Month: March 2015

Viking River Cruises’ first North American River Cruise

New Orleans will be the homeport for Viking River Cruises’ first North American River Cruise. The European cruise giant will begin to cruise the Mississippi River from New Orleans in 2017 with six new American-made vessels. Viking’s Mississippi River itineraries will feature stops in St. James, East Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes in Louisiana;…

IHG buys Kimpton in US $430m deal

Intercontinntal Hotels Group has bought Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants to create what they say is the world’s largest Boutique Hotel business. The company now plans to launch the Kimpton brand internationally and to grow it within the US. The US$430 million deal will see Kimpton’s 62 US properties join IHG. Kimpton has a further 16…