on Marriott International can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

New life being breathed into Las Vegas

TOPHOTELPROJECTS ·15 May 2018
F&B making waves in VegasFood and beverage is just one facet of the hospitality industry in Las Vegas that is causing a stir. Changing out a tired old restaurant or bringing in a big name chef can be the difference between an ailing hotel and a brand new success story. A few hotels that have made their name on the Las Vegas strip are revitalising their brand by revamping their F&B sectors.Famed hotel The Venetian has brought itself into the 21st century with new lunch spot Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer. This modern eatery lends a touch of retro cool to the renowned hotel, and other Las Vegas stalwart The Bellagio is doing something similar. Spago, a restaurant famous in Beverly Hills and also formerly in Las Vegas' Caesars Palace, will open a new location inside The Bellagio. Caesar's Palace itself sees a new offering from celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, who opened a restaurant with an open kitchen, a 25 foot long bar and all the drama you would expect from this fiery chef channelled into its interiors and design.Guest room revampsAnother area that is seeing regeneration are the guest rooms in some of Las Vegas' biggest name hotels. El Cortez Hotel and Casino will see a huge revamp of some of its rooms by the end of summer this year. 73 Tower rooms in the hotel will undergo extensive refurbishment, echoing the hotel's Spanish colonial-style heritage and giving the rooms a new warmth by using exposed wooden beams and softer finishings.Huge overhaulsSome hotels on and off the strip will see multi-million dollar overhauls of their entire property. The Park MGM is perhaps the most hotly anticipated of these big venture, and the hotel will see $450 million pumped into it to overhaul. This will be an ambitious endeavour spearheaded by hospitality visionaries the Sydell Group from New York, who are behind some of the hotel industries biggest successes in recent years, namely NoMad, Freehand and Ned. The idea is to transform the top four floors of the Park MGM into an exclusive 292 room NoMad hotel, which will boast decadent common and public areas as well as interiors design by Parisian design firm Studio Jacques Garcia. The Palms will also undergo massive refurbishments of its resort and facilities to the tune of $620 million. The majority of the conversions will be in the reception and lobby areas, which will be transformed by using opulent fixtures and eye-catching artworks. All of the guestrooms in the hotel's Fantasy Tower will be given a new lease of life by LA design studio Avenue Interior Design.Let's take a look at some other projects currently in the Las Vegas Project-pipeline:Resorts World Las Vegas A long-delayed multibillion-dollar casino-resort project on the Las Vegas Strip that would cater to the city's Chinese tourism ...[READ MORE]NoMad Las Vegas In addition to renovations, each hotel will have new food & beverage experiences unique to the Las Vegas market, including the NoMad restaurant by Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara ...[READ MORE]More information on hotel projects in Las Vegas can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

Potential Benefits from the United States Tax Reform for Hotel Investors

TOPHOTELPROJECTS ·14 May 2018
Much of the discourse around this bill has been in regards to the massive reduction that it includes for the country's corporate tax rate, a reduction that critics say will exacerbate the already sizeable levels of wealth inequality that are causing major problems in the U.S. However, some tax law experts are saying that real estate investors stand to enjoy some of the largest financial benefits from these changes. With the vital role that real estate investment plays in the creation and construction of new hotels, this could mean a major impact for the North American hospitality industry.An Increase of Favorable Depreciation OptionsOne not at all insignificant benefit for real estate owners is the expansion of when they will be able to claim a "bonus depreciation." This change, experts say, amounts to a significant deduction for investors, and that significant deduction will in effect allow them to claim 100 percent of bonus depreciation on acquisitions of existing assets. By comparison, the previous tax rules limited this incentive to just new-builds.Dirk Wallace is a partner with Novogradac & Company, and in a recent interview he said that these new favorable rules are slated to remain in place until at least the beginning of 2022. That schedule means that real estate investors interested in benefiting from them should take advantage of the change as soon as possible.Wallace also went on to later note that there are new options for how to claim depreciations or also for how to prioritize an interest limitation. This mean that investors should look closely at which is more favorable for them before making such an important decision.How the Pass-Through Law Changes Can Also Help Real Estate InvestorsAnother major and somewhat controversial provision of the United States new tax code is that it creates a 20 percent deduction of pass-through income. This, experts say, is also potentially beneficial for real estate investors, depending on how said investors ultimately have their ownership groups structure.Wallace has said that there are, of course, some exceptions to who can claim this type of pass-through deductions, exceptions that may include professional service firms. But they are not likely to apply to real estate. To quality, income must go to a partnership such as a limited liability corporation or to a real estate investment trust, rather than directly to an individual.Let's take a look at a few other projects currently underway in the United States of America:Edition Hotel Times SquareThe tower, dubbed 20 Times Square, will rise 517 feet above street level and will contain 269,769 square feet of commercial space ...[READ MORE]Rosewood Miramar Beach MontecitoSpread over nearly 16 acres of prime beachfront real estate, Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito will offer 122 guestrooms and 48 suites, many of which will be located in single-story cottages and bungalows ...[READ MORE]Andaz Hotel Palm SpringsProposed luxury hotel and retail shops at the corner of North Palm Canyon Drive and Alejo Road. The hotel will be branded as an Andaz hotel. ...[READ MORE]More information on hotel projects in the United States of America can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

What Hospitality Pros MUST KNOW About the North America Market [DOWNLOAD Construction Report]

TOPHOTELPROJECTS ·11 May 2018
One thing that is certain is that in recent years the hotel industry has been on a streak of consolidation. In fact, in the past two years there has been more than $20 billion in corporate acquisitions, including management companies, and, more importantly, brands. Experts and industry insiders say all indications suggest this trend will continue, especially in North America.DOWNLOAD NORTH AMERICA CONSTRUCTION REPORTLooking to the Past to Understand the Present, FutureTo get better perspective on the present and future, one must look to the past of the hotel market in North America. In 1980, there were only 90 hotel brands in the United States, and only 12 brands at that time were part of larger brand umbrellas, which provides quite the contrast to today's market.Today, there are 259 hotel brands in the United States, and nearly two thirds of those brands are part of a larger brand company. This means that the North America market has seen a virtual invasion of hotel brand companies. In today's market, a mere 9 hospitality companies house nearly half of all of the hotel brands in the entire United States.This has also led to the creation of new brands aimed at Millennials and located in the mid-market lifestyle segment. The sheer volume of these similar brands battling for the same portion of the overall market has led to the construction of significant brand pipelines. For more information about the pipeline in the United States, we turned to the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database.TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION Provides More ClarityFor context, we turned to TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTIONS' Hotel Construction North America Report for April 2018. Overall, there are currently 1,189 projects in North America's pipeline that once they are completed will yield a projected total of 255,621 rooms for guests.While it is of course important to note the near critical mass of brands marketed at millennials, it is perhaps equally important to note in which cities all of this growth is slated to occur. The TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database reports that New York City is, unsurprisingly, the leader with 43 projects and 10,339 rooms, while Los Angeles is second with 34 projects for 6,852 rooms, and the rising tourism destination of Nashville, Tennessee is third with 31 projects for 6,855 rooms.Rounding out the top 10 markets in the United States are Miamia, Florida; Orlando, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Boston, Massachusetts; Seattle, Washington; and the nation's capital, Washington D.C.Let's take a look at a few other projects currently underway in North America:Edition Hotel Times SquareThe tower, dubbed 20 Times Square, will rise 517 feet above street level and will contain 269,769 square feet of commercial space ...[READ MORE]Rosewood Miramar Beach MontecitoSpread over nearly 16 acres of prime beachfront real estate, Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito will offer 122 guestrooms and 48 suites, many of which will be located in single-story cottages and bungalows ...[READ MORE]Cabrits Resort Kempinski, DominicaCabrits Resort Kempinski, Dominica will be a hideaway resort that will rank amongst the best in its class in the Caribbean. ...[READ MORE]More information on hotel projects in North America can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

Two years of steady growth on the horizon for Hilton

TOPHOTELPROJECTS ·10 May 2018
Renowned hotel brand Hilton has reason for celebration, as a recent report on their first quarter earnings returned numbers that were beyond what the group had thought to achieve. 2018 and 2019 are set to be successful years for the group. We find out more.Hilton starting the year on a highWith many big name hotel brands feeling the stress of market saturation, competition from similar big hitting brands and guest diversion from the traditional hotel model, Hilton Hotels is no doubt breathing a sigh of relief after the year's first quarter. The group's financial report showed that the group is still a big hitter in the hospitality industry, with their earnings exceeding expectations for the start of the year. Christopher J. Nassetta, President & Chief Executive Officer of Hilton, said, "We are thrilled with the strong start to the year, reporting first quarter results that exceeded the high end of our guidance for system-wide RevPAR, Adjusted EBITDA and diluted EPS, adjusted for special items. As a result of our strong performance and positive outlook for the remainder of the year, we are raising guidance for the full year. We also continue to deliver on our capital return strategy through share repurchases and dividends, returning more than $1.3 billion so far this year."Europe and Asia return particularly strong performanceThe Asian and European markets were big contributors to Hilton's success from January to April. Hilton hotels in Europe and the Asia Pacific regions returned particularly strong numbers, and one of the biggest areas where growth was recorded was in China. Chinese tourism has been on the up in recent years, and Hilton anticipates full-year RevPAR growth in excess of 10% in the region. The group's Hampton by Hilton brand has been a focus of their growth in China, and this planned expansion is happening in collaboration with Plateno, who Hilton is in talks with to further expand the scope of their working relationship. Speaking of Hilton's partnership with Plateno, Nassetta said, "They're doing a wonderful job in terms of what the product is and delivering service and helping build our network out in China. We've had great success, and we're very optimistic with where things are going with Plateno and Jinjiang International."2018 and beyondIn the first quarter of 2018, Hilton opened 75 hotels totaling 10,600 rooms, a 7 percent increase from the same period in 2017, and achieved net unit growth of 7,100 rooms. As of March 31, 2018, Hilton's development pipeline totaled more than 2,340 hotels consisting of approximately 355,000 rooms throughout 106 countries and territories, including 38 countries and territories where Hilton does not currently have any open hotels. These numbers are sure to be added to in 2019, given the optimism that 2018's first quarter results have given the group.Let's take a look at a few projects currently underway by Hilton Worldwide:Hilton Da NangThe new-build Hilton Danang will be located in Danang City, a major port city in central Vietnam and the third largest city in the country ...[READ MORE]Waldorf Astoria London (Hotel Admiralty Arch) Originally commissioned by King Edward VII in memory of Queen Victoria, the property was first designed by Sir Aston Webb ...[READ MORE]Maison Astor Paris, Curio Collection by Hilton Upon completion of the refurbishment, the Astor Hotel will feature stylish guest rooms and suites, set over six storeys and housed within a traditional, 107 year old building. ...[READ MORE]More information on Hilton Worldwide hotel projects can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

Hospitality Opportunities Abound in Dynamic Thailand Market

TOPHOTELPROJECTS · 9 May 2018
Thailand is one of the gems of the Asia Pacific hospitality market, a diverse and vibrant country with a culture unlike anywhere else in the world. In Thailand, visitors can enjoy luscious jungle landscapes, as well as one of the most dynamic urban spaces on the planet in Bangkok, where there are New York City neighborhood vibes and some of the most highly-regarded cuisine around.For those familiar with Thailand then, it should come as no surprise that a look at the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database reveals its project pipeline to be healthy and growing, with a grand total of 91 projects on the way, projects that once completed will yield a reported 18,923 new rooms for guests.All of those properties fall into the luxury and first-class tiers, with 36 percent being designated the former and 64 percent the latter. With that in mind, it's important for savvy hotel owners and operators, investors, designers, and suppliers to take stock of what's happening in Thailand. That's why today we're turning to the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database for more info about some of the marquee projects in Thailand's pipeline.Grande Centre Point Hotel North PattayaLocated in the beach destination of North Pattaya, this Grande Centre Point Hotel will have 400 rooms when it opens later this year. It is of the utmost quality, sliding into the first class / upper upscale designation.Eastin Grand Payathai BangkokThe Eastin Grand Hotel Phayathai Bangkok will be a mixed use complex with a hotel element, plus also office space with some retail. The hotel has a great location with direct access to Phayathai BTS skytrain station. Once completed in late 2019, it will consist of 394 rooms and suites, including superior rooms, deluxe rooms, suites and a honeymoon suite. Plus 175 serviced apartments consisted of one and two bedrooms.Other facilities will include an all-day dining market-style restaurant, a wine bar, a specialty restaurant, seafood market by 'Chef Man' Chinese restaurant, Starbucks, outdoor large swimming pool with pool bar, gym and executive lounge.Functions and event spaces of a total of 4,285 sqm will be one of a kind in Bangkok with modern high technology to serve all sorts of functions and special events. The hotel will also have a 285 sqm wedding studio to cater full services for any couples.InterContinental Phuket ResortThe luxurious InterContinental Phuket Resort is located on Kamala Beach, between Millionaire's Mile and the Amanpuri headland, one of the island's most popular destinations and perfect for travelers looking for a relaxing and luxurious getaway. It will have 454 rooms for guests when it opens in 2019.Let's take a look at a few other projects currently underway in Thailand:Capella Bangkok Capella Bangkok will open on the Chao Phraya River as part of a new mixed development that features two hotels and a residential tower. ...[READ MORE]Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River The Hotel will include world-class amenities and dining alongside the legendary customized service discerning guests from around the world ...[READ MORE]Rosewood Bangkok Rosewood Bangkok is located within Bangkok's central business district along Ploenchit Road, within an enclave encompassing embassies, new residential towers, offices and upscale retail. ...[READ MORE]More information on hotel projects in Thailand can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

Luxury Hospitality Performance in Africa Characterized by Volatility [Construction Report Included]

TOPHOTELPROJECTS ·27 April 2018
The past decade has been one of much progress for the developing world.The hospitality market is one that has remained strong for years and years in the usual thriving markets, which include the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. However, on the African continents there has not always been a steady flow of funds being allocated for project development. This, however, has recently come to change, although it is important to point out that many challenges remain.Experts say that supply and demand for luxury hotels in Africa have both, indeed, been on the rise. In the past, stays by guests at luxury hotels in Africa were often made up of the very exclusive, very expensive sort that usually saw visitors undergoing some sort of elaborate safari-type experience. It was routinely a safe assumption to guess that the majority of international visitors to Africa would spend more than a few days on an actual safari, traipsing through multiple countries in Africa as they went.AFRICA HOTEL CONSTRUCTION REPORTHow Supply and Demand Have ChangedWith many African currencies remaining much weaker than the Euro, the U.S. dollar, or the British pound, the chance to visit Africa has for the most part been quite affordable.As of late, however, there has been an influx of new development dollars to the African continent, and this flow has brought urban luxury hotels and operators there. The results are that many cities and countries in Africa now have a healthier mix or remote as well as urban luxury hotels for guests to pick from.Supply and Demand in AfricaExperts say that demand for luxury hotel rooms as become much healthier in Africa, and as a result the continent has undergone a spike in supply of such luxurious accommodations.It does, however, seem to be too early for industry watchers to truly determine if these changes are slated to sate the appetite for luxury products, or if demand is waning.Overall, experts say that the developing nature of the luxury hospitality in market in Africa has created a bit of an erratic picture, one in which it is far too soon to tell if there is going to be steady demand being met by steady supply--a situation that can lead to sustained growth for the countries in Africa.Egypt, experts say, saw a sharp decline in hospitality demand following the political unrest that swept the country in 2013. In Southern Africa, demand for hotels in those nations stayed more subdued, which has led to a more stable situation wherein growth has had the ability to stay relatively steady.The competition for high-end tourists throughout the globe is fierce, and as such, any sort of unrest or terrorist threat can drive luxury guests away. The negative headline cycle that regularly plagues Africa is doing hoteliers there no favors. However, rebounding room demand does seem to indicate that overall growth for the continent will remain steady.Let's take a look at a few other projects currently underway in Africa:Marassi Mediterranean Marine and Golf ResortMarassi is a Mediterranean-styled development close to Alexandria. An architectural ode to the rich and diverse Mediterranean way of living, Marassi is destined to be the haven of untold bliss and comforts sprawling 1,544 acres of pristine waterfront. ...[READ MORE]Marina Resort ChbikaChbika, originally known as Chbika Sahara Atlantique, has been master-planned to include three or more hotels, 1,851 apartments and villas, a town center, a marina with berths for 100 boats, a sports center, a spa, a medical center, and a tournament-worthy golf course ...[READ MORE]Four Seasons Resort Sharm El SheikhExpansion of this lush, luxury resortseeks to surpass the existing oasis's already-high standards. The project includes a ninety-plus key hotel, conference center, employee hotel, manager's quarters, a Mosque, dive center, and an 18-hole golf course with 52 golf villas ...[READ MORE]More information on hotel projects in Africa can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

Best Mexican Cities to Visit Outside of Beach Resorts [Infographic]

TOPHOTELPROJECTS ·25 April 2018
Mexico is home to dozens of world-class beaches, and as such it ranks as one of the most popular travel destinations in the Western Hemisphere. There is, however, more to the country's hospitality industry than just beaches.There are plenty of other historic and cultural destinations in Mexico to visit that don't involve swimming and sand and fun in the sun. In fact, a look at the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database shows that in addition to the usual suspects like Cabo San Lucas and Cancun, there is significant growth underway in both Mexico City and the northern locale of Monterrey, which is nestled in the mountains and near to many ecotourism opportunities such as hunting, mountain climbing and hiking.Indeed, the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database shows that of the 71 projects underway all throughout the various cities of Mexico, 9 are slated to open soon in Cabo San Lucas, 8 in Cancun, and 4 in Monterrey. With that in mind, we thought this would be an excellent occasion to take a look at some of the non-beach destinations that make appealing stops for tourists inside Mexico.MonterreyAs we mentioned, Monterrey is located in the mountains, which places it very close to a lot of great outdoor activities such as rock climbing, hiking, and even mountain biking. It is also a historic region, and, like nearly every other city in Mexico, a culinary hub. If you visit, make sure to try the cabrito, which is roasted goat and unique to the region.GuanajuatoGuanajuato is an old silver-mining town nestled in the mountains of Mexico. It's a gorgeous city that many say is magical. You can spend hours just looking down at the beauty, or wandering through the alleys and streets. There is a great arts festival each fall that makes an excellent occasion to plan a trip around.San Miguel AllendeSan Miguel Allende is a gorgeous and quaint retirement community were many elderly American ex-pats live. It is also a popular city for American college students spending a semester abroad. This is a great destination for quiet evenings and shopping.San Luis PotosiIn the jungles just outside San Luis Potosi is a surrealistic garden called Las Pozas de Edward James. James was an eccentric European who once visited Mexico and saw a vision in this area among the hills and waterfalls. He never brought that vision to completion, but pieces of it have been built into the mountainside in this state in Central Mexico.PueblaMexican cuisine is some of the best in the world, and the state of Puebla, which is just outside Mexico City, is the birthplace of many famous Mexican dishes, including mole. Just make sure to bring your baggy pants when you visit. Puebla's capital is also home to the oldest library in the Western Hemisphere.Let's take a look at a few projects currently underway in Mexico:One&Only Mandarina The resort will feature two beach clubs, several swimming pools, six restaurants and bars, event rooms, a Spa, and a children's club ...[READ MORE]Westin Monterrey The Westin Monterrey is set to modernize the city's hotel offering through Westin's distinctive architectural and interior design ...[READ MORE]Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Ajijic Located on the northern shore of Lake Chapala 50km south of Mexico's second largest city Guadalajara and 25 minutes from Guadalajara International Airport ...[READ MORE]More information on hotel projects in Mexico can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

Fairmont's Sirru Fen Fushi opens in the Maldives

TOPHOTELPROJECTS ·24 April 2018
A new luxurious getaway operated by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts has opened in the idyllic setting of the Maldives. We take a look inside the Sirru Fen Fushi resort on the South Asian island.Villas in paradiseFairmont's latest offering is the pinnacle of luxury and isolation. Located on the island of Gaakoshibee in the Maldives, this new resort is made up exclusively of 120 luxurious villas on their own private lagoon resort, one of the biggest in the area. The resort opened this month and has been lauded for its tasteful design that will no doubt have high-class travelers flocking to the island in their droves. The architecture and design is typical of this exotic paradise, with the tastefully designed private water villas taking full advantage of the stunning location. Thatched roofs sit atop whitewashed walls, and the villas are erected on posts that let them hover over the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean, with private jetties offering panoramic views out over the sea. The villas are designed with personal deck areas that are furnished with sun loungers that surround individual plunge pools so guests have the utmost privacy on their vacation. The outdoor areas of the villas are orientated towards the sea, so residents are completely isolated from the other villas.Spa, sunsets and seclusionSirru Fen Fushi translates to "secret water island", and this is exactly what guests can expect when they stay at the new Fairmont hotel. Guests can avail of the state of the art spa facilities, which allow holidaymakers to relax, revive and rejuvenate in one of the most idyllic locations on the planet. The Willow Stream spa draws on the hotel's natural surroundings to craft a contemplative and calm oasis, where treatments use local herbs and plants which connect back to the local culture of the island. The spa also boasts a 50m long serenity pool that is a treat for the senses, as the air is fragranced with aromatherapy scents. The hotel aims to enchant its guests, and claims the unusual offering of a submerged sculpture garden. Their website says, "With nature and art as your guides, dive into the resort's unique, mesmerising underwater sculpture park, explore the gently sloping 9 km house reef, castaway for a day, shoeless and carefree, and dine on gourmet cuisine by the light of the moon." The new hotel typifies Fairmont's mission to connect its guests with the best experiences that each destination has to offer.Let's take a look at a few other projects currently underway in the Maldives:Mandarin Oriental Resort Maldives Mandarin Oriental, Maldives is located 185 kilometres north of the capital city Male, a journey of 45 minutes by seaplane ...[READ MORE]Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort The Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort will be a 'one-island, one-resort development' located just 10 minutes by speedboat from the new airport on the gorgeous, unspoilt Maamutaa Island ...[READ MORE]Greenstar, Floating Hotel and Conference Center The Greenstar is a Floating Hotel with a Conference Center for up to 2000 participants.The Greenstar will blend-in naturally with the existing surrounding islands. ...[READ MORE]More information on the Maldives can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

Why One Hotel Exec Predicts a Boom for the Hospitality Industry in India

TOPHOTELPROJECTS ·23 April 2018
Arif Patel--who is the vice president of sales, marketing, distribution and loyalty for AccorHotels--recently predicted that the next four years are going to be very good ones for the hospitality industry in India, detailing his thoughts about momentum for those working in the space has remained strong.In an interview with reporters, Patel pointed specifically to factors for the country such as big data trends, e-visa, domestic aviation growth, and how hotels there have reached their highest levels of occupancy rates in the past decade, with 68 percent and rising being common across the international hospitality industry. He said data shows that during the last calendar year and into the first quarter of 2018, occupancy rates are even higher than that, trending at 70 percent or above.This represents significant growth for all of the hospitality industry in India, as previous average occupancy rates were at an average low of between 55 and 58 percent for years.Increases in Other MetricsPatel went on in a recent interview to say that he has also seen rises in other metrics as well for India, specifically in the growth of searches for travel-related information about interest in travel, citing a large bump in several platforms, including a 53 percent search growth via Google."If we look at the last summer data, there was a 40 per cent growth in gross booking," Patel was quoted as saying. "There is also an increase of 15 per cent to 20 per cent in staycation when you look at long weekends."One possible causation for this is that large family travel would seem to have undergone a substantial increase, growing by nearly 15 percent. Europe seems to have bounced back after two years of what experts would consider to be lows, with increases happening in demand for travel experiences from both France and the United Kingdom. As is perhaps not the least bit unusual, the United Kingdom continues to be Europe's top travel destination for sending visitors to India. However, some other countries have made inroads too, with guests coming from both Dubai and Mauritius for summer vacations.Mobility is KeyOne point that Patel makes multiple times is that the increased availability of airline travel--particularly in new routes domestically--is, perhaps quite obviously, driving tourists to travel more.His own company, AccorHotels, is certainly seeing this and anticipating rising demands for its hotel rooms. Patel said they operate 48 hotels and almost 9,000 rooms, and that they are looking to increase that number to 80 branded hotels in India by the year 2020, working to bring Raffles and Banyan Tree to India, too.Let's take a look at a few other projects currently underway in India:Grand Hyatt Hyderabad The planned hotel is part of a 100-acre township development in Manikonda called Lanco Hills, about two miles from Gachibowli and HITEC city. ...[READ MORE]Four Seasons Hotel Noida at Delhi OneFour Seasons has entered North India with tie-up with realty firm, The 3C Company, for their mixed-use project 'Delhi One' at Noida. ...[READ MORE]Grand Hyatt KochiLuxurious guestrooms include suites and villas, All rooms and public spaces feature views of serene backwaters, the cityscape or lush, landscaped gardens ...[READ MORE]More information on India hotel projects can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

Number of European Visitors to Countries in the GCC Rises [Download Construction Report]

TOPHOTELPROJECTS ·20 April 2018
DOWNLOAD MIDDLE EAST HOTEL CONSTRUCTION REPORTExperts say this rise will most likely be driven by an increased number of flights from Europe to the region, friendlier travel routes, more competitive pricing, and an increased supply of mid-market hotels located throughout the region, according to recent data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018. In fact, according to Arabian Travel Market's research partner Colliers International, as many as 24.6 million EU residents are expected to travel to one or more of the countries that make up the GCC between now and the year 2020. This constitutes a hike of four million travellers as compared to figures for the years 2015 to 2017. Simon Press, senior exhibition director, ATM, said: "Historically, Europe and the GCC have enjoyed excellent travel and tourism links. Building on this, over the next three years, EU arrivals to the GCC will increase and we will see this in both the leisure and business segments. While European tourists have previously travelled to the GCC for its luxury resorts, the growing numbers of millennial travelers, middle-class tourists and corporate travellers on a budget, are slowly changing traditional market trends, as is the growth in affordable, mid-market hotels combined with an increase in low-cost flights."New Travel Routes from Europe to the GCCThere are myriad new travel routes coming that will do a better job of connecting tourists in Europe with the countries in the GCC.Besides Emirates' new route to Stansted airport in the United Kingdom, flydubai is also now scheduled to start flying to Krakow in Poland this month, further extending the carrier's Eastern and Central European network to a whopping total of 24 destinations, with a list of those that includes Belgrade, Bratislava, Bucharest, Prague, Skopje, Sarajevo, and Sofia.Increased Supply of Mid-Market Hotels Helps, TooGetting to the region simply and easily at a good price eliminates one set of major obstacles. Something that is helping to alleviate another is that the GCC is now home to an increased supply of mid-market hotel properties.GCC hotel developers have in large part turned an increased amount of their attention to quality mid-market properties with Dubai and Riyadh now home to a collection of four-star hotels flagged by names such as Aloft, Centro and Studio M. This growth will continue with a 19.1% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) forecast in four-star development between 2018 and 2020.Let's take a look at a few other projects currently underway in the Middle East:Anantara Dubai Creek HotelAnantara Dubai Creek Hotel will be located in Culture Village, which is currently under development by Dubai Properties ...[READ MORE]Santorini ResortSantorini Resort is a mixed-use project located in the Al Marjan Islands in Ras Al-Khaimah ...[READ MORE]Royal Tulip Hotel MuscatThe eight-storey hotel will feature two restaurants, pool, spa and fitness centre and extensive meeting and conference facilities ...[READ MORE]More information on hotel projects in the Middle East can be found on TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

AccorHotels Announces First SO/ Property in the Middle East

TOPHOTELPROJECTS ·19 April 2018
AccorHotels has recently announced the timeline and location for its first hip and future-forward brand SO/location in the Middle East. This hotel will be located in the region's hottest market: Dubai.Dubbed the SO/ Uptown Dubai, it will be a disruptive art and experience driven property said by stakeholders to fully embody a concept of a Kaleidoscopic Utopia, in the process reflecting Dubai's urban charm. The SO/Uptown Dubai will also come replete with that hotel brand's signature convention-defying colorful and lively design concepts, which inherently vary from location to location.As far as a timeline for the hotel's debut, it is currently set to open to guests by the end of the year 2020. When it does, the luxurious property will feature a total of 188 rooms alongside 215 total branded residences. Inspired by edgy and bold architecture, interiors for the luxury property will be brought to life by the Rockwell Group, featuring modular and contemporary elements to elevate the SO/ Uptown Dubai as a beacon of energy, art and entertainment at the heart of Dubai.Growing the SO/ Brand in the Middle EastStakeholders involved in this expansion project are understandably excited about its implications for the strength and prevalence of the SO/ brand, which is one of the most future-forward offerings in the hospitality industry to date.Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC, said: "DMCC is excited to be the 'first to say SO/' by bringing the debut SO/ in the Middle East to our first super-tall tower in Uptown Dubai in partnership with AccorHotels. SO/ is a bold and innovative brand much like the spirit of Dubai and DMCC's Uptown Dubai district. We are confident this partnership will bring a spectacular destination to market for our customers, at our premium super-tall tower set to disrupt the Dubai skyline as we know it."A World-Class LocationThe project actually marks AccorHotels' entry into one of the hottest areas in Dubai, which puts it among the hottest on the planet overall: DMCC's upcoming world-class smart district, Uptown Dubai. With monumental developments including seven high rise towers atop seven levels of podium, the central plaza of Uptown Dubai aims to raise the district to the same scale of global destinations such as New York's Rockefeller Center and Berlin's Sony Center. Uptown Dubai is set to become the go-to destination for lively shopping, dining, entertainment and cultural experiences.Dubai itself is arguably the single best tourism market in the country right now, having grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, surpassing long-time industry stalwarts like Paris and Las Vegas and London in terms of its desirability for hotel operators. It's a ritzy location in the United Arab Emirates, and all indications are that it won't stop being that way any time soon.Let's take a look at a few other projects currently underway by SO/:Sofitel So Paris Champs Elysees In an effort to develop a new "mythical address" in Paris the SO Sofitel will be a five-star hotel with about a hundred rooms ...[READ MORE]Sofitel So La Habana The hotel will be located on the corner of the Malecon and Paseo del Prado. ...[READ MORE]So Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Hotel Some of the facilities the So Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Hotel guests will be able to enjoy include four inspired food and beverage outlets, an extensive pool with deck and terrace ...[READ MORE]More information on SO/ can be found on TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

Malaysia gears up for new hotel openings

TOPHOTELPROJECTS ·18 April 2018
Southeast Asian oasisMalaysia has one of the strongest economies in all of Asia, with its GDP increasing almost 7% every year for the past half a decade. This statistic alone would make it a desirable place for hoteliers and developers to invest in, not to mention its many touristic and cultural sights. Malaysia is a meeting of east and west, with a culture that is a mix of Oriental and European influences and a wealth of incredible beaches and rainforests. Its capital Kuala Lumpur is surely an international city, with an iconic skyline and a mixture of colonial and contemporary architecture housing countless urban activities to engage in.Luxury offerings to comeMalaysia's offering of lodgings and accommodation is set to expand over the coming years with the proposed opening of 81 new hotels and resorts across the island territory. These new ventures will bring a further 21,665 guest rooms and suites to Malaysia, and all of the new projects will be at the upper end of the spectrum. 24 of the 81 hotels will belong in the luxury section, while the remaining 57 will be in the first class range, offering new accommodation to business and leisure travelers who are going to Asia on holidays or for work. Between now and 2020, 65 of the new hotels will open, which equates to 80% of the total proposed projects. 16 projects will open in the years following 2020, but this year will see the lion's share of the buildings opening their doors to the public, with 36 new hotels to open over the course of 2018. 16 hotels will open in 2019, and 13 will welcome visitors in 2020. Most of the projects, a tally of 51, are currently under construction, with smaller numbers in the pre-planning, planning and pre-opening stages.Big brands make their mark on MalaysiaSome of the hotel groups making their mark on Malaysia are the biggest names in the hotel industry. DoubleTree by Hilton, Citadines Apart'hotels and Sheraton Hotels and Resorts will each be opening four new properties in Malaysia over the coming years. All of these brands and groups offer full or part service hotels, residences and apartments, and facilitate all types of travel, whether it is for business or pleasure, or whether you are looking for a beach holiday, city break or all inclusive resort package.Let's take a look at a few other projects currently underway in Malaysia:Angkasa Raya Tower HotelSkyscraper for Kuala Lumpur that will have a four-storey-high tropical garden slicing through its middle ...[READ MORE]Aman Resort Desaru CoastTogether with the three hotels included in one project "desaru coast" ...[READ MORE]Alila Dalit BayAlila Dalit Bay Sabah is located on the island's northern coast overlooking 17 acres of pure white, unspoiled foreshore ...[READ MORE]More information on hotel projects in Malaysia can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

Why Radisson Hotel Group is Partnering with SOS Children's Villages

TOPHOTELPROJECTS ·17 April 2018
Radisson Hotel Group is one of the largest hotel companies in the world. SOS Children's Villages is one of the largest non-profit groups dedicated to building loving and stable families for vulnerable children who have been abandoned or orphaned. Now, the two groups have entered into a partnership.The main reason for this move is that Radisson Hotel Group is aiming to have its 1,100 hotels in operation start to sponsor the upbringing and education of at least one child each, ultimately leading to a set of meaningful local relationships with SOS Villages across the globe."Responsible Business is at the heart of our company's promise of making every moment matter, which also means that we support and help advance the communities in which we operate. The creation of the Radisson Hotel Group created a unique opportunity for us to align our company's commitment to a common global cause that truly will help make a difference in the world, especially for our children and youth. Our partnership with SOS will allow us to help provide a home and a better future for the most vulnerable children in the world," said Federico J. Gonzalez, President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group and Chairman of the Radisson Hotel Group Global Steering Committee in a statement.Learn More About SOS Children's VillagesSOS Children's Villages is one of the most successful and prominent global organizations working to improve the situations of vulnerable children who have been orphaned and abandoned.The group is currently active in 135 countries and territories, which is part of what makes it an ideal partner for a global company such as Radisson Hotel Group. SOS Children's Villages has a continuing impact on the lives of millions of children by providing them with family support and care programs that include medical, educational and emergency relief outreach efforts.Collaborating with the Radisson Hotel Group will enable SOS Children's Village to bolster its mission by helping it to mobilize more supports and volunteers on the local levels of the cities in which the hotels are located, thereby guaranteeing that children there will not have to grow up alone.SOS Children's Village is also one of the most well-regarded non-profit organizations in the space, having been recognized for authoring innovative and holistic programs, as well as for its ethical policies and for its commitment to amplifying youth voices. It has also garnered acclaim for putting transparency at the heart of the work that it does.The organization is a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and a member of "Accountable Now", a cross-sector platform for internationally operating civil society organizations."At SOS, we create communities of strong, loving families so vulnerable children have the opportunity to heal, learn and enjoy the kind of safe and healthy childhood they deserve," said Lynn Croneberger, Chief Executive Officer of SOS Children's Villages, USA in a statement. "We are delighted to launch this partnership with Radisson Hotel Group, through which SOS Children's Villages is joining forces with each local hotel owner, general manager, employee and guest to empower children and strengthen communities from the ground up."Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Bordeaux Carlson Rezidor pursues growth on French territory and opens its Radisson Blu brand in Bordeaux [MORE INFO...]Radisson Blu Hotel RouenThe site of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Rouen, is centrally located in the heart of Rouen at walking distance from the railway station ...[READ MORE]Radisson Blu Tsinandali Tsinandali lies in the province of Kakheti, one of the most popular tourism regions of Georgia ...[READ MORE]More information on Radisson Hotel Group can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

AccorHotels and Mantis Group Forge Strategic Agreement

TOPHOTELPROJECTS ·16 April 2018
AccorHotels recently announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Mantis Group, a privately-owned company that is based in South Africa.As part of this agreement, Accor acquires a 50 percent stake in Mantis. Mantis, for those who are unfamiliar with the name, brings to the table a collection of award-winning managed and branded five-star properties and lodges. These venues are located across the world on every major continent, and they range from boutique hotels to eco lodges. Mantis possesses a unique and eclectic group of properties that also include game reserves, luxury houseboats, and venues that lend themselves to adventure tourism, which has become increasingly popular among a budding group of millennial travellers in recent years.DOWNLOAD ACCOR HOTELS PROJECT PIPELINE FREE REPORTExperts say that this new agreement stands to reinforce Accor Hotels as one of the world leaders in unique and curated travel experiences.Community Conservation Fund Africa (CCFA)This strategic partnership will also coincide with the launch of a non-profit organization called Community Conservation Fund Africa, or CCFA. What CCFA aims to do is amplify the commitments of both AccorHotels and Mantis toward diminishing the ongoing decline of wildlife populations in Africa.CCFA will work to help bring together three conservation groups of international renown, with those groups being Tusk Trust, African Parks, and the Wilderness Foundation.More About the Mantis GroupFor those who are unfamiliar with Mantis Group, it is important to note that it is a world-class network of hospitality venues that features 28 managed properties as well as many branded hotels and residences scattered throughout the globe.The Mantis Group's holdings are diverse, to be certain, and they include properties that range from boutique villas to flagship offerings such as the Founders Lodge--which is a South African game reserve that is located in the Eastern Cape area--as well as Mantis St. Helena, a boutique hotel on a remote and isolated island in the Atlantic. Rounding out the list of Mantis Group's most noteworthy properties is the Draycott Hotel in London, which is synonymous with British luxury and Old World elegance that is becoming increasingly harder to find these days.Simply put, Mantis Group gives Accor access to a number of properties that cater to travellers in search of adventure. This deal also strengthens AccorHotels' leadership position on the African continent while simultaneously combining its vision of conservation and education with its ongoing hotel operations.Of all the major names in the African hospitality market, Mantis is one that is closely associated with environmental responsibility. In fact, highlights of Mantis' success in conservation include the company's support and sponsorship of initiatives for the Wilderness Foundation Africa, Tusk Trust and various other aforementioned groups above.Let's take a look at a few other projects currently underway by Accor Hotels:Mercure Hanoi HadoThis 280 room business traveler hotel is located in Ha Noi, Viet Nam ...[READ MORE]World Trade Center of the AmericasA glassy 77-story tower. With a height of 953-feet this will be one of the tallest buildings in Miami ...[READ MORE]Fairmont Century Plaza, Los Angeles The mixed-use redevelopment project includes guestrooms and branded residences within the original iconic building ...[READ MORE]More information on Accor Hotels can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

Take a Look at the Top 5 Hottest Hotel Construction Projects in Africa

TOPHOTELPROJECTS ·14 April 2018
In fact, according to the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database, the project pipeline for African hotel construction is more robust that it has been in years. Africa has even surpassed Latin America in a list of the world's most active pipelines. In fact, numbers from the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database currently show that while Africa only has 305 projects in its pipeline compared to Latin America's 314, Africa is on pace to add 73,528 new rooms while Latin America will only see the addition of 72,065 new rooms.DOWNLOAD AFRICA HOTEL CONSTRUCTION FREE REPORTWith that in mind, let's take a look at some of the hottest upcoming hotel construction projects coming to the African continent:Marassi Mediterranean Marine and Golf ResortMarassi is a Mediterranean-styled development close to Alexandria, a few miles away from the historic city of El Alamein, along the shores of Sidi Abdul Rahman Bay. An architectural ode to the rich and diverse Mediterranean way of living, Marassi is destined to be the haven of untold bliss and comforts sprawling 1,544 acres of pristine waterfront.Marina Resort ChbikaChbika, originally known as Chbika Sahara Atlantique, has been master-planned to include three or more hotels, 1,851 apartments and villas, a town center, a marina with berths for 100 boats, a sports center, a spa, a medical center, and what's been described as a tournament-worthy golf course.Without question, the resort will be the biggest thing to ever hit the village of Chbika, which is located along the Atlantic coast in a remote part of southwestern Morocco, near the town of Tan-Tan.Four Seasons Resort Sharm El SheikhExpansion of this lush, luxury resort seeks to surpass the existing oasis's already-high standards. With an added adjoining property, the project includes a ninety-plus key hotel, conference center, employee hotel, manager's quarters, a Mosque, dive center, and an 18-hole golf course with 52 golf villas. A central lake provides beauty and serenity while also cooling temperatures within the local microclimate. Sinuous walkways guide hotel guests to their doorways through a series of landscaped gardens and terraces, and chalets sit among dense private gardens and pool areas. Perched on the cliffs, two infinity pools appear to float above the shoreline, with nooks carved into the hillsides for private sunbathing.It is scheduled to open for guests in the third quarter of 2019, and once it does it will have roughly 1,400 available rooms.Marriott Bab Ezzouar AlgiersA mixed-use development project branded MARRIOTT located in the new development district in Bab Ezzouar in Wilaya of Algiers, this property is currently in the pre-opening phase of construction. It will make its long-awaited debut in June of 2018, and once it does, it will have just more than 1,200 new rooms available for interested guests.Swiss-Belhotel Marseilia, Alexandria BeachThe property in Alexandria will be part of a mixed-use complex overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It will be located it in Egypt, and once construction on this property is complete in the first quarter of 2019, it will offer 1,200 new rooms for its guests.More information on hotel projects in Africa can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

Did American Tourists Visiting Russia Increase in 2017?

TOPHOTELPROJECTS ·12 April 2018
That organization also reports that the number of American tourists visiting Russia has been steadily increasing since 2014. Oleg Safonov, who is the head of Russia's Federal Tourism Agency, has been quoted as saying that anti-Russian propaganda in American was one of the reasons that more tourists came to visit his country from the United States. He said that the American media has covered Russia more than it normally does, and as a result many citizens of that country have been curious enough to come see Russia for themselves.Russia in the NewsThere is no doubt that Russia has been in the American news more in 2017 and 2018 than it has in previous years.U.S. governmental agencies have concluded that Moscow executed a plan to interfere with the American presidential elections. Also, President Donald Trump has only recently expelled 60 Russian diplomats from his country in the aftermath of a nerve agent attack in Salisbury. Russia has denied any involvement in that attack.Safonov was also quoted in a Russian newspaper as saying that the number of tourists coming to Russia from the United States rose by 25 percent between January and September of 2017.The NumbersFact checking organizations, however, have also examined sets of relevant statistics and concluded that when you extend the categories to include every category of travel, such as business, arrivals to Russian from the United States went up roughly 18 percent. This reflects a continuing upward trend that started back in 2015, the year that the conflict in Crimea between pro-Russia forces and Ukraine first began.That year, the Russian tourism agency pointed to increasing political tensions as a reason for a reduced number of visitors to Russia from the United States.The number of tourists now exceeds pre-conflict levels, despite the US state department warning its citizens to reconsider travel to Russia "due to terrorism and harassment". It advises against all travel to Crimea and the North Caucasus region.The UN World Tourism Organization has not yet released its own data for trips from the US and Russia in 2017. In 2016, its data showed an increase - but of fewer than 1%.Let's take a look at a few other projects currently underway in Russia:Sheraton Rostov-on-DonIncludes: A hotel, managed by the international hotel operator Sheraton Overseas Management Corporation ... [READ MORE]Bulgari Hotel MoscowThe hotel will be comprised of rooms and suites, including a rooftop terrace and luxury facilities such as the signature Bulgari restaurant and bar and a spa with a swimming pool ...[READ MORE]Moscow China Trade Center HotelThe Moscow China Trade Center(200,000 sq m) will include a five star hotel, department stores, offices, etc ...[READ MORE]More information on hotel projects in Russia can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

What are the coolest U.S. cities to visit in the year 2018?

TOPHOTELPROJECTS ·11 April 2018
The United States, however, is made of far more than three cities. There are many, many places to see in the U.S., with an increasing number of cities there working to carve out unique identities, particularly as it pertains to world travelers. In fact, some of the best and most popular destinations within the United States are far from traditional destinations for guests.With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the less heralded but rising profile tourism cities in the United States. Here they are:Columbus, IndianaColumbus's design is credited to an engine industry mogul who sponsored several notable projects in the city back in the 1950s. Because of this, it is home to 80 modernists buildings that were designed by some of the 20th century's best-known architects, including I.M. Pei and Richard Meier.Lancaster, PennsylvaniaLancaster, Pennsylvania is a classic and hip Victorian city that's located just three hour from New York City--and it stands as one of the best kept cities in the United States. Visitors to what is quickly becoming a cultural hotbed enjoy Amish country, a bustling food scene, and truly impressive architectural constructions.Portland, MaineEveryone has heard of Portland, Oregon, one of the trendiest cities in the U.S., but Portland, Maine is actually really cool, too. Maine, the state in which it is located, has an overall faraway and otherworldly fell, and Portland does too. It's become increasingly cosmopolitan, with interesting bars, a lush coast, and tons of delicious lobster.Sacramento, CaliforniaAfter the indie film Ladybird won all kinds of accolades and was nominated for many Academy Awards, it brought a significant amount of attention to the city in which it is set: Sacramento, California. It's a great alternative to the really expensive and much more famous area just west of Sacramento: California Bay Area. Visitors to Sacramento, however, will find a booming culinary scene, the state capital, tons of world class hiking nearby, and wide, tree-lined peaceful streets that evoke feelings of a simpler and more bucolic time. Of all the cities on our list, we have to say that Sacramento is our favorite. Pro tip: go during the NBA season and catch a professional basketball game at the city's brand-new, world-class Golden 1 Center arena.San Antonio, TexasYou wouldn't expect to find much water in San Antonio, Texas, a hot and dry city that is home to the world-famous Alamo, as well as a plethora of Tex-Mex restaurants. This city stands as a solid alternative to the pricier and more oppressively trendy city to the north Austin. A good month to visit is April, when San Antonio holds its annual Fiesta.Let's take a look at a few other projects currently underway in the USA:Virgin Hotel New YorkRichard Branson's Virgin Hotels has announced that it will build a hotel in New York City ...[READ MORE]JW Marriott NashvilleThe new JW hotel is situated on prime real estate in Nashville's Downtown ...[READ MORE]8950 Sunset Blvd. 8950 Sunset Blvd. will tout a "jewelry box" design, with the hotel's dynamic technical capabilities serving as the crown jewel. ...[READ MORE]More information on hotel projects in the United States of America can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

Indonesia's project pipeline in good health [Infographic]

TOPHOTELPROJECTS ·11 April 2018
Sights set on Southeast AsiaThe popular southeast Asian destination of Indonesia is gearing up for a slew of new hotel openings over the course of this year and those to follow. In 2016, Indonesia received an incredible 12 million visitors, an increase of 15.5% from 2015. Indonesia's wealth of natural and cultural attractions keep people coming back year after year, and this pattern only seems to be continuing. So it's perhaps no wonder that hoteliers are banking on Indonesia as a solid destination in which to invest. In 2019, 2019, 2020 and in the years beyond, an estimated 124 hotel projects will open their doors to the public, bringing a total of 24,633 new hotel rooms to the islands. All of these new projects will be at the upper end of the scale, with 57% of them being categorised as luxury, while the remaining 43% will be of a first class standard.Lifestyle and temporary accommodation brands in the leadAs the trend for lifestyle brands continues to grow, brands that offer longer-term accommodation are also being seen more, and Indonesia's new projects will be no different. Some of the top brands that are going to be opening properties in Indonesia operate in both of these categories, catering to travelers who want to focus on experiential vacations and to immerse themselves in the local culture. This is what the three brands who are planning on opening the most venues in Indonesia offer. Citadines Apart'hotels, who will open four projects over the coming years, are geared towards travelers who want personalised conveniences in popular urban destinations, and their properties offer guests a quiet nook in big and bustling cities. Upper-midscale brand Mercure Hotels will open five projects in Indonesia, while the select-service hotel brand Aloft will follow suit with another five properties, providing visitors to Indonesia with both short and longer-term lodgings.2018 and beyondOut of the 124 projects proposed for Indonesia, 68 will open this year, which is sure to be a landmark year for the islands' hospitality industry. This amounts to a whopping 55% of all proposed projects, while 2019 will see a dip, with the opening of just 25 projects during the course of the year. 2020 will see nine new hotels and in the following years a further 22 hotels will welcome guests across the Indonesian islands. The majority of the projects are currently under construction, with a small number in the pre-planning stages and about 20% in the pre-opening stages.Let's take a look at a few other projects currently underway in Indonesia:Jumeirah Bali Jumeirah Baliwill be located in the exclusive Jimbaran District, looking onto Dreamland beach. ...[READ MORE]Mandarin Oriental BaliThe Asian hotel group is planning to open a new hotel and resort complex on the Indonesian island. ...[READ MORE]Trump Resort and Residences BaliTrump Hotel Collection will operate a resort and residences in Bali, Indonesia. Trump said the resort will be built atop a sheer cliff on the southwestern coast, offering views of the Indian Ocean and the iconic Tanah Lot Temple. ...[READ MORE]More information on hotel projects in Indonesia can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

The Hotel Guest Rating Leaders Are Two Familiar Brands [Download Chain Report]

TOPHOTELPROJECTS · 9 April 2018
Experts and industry watchers recently conducted a survey aimed at benchmarking the customer satisfaction from throughout 20 hospitality companies, and the top names are two companies that are likely very familiar to anyone within the hospitality industry: Marriott and Holiday Inn Express.Those two mega hotel operators actually tied with 78 percent ratings for each, putting them at the top of the list for providing the best customer experience in the hotel industry. The survey that determined this took a look at 318 companies in 20 different industries. The shared 78 percent score earned by both Holiday Inn and Marriott landed the hotel giants at 34th place overall. Hampton Inn, the next best hotel company, landed in third place with a rating of 76 percent, which put it at 51st place on the list of all companies.DOWNLOAD MARRIOTT PROJECT PIPELINE FREE REPORTOther Hotel Chains Receiving VotesAlthough Holiday Inn Express and Marriott scored best for delivering high quality customer experiences, over hotel companies also did well in the survey. Hampton Inn, as mentioned was third with 76 percent, while Hiltonwas not far behind that mark with 74 percent. Next, was a Mariott brand, that being Courtyard By Marriott, with 73 percent overall.Others on the list included Residence Inn with 73 percent, Hyatt with 72 percent, Wyndham with 71 percent, Best Western with 71 percent, and Holiday Inn with 70 percent.A Competitor Sees a Big ImprovementThese high rankings for the giants of the hotel industry are great news in an era where traditional hospitality providers are being threatened by upstarts like the tech company Airbnb.The bad news, however, was that Airbnb great improved its own ranking on this same survey. In fact, that company improved the most of any over the previous year, gaining 11 points. That put Airbnb at 67 percent, just behind La Quinta at 68 percent and Super 8 at 67 percent.In terms of the biggest drop, that dubious distinction goes to Fairfield Inn, which had 66 percent, a ranking that represented a 9 point drop over the previous year.The free report, "2018 Temkin Experience Ratings," is available for download at the Customer Experience Matters blog (ExperienceMatters.blog) and at the Temkin Group website, www.TemkinGroup.com."Every year there's a battle across hotel chains for the customer experience crown, but we have to give special credit to Marriott for being at or near the top since 2011," said Bruce Temkin, managing partner of Temkin Group in a statement.Let's take a look at a few other projects currently underway by Marriott International:Sheraton Ha Long Bay Hotel Overlooking the World Heritage-listed Halong Bay, Vietnam and its 120 kilometers of beautiful coastline ...[READ MORE]Sheraton Danang ResortThe Sheraton Danang Resort will be located on the popular white sands of Danang Beach, Vietnam ...[READ MORE]The Ritz Carlton Ho Chi Minh CityThe Ritz-Carlton, Saigon is part of a dynamic development project called The One Ho Chi Minh City ...[READ MORE]More information on Marriott hotel projects can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

Top 5 hottest projects in Latin America [Download Construction Report]

TOPHOTELPROJECTS · 6 April 2018
Latin America is on the up and up as a tourist destination. Smart hoteliers are choosing to invest in such exotic and in-demand locations as Mexico, Brazil and Cuba because of the continued demand for accommodation in these areas. Over the next few years, an estimated 314 new hotels will open their doors across Latin America. We check out the most interesting hotels in the pipeline.DOWNLOAD LATIN AMERICA CONSTRUCTION REPORTParadisus Cayo Santa Maria, CubaThis 802-key luxury 5-star hotel and resort is set to open in the fourth quarter of 2018. Located on the idyllic Cayo Santa Maria, the hotel will form part of Melia's luxury portfolio. The Paradisus Resorts are sited in the most beautiful locations on earth, allowing guest to experience a real taste of paradise. Promising a sophisticated resort surrounded by lush vegetation and with panoramic views of the Caribbean sea, this hotel is one that must not be missed.Hard Rock Hotel Los CabosLocated in the popular and prestigious Cabo San Lucas at the tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, the Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos will bring 639 new rooms and suites to this area of Mexico. Set to open in the first quarter of 2019, the hotel, along with the Nobu Hotel Los Cabos, will form part of the mixed-use development "Diamante Cabo San Lucas", which will bring hotels, entertainment, commercial and retail premises to the area. The hotel will be in line with Hard Rock's well established brand identity, and will boast six incredible restaurants, as well as a spa and wellness centre and family friendly areas.Dreams Buenaventura Panama Resort & SpaThis new Panamanian hotel is a luxury 5-star new build resort that will boast 614 rooms and suites. Situated within one of Panama's sought-after beach communities, this complex bills itself as an "unlimited luxury family friendly resort", and has a range of activities to keep both parents and children entertained throughout the duration of their stay. A great choice for people with young kids or teenagers, as practically everything you could imagine is catered for.Vila Gale Touros HotelThe Vila Gale Touros Hotel in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, will be a 4-star upscale resort located along one of Brazil's famous pristine white beaches. 514 new rooms will be added to the area once the hotel opens in the fourth quarter of 2018, and the complex is aimed at families who wish to take advantage of Brazil's stunning coastline. The hotel will boast four restaurants, a state of the art health spa, children's club, convention center, recreational facilities and three outdoor pools.Hideaway At Royalton AntiguaThis luxury 5-star resort is located on the exotic island of Antigua in the Caribbean. With a total key count of 500 between guest rooms and suites, this hotel and resort will bring guests the best that this coveted destination has to offer. Part of the Blue Diamond Hotels and Resorts group, Royalton Luxury Resorts has a unique "all-in" luxury concept, and is aimed at the sophisticated traveler and their families.More information on hotels in Latin America can be found on TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the specialized service provider in the exchange of cutting-edge information of hotel construction in the international hospitality industry.

The 5 hottest hotel projects in the Asia Pacific Region [Construction Report Included]

TOPHOTELPROJECTS · 6 April 2018
TOPHOTELPROJECTS just released their latest construction report on the Asia Pacific region, based on the information out of the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. The report is full of useful information about the construction pipeline in this market, the report details what brands are set to appear in what cities, and how far along these project are. We have handpicked the five most exciting project in the Asia Pacific region for you to have a look at. DOWNLOAD FREE APAC HOTEL CONSTRUCTION REPORTRitz-Carlton PerthThis new-build complex is a 204-key luxury 5-star development due to open in the third quarter of 2018. Located on Elizabeth Bay, the mixed-use development will feature a number of residential units as well as a retail area on the ground floor designed to attract visitors to this ambitious new area in Western Australia. The centrepiece of the new complex will be the Ritz-Carlton Perth, which will benefit from incredible views over the Swan River and Kings Park.Four Seasons Hotel Noida At Delhi OneThis hotel will bring the renowned Four Seasons hotel group into northern India. Comprised of three towers, the new-build Four Seasons hotel will be part of the Delhi One multi-use complex which will feature a number of different facilities. They include Four Season-branded high rise residences and serviced apartments, a health club and spa, dining facilities and generous and luxurious landscaping. The hotel will have 240 rooms in total and is set to open in 2020.Mandarin Oriental Resort MaldivesThe Mandarin Oriental, Maldives is a slice of paradise. It will be located a 45-minute seaplane ride away from the capital of Male, on its own exclusive island surrounded by clear blue waters and white sandy beaches. This 5-star resort will bost 114 villas, many of which are private with their own lush landscaping and access to a private pool. A health and wellness centre will provide guests with the ultimate in rest and relaxation in this idyllic getaway.The Royal Atlantis Resort and ResidencesThis themed property in Dubai will soar an incredible 47 storeys over the earth. The new-build, 5-star complex will house 791 rooms and residences, as well as 230 luxury suites. Due for completion in the third quarter of 2019, The Royal Atlantis Resort will follow in the footsteps of many famous hotels in Dubai by being situated on a purpose-built sculptural bay that will afford visitors incredible views out over the water beyond.Capella BangkokThis luxurious 5-star hotel will open at the start of 2019 on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand. It will form part of a larger complex which will contain various retail, entertainment and commercial facilities. The Capella Bangkok will be a 100-room tower that will also include some private villas on the waterfront. All of the guest rooms will benefit from sky gardens and outdoor areas. Visitors will be able to dine at one of the two on-site restaurants and the use the outdoor swimming pool. The mixed-use development will also feature a Four Seasons hotel.More information on hotel projects in the Asia Pacific Region can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

Downtown LA is a hotbed of great new hotel design

TOPHOTELPROJECTS · 6 April 2018
Downtown Los Angeles is undergoing something of a renaissance. Once a haven of entertainment and retail, the area went into decline, but is now on the up again thanks to a swathe of new hotel development. We take a look inside the growing hotel scene in downtown LA.The Hoxton and Soho House to make their mark on downtown LADowntown LA is becoming a hub of arts, culture and hospitality. With over 8,000 new hotel rooms planned in the area across a number of big name brands, lifestyle hotels and boutique accommodation, the scene in DTLA is certainly sizzling. Nicolo Rusconi, founder of BLVD Hospitality, whose portfolio includes the Ace, Soho House, and The Hoxton, says, "Downtown Los Angeles is one of the most unique markets in the world right now. Los Angeles is still establishing its cultural identity, and hospitality developers, investors, and operators are attracted to the opportunity to be a part of the curation and genesis of the identity of downtown." Soho House's project will be located in a 100 year old building located in the Arts District and will be called Soho Warehouse, recalling the property's industrial past. The 48-room hotel will be designed by LA firm Killefer Flammang Architects and will be a complete renovation and refurbishment of this iconic building.The Hoxton's hip British brand of boutique hotel will also be coming to downtown LA in the near future. The Hoxton's offering will be housed in a former Los Angeles Railway building, a 10 storey property dating from the 1920's. Hotelier and developer Sharan Pasricha says about the project, "We always look for great buildings, and this one was too good to pass up. We open in neighborhoods where we feel a real sense of creativity and community. We love to be surrounded by independent restaurants, bars, and homegrown boutiques and downtown is all about that."Development and design transforms downtown LAMany hoteliers and developers are flocking to downtown LA because of the opportunities for development in terms of all of the incredible architecture that is available there. Many old buildings are being transformed into hotels, mixed-use developments and commercial areas. The NoMad, a hotel brand hailing from New York, has taken over the Giannini Place and converted it into a spectacular 241 room hotel designed by French architect Jacques Garcia. The property represents the intersection of Californian and northern Italian architecture, resulting in a celebration of both styles. CEO Andrew Zobler says, "Part of the DNA of NoMad is relating to a great building, and you find great buildings in Downtown LA." The Mayfair Hotel and the Hotel Figueroa are also undergoing serious reconstruction works, with the former being restored to its Art Deco glory and the latter being brought back to its Spanish colonial roots. The 148-room Proper Hotel will reside in a former YMCA building, while the 226-room Freehand caused quite a stir when it opened last year in the old Commercial Exchange building, built in 1924.Let's take a look at a few other projects currently underway in LA:8950 Sunset Blvd. 8950 Sunset Blvd. will tout a "jewelry box" design, with the hotel's dynamic technical capabilities serving as the crown jewel ...[READ MORE]Downtown L.A. Proper HotelWhen it reopens as Downtown LA Proper Hotel it will boast guest rooms, two ground floor restaurants, two unique presidential suites as well as a rooftop with restaurant, bar and swimming pool ...[READ MORE]Thompson Hollywood On Wilcox Avenue, north of Sunset Boulevard, Thompson Hollywood will be a hotel that embraces the scene and style of Hollywood, according to the company ...[READ MORE]More information on hotel projects in LA can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

Indian dreams in 25Hours Hotels' Paris location

TOPHOTELPROJECTS ·28 March 2018
A new property by trendsetting hotel brand 25Hours in Paris will take its cues from India in its design and concept. Located in an Indian neighbourhood near Gare du Nord, the hotel will be 25Hours first hotel outside German-speaking countries in Europe. We find out more about 25Hours expansion and its connection to the Indian market.East meets West in 25Hours ParisIn 2017, hip German hotel brand 25Hours announced a strategic partnership with French hotel giant Accor. Accor acquired a 30% stake in 25Hours with a view to initiating the brand's global expansion. The first foray of the successful but small German hotel group out of German-speaking countries will be into the French capital Paris, and more specifically into an Indian neighbourhood around the Gare du Nord train station. Jean-Michel Casse, Accor's Chief Operating Officer for India and South Asia, says, "The concept of 25Hours is that the brand immerses itself in the location for six months to define a theme in its design and food so that it totally blends with the locality and environment it is in." So it is perhaps unsurprising, given the location, that the 25Hours Pariswill be inspired by Indian culture and design.But this isn't the only connection that 25Hours has to India. Casse has spoken of his desire to bring 25Hours to the subcontinent. He elaborated, saying, "Even if we were to have only one, I believe we should have one in India and it should be in Mumbai because of its F&B and only F&B. All because the music, entertainment and F&B is so good," referring to the fact that the Berlin property has a queue for its restaurant and cafe every day.Planned projects in IndiaAccor could do well to secure a stake in the Indian market with 25Hours, as the hospitality industry in India seems to be thriving in the foreseeable future. From now until 2021 and beyond, an incredible 201 hotels are expected to open in India. This year alone will see 64 hotels open their doors, while next year promises 48 new hotels, with a further 27 in 2020 and 62 in 2021. Many of these new hotels and resorts will be located in some of India's most well known cities and destinations, including Mumbai, Gurgaon and Hyderabad. A total key count of 34,861 will come out of these new hotels, providing ample space for visitors to India. 38% of the projects will be of a luxury nature, while the remaining 62% will be of a first class standard. The majority of these projects are currently under construction, with 15 hotels in the pre-opening phase, 18 in the pre-planning stages and 50 currently undergoing planning.Let's take a look at a few other projects currently underway in India:Grand Hyatt Hyderabad The planned hotel is part of a 100-acre township development in Manikonda called Lanco Hills, about two miles from Gachibowli and HITEC city. ...[READ MORE]Four Seasons Hotel Noida at Delhi OneFour Seasons has entered North India with tie-up with realty firm, The 3C Company, for their mixed-use project 'Delhi One' at Noida. ...[READ MORE]Grand Hyatt KochiLuxurious guestrooms include suites and villas, All rooms and public spaces feature views of serene backwaters, the cityscape or lush, landscaped gardens ...[READ MORE]More information on hotel projects in India can be found in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is the specialized service provider of cutting-edge information of the hospitality industry.

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