Developer Carlton Rock is planning to build a 156 room four star hotel in Inverness. The project will use a site that has been derelict for 15 years and was previously zoned for a hotel and conference centre, reports The Scotsman.
SLH hits record
Independent hotel collection Small Luxury Hotels of the World has reported its best ever trading year in 2013. The brand saw revenue up 12% to USD134m, while room nights were up 8% to more than 369,000.
Global business travel will be boosted in 2014 by a 12.5% recovery in outbound US travel. The strong growth after two weak years will combine with improvements in the Eurozone, predicts the Global Business Travel Association.
Fairmont for Indonesia
Fairmont has signed to open its first hotel in Malaysia. A 62 storey, 750 room hotel is planned to open in Kuala Lumpur in 2017.
Le Meridien addition
Starwood is to add a further US hotel to its Le Meridien luxury brand. The company is spending USD9.5m to convert the historic Canterbury hotel in Indianapolis.