Brazil opens its doors to the world as the Olympics approach

All eyes are on Brazil as the world gears up for another sporting event this summer, with Rio de Janeiro hosing the Olympic Games from 5-21 August and the Paralympic Games from 7-18 September. And Brazil has begun the year as it means to go on – with a concerted effort to make this games… Read more »

From Singapore to Natal, Accor takes on the world

AccorHotels is known across the world thanks to its portfolio of hotel chains. The French company owns and runs everything from budget chains like Ibis to luxury brands such as Sofitel and Pullman. Now, Accor has added to the top end of its offering thanks to the purchase of FRHI Holdings. The transaction means that… Read more »

Robust outlook for Brazilian hotels despite economic challenges

At the end of 2014, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) released its latest Lodging Industry in Numbers Brazil 2014 annual publication, which surveys 450 Brazilian hotels, providing the audience with an excellent insight into the Brazilian hospitality market changes during 2013. Despite a fair share of challenges that the Brazilian economy is facing, the hospitality market… Read more »