Rezidor to open fourth Moscow hotel
The Rezidor Hotel Group is launching its fourth property in Moscow with the opening of the Radisson SAS Olympinski hotel. The 375-room hotel, which is scheduled to open in 2009, will be situated at the Russian capital's northern ring. Rezidor president and chief executive Kurt Ritter said: "With four Moscow based hotels we are demonstrating an impressive strength in this city and on the Russian market. This development is also expected to create positive marketing synergies for current and future Rezidor hotels in the region." Rezidor already runs the Radisson SAS Slavyanskaya, and is developing the Radisson SAS Riverside as well as the Radisson SAS Belorusskaya.
Kempinski begins first phase of its Republic of Djibouti property
Kempinski Hotels has launched the first opening phase of its first five-star property in the Republic of Djibouti in Eastern Africa. The 117-room hotel is located 4km north of the city at Heron Bay and situated between the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. It includes a 400-cover restaurant offering an international and regional menu as well as a café and conference facilities for up to 1,100 delegates. When complete, the hotel will include 300 rooms, a spa, fitness centre, casino and night club.
Dorchester Collection portfolio unveiled
London-based Dorchester Group has rebranded its portfolio of five luxury hotels under the new name the Dorchester Collection. The move comes in a bid to support the company's expansion plans and aims to underline a change in its strategy as part of which it will look to acquire and manage further properties and enter into management contracts for luxury city and resort hotels. The group currently owns the Dorchester in London, the Beverly Hills hotel in Los Angeles, Le Meurice and the hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris and the hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan.
Accor opens Novotel Montreal Airport hotel
Accor has announced the opening of the Novotel Montreal Airport, which it describes as a new prototype for high-tech business and leisure hotels. The 120-room hotel features a full-service, 24-hour restaurant. Accor is planning 20 Novotel properties up until 2010, and would like to site them in markets including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg.
Domino's USA launches competition with its new Brooklyn style pizza
Domino's Pizza in the USA is backing the launch of its new "Brooklyn Style" pizza with a competition giving customers the chance to win prizes in an online game. Customers ordering a two-litre bottle of Coca-Cola with any pizza can enter to win a vintage New York taxi cab, with gift certificates for free Domino's Pizza and Coca-Cola for a year. Each bottle of coke comes with a sticker and game code used to enter the Brooklyn Style Sweepstakes by visiting BrooklynStylePizza.com. The new Brooklyn Style Pizza combines hand-tossed dough stretched thin and cut into six big, foldable slices.
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