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Exclusive resort with 77 private villas - St. Regis Vommuli resort will be opened in 2016 on Maldives

New luxury hotels demanded worldwide – More and more hing-end properties in the pipeline – More than 5,000 news hotels around the globe

Hamburg, Germany – 15 July 2015
The hotel construction is flourishing worldwide – more than 5,000 new top hotels arise. Especially the aggressive expansions by international leading hotel companies and the significantly changed quality requirements of the target and style groups pressurise establish hotels in important hotel markets. Worldwide the number of new building hotels is increasing annually. Only in July 143 new top hotels will open their doors. This data has been revealed by tophotelprojects.com, the worldwide leading provider for global b2b hotel data. Especially in the luxury segment the market pressure in growing enormously. Recently Mandarin Oriental, one of the best hotel groups in the world, announced the opening of a second high-end-hotel with 241 rooms in China’s capital Beijing.

Exclusive resort with 77 private villas - St. Regis Vommuli resort will be opened in 2016 on Maldives

Exclusive resort with 77 private villas – St. Regis Vommuli resort will be opened in 2016 on Maldives

Also the US-company Marriott International relies on new luxury hotels: in Macau the first “only suites” property by the Ritz-Carlton brand opened end of May. With the inauguration of a JW Marriott Hotel (228 rooms) in Zhejiang Anji at the Yangtze River delta the number of high-end-properties by this brand was raised up to eleven. Also in Washington D.C. another JW Marriott Hotel (750 rooms) recently opened its doors. Another highlight by the JW Marriot brand is a resort (266 rooms) in Venice.

With its legendary hotel brand Ritz-Carlton Marriott is also expanding: in Cairo the famous 431-room property will re-open. In Budapest another Ritz-Carlton with 192 rooms is arising in prime location close to the St. Stephan Cathedral; opening is scheduled for early-2016 and in Jeddah a 224-room Ritz-Carlton will open its doors also this summer.

Also Starwood is promoting its top hotel brands: 2016 a St. Regis resort (77 private villas) will open on the Maldives (Vommuli Island). Further St. Regis hotels recently opened in Moscow, Mumbai and in Dubai. The former Conrad Hotel in Chicago (Hilton group) will re-open as an exquisite Luxury Collection hotel. The first Luxury Collection hotel by Starwood itself is arising in Kyoto, Japan.

Top 10 hotel chains with their expansions
Peninsula Hotels: 1 new building project in London
Mandarin Oriental Hotels: 14 new building projects i. a. in Beijing, Maldives, Milano, Istanbul, Dubai, Moscow and Marrakech
One&Only Hotels: 5 new building projects i. a. in Jeddah, Bahrain und Sanya
Ritz Carlton: 34 new building projects i. a. in Muscat, Marrakech, Nanjing, Chongqing, Hainan, Macau and Mumbai
Aman Resorts: 8 new building projects i. a. . in Shanghai and Libreville
St. Regis: 19 new building projects i. a. in Istanbul, Napa Valley, Jakarta, Nanjing, Dubai and Cairo
Oberoi Hotels: 3 new building projects in Casablanca and Marrakech
Four Seasons Hotels: 34 new building projects i. a. in Agadir, Bangalore, Bahrain, Boston, Goa, Kuwait City, New Delhi and Kuala-Lumpur
Shangri-La Hotels: 17 new building projects i. a. in Colombo, Hangzhou, Nanchang and Shaoxing

Top 10 hotel groups on growth course

TOPHOTELPROJECTS: St. Regis is building 17 new luxury hotels – 34 construction projects by Four Seasons

Hamburg, Germany – 19 June 2013 – The ten best hotel groups of the world further expands their hegemonies. Starwood Hotels and Resorts are planning 17 new properties for its top hotel brand St. Regis and Four Seasons is currently developing 34 new hotels and resorts worldwide. This data has been revealed by a current study of TOPHOTELPROJECTS (www.tophotelprojects.com), the worldwide leading provider of global b2b hotel data.

Mandarin Oriental Moscow – opening is scheduled for summer 2014

Mandarin Oriental Moscow – opening is scheduled for summer 2014

The top 10 hotel groups and their current hotel projects
(Source: international hotel critic Heinz Horrmann / tophotelprojects.com)
1. Peninsula – currently no hotel projects
2. Mandarin Oriental – 7 hotel projects, among others in Beijing, Bodrum, Doha, Milano, Chengdu, Moscow
3. One & Only – 2 projects: Kumbor, Sanya
4. Ritz Carlton – 7 projects: Barra da Tijuca, Les Salines, Bangalore, Los Cabos/Quivira, Reserve Vinh Hoi Bay, Saigon, Palm Hills
5. Aman Resorts – 5 projects, among other in Libreville, Loango National Park, Perth
6. St. Regis – 17 projects, among other in Dubai, Amman, Buenos Aires, Kuala Lumpur, Bermuda, Changsha, Chengdu, Cairo, Nanjing
7. Oberoi Hotels – 6 projects, among others in Doha, Marrakech, Dubai
8. Orient Express Hotels – currently no hotel projects
9. Four Seasons – 34 projects, among others in Abu Dhabi, Bangalore, New York City, Casablanca, Vienna, Moscow, Johannesburg, Dubai, Sharm El Sheikh
10. Shangri La – 2 projects: Yingkou, Shenyang Kerry Center

Mandarin Oriental, according to the internationally recognised hotel critic Heinz Horrmann, number two of the world’s best hotel groups, currently prepares the opening of a 237 room luxury hotel in a prime location in the heart of Moscow for mid-2014. Therefore a historic manor house from the 18th century, which had been used as a luxury hotel at the beginning of the last century, will be lavishly rebuilt. Developer is the Unicor Managament Company. The properties location at the “Tverskaya Street”, only five minutes walking distance to the Red Square, is ideal.

Four Seasons Shenzhen – opening will be in September 2013

Four Seasons Shenzhen – opening will be in September 2013

Four Seasons prepares it market entry in Vienna: in spring 2015 a former courthouse will open as a luxury hotel with 165 rooms. After the opening of the Kempinski Hotel Palais Hansen this spring, this will be the next top hotel in the international congress destination. Four Seasons is due to open a hotel in Shenzhen in South China: early September the eighth property of the chain will open in the Middle Kingdom – a 26-storey high tower with 266 rooms.

Heinz Horrmann

Heinz Horrmann

About Heinz Horrmann
Mr. Heinz Horrmann – born in 1943 near the Rhine river – is for more than 35 years well-known as journalist and author of books not only in Germany. He published 33 books about hotels and resorts, travel destinations and gourmet topics. Since over 25 years he publishes background articles and columns in the leading German newspapers ‘Welt’, ‘Welt am Sonntag’ and ‘Berliner Morgenpost’. Mr. Horrmann is the first and – since today – the exclusive awarded ‘Best Hotel Author worldwide’ with the the prestigious Five Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (2001). He has been decorated with one of the highest medals of Germany, the ‘Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande’. In 2005 he became the honour of the well-known Brillat Savarin Stiftung, an important foundation for the hotel and restaurant industry in Germany. On CNN Mr. Horrmann has been announced as the ‘most esteemed hotel and censor worldwide’. For the Leading Hotels of the World, Inc. in the past and until today for the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences Mr. Horrmann executes service tests in the top hotels and resorts worldwide.

Top 50 Most-Sought Luxury Hotels Brands – First World Luxury Index Hotels Launched at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)

Global interest for luxury hotels remains stable at +1.5% – US dominates the luxury hotel industry: 75% of analyzed hotels are American – Russians (+12.8%), British (+8.5%) and Chinese (+3.3%) are the fastest growing luxury hospitality consumers; but US consumers represent the largest consumer base for luxury hotel brands globally (66.3%) – Hilton, Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons lead their respective categories – New York remains top destination for luxury hospitality destinations worldwide – London, Dubai and Paris are fastest growing international destinations

Lausanne, Switzerland – 7 June 2013 – At the Luxury Hospitality 2013, world’s first exclusive luxury hospitality think tank for hospitality leaders, an event organized by International Herald Tribune (IHT) and Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) , the results of the World Luxury Index Hotels will be unveiled for the first time. As part of their World Luxury Index series, Digital Luxury Group, the first international company to create luxury industry market intelligence and use this strategic viewpoint to develop unique digital marketing strategies for luxury brands, has produced in partnership with the Chair of Luxury Hospitality of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne– the world’s first hotel management school, and Luxury Society, the world’s largest community of luxury executives, the World Luxury Index Hotels, featuring an in-depth analysis of leading luxury hotel brands.

Top 50 Most-Sought Luxury Hotels Brands

Top 50 Most-Sought Luxury Hotels Brands
This report is part of the World Luxury Index, an international ranking and analysis of the most sought-after brands within the luxury industry. This study covers 70 luxury hotel brands within 10 key luxury markets and provides insights on the interest coming from luxury consumers. The unbiased information is derived from 133 million consumer online searches.

Digital Luxury Group with the support of the Chair of Luxury Hospitality of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, uncovered a number of interesting findings:

Global interest for luxury hotels remains stable at +1.5%
US consumers express the largest interest for luxury hotel brands globally (66.3% of the total), but strong demand growth was fueled by Russians (+12.8%), British (+8.5%) and Chinese (+3.3%) who become the fastest growing luxury hospitality consumers. Signs of demand decline were recorded in Italy (-14.3%), Brazil (-12.1%) and Japan (-11.1%).

“The luxury hotel market is very heterogeneous from one market to the other. We have defined for this study 3 main categories: luxury brands integrated to hotel groups and hotel groups that are playing mainly or only in the luxury market segment. In the three categories, emerging markets are showing increasing interest for luxury hotel brands and the US market is by far the dominant market with the most connected and savviest consumers.” comments Samad Laaroussi, Holder of the Chair of Luxury Hospitality of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, presenting the results at the IHT/EHL Luxury Hospitality Summit 2013.

Introducing the first World Luxury Index, a benchmark by Samad Laaroussi, Holder of EHL's Chair of Luxury Hospitality and David Sadigh, CEO of Digital Luxury Group. (source: Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne - EHL)

Introducing the first World Luxury Index, a benchmark by Samad Laaroussi, Holder of EHL’s Chair of Luxury Hospitality and David Sadigh, CEO of Digital Luxury Group. (source: Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne – EHL)

The US dominates the Luxury Hotel Industry
The US gave birth to the majority of leading hotel chains in the world (75.5% of hotels in the WLI Hotels are American) and US consumers, express the largest interest for hotel brands globally (66.3%). Furthermore, their cities are the most sought-after and fastest growing destinations worldwide, attracting a large segment of international travelers. New York leads the way as the #1 most searched city and Washington D.C. as the fastest growing destination worldwide.

“America’s State Department has now confirmed that US visa application processing times from Chinese and Brazilian tourists have decreased from a matter of weeks or months to just days. With more high income travelers visiting the US, this will have a positive impact on the luxury hotel industry.” mentions David Sadigh, Founder and CEO of Digital Luxury Group presenting the results at the IHT/EHL Luxury Hospitality Summit 2013.

Introducing the first World Luxury Index, a benchmark by Samad Laaroussi, Holder of EHL’s Chair of Luxury Hospitality and David Sadigh, CEO of Digital Luxury Group.

Surprises abound from BRIC markets
With +12.8% growth, Russia leads the BRIC markets. Brazil is showing slight regression since last year at -12.1%. Fastest growing hotels in the BRIC were: Shangri-La hotel in Brazil (+72%), Hyatt Regency in Russia (+89%), Ritz-Carlton in India (+59% – property set to open Summer 2013) and St. Regis in China (+56%). Most popular international destinations from BRIC markets were: Miami and New York for Brazilian travelers, Hurghada and Dubai for Russians, Dubai and Singapore (Indians), Hong Kong and Singapore (Chinese).

Hilton, Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons lead their respective categories
Led by Ritz-Carlton, Luxury Major category hotels are fueling growth (+12.07%) whilst, the Upper Upscale category which accounts for 1/3 of all luxury hotels captures 3/4 of total global interest but stagnates at -1%. Brands: Hilton, Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons lead their respective categories: Upper Upscale, Luxury Major and Luxury Exclusive. Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt and Starwood are the Top 3 leading Hotel Groups. Hilton Worldwide ranks first in 4 out of 10 markets: Italy, Germany, United Kingdom and United States, whilst Starwood leads in BRIC markets. Jumeirah is the most rapidly growing amongst the Top 25 Luxury Hotel Groups.

“Four Seasons benefits from an outstanding level of online awareness reflecting a high level of brand desirability. The iconic Canadian brand is a best in class in luxury brand management and has invested massively in digital” says Florent Bondoux, Head of Strategy & Intelligence at Digital Luxury Group.

The report is available for download at: www.dlgr.com/hotels.

Paris to Get Four New 5 Star Luxury Hotels

Source: HoteliersGuild, 14 October 2010

Four high-end luxury hotel brands will be opening hotels in the French capital over the next two years — Raffles, Shangri-La, Mandarin Oriental and Peninsula.

Atout France, the country’s tourism development agency, revealed that the first new luxury property due to open its doors is the Raffles Royal Monceau, which will begin welcoming guests on October 18, 2010.

The new hotel will feature a private library and art gallery, as well as a specialist concierge who will inform visitors of the latest cultural goings-on in Paris.

Le Shangri La Paris is due to open in December 2010 and will boast some of the biggest rooms in the city, offering views of landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower.

The 1930s Art Deco rooms of Le Mandarin Oriental are currently being transformed by interior designer Sybille de Margerie ahead of the hotel’s opening in mid-2011. Michelin-starred chef Thierry Marx will open his first restaurant at the hotel.

Summer 2012 will see the opening of Le Peninsula Paris, a property located in a former conference centre of the French foreign ministry that will feature about 200 rooms.