Design Hotels™ Partners with Weeva to Drive Sustainable Practices in Independent Hospitality

(IN SHORT) Weeva, a digital sustainability management solution, partners with Design Hotels™ to assist independent hotels in implementing data-led sustainability initiatives. Through Weeva’s platform, hotels can efficiently manage sustainability efforts, track environmental and social impact, and improve operational efficiency. The collaboration includes workshops and roundtables to foster sustainable practices within the industry. (PRESS RELEASE) London,… Read the full press release

World of Hyatt Launches Global Promotion for Members to “Be More Rewarded”

The latest promotion encourages members to prioritize wellbeing while earning thousands of points on global adventures (IN SHORT) World of Hyatt has introduced a new global promotion, Bonus Journeys, inviting members to earn Bonus Points for future trips, wellbeing experiences, upgrades, or gifting to loved ones. Members can register for the offer until April 15,… Read the full press release

Felice C. Smith Appointed Vice President and Secretary of Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

(IN SHORT) The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board of directors has unanimously approved Felice C. Smith as the new vice president and secretary, effective March 10. Smith, who joined the Authority in 2019 as associate general counsel and ethics officer, brings extensive experience in legal and ethics matters to her new role. She will report… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts Expands Luxury Portfolio with Kimpton’s Debut in Sicily

(IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts announces the signing of its inaugural Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants property in Italy, marking a significant addition to its rapidly growing luxury and lifestyle portfolio. Set to open in the second half of 2025, the boutique hotel in Sicily, located in the charming town of Taormina, reflects IHG’s strategic… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts Expands MLS Partnerships, Enhances Fan Experiences

More Choice, More Rewards and More Experiences for IHG One Rewards Members (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts strengthens its ties with Major League Soccer (MLS) by announcing new partnerships with four prominent clubs: Atlanta United, D.C. United, Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), and New York City Football Club (NYCFC), while continuing its role as… Read the full press release

Emirates Group Elevates 19 Executives, Signifying Strong Emphasis on UAE Talent and Gender Diversity

19 executives promoted, including 8 UAE nationals, demonstrating the bench strength of UAE talent and internally developed talent at the Emirates Group 6 women added to the Group’s senior executive ranks (IN SHORT) The Emirates Group announces the promotion of 19 executives, reflecting its commitment to nurturing UAE talent and fostering gender diversity within its… Read the full press release

Emirates A380 Resumes Vienna Operations, Enhancing Connectivity and Passenger Experience

(IN SHORT) The Emirates A380 returns to Vienna International Airport after nearly four years, marking a significant milestone for both Emirates and the Austrian capital. Carrying over 400 passengers, Emirates becomes the sole airline to operate the double-decker aircraft at Vienna Airport, reaffirming the strong partnership between the two entities. Elisabeth Zauner, Country Manager Emirates… Read the full press release

Avani Hotels & Resorts to Make Grand Debut in China’s Ecotourism Haven

Avani Hotels & Resorts to open two new properties in Guangdong Province in 2024 (IN SHORT) Minor Hotels, in collaboration with Funyard Minor JV Co., announces the forthcoming launch of Avani Hotels & Resorts in China with the unveiling of Avani Huajian Xinyi Guangdong Resort and Avani+ Xinyi Guangdong Resort. Situated in the picturesque Guangdong… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels Appoints Ammarawadee Cheowit as General Manager of NH Boat Lagoon Phuket Resort, Thailand’s First NH Hotel Brand in Asia

(IN SHORT) Minor Hotels announces the appointment of Ammarawadee Cheowit as the General Manager of NH Boat Lagoon Phuket Resort, marking a significant milestone as the first NH Hotel brand in Thailand and Asia. With over 13 years of hotel management experience, including leadership roles in various tourist destinations across Thailand, Amma brings a wealth… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Nashville Enhances Culinary Experience with New Executive Chef and Pastry Chef Appointments

The five-star Hotel welcomes a new Executive Chef and Pastry Chef to continue delivering world-class culinary experiences (IN SHORT) Four Seasons Hotel Nashville elevates its culinary offerings with the appointment of Chef Francesco Greco as Executive Chef and Chef Hector Llompart as Pastry Chef. With extensive international experience, Chef Greco brings his expertise to oversee… Read the full press release

ARK Holdings CEO, Azim Saju, Honored as 2023 Franchisee of the Year by IFA

Owner of various Choice Hotels’ properties across Florida was recognized at IFA’s Annual Conference (IN SHORT) Azim Saju, CEO of ARK Holdings, has been named the 2023 Franchisee of the Year by the International Franchise Association (IFA) at their 64th Annual Convention in Phoenix, Arizona. Recognized for his exceptional leadership and contributions to the franchise… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Receives FAA’s Prestigious Diamond Award of Excellence for Sixth Consecutive Year

(IN SHORT) Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) has once again secured the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) highest honor for aviation maintenance technician safety, marking the sixth consecutive year of achieving the “Aviation Maintenance Technician Diamond Award of Excellence.” This recognition underscores Spirit’s unwavering commitment to safety and continuous investment in training programs aimed at ensuring the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Group and Our Habitas Unveil Luxurious Desert Resort ‘Our Habitas Ras Abrouq’ on Qatar’s West Coast

Her Excellency Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums, along with VIP guests, media, designers and artists were present at an opening ceremony to showcase the unique hospitality project Located at the edge of the UNESCO protected Al-Reem Biosphere Reserve, famous for its lunar landscape and Richard Serra sculpture, the… Read the full press release

Cathay Cargo Expands Digital Connectivity with DB Schenker Through New API Integration and Developer Portal

Cathay Cargo also launches a portal making it easier for freight forwarder developer teams to connect with the Click & Ship booking platform (IN SHORT) Cathay Cargo announces the launch of an application programming interface (API) that grants DB Schenker access to its Click & Ship booking platform, facilitating real-time inventory checks, bookings, and confirmations…. Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Earns Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for Ninth Consecutive Year

(IN SHORT) Southwest Airlines proudly announces its ninth consecutive perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), highlighting the airline’s unwavering commitment to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Joining 545 major U.S. businesses with top marks, Southwest’s dedication to inclusivity is underscored by its comprehensive policies and practices. The CEI’s record-breaking… Read the full press release