• Issue 1083

Villa for Edinburgh


Union Hanover has submitted plans for a 180 unit hotel in central Edinburgh. The development will feature studios, one bed and penthouse units that it says define its Urban Villa brand. 


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Accor Saudi trio


Accor has signed to open three more hotels in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. A 275 room Novotel, 250 room Ibis and 150 unit Adagio will open by the end of 2018.


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Satisfaction champions


Center Parcs, P&O Cruises and Premier Inn emerged top performers for customer satisfaction in the tourism sector, in a recent survey. Overall, the sector’s average satisfaction levels fell slightly over the last six months, reports the Institute of Customer Service. 


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African merger


African hotel companies Sovereign Hotels and eLan Property Group have merged. Sovereign eLan will start with 23 properties, while a further 20 are in development. 


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China Lodging growth


China Lodging reported a consistent third quarter performance, with revpar at RMB173 and occupancy at 93%. The group opened 187 hotels during the quarter and now has 197,674 rooms in its portfolio. 


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