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The consolidation in the hotel industry continues. Accor has purchased FHRI that consists of Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel brands for $2.56 billion from Qatar Investment Authority and Kindom Holdings.

FHRI Fairmont Swissotel Raffles Sold To Accor

FHRI currently has 115 hotels open and another 40 under development. Accor claims that this purchase will create “worldwide leader in luxury segment”. [click to continue…]

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Fairmont President’s Club has a new (actually the same old) promo for extra discounts or for a free night + double miles at participating programs until September 30, 2014.

Fairmont President's Club Moments Happen Here Promotion

The double miles offer is applicable for the following programs: Aeroplan, Asia Miles, JAL Mileage Bank, JetPrivilege, PhoenixMiles, KrisFlyer, MileagePlus and Miles&More. [click to continue…]

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January was super busy month with all new hotel promotions and program updated. We should learn later this month/early next month about IHG’s, SPG’s, Marriott’s and Hilton’s award category changes.

hotel-promotions-update-february-2014

I have been going through various Marriott’s promotions and will do pieces from number of targeted and rate promotions throughout the week. I’ll probably have a compilation post of the targeted offers (there are some really good ones) and another one from property specific promotions. There will be individual pieces from the major public ones, however. [click to continue…]