Stuart Johnson named Hotelier of the Year 2012 by Caterer and Hotelkeeper

London, 2012-11-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Rocco Forte Hotels is pleased to announce that Stuart Johnson, General Manager of Brown’s Hotel, has been named 2012 Hotelier of the Year by Caterer and Hotelkeeper. Johnson was presented with this prestigious award by the magazine’s Editor, Mark Lewis at celebratory lunch at Cameron House which was attended by more… Read the full press release

Wyndham, The Registry Collection Program Celebrates Overseas Property Professional (OPP) Award

Kettering, UK, 2012-11-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — World’s largest luxury exchange program takes Silver for Best Supporting Service The Registry Collection®, the world’s largest luxury exchange program, was honored with the Silver Award for Best Supporting Service in the property developer services category at the OPP 2012 Awards For Excellence dinner. The dinner was held on Oct…. Read the full press release

ESSENTIAL TRAVEL WIN SILVER AT BRITISH TRAVEL AWARDS

2012-11-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — One of the leading UK travel add-on companies, Essential Travel, is delighted to have been awarded a Silver British Travel Award for ‘Best Insurance Provider’ at The British Travel Awards 2012 which took place on Thursday, 1 November in London. The British Travel Awards is the largest awards programme in the UK created… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport honored with 2012 “Airports Going Green” Award

SFO recognized for Employee Wellness Program SAN FRANCISCO — 2012-11-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has been honored with the 2012 “Airports Going Green” Award for their Employee Wellness Program.  At an event hosted by the Chicago Department of Aviation, SFO was recognized for its comprehensive focus on employee health. “We are honored to… Read the full press release

45 Park Lane’s Penthouse Suite wins European Hospitality Awards’ ‘Best Hotel Suite’

45 Park Lane’s Penthouse Suite wins European Hospitality Awards’ ‘Best Hotel Suite’

2012-11-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — On Friday 2 November 2012, 45 Park Lane’s Penthouse Suite, the top suite within Dorchester Collection’s new contemporary Mayfair hotel, was awarded ‘Best Hotel Suite’ at the annual European Hospitality Awards. The hotel’s focus on modern technology was also shortlisted for ‘Hotel Technology of the Year’ and Wolfgang Puck’s CUT at 45… Read the full press release

South African Airways (SAA) today announced the winners of it’s competition for wines to be served on board its aircraft in 2013

SAA Names 2013 Trophy Wines Cape Town, 2012-11-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — South African Airways (SAA) today announced the winners of its competition for wines to be served on board its aircraft in 2013. The winning wines will be served on all SAA domestic, regional and international flights and in the airline’s business class lounges. South Africa’s… Read the full press release

MRS BEATRICE TOLLMAN RECOGNISED AS EUROPEAN HOTELIER OF THE YEAR 2012

2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mrs Beatrice Tollman, President and Founder of the luxurious Red Carnation Hotel Collection has been awarded Hotelier of the Year at the European Hospitality Awards 2012. Bea Tollman has been recognised for continuingly unparalleled levels of service, excellence and luxury across all of the collection’s five and four star properties in Europe,… Read the full press release

FirstGroup Awarded Prestigious Accreditation for its Supplier Relationship Management Programme

2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK’s largest transport operator, FirstGroup, has become just the 25th company and the first public transport operator to be awarded the prestigious British standard, BS11000. BS11000 is the world’s first national standard for ‘collaborative business relationships’.  In achieving BS110000 status, FirstGroup, through its internal Supplier Relationship Management Programme, has formalised and… Read the full press release

Atlantic Nominated as a Finalist in the Conde Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2013

2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jersey’s Atlantic Hotel has been nominated as a finalist in the Conde Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2013 alongside some of the best hotels, restaurants and spas in Great Britain, Ireland and Continental Europe. The family owned establishment is shortlisted in the category ‘Most Excellent Waterside Hotel’. The winners will be revealed… Read the full press release

PREMIER HOLIDAYS WIN AT THE BRITISH TRAVEL AWARDS 2012

PREMIER HOLIDAYS WIN AT THE BRITISH TRAVEL AWARDS 2012

Premier Holidays has been named in the British Travel Awards 2012 as the winner of Best Medium Tour Operator for South East Asia 2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Premier Holidays has been named in the British Travel Awards 2012 as the winner of Best Medium Tour Operator for South East Asia. The announcement was made on 1 November… Read the full press release

TRIPADVISOR AWARDS CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE TO &BEYOND KIRKMAN’S KAMP

2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp in the iconic Sabi Sand Game Reserve, has been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for consistently receiving an outstanding 4.5 rating from the site’s well-travelled members. “We are proud that Kirkman’s Kamp has been honoured with a stamp of approval from the world’s largest travel site which offers trusted… Read the full press release

Hilton Namhae Golf & Spa Resort Wins Award As ‘Korea’s Leading Resort’ And ‘Korea’s Leading Golf Resort’ At The ‘2012 World Travel Awards’

Stefano A. Ruzza, general manager of Hilton Namhae, accepts the property's awards

NAMHAE, South Korea – 2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Namhae Golf & Spa Resort, the first international brand resort in Korea, today announced that it has received the awards of ‘Korea’s Leading Golf Resort’ for the sixth consecutive year and ‘Korea’s Leading Resort’ at the recent -‘2012 World Travel Awards’- held on October 18, 2012, in… Read the full press release

ADAC Wins Best Airport Operator of the Year Award

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) received the highest accolade from the global duty free industry by winning the Frontier Award for Best Airport Operator of the Year 2012. The award ceremony was held on 24th October at the Martinez Hotel in Cannes, France. The Frontier Awards are best… Read the full press release

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES 767-ER300s TAKE TO THE AIR

Port-of-Spain, 2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Caribbean Airlines, World Travel Awards winner ‘The Leading Caribbean Airline 2012’ – for the third year in a row, is pleased to announce that its wide-body 767-ER300 aircraft will begin operations between Piarco, Trinidad and Pearson International Airport, Toronto from Saturday 3rd, November 2012. The airline extends thanks to the Trinidad and… Read the full press release

Christchurch International Airport:AIRPORT STAFF ARE JUST PLANE HAPPY AT WORK

2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL) last night won the award for the New Zealand medium to large company which has most improved its staff engagement, as part of the 13th Kenexa Best Workplaces Survey. CIAL chief executive Jim Boult is delighted his staff are as happy to come to work as he… Read the full press release

Judges selected to identify innovative pioneers at 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced the judges for its prestigious 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. These 12 independent experts on sustainable tourism will select three finalists for each of the four Award categories: Destination Stewardship Award, Community Benefit Award, Conservation Award and the Global Tourism Business Award. The Awards… Read the full press release

Hilton Abu Dhabi Named One Of The Top 10 Hotels In The Middle East By Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards 2012

Hilton Abu Dhabi has been selected as one of the Top 10 Hotels in the Middle East by the Condé Nast Traveler as part of its Readers Choice Awards 2012. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

ABU DHABI, 2012-11-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Abu Dhabi has been selected as one of the Top 10 Hotels in the Middle East by the Condé Nast Traveler as part of its Readers Choice Awards 2012. The annual list, established in 1988, is one of the industry’s most trusted yardsticks of guests experience at hotels in various markets…. Read the full press release

The Drake: Top Hotel Historically And Today

The historic Drake Hotel has recently been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler in the annual “Reader’s Choice Awards” as one of “Top 25 Hotels in the Midwest." Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Condé Nast Traveler Lists The Drake Hotel in the Top 25 in the Midwest CHICAGO, 2012-10-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — The historic Drake Hotel has recently been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler in the annual “Reader’s Choice Awards” as one of “Top 25 Hotels in the Midwest.” The November issue of Condé Nast Traveler unveils the “Best in the World,”… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta, Wins “Best Business Hotel In Jakarta” Award At The Business Traveller 2012 Awards

Hong Kong, 2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Following a successful extensive renovation in October 2009, Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta, is delighted to be crowned as The Best Business Hotel in Jakarta at the recent Business Traveller 2012 Awards ceremony, held recently in Hong Kong. Located in the heart of Jakarta’s business, government and diplomatic district, where major embassies, commercial buildings… Read the full press release

Thailand Earns Several Top Honors in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards:Bangkok Voted #1 City in Asia

Thailand Earns Several Top Honors in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards:Bangkok Voted #1 City in Asia

Bangkok, 2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Thailand has once again been recognized as a premier travel destination in Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards, one of the highest accolades in the industry. This year’s awards – the 25th annual – reflect the opinions of a record 46,476 readers who participated in the survey, and who honored… Read the full press release

KEMMONS WILSON FAMILY RECEIVES HOSPITALITY HERITAGE AWARD

Washington, D.C., 2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF) presented members of the Kemmons Wilson family with the Hospitality Heritage Award on October 23, in Orlando. Considered one of the lodging industry’s most prestigious honors, the award acknowledges the family’s remarkable leadership and commitment to the hospitality industry and their community… Read the full press release

The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh Named Best Spa in Egypt in SpaFinder Wellness’ 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards

The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh Named Best Spa in Egypt in SpaFinder Wellness’ 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards

Prestigious tenth annual awards favourite spas across the globe Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt – 2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — SpaFinder Wellness, the global spa and wellness resource, has named The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh as winner of the prestigious 2012 Country Award for Egypt. This recognition is given annually to the number-one most-voted spa in the region and… Read the full press release

Malaysia Airlines to join oneworld on 1 February 2013

2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Malaysia Airlines will become a full member of oneworld® with effect from Friday 1 February 2013, adding one of commercial aviation’s most frequent award winners to the world’s leading quality airline alliance. The national airline of Malaysia received clearance to board oneworld after successfully completing a thorough review of its readiness conducted by Qantas, which is sponsoring its… Read the full press release

THE PENINSULA BEVERLY HILLS AWARDED #1 HOTEL

THE PENINSULA BEVERLY HILLS AWARDED #1 HOTEL IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BY THE READERS OF CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER

2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Peninsula Beverly Hills has been rated as the top hotel in Southern California by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler in the magazine’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards. The winners of the annual awards contest are featured in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler and on condenasttraveler.com. ###  

Serena Hotels wins in Condé Nast Traveler 2012

Serena Hotels wins in Condé Nast Traveler 2012

2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/— Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp led a number of Serena Hotels properties in being featured at this year’s  Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. The awards by the world’s premier travel magazine lists hotels chosen by a team of editors, writers and experts and recognizes them for their best service, location, food, rooms, leisure facilities… Read the full press release

FirstGroup’s Shared Services Achieves Investors In People Bronze Status

2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Staff at First Shared Services (FSS), the financial processing centre for Aberdeen based FirstGroup, were celebrating this month.  Not only were they re-accredited with the celebrated Investors in People (IIP) status, but they were also awarded the IIP Bronze standard. FSS Controller Richard Emslie said: “We firmly believe that our people are… Read the full press release

TAJ HOTELS, RESORTS AND PALACES WINS TRAVEL + LEISURE 2012 GLOBAL VISION AWARD

MUMBAI, 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Taj brand has long been a leader in environmental conservation, cultural preservation and community building, and is now recognized by Travel + Leisure (T+L) as a Global Vision Award winner. Taj trains more than 2,000 underprivileged youths in hospitality sectors such as housekeeping and restaurant service and has spent $2.3… Read the full press release

Steigenberger comes out on top in the 2012 German Service Champions rankings

2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frankfurt-based Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts have emerged as the overall winner out of 1,256 companies evaluated in the 2012 Service Champions rankings for all branches in Germany. Current service values for in excess of 150 companies in the tourism segment had already been surveyed in June 2012, when Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts… Read the full press release

Columbus man who created ‘Husker Gnome’

Columbus man who created ‘Husker Gnome’

GERING, NEB., 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryan Sidwell of Columbus, Neb., is the grand-prize winner in the 2012 Nebraska Passport program. Sidwell will receive an Apple® iPad™ valued at $800, in addition to prizes he earned while participating in the program. The Passport program, sponsored by the Nebraska Tourism Commission, encourages travelers to explore Nebraska and… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas Ranks #1 Among Condé Nast Traveler Magazine’s 2012 Top Las Vegas Hotels as It Embarks on Major Renovation

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas Ranks #1 Among Condé Nast Traveler Magazine’s 2012 Top Las Vegas Hotels as It Embarks on Major Renovation

Stylish, art-deco inspired guest room renovation underway with completion slated for December 8, 2012 Las Vegas, U.S.A. – 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — On the eve of completion of its USD 30 million guest room renovation, Four SeasonsHotel Las Vegas was ranked the #1 Hotel in Las Vegas as part of Condé Nast TravelerMagazine’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards. The list is featured… Read the full press release