Cranberry cocktails and pie sliders: Thanksgiving at 45 Park Lane

Celebrate Thanksgiving this year with true American flavours at 45 Park Lane 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Located in Dorchester Collection’s new Mayfair hotel, Wolfgang Puck’s CUT at 45 Park Lane will be offering customers the chance to celebrate in true American style with a quintessential Thanksgiving dinner, including turkey with all the trimmings, a cranberry and… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Announces First Hotel in Vietnam, with Development of The Ritz-Carlton, Saigon

HONG KONG, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., the leader in luxury hospitality, has announced the brand’s first hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), marking another step in the group’s expansion in Asia. The Ritz-Carlton, Saigon is owned by the Bitexco Group, one of Vietnam’s most prestigious property developers. The 250-room hotel… Read the full press release

Qunar teams up with Lonely Planet to launch “Vote China’s Best Hotels” Campaign

Beijing, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qunar.com, the world’s most popular Chinese travel website, announced today that it is collaborating with Lonely Planet to launch a “Vote China’s Best Hotels” Campaign. Qunar, partnering with Lonely Planet travel experts, will develop hotel rankings aimed to promote a consumer-driven hotel review standard in China. Each ranking will be based on… Read the full press release

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Brazil presents Meliá Hotels International with the “Sustainability Award 2012”

The hotel company receives the award in the “Contributions to Improvement in Corporate Development” category Palma de Mallorca, 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Brazil hosted the third edition of its Sustainability Awards for Spanish companies operating in Brazil that have carried out the best social or environmental protection projects. Meliá… Read the full press release

Meliá Hotels International welcomes launch of standardised approach to carbon measurement

Palma de Mallorca, 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Meliá Hotels International has announced the adoption of the system recently standardized by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) for calculating its carbon footprint. From now on, the company will also adopt the HCMI 1.0 methodology to measure and report carbon emissions in… Read the full press release

Twelve of Britain’s leading Olympic hopefuls have been painted by urban art pioneer Goldie

2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The athletes include such household names as Olympic cycling gold medallist Victoria Pendleton 2009 World Champion triple-jumper Phillips Idowu MBE, 2010 FINA diving World Champion Jessica Ennis MBE, three-time World Champion track cyclist Shanaze Reade, leading field athlete and nine-time National Champion Goldie Sayers, Commonwealth bronze medallist weightlifter Zoe Smith and high-jump… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Tops J.D. Power and Associates Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study for Luxury Hotel Brands for Third Consecutive Year

Chevy Chase, Md. 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — T he Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has once again ranked highest in the luxury brand segment, for an impressive third year in a row by J.D. Power and Associates in their 2012 North America Guest Satisfaction Index Study. “It is a tribute to our ladies and gentlemen that they… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide’s Brands Awarded Highest Rankings by J.D. Power and Associates

Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Ranked Highest in North American Guest Satisfaction Index MCLEAN, Va, 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, Hilton Worldwide announced that two of its hotel brands received highest rankings in the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. Hilton Garden Inn achieved the highest ranking in the “Upscale Segment”… Read the full press release

A Deal Fit for a Royal – Escape to London and Tour Buckingham Palace

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Enjoy an exclusive stay at Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel – the same property where Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II learned to ice skate at the age of seven! Check into one of the elegant, deluxe rooms and experience a sense of tranquility seldom found in the city.  Following a… Read the full press release

‘A BRUSH WITH FRIEZE’ AT 45 PARK LANE

45 Park Lane develops October Art Week programme; ‘A Brush with Art’ 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Continuing to develop its art agenda ‘A Brush with Art’, 45 Park Lane, Dorchester Collection’s new contemporary Mayfair hotel is to stage an October Art Week with the launch of ‘A Brush with Frieze’ and a furthering of its artistic… Read the full press release

agoda.com presents La Rive Gauche Paris – hot hotels on the Left Bank

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced exclusive deals on La Rive Gauche. La Rive Gauche – literally, ‘the Left Bank’ – is where the roots of bohemia and modern intellectualism in Paris first took hold. Home to students, artists, writers and free-thinkers,… Read the full press release

agoda.com celebrates National Day with luxury stays from SG210

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced fantastic hotel specials in honour of National Day. National Day gives Singaporeans the chance not only to celebrate the sovereignty and success of this great city-state, but to take a well-earned break. While the National Day… Read the full press release

Ramadan Kareem from Renaissance

Celebrate Iftar and Sohour in Style Doha, Qatar, 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel will be transformed to reflect the colours, flavours and sounds of Ancient Arabia with a modern twist during Ramadan. The Renaissance, led by General Manager John Northen, has announced its inaugural Ramadan celebrations in its magnificently decorated Al Areen Ballroom…. Read the full press release

Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, Celebrates the Launch of “Uniquely British”

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal attended a book launch at Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel on Wednesday 18 July 2012 to celebrate Her Regiment’s new book, Uniquely British. Compiled by The Household Cavalry’s men and officers, it tells the story of a historically ‘British’ year – a year in which Britain’s… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide Announces Hilton Hotels & Resorts Development In Iraq

DUBAI & MCLEAN, Va., 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Hilton Worldwide today announced expansion plans in Iraqi Kurdistan, Northern Iraq, with the signing of a management agreement with the Mihtab Group to develop the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the rapidly growing city of Erbil, Iraq. The 300-room Hilton Erbil Hotel & Spa, which is… Read the full press release

Bill Marriott Challenges You to a Cook-Off

Contest announced on his blog Marriott on the Move. 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — So you think you can cook?  Bill Marriott is holding his first cook-off challenge.  Using random ingredients, can you whip up a delicious meal? Send him a photo and he will declare a winner based on presentation. “This began as a contest among Marriott… Read the full press release

AH&LA LODGING INDUSTRY PROFILE CHARTS PROFITS, SALES, INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS

Industry Sees Rise in Profitability Washington, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — For 2011, the U.S. lodging industry posted pre-tax profits of $21.6 billion – up from $18 billion in 2010 – and $137.5 billion in sales – up from $127.7 billion in 2010, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Lodging Industry Profile (LIP), an… Read the full press release

Results of the Preselection Meurice Prize for contemporary art

Hôtel Le Meurice presents, for the fifth consecutive year, the Meurice Prize for contemporary art, and is more committed than ever to defend the young French creation 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — On June 18th, 2012, the Jury of the Meurice Prize for contemporary art met in closed session. Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Patron of the Prize; Montse… Read the full press release

The Waldorf Hilton Unveils 100 Newly Refurbished Rooms

LONDON,  2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Waldorf Hilton, London is delighted to announce the completion of a £3.4 million overhaul of 100 guest rooms. The recent refurbishment is part of a larger £11.5 million hotel-wide redevelopment that has seen the Adelphi Suite and Good Godfrey’s bar restored back to their elegant 1920s art deco style. The… Read the full press release

Crystal City Marriott Unveils New Look and Feel (video)

Multi-Million Dollar Redesign Makes Hotel a New Travel Destination. Arlington, Va. 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Crystal City Marriott, a 343-room hotel, officially unveiled its completed seven million dollar redesign, an investment by the hotel’s owners, Vornado Realty Trust and manager, Marriott International, making it a new destination for meetings, business and leisure travel to the Washington,… Read the full press release

Shoes to School 2012

A community outreach initiative by Marriott International properties in Indonesia to collect more than 2,300 new shoes to support the orphans 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — For the first time, eight cross-brand properties under Marriott International in Indonesia: JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta; The Mayflower, Jakarta – Marriott Executive Apartments; The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan; The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta,… Read the full press release

Hilton Colón Quito es el primer hotel cinco estrellas de la ciudad en recibir la certificación Smart Voyager

Smart Voyager, una de las certificaciones turísticas más conocidas a escala mundial, reconoce y garantiza la hospitalidad y gestión del Hilton Colón Quito. QUITO, Ecuador, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — El adecuado manejo de los recursos naturales, culturales y sociales en el ámbito turístico forman parte de una preocupación global. Con el objetivo de poder identificar destinos y… Read the full press release

Stapleford Park nominated for best spa in the Midlands

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Stapleford Park Luxury Country House Hotel near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire has received a regional nomination for The Good Spa Awards 2012. Stapleford Park will be up against 15 other Spa’s in the region for the title of Best Spa in the Midlands. Among those nominees are Champney Springs and Ragdale Hall. Spas… Read the full press release

THE NLRB IN CHICAGO FOUND MERIT IN HYATT HOTELS’ CHARGES THAT UNITE HERE NEGOTIATED IN BAD FAITH AND HAS MADE AN ILLEGAL PROPOSAL WHILE HYATT ASSOCIATES WAIT FOR RAISES

Hyatt Calls on Union Leaders to Allow Members to Vote on New Contract So Associates Can Get their Wage and Benefit Increases CHICAGO, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago area Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board has found merit in Hyatt’s  unfair labor practice charges that Unite Here locals representing Hyatt associates in the Chicago… Read the full press release

HYATT HONORS DAVIDSON HOTELS & RESORTS WITH ITS INAUGURAL NORTH AMERICAN FULL SERVICE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AWARD

CHICAGO 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt is proud to announce that Davidson Hotels & Resorts is the recipient of Hyatt’s inaugural North American Full Service Strategic Partnership award. Davidson, a leading U.S.-based hotel management company, is being recognized for its notable contributions to the development of Hyatt’s full service hotel franchising platform in North America. Davidson President and Chief Executive Office… Read the full press release

HYATT ANNOUNCES GROUNDBREAKING CHILDREN’S MENU “FOR KIDS BY KIDS” AND THREE-COURSE ORGANIC MENU DEVELOPED BY ALICE WATERS

Developed for Kids, by Kids, Hyatt’s New, Healthier Menu Offers Fun, Fresh and Flavorful items CHICAGO, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt Corporation today announced the launch of a new, innovative menu, “For Kids By Kids,” which provides more nutritious, fresh and interactive offerings for the three million children served annually in all full-service Hyatt hotels and resorts… Read the full press release

HYATT ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR ANDAZ GURGAON AND GRAND HYATT KOCHI FOR A TOTAL OF 56 HOTELS UNDER DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA

CHICAGO, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that Hyatt affiliates signed management agreements for an Andaz hotel in Gurgaon and a Grand Hyatt hotel in Kochi, bringing the total number of announced Hyatt-branded hotels under development in India to 56. “We are focused on creating preference by enhancing distribution of our full-service, extended-stay… Read the full press release

HYATT ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR A PARK HYATT HOTEL ON CARIBBEAN ISLAND OF ST. KITTS

CHICAGO, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has signed a management agreement with Range Developments for a Park Hyatt hotel in St. Kitts. Slated to open in 2015, Park Hyatt St. Kitts will be located on the southeast peninsula of St. Kitts in Christophe Harbour, a 2,500-acre master planned community… Read the full press release

Helping Heroes – Marriott Rewards Members Donate Points to Help Wounded Warriors

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — For those injured while serving in the military, having the support of friends and family is crucial.  But the costs of long stays far from home can be prohibitive.  Now Marriott Rewards members can donate points to Fisher House Foundation’s Hotels For Heroes to provide free hotel rooms for ailing military servicemen… Read the full press release

Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace Prepares for the Month of Ramadan

BEIRUT, Lebanon, 2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace today announced the offering of special menus and attractive offers in the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan. Al Shindagah restaurant, at Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace, offers the most delectable Iftar meals, Lebanese delicacies, traditional sweets, Arabic coffee and more. In addition, lavish souhour meals will also… Read the full press release