New Amadeus-IHG research explores the future of hospitality

Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — New research study, Drivers of Change in Hospitality, explores the changes we can expect as guest insight, technology optimization and the ability to hyper-personalize take effect. Informed by over 7,500 consumers worldwide and industry experts, the study identifies three trends that the sector must respond to meet… Read the full press release

Jaz in the City to open fourth hotel in the United Arab Emirates in 2022

A design hotel for music lovers will open in the historic old quarter of Dubai in 2022. Fourth location after Amsterdam, Stuttgart and Vienna. Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Jaz in the City to conquer Dubai! The fourth hotel to operate under the Jaz in the City lifestyle brand will… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels Celebrates Major Milestones and 80 Years of ‘Stand-Out’ Success at 65th Annual Convention

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) marks its 80th anniversary by bringing together more than 5,000 hotel owners, general managers, and hotel staff for the company’s 65th annual convention in Las Vegas. Over the next three days, Choice leaders will present a vision for the future of the business and celebrate the… Read the full press release

Maxime Salembie appointed as General Manager of La Capitale and SIRR at Four Seasons Hotel Amman

Amman, Jordan, 2019-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Amman announces that Maxime Salembie has been appointed as General Manager of La Capitale and SIRR. Born in France, Maxime’s passion for food kicked off at the young age of 14 years old. His dad owned a brasserie close to Paris and Maxime used to help him out on the weekends… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong welcomes new Regional Vice President and General Manager, Bill Taylor

Hong Kong, China, 2019-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Bill Taylor has been named Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, overseeing key properties in Shenzhen and Guangzhou – his first appointment in Asia. He was most recently Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Boston. A veteran hotelier, Taylor’s… Read the full press release

Hyatt Place Liuzhou is officially open

245-room Hyatt Place hotel opens in Guangxi Province, Southwest China CHICAGO, IL, 2019-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Place Liuzhou is officially open, marking the debut of the brand in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in Southwest China. The hotel features the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities such as free Wi-Fi…. Read the full press release

W Hotels Worldwide announces Japanese Breakfast as the final artist in the inaugural class of W Records

All Proceeds From the First Entirely Original Track Produced for W Records – “Essentially” – Will Go To Charity New York, NY, 2019-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — W Hotels Worldwide today (04/26/2019) announced Japanese Breakfast as the final artist in the inaugural class of W Records. Japanese Breakfast (Michelle Zauner, a Dead Oceans recording artist),… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy named the Hotel Program of the Year, Americas recognition by the Freddie Awards

Bethesda, MD, 2019-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Just three months after introducing the Marriott Bonvoy brand name, Marriott International’s travel program won the Hotel Program of the Year, Americas recognition by the Freddie Awards, the most prestigious member-generated award in the travel loyalty industry. Marriott Bonvoy took home four total awards last night, at the 29th annual… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei marks its five-year anniversary with The FANtastic Five room package

HongKong, China, 2019-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — This May, Mandarin Oriental, Taipei is celebrating its five-year presence in the city. From 18 May to 30 June 2019, the hotel invites guests to the award-winning property to enjoy a range of fabulous privileges from accommodation offers to dining experiences, to mark this milestone. The FANtastic Five room… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels launches Openings Portal to simplify and improve process of opening a hotel for its franchisees

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is simplifying and improving the process of opening a hotel for its franchisees with the launch of the new Openings Portal. This sophisticated project management tool lets Choice owners track every step of the opening process – from franchise agreement to the first… Read the full press release

IntercityHotel Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof Süd welcomes new general manager, Claudia Feuß

Claudia Feuß takes over the management of the IntercityHotel flagship with effect from 26 April 2019 / departure of Anton M. Wüstefeld is formally marked by the donation of €20,000 to a children’s early intervention centre Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-Apr-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Claudia Feuß has taken up the managerial reins at… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces signing of three hotels in Madagascar scheduled to open in 2020

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2019-Apr-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group is entering its 32nd African market and second Indian Ocean territory, Madagascar, with the signing of a portfolio deal of three hotels and a total of 254 rooms. The agreement was signed with Groupe Talys. Radisson Hotel Group today, has 89 hotels and 17,000+ rooms… Read the full press release

Banyan Tree Mayakoba and Rosewood Mayakoba to highlight culinary expertise of Manhattan-based chefs Bryce Shuman and P.J. Calapa this Memorial Day weekend

New York City Chefs Bryce Shuman and P.J. Calapa To Co-Create Inspired Menus with Hosts Rosewood Mayakoba’s Director of Culinary Operations Chef Juan Pablo Loza and Banyan Tree Mayakoba Executive Chef Alfonso de la Dehesa. Riviera Maya, Mexico, 2019-Apr-29 — /Travel PR News/ — This Memorial Day weekend, Wine & Food Festival is partnering with Banyan Tree… Read the full press release

Dusit International made its Qatar debut with the launch of the luxury Dusit Doha Hotel

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Apr-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Thailand-based, global hospitality company brings its unique brand of gracious hospitality to the city’s vibrant West Bay area. With a view to capture major market share in Qatar’s hospitality sector, Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has made its Qatar debut today (25 April… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts further expands in China with the announcement of Rosewood Ningbo opening in 2024

Hotel will be centerpiece of Ningbo New World Plaza, a new green landmark in the heart of the ancient city. Hongkong, China, 2019-Apr-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® continues its strategic growth in China with the announcement of Rosewood Ningbo opening in 2024.  This latest project adds to Rosewood’s growing pipeline in China’s megacities… Read the full press release

Hyatt expects the number of Hyatt hotels in Saudi Arabia to double by 2023

Five new Hyatt hotels to open as part of commitment to better diversify the country’s economy CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Apr-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (APRIL 28, 2019)  that it expects the number of Hyatt hotels in Saudi Arabia to double, with five additional Hyatt branded hotels to open by 2023, adding… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces signing of Andaz branded hotel on the Palm Jumeirah

The property will mark the first Andaz branded hotel in Dubai and the second in the United Arab Emirates CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Apr-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (April 28, 2019) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with wasl Asset Management Group, one of the largest real estate development… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels welcomes Brian Bainum to its board of directors

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, today (April 24, 2019) announced that Brian Bainum has joined its board of directors. Bainum is a management consultant and also serves as a director at SunBridge Capital Management, LLC. He has a diverse background in enterprise digital… Read the full press release

The Ogunquit River Inn joins the Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International

Southern Maine’s Newest Gem Joins the Ascend Hotel Collection ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ogunquit River Inn is the latest hotel to join the Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), a portfolio of best-in-class, unique, boutique and historic hotels and resorts that reflect their surrounding community. Located just outside of Portland, Maine, the waterfront… Read the full press release

Cambria Hotels continues its South Carolina expansion with the opening of the Cambria Hotel Charleston Riverview

Upscale Brand Continues Expansion in Conde Nast Traveler’s Top Ranked U.S. Tourism Destination ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), the Cambria Hotels brand continues its South Carolina expansion with the opening of Charleston’s newest hotel, the Cambria Hotel Charleston Riverview. The 126-room hotel is located at 84 Ripley Point Dr., along South Carolina’s scenic Ashley River…. Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the expansion of the World of Hyatt’s FIND platform

World of Hyatt members can earn and redeem points on new exclusive experiences in more cities around the globe, designed to positively impact their wellbeing CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) recently announced the expansion of the World of Hyatt’s FIND platform, which provides a curated selection of nearly 150 unique, member-only… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of the first Hyatt hotel in Algeria, Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport

The introduction of the property brings the total number of Hyatt branded hotels in Africa to eight, aligning with the brand’s robust expansion plans for the MENA region CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (April 24, 2019) the opening of the first Hyatt hotel in Algeria, Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport…. Read the full press release

IHG named as the official hotel and hotel loyalty partner for the US Open Tennis Championships

One of the world’s leading hotel companies joins forces with United States Tennis Association (USTA) in new multiyear agreement Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® Hotels & Resorts (IHG®), a leader in luxury travel, and the United States Tennis Association (USTA), today (22 APRIL 2019) announce a new partnership that names IHG as the official… Read the full press release

IHG® announces signing of new-built Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Bangsar

Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Bangsar to open in fashionable district Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with City Motors Group for a new-built Holiday Inn in the affluent creative hub of Kuala Lumpur – Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Holiday… Read the full press release

Marriott International to expand its footprint in Mexico by more than 50% to the end of 2023

Company signed deals in Mexico in 2018 for 15 hotels with more than 2,300 rooms– including the first EDITION contract for the Caribbean and Latin America  Mexico City, 2019-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today (04/23/2019) announced that it expects to expand its footprint in Mexico by more than 50% to… Read the full press release

Fairfield by Marriott reaches new milestone with the opening of its 1,000th hotel location

One of Marriott International’s Fastest-Growing Brands, Fairfield® Expects to Grow Its Footprint by 30 Percent Over Next Three Years BETHESDA, MD, 2019-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Fairfield by Marriott announced today (04/25/2019) the opening of its 1,000th hotel location, making it the second brand in the Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) portfolio besides Courtyard by Marriott to reach… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Beirut names Cornelia Mitlmeier as Hotel Manager

Beirut, Lebanon, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Beirut announces the appointment of Cornelia Mitlmeier as Hotel Manager of the landmark urban Hotel located in the heart of Downtown Beirut. Born and raised in Germany, Mitlmeier has come a long way from her beginnings as an apprentice in the food and beverage industry. Following her… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle welcomes Angelica Palladino as the General Manager

Seattle, U.S.A., 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Seattle welcomes Angelica Palladino as the General Manager of the downtown luxury hotel near Pike Place Market. She will manage the overall operations of the Hotel, including Goldfinch Tavern and The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, while also overseeing owner and brand relations. In addition to leading a group of 300… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts unveils plans for an all-new Private Jet that will take flight in early 2021

The reimagined Four Seasons Private Jet further enhances the in-flight experience, for an elevated take on five-star service in the sky Toronto, Canada, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, unveils plans for an all-new Four Seasons Private Jet that will take flight in early 2021, evoking the bygone… Read the full press release

Cambria Hotels Debuts New Nightcap Program and Provides Guests with Complimentary Little Luxuries to End Their Day

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — A new survey released today (April 22, 2019) by Cambria Hotels shows that business travelers’ behaviors have changed, particularly when traveling for work. The once-iconic coalescence of drinking a nightcap has come a long way since its heyday in the “mad men” era of the 1960s. More than 70 percent… Read the full press release