Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya Appoints Mariam Khavadzha as Director of Sales and Marketing

MOSCOW, 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya today announced appointment of Mariam Khavadzha as director of sales and marketing. In her new role, Mariam will be responsible for the sales and marketing functions of the hotel, including rooms, catering and revenue management. Commenting on her latest appointment, Mariam Khavadzha said, “I am excited to join the family… Read the full press release

Express Lunch with the New Forty-Five Minute Menu at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

Ideal for business lunches at The Lounge overlooking Victoria Harbour 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong introduces the perfect opportunity to enjoy a quick lunch during a business day, without compromising on quality of service or product: The Forty-Five Minute Menu. Designed to meet the needs of busy guests and particularly those whose daily… Read the full press release

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Launches Art on the Road Tour Across America to Showcase Influential Local Art Forms and Their Contemporary Masters

2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — From unique blown glass creations in Seattle to the magnificent architecture of Chicago, art forms across America have sprung from both historic and modern influences. SpringHill Suites by Marriott, an all-suite hotel brand known for its appreciation of local art, launched Art on the Road: 10 Cities, 10 Discoveries, a journey to highlight… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resorts Lanai Announce Fourth Annual TriLanai Triathlon

Resorts offer special rates for November’s offroad sprint triathlon Hawaii, Lana’i at Manele Bay, U.S.A. 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — TriLanai and Four Seasons Resorts Lanai announce the fourth annual TriLanai Offroad Sprint Triathlon, taking place on Saturday, November 3, 2012. TriLanai will provide participants the opportunity to experience the island from a unique perspective rarely offered to the casual visitor… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire Hosts 5th Annual Terry Fox 5 km Run For Cancer Research

Sunday September 9, 2012 will be a day of fun and giving, come rain or shine as this year is set to be the best yet Hampshire, England – 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Teaming up once more withFour Seasons Hotels in London at Park Lane and Canary Wharf, Four SeasonsHotel Hampshire will be embracing the spirit of the… Read the full press release

Spies the Limit

London Hilton on Park Lane Shakes (not Stirs) it up with a Secret Agent Package LONDON, 2012-08-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — In honour of Britain’s most famous spy – who has himself shaken into the hotel on occasions – London Hilton on Park Lane has created the ‘Spies the Limit’ package. Now guests can live the life of a… Read the full press release

Hilton Dunkeld House Takes Aim at Lovers of Scottish History with New Castles and Arrows Package

DUNKELD, Scotland, 2012-08-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Dunkeld House, located in Perthshire, has created a two day ‘Castles and Arrows’ experience to celebrate the launch of Disney Pixar’s Brave. Destined to pierce the heart of every fan and history lover, the hotel is inviting guests to discover the castles of Glamis, Blair and Scone which are all… Read the full press release

Edge, Steak and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Miami Spices It Up in August and September

Daily offers during Miami Spice dining promotion Miami, U.S.A. – August 10, 2012 Miami foodies rejoice in August and September when Miami Spice, the city’s popular restaurant promotion, takes place. During the two months diners enjoy specially priced three-course meals at top restaurants. Edge, Steak and Bar, the hip new restaurant atFour Seasons Hotel Miami, is offering delectable Miami Spice menus… Read the full press release

Hilton Molino Stucky Venice Aderisce Alla International Youth Week

Un Futuro di Stabilità e Speranza per I Giovani della Città Lagunare MILANO, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — In occasione dell’ International Youth Day (Giornata Internazionale della Gioventù), l’Hilton Molino Stucky Venice ha messo a punto alcune attività che coinvolgeranno alcune giovani mamme e i loro bambini della Casa Famiglia Pio X di Venezia. Lo scopo è… Read the full press release

ROSEWOOD TUCKER’S POINT WELCOMES GUIDO BRAMBILLA AS NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF

BERMUDA, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Guido Brambilla has been appointed Executive Chef at Rosewood Tucker’s Point, Bermuda’s premier resort. Brambilla joins the Rosewood Tucker’s Point culinary team with more than 20 years of experience in fine dining around the globe. Most recently he was executive chef at Bermuda’s Elbow Beach Hotel. Born in Milan, Italy, Chef… Read the full press release

Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Continues Expansion in North America

Parsippany, N.J., 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — World’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals company adds more than 400 upscale units in the highly sought after Smoky Mountain region of eastern Tennessee Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), announced today that it has… Read the full press release

LUXURY REACHES NEW HEIGHTS IN RIVIERA MAYA AT ROSEWOOD MAYAKOBA

Renowned Resort Offers the Ultimate in Comfort, Style, Dining and Privacy RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Captivating the soul with stunning natural beauty and pure refinement, Rosewood Mayakoba sits along a mile‐long arc of white Caribbean sand, nestled just north of the picturesque waterfront town of Playa del Carmen. Upon arrival, guests find an… Read the full press release

Military Members Score Free Vacations from Travel Site’s Buy One, Get One Free Vacation Sale

Parsippany, N.J, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Armed Forces Vacation Club® (AFVC) is holding a Buy One, Get One Free Sale. Members who book any seven-night stay by August 15, 2012 will receive a free seven-night Space Available (Space-A) stay. To take advantage of this opportunity, customers should enter the promo code BOGO when making the initial booking…. Read the full press release

Warwick International Hotels Wins Best in Class for New Website

Interactive Media Council grants site its highest award 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Following the revamp of its website www.warwickhotels.com in November 2011, Warwick International Hotels has been awarded Best in Class by the Interactive Media Council (IMC). The IMC, a nonprofit organization of web designers, developers, programmers, advertisers and other web-related professionals, created this top award to elevate the standards of excellence… Read the full press release

Wyndham Worldwide Honored at White House for Leadership in Reduction of Health Disparities in the Workplace

One of the world’s largest hospitality companies recognized during special roundtable held by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, White House Business Council,and National Business Group on Health Parsippany, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN), one of the nation’s largest hospitality companies, was recognized at the White House yesterday by the U.S. Department of… Read the full press release

Priority Club® Rewards Introduces Priority Club Sweepstakes™ for Members in the U.S. and Canada

First-in-kind contest creates chance to win trips, merchandise, gift cards and up toone million points ATLANTA, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG’s (InterContinental Hotels Group) Priority Club® Rewards today announced the launch of Priority Club Rewards®  Sweepstakes, an industry-first redemption option that enables members to instantly redeem their Priority Club points for entries into a prize drawing. Similar… Read the full press release

Sheraton Opens Second Hotel in Greater Hartford

Located just minutes from Downtown, the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel is close to the Airport, Convention Center and Leading Attractions STAMFORD, Conn., 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the opening of theSheraton Hartford South Hotel. Owned by Merced Partners and managed by Wischermann Partners, the former Marriott hotel is undergoing a $6 millionrenovation and conversion project to… Read the full press release

Aloft Hotels to Debut in South Korea with Aloft Suwon

Aloft Forges Ahead with Global Brand Expansion, Signing Deal to Launch First Hotel, Aloft Suwon, in South Korea in late 2014. SUWON, South Korea, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announced today that it plans to debut the Aloft brand in South Korea in late 2014, signing an agreement with development partner Youngshin HRD. Co., Ltd., a… Read the full press release

Calling All Aspiring Filmmakers: Intel and W Hotels Launch Innovative Film Series, €˜Four Stories, Produced and Curated by Roman Coppola and The Directors Bureau

Global Online Screenplay Competition Launches; Three Winning Scripts to be Produced at W Hotels Around the Globe ‘Four Stories’ Film Series Kicks off the Ultrabook™ Experience, Intel’s New Series of Collaborations with Leading Innovators in Travel, Film, Business, Fashion and Design SANTA CLARA, Calif. & NEW YORK, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Offering aspiring filmmakers a platform for global… Read the full press release

STAPLEFORD PARK HOST PRIVATE AIR SHOW AND DINNER WITH THE RED ARROWS

2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Stapleford Park Luxury Country House Hotel hosted an exclusive Private Air Show and Dinner with the Red Arrows on Monday 23rd July. The Red Arrows took to the skies over Stapleford Park on Monday evening with their trademark red, white and blue vapour trails. The private event was in aid of the Royal Air… Read the full press release

Hilton Brisbane Sponsors World-First Exhibition – ‘Portrait Of Spain: Masterpieces From The Prado’

BRISBANE, Australia, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Brisbane has affirmed its place in Brisbane’s thriving cultural scene, partnering with Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art for the world-first ‘Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado’ exhibition. The landmark exhibition marks the third partnership between two of the city’s leading icons – hotel and gallery – with… Read the full press release

Hilton Brisbane Celebrates Silver Anniversary and A$37 Million Refurbishment

BRISBANE, Australia, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — One of Brisbane’s leading hotels has recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, marking the occasion by unveiling a completed A$37 million refurbishment across the entire hotel. In one of the single biggest investments made by any of Brisbane’s CBD hotels, Hilton Brisbane has spent more than A$14 million since January 2011, upgrading every… Read the full press release

Istanbul on the Rise: Travel + Leisure Names Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet #1 Small City Hotel in Europe in Annual World’s Best Awards

Sister hotels in Istanbul continue to receive accolades from travellers and industry experts around the world. Istanbul at Sultanahmet, Turkey, 2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet was named the #1 Small City Hotel in Europe in Travel + Leisure’s prestigious 2012 World’s Best Awards readers’ poll. The Hotel is set in the heart of Sultanahmet, less than… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas Raises Money for Cancer Care and Research In Southern Nevada with 13th Annual Seasons 4 A Cure 5K Run, October 7, 2012

Proceeds benefit UC San Diego Nevada Cancer Institute; raffle prizes include dinners, shows, entertainment and Four Seasons stays Las Vegas, U.S.A., 2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas continues to make strides in the fight against cancer. The Hotel’s 13th Annual Seasons 4 a Cure Cancer Run & Fun Walk will be held Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the campus… Read the full press release

Marriott International Declares Cash Dividend

Bethesda, Md. – 2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) today announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of thirteen cents ($0.13) per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on September 14, 2012 to shareholders of record on August 23, 2012. Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company… Read the full press release

Marriott Deals of the Week

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Shake Things Up- San Diego Style At the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, guests can order their specialized martinis at Altitude Sky Lounge-on the house.  Dubbed one of San Diego’s hottest bars, Altitude, is located on the roof, 22 stories up, offering breathtaking views of the city and the ocean.  Guests will… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Launching a Presence in Amsterdam

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Steigenberger is just about to check in at Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam. The Frankfurt-based hotel company will be acquiring representation at a further international airport by taking over the former Dorint Hotel Amsterdam-Airport with effect from 1 September 2012 and thus adding to the presence it already enjoys at Frankfurt Main… Read the full press release

HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts Forges Ahead with Eight Signings in First Five Months after Brand Launch

Strong market confidence in world’s first international hotel brand designed for Chinese consumers Shanghai, 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s largest hotel companies and the biggest international hotel company in Greater China, today announced its first set of signings for the new HUALUXETM Hotels and Resorts brand. Eight management contracts have been signed… Read the full press release

Hilton Orlando Welcomes Mona Ingram as Director of Sales and Marketing

ORLANDO, Fla., 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Orlando is proud to announce the appointment of Mona Ingram as director of sales and marketing. Effective August 13, Ingram will lead the hotel’s award-winning team of sales and marketing professionals with her more than 25 years of hospitality experience. “We are delighted to have Mona join our team,” said Doug… Read the full press release

IHG Interim Results to 30 June 2012

Preferred brands continue to drive outperformance Financial summary0 2012 2011 % Change YoY Actual CER1 CER & ex. LDs2 Revenue $878m $850m 3% 5% 6% Operating profit $286m $269m 6% 7% 11% Total adjusted EPS 64.1¢ 59.2¢ 8% Total basic EPS3 94.8¢ 54.0¢ 76% Interim dividend per share 21.0¢ 16.0¢ 31%4 Net debt $564m $818m… Read the full press release