Marriott International expands footprint in Europe

Marriott International in Europe will double in size once its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts is complete.  In Europe, the company will reach over 123,000 opened or signed rooms when Marriott’s 61,000 open rooms join with Starwood’s 40,500 open rooms and the combined pipeline of 21,500 rooms. Starwood’s luxury brands, including St. Regis, Luxury Collection and W Hotels, will also complement Marriott’s luxury brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, EDITION and JW Marriott.  The newly acquired luxury brands will complement Marriott’s existing offering in the economy and mid-tier sector, including Moxy…

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International projects category: award winner and runners up

This year’s winner, King’s College London’s Sierra Leone Partnership, developed a strategy that helped save lives in the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone Connaught Hospital staff and the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership team work through the night to transform part of the outpatients department into a 16-bed isolation unit. Photograph: Joanna Dunlop/KSLP Winner: King’s College London King’s Sierra Leone Partnership (KSLP) has played a vital role in the Ebola response in Sierra Leone. The partnership has delivered projects to strengthen training, clinical services and policy in Sierra Leone. The work…

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Jet, IndiGo to shift operations to T2 at Mumbai international airport

According to a report in The Times of India, while full-service carrier Jet Airways is scheduled to move its operations to the new integrated terminal, T2, at Mumbai International Airport in March, while IndiGo, is expected to follow suit in the second half of the year. T2, inaugurated in February 2014, currently handles all international flights and all flights operated by Air India and Vistara. Jet Airways will shift its operations from the domestic terminal 1B to T2 from March 15. “IndiGo is currently in talks with the airport operator…

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Asia drives demand for international schools

Another top boarding school in England is setting up a school in China, travelling the path taken by schools such as Harrow, Dulwich College, Malvern and Wellington. But when Wycombe Abbey, a girls’ boarding school in Buckinghamshire, opens its doors in China in September, it will be not be launching a replica. Wycombe Abbey International in Changzhou near Shanghai will be co-educational, and will teach a hybrid of the Chinese and English curriculums within an English-style boarding school environment. Alongside international GCSEs and A-levels, pupils will follow a Chinese curriculum…

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