Razak Ahmad to bring his signature luxury flower displays to Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Designer partners with hotel to transform the guest experience and showcase his signature blossoms Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur announces a partnership with acclaimed floral designer Razak Ahmad, overseeing all floral designs for the all-new ultra-luxurious Hotel, which opened on July 1, 2018.  As the city’s most celebrated floral… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay welcomes its new Hotel Manager Jason Rodgers

Veteran hotelier joins the team of the city’s 51-storey luxury beach resort Bahrain Bay, Bahrain, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay announces the appointment of Jason Rodgers as Hotel Manager of the landmark urban hotel that recently transformed into a fully-fledged island resort with the addition of The Four Seasons Beach. A 20-year veteran… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts veteran Mohamed Elbanna promoted to Senior General Manager

Managing Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach and overseeing the development of Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Fort Lauderdale Palm Beach, U.S.A., 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts veteran Mohamed Elbanna has been promoted to Senior General Manager, continuing his management of Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach while now also overseeing the development of… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti names Lucas Julien-Vauzelle as Executive Chef

Serengeti, Tanzania, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Not many chefs can boast a dining setting as inspiring as the Serengeti savannah, but that is exactly what welcomes Lucas Julien-Vauzelle with his appointment as Executive Chef at Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti. A culinary-lover since his earliest days, Lucas is also a world traveller, having worked across no… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg welcomes 2-Michelin star Pastry Chef Nicolas Lambert to its culinary team

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — There’s need to book a flight to Paris to enjoy an exquisite chocolate patisserie, and as for pure and refreshing Asian desserts, they can now be tastes with a stunning view of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral. As of July 12, 2018, Nicolas Lambert, most recently Pastry Chef Caprice… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, the only Vietnamese property to feature in Travel + Leisure’s Top 100 Hotels in the World 2018

Hoi An, Vietnam, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam has been placed in Travel + Leisure’s Top 100 Hotels in the World 2018, the only Vietnamese property to feature in the prestigious annual list voted by Travel + Leisure readers – the globetrotter’s guide to the hottest destinations and hotels. Commenting on… Read the full press release

Hilton Short Hills unveils new enhancements following $9 million hotel transformation project

With Renovated Guest Rooms, Updated Meeting Space and Addition of a Rooftop Lounge, Come Experience the New Hilton Short Hills SHORT HILLS, NJ, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Short Hills, a AAA Four Diamond-rated property part of Hilton Hotels and Resort’s fast-growing global portfolio of upscale, full-service hotels, just placed the finishing touches on a… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the Grand Opening of JW Marriott Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Turnberry Associates and Marriott International today (07/12/2018) announced the Grand Opening of JW Marriott Nashville, ideally situated steps from Music City’s most treasured landmarks. The striking, 33-story glass tower transforms the iconic Nashville skyline and ushers in a new chapter for luxury hospitality and sophistication in one… Read the full press release

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection takes the No. 2 spot in the ‘Best Hotel Brands’ category in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

LONDON, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is thrilled to announce that it has once again earned top honors in the highly esteemed Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. This year the collection garnered the No. 2 spot in the ‘Best Hotel Brands’ category, while Ashford Castle, Hotel 41 and The Chesterfield Mayfair each placed in… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts assumed management of The Westin Alexandria, VA

ARLINGTON, Va., 2018-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — As a part of the company’s strategy to grow its upper-upscale collection, Interstate Hotels & Resorts – a global leader in third-party hotel and resort management – has assumed management of The Westin Alexandria in partnership with Hong Kong-based owner Junson Capital. The hotel is ideally located… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels announces Hyatt Regency hotel in Nha Trang, Vietnam set to open in late 2019

Hyatt Regency Nha Trang will mark the first Hyatt- branded hotel in Nha Trang, Vietnam CHICAGO, 2018-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (June 11, 2018)  that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with an affiliate of A&B Group for a Hyatt Regency hotel in Nha Trang, Vietnam…. Read the full press release

Sea Crest Beach Hotel greets greet summer vacationers with newly renovated lobby, restaurant and upgraded room amenities

Upgraded amenities are part of ongoing, multi-year improvements to destination hotel FALMOUTH, Mass., 2018-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Sea Crest Beach Hotel, a seaside resort located on Cape Cod, has announced the completion of several property refurbishments that will greet vacationers this summer season, including a renovated lobby and restaurant space and upgraded amenities in… Read the full press release

Hilton Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of Hilton Hangzhou Xiaoshan in China

With the latest landmark opening in Hangzhou, Hilton continues establishing itself as one of the region’s fastest-growing hospitality companies HANGZHOU, China and MCLEAN, Va., 2018-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Hotels & Resorts celebrated the launch of the brand’s 100th property in Asia Pacific, with the opening of Hilton Hangzhou Xiaoshan in China, in late June. This marks… Read the full press release

Fifty Mils at Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City receives second time in a row nomination in the Spirited Awards by Tales of the Cocktail

Fifty Mils stands as one of the best places of mixology in the world by receiving for the second time in a row a nomination in the prestigious Spirited Awards by Tales of the Cocktail Mexico City, Mexico, 2018-Jul-12 — /Travel PR News/ —Since its creation, the aim of Fifty Mils was to show the new face… Read the full press release

Japanese Chef Koichi Izumi brings his sweet creations to The Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong this August 2018

Hong Kong, China, 2018-Jul-12 — /Travel PR News/ — This summer, Japanese Chef Koichi Izumi, owner of the renowned pastry shop Asterisque and the culinary school Callebaut Ambassador, brings his singular sweet vision to Afternoon Tea at The Lounge. Chef Izumi holds an impressive list of pastry credentials – in 2008 and 2006 he won the World’s… Read the full press release

Marriott International to introduce the AC Hotels by Marriott® brand to Australia in 2020

Deal underscores Marriott International’s commitment to Australia, with 18 hotels open and 17 in the pipeline Sydney, Australia, 2018-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International Inc. today (07/10/2018) announced it has signed an agreement with Melbourne-based property development company Capital Alliance to introduce the AC Hotels by Marriott®, brand to Australia. The 200-room AC Hotel… Read the full press release

Ascend Hotel Collection welcomes The Riverside Inn & Suites in its portfolio of unique, boutique, and historic independent hotels and resorts

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Riverside Inn & Suites is the latest hotel to join the Ascend Hotel Collection, a portfolio of best-in-class unique, boutique, and historic independent hotels and resorts by Choice Hotels International. The hotel is located on Riverside Boulevard and overlooks Rock River, and has been a staple in the Rockford,… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces the opening of the WoodSpring Suites Houston 288 South Medical Center hotel

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, in collaboration with Four VP GP Houston, Inc. and Gulf Coast Hotel Management, Inc., announced the opening of the WoodSpring Suites Houston 288 South Medical Center hotel. Located at 13150 Cityscape Avenue, the hotel is conveniently… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels names Julia Vander Ploeg as senior vice president, global head of digital

CHICAGO , 2018-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (July 9, 2018) announced that Hyatt has selected Julia Vander Ploeg as senior vice president, global head of digital. Vander Ploeg will report to Mark Vondrasek, global chief commercial officer. “Julia is a dynamic and reputable leader in the digital space and will play… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces worldwide plan to eliminate single-use plastic straws and drink picks

Hyatt hotels worldwide plan to eliminate plastic straws and drink picks CHICAGO, 2018-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (July 9, 2018)  announced Hyatt hotels around the world plan to eliminate single-use plastic straws and drink picks. After Sept. 1, 2018, straws and picks will be available on request only, and eco-friendly… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels receives a top score in the 2018 Disability Equality Index

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, earned the recognition of “Best Places to Work for People with Disabilities” by receiving a top score in the 2018 Disability Equality Index. The accolade was determined by the United States Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown announces the appointment of Thomas Carreras as the new General Manager

Thomas Carreras takes over the helm at the iconic Downtown property New York, U.S.A., 2018-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown announces the appointment of Thomas Carreras as the new General Manager of the iconic Downtown hotel. With the property since pre-opening in early 2016, Carreras opened the Hotel as Hotel Manager in September… Read the full press release

Wit & Wisdom at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore again honored at the Wine Spectator’s 2018 Restaurant Awards

Wit & Wisdom is among list of select restaurants around the globe recognised as a top destination for wine lovers Baltimore, U.S.A., 2018-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Wit & Wisdom, a tavern by Michael Mina at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, has earned a top accolade from Wine Spectator again this year. The Best of Award of Excellence, part of Wine Spectator’s 2018… Read the full press release

Novotel opens in the heart of Seoul’s shopping district

Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun is the first Novotel Hotels & Residences located in the heart of Seoul’s shopping district Paris, France, 2018-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Featuring 523 rooms that boast the latest state-of the-art digital facilities and design by Novotel, the hotel is located within close proximity to major historical sites including Heunginjimun, one of… Read the full press release

Dusit International Founder and Honorary Chairperson Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui honored with SHTM Lifetime Achievement Award

Accolade marks 70 years of hospitality excellence. BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, Founder and Honorary Chairperson of Dusit International, one of Thailand’s foremost hotel and property development companies, has received the prestigious SHTM Lifetime Achievement Award from the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong… Read the full press release

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko named “Bulgaria’s Leading Hotel 2018” by World Travel Awards for the second consecutive year

Bansko, Bulgaria, 2018-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko has been awarded for a second consecutive year as “Bulgaria’s Leading Hotel 2018” by World Travel Awards. The online votes were cast by professionals working within the tourism industry and by the public on the organisation’s official website. This year’s red-carpet ceremony took… Read the full press release

Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam City West, in The Netherlands features world-renowned designer Karim Rashid’s signature color scheme

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The world-renowned designer Karim Rashid, who has created several iconic prizeotels across Germany, is helping us add a whole new dimension to Amsterdam. Welcome to the Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam City West, in The Netherlands. The hotel’s 476 rooms and suites feature Karim Rashid’s signature color scheme;… Read the full press release

Radisson announces The Radisson Hotel & Apartments Abidjan Plateau, Ivory Coast scheduled to open in 2021

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of Radisson Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of a new Radisson hotel in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The Radisson Hotel & Apartments Abidjan Plateau signing brings the group’s Africa portfolio to 86 hotels and almost… Read the full press release

Wyndham Destinations reopens Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham resort in St. Thomas following 2017 hurricanes

Company supports restoration of tourism following 2017 hurricanes ORLANDO, Fla. and CHARLOTTE AMALIE, Virgin Islands, 2018-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, today (June 29, 2018 ) announced the reopening of its Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham resort on the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The… Read the full press release

IHG closes acquisition of 51% stake in Regent Hotels & Resorts

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is pleased to confirm that its acquisition of a 51% stake in Regent Hotels & Resorts (‘Regent’) has now completed. Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Jul-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The 51% interest has been acquired for $39 million in cash, payable in three tranches of $13 million. $13 million was paid… Read the full press release