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Real estate: AirBnB builds a new strategy

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 23 October 2017
The US based company has announced the construction of an apartment block being built in partnership with a property developer in Kissimmee, Florida. By embarking on such a development, is the giant starting what could be a strategic turning point?
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HR and Career Development: The Best Hospitality Initiatives at #WHA17

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 20 October 2017
A few weeks ahead of the 2017 Worldwide Hospitality Awards ceremony, meet the 12 candidates for the award of "Best Human Resources and Career Development Initiative", and vote for your favourite. Ressources humaines et développement de carrière Ressources humaines et développement de carrière This year, no less than 12 candidates have been shortlisted for the title of "Best Human Resources and Career Development Initiative" at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards. Candidates presented a variety of submissions, which can be grouped into several categories:
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Worldwide Hospitality Awards: prestigious guests!

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 19 October 2017
This 18th Worldwide Hospitality Awards ceremony will welcome Sébastien Bazin, Luc Chatel, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Gérard Pélisson and Sir David Michels. This notable guests will be at the Intercontinental Paris le Grand on November 8, 2017.

Reinventing Grand Paris: Focus on new hotel projects [Interactive Map]

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 19 October 2017
The winners of the call for projects for the metropolis of Grand Paris have been announced. Among the 51 designated sites, more than ten include innovative hotel projects. Location, design, capacity, operator... what characteristics will these new hotels have?
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The hotel industry, driving economic transformation in China

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 18 October 2017
As the 19th congress of the Chinese Communist Party gets underway, the latest development plan will be launched. Shifting towards a more consumer and service based economy, the hotel sector has given ample reasons for satisfaction; promising growth of the hotel offer and the arrival Chinese hotel groups at the world summit.
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At the Ch+teau de Versailles, the future palace of Alain Ducasse & Stephane Courbit is unveiled

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 16 October 2017
The details of the hotel being constructed within the building "Grand Control" at the Château de Versailles, scheduled to open in the fall of 2019, are becoming clearer. Room & suite sizes, average prices, additional services ... the future operator has specified the outlines of what will be on offer in this new hotel, which aims to obtain the famous distinction "palace". In 2016, Stéphane Courbit and Alain Ducasse won the bid process that saw no fewer than 25 candidates compete against each other. Guillaume Fonquernie, referring to his successful bid, attributes it mainly to "a better bid in terms of rent, with part fixed, part variable as well as a guaranteed minimum, a rich offer of products and services much like the Château de Versailles, and a refined plan, with Alain Ducasse". He went on to provide details of the latter.
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Innovative Concepts: Meet the Candidates #WHA2017!

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 16 October 2017
A few weeks ahead of the Worldwide Hospitality Awards 2017, take a look at the 14 candidates for the "Best Innovative Concept" award, and vote for your favorite. Meilleure innovation en concept hôtelier Meilleure innovation en concept hôtelier This year, there has been 14 entries for the title of "Best Innovative Concept Hotel" at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards. The candidates presented a wide variety of entries, which can be grouped into several categories:

Hotel supply in Australia following the acquisition of Mantra, by AccorHotels

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 13 October 2017
The announcement, by AccorHotels, on the acquisition of Mantra Group could give rise to a hotel giant on the Australian continent. The group led by Sébastien Bazin could even, subject to the agreement of competition authorities, reach a higher market share than they have in France. What would be their share, relative to the Australian market? And what other considerations are there?

ONYX and YOO partner to develop in Asia

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 13 October 2017
This new partnership aims to expand the presence of YOO Hotels and resorts and Yoo2, its lifestyle brand, in the Asia-Pacific region. For now, the English group plans to develop three hotels in southeast Asia, in addition to the one it already has in Hong Kong. This partnership should make it possible to invest the region more massively in the years to come. According to John Hitchcox, Founder and CEO YOO Hotels, "This expansion opportunity in some of the world's fastest growing hotel markets will ensure that even more travelers will soon be able to experience YOO's unique designs and guest experiences."

Airbnb for Work, travel for work without sacrificing the comforts of home

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 13 October 2017
With over 4 million property listings, Airbnb is unquestionably one of the biggest, if not the biggest, accommodation supply platform available today. But how are they evolving to incorporate business based stays into their ever-growing list of properties.
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Is Facebook secretly preparing hotel booking functionality?

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 13 October 2017
Facebook, with 2 billion users worldwide, could launch itself into the world of online hotel booking. This is not the first time Facebook has shown interest in this type of market, which has already of invested in by Google (yet to produce results), and many other companies in Silicon Valley. With this new appointment, under the title of Director of global travel strategy, their aims are becoming clearer.

Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne at the WHA 2017

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 12 October 2017
Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne will speak during the Worldwide Hospitality Awards ceremony on November 8, 2017 from 18h at the Intercontinental Paris Le Grand. Secretary of State to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne was previously senator of the Yonne in 2014. He joined "République en Marche" in 2017 after supporting Alain Juppé's candidacy, and he was co-author of the labor law known as "El Khomri".

Radisson Blu signs a third hotel in Ethiopia

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 12 October 2017
The group Carlson Rezidor, which already operates a Radisson Blu in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Addeba and should soon open a second, just announced the signature of a third property in Ethiopia that should open in 2020. Radisson Blu heads to the southeast of the country to open a property in Bishoftu. The Radisson Blu Hotel Bishoftu will have 152 rooms, a restaurant, as well as a bar. Guests will have access to a swimming pool, a spa and a fitness room, as well as many meeting areas.

Holiday Inn & Suites pursues growth in Dubai

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 12 October 2017
The Holiday Inn & Suites Business Park Dubai should open by 2021. It will be the ninth hotel by the Holiday Inn brand in Dubai. The hotel should have 350 rooms. Guests will have access to two restaurants, a conference hall and many meeting spaces. The be in a mixed-use development with some 400 residences and a small shopping arcade. This opening should allow Holiday Inn to benefit from the boost in arrivals due to Expo 2020 and its tourism benefits for Dubai.
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Worldwide Hospitality Awards: as advisory board headed in new directions

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 11 October 2017
As guarantor of the smooth running of the competition, the Advisory Board plays an important role. One of its purposes is to select the winner for the Lifetime Achievement award. The purpose of this award is to showcase a figure who has marked the hotel industry and career with their accomplishments. The Advisory Board also selected the finalists of other categories. http://hospitality-on.com/en/news/2017/10/11/worldwide-hospitality-awards-as-advisory-board-headed-in-new-directions/#ixzz4vm2LaloX
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Tujia, rival to Airbnb in China, raises $300 million (250 million euros)

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 11 October 2017
Tujia raises $300 million through China's largest travel agent, Ctrip, and All-Stars Investment.
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Hong Kong, growth through supply

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 9 October 2017
Globally renowned as a key financial hub, how has Hong Kong managed to maintain growth during and after a dramatic drop in visitors from mainland China.

Millennium Hotels pursues growth in New-Zealand

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 9 October 2017
With this acquisition, Millennium & Copthorne confirms its development in New-Zealand, and Auckland in particular, where the group already has two properties. It will be a Millennium property. The M Social Auckland will have 190 rooms and two suites with a designer atmosphere. The hotel will also have a restaurant and meeting rooms. It will be the second hotel by the design brand M Social; the first opened in Singapore in June 2016.

"Hospitality is an interesting, sexy business!" Stephen McCall, IHG

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 6 October 2017
Interview with Stephen McCall, Chief Operating Officer Europe for IHG, who took the time to review for Hospitality ON the perspectives of the British group and the main contemporary trends of the industry.
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Discover the candidates for the 2017 Worldwide Hospitality Awards, and vote online!

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 6 October 2017
Voting is underway to elect the most innovative candidate of the Worldwide Hospitality Awards 2017 edition. You will have the opportunity to select your favorite project from among more than 10 categories.
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Niu strengthens its presence in Hamburg

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 6 October 2017
The niu Bricks Eppendorf (a name inspired by the colors of the working-class neighborhood its located in) will open in 2019, in partnership with S&P Commercial Development GmbH, a German company. The hotel should have 192 rooms with urban design. A lobby and bistro complete the amenities of the hotel, which is inaugurating the beginning of a partnership between Novum and S&P Commercial Development. Novum Hospitality Group currently has 30 hotels in the pipeline or under development and the first to open should be the niu Cobbles, in Essen.

Hilton to invest 50 million dollars in sub-Saharan Africa

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 5 October 2017
Hilton is determined to relaunch its development on the African continent, with this investment that is especially directed at three upscale collections: Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Doubletree and Curio Collection. The 50 million dollars should cover the transformation of close to 100 hotels, or close to 20,000 rooms. The first to benefit from this investment should be the DoubleTree by Hilton Nairobi Hurlingham (Kenya), a 109-room hotel under refurbishment, and the DoubleTree by Hilton Kigali City Center (Rwanda), with 153 rooms. For the time being, Hilton operates 19 hotels in Africa, and 29 more are under development.

[In Images] CitizenM extends its reach around the world

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 5 October 2017
The Dutch group continue to grow on both sides of the Atlantic, with the scheduled opening of four new boutique-hotels in Western cities. The first, citizenM Copenhagen Rådhuspladsen, will have 338 rooms inn the center of the Danish capital. It will be the brand's first hotel in the Nordic countries. In Switzerland there will be the citizenM Geneva Rue du Marche, and like the previous property, it will be converted offices. It will have 144 rooms. The hotels should open in 2019.

Melia Hotels on the Grand Canal

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 5 October 2017
The Spanish group announced the acquisition and full refurbishment of a hospice to create a new luxury hotel in Venice, the Gran Meliá Ca' di Dio. With the acquisition of an old hospice on the Grand Canal, the Spanish group has sumptuously taken up residence in in Venice, while confirming the city’s appeal to luxury hoteliers. The hotel, which will open at the end of 2018, will be managed by Melia in partnership with Salute Hospitality Group and Rinascimento e Valori.
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French hotel supply: Territories, who is winning and who is losing?

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 4 October 2017
While the hotel sector is increasing steadily worldwide, France cannot say the same: due to a steady decline over the period 2008-2014, the overall hotel supply has even declined over the decade. This erosion has been somewhat reabsorbed in recent years, thanks to the successive rebounds. As of January 1, 2017, France's overall supply was up by 2.1% compared to last year, bringing 2017 closer to levels recorded in 2008. Although France overall has seen its hotel supply shrink slightly over the past decade, the underlying territorial dynamics are not at all uniform: http://hospitality-on.com/en/news/2017/10/04/french-hotel-supply-territories-who-is-winning-and-who-is-losing/#ixzz4uigsFahT
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The Evolution of hotel supply, by department, since 2008

Hospitality On (by MKG Hospitality)·Requires Registration - 4 October 2017
Hotel supply in France has seen great change over the last 10 years. Which departments are the winners and losers, in terms of hotel supply, during this period?

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