The Plaza up for sale again

Manhattan’s famed Plaza Hotel may be up for sale, but partner Saudi Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal has other ideas.

New charmhotelsweb member: De Echoput, Apeldoorn (The Netherlands)

Located in National Park the Veluwe, near the town of Apeldoorn, De Echoput is a family owned luxury design hotel with a renowned historic restaurant. Set in 11,000 hectares of forests, which originally were the hunting grounds owned and used by the Dutch royal family. The hotel is named after the deep well famous for its echo, built under the reign of king Louis Napoleon, between 1809 and 1811.

InterContinental to buy Fairmont?

The Sunday Times reported this weekend that IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) is about to buy Fairmont Raffles from Qatar-based Katara Hospitality and Saudi Arabia-based Kingdom Holdings for £1.9bn (US$2.95 billion), beating out the likes of Accor and Wyndham to the finish line.

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