Hilton Worldwide is looking to expand its portfolio in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as the investment climate there continues to improve, says Simon Vincent, Hilton's president in the region. "We've got 190 hotels (and more than 43,000 rooms) in our pipeline. That's indicative of a pretty healthy environment and appetite that is out there right now," Vincent said. Hilton is actively seeking conversion prospects in established markets such as the U.K. while driving its growth in emerging markets through new build projects, Vincent says.
With no shortage of great restaurants out there, OpenTable.com has sifted through them to find what it deems as the hottest restaurants -- and found 11 of them at hotels. The Bazaar by José Andrés at SLS Hotel Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, The Bazaar by José Andrés at SLS Hotel South Beach in Miami and LAVO at The Palazzo in Las Vegas are a few hotels that made the list.
Hotel rooftops make unique wedding locations, and with today's swanky spots they can be a scenic destination. The Capri Palace Hotel & Spa in Italy, Trump SoHo New York and The Peninsula Chicago offer stunning views and a luxurious area for saying "I do."
The Ritz London has added complimentary Wi-Fi, a move that has bumped it up a notch for many travelers who enjoy the London mainstay. "[F]or a luxurious sense of occasion and a little slice of Britishness, you can't go wrong here," writes a HotelChatter blogger.