News in brief: UAE, Accor, Hilton

Ramadan drags down occupancy:  Business-centered hotels in the United Arab Emirates saw occupancy drop about 30% during the Ramadan period, while most leisure-centered properties also experienced lesser occupancy declines.

Read more at Gulf News


Accor launches India F&B promo:  Accor announced the launch of the ‘Stay with us and Pamper Your Palate’ promotion in India, which offers guests complimentary breakfast plus one additional meal of their choice during their stay on every room booking. Guests have the option to enjoy Indian or international cuisine for lunch or dinner.

Read more at Virtual Strategy


Hilton loses management of Paris hotel:  After losing a court battle with SIHPM over alleged mismanagement of the property, Hilton Worldwide will cease to manage the Hilton Arc de Triomphe. Hilton said it plans to appeal the decision.

Read more at The Canberra Times


Bellagio to remodel Spa Tower:  MGM Resorts International announced that it will renovate all 928 guestrooms in the Spa Tower of the Bellagio resort in Las Vegas.

Read more at The Sacramento Bee