• Issue 1012

Wifi connection lost


Smaller hotels are still not getting the message that guests want free wifi. Three quarters of properties surveyed thought quality of service and facilities are more important, according to research by Netgear.


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Louvre German buy


Investor A Capital has linked with hotel group Louvre to target Chinese tourists visiting Germany. It has taken over ten hotels formerly operated under French brand Balladins, reports China Money Network.


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Macau feels pressure


The growth of Asian gambling hub Macau is under threat from weakening Chinese growth, and foreign competition. Visitors are seeking more choices for leisure instead of gambling, reports Bloomberg.


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Marco Polo launches Niccolo


Asian hotel group Marco Polo has launched a new luxury brand, Niccolo. The first of a planned luxury chain will open next spring in Chengdu, with 228 rooms. 


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