• Issue 1010

Olympic hotel waste exposed

 

The UK government spent GBP340,000 booking hotel rooms during the London Olympics that were unused. More than 3,400 rooms were booked at up to GBP139 per night, reports the Daily Telegraph.

 

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Moscow launch for Four Seasons

 

Four Seasons will open its Moscow hotel at the end of October. The 180 room hotel has been created from the former Moskva hotel built in the 1930s.  

 

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Mauritiuan trio for Riu

 

Riu Hotels & Resorts has spent EUR80m on a resort on the Le Morne peninsula, Mauritius. Three four star hotels will be refurbished and are due to reopen in February 2015.

 

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Hotels missing out on Weibo

 

UK hotels are missing out on the Chinese market by ignoring Asian social media channels. Just six London hotels out of 102 surveyed have Chinese social media accounts, reports consultancy China Edge. 

 

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