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

Deals of the Week: Adventure Around Arizona

2012-08-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — This summer, Courtyard, Residence Inn and Towneplace Suites make traveling to Arizona easy and affordable.  Per weekend stay, guests will receive a $25 Visa gift card to use towards any of their hearts desires.   Guests will have their choice of deluxe accommodations at participating hotels in Flagstaff, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson…. Read the full press release

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Receives Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings Magazine

DESTIN, Fla., 2012-08-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is proud to announce it has received the prestigious Pinnacle Award as one of the 2012 Best Hotels and Resorts from Successful Meetings magazine. The Pinnacle Awards are given annually as a mark of excellence for meeting destinations, hotels and conference centers that demonstrate outstanding… Read the full press release

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Receives ‘Greens of Distinction’ Award from Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine

DESTIN, Fla., 2012-08-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is the proud recipient of the prestigious ‘Greens of Distinction’ award from Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine. This marks the 13th time Hilton Sandestin Beach has received the recognition. Presented to hotels, resorts and conference centers committed to their golf courses, meeting facilities, food and… Read the full press release

Hilton Colon Quito Named Sustainable Tourism Certification by Smart Voyager

World-renowned Certification Agency Smart Voyager Recognizes Sustainable Practices Of Hilton Colon Quito QUITO, Ecuador 2012-08-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Colon Quito has been honored with the Sustainable Tourism Certification awarded by Smart Voyager. “This prize is a result of the efforts of our entire work team and their dedication to our policy of social responsibility,” commented Patricio… Read the full press release

Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona colabora con asociaciones locales para ofrecer empleo a personas con discapacidad

BARCELONA, 2012-08-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — En los tiempos que corren, hay un colectivo quesufre especialmente la difícil situación del mercado laboral: las personas con alguna discapacidad. Afortunadamente, hay iniciativas que reivindican el valor añadido que estas personas aportan a sus puestos de trabajo, sea cual sea el sector. En el ámbito de la hostelería, el equipo… Read the full press release

Enjoy The Taste Of Summer At Hilton Milan With The New Cocktail ‘That’s Milano’

The young bar tender Lieta Vecchiato, aged 27, was inspired by the classical milanese liquors MILAN, 2012-08-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Milan has introduced a new cocktail, ‘That’s Milano’, especially for summer which evokes the tastes of the Lombardy city. It has been created by the young bar tender of the hotel’s Cosmopolitan Bar, Lieta Vecchiato, aged 27…. Read the full press release

Honey I Shrunk The Haggis!!

Scotland’s Most Famous Dish is as Cute as a Cupcake WEST LOTHIAN, Scotland, U.K., 2012-08-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — With thousands of international visitors expected to descend upon Edinburgh for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Hilton Edinburgh Airport gets set to welcome guests from across the world with Scotland’s national dish in cupcake form. Specially created by the hotel’s sous chef… Read the full press release

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Enjoys Busy 2012 Awards Season, Honored with Four Prestigious Awards

DESTIN, Fla., 2012-08-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Northwest Florida’s Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa has enjoyed an eventful 2012 awards season, garnering a number of prestigious awards from national industry trade publications. The resort’s recent awards include the Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings, the Greens of Distinction and Award of Excellence from Corporate & Incentive Travel, and the Best… Read the full press release

agoda.com’s Independence Day SALE – save on Bali, Jakarta and more!

2012-08-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced fantastic deals to celebrate Indonesia’s biggest holiday. Independence Day falls on a Friday this year, right before Hari Raya, giving Indonesians an extra long weekend to take a break. Offering huge savings on Indonesian resorts and… Read the full press release

Marriott International Announces Significant Expansion of Global Sales Network in Spain

New Global Sales Office Will Support Marriott’s Growth in Spain. LONDON, 2012-07-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International’s recent growth in Spain has led to a major expansion of its global sales network in the country.  The company’s new global sales office in Madrid, Spain is based at the AC Hotel Cuzco and is now open, complementing our… Read the full press release

Iconic Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre Completes $18 Million Transformation

DALLAS, Texas, 2012-07-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre has recently completed a full transformation project consisting of the entire lobby, guest rooms, Lincoln ballroom and Lakeview room. All renovations were complete on July 1. The renovation is part of a larger scope of major projects by individual hotels above standard annual capital expenditures across the global… Read the full press release

Meeting Goes BBQ: Hilton Frankfurt Präsentiert Kulinarische Meeting- und Teambuilding-Rezepte Für Grill-Liebhaber

FRANKFURT/MÜNCHEN, Germany, 2012-07-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Teambuilding und Grill-Tipps aus Meisterhand: Gemeinsame Erlebnisse stärken das „Wir-Gefühl”. Auf diese Weise kann nicht nur ein Seminar-Tag entspannt ausklingen, auch Mitarbeiter- oder Kunden-Veranstaltungen bekommen durch das Grill-Erlebnis eine ganz besondere Note. Seit dem 11. Juli 2012 bietet das Team des Hilton Frankfurt BBQ-Erlebnisse zum Preis von 79 Euro pro Person im Rahmen… Read the full press release

Third Tower Construction Begins at Marriott’s Grand Chateau in Las Vegas

2012-07-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott Vacation Club announces the start of construction on the third tower at Marriott’s Grand Chateau, located at 75 East Harmon Avenue just off the world famous Las Vegas Strip. Maintaining the design inspiration of Southern France from the existing two towers, the 37-story, third tower will add 223 one-, two- and three-bedroom… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide to launch new MICE campaign in Asia Pacific to give away 7 million Hilton HHonors points

‘FROM MICE TO MILLIONS’ kicks-off this August in more than 90 regional hotels and resorts SINGAPORE, 2012-07-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide today announced that it will launch a new meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) campaign in Asia Pacific – ‘FROM MICE TO MILLIONS’ – where regional bookers take part in a challenge for a chance to… Read the full press release

Coworth Park reveals new marquee in polo setting

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Coworth Park, Dorchester Collection’s luxury country house hotel and spa in Ascot, adds an additional venue to its event space offering this year. A semi-permanent marquee will be available every year from May until late September to host lavish occasions The marquee at Coworth Park, which can host up to 300 people… Read the full press release

Chengdu Will Host PATA Travel Mart 2013

Bangkok ,2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced that PATA Travel Mart 2013 (PTM2013) and PATA Board Meeting will be hosted by the City of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China in September 2013, at its PATA’s Executive Board Meeting on July 28, at the Hotel ICON, in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Mr Martin J Craigs, PATA CEO,… Read the full press release

Marriott’s Select Service and Extended Stay Brands Celebrate Their Superstars

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International’s select service and extended stay brands; Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott and TownePlace Suites by Marriott gathered in Washington, D.C. last week to recognize and honor 26 of its top general managers. Coming as far as China and Russia, the… Read the full press release

Hilton New Delhi-Noida-Mayur Vihar Launches ‘Pizza Academy’ at Infinity the All Day Dining Restaurant

Learn the Tricks of Preparing Authentic Italian Pizzas from Executive Chef Theodor Rudifieria NEW DELHI, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton New Delhi-Noida-Mayur Vihar has introduced a unique opportunity to learn how to prepare authentic Italian pizzas under the direction of Executive Chef Theodor Rudifieria, at the spacious open kitchen of Infinity, the all-day dining restaurant at the hotel…. Read the full press release

Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Announces £425K Summer Spruce-up

ABERDEEN, U.K., 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Aberdeen Treetops today announced it will undergo a £425,000 refurbishment programme, expected to be completed by autumn 2012. The hotel will remain in operation throughout the works. Hilton Aberdeen Treetops located on Springfield Road will receive a complete overhaul of its bedroom corridors. 30 bedrooms including eight of the property’s deluxe… Read the full press release

Neues Konzept Nach Der Sommerpause: Brasserie Des Hilton Mainz Jetzt Als Veranstaltungs-Location Buchbar

MAINZ/MÜNCHEN, Germany 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Neue Ausrichtung, neues Konzept: Die Brasserie des Hilton Mainz steht für köstliche Speisen und Weine lokaler Anbieter. Doch künftig wird das Restaurant mit dem atemberaubenden Rhein-Blick exklusiv für Mainzer und Mainz-Besucher als Veranstaltungs-Location buchbar sein. Ob für kleinere Gruppen oder private Feiern mit bis zu 120 Personen – mit dieser… Read the full press release

King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre Managed By Hilton Offers Special Wi-Fi Services To Its Visitors

DEAD SEA, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Middle East’s biggest convention center is adding to its extensive range of guest services by introducing complimentary Wi-Fi to its 26 halls across three floors. King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center‘s visitors can now stay connected during their time at the convention center enjoying free Wi-Fi access on their mobile… Read the full press release

Pool Party at Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

VENICE, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Hilton Molino Stucky Venice will be hosting an exclusive pool party on Saturday 28th July, to celebrate the summer season. The party will take place at Rooftop Pool, located on the 8th floor of Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, offering stunning views over Venice, including the Giudecca Canal and the Venetian Lagoon. Guests will… Read the full press release