Issue 2304 - 7 October, 2019

    Success brewing at IHCL

    Indian Hotels Company has signed a deal to introduce microbreweries into its hotels. The agreement will see partner AB InBev set up the microbrewery equipment with 15 hotels around India. The on-site brewing facilities will ensure guests and visitors have access to a wide range of locally brewed craft beers. The first facility will open [...]

    Oyo Indian upset

    Hoteliers in India are alleging that disruptor Oyo is unfairly raising commission fees. Additional charges can take deductions to more than half of revenues, reports Reuters. Last month, hotel operators in Bengaluru called for a criminal probe into the company. Oyo, which charges a base franchise fee of around 20%, insists it has been transparent [...]

    Cairo revisited

    Hyatt has signed to return its brand to the Egyptian capital, Cairo. The 242 room Hyatt Regency Cairo West is expected to open in late 2020. The hotel will run under a franchise agreement with ALDAU Development. It joins the group’s other Egyptian hotel, Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh. Read the full story here: https://newsroom.hyatt.com/2019-10-07-Hyatt-Announces-Plans-For-Hyatt-Regency-Cairo-West

    Radisson heads to Rostock

    Radisson Hotel Group has signed a site in Rostock to launch its Radisson flag in Germany. The 190 room property will open in autumn 2020, joining a Radisson Blu already open in the city. Long term partner Friedemann Kunz Family Foundation. will develop the property. The addition takes Radisson’s German portfolio to 35 hotels open [...]