InterContinental Hotels Group announces Board changes

Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (“IHG”) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] today (23 FEBRUARY 2021) announces:  The appointments of Daniela Barone Soares and Richard Anderson to its Board as Independent Non-Executive Directors, effective 1 March 2021. The retirement from its Board of Anne Busquet, Non-Executive Director, effective at IHG’s 2021… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental announces new luxury resort with branded residences in Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang, Vietnam, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is pleased to announce that it will manage a new luxury resort with branded residences in Da Nang, one of Vietnam’s most popular leisure destinations. The project is scheduled to open in 2024. Mandarin Oriental, Da Nang sits on a spectacular 30km stretch of… Read the full press release

Singita launches completely reimagined website

Serengeti, Tanzania, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Once again setting the tone for the future of ecotourism and luxury safaris on the continent, leading conservation and ecotourism brand Singita launched its brand-new digital experience this month. The completely reimagined website serves as an availability-and-enquiry engine, as well as a safari-planning tool which encapsulates and… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Wiltcher launches new deluxe room service: the private room restaurants

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — From 2 March until 10 April 2021, Steigenberger Wiltcher’s in Brussels will be the only hotel in the city to offer a new form of deluxe room service. Guests will be able to order Michelin-star standard food straight to their rooms during this period. In… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the appointment of Anthony “Tony” Capuano as Chief Executive Officer and Stephanie Linnartz as President

BETHESDA, MD, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) Board of Directors announced today (FEBRUARY 23, 2021) that Anthony “Tony” Capuano has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and has joined the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. He was previously Group President, Global Development, Design and Operations Services. The Board of Directors… Read the full press release

Mexico: The four-floor, boho-chic inspired property Aloft Tulum opens its doors to guests

New Lifestyle Hotel Marks Marriott Bonvoy’s Entry into Tulum, Ushering in a New Era of Hospitality TULUM, MEXICO, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Aloft Tulum, a brand-new, boho-chic inspired hotel managed by Highgate Hotels, opened last week near Tulum’s desirable downtown district and its white-sand beaches. The four-floor property features 140 loft-like guest rooms and… Read the full press release

Arrival to start trials of its zero-emission Bus with First Bus

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Arrival, the company creating electric vehicles using its radical new technologies, today (February 22, 2021) announced that it will begin trials of its zero-emission Bus with First Bus, one of the UK’s largest transport operators. The trials, which will see Arrival buses navigating existing First Bus routes… Read the full press release

Visit Maldives hosts this year’s first media familiarization trip from Indian market

MALDIVES, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Visit Maldives hosts key journalists from the Indian market to promote Maldives as a safe haven for travelers and to showcase the unique experiences that are available in the Maldives to the Indian audience. This is the first media familiarization trip from Indian market this year, as part… Read the full press release

Hilton announces the opening of Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Forms part of Miral’s Yas Bay master-development on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s leisure, business and entertainment hub ABU DHABI, UAE, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton’s latest world-class leisure resort, the breath-taking Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island, developed by Miral, leading curator of experience in Abu Dhabi, welcomes its first guests today. The hotel is set… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group makes travel easier during the pandemic by integrating Covid-19 test results into digital travel chain

Offer initially on Lufthansa flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul and from Newark to Frankfurt and Munich In the course of March extension to SWISS flights from Newark to Zurich Test certificates can be sent via a contact form starting 72 hours before departure Customers receive confirmation by e-mail in advance that certificates meet entry requirements… Read the full press release

Vistara inaugurates non-stop flights between Delhi and Frankfurt

Delhi, India, 2021-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata  Group and Singapore Airlines, today (18 February 2021) inaugurated its non-stop flights between Delhi and Frankfurt, under the travel bubble agreement between India and Germany. The inaugural flight, operated by Vistara’s brand-new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, departed… Read the full press release

Emirates announces resumption of daily services to Newark via Athens

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced it will resume daily services to Newark via Athens from 1st June 2021. The resumed flight will provide global travellers with another access point to the popular New York Metropolitan area, serving the large Greek-American community in the United States while offering a convenient… Read the full press release

Emirates operates flight with fully vaccinated frontline teams

EK215 to Los Angeles supported by over 70 vaccinated frontline team members across the operational spectrum Close to 26,000 of Emirates Group’s frontline aviation workforce already vaccinated with two doses DUBAI, UAE, 2021-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Honouring its commitment to the health and safety of its employees and customers, Emirates today has become… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland announces the appointment of Julie Lam as Chief Financial Officer

Key architect of COVID-19 response that eased pandemic crunch Oakland, Calif., 2021-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — A key architect of the Port of Oakland’s COVID-19 response has been named the agency’s Chief Financial Officer. The Port said today (Feb. 19, 2021) that Julie Lam ascended to the post Feb. 8.  She had been Acting CFO… Read the full press release

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort and Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort among the 500 best hotels in the world

Bangkok, Thailand, 2021-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Two of Anantara Resorts in Thailand namely Anantara Chiang Mai Resort and Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort have been included in Travel+Leisure USA magazine’s iconic top 500 – an illustrious list that recognizes the 500 best hotels in the world, as chosen by their readers. The… Read the full press release

Wizz Air handles refund requests within just a week through its automated refund process

Budapest, Hungary, 2021-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and greenest airline*, reveals that its automated refund process handles 95% of cash conversion refund requests within just a week. Wizz Air launched its automated refund process last May to deal with the unprecedented scale of cancellations resulting from the ongoing Covid-19… Read the full press release

Eleven Rosewood Hotels & Resorts make it on Travel + Leisure’s 2021 T+L 500 list

Properties honored among the world’s best luxury hotels and resorts Hong Kong, 2021-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Eleven properties from Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®, a global leader in luxury travel and lifestyle experiences, have been recognized on Travel + Leisure’s 2021 T+L 500 list. The celebrated awards program made its return this year following a six-year… Read the full press release

Arkansas’ Great River Road designated an “All-American Road” by the Federal Highway Administration

Designation by the Federal Highway Administration will bring new attention to the scenic byway Little Rock, AR, 2021-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Arkansas section of the Great River Road, which is part of a national scenic byway that runs 3,000 miles from Minnesota to Louisiana, has been designated an “All-American Road” by the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways is the Official Airline of UEFA EURO 2020™

Taking place from 11 June – 11 July 2021, Qatar Airways will be the Official Airline for the summer football tournament DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud to announce that it will join The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) as partner of the UEFA EURO 2020™, with the… Read the full press release

Heathrow successfully pitched two carbon-cutting concepts to Innovate UK’s Future Flight Challenge

The forward-thinking concepts could support efforts to level up and build back better, in the year the UK hosts the COP26 climate change conference Challenge aims to safeguard the UK’s advantage in aerospace R&D, reduce costs, cut emissions and create an economic boost from new forms of mobility Heathrow will work with cross-sector consortium to… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality again achieves “highest level of innovation” accolade in the WELT and ServiceValue Awards

Deutsche Hospitality emerges as the No. 1 innovator in its sector in the WELT and ServiceValue Awards Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality has created a further branch benchmark by securing a third successive first place in the annual “Innovation” study carried out by the news channel WELT. In… Read the full press release

Kimpton Sylvan Hotel in Atlanta announces official opening

Boutique Hotel is Now Open in Buckhead Neighborhood Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The highly anticipated Kimpton Sylvan Hotel in Atlanta has officially opens its doors to guests. Tucked away in the elegant neighborhood of Buckhead, The Sylvan Hotel is a 1950s-era adaptive reuse boutique hotel with a mid-century modern design scheme, complimented… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts and Pro-invest Group announce voco Brisbane City Centre and Hotel Indigo Brisbane City Centre

Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The huge momentum behind the popular Hotel Indigo and voco brands continues, as IHG Hotels & Resorts and Pro-invest Group build on their partnership with the signing of two high-profile conversion hotels in the Brisbane CBD. voco Brisbane City Centre and Hotel Indigo Brisbane City Centre will become the… Read the full press release

American Express to open its 16th Centurion® Lounge at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Washington DC, USA, 2021-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced an agreement with American Express to construct and open its 16th Centurion® Lounge at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. This agreement will be administered by MarketPlace Development, the contractor overseeing the concessions program at Reagan National on behalf of the… Read the full press release

Emirates to offer travel trade partners exclusive rich content and services through its NDC platform

Airline is first in its region to offer travel trade partners bespoke products and services, including rich content and differentiated pricing, through its NDC platform from 01 July 2021 Dubai, UAE, 2021-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates will offer exclusive rich content and services for travel agent partners on its NDC-enabled direct connect platform,… Read the full press release

Cambria Hotels announces the opening of the Cambria Hotel Washington D.C. Capitol Riverfront

Newest Downtown Property Marks Upscale Brand’s Continued Growth in Top-Tier Markets ROCKVILLE, Md., 2021-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Cambria Hotels, an upscale brand franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), continues to expand in key markets across the country with the opening of its newest downtown location: the Cambria Hotel Washington D.C. Capitol Riverfront. The nine-story, 154-room… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina appoints Michael Mestraud as General Manager and Vice President Residential Operations – Americas

Hawaii, Oahu, U.S.A., 2021-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, an award-winning private destination resort on Oahu’s tranquil western coast, announces the appointment of Michael Mestraud as General Manager and Vice President Residential Operations – Americas. A 22-year Four Seasons veteran, Mestraud brings a wealth of international experience, specifically in resort destinations… Read the full press release

Hyatt House Tallahassee Capitol – University opens doors to guests

Tallahassee, Fla., 2021-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt House Tallahassee Capitol – University and Olympia Hotel Management (OHM) proudly announced today (February 17, 2021) the hotel’s opening in the Florida state capital. The five-story, 80,000 square foot property is comprised of 120 guestrooms, including 77 with full kitchens, a large patio with outdoor bar service,… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels and Juniper Capital Partners announce the debut of Hotel Nyack

The Hudson Valley upscale lifestyle hotel offers joy-driven service, a locally-inspired experience and heartfelt leadership with Hyatt’s Joie de Vivre Hotels brand and appoints new management under Real Hospitality Group NYACK, N.Y., 2021-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Juniper Capital Partners today (February 18, 2021) announce the opening of Hotel Nyack,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to launch 100% Zero-Touch technology for its award-winning Oryx One in-flight entertainment system

Passengers travelling on board the airline’s Airbus A350 fleet will soon be able to access the award-winning Oryx One in-flight entertainment system through their own personal electronic devices, minimising the risk of COVID-19 The award-winning airline will also become the first airline in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa to offer passengers the option… Read the full press release