by Juliana Hahn
Our researchers have combed through the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database to get the inside scoop on hotel development in the Land of the Free.
An impressive total of 1,520 hotel schemes with 298,809 keys are currently in the pipeline throughout the US, according to our data. We take a closer look at what’s coming up and highlight some of the most interesting projects.
US hotel openings by year
The remainder of 2021 will be very busy, it seems, with 470 hotels and 94,479 rooms set to launch. Of these, 167 are already in the pre-opening phase.
by Juliana Hahn
Following its internationalization strategy, SIXT offers its mobility services for the first time in Azerbaijan
Global mobility service provider signs franchise agreement with Smart Rent a Car
SIXT, the international provider of high-end mobility services based in Germany, has appointed Smart Rent a Car as its franchise partner for Azerbaijan. SIXT is one of the largest mobility providers in the world with a fleet of 200,000 vehicles (2020), in around 110 countries. The partnership leverages SIXT’s extensive experience in mobility for more than 100 years and Smart Rent a Car’s profound experience in the local car rental market.
The Tourism Commission and City University of Hong Kong have launched ‘City in Time’, a tourism project which uses Augmented Reality (AR) and multimedia technologies to take visitors on a 360-degree journey to experience the history of Hong Kong via an app.
Bringing Hong Kong’s heritage to life, the app showcases 360-degree illustrations based on historical images of Hong Kong combined with real-time surroundings, to create an immersive experience. It is also enriched with animations, sound effects, historical facts and a selfie function to enables users to share their ‘City in Time’ experience.