• Issue 1062

Universities book hotels


UK universities with too little student accommodation are block booking hotel rooms to make up the shortfall. In Aberdeen, 280 students are staying in the local Premier Inn and Holiday Inn, reports the London Times.


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Hispania Tenerife buy


New Spanish investor Hispania has made its second domestic hotel purchase. The group has paid EUR37m for the Melia Jardines del Teide complex in Tenerife, reports El Mundo. 


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Starwood commits to Africa


Starwood is planning to add up to 20 hotels across Africa. The mainly five star additions will grow a current portfolio of 37 hotels on the continent, reports Bloomberg. 


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New Atlantis planned


A USD1.4bn expansion of the Atlantis resort in Dubai has been unveiled. Investment Corporation of Dubai and Kerzner International plan a new hotel with nearly 800 rooms and 250 residences.
The Royal Atlantis resort and residences will stand 46 storeys high, offering guests spectacular views. The building will include a rooftop sky pool 90 metres above the ground.


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Malmaison for London


The US-owned Malmaison chain is tipped to win the bidding for a new London hotel created from the old Scotland Yard police headquarters. The five star hotel, being developed by Galliard, is likely to sell for GBP200m, reports the London Telegraph.


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