Radisson Hotel Group to grow its existing portfolio in Cyprus

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2019-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group, one of the largest and most dynamic hotel groups in the world, is delighted to announce the signing of a Master Development Agreement with SunnySeeker Hotels in the Republic of Cyprus. Building on an already-successful partnership, the new deal will see the group grow its… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels celebrates the successful growth of WoodSpring Suites since its acquisition in February 2018

Milestone Caps off Year of Record Performance and Rapid Growth ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The WoodSpring Suites brand recently surpassed another milestone with the opening of its 250th hotel in the greater Portland, Ore., area. This landmark achievement coincides with the one-year anniversary of the Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) acquisition of the WoodSpring brand… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts welcomes Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar to its esteemed Legend Collection

Brand Welcomes Iconic California Properties to its Prestigious Legend Collection   Newport Beach, California, 2019-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest global provider of sales, marketing, and distribution services to independent luxury hotels, is proud to announce that two of the most celebrated hotels along the United States’ Pacific Coast – Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar – have joined its brand portfolio… Read the full press release

Wyndham Destinations extends sponsorship of Richard Petty Motorsports through 2020

World’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company will be showcased on Richard Petty Motorsports’ #43 car in the 2019 Daytona 500. ORLANDO, Fla., 2019-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Destinations, the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, today (Feb. 12, 2019) celebrated the extension of their sponsorship of Richard Petty Motorsports through 2020.  As the longest serving… Read the full press release

Raffles Hotels & Resorts launches an intuitive and thoughtful wellbeing programme to help guests unwind, get a peaceful night’s rest

Personalised sleep experiences unveiled at properties in Dubai, Makati, the Seychelles and Warsaw as part of luxury brand’s commitment to enhancing guests’ emotional wellbeing Paris, France, 2019-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Raffles Hotels & Resorts is raising the bar when it comes to rest with the launch of an intuitive and thoughtful wellbeing programme… Read the full press release

The first Hyatt-branded hotel in historic Florence, South Carolina is officially open

103-room Hyatt Place hotel opens in the heart of downtown Florence, South Carolina CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (February 5, 2019)  announced Hyatt Place Florence/Downtown, the first Hyatt-branded hotel in historic Florence, South Carolina is officially open. The new hotel features the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere… Read the full press release

Hyatt and S.D. Malkin Properties break ground on the future Joie de Vivre Hotels and Destination Hotels properties in late 2020

New, stand-alone Joie de Vivre Hotels and Destination Hotels properties to make up the largest oceanfront development in San Diego County in the last decade CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt and S.D. Malkin Properties, Inc., an innovative developer and owner of iconic retail, hotel, and entertainment destinations, today (February 6, 2019) will hold a groundbreaking… Read the full press release

Mera Mare Pattaya wins Loved by Guest Award 2019

Pattaya, Thailand, 2019-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — We are delighted to received the Award Winner for a ‘Loved by Guests’ Award from Hotels.com with 8.6 scores 2 years in the role 2018-19. Hotels.com is a leading online provider of hotel accommodation worldwide and is affiliated with Expedia, Inc., one of the largest online travel companies… Read the full press release

Kempinski Hotel Yinchuan, China welcomes Daniel Herrmann as Executive Assistant Manager

Yinchuan, China, 2019-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Mr. Daniel Herrmann, who originates from Germany, has accumulated considerable experience within the Hospitality industries alike. He started his more than 12 years career at the Kempinski Hotel Frankfurt where he as well completed his Hospitality Management Degree. As a passionate Kempinski hotelier he worked at the Emirates… Read the full press release

JW Marriott introduces JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa’s reimagined look following multi-million-dollar restoration

The hotel’s evolved Mayan influences provide guests with the ultimate luxury experience in the Mexican Caribbean Cancun, Mexico, 2019-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc., today (01/30/2019) announced the completion of JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa’s highly anticipated renovation, which includes an extensive transformation to all 447 lavish… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo creates new levels of luxury following guestrooms and suites makeover

Hong Kong, China, 2019-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo has completed a comprehensive renovation of its guestrooms and suites to create new levels of luxury, that confirm the five-star hotel’s status as one of the best in the world. The makeover of all 179 spacious guestrooms and suites draws on Japan’s rich culture, to… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora named the #1 Hotel in French Polynesia in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

Acclaimed island resort also named top hotel for luxury and service Bora Bora, French Polynesia, 2019-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora was named the #1 Hotel in French Polynesia in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. Based on the reviews and opinions submitted by the website’s millions of international users over the past… Read the full press release

Women in Business Travel

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Gender diversity has been high on the corporate agenda for a number of years now. With an increasing number of women making up the fabric of the corporate world, questions are being raised as to whether corporate travel programmes are designed to treat their male and female travellers… Read the full press release

Chartwell Hospitality announces the opening of the 210-guest-room Hilton Nashville Green Hills

FRANKLIN, Tenn., 2019-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Chartwell Hospitality LLC, an integrated hotel operations and development company, announced today (January 29, 2019) the grand opening of the 210-guest-room Hilton Nashville Green Hills, a contemporary property featuring high-end custom designs and an abundance of meeting and event space. As the neighborhood’s only full-service hotel, Hilton Nashville Green… Read the full press release

Ascend Hotel Collection closed out 2018 with seventy-three total franchise agreements, the most franchise agreements in its history

Franchise Agreements Fuel Upscale Brand Growth in Popular Travel Destinations Worldwide ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ascend Hotel Collection, the world’s first and largest soft brand from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), closed out 2018 by awarding the most franchise agreements in the brand’s history. Seventy-three total franchise agreements, 43 domestic and 30 international,… Read the full press release

Stewart Bainum Jr., Choice Hotels International chairman honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit

Recognition Comes as Choice Celebrates 80th Anniversary ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Stewart Bainum Jr., chairman of the board of directors of Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), yesterday received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) for his career-long contributions to the hospitality industry. The recognition comes as Choice… Read the full press release

American Hotel & Lodging Association announces its 2019 Officers, Board of Directors and Executive Committee

Wyndham’s Ballotti Named 2019 Chair; Rogers Starts Tenure as President & CEO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, 2019-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today (January 28, 2019) announced its 2019 Officers, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, which includes top leaders representing all segments of the hospitality industry. Notably, Geoff Ballotti,… Read the full press release

IHG® signs Holiday Inn Goa Candolim

Goa, India, 2019-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG), one of world’s leading hotel companies has signed a management agreement with Tipping Point Hospitality Private Limited for Holiday Inn Goa Candolim. Nestled amidst two of the North Goa’s famed and popular destination – Candolim and Calangute, the hotel is expected to welcome guests in… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality acquires 51% in the family-run Zleep Hotels

Entry into the economy market with the portfolio of Zleep Hotels. Massive investments in further development Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Expansion of the competitive position: With an 51% investment in the family-run Zleep Hotels, Deutsche Hospitality is bringing a fifth hotel brand under the umbrella of the global player,… Read the full press release

IHG announces a new-build voco Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 scheduled to open in 2021

Region’s first signing of the new upscale brand in the heart of Thailand’s capital Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Less than a year since the brand launch, IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) has signed a management agreement with B&G Estate Co., Ltd. for a new-build voco™ in Bangkok, Thailand — the first to be announced… Read the full press release

BHMA Pens 2nd Phuket Deal

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The start of the New Year marked yet another milestone for BHMA, a rapidly-evolving international hotel management company, as it announced its latest hotel  management agreement with BYD Apartments Co., Ltd and A And H Modern Living Co., Ltd. in Phuket. The newly inked deal will see the… Read the full press release

IHG opens its 100th Hotel Indigo® property globally

IHG®’s upscale, boutique brand has reached a significant milestone, with the portfolio set to double over the next three to five years Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has opened its 100th Hotel Indigo® property globally, Hotel Indigo® Berlin East Side Gallery…. Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the opening of the dual-branded AC Hotel Atlanta Midtown and Moxy Atlanta Midtown

Marriott International’s Playful Moxy Hotels and European-inspired AC Hotels Come Together in Midtown’s Business and Arts District, Complete with Rooftop Pool and Bar Bethesda, MD, 2019-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International and Noble Investment Group today (01/22/2019) announce the opening of the dual-branded AC Hotel Atlanta Midtown and Moxy Atlanta Midtown in the… Read the full press release

Qetaifan Projects, a subsidiary of Katara Hospitality, partners with Rixos Hotels to develop and operate Qetaifan Island North

Doha, Qatar, 2019-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qetaifan Projects Company, and a subsidiary of Katara Hospitality which was established to develop and manage Qetaifan Island North, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Rixos Hotels to manage and operate the hotels, the souq, the water park and the beach club in Qetaifan Island North. The… Read the full press release

HSMAI Americas Executive Committee members for 2019

McLEAN, VA, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) proudly announces its 2019 Americas Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The board is composed of a diverse range of travel and hospitality executives from a representative mix of HSMAI members. “As we look to the year ahead, we’re… Read the full press release

Inspired by its wilderness setting along a riverside slope in the Serengeti, Singita Faru Faru Lodge unveiled its new look

SERENGETI, Tanzania, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — This month, Singita Faru Faru Lodge unveiled its new look, inspired by its wilderness setting along a riverside slope in the Serengeti. Drawing cues from traditional African craft, combined with the inspiration from Scandinavian simplicity, Singita Faru Faru Lodge embodies an effortless yet elegant feel, paying homage to its legacy… Read the full press release

Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel welcomes newly appointed Director of Sales & Marketing Joyce Wong

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel is pleased to announce the appointment of Joyce Wong as Director of Sales & Marketing. Bringing over 10 years of corporate sales experience in the hospitality industry to her new position, Wong oversees all sales, marketing and public relations efforts for the new… Read the full press release

Belmond unveils newly designed Caribbean resort Belmond Cap Juluca, Anguilla with British movie star Naomie Harris

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Belmond reveals its newly designed flagship Caribbean resort, Belmond Cap Juluca, through the lens of British movie star Naomie Harris, in a short film portraying the serenity and magic of this iconic barefoot luxury escape in Anguilla. Located on one of the Caribbean’s best beaches; wrapped around the… Read the full press release

Thomas Cook China further expands with new projects including the first Asian Casa Cook

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Thomas Cook China, the joint venture between Thomas Cook Group and Fosun, today announces plans for further growth in its own-brand hotel portfolio in China with an additional two projects, including the first Asian Casa Cook, Thomas Cook’s boutique hotel brand. In a ceremony in Shanghai, Peter Fankhauser,… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand welcomes Thai Hotels Association in its ongoing efforts to reduce plastic waste

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Thai Hotels Association (THA) is joining the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in its ongoing effort aimed at reducing the use of plastic. TAT Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn said: “We look forward to working closely with the THA on this important project. Thai hotels can play an important… Read the full press release