Accor Announces Share Repurchase Agreement with Jinjiang International

(IN SHORT) Accor has finalized a share purchase agreement to repurchase 7 million of its own shares from Jinjiang International, representing 2.77% of its capital, at a price per share of €39.22. This transaction, totaling €275 million, is part of Accor’s €400 million share buyback program for 2024. Following the repurchase, Jinjiang International’s stake in… Read the full press release

JW Marriott Crete Resort & Spa: A New Landmark in Greek Luxury Hospitality

JW Marriott Crete Resort & Spa will introduce the brand’s mindful ethos and serene spaces to the sought-after island destination (IN SHORT) Marriott International, Inc. has partnered with Vasilakis SA to introduce the JW Marriott brand to Greece with the upcoming JW Marriott Crete Resort & Spa, set to open in 2025. Spanning 100 acres… Read the full press release

Atwell Suites Opens First Texas Property in Austin, Bringing Unique All-Suite Accommodations to the Area

(IN SHORT) Atwell Suites, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts, has announced the opening of its first Texas property in Austin, marking the brand’s third U.S. location. The 80-room Atwell Suites Austin Airport, the brand’s first conversion property, offers a new kind of all-suite accommodation designed for longer stays blending business and leisure seamlessly. Featuring… Read the full press release

Avani Hotels & Resorts Set to Make a Splash in The Netherlands with Avani Museum Quarter Amsterdam Opening

Avani Museum Quarter Amsterdam to Open in Q2 2024 (IN SHORT) Minor Hotels announces the debut of Avani Hotels & Resorts in the Netherlands with the opening of Avani Museum Quarter Amsterdam in the second quarter of 2024. Located in Amsterdam’s cultural hub near renowned landmarks, the rebranded 163-key hotel will offer a contemporary canal-side… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels Withdraws Exchange Offer and Expands Share Repurchase Program: Update on Wyndham Acquisition Proposal

Announces Expiration of Exchange Offer and Withdrawal of Independent Director Candidates for Election at Wyndham’s 2024 Annual Meeting Increases Share Repurchase Authorization (IN SHORT) Choice Hotels International, Inc. provided an update on its exchange offer to acquire Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc., announcing the expiration of the offer and the withdrawal of its independent director candidates… Read the full press release

Hyatt Announces Transformation of The Confidante Miami Beach into Andaz Miami Beach

Following a property-wide renovation, luxury lifestyle hotel Andaz Miami Beach is slated to open in late 2024, with reimagined spaces, programming and a new culinary collaboration with Jose Andrés Group. (IN SHORT) Hyatt Hotels Corporation shares an update on the renovation of The Confidante Miami Beach, set to become the new Andaz Miami Beach by… Read the full press release

Marriott Hotels Makes Grand Debut in Santo Domingo with Piantini Opening

Modern design and enriching experiences underscore the brand’s promise of ‘Wonderful Hospitality. Always’ in the coveted district of Ensanche Piantini (IN SHORT) Marriott Hotels introduces its flagship brand to Santo Domingo with the opening of Santo Domingo Marriott Hotel Piantini, marking a significant milestone in the Dominican Republic’s hospitality landscape. Situated in the heart of… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy and MGM Resorts Introduce MGM Collection for Unforgettable Travel Experiences

Unrivaled brand of iconic properties fulfills passionate travelers seeking to experience the extraordinary with one-of-a-kind stays and Marriott Bonvoy Moments® (IN SHORT) Marriott Bonvoy, in collaboration with MGM Resorts International, introduces the MGM Collection, offering reservations for 16 iconic hotel and resort destinations. This partnership provides guests with access to unforgettable experiences, including Marriott Bonvoy… Read the full press release

IHG Expands Luxury Hospitality Portfolio in Riyadh’s King Abdullah Financial District

Set to open in January 2027, Regent Riyadh KAFD and InterContinental Riyadh KAFD will add to IHG’s luxury portfolio in KAFD. (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement with the King Abdullah Financial District Management and Development Company (KAFD DMC) to introduce two new luxury hotels in Riyadh’s King Abdullah Financial… Read the full press release

Luxury Beckons: Anantara Zanzibar Resort Set to Redefine Hospitality Standards

Anantara to continue its expansion in Africa, adding Tanzania to the pipeline (IN SHORT) Minor Hotels announces the signing of Anantara Zanzibar Resort, a luxurious addition to their portfolio, set to debut in 2027 on the northern coast of Zanzibar Island, Tanzania. The resort will feature 181 keys, including suites, villas, apartments, and penthouses, all… Read the full press release

Grand Wailea Unveils Kilolani Spa: Hawaii’s Largest Luxury Spa Sanctuary

Maui’s iconic Wailea resort opens its new spa, debuting a new era of wellness with premier treatments and time‑honored Hawaiian rituals (IN SHORT) Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, introduces Kilolani Spa, a luxurious open-air spa spanning 50,000 square feet, making it the largest in Hawaii. Designed to honor Maui’s wellness culture and local traditions,… Read the full press release

Hilton’s Curio Collection Expands into Vietnam with La Festa Phu Quoc Opening

Located in the island’s charming Sunset Town, the Amalfi Coast‑inspired resort is set to evoke the imagination, embrace the romance of travel and ignite a sense of wonder (IN SHORT) Hilton announces the opening of La Festa Phu Quoc, Curio Collection by Hilton, marking the brand’s debut in Vietnam. Situated in the picturesque Sunset Town… Read the full press release

EVEN Hotels Expands Texas Presence with Two New Locations in Austin and Waco

(IN SHORT) EVEN Hotels, a brand under IHG Hotels & Resorts, announces the opening of EVEN Hotel Austin Uptown Near The Domain and the upcoming launch of EVEN Hotel Waco – University Area, marking a significant expansion in Texas. These additions align with EVEN Hotels’ mission to prioritize wellness for travelers, offering signature amenities such… Read the full press release

Six Senses South Carolina Islands: A Paradigm of Coastal Regenerative Luxury

(IN SHORT) Whitestone, in partnership with Redrock Portfolio, Inc., signs a hotel management agreement with Six Senses to establish an eco-conscious resort, spa, and residential community across Hilton Head Island, Daufuskie Island, and Bay Point Island in South Carolina. The project, slated to open in 2026, aims to redefine luxury living with a strong emphasis… Read the full press release

Renaissance Honolulu Hotel & Spa: A Gateway to Island Luxury

Hawaii’s first Renaissance Hotel invites travelers to discover the best of Oahu with innovative design, world-class cuisine and locally inspired living (IN SHORT) Highgate proudly inaugurates Renaissance Honolulu Hotel & Spa, an alluring addition to Honolulu’s hospitality landscape, offering a blend of accessibility and luxury in the heart of the Ala Moana district. With a… Read the full press release

Marriott International Experiences Strong Growth in Caribbean and Latin America Expansion

The region continued meaningful expansion across all segments from midscale to all-inclusive, and residential to luxury; conversions remained a main driver of growth. (IN SHORT) Marriott International reports significant growth in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region in 2023, nearly doubling its number of organic deal signings compared to the previous year, totaling 57… Read the full press release

The Leading Hotels of the World Welcomes Six New Luxurious Destinations to Its Prestigious Portfolio

(IN SHORT) The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) proudly announces the addition of six new member hotels to its esteemed global portfolio, showcasing a surge in luxury hospitality openings worldwide. The new properties span diverse destinations, including Rome, New York, Madeira, Tulum, and Savannah, reflecting LHW’s commitment to offering unparalleled experiences to its discerning… Read the full press release

Revitalization in Melbourne Docklands: TFE Hotels to Operate Vibe Hotel Amidst Area Renaissance

(IN SHORT) TFE Hotels announces its operation of the newly rebranded 273-room Vibe Hotel Melbourne Docklands and Storehouse Docklands restaurant, alongside new owners MA Financial Group, starting April 8th. The move follows the significant development momentum in the Docklands precinct, including a $250M upgrade to Marvel Stadium, mixed-use projects, and revitalization efforts. Chris Sedgwick, TFE… Read the full press release

SAVVY Introduces Skewer World: A Fusion of Asian Flavors on the Grill

(IN SHORT) SAVVY, renowned for its inventive culinary experiences, unveils its new Skewer World menu from March 1 to April 30, inviting guests on a flavorful journey celebrating Asian tastes and grilling techniques. Priced at HK$268 per item, the menu showcases the culinary prowess of SAVVY’s team, offering tantalizing skewers like tandoori lamb kebab, grilled… Read the full press release

Cafe Marco Blossoms with Spring Flavors: Introducing Three Tempting Buffets

(IN SHORT) Cafe Marco at the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel welcomes the arrival of spring with three enticing buffets available until the end of April. The Healthy and Green Lunch Buffet showcases nutritious dishes made with superfoods like Capsicum and Quinoa Salad and Beetroot and Green Apple Salad. For cherry blossom season, the Sakura Season… Read the full press release

Hyatt House Tokyo Shibuya: Your Home Away from Home in the Heart of Shibuya

Home-away-from-home living accommodations for working and relaxing in Tokyo offer the ideal combination of convenience, comfort and community (IN SHORT) Hyatt Hotels Corporation proudly announces the grand opening of Hyatt House Tokyo Shibuya, the first of its kind in Tokyo, Japan, marking the twentieth Hyatt property in the country. Boasting 126 spacious apartment-style guestrooms, including… 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

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

IHG Hotels & Resorts to Open InterContinental Resort Portofino on The World Islands Dubai

The new 466-key InterContinental Resort Portofino, The Heart of Europe will open its doors in early 2026 on The World Islands Dubai, strengthening IHG Hotels & Resorts luxury and leisure portfolio in the region (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced the upcoming opening of the InterContinental Resort Portofino, The Heart of Europe, on… Read the full press release

IHG’s Garner Hotels Expands Globally with New Openings and Milestones

IHG Hotels & Resorts’ newest midscale conversion brand announces new openings and continues global expansion with a focus on reliable, relaxed stays (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts introduces Garner Hotels, its latest midscale conversion brand focused on providing reliable and relaxed stays at an affordable price. Garner achieves significant growth with recent openings in… Read the full press release

Moxy Hotels Makes a Splash in Bangkok with Debut of Moxy Bangkok Ratchaprasong

Infused with youthful energy and the upbeat spirit of the boundary-breaking brand, Moxy Bangkok Ratchaprasong welcomes guests in the heart of downtown Bangkok (IN SHORT) Moxy Hotels, a part of Marriott Bonvoy’s extensive portfolio, celebrates the opening of Moxy Bangkok Ratchaprasong, its first property in Thailand, ushering in a new era of vibrant and social… Read the full press release

Marriott International to Introduce Le Méridien Zanzibar Resort in 2025, Enhancing Tanzania’s Hospitality Landscape

Le Méridien Zanzibar Resort will invite travelers around the world to ‘Savour the Good Life’ through the brand’s rich European heritage and chic signature programming (IN SHORT) Marriott International has announced a partnership with Morogoro Mishama Company to bring Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts to Zanzibar by 2025. The Le Méridien Zanzibar Resort will feature… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality Expands: IntercityHotel Bawshar Muscat Opens Its Doors

(IN SHORT) Deutsche Hospitality unveils the opening of IntercityHotel Bawshar Muscat, marking its fourth IntercityHotel property in Oman and the sixth in the Middle East. With 96 cozy guest rooms adorned in the CityNest design concept, the hotel blends modernity with Oman’s heritage, offering stunning views of Sultan Qaboos Mosque and fully equipped kitchenettes in… Read the full press release

Hyatt Expands Inclusive Collection with Breathless Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta

Breathless Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa will mark the first Breathless Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, and fourth Breathless Resort & Spa branded property in Mexico, further strengthening the Inclusive Collection’s presence in the region (IN SHORT) Hyatt Hotels Corporation, in partnership with Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe, S.A.B. de C.V., announces plans to extend… Read the full press release

Thompson Houston Unveils Luxurious Urban Oasis Overlooking Buffalo Bayou Park

Marking the Thompson Hotels brand’s fourth property in Texas, the highly anticipated luxury lifestyle hotel is now open and welcoming guests to Houston’s historic Fourth Ward (IN SHORT) Hyatt Hotels Corporation announces the grand opening of Thompson Houston, Houston’s latest luxury lifestyle hotel offering a distinctive guest experience overlooking the scenic Buffalo Bayou Park. Boasting… Read the full press release