The Middle East: How to target Millennials, Generation Z and the Silver Tourist

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of sales for the Middle East and Asia, Zohaib Haider. LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourists are learning that there is a lot to see in the Middle East. The view from the top of the Burj Khalifa, the architectural beauty of the Sheikh Zayed… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resort opens four new hotels in Europe and a regional office in Amsterdam

ARLINGTON, Va. and AMSTERDAM, 2018-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ —Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the premier global hotel management services provider, continues to rapidly expand its footprint as it opens four new hotels in Europe and a regional office in Amsterdam. Interstate is moving full steam ahead in Europe, solidifying its position as the only dedicated… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces signing for the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Budapest, Hungary, expected to open in 2020

Hyatt Regency Budapest will mark the brand’s entry into the Hungarian capital CHICAGO, 2018-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (July 24, 2018) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Városház Utca Projekt Ingatlanforgalmazó Kft. for the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Budapest, Hungary. The 231-room property… Read the full press release

Tourism in the Asia Pacific: What to expect in 2018 and beyond

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of Sales for Asia and the Middle East, Michelle Low. LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Unsurprisingly, strong economic growth across the Asia Pacific has gone hand in hand with a significant uptick in tourism, both inter-regional and international. In today’s post, I look at some… Read the full press release

The Leading Hotels of the World member hotels awarded more than 60 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards in 2018

NEW YORK, NY, 2018-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd celebrates its nearly 40 member hotels that were awarded more than 60 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards in 2018. The prestigious annual awards honor the top travel destinations, hotels and companies worldwide. The winners appear in the August 2018 issue of the… Read the full press release

Callendar House achieves five-star rating from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — A stunning cornerstone of Falkirk’s history has scored a five-star rating from VisitScotland. Callendar House, which dates back to the 14th century, has achieved the national tourism organisation’s top-quality award. The historic house received an “exceptional” score in categories including core experience, hospitality, friendliness, staff efficiency, catering,… Read the full press release

The Gallery at Forth Valley College in Stirling earns a Taste Our Best accolade from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — A trailblazing restaurant run by students has received a prestigious food and drink award from VisitScotland. The Gallery at Forth Valley College in Stirling was awarded a Taste Our Best accolade and became the first training restaurant in Scotland to achieve the award. Taste Our Best connects… 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

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announces two new regional European appointments

LONDON, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Christoph Mares, COO, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced two new regional European appointments. Amanda Hyndman, General Manager, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London & Area Vice President Operations Amanda Hyndman returns to Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group as General Manager, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London and Area Vice President… Read the full press release

Choice Privileges launches the “One Stay. Two Stays. Spend it Your Way.” summer promotion

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Privileges, the award-winning loyalty program from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), is launching the “One Stay. Two Stays. Spend it Your Way.” seasonal promotion. From June 12 to August 17, 2018, two separate stays at a Choice Hotels property can earn Choice Privileges members enough rewards points to earn… Read the full press release

Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel to offer an exceptional evening dedicated to music on June 21 to celebrate “Fête de la Musique”

Guests of the Hotel, restaurants and bar will have the privilege to attend a private concert in the Hotel’s elegant Rotunda by one of Warner Classics’ greatest talents, the pianist composer RIOPY Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat, France, 2018-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Every year on June 21, France traditionally celebrates the “Fête de la Musique” with… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria turns its beach into a Football Arena just in time for the 2018 World Cup

Summer event is in partnership with WE, CIB Wealth and IRAM jewelry Alexandria, Egypt, 2018-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — For all football lovers, Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria has turned its beach into an amazing fan zone in the open air by the sea, reflecting the unique ambiance of the city. The Football Arena is set with three… Read the full press release

BOURBON STEAK at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC named the Wine Program of the Year at the 2018 RAMMY Awards

It’s a Winn Win for Head Sommelier Winn Robertson and his team from the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington Washington, DC, U.S.A., 2018-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — On June 10, 2018 BOURBON STEAK at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, was named the Wine Program of the Year at the 2018 RAMMY Awards Gala of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington…. Read the full press release

Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel welcomes Florent Margaillan as Executive Pastry Chef

Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat, France, 2018-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Florent Margaillan is the Executive Pastry Chef of Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel as of June 25, 2018. In his new role, he’ll redesign the dessert menus for the property’s three restaurants: the chic French Riviera bistro La Véranda, the pool-side grill at Club Dauphin, and the Michelin-starred restaurant Le Cap. At… Read the full press release

Jumeirah Al Naseem to join the exclusive Virtuoso network

Virtuoso is an ultra-exclusive network of the world’s finest luxury travel advisors Dubai, 2018-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Jumeirah Al Naseem, the contemporary beachfront resort nestled in Madinat Jumeirah, with stunning views of Dubai’s Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, has been invited to join the exclusive Virtuoso network – a collection of luxury travel agencies representing… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces executed management and franchise contracts for 19 hotels

CHICAGO, 2018-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today(June 5, 2018) announced executed management and franchise contracts for 19 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

Hyatt Place set to deliver best-in-class guest experience with new generation of hotels

True to its heritage as a consumer-driven brand created by guests, for guests, Hyatt Place hotels set to deliver best-in-class guest experience CHICAGO, 2018-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Place, Hyatt’s upscale select service brand designed for business travelers, today(June 4, 2018) unveiled a new generation of hotels focused on three key areas: thoughtful… Read the full press release

Starfleet Research and Duetto to co-host a webinar that explores how leading hotels and resorts optimize their revenue

Chicago, 2018-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Starfleet Research, the leading provider of best practices IT market research for the hospitality industry, and Duetto, hospitality’s only Revenue Strategy Platform, will co-host a webinar that explores how leading hotels and resorts optimize their revenue results using next-generation technology. The research and insights are based on the strategies… Read the full press release

Philippines’ Summer Capital, Baguio City welcomes Holiday Inn Baguio City Centre

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines, 2018-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Philippines Summer Capital, Baguio City, welcomes the first international hotel brand in its ever expanding landscape. Holiday Inn Baguio City Centre proudly brings the Joy of Travel in the country’s most popular mountain retreat. Just like its two other sister hotels in Metro Manila, Holiday Inn… Read the full press release

IHG to open Hotel Indigo Inuyama Urakuen Garden, Japan in second half of 2021

  DENHAM, United Kingdom, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Inuyama, in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture, will get its first internationally-branded hotel, with IHG® and Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu) signing an agreement to open Hotel Indigo Inuyama Urakuen Garden in the second half of 2021. No two Hotel Indigo properties are the same, with each drawing on… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai offers guests a combination of imaginative new cultural tours and complimentary third night package

Hong Kong, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai is offering guests a compelling combination of imaginative new cultural tours and its complimentary third night package. When booking the hotel’s One More Night offer, guests will enjoy Suite or Club room accommodation with a third night’s stay free, giving them more time to explore Shanghai’s… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels announces the opening of Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residence Emirates Pearl

New property marks the first Grand Hyatt hotel in capital city, Abu Dhabi CHICAGO, 2018-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today (JUNE 1, 2018) the opening of Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residence Emirates Pearl, the first Grand Hyatt hotel to open in the United Arab Emirates’ capital city, Abu Dhabi.  The luxury… Read the full press release

Radisson Hospitality announces the signing of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Al Ahsa in Saudi Arabia scheduled to open in 2020

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Jun-04 — /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 the Radisson Blu Hotel, Al Ahsa in Saudi Arabia. The Radisson Hotel Group has 40 hotels and more than 10,000 rooms in operation and under development across… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines’ frequent flyer programme KrisFlyer and Points launch platform for KrisFlyer members to redeem miles for hotels and car rental services

Members of Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer programme can now use KrisFlyer miles to redeem for over 300,000 hotels and 29,000 car rental locations globally via ‘KrisFlyer vRooms’ SINGAPORE, 2018-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — KrisFlyer, the frequent flyer programme of Singapore Airlines Group, and Points, the global leader in powering loyalty commerce, launched ‘KrisFlyer vRooms,’ a dedicated… Read the full press release

Oakwood Worldwide welcomes Mandeep Singh as its Chief Operating Officer

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2018-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Worldwide, wholly owned by Mapletree Investments and one of the leading global providers of furnished and serviced apartments, today announced the appointment of Mandeep Singh as Chief Operating Officer. His proven track record in hospitality, excellent skills in business operations, and impressive leadership experience will help progress… Read the full press release

Radisson Hospitality AB further expands in Turkey with the signing of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Vadistanbul

Brussels, Belgium, 2018-May-10 — /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 the Radisson Blu Hotel, Vadistanbul. The hotel will increase the group’s portfolio in Turkey to 23 hotels and 4,400 rooms in operation and under development. The… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail welcomes new its general manager Meredith Macfarlane

Vail, CO, U.S.A., 2018-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Distinguished hotelier Meredith Macfarlane has been appointed General Manager at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail. Macfarlane’s illustrious hospitality career began as an overnight receptionist in Canada more than 24 years ago. She joined the Four Seasons family in 2007 as the Director of Rooms at the former Four Seasons Hotel Toronto,… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the grand reopening of Hôtel Martinez, Cannes as part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Hotel opening marks the second property in Europe within The Unbound Collection by Hyatt CHICAGO, 2018-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the grand reopening of Hôtel Martinez, Cannes as part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, following major renovations and a complete redesign. Located on Boulevard de la Croisette, the 409-room hotel is… Read the full press release

Hyatt expands the Hyatt Place brand in Melbourne with Hyatt Place Melbourne Springvale slated to open in 2020

CHICAGO, 2018-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with PEC Portfolio Springvale Pty Ltd. for a 200-key Hyatt Place hotel in Melbourne, Australia. The Hyatt Place brand is rooted in extensive consumer insights indicating that guests seek stylish, comfortable, seamless experiences that accommodate… Read the full press release