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Marriott Debuts First Aloft in Australia

Marriott Debuts First Aloft in Australia

Perth, Australia–Marriott International announced the official opening of the design-led Aloft Perth Hotel, the first Aloft to open in Australia. Aloft Perth is the centerpiece of an urban renewal project in the Springs Rivervale community located alongside the Swan River ...

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Hotel Versey Opens in Chicago’s Northside

Hotel Versey Opens in Chicago’s Northside

CHICAGO—Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC—the Chicago-based hotel management affiliate of Oxford Capital Group, LLC—announced the opening of Hotel Versey, a lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city’s Lincoln Park–Lakeview neighborhood. Located at the intersection of West Diversey Parkway, North Clark ...

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Forecast for New Hotel Construction

For the remainder of 2017, analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) forecast another 868 projects/97,386 rooms to open for a total of 1,080 hotels/121,508 rooms this year alone, a 22 percent increase over the total number of openings last year. In ...

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Google Updating Hotel Review Format

Google has announced its intention to roll out a new user interface and feature set around hotel reviews. Earlier in May, the search engine started testing new review features for hotels, including displaying third-party reviews in a carousel format and ...

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Best Western Acquires Sweden Hotels

Best Western Acquires Sweden Hotels

Phoenix, Ariz.—Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced that the company has added to its global portfolio Sweden Hotels–one of Scandinavia’s largest hotel groups. As a result of the acquisition, Best Western Hotels & Resorts is now the largest hotel brand ...

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