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June 5, 2014

Some of the biggest brands in the global hotel trade are family businesses, founded by dynasties that have mastered the art of giving a warm welcome. Here’s a handful of some of the best-known chains from across the world.

Some of the biggest brands in the global hotel trade are family businesses, founded by dynasties that have mastered the art of giving a warm welcome. Here’s a handful of some of the best-known chains from across the world.

April 14, 2014

South African hotelier Sol Kerzner, 78, has announced his retirement from the hotel industry and the sale of a stake in his eponymous company, eight years after the death of his son and heir apparent.

South African hotelier Sol Kerzner, 78, has announced his retirement from the hotel industry and the sale of a stake in his eponymous company, eight years after the death of his son and heir apparent.

Last week the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), an arm of the United Arab Emirates government, confirmed it had bought a “significant” equity interest in the hotel group, which includes the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas and the One&Only resort chain.

March 25, 2008

A member of Egypt’s wealthiest family is to move his hotel empire from Cairo to Altdorf, Switzerland in a move designed to increase the firm’s growth.

A member of Egypt’s wealthiest family is to move his hotel empire from Cairo to Altdorf, Switzerland in a move designed to increase the firm’s growth. Chairman Samih Sawiris said he plans to relocate Orascom Hotels and Development and list its shares on the Swiss stock exchange.

A new holding company, Orascom Development Holding, will launch a public share exchange offer of one new share for each 10 existing shares as of 30 March. The group said it has already received irrevocable undertakings of acceptance of the swap of around 76%, including from the Sawiris family.

September 1, 2004

Holiday at the apex of style: visit the new breed of luxury brand resorts in some of the world’s stunning locations. Melanie Stern reports

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine.

Holiday at the apex of style: visit the new breed of luxury brand resorts in some of the world's stunning locations. Melanie Stern reports

There's probably one brick in the walls of the Chrysler Building for every Louis Vuitton bag or Versace dress snapped up year in, year out; brand recognition for the luxury goods industry is positively booming.

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