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France’s largest Holiday Inn sold

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Private equity group Extendam had acquired the largest Holiday Inn in France with Catella Hospitality Europe, which will operate the hotel under franchise.

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    Video - In Focus

    In Focus Trailer: Things are looking up

    Join us this week as Alexi and Katherine are joined by Elaine Simon of Hotel Management to discuss the latest reportings from groups such as Marriott, Mélia and Booking. Our guest Jonathan Falik of JF Capital Advisors discusses short and long term investment prospects.  Get the full story over here in the latest episode of In Focus. 
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    Video - In Focus

    In Focus: Things are looking up

    Things are starting to look up in the hospitality sector as shares come up trumps following the announcement of a vaccine, as we hope to see a return of consumer confidence. Elaine Simon of Hotel Management joins Alexi and Katherine this week to discuss if they are seeing this optimism reflected in reportings.  Are the global players leaning too much on the strength of the Chinese market? Is it strong enough to keep them out of trouble right now?  Will booking.com be seen to be in a dominant position or not as they come under scrutiny of the European Commission and when "will hoteliers swoop in and pick up that leisure market with direct bookings?"  We are also joined by guest Jonathan Falik, Founder and CEO of JF Capital Advisors to discuss if investors still see hospitality as a long term prospect? While it is easier to get funding for budget hotels and there is certainly an appetite from investors, many have a personal bias for luxury hotels.  You hear it here first - the latest news and debates in hospitality. 
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    Development

    IHG launches Voco in Qatar

    IHG Hotels & Resorts  has signed a management agreement with Al Rabban Hospitality to bring its Voco brand to Doha, Qatar.
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    AHC Reimagined

    Lean operations draw investors to serviced apartments

    The ability of serviced apartments and extended stay to breakeven at 20% made them more attractive to investors and developers, according to a session at the recent AHC Reimagined.
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    IHG expands in Thailand

    IHG has signed a management agreement with K.W. Group to bring both the Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express brands to Phuket's Kata Beach.
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    Video - AHC

    A moment with Keith Barr

    We caught up with Keith Barr backstage at The AHC Reimagined to capture the sentiment of the event. Keith highlights the importance of the sector coming together as an industry, working together through this challenging time, inspiring growth and innovation throughout the supply chain and advocating to governments one voice and getting back to those record breaking occupancies seen before this crisis.  Don't miss Keith in the hot seat with BBC's chief correspondent Gavin Hewitt.
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    Video - In Focus

    In Focus Trailer: Fright night as results roll in

    Results are rolling in from the big global players as both Accor and IHG announced results this week. IHG refer to a muted recovery while Accor calls on discipline. And what will be of Marriott? We also hear from Vrbo's Karen Mullins as she describes how the Expedia group's brand is performing with continued rise in extended stay.  And Alexi and Katherine are placing bets, join us to find out what is at stake! Watch the latest In Focus episode here. 
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    Video - In Focus

    In Focus: Fright night as results roll in

    Results are rolling in from the big global players as both Accor and IHG announced results this week. IHG refer to a muted recovery while Accor calls on discipline. And what will be of Marriott? We hear from Vrbo's Karen Mullins as she describes how the Expedia group's brand is performing with continued rise in extended stay.  And Alexi and Katherine are placing bets, join us to find out what is at stake! 
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    Performance

    Entertainment, sports, driving group

    Demand from television crews and sports teams was driving group business, according to a study from IHG.
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    Insider

    The crunch of data

    The hotel sector loves a gossip. Oh how it loves to gossip and the horror of the current situation is that gossiping has been horribly restricted. The dark corners of the Marlene Bar are silent, with whispers unwhispered and speculation unfloated. For a market which runs on the buzz of a rumour spread over a gin, the brain feels as though its ears have been cut off.