EXPO REAL 2014: New participant record at the "World of Hospitality"
The hotel property world is growing
Augsburg/Munich (July 11, 2014). The preparations for the 17th EXPO REAL in Munich are underway, also for HospitalityInside and the 19 companies from 10 countries which up to now have confirmed their participation as co-exhibitors at the joint stand "World of Hospitality". The presence of the hotel industry is therefore growing. For the first time, the joint stand also presents itself an island stand. Read who is participating.
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On trend: Parisian luxury, long-stay & vegan
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Europe's first Peninsula hotel will today open in Paris. It's a long awaited milestone for the Hong Kong Chinese Kadoorie family, whose hotel collection consists exclusively of flagships. Peninsula's attention to service and innovativeness (with its own research and technology laboratory) has even drawn the respect of Four Seasons and other luxury icons. The Arabian real estate company behind the new Peninsula in Paris, Katara Hospitality, is also making a good name for itself with its long-term strategy for premium assets. In the imposing Parisian hotel, two capital-strong and quality-oriented partners have now come together and they won't rest until the EUR 429 million investment begins to pay off.
Sarah Douag interviewed Nicolas Béliard, the GM for the new hotel, a Frenchman with experience with Peninsula. She also looks again at the hotel's rivals in Paris. Shangria-La, Mandarin Oriental, Le Royal Monceau Raffles and others.
That cost-conscious business travellers can find suitable accommodation is seen with respect to the developing market for serviced apartments. An overview of the projects supplemented by market facts and figures from corresponding studies in Germany.
Vegan is on trend - and hotels have to adjust accordingly. The demand for food without animal products has obviously been recognised by many very quickly, from top hotels to mountain chalets. Fred Fettner has therefore asked a number of Austrian resorts how they face the new culinary challenge.
Alongside Paris, we also look today towards Istanbul, also at the super figures produced by Russian travellers last year. Both markets are now suffering as a result of political turmoil. Marriott and Belmond (formerly Orient-Express) have posted their quarterly/semi-annual results, Airbnb focuses on business travellers, and at Kempinski renowned GMs are switching between hotels in Berlin, Moscow and Budapest. – The full editorial …