World of Hyatt Expands Luxury Portfolio with 700+ Mr & Mrs Smith Hotels

A global collection of carefully curated hotels provides members with authentic local experiences for earning and redeeming valuable World of Hyatt points (IN SHORT) Hyatt Hotels Corporation unveils the integration of more than 700 boutique and luxury hotels and villas from Mr & Mrs Smith into its World of Hyatt loyalty program, providing members with… Read the full press release

Marriott International Announces New Ritz-Carlton Reserve in NEOM’s Trojena, Saudi Arabia

(IN SHORT) Marriott International, Inc. has revealed plans for its second Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Saudi Arabia through a partnership with NEOM. Set to debut in Trojena, a picturesque mountain retreat in the northwest, the resort promises an exclusive luxury experience tailored for discerning travelers. With 60 opulent villas and a host of amenities including a… Read the full press release

Unveiling the Travel Preferences of Gen Zs and Millennials in Asia Pacific

Regional survey by Marriott Bonvoy uncovers key traits of travel-oriented, value-driven Gen-Zs and Millennials (IN SHORT) Marriott Bonvoy conducted a survey among Gen Zs and Millennials in Asia Pacific (APEC), revealing that a majority of them prefer belonging to a single loyalty travel program. Identified as “Savvy Explorers,” they prioritize maximizing travel value and unique… Read the full press release

Six Senses Kyoto: A Fusion of Tradition, Luxury, and Sustainability

(IN SHORT) Six Senses Kyoto unveils its doors, marking the brand’s debut in Japan and a significant addition to its expanding urban collection. Positioned amidst Kyoto’s iconic heritage sites, the hotel blends modern luxury with traditional Japanese aesthetics, offering guests an immersive experience in the heart of the ancient capital. Drawing inspiration from Kyoto’s golden… Read the full press release

IHG Luxury Portfolio Dominates Prestigious Travel Awards

Nine top titles awarded to IHG properties – A total of four Six Senses and two Regent hotels are featured in Condé Nast Traveler Hot List, Travel + Leisure’s It List and AFAR’s Best New Hotels. (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts celebrates a remarkable achievement as nine of its properties, including four Six Senses… Read the full press release

Amadeus Appoints Mark Cullen as Chief Commercial Officer of Cytric, Pioneering Innovation in Corporate Travel

(IN SHORT) Amadeus welcomes Mark Cullen as the Chief Commercial Officer of Cytric, its end-to-end corporate travel and expense solution. Mark, based in Boston, United States, will lead all commercial activities, focusing on expanding Cytric Solutions globally. The appointment highlights Amadeus’ commitment to the corporate travel sector, particularly in collaboration with Microsoft to integrate the… Read the full press release

Marriott Unveils Ambitious Expansion Plans in Europe through Conversion Projects

Growth plans across the continent reflect the confidence owners continue have in the company (IN SHORT) Marriott International, Inc. announces ambitious growth plans at the International Hospitality Investment Forum in Berlin, aiming to add nearly 100 properties and over 12,000 rooms to its European portfolio through conversion and adaptive reuse projects by the end of… Read the full press release

IHG Partners with Felix Capital to Bring Holiday Inn & Suites to Sunshine Coast

(IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts announces a strategic partnership with Felix Capital to introduce the Holiday Inn & Suites brand to the Sunshine Coast with the opening of Holiday Inn & Suites Caloundra Sunshine Coast in early 2028. Located in the heart of Caloundra overlooking pristine beaches, this 160-room hotel, including 33 suites, will… Read the full press release

IHG and NOVUM Hospitality Forge Strategic Partnership, Doubling Presence in Germany

(IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts, in collaboration with NOVUM Hospitality, announces a landmark agreement poised to double IHG’s footprint in Germany, a pivotal market for hospitality. This partnership, spanning 30 years with the option for renewal, will see up to 108 NOVUM Hospitality hotels, along with 11 under development, integrated into IHG’s system by… Read the full press release

IHG Expands Garner Brand Across EMEAA, Eyes 500 Hotels in 10 Years

Brand now available in more key international markets (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts is rapidly expanding its midscale conversion brand, Garner hotels, across the Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa (EMEAA) region, signaling a significant stride towards its goal of achieving more than 500 hotels in the next decade. Following strategic agreements and successful… Read the full press release

Accor Spearheads Hospitality Innovation and Sustainability with Diverse Brand Portfolio

LED BY ITS 45+ DIVERSE AND ICONIC HOSPITALITY BRANDS ACCOR SEEKS TO DRIVE THE INDUSTRY FORWARD WITH AN OPEN MIND FOR INFINITE POSSIBILITIES AND A HEART-CENTRED APPROACH TO DOING WHAT IS BEST FOR PEOPLE AND THE PLANET (IN SHORT) Accor, a leading hospitality group, is poised to revolutionize the industry with its diverse portfolio of… Read the full press release

Caption by Hyatt Expands Globally with New Hotels Planned in U.S. and Asia Pacific

Caption by Hyatt Experiencing Momentum Globally with Hotels Planned in the U.S. and Asia Pacific (IN SHORT) Hyatt Hotels Corporation celebrates the groundbreaking of Caption by Hyatt Chattanooga in Tennessee, marking the brand’s continued expansion and innovation in the hospitality sector. Developed by 3H Group Inc., the hotel combines upscale design with the convenience of… Read the full press release

Celebrating 50 Years of Democratized Travel: The ibis Legacy

The world’s best known economy hotel brand celebrates 50 years of market leadership, democratised travel and the people who made it possible (IN SHORT) As ibis, the renowned economy hotel brand, commemorates its 50th anniversary, it reflects on its journey of democratizing travel and hospitality. Established in 1974 with core values of affordability, innovation, and… Read the full press release

Fairfield by Marriott Makes European Debut with Copenhagen Nordhavn Opening

Fairfield by Marriott expands its global footprint with the opening of Fairfield by Marriott Copenhagen Nordhavn, marking its first hotel opening within Europe (IN SHORT) Fairfield by Marriott, a trusted brand within Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio, celebrates its European debut with the opening of Fairfield by Marriott Copenhagen Nordhavn in Copenhagen’s vibrant North Harbour district. This… Read the full press release

Hilton Set to Transform Canadian Hospitality Landscape with Rapid Expansion Plans

With 180 hotels open and nearly 90 hotels in the pipeline, Hilton is on track to expand its portfolio of hotels by 50% over the next 5 years (IN SHORT) Hilton, a global hospitality giant, is poised to revolutionize the Canadian hospitality scene with ambitious growth strategies. With 180 hotels currently open and nearly 90 in… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels Enters South African Market with NH Collection Sandton Partnership

NH Collection Sandton to be launched in Africa’s richest square mile (IN SHORT) Minor Hotels has inked a significant deal with The Cavaleros Group to manage a hotel in Johannesburg’s Sandton district, marking the introduction of the NH Collection brand to Africa. Scheduled to commence operations on July 1st, 2024, the 329-key property will undergo… Read the full press release

Lux Tented Camp in Thailand Announces Songkran Water Festival and Summer Promotions

New packages and rates from the luxury tented camp in northern Thailand include deals for Songkran water festival in April, the summer holiday period, families, couples and individual travellers   (PRESS RELEASE) CHIANG RAI, THAILAND, 2024-Apr-8 — /Travel PR News/ —  Visama Mae Chan luxury tented camp in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand, has announced special… Read the full press release

Hilton Expands into Luxury Lifestyle Market with Acquisition of Sydell Group’s NoMad Brand

(IN SHORT) Hilton has acquired a majority controlling interest in Sydell Group to expand its NoMad Hotels brand globally, marking its entry into the luxury lifestyle hotel market. Led by founder Andrew Zobler, Sydell has created dynamic lifestyle brands, including NoMad, known for exceptional food and beverage offerings, interior design, and service. With plans for… Read the full press release

Curio Collection by Hilton Brings Artistic Elegance to Florence with Anglo American Hotel Debut

With design inspired by artistic movements of the early 1900s, Curio Collection by Hilton makes its debut in Florence (IN SHORT) Hilton introduces its upscale Curio Collection by Hilton brand to Florence with the opening of Anglo American Hotel Florence. Situated in the heart of the city, the hotel boasts 118 rooms and suites alongside… Read the full press release

IHG Expands Presence in South Korea with voco Seoul Myeongdong Signing

voco Seoul Myeongdong to welcome guests by the middle of this year (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement to rebrand a 576-room property in Seoul’s vibrant Myeongdong district as voco Seoul Myeongdong, marking the brand’s second venture in South Korea after voco Seoul Gangnam. Partnering with Gravity Asset Management’s Seoul South… Read the full press release

Kimpton Expands into the Caribbean with Boutique Luxury Hotel in Santo Domingo

(IN SHORT) Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a part of IHG Hotels & Resorts, is set to open its first property in the Dominican Republic with Kimpton Las Mercedes, located in Santo Domingo’s Colonial City neighborhood. Owned by Megeve Investment Office S.A.S and operated by Iberostar Group, this boutique luxury hotel will feature 130 guest rooms,… Read the full press release

Marriott Hotels Unveils Perhentian Marriott Resort & Spa, Redefining Luxury on Perhentian Kecil Island

Wonderful Hospitality Awaits at Perhentian Marriott Resort & Spa, Marking Marriott International’s Debut in East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia (IN SHORT) Marriott Hotels introduces Perhentian Marriott Resort & Spa, a luxurious sanctuary nestled in the picturesque setting of Perhentian Kecil Island in Terengganu, Malaysia, marking the brand’s debut in the region. The resort’s design reflects… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts Releases Debut South East Asia Communities Report, Highlighting Transformational Impact

New report highlights the breadth and impact of partnerships forged by IHG Hotel & Resorts’ colleagues across the region in 2023 Across South East Asia, 40,947 lives were impacted by IHG’s community activities in 2023 As part of its Journey to Tomorrow responsible business plan, IHG has committed to improve the lives of 30 million… Read the full press release

Courtyard by Marriott Perth, Murdoch: A New Hub for Business and Leisure in Western Australia

The 150-room purpose-built hotel in Perth’s urban growth corridor will serve as the premium centrepiece of the Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct (IN SHORT) Courtyard by Marriott® celebrates the opening of Courtyard by Marriott Perth, Murdoch, its first hotel in Western Australia, in partnership with Hesperia. Located in Perth’s vibrant Murdoch precinct, the hotel offers… Read the full press release

IHG Unveils New Prototype Options for Suites Brands, Enhancing Flexibility for Developers

Supplemental design options maximize space and revenue potential for any market or site plan (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts introduces new prototype options for its three suites brands – Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, and Atwell Suites – offering greater flexibility for developers in site configurations and market types. These options emphasize space optimization and… Read the full press release

Kimpton Expands Luxury Presence in Mexico with Opening of Kimpton Mas Olas Resort & Spa in Todos Santos

(IN SHORT) Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, in collaboration with Highgate, announces the launch of Kimpton Mas Olas Resort & Spa, a new boutique luxury resort in Todos Santos, Mexico. Nestled on the Baja Sur peninsula, the resort offers 103 tranquil guest rooms and villas, thoughtfully designed with a blend of contemporary aesthetics and local craftsmanship…. Read the full press release

Six Senses and Select Group Collaborate to Redefine Wellness Living in Dubai Marina

(IN SHORT) Six Senses, in partnership with Select Group, announces the launch of Six Senses Residences Dubai Marina, following the success of their previous project, Six Senses Residences The Palm, Dubai. The new development aims to revolutionize healthy living by seamlessly integrating wellness-centric infrastructure and amenities into its design, making it the world’s tallest residential… Read the full press release

W Algarve Partners with IMAGINE PR to Bring Southern Portuguese Luxury to North America

(IN SHORT) IMAGINE PR has been appointed as the North American Public Relations Representative for W Algarve, a luxury hotel situated on the southern coast of Portugal. W Algarve, inaugurated in June 2022, offers 134 meticulously designed guest rooms and suites with sweeping views of the ocean, along with six distinct restaurants and bars curated… Read the full press release

Marriott International Partners with Hainan Qianrui to Introduce W Hotels to Sanya, China

Marriott International, Inc. recently announced it has signed an agreement with Hainan Qianrui Industrial Development Co., Ltd. to bring the W Hotels brand to Sanya, the popular tourist hub located on China’s southerly island province of Hainan (IN SHORT) Marriott International has inked a deal with Hainan Qianrui Industrial Development Co., Ltd. to bring the… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts Reaches 1,012 Open Hotels in Asia Pacific, Accelerating Growth Across the Region

“We’re investing in our brands, delivering great returns for our owners, and driving growth across the region” – Rajit Sukumaran, MD EAPAC (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts achieves a significant milestone with 1,012 open hotels in Asia Pacific, marking a remarkable expansion for the global hospitality company. Over the past year, IHG has welcomed… Read the full press release