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Starwood Hotels & Resort, Marriott, Anbang, bidding, merger, M&A, China

Anbang raises Starwood offer to $14 billion

Chinese insurance group and Marriott in bidding war
Chinese tourists, EU, China, EU-China Year for Tourism, European Travel Commission, European Tour Operators Association, ETOA

“Fantastic and promising” trend for Nordic hoteliers

Figures from Expedia confirm Chinese boom in Scandinavia
Japan, Olympics, tourism, hotel, accommodation, Airbnb, home-sharing, Osaka, rugby, Kamaishi

Japan turns to home-sharing as arrivals soar

Supply-crunch cities encourage non-hotel alternatives
maid, cleaner, hotel, Sunny Beach, Bulgaria, Swede, man, kick, face, head, crime, law, court, camera, CCTV

Swedish tourist kicks maid unconscious

Swede caught on hotel camera in Bulgaria resort
Accor, AccorHotels, Sarkozy, president, France, tourism, brand portfolio, appoint, management, director

AccorHotels appoints Sarkozy as director

Former French president tasked with developing portfolio
Chris Bailey, Centara Hotels, GSA, Nordic, Scandinavia, Stockholm, Bamboo Collection

Centara Hotels reaches into the Nordics

Centara Hotels & Resorts opens GSA office in Stockholm
Finland, stab, resort, death, crime, staff, Lapland, Czech, Scottish, victim, employee, remote

Employee stabbed to death at Lapland resort

Suspect held after woman dies in remote destination
brands, economy, hotels, Germany, Europe, business, Zurich, Geneva, Motel One, Super 8, Premier Inn

Economy hotel brands booming in Europe

Motel One, Super 8, Premier Inn and others drive forward
lifeguard tower, Tel Aviv, beach, hotel, suite, luxury, competition, social media, Israel

Lifeguard tower becomes luxury suite

Unique destination marketing competition to stay there
Radisson Blu, pink, room, business class, breast cancer, awareness, charity, marketing

Radisson Blu turns pink for cancer awareness

Love Blu, Be Pink! campaign for awareness of breast cancer