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Revenue is up at IHG: First Quarter Interim Management Statement

First Quarter Interim Management Statement Strong first quarter performance with RevPAR growth in all regions Highlights Global Q1 comparable RevPAR up 5.9%1, driven by rate up 3.4% and growth in all four regions. Increasing our global scale: net system size of 723k rooms, up 4.9% year on year (3.3% excluding Kimpton); 14k rooms signed into [...]


Leadership reshuffle at Starwood brands.

A shake-up at Starwood Hotels & Resorts has resulted in new heads of the W, Sheraton, St. Regis and Luxury Collection brands. The hotel company promoted its global initiatives leader, John Peyton, to senior vice president of brands and shared services, a new position. Dave Marr, former head of full-service brands for Starwood’s North America [...]

Accor sells 29 hotels in Germany and the Netherlands.

As part of the restructuring of HotelInvest’s assets, Accor announces the sale and franchise-back of 29 hotels (3,354 rooms) in Germany (18 hotels, 2,167 rooms) and the Netherlands (11 hotels, 1,187 rooms) for a total value of €234 million. The selling price amounts to €209m. The buyer has committed to a €25m renovation plan. The [...]

IHG and Amadeus to Revolutionise the Technological Foundations of the Global Hospitality Industry

IHG and Amadeus to Revolutionise the Technological Foundations of the Global Hospitality Industry Pioneering partnership with world’s leading technology provider Leadership position for IHG, as it focuses on innovation and development of bespoke technology Wednesday 29th April 2015, London: InterContinental Hotels Group (“IHG”) today announces that it is to continue its strategic relationship with Amadeus, [...]

Philippe Deschamps

A la carte: Porcini Ravioli from France

The region Languedoc in southwestern France is one of the biggest wine growing areas in the country. Wine plays a big role in the cuisine as well. In the restaurant “Domaine d´Auriac” in Carcassonne, wine is the perfect ingredient for star chef Philippe Deschamps’s recipes. For Euromaxx, he’s preparing porcini mushroom ravioli in a sparkling [...]


StarWars Marriott Alliance

England Rugby and Disney UK have joined forces to create a national advertising campaign to promote this year’s galactic-themed Marriott London Sevens taking place at Twickenham on the 16th and 17th May. The campaign includes a television ad featuring Star Wars characters facing up to the England Sevens team, print and social media, digital and [...]

New hotel brand by classic luxury label, Baccarat, opens in Manhattan, New York.

Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York Reimagines the Elegance and Perfection of the Legendary French Crystal Maker into a Luxury Lifestyle Hospitality Brand NEW YORK, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Starwood Capital Group, the private equity real estate firm, announces the March 18th opening of Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York. Baccarat Hotel & Residences [...]

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited Announces Annual Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2014

HONG KONG, March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – HIGHLIGHTS Key financial results Turnover and EBITDA increased by 6% and 17% to HK$5,838 million and HK$1,528 million respectively Underlying profit attributable to shareholders increased by 57% to HK$804 million Profit attributable to shareholders amounted to HK$1,146 million, after including property revaluation gains, net of tax and non-controlling [...]

Four Seasons announce plans to breathe new life into two iconic Bogota hotels later in 2015

Luis Argote appointed as General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogota and Four Seasons Hotel Bogota, which will introduce a new standard of luxury to the city. The Gilinski Group, a leading banking, real estate, and industrial conglomerate in the region, and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, announce plans for the management of [...]

IHG: Annual Financial Report 2014

The following documents have today been posted or otherwise made available to shareholders: 1. Annual Report and Form 20-F 2014 2. Notice of 2015 Annual General Meeting 3. Form of Proxy for 2015 AGM 4. Form of Proxy for 2015 AGM with shareholder communications 5. Chairman’s Letter – electronic communications In compliance with Listing Rule [...]