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PPH&R to open second Whistler hotel
12 Nov 2004
Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts (PPH&R) group is to open a £21.5m ($23m, €30m) boutique-style property in Whistler British Columbia next March.
Go Australia Card launched for UK travellers
12 Nov 2004
A new travel product designed to capitalise on increasing visitor numbers from the UK to Australia has been launched this week.
UK health club operator signs MENA franchise
12 Nov 2004
UK-based health club chain, Fitness First – which operates around 400 clubs throughout Europe, Australia and the Far East – has signed a franchise deal to move into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
MGM Mirage reveals multi-billion dollar Vegas plans
12 Nov 2004
Casino giant MGM Mirage has announced plans to create a $4bn (£2.2bn, €3.1) urban metropolis in the city centre of Las Vegas.
Rezidor continues expansion of Regent brand
11 Nov 2004
Rezidor SAS Hospitality is set to open a further nine Regent hotel properties by 2007, more than doubling the size of the brand’s estate.
Euro Disney posts €145m losses
10 Nov 2004
Annual losses at French theme park Disneyland Resort Paris have vastly increased due its financial restructuring and inability to attract higher visitor numbers.
Coconut Bay to open in February
10 Nov 2004
The Coconut Bay Resort & Spa on the island of St Lucia in the West Indies is preparing a soft opening in January 2005.
Beachotel closes for revamp
10 Nov 2004
Columbia Beachotel in Pissouri Bay, Cyprus, has closed for a $10m (£5.4m, €7.6m) revamp which will upgrade the hotel to a four-star facility.
Costa to launch in India
10 Nov 2004
Under a new franchise agreement, UK-based leisure company Whitbread and Indian company Devyani International will be opening at least 300 Costa stores in India.
Como’s Bhutan spa resort to open this month
02 Nov 2004
Como Hotels and Resorts is to open its new five-star spa resort in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan on 15 November.
New research shows benefits of destination spas
02 Nov 2004
New research by Cornell University has shown that visiting a destination spa leaves visitors feeling fitter, more energetic and with higher levels of endurance while performing everyday mental and physical activities.
Hyatt International continues spa expansion
02 Nov 2004
Hotel group Hyatt International is continuing with its investment in the spa market, announcing plans to operate a total of 74 spa facilities around the world by the end of 2008.
Hilton plans wellness expansion in Japan
02 Nov 2004
Hotel and resort operator Hilton International has said that the success of its Hilton Odawara resort in Japan could well lead to the company making further investment in the country.
Mobil guide hopes to see five-star US spas in 2005
02 Nov 2004
The compilers of the first Mobil Travel Guide to US spas have said that they hope to see facilities striving for five-star status in 2005.
New underwater treatment rooms for Huvafen Fushi
02 Nov 2004
The Huvafen Fushi hotel and spa, located within the North Male Atoll of the Maldives, has recently opened two underwater spa treatment rooms.
December opening for Malmaison Belfast
29 Oct 2004
The Malmaison boutique hotel group will open their eighth hotel site on Belfast’s Victoria Street on 3 December.
GHC embraces fractional ownership
29 Oct 2004
African real estate companies Pam Golding International and Golding Hotel investment Consultants (GHIC) – both members of the Pam Golding Property group – have created a new joint venture division called Pam Golding Leisure (PGL).
Cedar Point to debut Castaway Bay next month
26 Oct 2004
Cedar Point’s new 51, 000sq ft hotel and water park development, Castaway Bay, is set to open to the public on 5 November.
Sentosa to showcase shipwrecked Tang Treasure
26 Oct 2004
Sentosa Leisure Group has bought the rights to exhibit a collection of 60,000 rare artefacts found on a shipwreck dating back to 618AD.
Osteria dell’Arancio brings Italian experience to King’s road
26 Oct 2004
An acclaimed restaurant in Italy, Michele Alesiani’s Osteria dell’Arancio is to open a second site next month, in London’s King’s Road.
     
 


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