• Issue 986

Hilton unveils Curio brand

Hilton is launching a boutique brand under the name Curio. The flag expects to attract four and five star independents in mature US and European markets, reports the Financial Times.

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OTAs failing consumers

Consumers are often being sold hotels with price promises that are worthless. The Competition and Markets Authority needs to look again at the extravagant, but often worthless, claims of major online travel groups, reports the Guardian.

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Commune links with Alila

US based Commune Hotels has linked with Singapore’s Alila Hotels and Resorts to create a global hotel management platform. The pairing comes after Commune investor Geolo Capital, the Pritzker family investment vehicle, bought into Alila.

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Court backs mis-selling claim

The High Court has backed a UK hotelier in their claim for being mis-sold an interest rate product by Barclays Bank. The bank had argued the claim from Kays Hotels was time barred, as it was more than six years since the product had been sold, reports the London Times.

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