Issue 2550 - 13 October, 2020

    Sarovar addition

    Leading Indian hotel group Sarovar has signed a site in Aurangabad, in India’s Maharashtra state. The 68 room property will operate under the group’s Sarovar Portico 3/4 star brand. The hotel will feature extensive banqueting and conference facilities. Sarovar operates over 85 hotels in 55 locations across India, across six brands.

    Blackpool boost

    Blackpool Council and Muse Developments have signed a joint venture to develop a Holiday Inn hotel. RBH will manage the 144 room new build, which opens for business in summer 2022. RBH already operates the town’s Imperial Hotel within a UK portfolio of 45 managed properties. Black & White Hospitality has been signed to run [...]

    Solid quarter for New Zealand

    Hoteliers in New Zealand enjoyed a recovery in the third quarter, with occupancy above 50% in all markets. Government quarantine bookings have helped maintain average day rates at 2019 levels, reports Colliers. Rotorua was the standout market, with room rates up 9.7% year on year. With New Zealand’s government adopting a lockdown strategy, international visitors [...]

    Hoshino heads to China

    Japanese operator Hoshino Resorts is to open its first hotel in China. The 103 room property in Kasuke Tiantai, Zhejiang Province will launch in spring 2021, reports Nikkei Asia. The project will be Hoshino’s fourth overseas hotel, joining operations in Bali, Taiwan and Hawaii. Hoshino has two further Japanese sites in the pipeline, and is [...]