Don’t imagine yourself lying in bed and having breakfast at the New York Hilton as room service will not be available starting from the summer 2013. It is a revolutionary move for the New York City’s largest hotel, yet the economy is stronger than the habits of faithful customers who will have to walk around themselves with a taste.
You have a chance to buy a snap of the paradise as a charming Scottish island is on a market for £2.5 million. It is not an exorbitant price for owning an island,Tanera Mòr, which has its own input in film history as it is widely believed to have inspired unforgettable and spine-chilling horror film The Wicker Man.
Internet gambling is becoming a tidbit for many companies, including casinos, as it has been legalized in three states, and other state authorities are seriously considering the legalization of it on their soil. The interest is even bigger as the first legal pay-to-play poker website has been launched. Casinos are observing the new scene with interest as they are eyeing online gambling which might become their next gold goose.
James Packer, who is ranked in the top 200 richest people in the world, has ambitious plans of expanding his gambling empire. These days he is vitally interested in expanding in Sri Lanka as the small India Ocean island is considered a perfect place for a casino hub.
Back in the XIXth century, Benajmin Disraeli said: “London is a modern Babylon.” Time passed, yet the Prime Minister’s allegation is still up to date. Once you visit London, you will not only feel that it is full of tourists from all around the globe as it is full of historic and cultural heritage but you will inhale the air sated with the international business and unlimited possibilities.
Are you ready to spend a rather hefty sum for arguably unforgettable moments? If yes, just be prepared to dive deep into your pocket as the world’s most expensive holidays ever costs around $1.5 million or £990,000 per couple. UK-based VeryFirstTo.com, the luxury travel agency, now offers the most expensive package holiday. But do not worry… If you want to embrace this lifetime experience by yourself, it is also possible for just the half of the sum and you will be able to admire every single UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A replica of famous and tragic Titanic is expected to set sail and start the virgin trip from Southampton to New York in 2016. Clive Palmer, an originator of Titanic II, attempts to bring the legend to life… But, do not think that prices will be the same as in 1912! If you want to get on board of Titanic II, you will have to pay a hefty sum – nothing to sneeze at!
Imagine yourself on a beautiful island. You can feel indescribable sea breeze on your face and hear sounds of nature. As private islands for sale can be found in many sizes, and they have different locations and other distinctive features, the initial price may not surprise you, though.
Some unimaginably futuristic plans will never be pursued, but some will… Despite the fact that idea of the cities of the future is still more or less on paper, underwater hotels are going to get us closer to a vision of our fate. Even though the Rangali Islands Resort in the Maldives glories in the title of the world’s first “underwater hotel”, on the horizon there is a new project which will certainly be revolutionary – the World Discus Hotel as it is to be the largest underwater building.
Getting a chance to organize and host the 2014 Winter Olympics is one of few opportunities when Russia can show the whole world how big and powerful it is. And it is – nothing to sneeze at. Yet, the preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi amounted to record $50 billion. Billions of dollars are being spent to rebuild national prestige and pride
MGM China Holdings Ltd, a venture between Pansy Ho and MGM Resorts International, received an approval from the Macau government to build a second casino in the world’s No. 1 gambling hub, according to a statement released on the 9th January.
On the 2nd of January, official data showed that Macau saw gambling revenue increase approximately 14 percent to about $38 billion in 2012. The figures also indicated that Macau casino revenue jumped as much as 20 percent in December, surprisingly topping analysts’ estimates. The results support the Macau’s title of the world’s biggest gambling market.
Dubai aims high as it has announced its plans to build the world’s biggest shopping mall and tallest hotel, not to mention gardens that are said to be larger than London’s Hyde Park. Dubai revives its property projects which have been postponed due to the global financial crisis. And it is not surprising that Dubai wants everything to be big as it always aims at showing off. So its big comeback is not unexpectedly revolving around the business of biggest.
Many UK cities experienced irregular and disappointing year as the Olympic effect and Jubilee effect discouraged travelers from visiting parts of the United Kingdom. According to a report, the best performing regional city was Belfast as visitors crowded in the city due to the opening of an exhibition to mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic tragedy.
Marriott International Inc., the Bethesda-based hospitality giant, reported quarterly profits that surpassed analysts’ estimates as demand for high-end brands increased noticeably. Rising prices and strong occupancy rates helped boost Marriott International’s profits to $143 million, or 45 cents per share.
Gambling revenue in Macau, one of world’s gambling capitals, did grow approximately 12.3 percent in September, however the increase did not meet analysts’ estimates. The growth suggests that an economic slowdown in China also is affecting wealthy mainland’s gamblers. However the gambling revenue in Macau improved compared with the gambling revenue from August, yet the growth is not as aggressive as it was in previous years.
MGM Resort International, one of casino giants, will reveal its plans for an $800 million gambling resort, entertainment complex and housing development in Springfield. The casino will be built in city’s districts which were destroyed by a tornado in 2011. MGM Resort International, the Las Vegas-based company, decided to reveal its formal announcement regarding opening a resort casino on Wednesday.
Carlson, a global travel and hospitality company, named Trudy Rautio as its new president and CEO. The change on the CEO post is unexpected as the Hubert Joly decided to resign as CEO at Carlson. Trudy Rautio became the fifth chief executive in the 74-year history of the company whose brands include Radisson hotels, T.G.I Friday’s restaurants and Carlson Wagonlit Travel.
In many parts of the United States, it has been a mild winter thus far. Although more people are enjoying the unusually “warm” weather for December, ski resorts don’t like it, as it has meant little snow for winter travelers. Ski resorts are hoping to see some snow in the next few weeks, or this season might be a bad one for this sector of the hospitality industry.