Parramatta to Welcome Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn Parramatta hotel exterior

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wednesday 22 August 2012: The 60th anniversary of the world’s fastest-growing mid-market hotel brand will be celebrated in Sydney’s west come October, with the signing of a new franchise agreement that will see the 181-room Clarion Hotel on the Park Parramatta become Holiday Inn Parramatta. The ten-year franchise agreement with owner, Australia… Read the full press release

Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Double Portfolio in Russia and CIS with Seven New Hotels by 2015

Starwood Announces Deal to Open Russia’s First Aloft Hotel The Company’s CEO and Senior Executives Tour Russia in Pursuit of Development Opportunities MOSCOW, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announces plans to expand its portfolio throughout Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Over the next three years, Starwood will more than… Read the full press release

Night of celebrities at the Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe during the summer most recognized charity event: The Global Gift Gala-Marbella

Palma de Mallorca, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe in Marbella hosted the social event of the summer on 19 August: The Global Gift Gala-Marbella. The Gala featured the actress and philanthropist Eva Longoria as hostess of honor and was attended by numerous celebrities from the world of culture, entertainment and sport, such… Read the full press release

The Leading Hotels of the World Takes Guests Back to School

LHW Immerses Guests in Local Experiences with Arts & Culture Offerings NEW YORK, NY, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Not only are Leading Hotels unique reflections of their destinations, they are also instrumental in offering insight into their local arts and culture scenes with packages designed to more deeply enrich guests’ experiences. The buzz on the art scene in Philadelphia,… Read the full press release

White Weddings at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

Weddings at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

Catering Manager Elisa Peroli helps brides and grooms plan their important day 2012-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Elisa Peroli is often asked about about colours and flowers for weddings at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze. “White verging on creamy pearl seems to be the bride-to-be’s favourite colour lately, while exotic orchids have been taking the place of the classic rose. The bouquet… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva Hosts 5th Annual Run of Hope

Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva Hosts 5th Annual Run of Hope

Four Seasons supports cancer research in Geneva Geneva, Switzerland, 2012-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — On Sunday, September 23, 2012, Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva has organized the 5th Run of Hope in collaboration with the ovarian cancer program of Ligue Genevoise Contre le Cancer. Departure will be in front of the Hotel on the small island Ile Rousseau at 10:30 am and the run will… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines Set To Redefine Airport Lounge Experience

2012-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Singapore Airlines has appointed renowned architectural and interior design firm ONG&ONG to develop a new design concept to be applied to all of the Airline’s airport lounges worldwide. The appointment is part of a more than $20 million investment programme in SilverKris Lounges for the next five years intended to enhance the… Read the full press release

Christophe Chabaud Appointed Resort Manager of Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Christophe Chabaud, resort manager

Operations veteran joins award-winning resort in French Polynesia Bora Bora, French Polynesia, 2012-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Christophe Chabaud has been named Resort Manager ofFour Seasons Resort Bora Bora. Chabaud, a 20-year industry veteran, has worked in management positions around the world, including the past 14 years withFour Seasons Hotels and Resorts. He makes the move to French Polynesia from Four… Read the full press release

The St. Regis Doha opens Astor Grill Restaurant on September 4

Astor Gill Adds Modern Cuisine Inspired by Classic French Gastronomy to The St. Regis Doha Dining Options Doha, Qatar, 2012-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar’s finest address for luxury, The St. Regis Doha,  has announced that its signature restaurant, Astor Grill, will start welcoming guests on 4 September 2012 – the anniversary date of the legendary St…. Read the full press release

Travel With Purpose, Lewis the Duck Gives Back to the Community in His Latest Adventure

MCLEAN, Va., 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Homewood Suites by Hilton, the international brand of upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels, has announced the much anticipated release of “Lewis The Duck Lends a Helping Wing,” the fourth edition in the hotel brand’s “Lewis The Duck” children’s book series.  Created to help its guests stay connected with young ones at… Read the full press release

A Taste of Pan Asian Cuisine in Canary Wharf

Hilton London Canary Wharf is delighted to announce the launch of its new Pan Asian menu at Cinnamon. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Cinnamon at Hilton London Canary Wharf Launches New Pan Asian Menu LONDON, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton London Canary Wharf is delighted to announce the launch of its new Pan Asian menu at Cinnamon. Inspired by the tastes of Asia, this eclectic menu draws on Japanese, Thai, Chinese and Malay influences, combining and injecting flavours from across… Read the full press release

Mexico Welcomes Its First Hard Rock Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta Rocks Out for the Official Grand Opening Party, Aug. 24-26, 2012, With Unmatched All Inclusive Amenities, Award Winning Entertainment and Exclusive Access Behind the Velvet Rope MIAMI, Fla., 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — All Inclusive Collection – the brand that is shifting the sands of the all inclusive resort experience – proudly announces… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico Recognized as “Best of the Best” Family Program by Virtuoso

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico Recognized as "Best of the Best" Family Program by Virtuoso

Virtuoso, the world’s most important luxury tourism network, presented its annual Best of the Best Awards at the 2012 Virtuoso Travel Week conference, August 12-17, 2012. Punta Mita, México, Mexico, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico has been honoured by renowned luxury travel network Virtuoso as having the “Best of the… Read the full press release

Marriott Deals of the Week

2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — American Music Awards VIP Experience Get the ultimate VIP experience for the 2012 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.  The JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE is offering guests the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the star-studded award show.  As a VIP, guests will enjoy: • A two-night stay… Read the full press release

Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona celebra la Semana Internacional de la Juventud

Con motivo del Día Internacional de la Juventud, Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona se ha puesto en marcha para ayudar a los jóvenes a aprovechar su potencial. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

El hotel contribuye a generar estabilidad y esperanza para la juventud en Barcelona BARCELONA, Spain, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Con motivo del Día Internacional de la Juventud, Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona se ha puesto en marcha para ayudar a los jóvenes a aprovechar su potencial. A través de sus empleados y de socios locales, Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence Introduces Complimentary Basic Internet to In-House Guests

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence Introduces Complimentary Basic Internet to In-House Guests

Enhanced service includes increased standard internet speed and total bandwidth. 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — In recent years, with the popularity of personal devices requiring an internet connection, accessibility has become a key amenity. To meet the fast-changing needs of its guests, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence is now offering resident guests complimentary* basic internet service…. Read the full press release

‘SEA MICE & A MILLION’ Returns to Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa for Second Consecutive Year

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa today announced that it is bringing back the successful 'SEA MICE & A MILLION' campaign from Hilton Worldwide for a third time in two consecutive years. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Hilton Worldwide’s Successful MICE Campaign Offers More Perks for Meetings in Southeast Asia PHUKET, Thailand, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa today announced that it is bringing back the successful ‘SEA MICE & A MILLION’ campaign from Hilton Worldwide for a third time in two consecutive years. Aimed at the corporate meetings,… Read the full press release

A new look for the Royal Suite Hôtel Plaza Athénée

A new look for the Royal Suite Hôtel Plaza Athénée

The Royal Suite on the 5th floor of the Hôtel Plaza Athénée has recently been renovated and redecorated by Marie-José Pommereau. With a total area of 450m², it is the largest suite in Paris. 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — It comprises four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two lounges, an office and even a galley kitchen. It overlooks the… Read the full press release

The All Inclusive Collection’s Cancun Palace & Vallarta Palace To Be Re-Flagged As Hard Rock Hotel Cancun & Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta

MIAMI, FL, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — The All Inclusive Collection – the brand that is shifting the sands of the all inclusive resort experience – proudly announces the re-flagging of Cancun Palace and Vallarta Palace resorts to Hard Rock Hotel Cancun and Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta.  The Hard Rock flag was raised at both Cancun Palace… Read the full press release

For the Ultimate Romance Revival Experience, Steal Away for a Rendezvous or Renew Your Vows at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

For the Ultimate Romance Revival Experience, Steal Away for a Rendezvous or Renew Your Vows at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Introducing “Baby, You’re Mine” rendezvous, and poolside vow renewal ceremonies. Singapore, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Armed with a wealth of experience, resources and innovative ways to help couples celebrate their love for one another, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore sets the stage to mark new milestones in a couple’s journey. Be it the “Baby, You’re Mine” rendezvous or a vow… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide Names Bill Murphy, Chief Information Officer

Hilton Worldwide named Bill Murphy today as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Credit: Hilton Worldwide

MCLEAN, Va., 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide named Bill Murphy today as Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this role, Murphy will be responsible for managing the company’s global technology team and infrastructure, as well as its technology business partnerships. He will also retain his previous responsibilities, when he held the title of the company’s Chief Technology… Read the full press release

May Pendraat Named Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Marco Polo Hotels

2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marco Polo Hotels is pleased to appoint Ms May Pendraat as Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Marco Polo Hotels, effective July 23, 2012. May Pendraat was previously Area Director of Marketing for the three Marco Polo hotels in Hong Kong, namely Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Gateway Hotel and Prince Hotel. She… Read the full press release

Autumn Notes from Four Seasons Hotel Firenze: The Best Exhibitions, Music and Theatre

Celebrating the arrival of the new season in Florence 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — According to the readers of Travel + Leisure, the New York-based magazine that has become the bible of quality leisure travel fans, there is one city in Europe that stands highest on the podium of best places to visit. It is Florence, which ranks second… Read the full press release

Hut, Hut Hike! Four Seasons Hotel Austin Gearing Up to Welcome College Football Fans

UT-Themed Pedicure

Front drive tailgating, creative cocktails and more planned as UT fever invades Austin 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — With the first University of Texas football game just days away,Four Seasons Hotel Austin is ready to “kick-off” another memorable season filled with UT-themed offerings throughout the Hotel. Front Drive Live! From valet parkers wearing special Four Seasons UT jerseys and a… Read the full press release

It’s An All New Sunday Brunch at The Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Hot Brunch items at The Bristol Lounge

With a carving station, homemade pastas and mouthwatering desserts, Boston’s best brunch is bigger, better – and sweeter than ever Boston, U.S.A. 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sunday Brunch at The Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Boston is already a treat, but now more than ever with exciting new menu inclusions. In addition to the classic favourites that guests have always… Read the full press release

Silversea Details 2013 Voyage Collection in Two New Brochures

Expedition cruises now featured in separate brochure 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has released two new brochures showcasing over 200 imaginative voyages sailing from January through December 2013 to over 450 destinations on seven continents. The new 2013 Voyages atlas immediately captures the imagination with an exquisite cover design that hints at the luxurious travel experiences… Read the full press release

Precautionary Health Advisory at the JW Marriott Chicago

2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has alerted the JW Marriott Chicago that three previous guests of the hotel have been diagnosed with a type of a pneumonia referred to as Legionnaires’ disease.  The hotel responded immediately with an investigation in cooperation with the CDPH.  On their advice, the hotel drained… Read the full press release

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa Partners with Lon Island Children in Spreading Conservation Message in Koh Lone

In Celebration of Mother’s Day in Thailand, Luxurious Resort Hotel Educates Younger Generation on Environmental Sustainability PHUKET, Thailand, 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa recentlyteamed up with Lon Island Children to nurture local children in Koh Lone’s small community as part of International Youth Week and Mother’s Day celebrations on August 9, 2012…. Read the full press release

Preferred Hotel Group Expands its Member Collection, Increases Reservation Revenue and Distribution Channels; Celebrates its Commitment to Family Travel

CHICAGO, 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Preferred Hotel Group™, a global provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent hotels, continued to expand its family of brands during the second quarter of 2012 with the addition of 19 new hotels, including its first member hotel in the country of Georgia, Hotel Kabadoni. The company also saw an… Read the full press release