The Andaz brand expands its (RED) collaboration by creating new (ANDAZ)RED Cabanas

Collaboration extends with Andaz West Hollywood launch and will roll out to (ANDAZ)RED Cabanas at resort properties to benefit (RED) CHICAGO, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Andaz brand today announced its latest collaboration with (RED) – the AIDS organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver. The Andaz brand is expanding its (RED) collaboration by creating new (ANDAZ)RED Cabanas that… Read the full press release

Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez rebrands to Hotel Martinez in spring 2018 and will join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand

Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez is rebranding and will undergo renovations to join Hyatt’s collection brand CHIGAGO, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) today announced that Cannes’ historic Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez is set to re-open in spring 2018 as Hotel Martinez and will join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand,… Read the full press release

IHG® announces its new high-quality midscale brand, avid™ hotels, is officially available for licensing in Canada

Licensing of new midscale brand signals significant growth opportunity for IHG in Canada  Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Coinciding with the brand’s first groundbreaking ceremony taking place today in Oklahoma City, this announcement signals a significant opportunity for IHG and its Canadian family of owners and further demonstrates the brand’s rapid… Read the full press release

IHG® celebrates the first groundbreaking of its new midscale brand, avid™ hotels, in Oklahoma City

Construction on newest hotel brand underway eight weeks after official launch Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The groundbreaking comes only two months after the brand was launched, well ahead of initial projected timing. Since launching avid hotels, developer interest and demand continues to be strong, with more than 100 franchise applications received,… Read the full press release

Record 4th Michelin Star for IHG’s hotels in Japan

Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Stars are shining brightly for IHG’s hotels in Japan with the addition of a record 4th Michelin Star to its restaurant trophy cabinet, recognising the exceptional culinary pleasures available to guests at its hotels. ANA Crowne Plaza Osaka is the latest hotel in the group to… Read the full press release

Singapore Tourism Board announces Work for a Stay programme to attract jobseekers into the hotel industry

SINGAPORE, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The inaugural Work for a Stay programme will offer graduating students from post-secondary institutions and jobseekers who are keen to work in the hotel industry a chance to try out a short-term work stint at a number of hotels here, and earn a staycation. First-hand, on-the-job experiences in the… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Langkawi welcomes Dr. Kannan Nettath as new Spa and Wellness Director of the Geo Spa

Dr. Kannan Nettath will lead the operational, strategic and financial performance of the award-winning Geo Spa Langkawi, Malaysia, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Dr. Kannan Nettath has been appointed as the new Director of Spa and Wellness of the Geo Spa at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. In his new position, Dr. Kannan will lead a team of qualified therapists… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou appoints Patrick Pollak as new General Manager

Guangzhou, China, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou announces the appointment of its new General Manager Patrick Pollak, a Four Seasons veteran who brings to his new role 21 years of luxury hospitality experience in America and Mexico. Atop the 103-storey Guangzhou International Finance Center in the prime location of the city, the 344-room sky-high Hotel marks… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay restaurants recognised with four CITI FACT 2017 awards

Blue Moon Lounge awarded as Best Lounge, re/Asian Cuisine by Wolfgang Puck awarded as Best South East Asian Restaurant, while Bay View Lounge earned the prestigious Best Tea Room title Bahrain Bay, Bahrain, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — One of the most authoritative restaurant awards in Bahrain, CITI FACT 2017 has recognised four restaurants… Read the full press release

Louis Jin appointed Food and Beverage Director at Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen

Shenzhen, China, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen has appointed Louis Jin as its new Director of Food and Beverage. Louis graduated in hospitality and tourism from Taylors University, Malaysia – Academy of Toulouse University, France and has completed hospitality management courses from both Harvard and Cornell. More than a decade of working experiences in the… Read the full press release

IHG announces new-build, 300-room Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae opening in 2018

Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae will offer the smart traveller a great night’s sleep in the heart of Hongdae Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ —InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced it will open a new 300-room Holiday Inn Express hotel in Seoul, South Korea in… Read the full press release

IHG further expands its Australia with new Holiday Inn Melbourne Werribee scheduled to open in 2020

Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Continuing the Australian momentum for the world’s largest brand family, Holiday Inn®, IHG® today announces the signing of Holiday Inn Melbourne Werribee, in partnership with partner Pelligra Group and Citinova. Opening in 2020, the 150-room property will be the newest hotel in Western Melbourne, a rapidly… Read the full press release

IHG opens the doors to Holiday Inn Express Suwon Ingye, South Korea

249-room Holiday Inn Express® Suwon Ingye welcomes guests in South Korea Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened the  doors to Holiday Inn Express Suwon Ingye, in the South Korean city of Suwon, 30 kilometres south of the capital, Seoul.  Offering superior value through brilliants basics, IHG’s newest hotel… Read the full press release

Emaar Hospitality Group reaches an impressive milestone of 10,000 hotel rooms across its portfolio

Over 2,500 hotel rooms in 11 operational hotels in Dubai More than 7,500 hotel rooms under development across 30 upcoming projects in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey and the Maldives Inventory of hotel rooms under three brands – Address Hotels + Resorts, Vida Hotels and Resorts and Rove Hotels Dubai, UAE, 2017-Dec-01 — /Travel… Read the full press release

HSMAI announces organizational membership option to become available in 2018

McLean, VA, 2017-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), which is celebrating 90 years of fueling sales, inspiring marketing, and optimizing revenue, announces that an organizational membership option will become available in 2018. It will allow hotel companies, ownership groups, hotel management companies, and partner companies to be HSMAI… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum named Best Family Hotel on a Global level and Best Destination Wedding Hotel in the Middle East at the Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards

HONG KONG, 2017-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum has been honoured twice at this year’s Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards. The resort was named Best Family Hotel on a Global level and Best Destination Wedding Hotel in the Middle East at the awards ceremony held in Bangkok on 27 October 2017. The resort has received… Read the full press release

Concur introduces electronic fapiao solution developed to integrate seamlessly into China’s WeChat platform

Beijing, China, 2017-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Concur, an SAP company and the world’s leading provider of travel, expense and invoice management solutions, today introduced an electronic fapiao (a Chinese tax receipt) solution, developed to integrate seamlessly into China’s WeChat platform. Leveraging Concur’s global experience in electronic receipt application and WeChat’s powerful user base, the… Read the full press release

Allegiant opens registration for Sunseeker Resort’s prospective condominium buyers

ALLEGIANT'S SEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY - PRESS CONFERENCE AND "PACK YOUR BAGS" FLYAWAY CONTEST

One-of-a-Kind Integrated Resort Opens Registration for Prospective Condominium Buyers LAS VEGAS, 2017-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today launches the first phase in development of its inaugural Sunseeker Resort by announcing the project’s design team, and officially opening registration for prospective condominium buyers. Design for the one-of-a-kind hotel/condo resort, located in Port Charlotte, Florida, will be helmed… Read the full press release

AccorHotels launches funding platform to support agroforestry projects worldwide

Target: 10 million trees planted by 2021 Île-de-France, France, 2017-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its program Plant For the Planet, AccorHotels is today launching an online platform – accorhotels.purprojet.shop – enabling participants to fund agroforestry projects in countries in which the Group operates. Jointly developed with long-term partner Pur Projet, the purpose of this site… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Doha appoints Kemal Bayik as Director of Marketing

Four Seasons Hotel Doha appoints Kemal Bayik as Director of Marketing   Doha, Qatar, 2017-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Doha announces the appointment of Kemal Bayik as Director of Marketing of the award-winning 231-room luxury property. As Director of Marketing, Bayik will be responsible in leading sales, reservations, public relations, and catering and conference services…. Read the full press release

ONYX Hospitality Group announces OZO Phuket in Thailand, scheduled to open in mid 2019

ONYX Hospitality Group announces OZO Phuket in Thailand, scheduled to open in mid 2019   Bangkok, Thailand, 2017-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — ONYX Hospitality Group continues its portfolio expansion with the introduction of OZO Phuket in Thailand. Currently under development and scheduled to open in mid 2019, the hotel will offer 255 guest rooms and… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group names Adrian Oyekanmi as Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing

Brussels, Belgium, 2017-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel groups in the world, today announced the appointment of Adrian Oyekanmi as Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing. Adrian will report to Iñigo Capell, Executive Vice President & Global Chief Resources Officer. Adrian joined Carlson in April 2017… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Hotels secures long-term extension to the agreement for the Steigenberger Hotel Conti Hansa in Kiel

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2017-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Steigenberger Hotels AG has made early arrangements to secure a long-term extension to the agreement for the Steigenberger Hotel Conti Hansa in Kiel. This means that the hotel will form part of the Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts portfolio until at least 2036. An extensive renovation… Read the full press release

IHG to rebrand 14 hotels within SAMHI’s India hotel portfolio to Holiday Inn Express hotels

Milestone agreement will increase IHG’s current system size in India by 34% Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has partnered with SAMHI to rebrand approximately 2000 rooms (operating and under construction) within its India hotel portfolio, to Holiday Inn Express hotels…. Read the full press release

IHG to launch boutique brand Hotel Indigo® in Japan

Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — As the number of visitors to Japan continues to grow, there is a segment of travellers who are looking for something different – a property to satisfy their senses of curiosity and creativity that delivers a memorable experience of a destination. Looking to meet this need, IHGA… Read the full press release

IHG announces agreement with Franzé Developments to open and operate Holiday Inn and Suites Geelong, Australia

Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers to Geelong will soon be introduced to the ‘Joy of Travel’, with IHG today announcing a 20-year management agreement with Franzé Developments to open and operate Holiday Inn and Suites Geelong, the largest hotel in the city. Opening in 2020, the 190-room property will be… Read the full press release

IHG announces 187-room new build Crowne Plaza Cairo Sheikh Zayed City scheduled to open in 2021

Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of Crowne Plaza Cairo Sheikh Zayed City in partnership with Al Badr For Investments and Commercial Spaces Company. The new development aligns with IHG’s strategy to grow the Crowne Plaza brand across… Read the full press release

Marriott International becomes the preferred hotel company for the Toronto Maple Leafs

Members of Marriott Rewards and SPG Can Get Exclusive VIP Access to Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Events Toronto, ON, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, the country’s leading lodging company, is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), making Marriott International the preferred hotel company for the… Read the full press release

agoda 2017 Gold Circle Awards winners announced

SINGAPORE, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — agoda, one of the world’s fastest-growing online booking platforms and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has announced the winners of its prestigious 2017 Gold Circle Awards, given to top-performing accommodation partners around the world that exemplify the best qualities of the online booking travel experience. Running for now the… Read the full press release

First Data to power in-store, online, and mobile payments for AccorHotels

NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (22 Nov 2017) First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement with AccorHotels to enable global and cross channel payments. The AccorHotels Group is a global leader in travel and lifestyle, and a pioneer in digital technology, offering… Read the full press release