Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh appoints Greg Pirkle as its new General Manager

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 2017-Feb-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The team at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh has the pleasure of welcoming Greg Pirkle as the new General Manager at the Red Sea haven. Pirkle’s 25 years with Four Seasons have been divided between resorts and hotels; from shorts-and-sandals destinations in Hawaii, the… Read the full press release

Classic Vacations expands hotel offerings worldwide to include luxury villas

NEWEST CLASSIC CONNECTIONS PARTNER BOASTS OVER 7000 LUXURY VILLAS WORLDWIDE San Jose, CA, 2017-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The newest partner in Classic Vacations’ Classic Connections program is the elite travel broker TravelKeys, representing luxury villa rentals in over 90 destinations. Each rental accommodation in TravelKeys’ catalog has been hand-picked and personally inspected to ensure… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces Zephyr – MBD Steigenberger Hotel and Apartments in Bengaluru to open in 2020

FRANKFURT, Germany, 2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality is adding a further country to its hospitality portfolio. As announced in June 2016, the German company is approaching the Indian hotel market together with its Indian Joint Venture partner MBD Group. From the year 2020 on, guests will be able to relax in Bengaluru… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality funds construction of three water treatment plants in the Egyptian desert as part of its Sustainability Programme

Hotel group demonstrates its commitment to sustainability: 1 euro donated for each online booking / Cooperation with atmosfair and American University of Cairo FRANKFURT, Germany, 2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its Sustainability Programme, Deutsche Hospitality is financing the construction of three water treatment plants in the Egyptian desert. Since 1 March… Read the full press release

The Rezidor Hotel Group AB announces resignation of David Berg from the Board of Directors

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Rezidor Hotel Group AB today announces that David Berg has resigned from his position on the Board of Directors with immediate effect. Yesterday Carlson Hotels, Inc., Rezidor’s majority shareholder, announced that effective 1 February 2017, Berg will also resign from his position as Chief Executive Officer of… Read the full press release

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announces new hotel openings in Los Angeles in spring and later in 2017

Los Angeles, California, 2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants today announced two new hotels opening in Los Angeles in spring 2017, doubling the brand’s presence in the city. Los Angeles is home to two existing Kimpton properties – Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills and Hotel Wilshire – and will soon welcome… Read the full press release

Cornell University wins Park Inn® by Radisson’s ‘INNovation Room’ competition

BRUSSELS, Belgium,, 2017-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Students from Cornell University, one of the world’s leading hospitality management schools, have been crowned the winners of a global competition from Park Inn® by Radisson that aims to drive innovation and enhance guest experience. The team consisting of four students topped eight other entries in the ‘INNovation… Read the full press release

The Rezidor Hotel Group welcomes The Pearl of Africa Hotel Kampala, Uganda to its luxury Quorvus Collection

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world and a member of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, is very pleased to announce the addition of a new member to its luxury Quorvus Collection: The Pearl of Africa Hotel Kampala, Uganda. The 296-room property… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square opens its doors to guests

Meticulously restored Grade II*-listed heritage building transformed into a Four Seasons experience Three Michelin-starred chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s London debut, an expansive Spa and elegant meeting spaces, just steps from major landmarks, business hubs and cultural destinations Located in the oldest part of London, in the former headquarters of the Port of London Authority, the building… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels opens the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Riyadh — the Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya

CHICAGO, 2017-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, the first Hyatt Regency hotel to open in Riyadh, the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Developed by Mohammed A. Al-Swailem Co. for Commercial Investment, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya is the third Hyatt-branded hotel to… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International further expands with newly developed properties in top markets around the world

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading lodging companies, is expanding with newly developed properties in top markets around the world. The strong RevPAR performance of the company’s brands, coupled with the expansion of programs and services designed to increase franchisee return-on-investment, have helped… Read the full press release

Four Seasons announces the appointment of Byron Chong as General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Tianjin

Tianjin, China, 2017-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has appointed Byron Chong to lead the opening team of Four Seasons Hotel Tianjin, now welcoming its first guests.  A twenty-year veteran of the company, Chong brings a wealth of experience to his first General Manager appointment, having previously worked at company’s… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara announces the public opening of Seasons Restaurant and Driftwood Spa

San Diego, Aviara, 2017-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, the luxury North County resort set in a lush, idyllic setting along the coastline announces the public opening of Seasons Restaurant and Driftwood Spa. The San Diego community gains new dining and spa destinations as locals are now welcome to experience the… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International to develop a new Cambria hotel & suites in Sonoma County, Calif.

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, announced it has signed an agreement with franchise partner Stratus Development Partners, LLC, to develop a new Cambria hotel & suites in Sonoma County, Calif. The four-story, 132-room Cambria property will be located at 5870… Read the full press release

W Hotels brand debuts in Hungary with the opening of W Budapest

Budapest, 2017-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — W Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced an agreement with QPR Properties Kft, part of Constellation Hotels Holding Ltd., to debut the iconic W Hotels brand in Hungary with the opening of W Budapest. Ideally located on Andrassy Avenue (a UNESCO World… Read the full press release

Marriott International Inc. to develop its new corporate headquarters and hotel project in downtown Bethesda, Maryland

Bethesda, Md., 2017-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced it has signed a letter of intent with a joint venture between The Bernstein Companies and Boston Properties to develop its new corporate headquarters and hot el project in downtown Bethesda. The selected site is located at 7750 Wisconsin Avenue,… Read the full press release

IHG announces new 367-room Crowne Plaza hotel in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia

367-room Crowne Plaza Kota Kinabalu Waterfront to feature first seafront sunset bar and restaurant in the city Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia, 2017-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/— InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of a management agreement with Golden Wave Sdn Bhd for a new 367-room Crowne Plaza… Read the full press release

The Wyndham Worldwide CSR Report 2015-2016: 22% reduction in carbon emissions and 18% reduction in water consumption

Hospitality leader highlights key achievements in Corporate Social Responsibility contributing to business success Parsippany, N.J., 2017-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) 2015-2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report reflects the Company’s holistic integration of CSR into its business and how CSR continues to be an important driver of its success. One… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotel Group opens the new-construction 343-room Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach owned by Florida philanthropist Dr. Kiran Patel

Luxuriously appointed 343-room resort on America’s best beach is latest gem in hotel giant’s surging global footprint; More than 22,000 square feet of meeting space includes the area’s largest ballroom PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2017-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Hotel Group, the hotel giant with an unmatched global presence of nearly 8,000 hotels, is making waves… Read the full press release

Hyatt signs with La Rosière Gestion SARL for the first Hyatt Centric hotel in France

Hyatt Centric La Rosière marks continued international brand growth CHICAGO, 2017-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels & Resorts today announced plans for Hyatt Centric La Rosière, the first Hyatt Centric hotel in France and Hyatt’s first ski resort in the region. Hyatt has entered into a franchise agreement with La Rosière Gestion SARL to be… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels Corporation to release 4Q 2016 financial results on February 16, 2017

CHICAGO, 2017-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (“Hyatt” or the “Company”) (NYSE: H) announced today that it will release fourth quarter 2016 financial results on Thursday, February 16, 2017, before the stock market opens, followed by a conference call at 10:30 a.m. CT. All interested persons may listen to a simultaneous webcast of… Read the full press release

TravelClick, Weebly partnership to deliver easy-to-manage web solution for hoteliers to boost booking conversions

Partnership Combines TravelClick’s Award-Winning Web Design with Weebly’s Innovative Website and E-Commerce Platform to Enable Hoteliers to Drive Direct Bookings NEW YORK, 2017-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — In a world where digital innovation connects both prospective and returning travelers to hotels all over the globe, hoteliers need highly flexible, scalable and easy-to-manage website solutions… Read the full press release

Brian Quinn appointed VP franchise development at Choice Hotels International

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has appointed Brian Quinn as vice president of franchise development. Quinn, who has spent his entire career in the hospitality industry, will be responsible for leading franchise development in the United States for Choice brands,… Read the full press release

IHG welcomes Mike Robinson as General Manager of Kimpton De Witt in Amsterdam, set to open in Spring 2017

Kimpton De Witt set to open Amsterdam in Spring 2017 Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, welcomes Mike Robinson as General Manager of the upcoming Kimpton De Witt, set to open in Spring 2017 as the first Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant… Read the full press release

IHG launches its 2017 Trends Report – The Uncompromising Customer: Addressing the Paradoxes of the ‘Age of I’

DAVOS, Switzerland, 2017-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG®) today launches its 2017 Trends Report – The Uncompromising Customer: Addressing the Paradoxes of the ‘Age of I’ – at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. The report highlights the uncompromising nature of today’s customer who increasingly expects brands to deliver experiences… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail appoints Marcus Stewart as Executive Chef

Vail, CO, 2017-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Acclaimed culinarian Marcus Stewart has been appointed Executive Chef at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail, having first joined the Resort in June 2015 as Executive Sous Chef. “Marcus is a natural-born leader,” says Director of Food and Beverage Simon de Swaan.  “He has this extraordinary ability to… Read the full press release

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. announces retirement of its EVP, Asset Management Minaz Abji effective April 30, 2017

BETHESDA, Md., 2017-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) (“Host Hotels” or the “Company”), the nation’s largest lodging real estate investment trust (“REIT”), today announced that Minaz Abji will retire as Executive Vice President, Asset Management, effective April 30, 2017. Mr. Abji will continue as a senior advisor to the… Read the full press release

Harray’s Little Bothy awarded the Four Star Quality Assurance Award by VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A secluded bothy, perched on the edge of Harray Loch on Orkney, has been awarded four stars by VisitScotland. Renovated from a traditional stone built croft house, Harray’s Little Bothy, was awarded the Four Star Quality Assurance (QA) Award in recognition of its high standards. The cottage,… Read the full press release

Findhorn Village Hostel earns VisitScotland’s four-star QA award following a massive refurbishment

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A volunteer-run hostel,in the heart of the village of Findhorn, has doubled its VisitScotland star rating. Findhorn Village Hostel, which was converted from an old school, has gone from a two-star to a four-star accommodation provider under the national tourism organisation’s Quality Assurance (QA) scheme after making… Read the full press release

HSMAI announces the recipients of the 2016 HSMAI Lifetime Achievement Awards

McLean, VA, 2017-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 HSMAI Lifetime Achievement Awards. Randy Smith, Chairman & Co-Founder, STR, will be honored with the 2016 Albert E. Koehl Award. Melanie Brandman, Founder & CEO, The Brandman Agency, has been selected… Read the full press release