Puerto Rico Boutique Hotel and Six Golf Courses Garner “Best-Of” Acclaim

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, 2019-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ —  O:LV Fifty Five Hotel in San Juan recently garnered “New Boutique Hotel of the Year” honors from Caribbean Journal; and six Puerto Rico golf venues earned the distinction of being voted onto “Golfweek’s Best 2019: Top 50 Mexico & Caribbean Courses.” Twenty of the golf… Read the full press release

IHG extends hospitality to four-legged guests at select bars & restaurants across Australia

Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) is extending its hospitality to four-legged guests at select bars & restaurants across Australia from today until the end of September. Aussies can honour International Dog Day with their pooch at IHG’s key bars and restaurants – whether it’s enjoying a beverage… Read the full press release

SINGITA OPENS KWITONDA LODGE AND KATAZA HOUSE – SUPPORTING GORILLA CONSERVATION

Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House

Rwanda, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Singita, multi-award-winning hospitality and conservation brand, officially opens Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House in Rwanda on 1 August 2019. Set on 178 acres (72 hectares) on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, Kwitonda Lodge boasts eight luxurious suites, while Kataza House, an exclusive-use villa, features four spacious… Read the full press release

Executive Announcement at Absolute Hotel Services India Regional Office

Mumbai, India, 2019-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ —  Mr. Sameer Dharkar Managing Director Absolute Hotel Services, Indian subcontinent & Middle East, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Saurabh Jategaonkar as Regional Manager – Revenue & Distribution.  Academically, Saurabh has a Degree in International Hospitality Management from the Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh UK, along with… Read the full press release

Hyatt and BTG Homeinns unveil new hospitality brand, UrCove

Developed as an entirely homegrown brand, UrCove branded hotels will cater to China’s growing but underserved upper-midscale segment SHANGHAI, CHINA, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the pioneering joint venture announcement in February, Hyatt and BTG Homeinns Hotels Group continue to make great strides with the unveiling of a new hospitality brand on Wednesday,… Read the full press release

OpenTable partners with Upserve to connect dining habits, preferences and reservations to elevate hospitality

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), today ( June 5, 2019) announced an industry-first partnership with Upserve, a full-service Restaurant Management Platform. The partnership allows data and guest insights to flow in real-time both ways between OpenTable’s GuestCenter operating system and… Read the full press release

CWT M&E and Kaplan Higher Education Academy to enhance employment opportunities for students in the hospitality & MICE industries

Singapore, 2019-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT M&E, the global meetings and events agency, and Kaplan Higher Education Academy (KHEA), part of Kaplan in Singapore, a leading private education institution, have signed an agreement to enhance employment opportunities for students in the hospitality & MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) industries. The partnership will… Read the full press release

New Amadeus-IHG research explores the future of hospitality

Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — New research study, Drivers of Change in Hospitality, explores the changes we can expect as guest insight, technology optimization and the ability to hyper-personalize take effect. Informed by over 7,500 consumers worldwide and industry experts, the study identifies three trends that the sector must respond to meet… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways recognized for its outstanding onboard hospitality, passenger experience and charitable initiatives

Airline took home numerous awards from three prestigious ceremonies held in Hamburg during the month of April, including ‘Trendsetter of the Year’, ‘Best Charitable Initiatives’, ‘Best Onboard Catering Innovation’ and ‘Best Onboard Snacks’   DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is celebrating a successful month of April with a host of… Read the full press release

TravelClick: Hospitality Rate Growth Remains Steady Despite Booking Declines Across North America

Transient reservation pace showing the sharpest decline throughout 2019 NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — TravelClick, an Amadeus company, today (3/20/2019) released new data from the Company’s February 2019 North American Hospitality Review (NAHR). According to this data, average daily rates (ADR) are up 2.7 percent across all travel segments during the… Read the full press release

TRIBE — Accor’s new lifestyle brand in the midscale segment

Paris, France, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor continues to expand its portfolio and is launching a new lifestyle brand in the midscale segment, TRIBE. Renowned for its expertise in the economy and midscale sector and now a major name in luxury hotels, Accor continues to establish itself in the lifestyle sector in order to… Read the full press release

Hyatt and Homeinns partner to create a new hospitality brand to meet growing number of young travelers in China

Joint venture to leverage strengths of Hyatt and Homeinns, create new hospitality brand aimed at meeting the evolving travel trends in China by offering a different premium travel experience in the upper-midscale segment CHICAGO / SHANGHAI, CHINA , 2019-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and BTG Hotels (Group) Co., Ltd. (Shanghai Stock… Read the full press release

Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel welcomes newly appointed Director of Sales & Marketing Joyce Wong

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel is pleased to announce the appointment of Joyce Wong as Director of Sales & Marketing. Bringing over 10 years of corporate sales experience in the hospitality industry to her new position, Wong oversees all sales, marketing and public relations efforts for the new… Read the full press release

Lovelle Anderson-Campbell at Hilton Nottingham awarded the Rising Star: Front of House Award at the Nottinghamshire Hospitality STARS Awards 2018

Presented by Nottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards 2018 NOTTINGHAM, England, 2019-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Lovelle Anderson-Campbell at Hilton Nottingham has recently been awarded the Rising Star: Front of House Award as part of the Nottinghamshire Hospitality STARS Awards 2018. This prestigious award celebrates the achievements of Nottinghamshire’s thriving tourism and hospitality sector, and is organised by Visit… Read the full press release

Aston Martin Lagonda and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts to launch a new era of performance and hospitality

Cannes, France, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Aston Martin Lagonda and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) iconic luxury hotel brand, announce a new, four-year, global partnership, bringing two enduring icons of global luxury together to launch a new era of performance and hospitality. The two brands promise a season of unforgettable opportunities, bringing… Read the full press release

New AHLEF, HCareers report reveals that over 50 percent of Gen Z is interested in pursuing a career in hospitality

New AHLEF, HCareers Report Promises Robust Workforce for Hotels WASHINGTON, 2018-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — A new report shows that over 50 percent of the Gen Z demographic—the largest generation in the U.S.—is interested in pursuing a career in hospitality. Commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF) and conducted by BW Research… Read the full press release

Jumeirah Frankfurt is the official hospitality partner of “Ronaldinho & Friends vs. Adler All Stars” football charity match

Frankfurt, Germany, 2018-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The city of Frankfurt is set to welcome world football stars to an exclusive charity match: “Ronaldinho & Friends vs. Adler All Stars,” on 17 November. Jumeirah Frankfurt, centrally located in the heart of the city and only a few steps away from the famous shopping street Zeil… Read the full press release

Amadeus acquires TravelClick for USD $1.52bn from Thoma Bravo

USD $1.52bn cash transaction expands Amadeus’ presence in the hospitality sector with mid-sized chains and independent hotels   Around 1,100 employees to join Amadeus Francisco Peréz-Lozao to lead enlarged Hospitality customer unit at Amadeus  Transaction receives all necessary regulatory approvals  MADRID, SPAIN, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Amadeus today (10/4/2018) announces that it has completed the… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels launches new global program designed to pair disconnected youth with hospitality industry’s career opportunities

New global program designed to introduce disconnected youth to hospitality, provide needed employment opportunities CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) today (Oct. 1 2018) announced the launch of RiseHY, a new global program designed to pair the hospitality industry’s career opportunities with young people who need them. As part of the initiative,… Read the full press release

New digital campaign by VisitScotland highlights the valuable role of young people in the country’s thriving tourism and hospitality sector

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As thousands of graduates and school leavers across Scotland consider their next career move, a new digital campaign by VisitScotland is highlighting the valuable role of young people in the country’s thriving tourism and hospitality sector. Future Focus, inspired by Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, explores… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group partners with SOS Children’s Villages to help support children and young people

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — During its annual Community Action Month in June 2018, Radisson Hotel Group activated its global partnership with SOS Children’s Villages – carrying out more than 900 activities worldwide to help support children and young people. Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups,… Read the full press release

Hyatt executed management and franchise contracts for nine hotels during May and June 2018

CHICAGO, 2018-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (July 23, 2018) announced executed management and franchise contracts for nine hotels. The executed contracts, which represent important expansion in key markets or markets in which Hyatt brands are under-represented, are for the following hotels: Hyatt Regency Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts offer a… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality and AccorHotels create the number one sustainable hospitality fund dedicated to Africa

Doha, Qatar, 2018-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar, and AccorHotels, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator with a presence in 100 countries and c.4,500 hotels, announced the creation of an investment fund with a targeted investment capacity of over… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels names Randal Linhart as Group Director of Restaurants, Bars and Events

HONG KONG, 2018-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels has appointed Mr Randal Linhart as Group Director of Restaurants, Bars and Events, reporting to the hospitality management company’s Vice President, Operations, Thomas Salg. A seasoned hotelier, Randal has over 25 years of experience in hospitality, having held senior positions with luxury hotel groups including… Read the full press release

Radisson Blu maintains its position as Europe’s leader in upper-upscale hospitality according to MKG Hospitality ranking

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Blu reconfirms its place as Europe’s leader in upper-upscale hospitality with 186 hotels and almost 45,000 rooms in operation – according to the latest ranking by MKG Hospitality-ON. Radisson Blu has maintained this leading position since 2010. Radisson Blu brand leads the European hotel industry in size… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company successfully completes all its travel and hospitality operations for the Formula One 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2018-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), announced the successful completion of all its travel and hospitality operations for the Formula One 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, which was held from 6th to 8th April at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC)…. Read the full press release

EFMD Conference: Put Climate Resilience, Green Growth and “Impact Travel” in Curricula – Lipman urges Deans

SLOVENIA, 2017-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Addressing 350 Business School Deans at the EFMD Conference – Professor Geoffrey Lipman said that the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) – provide a massive opportunity for the academic world, but they need to be approached with a big reality check on the tensions between aspiration, implementation, and… Read the full press release

New report on how hospitality and travel professionals source, share, access, use, and measure ROI of visual assets

McLean, VA, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI) announces the release of The Lifecycle of Visual Assets in Hospitality and Travel. Produced in partnership with Libris by PhotoShelter, the special report offers a clear picture of how hospitality and travel professionals source, share, access, use, and measure return on… Read the full press release

PATA announces the release of a new book from PATA Life Member, Joseph A. McInerney, ‘Change is the New Status Quo’

BANGKOK, 2015-2-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is proud to announce the release of a new title from PATA Life Member, Joseph A. McInerney, a leader and expert in the international hospitality and lodging industry. In the book, titled Change is the New Status Quo and published by Charles Pinot,… Read the full press release

TravelClick North American Hospitality Review March 2014: Hotels continue to experience consistent growth in 2014

TravelClick Hotel Data Shows Steady Outlook Across All Channels NEW YORK, 2014-04-2 — /Travel PR News/ — Hotels are continuing to experience consistent growth in 2014, according to data from the March 2014 TravelClick North American Hospitality Review (NAHR). Both the transient (individual business and leisure travelers) as well as the group segment are seeing slow… Read the full press release