Loews Coronado Bay Resort launched Furry Kids Eat Free package to celebrate its nomination as “Best Pet-Friendly Hotels” in USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

New Room Package and Pet-Friendly Hotel Amenities Encourage Travel with Four-Legged Members of the Family San Diego, Calif., 2013-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — In celebration of being nominated in USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards in the “Best Pet-Friendly Hotels” category, Loews Coronado Bay Resort has launched the Furry Kids Eat Free package, with savings any pet-parent will enjoy. The Furry… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver prepares for the special mass-participation cycling event RBC GranFondo Whistler

2013-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The team at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and YEW seafood + bar is gearing up to help participating guests have a great Gran Fondo experience. A special mass-participation cycling event, RBC GranFondo Whistler is designed for cyclists of varying abilities. On Saturday, September 7, 2013, more than 7000 cyclists will brave the 122 kilometre (76 mile) climb from… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Austin’s 2013 Gingerbread Village will be themed to the beloved Dr. Seuss classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas

2013-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — It was only August, but the pastry team at Four Seasons Hotel Austin had an idea for its 2013 Gingerbread Village – a “wonderful, awful idea,” as Dr. Seuss would say. A beloved annual tradition since the 1980s, the Hotel’s Gingerbread Village in 2013 will be themed to the beloved Dr. Seuss classic, How the… Read the full press release

Two new non-traditional event spaces at Four Seasons Hotel New York open for business

2013-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Two new non-traditional event spaces in Four Seasons Hotel New York are now available for receptions, private dinners, weddings,  and lunch and breakfast meetings. Fifty-Eight (the former L’Atelier space) accommodates up to 40 guests for a seated dinner and a maximum of 70 guests for a reception. The space designed by Pierre Yves Rochon is scarlet in… Read the full press release

World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony 2013 to be hosted at Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa in Antalya Turkey on August 31st 2013

2013-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Leading travel brands and organisations are set to go ‘head to head’ in what promises to be a thrilling World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony, to be hosted at Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa in Antalya, Turkey on August 31st 2013. Hailed as “The Oscars of the Travel Industry”, World Travel Awards… Read the full press release

The most sophisticated luxury hotel in Shenzhen the Mandarin Oriental is slated to open in 2017 as part of the premier Shum Yip’s UpperHills mixed use project

Hong Kong, 2013-08-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has today signed an agreement to manage a luxury hotel in Shenzhen, Southern China. Mandarin Oriental, Shenzhen, which is slated to open in 2017, will form part of the premier Shum Yip’s UpperHills mixed use project. This development will comprise office towers, a residential complex, significant retail… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong named the Hotel of the Year by Virtuoso® in its Best of the Best Hotel Awards 2013

Hong Kong, 2013-08-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong was named the Hotel of the Year by Virtuoso® in its Best of the Best Hotel Awards 2013. The iconic hotel was recognised for excellence out of Virtuoso’s extensive collection of more than 983 hotels, resorts, villas and private island-retreats in 100 countries. Now in its seventh… Read the full press release

Avid music fans can now win free trip to one of the music industry’s hottest awards shows by entering Wingate by Wyndham “All-Access” Sweepstakes

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2013-08-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wingate by Wyndham®, the hotel brand that offers travelers all the extras at no extra cost, is giving its fans the chance to win a red carpet experience and live out their music dreams at one of the music industry’s hottest awards shows thanks to its newly launched “All-Access Sweepstakes.”… Read the full press release

You can now win ONE MILLION Wyndham Rewards points in prize draw organized by Days Inn Hotels

LONDON, 2013-08-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ever dreamt of life as a millionaire? Well now is your chance to become one – a Wyndham Rewards® points millionaire! Days Inn®, the economy hotel brand synonymous with value, this week launched a prize draw in partnership with the brand’s loyalty programme, Wyndham Rewards, offering the opportunity to win fantastic prizes including one… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotel Group opens its first hotel in Uzbekistan the five-star 120-room Ramada Tashkent

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, 2013-08-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,410 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the addition of its first hotel in Uzbekistan, the newly opened, 120-room Ramada Tashkent. The five-star hotel is owned by Sunshine Turon International, Ltd., and marks another step forward in Wyndham… Read the full press release

Limited edition cocktail menu at five Dorchester Collection hotels to celebrate designers shortlisted for the 2013 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize

2013-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — The new fashion season cocktail menu celebrates the four gifted designers who have been shortlisted for the 2013 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize. The cocktail menu will be available at five Dorchester Collection hotels: The Dorchester, London; Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan; Le Meurice, Paris; Le Richemond, Geneva and The Beverly Hills Hotel,… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels Corporation completes investment in its wholly owned all-inclusive resorts subsidiary Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V.

CHICAGO, 2013-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that a wholly owned Hyatt subsidiary has closed a previously announced investment in Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V.(“Playa”), a company that has been formed to own, operate and develop all-inclusive resorts. This transaction allows Hyatt to increase its resort presence in Latin America and… Read the full press release

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts to support local philanthropy projects during its Community Connections Month

Luxury hotels embrace local philanthropy projects during Community Connections Month 2013-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — This September, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will reach out and support local charitable organizations during the luxury hotel brand’s Community Connections Month. As part of Fairmont’s new Sustainability Partnership program and the brand’s ongoing commitment to proactively engage with its local communities, hotel colleagues in participating locations… Read the full press release

Hersheypark resorts announced special sweet weekend package to keep the summer fun alive during September

Hershey, Pa., 2013-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Kids will be back in school soon, but that doesn’t mean summer has to end just yet. TheHotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge, official resorts of Hersheypark, have a sweet weekend package to keep the summer fun alive during September. The “Back To Fun Package” is designed to help families make back-to-school time a whole… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group unveils the 249-room Radisson Blu Conference & Spa Hotel, Istanbul Tuzla Turkey

2013-08-15— /travelprnews.com/ — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the largest and most dynamic hotel companies worldwide, announces the Radisson Blu Conference & Spa Hotel, Istanbul Tuzla: The property featuring 249 rooms is already under construction and scheduled to welcome the first guests in Q4 2013. It is Carlson Rezidor’s 7th hotel in Istanbul and further… Read the full press release

Beach House Iruveli Maldives launched Govvafushi deserted island castaway escapes

2013-08-15— /travelprnews.com/ — Indulge in your own island idyll in the Maldives with the Beach House Iruveli’s Castaway Escapes. Guests can now enjoy exclusive access to a secluded and uninhabited island for the day or an overnight trip. Newly launched, the Beach House Iruveli offers guests a selection of Morning, Sunset and Overnight Escapes to the… Read the full press release

Golden Week celebration accommodation packages at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong for its 50th anniversary this year

Hong Kong, 2013-08-13— /travelprnews.com/ — With Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong celebrating its Golden Anniversary throughout 2013, the hotel offers the perfect location in which to celebrate Golden Week in October 2013. Guests can indulge in a host of promotions from the exclusive Golden Celebration accommodation package to a series of golden spa treatments, as part of the hotel’s… Read the full press release

Update on Mara Serena Safari Lodge refurbishment program

2013-08-13— /travelprnews.com/ — A new dawn at Mara Serena Safari Lodge We are pleased to inform you of the progress to date of Mara Serena Safari Lodge refurbishment program. The new facilities that are now operational include: New reception. New bar lounge. New arrival lobby area which leads to a terrace that has sweeping views of… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC released its H1 2013 results, $350M special dividend

2013-08-09— /travelprnews.com/ — Good performance with strong signing activity Financial summary0 2013 20121 % Change YoY Actual CER2 CER & ex. LDs3 Revenue $936m $878m 7% 7% 2% Operating profit $338m $281m 20% 20% 6% Total adjusted EPS 78.2¢ 62.8¢ 25% Total basic EPS4 127.8¢ 93.4¢ 37% Interim dividend per share 23.0¢ 21.0¢ 10% Net debt… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group announced two new EVEN™ Hotels signings scheduled to open early 2014

Holistic Wellness Hotel Brand from IHG Maintains Momentum with Two Signings, Scheduled to Open Early 2014 ATLANTA, 2013-08-09— /travelprnews.com/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG; NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] today announces the signing of two EVEN™ Hotelsproperties, confirming locations for the highly-anticipated first hotels and continuing development momentum for the holistic wellness brand. The hotels, located at 1775 Rockville Pike in… Read the full press release

Jerome Astolfi appointed General Manager at Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

Hong Kong, 2013-08-06— /travelprnews.com/ — Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is delighted to announce the appointment of Jerome Astolfi as General Manager at Twist by Pierre Gagnaire. Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas’ Forbes Five-Star restaurant is the only restaurant in the United States by the celebrated three-star Michelin chef, Pierre Gagnaire. “We are delighted to welcome Jerome to the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas team…. Read the full press release

Redesigned Ithaa undersea restaurant menu at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island launched

2013-08-06— /travelprnews.com/ — Have you ever wondered what you’d come up with if you were asked to create a menu for an underwater restaurant?  That’s the challenge that executive chef Ayyoub Salameh faced recently when he was asked to design the menu for Ithaa undersea restaurant at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island which is launched this month…. Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced Park Inn by Radisson Abuja Kaura in Nigeria scheduled to open in Q1 2015

2013-08-05— /travelprnews.com/ — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the ten largest hotel companies worldwide and a leading international hotel operator on the African continent, announces the Park Inn by Radisson Abuja Kaura in Nigeria. The full service mid-market property featuring 150 keys is scheduled to open in Q1 2015. “Nigeria is a focus country for… Read the full press release

Warwick Ibah Luxury Villas & Spa offered as the perfect holiday for the “The Price is Right!” TV show winners

“The Price is Right!”  is a leading American TV show which now enters its landmark 42nd Season.  Always looking for great partners to award their contestants, this year they will propose the Warwick Ibah Luxury Villas & Spa as a perfect holiday for their winners. 2013-08-05— /travelprnews.com/ — The Warwick Ibah Luxury Villas & Spa will make available for… Read the full press release

airberlin and Air Seychelles extended codeshare agreement

2013-08-05— /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin and Air Seychelles have extended their codeshare agreement, meaning airberlin guests can now fly to the beautiful paradise island of Praslin, via Mahé. Praslin will be accessible four times a week from Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich. All Seychelles-bound flights are optimally connected to the hub of airberlin’s strategic partner, Etihad Airways,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resorts Lanai and Maui Brewing Co invite guests for Septemberfest dinner at Kailani restaurant

2013-08-02— /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay – The Lodge at Koele’s sister property – in partnership with Maui Brewing Co., invites guests to usher in the fall harvest with a special Septemberfest dinner at Kailani restaurant, featuring the local brewery’s signature ales and lagers, on September 2, 2013 starting at 6:00 pm. Beer connoisseurs are invited to… Read the full press release

LUX* Maldives takes conventional water sports to the next level with the country’s latest extreme sport addition the FLYBOARD

2013-08-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Whether on a family holiday or on honeymoon, water sports have always been a must-do for all the visitors to the Maldives. Kayaking, pedal boats or snorkelling still remain a popular option for the ones wanting to explore the turquoise lagoon and vibrant reefs around the island as well as the more… Read the full press release

Six Senses Laamu Maldives offers Exclusive Yoga Retreats at its Spa with highly respected practitioner Chandra Winzenried

2013-07-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Complementing Aqua Season at Six Senses Laamu, the resort’s Six Senses Spa will be hosting two Yoga retreats with highly respected practitioner, Chandra Winzenried, helping guests reconnect with themselves and the world around them. Re-energise, strengthen the body and get more zzzz’s The first retreat, from 8th to 13th August 2013, combines… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong attracts with the best swimming pool in town this summer

2013-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — With the best swimming pool in town, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong is the ideal choice for a summer stay in the city. Located on the sixth floor rooftop and offering poolside resort-style service, two swimming pools, loungers, whirlpools and a delicious menu at the Pool Terrace café, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong offers a retreat in the centre of… Read the full press release

Kick off Labor Day weekend with beer dinner in Proof, an American Canteen at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale on Friday, August 30, 2013

2013-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Kick off Labor Day weekend with a beer dinner in Proof, an American Canteen at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale on Friday, August 30, 2013. Executive Sous Chef Jesse Hansen takes guests’ palates through an array of flavours during this three-course dinner, inspired by and paired with Alaskan Brewing Company beers. “Like a fine wine, a great beer can make a… Read the full press release