16-22 July: Top 10 stories of the week…

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    From the news of Portonovi launching villas for purchase to Paris Hilton announcing her launch of (yet another) one of her hotel brands, we collate the top 10 most read stories on Hotel Designs this week…

    1. First properties at Portonovi, Montenegro launch for purchase
    The hotly anticipated, exclusive first properties at Portonovi, Montenegro – the Adriatic’s newest luxury lifestyle destination – have been released for purchase this week

    2. 5 facts to know about…Hilton Hotels
    In light of 2016 marking their presence in 100 countries and territories, we have found five things you might not know about Hilton Hotels

    3. First IntercityHotel outside Europe opens in Salalah, Oman
    Steigenberger is continuing its programme of expansion in the Middle East, as the first IntercityHotel outside Europe has now opened in Salalah, located 1,000 kilometres to the South-West of the capital Muscat in Oman

    4. Paris Hilton to open hotels in Dubai, New York and Las Vegas
    Paris Hilton, the heiress and reality TV star, plans to launch her own brand of luxury hotels, opening properties in Dubai, New York and Las Vegas, according to Forbes

    5. Conrad Hotels signs agreement for Bora Bora property
    Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s luxury hotel portfolio has announced the signing of a franchise agreement with SA BORA BORA NUI for the Conrad Bora Bora Nui

    6. AccorHotels finalises purchase of FRHI group
    Following the approval of shareholders at the General Shareholders Meeting last week, AccorHotels Group officially announces the acquisition of FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI)

    7. Ten Hill Place, Edinburgh joins BW Premier Collection
    BW Premier Collection has announced that Ten Hill Place, in central Edinburgh, will become the tenth member of Best Western Great Britain’s soft branded offering for high end hotels and the first in Scotland

    8. Project Spotlight: GROHE opens first Experience Suite in Mallorca
    From this summer onwards the five-star hotel, IBEROSTAR, in Playa de Palma will be home to the first GROHE Experience Suite in Mallorca

    9. Hilton expands presence in Morocco with $33m coastal hotel
    Hilton is to open a 170 guestroom hotel within the Taghazout Bay Resort located 10 miles north of the Moroccan coastal town of Agadir

    10. W Goa to open in September
    The new W Goa opens this September – it marks W Hotels’ first property in India and is located in the tropical paradise of North Goa’s coast

    Daniel Fountain / 22.07.2016

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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