Issue 2247 - 10 July, 2019

    IHG Loire signing

    IHG has signed a site in France’s Loire Valley for its Six Senses luxury brand. The resort, combining historic buildings with modern accommodation, is due to open in 2022. Investor RoundShield Partners will develop the site to include 88 suites and villas, as well as comprehensive resort facilities. A further 70 villas are planned, that [...]

    Meininger signs Manchester

    Hybrid hotel operator Meininger has signed to open in Manchester. The 12 storey, 785 bed property is due to open by the end of 2021. Meininger has signed a 2o year lease with developer S Harrison Developments. Its pipeline includes a 950 bed property due to open in Paris this summer. Read the full story [...]

    GBP99m fine for Marriott

    The UK’s data commissioner is set to fine Marriott GBP99.2m for its 2018 data breach. The security failure saw 339m guest data records potentially leaked over a four year period, reports the BBC. The breach, via the Starwood system that Marriott acquired, affected up to 30m European customers. The data commissioner’s office has recently fined [...]

    Resort fees fightback

    Officials in Washington are suing Marriott, alleging its resort fees are illegal and deceptive. The hidden charges, levied at US hotels, can cost up to USD95 per day, reports Reuters. The suit argues Marriott has gathered many millions in extra profits, due to the fees. The mandatory extra charge allows advertised room rates to appear [...]