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

Mandarin Oriental, Boston launches multi-sensory wellness experience at The Five-Star Spa

Hong Kong, 2017-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Five-Star Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston will launch a multi-sensory wellness experience on January 23, 2017. Designed to restore overall health and well-being, The Spa will introduce a form of sound therapy inspired by the ancient healing art of Himalayan singing bowls. Using vibrations and audible… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the opening of the fourth Fairfield by Marriott property in Belagavi, Southwest India

Belagavi, India, 2017-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) marks the start of 2017 with the opening of the fourth Fairfield by Marriott property in Belagavi, the ever expanding commercial hub in Southwest India.  As Belagavi continues to grow into a business and leisure destination, there is great demand for high quality,… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the opening of its 2nd Aloft Hotel in Taipei — Aloft Taipei Beitou Hotel

Taipei, Taiwan, 2017-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced the opening of design-led Aloft Taipei Beitou Hotel, the second Aloft in Taipei, which brings a modern twist to the century-old hot spring destination of Beitou. Featuring vibrant design and innovative technology, the 292-room hotel is just steps from a multitude… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the addition of Courtyard Edinburgh to its portfolio in Scotland

London, England, 2017-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) today announces the upcoming addition of Courtyard Edinburgh to its portfolio in Scotland. Opened on 28 December, the city centre hotel is set within a historic Georgian terrace located in the heart of Edinburgh’s new shopping and entertainment hub at the east end… Read the full press release

Element Hotels expands its fitness programming with Your Trainer, MiiR Bikes partnerships

Bethesda, Md., 2017-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Life on the road has never been fitter. Marriott International, Inc.® (NASDAQ: MAR) today announces that Element Hotels, the company’s eco-innovation lab, is planting new roots in the fitness space and promising guests even more ways to stay active, healthy and happy while on the road. While… Read the full press release

JW Marriott unveils newly renovated JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort

Marco Island, Florida, 2017-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the global luxury brand that is part of Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) luxury brands portfolio, has debuted JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. Following an extensive $320 million renovation facilitated by ownership group Mass Mutual, the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort,… Read the full press release

Amari Havodda Maldives offers direct seaplane connection

FIRST RESORT IN GAAFU DHAALU ATOLL TO INITIATE SEAPLANE CONNECTION WITH GAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MALDIVES, 2017-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Amari Havodda Maldives, a luxury private island resort located in one of the most pristine atolls in the southern part of the Maldives, recently made history by being the first resort in the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll… Read the full press release

Historic Hotels of America® welcomed 37 historic hotels into membership in 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2017-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Hotels of America® has inducted 37 historic hotels into membership in 2016. The oldest historic hotel inducted dates to 1789. Hotels nominated and accepted into the prestigious National Trust for Historic Preservation Historic Hotels of America program in 2016 range in age from 227 years to… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta announces the appointment of Lasheeda Perry as Pastry Chef

Atlanta, 2017-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta announces the “sweet” appointment of Lasheeda Perry as Pastry Chef of the leading luxury hotel in the city. A creative force in the kitchen, Perry will lead the pastry team with a wealth of experience. Before her move to Atlanta, Perry served as executive pastry… Read the full press release

Renowned artist David Gerstein headlines first pop art exhibitions at Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen

Shenzhen, China, 2017-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Internationally renowned artist David Gerstein headlines the first in a series of pop up, pop art exhibitions at Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen in cooperation with Bravo Arts Group. Gerstein’s unique wall installations, or “multi-layered paintings” are available to view and purchase through January 7, 2017 from 9:30… Read the full press release

Hampton by Hilton brand announces the opening of its newest property, Hampton Inn by Hilton Huntsville/Village of Providence

Hotel is near corporate offices and tourist attractions HUNTSVILLE, Ala. and MCLEAN, Va., 2017-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton‘s (NYSE: HLT) Hampton by Hilton brand, the global mid-priced hotel that serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers around the world, today announced the opening of its newest property, Hampton Inn by Hilton Huntsville/Village of Providence. The 92-room… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotel Group announces further expansion in the Caribbean with Wyndham Grand Nevis opening in 2019

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2017-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Hospitality powerhouse Wyndham Hotel Group continues bolstering its robust Caribbean pipeline by bringing approachable luxury to the breathtaking shores of Nevis, one of the region’s most exclusive destinations, with the island’s first Wyndham Grand® resort. The beachfront Wyndham Grand Nevis will be situated within Northern Pointe Resort,… Read the full press release

Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites offer guests 100-percent smoke-free stay

Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites offer guests 100-percent smoke-free stay   Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites kick off 2017 with the #GoodForYou Social Campaign ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The iconic Comfort branded hotels have announced that 2017 is going to be better than ever for guest wellness. Parent company Choice Hotels International,… Read the full press release

Hilton to manage dual-branded property: Hilton Hanoi West Lake and DoubleTree by Hilton Hanoi West Lake

HANOI, Vietnam and MCLEAN, Va., 2016-Dec-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of a management agreement with Victory Hotel Joint Stock Company, which is part of the BRG Group, for a 610-room dual-branded hotel. Owned by BRG Group, and to be managed by Hilton, the dual-branded property will feature Hilton… Read the full press release

Niccolo & Marco Polo Hotels honored with 5 big wins at The BMW Hotelier Awards 2016

HONG KONG, 2016-Dec-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Niccolo & Marco Polo Hotels swept up the most awards of the night by any single hotel group, with 5 big wins at the industry’s most prestigious occasion, The BMW Hotelier Awards 2016.  Dr. Jennifer Cronin, President, Niccolo & Marco Polo Hotels was awarded The Asia Pacific… Read the full press release

Crolinnhe Guesthouse attained a 5* Bed & Breakfast QA award from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — A luxurious Victorian villa set on Scotland’s west coast has achieved the highest Quality Assurance (QA) grading from VisitScotland. Set within extensive private grounds and with uninterrupted views over Loch Linnhe, Crolinnhe Guesthouse has attained a 5* Bed & Breakfast QA award from the national tourism organisation…. Read the full press release

Dalvey House receives four-star award from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — An historic family home near Forres has received a four-star award from VisitScotland at the very first attempt. Dalvey House, the Georgian home of the MacLeod family for over 250 years, was given the accolade from the national tourism organisation’s Quality Assurance (QA) scheme in recognition of… Read the full press release

Fastpayhotels to provide TravelClick Channel Management clients with the prepaid service payment for their rooms

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2016-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Fastpayhotels, the new B2B platform that pays for all reservations at the time of booking to meet the growing hotel demand for pre-paid rooms, announced today a partnership with TravelClick, a global provider of innovative, cloud-based and data-driven solutions for hotels to maximize revenue. Fastpayhotels will… Read the full press release

Guinness World Record: The World’s Largest Soft Toy Mosaic at Four Seasons Hotel Beijing

Beijing, China, 2016-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — In this season of good cheer we celebrate friends and family, making memories that last a lifetime. Four SeasonsHotel Beijing is keeping the magic of Christmas dreams alive with a new Guinness World Record: The World’s Largest Soft Toy Mosaic. Displayed in conjunction with the Homie Pop-up… Read the full press release

Rezidor Hotel Group AB to evaluate HNA Tourism Group Co, Ltd.’s public offer to acquire all shares in Rezidor

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2016-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — HNA  Tourism Group Co, Ltd. (“HNA”) has yesterday announced a mandatory public offer  to the shareholders in Rezidor Hotel Group AB (publ) (“Rezidor”) to acquire all  shares in Rezidor for a cash consideration of SEK 34.86  per share (the “Offer”). HNA owns, directly  and indirectly, 51.3% of all… Read the full press release

The Rezidor Hotel Group to exit six hotel contracts under Full Repairing and Insuring lease in UK

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2016-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Rezidor Hotel Group will strategically exit six hotel contracts under Full Repairing and Insuring lease in the UK in 2017. The hotels are located in regional markets and have been unprofitable for Rezidor due primarily to above-market rental level of the leases. As part of the exit,… Read the full press release

2nd Radisson Blu in Gran Canaria: The five star Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Gran Canaria Mogan now open

Brussels/Madrid, 2016-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The five star Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Gran Canaria Mogan is now open. Located just one kilometer from the center of Puerto de Mogan – also known as “Little Venice” due to its charming canals reminiscent of those found in Venice, Italy – the resort offers stylish and… Read the full press release

Wyndham Worldwide marks its highest rating in the HACR Corporate Inclusion Index

Global hospitality company consistently recognized for demonstrating leadership and commitment to equality PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2016-Dec-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) has been recognized by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) for the Company’s efforts to include Hispanics in employment, procurement, philanthropy and governance. Attaining a score of 90, this year marks… Read the full press release

Hyatt Place opens its second hotel in London — Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport

CHICAGO, 2016-Dec-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport opens today, marking the second Hyatt Place hotel in London and the fifth Hyatt branded hotel in the United Kingdom. The hotel is managed by Cycas Hospitality under a franchise agreement with M+L Hospitality. The 358-room hotel joins four Hyatt Place hotels in Europe,… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announces the opening of Andaz Delhi

Hyatt Announces Opening of Andaz Delhi in Aerocity CHICAGO, 2016-Dec-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the opening of Andaz Delhi, marking the Andaz brand’s first hotel in India and 16th worldwide. Represented in world-class cities like London, New York, Tokyo and Shanghai, Hyatt’s luxury lifestyle brand celebrates local culture… Read the full press release

The new Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam reopens

First day as a Four Seasons brings myriad upgrades and fresh features to welcome active families, beach lovers, spa aficionados and culinary travellers Hoi An, Vietnam, 2016-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — A new Four Seasons vacation experience debuts today on a prime stretch of beachfront in Vietnam’s cultural heartland: welcome to the new Four… Read the full press release

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts opens Sheraton Huangdao Hotel in Qingdao one of China’s fastest growing urban centers

Qingdao, China, 2016-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced the opening of Sheraton Huangdao Hotel, located within the Qingdao Economic and Technological Development Zone (QWTDZ). The opening of Sheraton Huangdao Hotel marks the third property in Qingdao, underscoring the popularity and demand for… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels to bring Comfort, Quality and Clarion brands into Greece

First hotel expected to open in Athens in summer 2017 ROCKVILLE, Md., 2016-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) announced today it has signed a multi-unit development agreement with GVK Enterprises, a hospitality management and development firm, to introduce and establish a hotel portfolio in Greece. Choice anticipates the first property… Read the full press release