• Issue 891

Inverness opportunity

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.

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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.

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Meetings up

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.

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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.

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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.

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