Survey gives insight into Chinese tourists
Hilton’s loyalty program Hilton HHonors recently released the results of a survey of Chinese tourists has some interesting results, including that Chinese consumers would rather pay double for a vacation with a celebrity than have a free vacation with their boss. Other results showed that 52% of Chinese prefer to max out on vacation luxuries and souvenirs.
New hotel planned for Biloxi
The owner of a hotel destroyed by Hurricane Katrina presented a development plan for a new hotel to the Biloxi Development Review Committee. Anthony Lee plans beachfront 7-story hotel with a water park in Biloxi, Mississippi. The plan has not been approved by municipal authorties yet.
New Best Westerns in Oman, Thailand
The Best Western hotel chain announced the past week that three hotels under its brand will be built in Oman in the cities of Al Khuwayr, Salalah and Sohar.
The Grand Howard hotel in Bangkok also signed an agreement to become a Best Western location. This will be the second Best Western in Thailand.
Jumeirah’s Glasgow location delayed
Dubai’s Jumeirah hotel chain got a setback to their expansion across Europe when the developer of their new hotel in Glasgow, Scotland fell into adminstration last week. It’s unclear if the £125 million project will move forward or not.
Tribe buys Four Winds
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians bought out the Four Winds Casino Resort in Michigan from Lakes Entertainment for $24.5 million on Friday. The tribe is planning a 250-room expansion of the resort to be completed by summer 2012.