Oakwood launches Oakwood Mobile App

LOS ANGELES, Calif., 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood, wholly owned by Mapletree Investments, announced today (Aug 13, 2018) the launch of its proprietary Oakwood Mobile App, a first-of-its-kind app in the industry that streamlines how guests book and manage their travel accommodations through expanded mobile functionality. The easy-to-use Oakwood Mobile App is one of the most… Read the full press release

IHG to establish a four hotel portfolio in India under the Holiday Inn banner

Establishes presence in Bodhgaya, Kushinagar, Gorakhpur and Shravasti  Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of world’s leading hotel companies has signed a management agreement with Lotus Trans Travel Private Limited to establish a four hotel portfolio under the Holiday Inn banner. Slated to open between 2020 and… Read the full press release

Choice Privileges again recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Hotel Rewards Programs for 2018-19

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Privileges, the award-winning loyalty program from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), has once again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Hotel Rewards Programs for 2018-19. Each year, the publication evaluates airlines, hotels, cruise lines, and vacation spots to determine which programs, providers,… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Hyatt House across from Universal Orlando Resort™

ORLANDO, Fla., 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt House across from Universal Orlando Resort™ celebrates its official opening. Owned by Summit Hotel Properties, Hyatt House across from Universal Orlando Resort™ will provide guests the service and convenience of hotel living with the casual comforts of home. “The Hyatt House brand is everything the name represents –… Read the full press release

Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Central Park opens in the heart of Sydney’s creative scene

New hotel is located in Chippendale with easy access to business and exciting leisure destinations Sydney, Australia, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelers and staycationing Sydney-siders will soon be able to immerse themselves in Sydney’s burgeoning Central Park Precinct, with the opening of the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Central Park. Strategically located in… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International: brand investments will be on display at the 2018 Global Business Traveler Association (GBTA) Convention

Company Reinforces Commitment to Business Travel at Global Business Travel Association Convention ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is dedicated to exceeding the expectations of today’s business travelers and making travel managers’ jobs easier through substantial brand investments – all of which will be on display at the… Read the full press release

Australian Josh Kerr won the opening round single-fin division at the 2018 Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy

Maldives at Kuda Huraa, Republic of Maldives, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The 2018 Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy has kicked off in stunning conditions with Australian Josh Kerr taking out the opening round single-fin division. Sultans turned it on for the opening day of the world’s most luxurious surfing event with clean 4-to-6 foot waves rifling… Read the full press release

Mehdi Eftekari will lead the team at the new Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley

Unique resort features will include organic on-site vineyards and winery A destination restaurant showcasing local flavours Romantic retreats for couples and full-service programming for families Multiple pools and a world class spa Creative event spaces for up to 200 guests A streetside tasting room and general store Napa Valley, U.S.A., 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Nick Solomon appointed Resort Manager of the newly opened Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island

Relocating from his native Cape Town, Solomon brings with him a wealth of experience from roles in South Africa and Seychelles Seychelles, Desroches Island, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Nick Solomon has been appointed Resort Manager of Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island, which opened its doors on March 1, 2018. Charged with overseeing the Resort’s… Read the full press release

Summer Wang will lead the marketing for Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai

Pudong, Shanghai, China, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai announces the appointment of Summer Wang as its Director of Marketing, effective July 30, 2018. Summer joined the Four Seasons family in 2011 at Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai as Director of Sales. She was then transferred and promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing at… Read the full press release

IHG® Business Edge: IHG® introduces a comprehensive program designed for SMEs

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has introduced IHG® Business Edge, a comprehensive program designed to enhance the corporate travel experience for small and midsize enterprises (SMEs). Prior to launch, 1,500 companies have already signed up as members, eager to benefit from… Read the full press release

IHG announces second voco™ signing for Australia

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Entrepreneur Martyn Barnes has signed a management agreement to badge his new Yarra Valley property as voco™, IHG’s new upscale hotel brand, making it the second voco signing for Australia. Victoria’s Yarra Valley has built a reputation as one of Australia’s premier wine regions, famous for… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels breaks ground on 132-room Cambria Hotel Milwaukee slated to open in 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) and Integrated Plankinton Milwaukee, LLC, an affiliate of Chicago-based Murphy Development Group (MDG), have broken ground on the Cambria Hotel Milwaukee. The four-story, 132-room property is slated to open in the summer of 2019, expanding Cambria’s presence in key Midwestern cities and in Wisconsin, where the brand… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou appoints Giancarlo Di Francesco as Executive Chef

Guangzhou, China, 2018-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou recently appointed Giancarlo Di Francesco as Executive Chef. Giancarlo was born in Italy and with abundant Asian culinary experience, his fusion of authentic Italian culinary artistry and Asian cuisine culture is well developed. Born and raised not far from the Adriatic coast of Italy in a region… Read the full press release

Radisson announces the signing of its first Radisson hotel in the Middle East at Dubai’s DAMAC Hills in UAE

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Aug-10 — /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 its first Radisson hotel in the Middle East at Dubai’s DAMAC Hills in the United Arab Emirates. The new signing is in partnership with leading Dubai-based… Read the full press release

Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel launches new accommodation package that will excite the most versed culinary connoisseur

London, UK, 2018-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel has extended its accommodation package catalogue this month with an experience set to excite the most versed culinary connoisseur. The package has been created in partnership with Sweet Tooth Tours, a Belgravia foodie tour enterprise run by founder Lynne Staartjes, which showcases some of the finest desserts,… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Grand Hyatt Athens

CHICAGO, 2018-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (August 8, 2018) the opening of Grand Hyatt Athens, marking the first Hyatt hotel in the Greek capital and the first Grand Hyatt branded hotel in Greece. The luxury property is located on Syngrou Avenue next to the Onassis Cultural Centre and combines dramatic… Read the full press release

UNWTO and the Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero partner to promote the digital transformation of tourism destinations

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The objective of both organizations is to cooperate closely on issues of mutual interest to achieve shared objectives The World Tourism Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations that is the leading public international organization in the field of tourism, and the Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero, have… Read the full press release

Kempinski further expands in the Caribbean with the upcoming Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica set to open in 2019

Geneva, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — In the wake of the much-anticipated opening last year of Cuba’s first luxury five-star hotel, Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, Kempinski continues expanding selectively in the Caribbean with luxury developments in Cuba and Dominica, including the upcoming Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica. Set to open in 2019, this… Read the full press release

Radisson further expands in Europe with the signing of Radisson Riga slated to open in late 2018

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of the Radisson Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of a new Radisson in Europe, rolling out its upscale hotel brand across EMEA. Radisson Riga is being developed in collaboration with the group’s long-term… Read the full press release

Hyatt names Mia Kyricos as senior vice president, global head of wellbeing

CHICAGO, 2018-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (August 6, 2018) that Hyatt has selected Mia Kyricos as senior vice president, global head of wellbeing, underscoring Hyatt’s commitment to care for people so they can be their best. Kyricos will report to Mark Vondrasek, Hyatt’s chief commercial officer. “As a pioneer… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces Andaz Gangnam, Seoul expected to open in 2019

Andaz Gangnam, Seoul to Open as First Andaz Hotel in South Korea, Fourth in Asia CHICAGO, 2018-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today(August 6, 2018) announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into agreements with KT Estate Inc. and Hotel I-Park Co., Ltd. for the development of an Andaz hotel… Read the full press release

The Middle East: How to target Millennials, Generation Z and the Silver Tourist

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of sales for the Middle East and Asia, Zohaib Haider. LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourists are learning that there is a lot to see in the Middle East. The view from the top of the Burj Khalifa, the architectural beauty of the Sheikh Zayed… Read the full press release

Hilton Honors again recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2018-2019 rankings among the best hotel rewards programs

MCLEAN, Va., 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Honors, the guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 world-class brands, was once again recognized this week by U.S. News & World Report in its 2018-2019 rankings among the best hotel rewards programs. Since 2013, the outlet has released its annual rankings highlighting the most prominent hotel loyalty programs… Read the full press release

RCI added more than 90 new properties to its affiliate exchange network during the first half of 2018

Added throughout the first half of 2018, these newly affiliated resorts further strengthen the global presence of the world’s largest vacation exchange company PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange as part of Wyndham Destinations(NYSE:WYND), added more than 90 new properties to its affiliate exchange network during the first… Read the full press release

Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. Taps Adam Howard as Executive Chef & Colleen Murphy for Pastry Chef

Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. Taps Adam Howard as Executive Chef & Colleen Murphy for Pastry Chef of the Michelin-Starred Blue Duck Tavern Washington, DC, USA, 2018-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Howard as executive chef of the Michelin-starred Blue Duck Tavern.  Howard brings sixteen… Read the full press release

Radisson Hospitality announces the signing of the Radisson Hotel & Suites, Gdańsk in Poland

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of the Radisson Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of the Radisson Hotel & Suites, Gdańsk in Poland. In March 2018, the group announced its plan to rollout Radisson, the upscale hotel brand, across EMEA… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces 170-room upscale hotel Cambria Hotel Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport slated to open in 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) finalized an agreement with C&O Bloomington, LLC to develop the Cambria Hotel Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport. Slated to open in 2019, the five-story, 170-room upscale hotel will be the third Cambriaproperty to enter the booming area, joining the already opened Cambria Hotel Minneapolis Maple… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Hyatt Place Tampa/Wesley Chapel

132-room Hyatt Place hotel opens in Wesley Chapel, the backyard to everything Tampa Bay TAMPA, Fla., 2018-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Place Tampa/Wesley Chapel, the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Wesley Chapel and Pasco County, is officially open. The new hotel features the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities, such… Read the full press release

Hyatt and Small Luxury Hotels of the World partner to offer World of Hyatt members the opportunity to enjoy loyalty benefits

CHICAGO, 2018-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) today (August 1, 2018) announced plans to bring World of Hyatt members opportunities to enjoy loyalty benefits in many more places. The launch is targeted for the end of the year. Hyatt, a leading hospitality company with more than 700 hotels worldwide, and… Read the full press release