Budget hotel operator Sleeperz is to open a 120 room hotel in Dundee. The company’s fourth hotel will be part of a redevelopment of the city’s railway station and is scheduled to open in 2016.
W for Amsterdam
Starwood has signed to debut its W brand in Holland, with the opening of W Amsterdam set for autumn 2015. A deal with owner STAG Europe will see a historic former telephone exchange building converted in the city’s Dam Square.
Dubai double for Garden Inn
Hilton has signed to open two of its mid priced Garden Inn hotels in the UAE. A 182 room hotel at Al Mina, and 183 room property at Al Muraqabat, in the Deira district, are due to open in early 2015, reports Trade Arabia.
Online shake-up down under
The online travel agency sector in Australia and New Zealand is facing a shake-up. Local incumbents Wotif and Webjet are coming under pressure from international platforms, and consolidating local rivals, reports Travel Weekly Australia.
Conrad for Pune
Conrad is to open its first hotel in India next year. A deal between Hilton and Palm Grove Beach Hotels will see the 310 room Conrad Pune open in 2015.