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.
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.
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.
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.
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.