Hilton sees profits rise in second quarter
Hilton Worldwide has reported adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2017 of $519 million, an increase of ten per cent on the figure for the second quarter of 2016. Diluted earnings per share at the hotel giant from continuing operations for the period stood at $0.51.
Swissôtel heads into UAE with Al Ghurair deal
AccorHotels has announced the signing of an agreement with Al Ghurair, one of the Middle East’s leading family businesses, for the rebrand of a landmark property consisting of 428 rooms and 192 apartments located at Al Ghurair Centre Complex.
Accor completes Squarebreak acquisition ahead of onefinestay merger
AccorHotels announced today the grouping of Travel Keys, Squarebreak and onefinestay with the intention to integrate the three companies under the onefinestay brand before the end of the year.
Palimaru takes up hotel manager role with Rosewood London
Rosewood London has confirmed the appointment of Remus Palimaru as hotel manager. In his new role, Palimaru will report directly to managing director, Michael Bonsor, overseeing all hotel operations from its 262 rooms and 44 suites, to Scarfe’s Bar, The Mirror Room, Holborn Dining Room and Sense Spa.
Butz takes over leadership of The Confidante, Miami
Keith Butz has been appointed general manager of The Confidante Miami Beach, effective immediately. In his new position, he oversees the day-to-day operations at one of Miami Beach’s most playful, yet sophisticated hotels.
Victory House, London Leicester Square – MGallery by Sofitel set to open in this autumn
Victory House, London Leicester Square – MGallery by Sofitel is set to soft launch in August with the official opening in September 2017. Overlooking London’s famous square, Victory House offers 86 stylish and contemporary bedrooms which are sound-proofed for a cosy, boutique hotel experience. 
Matild Palace takes Luxury Collection into Hungary
Özyer Group has announced the signing of an agreement with Marriott International to launch the acclaimed Luxury Collection brand in Hungary with Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Slated to open in early 2019 as the first Luxury Collection property in Hungary, this landmark hotel will occupy the beautiful Matild Place, a palatial neo-baroque building on the gateway to the Elisabeth Bridge over the Danube.
Khyber brings Indian flavours to Dukes Dubai
Dukes Dubai has welcomed the award winning Indian restaurant and celebrity favourite, Khyber, to its outstanding collection of restaurants. The first venue to open under the Khyber name outside of its native Mumbai, the restaurant is situated on the 15th floor of the recently opened Dukes Dubai, where guests are transported to a five-star Indian hideaway boasting a 180-degree view that takes in Burj Al Arab and the Dubai Marina skyline.
Autograph Collection welcomes Hotel Telegraaf to Tallinn, Estonia
Autograph Collection Hotels has revealed the opening of its first hotel in Estonia with the debut of Hotel Telegraaf in Tallinn’s historic centre. Situated at the heart of the city on the ancient and distinguished Vene Street, the hotel is housed in one of Tallinn’s grandest buildings.
Dusit International signs on for operate dusitD2 Vung Tau, Vietnam
Dusit International has signed a management agreement with Ha Dat Company to operate dusitD2 Vung Tau, the first dusitD2 branded property in Vietnam. The hotel is slated to open in quarter two of 2018.