The Savoy was a favourite rendezvous for brokers, bankers, bounders and Hollywood's best. And, for a time, it was a home away from home for the artist Claude Monet, stars Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra, and Sir Winston Churchill.
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Tuesday 13 April 2010
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels' operations in China have turned sour, after a joint venture partner seized control of the business, sold off assets and sacked employees.
Tuesday 09 March 2010
UK hoteliers will not see trading conditions improve this year and forecast it will be 2013 before room rates in Europe return to levels seen before the financial crisis.
Monday 08 March 2010
A leading hotel chain today launched a campaign to persuade businessmen and women to cut back on corporate jargon after a study found many people were turned off by phrases such as "thinking out of the box".
Tuesday 09 February 2010
Our guide to the best conference hotels around.
Wednesday 03 February 2010
The Imperial Hotel in Delhi has seen many things over the years. Perhaps most famously, its cool, white-washed colonnades witnessed much of the drama surrounding the negotiations that led to the Partition of India.
Monday 28 September 2009
Egypt’s playground, Sharm el Sheikh, is now emerging from the fierce heat of its summer months and getting ready for peak season.
Wednesday 26 August 2009
Part of Britain's busiest motorway was closed today because of a hotel gas leak.
Thursday 19 February 2009
The troubles facing the international hotelier Millennium & Copthorne Hotels (M&C) were laid bare yesterday when it revealed dreadful revenues in the US and Asia this year, tumbling profits and a halving of its full-year dividend.
Friday 13 February 2009
May I check out?
Tuesday 20 January 2009
A hotel chain lifted a little of the gloom on the employment front today by announcing that it was going ahead with four new establishments with the creation of around 300 jobs.
Sunday 18 January 2009
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has given its 2,500 American Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express owners another year to complete its $1bn rebranding exercise, the biggest in the history of the industry, as the effects of the credit crunch hits home.
Saturday 29 November 2008
The worsening economic crisis hit the hotel group Millennium & Copthorne yesterday when it announced that a deal to sell its hotel in the South Korean capital Seoul has collapsed.
Thursday 27 November 2008
A British witness to the terrorist attack in Mumbai today described how he "frantically" tried to escape gunmen after they stormed his hotel.
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/jane_merrick/index.html" target="_blank">Jane Merrick: Unite divided</a>
Tuesday 09 September 2008
There is not much sign of unity inside Unite's TUC bunker at the Grand Hotel, Brighton.
Wednesday 13 August 2008
The breakneck pace of growth at the global hotel chain InterContinental is beginning to slow as more rooms stay empty in its key US market.
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