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The latest super hotels – Every day a new luxury hotel opens somewhere at the globe

Hamburg, Germany – 12 May 2016 – Due to the fast growing tourism industry more and more top hotels are needed. On average two new hotels or resorts of the leading categories opened every day during the first quarter of this year worldwide. This data has been revealed by TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the specialized service provider in the exchange of cutting-edge information between clients and contractors in the international hotel industry.

Loisaba Lodge in Kenya

Loisaba Lodge in Kenya

Within the next eight months until the end of the year another 1,500 hotels will celebrate their inauguration. In total far more than 1,800 hotels are put into operation internationally. But the sustained boom pressurizes the large hotel chains: On the one hand, the expansion must proceed faster. Which means even more new locations are obtained in a shorter period. On the other hand new employees for the new jobs are needed and have to be educated and trained constantly. Leading hotel groups must occupy the positions in the lower and middle areas of work new several times a year as the world’s leading job portal “Hospitality Leaders” reported.

Among other, one of the new top hotels and resorts is the Loisaba Lodge in Kenya / Africa. Out of the very comfortable tent village you can watch numerous wild animals – as well as from the luxurious infinity pool. In the high-end luxury hotels the newly opened St. Regis Kuala Lumpur is talking point – with generous walk-in closets in every guestroom and an exquisite gourmet restaurant of a known, Japanese three-star chef. The new Four Seasons Abu Dhabi – exclusively located on an island in the Arabian Gulf – privacy is appreciated:: there are separate exuberantly equipped fitness centers for men and women.

Katamama Hotel Bali

Katamama Hotel Bali

One of the highlights of the global hospitality market also includes the new Grand Hyatt in Rio of Janeiro, a true landmark hotel for the Summer Olympics this year, which features among other amenities three restaurants at a worldwide peak level and a “Leading” Spa. In the Katamama Hotel in Bali, a hideaway with just 58 suites, only exclusive on hand-crafted furniture and conveniences of regional craftsmanship find a place. Furthermore the art-loving guests will be inspired with vegan delicacies and a rich offer of fresh juices. In the Maldives the guest can enjoy the endless Indian Ocean with the largest Infinity Pool at the new Amari Havodda resorts on the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, a holiday hotel with 120 private beach villas and overwater bungalows.

Thailand tourism in booming – 64 new top resorts in the pipeline

Thailand tourism in booming - Photo: ITB BerlinBangkok, Thailand – 24 Februar 2016 – Tourism is booming worldwide – and especially in Thailand. The tourism revenue is growing in the Southeast Asian country annually by more than six percent. This attracts also new investments: According to tophotelprojects.com, the specialized service provider in the exchange of cutting-edge information between clients and contractors in the international hotel industry, currently 74 new hotels and resorts with a total of more than 15,200 rooms are in the pipeline for Thailand.

The InterContinental Hotels Group relies on the holiday destination of Phuket and develops a resort with 454 rooms. The resort will include 75 private apartments and 13 hillside villas as well as gardens. The opening is planned for 2019. The group already operates 19 properties in Thailand.

Another major project is the Grand Hotel Eastin Grand Phayathai in the capital Bangkok, a luxury hotel with 569 rooms (opening should be end of 2019). Also in the capital, a new business hotel with 442 rooms, the Grande Centre Point Hotel will open its doors at the end of this year.

The number of foreign guests recently grew in Thailand by around three percent. It has been estimated that this number will increase by another 17 percent within the next ten years. Currently Chinese guests are, with 25 percent, the largest group of tourists in Thailand.

CitizenM Hotels - Lobby

New lifestyle hotel concepts conquer tourism – ‘Hotel 3.0’ stands out due to innovative design concepts

Hamburg, Germany – 27 August 2015 – New, exciting hotel concepts conquer the market: The number of creative lifestyle and design hotels is increasing. The promising creations include the new brands CitizenM, Moxy, Ruby, W Hotels, Mama Shelter and some more. TOPHOTELPROJECTS, worldwide leading provider for global b2b hotel data, has listed some.

CitizenM Hotels - Lobby

CitizenM Hotels – Lobby

W Hotels (Starwood Hotels) – 38 new building projects among others in the USA, UAE, China and India
Moxy Hotels – 19 new building projects among others in Germany, USA and Norway
Yotel – 7 new building projects in the USA, UAE and Singapore
Soho House – 5 new building projects in the UK, the Netherlands and India
CitizenM Hotels – 4 new building projects in France, UK and China
Ruby Hotels – 1 new building projects in Vienna/Austria
Ace Hotels – 1 new building projects in New Orleans/USA
Mama Shelter – 1 new building projects in Lille/France

Casual style is no longer a unique selling point for new hotel types. Instead a design, which will merge living and working, is in demand. Thus, the new lifestyle hotels are characterized by generous lobbies, where you can lie on couches and sofas while working via the ultra-fast Wifi internet, ordering drinks and snacks at the kiosk. Due to smartphone automation, previous typical hotel operations as annoying as queuing at the reception desk for check-in or check-out are things of the past. Another technical benefit of the “Hotels 3.0” is the Smart TV screens in the rooms, which will offer personal video libraries via the i.e. Netflix app access.

E-mobility is also a feature of the new hotel types: Electric cars provided by cooperation partners can be recharged outside of the hotel. Guests can simply book these cars via smartphone app. A new hotel concept in Germany, which will be presented this autumn, will provide an E-Smart directly upon arrival at the airport or train station. The guest can drive immediately to a business meeting or directly to the hotels. Hotels will be (new) centres of mobility, also with e-bikes and transport bicycles to borrow.

Steigenberger Hotel Istanbul Airport - Opening in spring 2016

Top hotels with service apartments in high demand in Turkey – 74 new hotel construction projects in the pipeline

Istanbul, Turkey – 25 August 2015 – Turkey is still interesting as a tourist destination: as NATO member country and partner of the EU. Especially international hotel groups are getting involved in popular destinations such as Istanbul. Hilton, Starwood Hotels (with its Sheraton brand), Carlson Rezidor, Wyndham and Raffles rely on so called mix-used projects – including residences (serviced apartments), shopping malls and offices. In total 74 new top hotels are in the pipeline in Turkey. This data has been revealed by TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the worldwide leading provider of global b2b hotel data.

Steigenberger Hotel Istanbul Airport - Opening in spring 2016

Steigenberger Hotel Istanbul Airport – Opening in spring 2016

Selected hotel projects in Istanbul/Turkey
Radisson Blu Residence Istanbul Batisehir – 171 rooms – planned opening: spring 2016
Steigenberger Hotel Istanbul Airport – 210 rooms – planned opening: spring 2016
Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul – 130 rooms – planned opening: 2017
Hilton Istanbul Bakirkoy – 305 rooms – planned opening: early 2017

The growing number of new hotels in Istanbul – according to TOPHOTELPROJECTS currently 30 projects with a total of 5,400 rooms – is increasing the market pressure again. The existing 200,000 beds in hotels and private pensions are available for approximately 11.8 million travelers. The number of tourism is expected to grow further, but not for the holiday destinations Antalya on the Turkish Mediterranean coast. The number of foreign tourists decreased in this year’s first half to 12.3 percent, mainly because guests from Russia failed to materialize.

New luxury gambling resort Wynn Palace in Macao will open early next year

Olympic Winter Games promotes tourism in China – 676 new top hotels and luxury resorts in the pipeline

Beijing, China – 25 August 2015 – The Olympic Winter Games 2022 will take place in Peking and the new winter sports area in Chongli – which promotes the tourism and several new hotel projects. According to TOPHOTELPORJECTS, the worldwide leading provider for global b2b hotel data, currently 676 new top hotels and luxury resorts with about 205,000 rooms are in the pipeline.

New luxury gambling resort Wynn Palace in Macao will open early next year

New luxury gambling resort Wynn Palace in Macao will open early next year

A new high-speed rail network will drive to the winter sports center Chongli in the Hebei province in the North West of the capital. Spectators, athletes and journalists can then arrive in only 50 minutes. By car it takes three to four hours for the 200-kilometer stretch. In Chongli in the mountains new courses and lifts as well as snow cannons are required. Also several hotels are needed. Currently a 200-room hotel by the Starwood hotel brand Element is planned to open in autumn 2017.

19 new properties with 3,800 rooms are currently being built in Beijing, among them several luxury hotels such as a Bulgari Hotel (120 rooms) and two properties by Mandarin Oriental Hotels (74 and 241 rooms).

The largest hotel projects in China:
Moringa Hotel Sanya Beauty Crown – Sanya/Hainan – 6,000 rooms – opening: spring 2016
Wynn Palace – Macau – 2,000 rooms – opening: early 2016
Pacific Dream Plaza Hotel – Qingdao/Shandong – 1,500 rooms – opening tba
Atlantis Resort – Sanya/Hainan – 1,300 rooms – opening: autumn 2017
Pullman Huizhou Xunliao Bay Resort – Huizhou/Guiangdong – 1,000 rooms – opening: autumn 2016

Gold rush in Iran: boom in tourism expected – Strong increase of business travels and culture trips predicted

Iran TeheranTeheran, Iran – 22 July 2015 – The nuclear agreement and the loosening of the sanctions cause expectations of a touristic gold rush: As travel destination Iran offers lots of cultural experience and is about to reveal this to more and more international tourists. The hotel market requires significant extensions and new buildings. The capital Tehran currently supplies only 96 hotels, in comparison: Dubai offers 657 properties. According to TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the worldwide leading provider for global b2b hotel data, only five new hotels are in the pipeline, all by the Rotana hotel chain. However, this might change soon.


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Last year, only 4.8 million tourists travelled to Iran. According to surveys by TRI Consulting the occupancy rate of top hotels in Tehran was at 79 percent with an average room rate of 108 US-Dollars and a Revpar (revenue per available room) of 85 US-Dollars. Hotel experts are now predicting an increase of business travel, led by delegations of company representatives accompanied by Western world’s Ministers of economics. Modern hotel concepts are in great demand, especially in the higher segments. Nowadays half of all overnight stays in Tehran are generated by business travels.

The majority of inbound overnight stays in Iran were motivated by religious reasons. But these days more and more Western, cultural interested tourists are visiting the country with its 17 Unesco world heritage sites. The international hospitality and tourism consulting company Horwath HTL is predicting a tourism boom in Iran as the “next big thing”.

A new passenger train, which will shuttle between Budapest and Tehran starting this autumn, promises a truly luxurious journey to the jewels of Persia. The “Golden Eagle Luxury Trains” will show the panoramas of the Orient and Occident in 15 days for about 13,000 Euros per person.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Strengthens Dubai Portfolio with Debut of Aloft and Element Brands

With 2018 Openings of Aloft and Element, Dubai will be Home to all Nine of Starwood’s Iconic Lifestyle Brands

Dubai, UAE – 04 March 2015 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced an agreement with wasl hospitality & leisure LLC, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management Group, to debut the Aloft and Element brands in Dubai. Scheduled to open in 2018, Aloft Dubai Raffa and Element Dubai Raffa will bolster Starwood’s presence in Dubai – the city with the second largest concentration of hotels for the company after New York City. With the debut of both brands in 2018, Dubai will soon be home to all nine of Starwood’s brands.

“We are very excited to introduce the Aloft and Element brands into Dubai, and are delighted to expand Starwood’s successful relationship with wasl hospitality & leisure,” said Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “With the Dubai government promoting mid-scale hotel development ahead of the Dubai World Expo 2020, we believe the timing is right to widen the reach of our signature Aloft and Element experiences, which are revolutionizing the hospitality industry by delivering a modern, urban-style experience at an affordable price.”

“Bringing the Aloft and Element brands to Dubai for the first time is the latest initiative in the long and fruitful relationship that wasl has enjoyed with Starwood Hotels & Resorts,” said HE Hesham Abdullah Al Qassim, CEO wasl Asset Management Group. “wasl is committed to supporting the growth of Dubai’s hospitality sector, particularly in the mid-range segment, which has been identified as being an important area of hotel expansion in the run up to Expo 2020. We are delighted to have partnered in the launch of two new exciting concepts for visitors to the city and look forward to playing a continued role in helping to fulfil Dubai’s vision.”

Aloft Dubai Raffa and Element Dubai Raffa will be built simultaneously and operate as a unique complex offering 165 and 96 rooms, respectively, upon opening in early 2018. Located near Dubai Maritime City — the new development at Port Rashid — the hotels will be conveniently located close to Sheikh Zayed Road and the heart of Dubai’s traditional commercial centre.

Designed to shake up the staid and traditional mid-market hotel sector, Aloft hotels are redefining the category by delivering urban-influenced, modern and vibrant design and a social guest experience at an affordable price point. Aloft Raffa will feature the brand’s signature W XYZ Bar, where guests can mix and mingle over lively music, and Re:fuel by Aloft, the grab and go eatery open 24 hours a day. Other amenities include Re:charge the fully equipped fitness centre and a refreshing outdoor Splash pool. All of Aloft Raffa’s facilities will be accessible to guests of Element Raffa.

Element Raffa marks the debut of Starwood’s trailblazing eco-wise brand in the UAE. Inspired by Westin, Element Hotels provide guests with space to live their lives, offering bright, modern design, green-minded sensibilities and a reimagined extended stay experience, perfect for the traveller who is visiting for a few days or a few weeks.

“The addition of these two new hotels is a testament to the confidence owners have in Starwood and our brands,” said Bart Carnahan, Senior Vice President Acquisitions & Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa & Middle East. “The pipeline for our mid-market brands is increasingly robust and we see many opportunities for both new-build hotels and conversions for the brands throughout the Middle East.”

Starwood currently operates nearly 50 hotels and resorts across the Middle East under eight of the company’s nine distinct lifestyle brands including: The Luxury Collection, St. Regis, Sheraton, Westin, W Hotels, Le Méridien, Four Points by Sheraton and Aloft. The company has plans to further expand its portfolio in the region with a pipeline of over 35 hotels due to open by 2017.

Dubai is the company’s second largest market after New York City with 15 operating hotels and six properties in the pipeline, including Aloft Raffa and Element Raffa.