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Retrospective 2013: The hotel news to remember

  • Growth in global tourism was predicted
  • Travelodge invested heavily in room renovations
  • SilverNeedle revealed expansion plans
  • Sheraton set aggressive goals in developing markets
  • Vienna enjoyed a record year for tourism
  • DoubleTree by Hilton enjoyed rapid expansion
  • Starwood Capital appointed C. Scot Rohm to supervise brand management
  • Westin opened its 200th hotel in 2013
  • The GLF tackled questions in the hotel sector
  • Shangri-La set a goal to open 10 hotels in 2013
  • Four new Sofitel establishments opened in Asia Pacific
  • The Luxury Collection entered the Polish market
  • Six Senses developed five new-build establishments
  • Jochem-Jan Sleiffer was appointed Hilton Worldwide Area Vice President Northern & Central Europe
  • Oetker Collection waived management of a hotel in Abu Dhabi
  • IHG sold the walls of the Intercontinental Park Lane
  • Starwood Hotels doubled its luxury footprint
  • IHG rolled out open lobby concept in Europe
  • Rosewood Hotels & Resorts moved into London
  • Starwood Hotels announced plans for the Middle East & Africa
  • Accor made several new appointments
  • Ikea joined Marriott International to launch the Moxy Hotel brand
  • Britain had record tourism revenues
  • Lookotels came on the scene as a new player in the low-cost segment
  • Southeast Asia was a promising source market
  • Accor developed its bookings site
  • Yann Caillère took the operational reins of Accor
  • A homeless shelter was in TripAdvisor's Top 100
  • Premier Inn had ambitious development targets
  • The first hotel in the image of Vueling opened
  • Hoteliers oppose the attribution of .hotel to OTAs
  • InterContinental passed 200 hotels in China
  • An AirBnb accommodation was judged illegal
  • Accor passed 2,000 business hotels
  • Four Seasons Georges V was voted best hotel in Europe
  • Alila set a goal to double its portfolio by 2015
  • B&B Hotels developed outside of Europe
  • Wyndham Hotel Group launched two brands in Singapour 
  • The Chinese Greenland group opened its first hotel in Europe
  • Ascott launched its first residence in India
  • Morgans Hotel Group was in a shareholder battle
  • The Chinese Dalian Group arrives in Europe
  • Melia Hotels International moved into Saudi Arabia
  • Virgin Hotels took a slice of the Big Apple 
  • Qatari Diar bought the W Barcelona
  • A new brand came under development in the United Kingdom
  • The insecurity of tourists in Paris worried hoteliers
  • Interstate Hotels & Resorts opened 7 hotels in Europe
  • Finally, a standard to guide online reviews was established
  • Hilton Worldwide reached 4,000 hotels
  • Best Western entered Myanmar
  • Croatia's EU entry caused little commotion
  • Spanish tourism livened up
  • Hilton entered the Baltic countries
  • Great improvement for tourism in Greece
  • DoubleTree entered Polish market
  • Paris received its first Hotel Indigo
  • London hotel battle was resolved
  • Taleb Rifai was reelected the Secretary-General of the UNWTO
  • Derby Collection bought back its properties
  • B&B expanded into the Czech Republic
  • Blackstone got ready to dispose of La Quinta
  • Blackstone prepared to launch Hilton IPO
  • IHG repaid 350 million dollars to its shareholders
  • Choice Hotels gained 113 franchisees
  • TripAdvisor suggested a nonexistent restaurant
  • Sébastien Bazin became head of the Accor Group
  • Blackstone acquired a portfolio of 16 hotels in the United States
  • The first edition of the Tourinvest Forum was successfully held
  • Sofitel initiated Phase 2 of its market positioning
  • Sir David Michel launched a new brand in Ireland
  • Best Western revealed Indonesian growth plans
  • The Element brand made its international debut
  • Louvre Hotels Group signed for 26 hotels with Arcus 
  • Mövenpick opened its first hotel in China
  • Abu Dhabi reported record tourist arrivals
  • Ireland maintained a reduced VAT for tourism
  • DoubleTree announced Chilean debut
  • Europe led growth in international tourism
  • Pullman opened its first hotel in Belgium
  • Carlson Rezidor entered the Algerian market
  • IHG expanded with three Russia/CIS signings
  • Kempinski turned to Africa
  • The 14th Worldwide Hospitality Awards ceremony took place
  • Citadines announced a 120 million euro investment in European establishments
  • Dubai was announced as host of the World Expo 2020
  • Accor unveiled its new growth strategy
  • Brazil invested for the Olympic Games
  • Ascott reached 10,000 apartments in China
  • New York High Court decision was a strike against OTAs
  • There was a global push to lighten visa regulations
  • Expedia was sued by the DGCCDF
  • NH Hoteles announced a new debt structure
  • Blackstone chose the stock exchange option for La Quinta
  • Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson was named the Chief Financial Officer for IHG
  • Hilton IPO hit the market
  • NH Hotels disposes of 50 establishments
  • New York announced record growth
  • Sofitel took over the Concorde Berlin
  • Pierre & Vacances returned to operational profitability
  • The first Eklo Hotels to arrive in 2014
  • Even increased its pipeline
  • La Foncière des Murs diversified its strategy

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