Guests will board The Greenbrier Presidential Express at Washington D.C.’s Union Station for a six-hour, non-stop trip to White Sulphur Springs in West Virginia, where the famous old resort is located.

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The Ritz-Carlton has introduced the World Concierge on Foursquare, a new service offering local tips from the concierges of its hotels to mobile-device users who visit the profile of the hotel brand on the location-based social media site Foursquare.com.

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Proud of its legacy as the first Hilton in Sweden, the Hilton Stockholm Slussen displays a five-star sign outside its main entrance to indicate its service ranking. We found the Hilton Stockholm Slussen to be one of the best hotels at which we had ever stayed.

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According to Ritz-Carlton, the strategic plan for expansion will range from Morocco to Mexico, and from Cairo to Chicago and will expand the brand to urban capitals and emerging tourist destinations. It will represent an investment of more than $2 billion by owners.

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Hotels under development will be mostly in emerging business and leisure destinations, with 24 hotels in the Asia/Pacific region, nine in the Middle East and Africa, four in Europe and 12 in the Americas.

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B Hotels & Resorts is having the Continental Oceanfront South Beach Hotel renovated before its relaunch in late fall 2012 as the B South Beach but expects the hotel to remain operational during its renovation and repositioning.

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Park Inn London Wembley will be a mid-market hotel located 6 kilometers away from central London on Olympic Way, a pedestrian zone leading to the main entrance of Wembley Stadium, 300 meters away. With a capacity of 90,000, the stadium will host the soccer matches during the 2012 Olympics.

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Rather than touting the amenities of its hotel interiors, as do most other hotels, boutique-hotel group Affinia Hotels is promoting the rooftop bars, pool decks, and terraces of its properties in New York City, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. for the summer of 2011.

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Hard Rock International plans to open the Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis in December as its 16th property and its first in Latin America. The 66-story hotel, located in Panama City a few miles from the Panama Canal, will offer panoramic views of the city and Panama Bay.

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Corinthia’s new flagship is a landmark Victorian property located in the heart of London, a short walk from many of the city’s major attractions.

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The Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview at 6733 Fallsview Boulevard in Niagara Falls, Ontario has completed a multi-million dollar renovation, the hotel’s re-design inspired by the scenery of the Horseshoe Falls and the Niagara region.

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The new hotel, to be named the Paradisus Papagayo Bay, will supersede the former Paradisus Playa Conchal in Guanacaste, which was operated by Paradisus Resorts until April 30.

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The properties, all managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts and formerly branded as Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites hotels, are located in Salina, Kansas; Missoula, Montana; Twin Falls, Idaho; Fort Smith, Arkansas; and Golden, Colorado.

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The Solís Vanke Center in Shenzhen will be a luxury 200-room hotel featuring an international conference center.

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced the soft opening of the Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa, its first property in Singapore, and is earmarking the hotel’s grand launch for the fourth quarter of the year.

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Marriott International is planning to open the first Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Mexico City, the 292-room Courtyard Mexico City Airport located directly across from international terminal number one at Benito Juarez International Airport, in early 2012.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is located at the top of the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong, occupying floors 102 to 118 and with its hotel lobby 1,394 feet off the ground.

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The all-inclusive Paradisus luxury-resort brand is expanding its portfolio with two new Mexican properties, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda and Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla, both scheduled to open in late 2011.

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Momentum is gathering for the transformation of the shabby downtown area of Nassau, the biggest city in The Bahamas, into a vibrant residential and retail center integrated with the city’s Cruise Port and a major attraction for the huge Atlantis resort on nearby Paradise Island.

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