According to the August 2014 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report, the Europe hotel development pipeline comprises 894 hotels.
Mother's Day getaways used to be just a short drive down the road, to a favorite local restaurant.
Hotels in Athens reported significant performance improvement in 2013.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide plans to increase its European hotel portfolio by almost 40 percent in the next five years.
For its tenth year as a standalone company, InterContinental Hotels Group announced a 10 percent annual profit in 2013. The Denham, England-based company said operating profit before exceptional items and tax reached $668 million in 2013.
Meliá Hotels International will open its first location in Austria, in the country's tallest skyscraper. The Meliá Vienna will take up 17 of the 58 floors in the 722-foot-tall DC Tower I, according to a company announcement.
U.S. billionaire Donald Trump has purchased a golf resort in County Clare, Ireland, marking the first Trump Hotel Collection property in Ireland. The property mogul's organization completed the purchase of the oceanfront Doonbeg Golf Club.
Hotel transaction volumes in Europe, Middle East and Africa increased by 17 percent in 2013 to $13.2 billion, led by the core markets of U.K., France and Germany. In 2014, hotel transactions are expected to grow by more than 20 percent to $16 billion.
Valentine's Day, over the years, has become a truly international celebration of romance.
The first berths at Marina Port Vell, Barcelona's new super yacht marina, are due to be delivered this spring according to owners Salamanca Group. By the end of 2014 Port Vell should provide 167 fully serviced berths and be Europe's first city centre super yacht marina.
U.S.-based private equity firm NCH Capital Inc. gained permission from the Greek government to build a resort on the island of Corfu, Bloomberg reports. The firm will spend 23 million euros ($32 million) for the leasehold and invest approximately 75 million euros.
Moscow's hotel market is forecast to add 13,000 new hotel room by 2018, possibly hindering average rates for the market, according to Jones Lang LaSalle. The market is ending the year relatively flat compared to last year,
The European hotel industry recorded positive yearly results in November for all metrics recorded by STR Global, with demand surpassing North America's hotel market. "North America has steadily outperformed Europe in terms of demand growth on a 12-month rolling basis,"
Global investors are demonstrating more confidence in the amount of hotel transactions in the EMEA region for both the short and medium-term future than they did earlier this year, according to the Global Hotel Investment Sentiment Survey from Jones Lang LaSalle.