Demand for international tourism remained strong in the first four months of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 5%, the same rate as during the full year 2013. Prospects for the current peak tourism season remain very positive with over 460 million tourists expected to travel abroad in the May-August 2014 period.
Carlson Rezidor announced the signing of five new projects in Saudi Arabia and increases its presence in the Kingdom to 22 hotels and almost 4,000 rooms in operation and under development.
In a legal victory for entrepreneur Omar Amanat, Adrian Zecha, 81, renowned hotelier and founder of Amanresorts, has been reinstated by order of the High Court in London as CEO of Amanresorts.
Hilton Worldwide announced the appointment of Sheila Foley to the position of general manager of the 740-guestroom, iconic, Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.
Hilton Worldwide last week announced the signing of a new hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia: The Hollis Halifax - A DoubleTree Suites by Hilton. The 120-room all-suite hotel, formerly a Radisson Suite Hotel, is currently undergoing renovation and is expected to be fully converted by early September.
Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (NYSE:INN) today announced Mr. Jeffrey Jones and Mr. Kenneth Kay have been appointed to the Companys Board of Directors, which now includes seven members, five of whom are independent, including Messrs. Jones and Kay.
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