IHG announces the promotion of Christian Hempell to Senior Vice President of Global Loyalty and Partnerships

5-year IHG marketing leader appointed to head up new Global Loyalty & Partnerships team Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the promotion of Christian Hempell to Senior Vice President of Global Loyalty and Partnerships. In this new role, Hempell leads a team… Read the full press release

IHG announces the grand opening of InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced today (15 NOVEMBER 2018) the grand opening of InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, the 200th hotel within its growing portfolio of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand. Developed by Shimao Group and managed by IHG, InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland is a… Read the full press release

IHG announces the opening of the newly-built 98-room Holiday Inn Express® Farroupilha hotel, Brazil

The company brings the brand’s renowned comfort and convenience to Brazil’s southern region of Serra Gaúcha Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG®, (InterContinental Hotels Group) one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today (16 NOVEMBER 2018) announces the opening of the newly-built 98-room Holiday Inn Express® Farroupilha hotel in Brazil’s southern region of Serra Gaúcha…. Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay’s Chef Yusuke Aoki named World Champion of the Valrhona Chocolate Chef Competition

Winning dessert added to Resort menu; Yusuke to launch homemade organic Bali chocolate Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Indonesia, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — After a gruelling five-hour public cook-off in New York City, Executive Pastry Chef Yusuke Aoki of Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay has been crowned World Champion of the Valrhona Chocolate Chef Competition (C3). Representing Asia,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti welcomes Justin Stevens as Resort Manager

Serengeti, Tanzania, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti has announced Justin Stevens as Resort Manager. With ten years of African safari experience to his name, Stevens now joins the team at the Lodge in the heart of the Serengeti National Park, where he will oversee all day to day operations at the property. Hailing… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC to hold its 19th annual “Thanksgiving on the Mayflower” feast for the city’s public servants on November 22, 2018

Hotel staff volunteers serve up 500 meals to the city’s public servants on Thanksgiving Day Washington, DC, U.S.A., 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The team at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC proudly announces its 19th annual “Thanksgiving on the Mayflower” feast for the city’s public servants who are working on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018. Washington, DC’s… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo continues to raise the bar on luxury guest experience with new and refreshed spaces and amenities

Central America’s premier luxury resort debuts new signature restaurant, spa, concierge lounge, fitness and wellness centre and juice bar Costa Rica, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, a Forbes Five-Star resort situated on the 1,400-acre (570 hectare) Peninsula Papagayo on the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica, announces the… Read the full press release

Renowned Chef Marcus Samuelsson to debut in Canada with a new-concept restaurant and bar at the new Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

New York-based celebrity chef’s eponymous new restaurant and bar will join the city’s celebrated culinary community with Samuelsson’s inimitable style and cuisine Montreal, Canada, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Renowned Chef Marcus Samuelsson is partnering with the new Four Seasons Hotel Montreal with Marcus, a new-concept restaurant and bar that will bear both his name and his unique culinary… Read the full press release

Gonçalo Monteiro appointed opening General Manager of the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Montreal, Canada, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Seasoned hotelier Gonçalo Monteiro has been appointed opening General Manager of the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Montreal.  He arrives from China, where he was most recently Hotel Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip. “With his international background and flair for outstanding service, Gonçalo is the perfect person to… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts names internationally-renowned fitness expert Harley Pasternak as Global Fitness Advisor

Renowned fitness expert to design fitness facilities and create new programming at Four Seasons around the world Toronto, Canada, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, has appointed internationally-renowned fitness expert Harley Pasternak to the role of Global Fitness Advisor. Harley Pasternak is a world-renowned fitness and nutrition… Read the full press release

Hyatt and Tamdeen Group to reintroduce the Hyatt Regency brand into Kuwait with plans to open Hyatt Regency Al Kout Mall in January 2019

The hotel opening set to strengthen Hyatt’s presence in the region as the second property in Kuwait with Tamdeen Group CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (November 19, 2018) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with a Tamdeen Group subsidiary for Hyatt Regency Al… Read the full press release

Travel Packages to Kenya and Tours in Nairobi National Parks

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Kenya’s National Airliner Kenya Airways launched its direct flights from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on 28th October, 2018 to New York John F. Kennedy Airport. This new route is intended to open up the 2 vibrant economies. Travel from the USA to Kenya will only be 15… Read the full press release

Regent Seven Seas Cruises introduces new Casual Dinner Pool Grill and Pre-Voyage Shipboard Credit Access

MIAMI, FLORIDA, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, the leading luxury ocean cruise line, today (Nov. 12, 2018) announced two guest experience enhancements that reflect guest recommendations and emerging luxury cruise trends: the opening of its pool grills to serve relaxed, gourmet dinner al fresco fleetwide, and the ability for guests to use… Read the full press release

Hyatt House brand will make its debut in Hokkaido in December 2018

CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (November 14, 2018) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Hokkaido Alpine Resort Management GK, an affiliate of LimeTree Capital, for a 91-room Hyatt House hotel in Niseko, Japan. The upscale, extended stay hotel will be rebranded as… Read the full press release

Crowne Plaza® West Hanoi Won the 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards

HANOI, Vietnam, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Crowne Plaza® West Hanoi is honored to be awarded as “Luxury Business Hotel”, regional winner – South East Asia – at the 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards organized in Bali, Indonesia with the participation of 1,000 hotels all over the world. “Luxury Business Hotel” is one of… Read the full press release

Radisson Blu announces the opening of the newly built Radisson Blu Olympiyskiy Hotel, Moscow

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Blu, the upper upscale hotel brand that delivers a positive and personalized service in stylish spaces, is delighted to announce the partial opening of the newly built Radisson Blu Olympiyskiy Hotel, Moscow. Rising 125 meters above Moscow’s skyline, the hotel is expected to become the center of… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels associates recognized with prestigious wins at BMW Hotelier Awards for Greater China 2018

Hong Kong, 2018-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce that two of its leading associates were awarded with prestigious wins at this year’s BMW Hotelier Awards for Greater China, held on 30 October in Shanghai, China.  Vice President, Human Resources, Ms Juliette Lim, took home the “Asia Pacific Corporate Hotelier… Read the full press release

Capture Cairo’s heritage at Sheraton’s “Heart for the City” tour’s third stop at Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino

BETHESDA, MD, 2018-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — A weekend of celebration kicked off on November 7 at the Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino as it brought together guests, customers and locals to unveil its extensive transformation. Having been ingrained in the city for over four decades, Sheraton Cairo was not only an iconic venue… Read the full press release

IHG opens world’s first voco™ on the shores of the Gold Coast, Australia

World’s first voco™ opens on Australia’s famed Surfers Paradise on Gold Coast  Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has opened the first hotel globally for its new upscale hotel brand: voco™, just five months after it was launched. Owned by Australian property investment firm SB&G Group and located on… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park debuts all new guest rooms, suites, Club Lounge, and a refreshed La Prairie Spa

The transformed New York City landmark hotel debuts new guest rooms, suites, Club Lounge, and La Prairie Spa for the fall season NEW YORK, N.Y., 2018-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — With the change of season also comes the first phase completion of the multi-phase reawakening for The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park. The award-winning hotel… Read the full press release

Small Luxury Hotels of the World welcomes five new exciting additions to its portfolio of luxury boutique hotels this November

LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) welcomes five new exciting additions, including three newly opened properties, to its hand-picked portfolio of luxury boutique hotels this November. Enjoy a taste of real tequila in Mexico, sleep in a luxury hotel that was once a bank in Stockholm… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality expands its global portfolio with the acquisition of JW Marriott Grosvenor House, in London’s Mayfair district

The historic hotel marks the company’s 3rd acquisition in the United Kingdom Doha, Qatar, 2018-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, Qatar Investment Authority’s hotel unit, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator, announced the expansion of its global portfolio with the acquisition of JW Marriott Grosvenor House, a historic hotel on the famed… Read the full press release

Qatar Duty Free announces the launch of its new AIGNER luxury pop-up boutique at Hamad International Airport

The pop-up opens its doors to the latest collection of AIGNER: AIGNER Wunderkammer DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is delighted to announce the launch of its new AIGNER luxury pop-up boutique at Hamad International Airport (HIA). Passengers travelling through the airport can now discover the elite world of… Read the full press release

Viking announced a new 11-day ocean cruise itinerary, Greek Odyssey starting in January 2021

New 11-day Sailing Brings Guests to New Ports of Call in Greece and Turkey Los Angeles, CA, 2018-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ —Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) today (November 8, 2018) announced a new 11-day ocean cruise itinerary, Greek Odyssey, that will allow guests to explore the ancient empires of antiquity of the Aegean Sea during the quiet season. Sailing roundtrip… Read the full press release

The Registry Collection® program adds two new resort properties in the Caribbean to its luxury exchange network

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2018-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Registry Collection® program, the world’s largest luxury exchange program, recently added two new resort properties in the Caribbean to its luxury exchange network. The resorts, LANAIS at Maré in San Juan and Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia, expand The Registry Collection program’s presence in these popular vacation destinations. LANAIS at Maré was… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts unveils 2018 edition of 12 Days of Rosewood holiday gift guide

New Collection of Unique and Exclusive Experiences From Rosewood Destinations Worldwide Features One-of-A-Kind Gifts for Discerning Travelers HONG KONG, 2018-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® today (November 8, 2018) reveals the 2018 edition of 12 Days of Rosewood, the brand’s annual holiday gift guide featuring 12 inspired travel experiences from Rosewood’s properties in Asia,… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas sailed into her permanent, year-round home at PortMiami, the largest cruise terminal in the U.S.

Miami Welcomes World’s Largest Cruise Ship for the Very First Time MIAMI, FLORIDA, 2018-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas, the new sound of adventure, made her highly anticipated debut to the cruise capital of the world today (Nov. 9, 2018), forever changing the status quo on vacations for adventure-seekers everywhere…. Read the full press release

Hyatt Centric announces a new music collaboration with Sofar Sounds and Spotify to connect guests to the local music experience

Lifestyle brand teams up with Sofar Sounds and Spotify for secret concerts and destination-curated playlists CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Centric, a lifestyle hotel brand that inspires destination exploration and discovery for millennial-minded travelers, today (November 9, 2018) announces a new music collaboration that will bring immersive experiences to its hotels and guests… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels announces the first Hyatt property in Barcelona — Hotel Sofia Barcelona

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today (November 5, 2018) plans for Hotel Sofia Barcelona to join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, a global collection of unique and story-worthy stay experiences. A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with Selenta Group for the hotel to join The Unbound Collection… Read the full press release

Classic Vacations introduces private, customizable websites for groups traveling together

TRAVEL ADVISORS CAN NOW OFFER PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE EVENT WEBSITES TO THEIR CLIENTS WHEN BOOKING GROUP VACATIONS San Jose, CA, 2018-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Luxury travel wholesaler Classic Vacations recently introduced another element to their online services catalogue, Travel Together: private, customizable websites for groups traveling together. Travel Advisors can easily enable Custom Group Websites… Read the full press release