Crowne Plaza® West Hanoi Won the 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards

HANOI, Vietnam, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Crowne Plaza® West Hanoi is honored to be awarded as “Luxury Business Hotel”, regional winner – South East Asia – at the 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards organized in Bali, Indonesia with the participation of 1,000 hotels all over the world. “Luxury Business Hotel” is one of… Read the full press release

H Hospitality Collection, the hospitality management company, and Amistad Partners join forces

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,  2018-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — H Hospitality Collection an Abu Dhabi-based hospitality management company has selected Amistad Partners, a premier global luxury hotel representation company, to represent four of its illustrious properties: The H Dubai, The H Resort Seychelles, Centreville Hotel & Experiences in Podgorica, Montenegro and Villa Diyafa Hotel… Read the full press release

Jumeirah Frankfurt is the official hospitality partner of “Ronaldinho & Friends vs. Adler All Stars” football charity match

Frankfurt, Germany, 2018-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The city of Frankfurt is set to welcome world football stars to an exclusive charity match: “Ronaldinho & Friends vs. Adler All Stars,” on 17 November. Jumeirah Frankfurt, centrally located in the heart of the city and only a few steps away from the famous shopping street Zeil… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels announces the first Hyatt property in Barcelona — Hotel Sofia Barcelona

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today (November 5, 2018) plans for Hotel Sofia Barcelona to join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, a global collection of unique and story-worthy stay experiences. A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with Selenta Group for the hotel to join The Unbound Collection… Read the full press release

IntercityHotel Zurich Airport set to debut in Switzerland by 2020

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The IntercityHotel Zurich Airport will become the brand’s first venture into Switzerland when building works are completed in 2020. Construction is now beginning on schedule, and a number of characteristic features are already emerging. As with all IntercityHotels, the USP will be easy accessibility. The… Read the full press release

InterContinental® Hotels & Resort celebrates 200 InterContinental hotels around the world with a stunning art installation by Alexander Hall

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading luxury hotel brand InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts has partnered with London-based contemporary artist Alexander Hall, also known under the alias Haut de Gamme©, to create a stunning art installation, commemorating 200 InterContinental hotels and resorts around the world. The art installation is made from 200 champagne bottles individually hand-painted… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Paris’ Area Vice President of Operations and General Manager Philippe Leboeuf named 2018 Best Independent Hotelier of the World

Hong Kong, 2018-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Philippe Leboeuf, Area Vice President of Operations and General Manager at Mandarin Oriental, Paris, has been named 2018 Best Independent Hotelier of the World. Leboeuf will be presented with his award at the 38th annual Hotelier of the World Awards at Lotte New York Palace, New York, on 12… Read the full press release

AAAE launches new Scholarship named in honor of late aviation industry leader and mentor, Claudia B. Holliway

Alexandria, VA, 2018-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is proud to announce the creation of the Claudia B. Holliway Women in Aviation Scholarship, named after a respected leader and mentor in the airport industry who passed away last fall. In addition to creating the new scholarship, AAAE has… Read the full press release

Nearly 130,000 IHG colleagues came together to join in its inaugural Giving for Good month

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) has today (01 NOVEMBER 2018) announced that nearly 130,000 colleagues from its hotels and corporate offices around the world came together to join in its inaugural Giving for Good month. During the month, IHG colleagues were invited to make a positive contribution through… Read the full press release

IHG and IHG Owners Association launch Renovation Donation Initiative; donating furniture, fixtures and equipment to non-profit organizations

Industry-leading effort will help hotels manage removal of materials during renovations and make a positive difference in local communities Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) and the IHG Owners Association have launched the Renovation Donation Initiative, an industry-leading reuse program that is part of a shared commitment to operating responsibly. IHG-branded… Read the full press release

BHMA Set to Unveil Latest Away Resort in Pranburi

  Bangkok, Thailand, 2018-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Flight Centre Travel Group’s hotel and accommodation business BHMA has announced the signing of a hotel management agreement with Thai developer Ban Pulakorn (2550) Co., Ltd. to operate Away Pranburi Beach Resort. Currently operating as Pulakorn Private Beach Resort, the resort will be rebranded from November 1, 2018,… Read the full press release

The future of the boutique hotels

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — While boutique hotels, also called independent or lifestyle hotels, were possibly written off 10-15 years ago, it’s undeniable that these hotels are back in favour. In fact, boutique hotels are on their way to becoming the fastest-growing segment in the lodging industry. According to recent data, the… Read the full press release

Anantara Layan Phuket Resort to feature Mercedes-Benz charging stations

Phuket, Thailand, 2018-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Anantara Layan Phuket Resort proudly announces it will be among the first Anantara properties to feature Mercedes-Benz charging stations for Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid vehicles. Anantara Hotels & Resorts is partnering with Mercedes Benz in this initiative as part of an all-encompassing campaign to promote an eco-conscious luxury lifestyle… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts welcomes historic, 4-Diamond Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue hotel to its expansive portfolio

ARLINGTON, Va., 2018-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the premier global hotel management company, adds the historic, 4-Diamond Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue hotel to its expansive portfolio. The new management contract furthers Interstate’s coast-to-coast U.S. expansion following recent acquisitions, including the Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Resort/Convention Center in California and… Read the full press release

Radisson Hospitality announces the signing of 2nd Radisson RED in Georgia — Radisson RED Tbilisi Old Town set to open in 2020

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of Radisson Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of the second Radisson RED in Georgia. The new Radisson RED Tbilisi Old Town, Georgia, is set to open its doors in late 2020. This upscale, select-service… Read the full press release

Female business travellers: A demographic you can’t risk ignoring

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — About a year ago, the corporate world, government and the movie industry (especially in the United States) were caught off guard and stunned by revelation after revelation of sexual misconduct by well-known figures. The world today is more aware now about improper behaviour by men, particularly by… Read the full press release

Independent hotels must invest in social media

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — It won’t come as any great revelation that social media plays a crucial role in today’s competitive hospitality market. You know this already. However, for many independent hotels, social media is at best a peripheral activity that is paid attention to on an ad hoc basis. Social media… Read the full press release

ONYX Hospitality Group announces OZO Maldives, scheduled to open in 2020

Family-oriented resort will immerse travellers in a reinterpretation of the legacy left behind by a fictitious shipwrecked sailor‏ Bangkok, Thailand, 2018-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — ONYX Hospitality Group, one of the region’s leading hotel management companies, has signed an agreement with a joint venture company led by Panchshil Realty to launch OZO Maldives. Scheduled to… Read the full press release

Eastin Residences Vadodara : Get ready to savour Indian Fusion Delicacies for the next nine days this Navratri at The Glass House – 24 Hour Multi Cuisine Restaurant

Get ready to savour Indian Fusion Delicacies for the next nine days this Navratri at The Glass House – 24 Hour Multi Cuisine Restaurant. Vadodara, India, 2018-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Eastin Residences Vadodara – A Premium 4 Star Boutique Serviced Residences in Alkapuri is all set to brighten up your Navratri celebrations by… Read the full press release

Ukraine Tour: Kyiv, Lviv, Odessa by Guide me UA

Ukraine Tour - Travel to Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine, 2018-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Want to go on a trip to Eastern Europe and do not know where to go? We invite you to Ukraine! Beautiful nature, ancient architecture, the sea, forests, castles, churches, beautiful and cheerful people, and varied cuisine! Travel to Ukraine! We will show you the best Ukraine has… Read the full press release

Cornwall Airport Newquay to improve services for passengers requiring special assistance

CORNWALL, England, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Over 200,000 passengers passed through Cornwall Airport Newquay between May and August this summer, with more than 2,500 requesting additional support within the terminal due to long term illness or disabilities. With the busy summer season coming to an end, the Airport is planning how we continue to… Read the full press release

Amadeus acquires TravelClick for USD $1.52bn from Thoma Bravo

USD $1.52bn cash transaction expands Amadeus’ presence in the hospitality sector with mid-sized chains and independent hotels   Around 1,100 employees to join Amadeus Francisco Peréz-Lozao to lead enlarged Hospitality customer unit at Amadeus  Transaction receives all necessary regulatory approvals  MADRID, SPAIN, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Amadeus today (10/4/2018) announces that it has completed the… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality celebrates the grand opening ceremony of the legendary Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne in Switzerland

Lucerne, Switzerland, 2018-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, the leading global hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, has unveiled the legendary Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, in a grand opening ceremony signifying the resort’s official opening after nine years of construction work and an eventful opening year, the Bürgenstock Resort, with its… Read the full press release

Hyatt and McWHINNEY start construction on a Hyatt Place hotel in Seaport neighborhood along South Boston’s waterfront

The 294-room upscale select service hotel will feature a nautical design, 4,000 square feet of event space, rooftop fitness center, and indoor pool BOSTON, TEXAS, 2018-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt and McWHINNEY, a Colorado-based premier real estate investor and developer with expertise in mixed-use, hospitality, commercial and multi-family assets, have begun construction on a Hyatt Place hotel in the… Read the full press release

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve officially reopens following a meticulous restoration

Celebrated property becomes the first ultra-luxury resort to welcome guests back to Puerto Rico DORADO BEACH, Puerto Rico, 2018-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve officially reopens today, marking an exciting chapter in the property’s rich legacy as well as in the recovery and resurgence of Puerto Rico. Following a meticulous restoration,… Read the full press release

Marriott International on track to increase its portfolio across Africa by 50 percent with over 200 hotels by 2023

Expects to Increase Portfolio by 50 Percent with Over 200 Hotels and 38,000 Rooms by 2023 Strong Demand for Select-Service Brands and Conversion Opportunities Spur Growth Amplified by Five New Hotel Signings Nairobi, Kenya, 2018-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — From the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Nairobi, Kenya, Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today… Read the full press release

Business travellers are spending more and paying for their own extras

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — A big part of our job is to make sure that we are on top of the latest news and insights that matter to your independent hotel. So sometimes it might feel like we’re sharing a lot of data here on AP Voice but we want to… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels launches new global program designed to pair disconnected youth with hospitality industry’s career opportunities

New global program designed to introduce disconnected youth to hospitality, provide needed employment opportunities CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) today (Oct. 1 2018) announced the launch of RiseHY, a new global program designed to pair the hospitality industry’s career opportunities with young people who need them. As part of the initiative,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons legend John Stauss receives AA Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual AA Hospitality Awards

London at Park Lane, England, 2018-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — On September 24, 2018, John Stauss, formerly General Manager and Regional Vice President of Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, was awarded the AA Lifetime Achievement Award 2018-19 at the annual AA Hospitality Awards at Grosvenor House in London. Marking 110 years of AA Hotel & Hospitality… Read the full press release

PATA Recovery Advisory Group ready to assist disaster affected destinations around the world

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2018-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — With the frequency and severity of natural disasters occurring around the world, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is ready to assist affected destinations around the world as they look to quickly rebuild and recover. The PATA Recovery Advisory Group assists member destinations in identifying key challenges facing the sector and providing… Read the full press release