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Stoke City news: New manager Paul Lambert urges players to not dwell on past results

New Stoke boss Paul Lambert regards the club’s remaining Premier League fixtures this season as “15 cup finals”. The Potters head into Saturday’s home clash against Huddersfield, their first match with Lambert in charge, lying 18th in the table, a point adrift of safety. They have lost six of their previous eight league games, won five out of 23 all season and conceded 50 goals, more than any other club in the division. Lambert, appointed as successor to the sacked Mark Hughes on Monday, said: “It’s like 15 cup finals,…

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Brighton news: Seagulls sign Dutch forward Jurgen Locadia in reported £14million deal

The 24-year-old spent eight years at PSV Eindhoven Friday, January 19, 2018 Brighton have signed PSV Eindhoven striker Jurgen Locadia for a club-record fee. The Seagulls have not confirmed the fee, but it has been reported to be in the region of £14million. The 24-year-old has signed a contract through to June 2022. “He is a player we have been aware of for some time,” manager Chris Hughton told Brighton’s official website. “We are delighted to have signed him.” Locadia started his career with PSV and has scored 62 goals…

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Watford news: Boss Marco Silva calls for his side to be calm about bad form going into Leicester game

Watford manager Marco Silva has admitted that the club’s recent poor form is cause for concern. The Hornets head to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday with just one victory from their last 10 matches in the division. Despite a strong start to his tenure at Vicarage Road, Silva’s side have slipped to 10th and are only six points above the relegation places. And the Portuguese knows his under-performing side must turn the tables in order to act upon their recent troubling displays….

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Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Patrick Divall, vice president, Western Europe, Wyndham Hotel Group

Something of a stately presence on the global hospitality scene, Wyndham Worldwide has been undergoing a significant reorganisation over the past 18 months. The giant is currently splitting itself in half to create two separate, publicly traded companies. Wyndham Hotel Group, with more than 8,100-hotels and based in Parsippany, New Jersey, will become a standalone hotel company, while Wyndham Vacation Ownership will move to Florida to become the largest publicly traded timeshare company. At the same time, Wyndham Hotel Group is itself expanding, having just this week announced a $…

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News: AccorHotels to manage Le Grand Amman, Lebanon

AccorHotels have announced the rebranding of a prominent landmark hotel in Jordan to Le Grand Amman – managed by AccorHotels. The property consisting of 298-rooms and 67 well-appointed serviced apartments was launched in partnership with Iskan Co. for Touristic & Hotel Investments.  Le Grand Amman is situated in close proximity to the upcoming Abdali Downtown Project, a ground-breaking development that is set to become Amman’s premiere leisure, tourism and business hub. Catering towards a growing number of business travellers, the hotel is located at the centre of the Shmeisani commercial…

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News: Africa Hotel Investment Forum headed for Kenya this October

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum will return to Nairobi on October 2nd-4th. The event is considered premier hotel investment conference in Africa, attracting many prominent international hotel owners, investors, financiers, management companies and their advisers. This year, the day prior, October 1st, will feature investment inspection visits to several development projects around Kenya.  Kenya has varied and wide-ranging tourism potential and the opportunity to explore some of these investment opportunities before congregating in Nairobi will be one of the highlights of the event programme.  The visits will include various projects…

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News: Shama Zijingang Hangzhou, China, to open in 2019

Onyx Hospitality Group has continued the expansion of its Shama brand with the signing of another new project, Shama Zijingang Hangzhou. The deal marks the fourth Shama signing this January. Occupying a 21-storey building within Yaojiang Wending International, the large-scale commercial complex development by Yaojiang Group, Shama Zijingang Hangzhou is perfectly positioned within the Xihu (West Lake) District of Hangzhou. The hotel is close to the Zijingang Campus of Zhejiang University, one of the most prestigious tertiary education institutions in China. The Hangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Centre and the…

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