agoda.com offers 55 Hotel Deals this 55th Merdeka

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced exclusive deals on hotels in Malaysia in commemoration of its 55th Merdeka. This year marks the 55th year of Malaysian independence, and to help promote domestic and international travel to this richly multi-cultural country, Agoda.com has secured 55… Read the full press release

Escape to Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay This Fall

Experiene More promotion offers up to USD 200.00 daily resort credit. Hawaii, Lana’i at Manele Bay, U.S.A. 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay is offering a value-oriented promotion for sunseekers in search of the ultimate endless summer escape. Designed for a guilt-free diversion this fall, the Experience More promotion includes a daily Resort credit,… Read the full press release

Incredible Fall Rates Provide Big Savings At Marriott And Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts

Book 100 Percent Chance of Savings Event until August 31 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — The forecast calls for bright sun and even brighter savings this fall for guests who act fast to book a vacation from now until August 31 at one of the nine outstanding Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts.  The resort collection… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Prague Unveils New Looks in Neo-Classical Building as a Part of a Six-Year Remodeling Program

New Neo-Classical rooms designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon offer unique views of Vltava River and Prague Castle Prague, Czech Republic, 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Prague, an assembly of three historic buildings and one new building on the banks of the Vltava River in the Old City, is continuing to evolve the guest experience through design with the… Read the full press release

New Hampton Inn by Hilton Opens in Guadalajara, Mexico

143-Room Property is Hampton’s 15th Hotel in Mexico MCLEAN, Va., 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hampton Hotels, the global brand of nearly 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Hampton by Hilton hotels, today announced the official opening of its newest property, the 143-room Hampton Inn by Hilton Guadalajara/Expo, located at Av. De las Rosas N°… Read the full press release

New Ownership Group for Hilton Dallas/ Rockwall Lakefront

Previous Owners Partner With The Redstone Companies, L.P. and BBA Capital, LLC to Form a New Ownership Group HOUSTON, 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Affiliates of The Redstone Companies, L.P. and BBA Capital, LLC have formed a joint venture with Sara and Rob Whittle and Mike Whittle and acquired Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront in the exclusive lakeside community of Rockwall, 22… Read the full press release

What’s Your Travel Type?

Marriott Rewards Facebook Game “What’s Your Travel Type?” Offers Chance to Win a Tailored Dream Vacation 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Are you an Urban Explorer, Luxury Lover, or a Weekend Wanderer?  Discover your unique travel type with Marriott Rewards by playing the “What’s Your Travel Type?” The game will run from now through August 31, 2012…. Read the full press release

TOP ON TOUR

2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — “No time to relax” the slogan of the TOP Office. There is lot of information and news to share with the partner hoteliers. Regardless of a training on the spot, individual hotel consulting or new member acquisition, there is no way too far for the TOP Team to be close to the partners…. Read the full press release

RCI Pacific Awarded Industry Gong at ATHOC Awards

GOLD COAST, 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ —  RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange, today announced that RCI Pacific was recognized at the 21st annual Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC) industry awards. The awards were presented on July 20 at the Gold Coast Arts Centre, where more than 280 industry heavyweights enthusiastically cheered on winners and… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotel Group Converts 20 New Managed Hotels in One Day

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with over 7,170 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced that it converted 20 hotels in one day, adding the properties to its portfolio of managed properties under the Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts and Hawthorn Suites® by Wyndham brands. The addition of the properties is… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels Names C.A. Anderson as Vice President of Development for Cambria Suites Brand

SILVER SPRING, Md., 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) recently announced that it has named C.A. Anderson as vice president of development for Cambria Suites—the company’s  upscale, all-suites brand, which was launched in 2005 by the global lodging franchisor and designed to fit the changing needs of today’s modern business travelers. Mr. Anderson will report… Read the full press release

Wyndham Rewards Hotel Loyalty Program Expands in Middle East and Asia Pacific

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Rewards®, the world’s largest lodging loyalty program with almost 7,000 participating hotels, today announced its expansion into countries throughout the Middle East and Asia Pacific, providing its members with broader access to the Wyndham Hotel Group portfolio of brands. The expansion of the program is part of Wyndham Rewards’ strategy to provide… Read the full press release

Dusit Thani Manila THE MAGIC OF ROMANCE

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Having your wedding reception at Dusit Thani Manila is just one part of the most exciting moments in your life as a couple, the other part is when you get the chance to win in Dusit Thani Manila’s ‘The Magic of Romance’ raffle contest. Three lucky couples will win PhP50,000 worth of… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International Opens 88 New Hotels in Q2 2012

SILVER SPRING, Md., 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, continues to grow its system size with the announcement of 88 newly-opened franchised properties during the second quarter of 2012. Additionally, the company has executed a total of 106 new domestic contracts within the second quarter of… Read the full press release

HAVE AN EASY WEEKEND AT DUSIT THANI MANILA

Makati, Philippines, 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — After a long week of endless meetings, reports, paper works, late nights of duty – one truly deserves a full weekend rest with much deserved pampering. Dusit Thani Manila understands your need to enjoy your weekend that is why the hotel has created the Easy Weekend Room Package. PhP5,800++ for… Read the full press release

Wilson Children Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Holiday Inn

 60th Anniversary of Holiday Inn 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Holiday Inn, the children of Holiday Inn founder Kemmons Wilson came together in Memphis, Tennessee today at the Holiday Inn Memphis – Wolfchase Galleria to re-create the photo of their original ribbon cutting from the opening of the very first Holiday Inn hotel. “The… Read the full press release

Holiday Inn Celebrates its 60th Anniversary around the World

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Holiday Inn, one of the world’s most iconic hotel brands, today marks its 60thAnniversary and the start of a global consumer campaign to celebrate the brand’s innovative heritage. Back in the early fifties, vacations were beyond the means of the average American family and many hotels fell short of providing what travellers… Read the full press release

Vacation Never Has to End With a Free Night from Marriott Rewards

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Take an extra day away with Marriott Rewards popular MegaBonus promotion.  Members will earn one free night for every two paid stays* they make September 15, 2012 through January 15, 2013, up to three free nights during the earning period to use towards a future stay at thousands of category 1-4 hotels around the… Read the full press release

eforea: spa at Hilton at Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa Unveils Discover and Recover Packages

Family Adventures Matched with Relaxing Spa Treatments for a Perfect Getaway SEDONA, Ariz., 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The first eforea: spa at Hilton, in the Western United States, today announced the addition of Discover and Recover packages to its selection of innovative services. With the Discover and Recover offerings, guests of eforea: spa at Hilton at Hilton… Read the full press release

Travelport Triples its Hotel Content

Over 340,000 hotels now available on Travelport Rooms and More™; Hotelzon and Tourico Holidays now signed up to supply content Langley, 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has revealed that the number of hotel properties available in its Travelport Rooms and More hotel booking engine has more than tripled… Read the full press release

Starwood Board Approves $250 Million Increase to Share Repurchase Authorization

STAMFORD, Conn., 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announced today that its Board of Directors has increased the Company’s share repurchase authorization by an additional $250 million. As of August 1, 2012, the total amount available under the authorization is approximately $360 million. About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide,… Read the full press release

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts Unveils the Restored Hotel Maria Cristina for Its 100th Anniversary

Following a $25 Million Renovation, Hotel Maria Cristina Joins Iconic Luxury Collection Hotels in Europe to be Restored & Reopened within the Next 12 Months SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), reopens the doors to the historic Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian, following an extensive $25 million restoration…. Read the full press release

North American Hotels Seeing Increases in Bookings Across All Travel Segments into 2013

NEW YORK – 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The occupancy outlook for Third Quarter 2012 through Second Quarter 2013 is strong, with group committed room nights up 5.7 percent and transient room nights reserved up 7 percent based on current reservations and group commitments on the books in comparison to same time last year, according to data from… Read the full press release

Marriott International Selects Agency Finalists for Marriott Hotels & Resorts Creative Account

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International has selected three agencies as finalists for its creative business for Marriott Hotels & Resorts. The agencies are: Grey New York, JWT New York and the incumbent agency, mcgarrybowen New York. The agency review launched in May 2012 and is expected to conclude with agency appointment in September 2012. “The… Read the full press release

MELIÁ NET PROFITS UP BY 24% , EXCEEDING THE MARKET EXPECTATIONS

• RevPAR maintains a positive trend, increasing by 8.5% -practically explained by price increases- and with further margin for improvement • Meliá.com increased its revenues by 34.3% • The globalisation of the company –already representing 80% of the Operating Profit- allows international growth to offset weak demand in Spain • The evolution of the main… Read the full press release

TRIO-WIN FOR DORCHESTER COLLECTION’S UK HOTELS IN WINE SPECTATOR’S 2012 RESTAURANT WINE LIST AWARDS

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Three restaurants within Dorchester Collection’s UK properties, The Dorchester, Coworth Park in Ascot and London’s latest, 45 Park Lane, have been acknowledged within Wine Spectator’s 2012 Restaurant Wine List Awards for their notable lists. Wine Spectator’s esteemed awards programme honours 3,795 restaurants every year, across more than 70 countries, for their top-quality… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide’s UK Hotels Awarded Carbon Saver Gold Standard

LONDON, 2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide has been awarded the highly acclaimed Carbon Saver Gold Standard for effective carbon reduction and management at all of its UK hotels, where carbon emissions have been reduced over a three year period. Sustainability is a critical performance measure of the business, just like quality, service, and revenue. Hilton Worldwide… Read the full press release

Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts to Give Away 100 Room Nights Through “Spot the Sun” Social Media Campaign

Facebook Fans Can Win Stays at the Resort of Their Choice NEW YORK, 2012-08-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts is celebrating the summer by giving away 100 free room nights over the next thirty days through the launch of its first-ever “Spot the SunSM” campaign on Facebook. Beginning on August 1, fans of… Read the full press release

Snuggle Up To Marriott Comfort At Home – For Less

ShopMarriott.com Summer Sale Offers Discounts of 20 percent on Bedding, Mattresses. 2012-08-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Now you can incorporate the dreamy comfort of Marriott guest rooms into your home for less during ShopMarriott.com’s Summer Sale, which includes savings of 20 percent on all bedding and rarely discounted mattresses. From August 2 – August 15, get everything… Read the full press release

ME London, the flagship project of Meliá Hotels International in the British capital, to open in September

Designed by Foster + Partners, it is the fifth hotel for the luxury lifestyle ME by Meliá hotel brand, joining the hotels in Madrid, Barcelona, Cancun and Cabo San Lucas Palma de Mallorca , 2012-08-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — The ME London Hotel, the latest jewel on the urban hotel scene in London, is preparing the final details for… Read the full press release