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January 11, 2013
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  • Hotel developers look to Russia
    Russia has 21,302 hotel guestrooms in the active-development pipeline and most of them are from global brands, according to STR Global. The country isn't saturated, which makes it a good market that more hoteliers are focusing on -- especially areas such as Moscow and St. Petersburg, this feature says. Challenges to hotel development in Russia include a lack of hotel developers, and government red tape that companies may not encounter in other countries. "It's a great market for a lot of hotel developers to enter," said Marina Usenko, executive vice president of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels in Moscow. (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Nassau's Graycliff offers something sweet
    The Graycliff in the Bahamas features Graycliff Chocolatier, a sweet shop where guests can make their own confections. The resort also offers four restaurants, a beer garden, a 250,000-bottle wine cellar, a culinary school and a cigar company, this feature says. Travel Weekly (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Asian hotels will lead meetings segment in 2013, group says
    American Express Meetings & Events' 2013 forecast for the meetings industry indicates that the Asian region will enjoy the highest growth in meetings spending and activity. Spending and activity in North America will be relatively unchanged. "[O]rganizations in North America will need to balance their likely flat budgets with the increasing demands of their stakeholders to deliver effective meetings that deliver on business objectives," said Issa Jouaneh, a vice president at American Express Meetings & Events. (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • MGM looks to improve its Las Vegas properties, says CEO
    MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren told the Nevada Gaming Control Board on Wednesday that the company plans to prioritize improving its properties in Las Vegas. Murren said MGM looks to invest more than $500 million into its Vegas properties. "We finished the year on a high note in 2012, both operationally and financially," he said. (Las Vegas) (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • China will open the most hotels this year, report shows
    The majority of hotels opening this year will be in China, this feature says. More than 2,500 luxury hotels with up to 540,000 rooms will launch this year worldwide, Top Hotel Projects reports. The largest U.S. resort opening is the Palazzo del Lago, an InterContinental resort set to launch next month in Orlando, Fla. (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Unique hotels add spice in Mexico's Mayakoba
    Mayakoba has attracted several distinctive luxury hotels including the Fairmont Mayakoba, which opened in 2006 and has five pools. The Rosewood Mayakoba, launched in 2008, has an eco-conscious focus and 128 suites. The latest hotel to enter the market, the Banyan Tree Mayakoba, has 132 private-pool villas donned in Southeast Asian style and four restaurants. Travel Weekly (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Trends in hospitality for 2013
    A realistic look at the major trends in hospitality. Read here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Training manager for new resort in the Maldives
    A small, luxury, private island resort in the Maldives is opening this year and requires a training manager with about three years' experience in the role and strong English language skills. An additional language is an advantage. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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