• Issue 1045

Stafford plans rebrand


London’s Stafford Hotel will no longer be managed by Kempinski. The two parties have mutually agreed to end a management contract originally signed in 2010. 


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Italian weather woes


Hotels in Italy are offering bad weather rebates to attract September visitors. The summer has seen the north of the country experience record rainfalls and several extreme weather events, reports the Daily Telegraph. 


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Kenya market hit


Hotels in Kenya are being closed and mothballed, after foreigners were advised not to travel there. At least 20 hotels have closed, while those open have occupancy rates as low as 12%, reports Bloomberg. 


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Fairmont Chinese addition


Fairmont is to develop a new hotel in Suzhou, China for opening in 2018. The 390 room hotel is part of a mixed use development in Shishan including offices and a retail podium.


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