Hotel Elephant Weimar joins Autograph Collection Hotels’ Portfolio of Independent Hotels in Germany following extensive renovation

Following an Extensive Renovation, Hotel Elephant Weimer Joins The Brand’s Portfolio of Four Independent Hotels in Germany Weimar, Germany, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive collection of passionately independent hotels, has revealed the latest addition to its portfolio with the reopening of Hotel Elephant Weimar following a nine month full renovation.  Located… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts announces the addition of three new premium branded hotels in Salt Lake City, Utah to its growing portfolio

ARLINGTON, Va., 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts unveils the addition of three new premium branded hotels to its growing portfolio – the Courtyard by Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown, Hyatt House Salt Lake City/Downtown and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown in Salt Lake City, Utah. The… Read the full press release

Firmdale employs Duetto’s Open Pricing application, GameChanger, and its solution for intelligent reporting, ScoreBoard, across all its Hotels

San Francisco, CA, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Boutique hotel group Firmdale Hotels has partnered with Duetto, hospitality’s only Revenue Strategy Platform, to drive revenue and growth across its exclusive Kit Kemp-designed portfolio of 10 properties in London and New York, including the Ham Yard Hotel in London and The Whitby Hotel in New York. Firmdale is employing… Read the full press release

Jumeirah’s London hotels promise an unforgettable experience for the whole family this festive season

London, UK, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Located in the heart of London, Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living, Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel are the ultimate places for some family fun over the festive season. The recently unveiled ‘Festive Family Time’ and ‘Festive Family Fun’ packages ensure that children and adults are guaranteed an unforgettable escape in… Read the full press release

Colorado Tourism Office presents a diverse range of lodging options across the Centennial State

Denver, Colorado, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — From the Rockies Playground to the Pioneering Plains, it’s no secret Colorado boasts an array of outdoor activities. What may surprise Colorado travelers is the diverse range of lodging options across the Centennial State; from solar-powered huts and hip hostels to cabin living and overnight accommodations in a… Read the full press release

Courtyard by Marriott announces plans to open nearly 30 hotels in Europe by the end of 2020

London, UK, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Courtyard by Marriott, Marriott International’s brand that pioneered the select service category, has announced it expects to further grow its European footprint of 63 hotels by almost 50 percent over the next two years. With nearly 30 hotels anticipated to open in Europe by the end of… Read the full press release

The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of ITC Grand Goa

ITC Grand Goa, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Marks Another Milestone for the Long-Standing Relationship with ITC Hotels in India Bethesda, Md, 2018-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts today (11/20/2018) announced the opening of ITC Grand Goa, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, on Arossim beach in Cansaulim,… Read the full press release

Small Luxury Hotels of the World welcomes five new exciting additions to its portfolio of luxury boutique hotels this November

LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) welcomes five new exciting additions, including three newly opened properties, to its hand-picked portfolio of luxury boutique hotels this November. Enjoy a taste of real tequila in Mexico, sleep in a luxury hotel that was once a bank in Stockholm… Read the full press release

InterContinental® Hotels & Resort celebrates 200 InterContinental hotels around the world with a stunning art installation by Alexander Hall

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading luxury hotel brand InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts has partnered with London-based contemporary artist Alexander Hall, also known under the alias Haut de Gamme©, to create a stunning art installation, commemorating 200 InterContinental hotels and resorts around the world. The art installation is made from 200 champagne bottles individually hand-painted… Read the full press release

Hyatt Place introduces new elevated regional breakfast experience at its hotels across the U.S.

CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hyatt Place brand today (November 1, 2018) unveiled its new elevated regional breakfast experience at Hyatt Place hotels across the U.S. Guests now have the option to choose from a variety of high-quality breakfast offerings that draw from food culture from five regions across the country, including the Atlantic,… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts announces the addition of 17 new member hotels in the third quarter of 2018

Newport Beach, California, 2018-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, announces the addition of 17 new members between July 1 and September 30 to its global portfolio of more than 700 distinctive hotels, resorts, and residences. From historic villas to all-inclusive coastal resorts, these new member… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International: five-story, 138-room upscale Cambria hotel to open in Seaside near Monterey Bay in 2021

Upscale Property to Join Seaside’s Emerging Main Gate Area ROCKVILLE, Md.,, 2018-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has finalized an agreement with Jayesh Kumar of S3D Partners to develop a Cambria hotel in Seasidenear Monterey Bay. Located at Lightfighter Drive and Second Avenue, the five-story, 138-room upscale hotel is slated to open in 2021. The hotel… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International adds nearly 5,000 rooms by opening 40 hotels this year in Latin America and Spain

Company Makes First Entry into Colombia and Spain Through Sercotel Alliance ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) continues to expand its international footprint with 40 hotel openings planned this year in Latin America and Spain. This includes introducing the first Choice Hotels brands in Spain and Colombia, as well as opening hotels in Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, and Panama,… Read the full press release

The future of the boutique hotels

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — While boutique hotels, also called independent or lifestyle hotels, were possibly written off 10-15 years ago, it’s undeniable that these hotels are back in favour. In fact, boutique hotels are on their way to becoming the fastest-growing segment in the lodging industry. According to recent data, the… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality expands its global portfolio with the acquisition of The Plaza, one of New York City’s most iconic hotels

The world’s most famous hotel located in the heart of New York City Doha, Qatar, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, announced the expansion of its global portfolio with the acquisition of The Plaza, one of New York City’s most iconic hotels. The… Read the full press release

20 Anantara properties recognised in the annual 2018 Condé Nast Traveler US Readers’ Choice Awards

Bangkok, Thailand, 2018-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is thrilled to announce that a total of 20 Anantara properties have been recognised in the annual 2018 Condé Nast Traveler US Readers’ Choice Awards. The magazine represents the most prestigious and highly respected ranking of hotels, as voted for by its discerning readers… Read the full press release

Radisson Hospitality announces the signing of two hotels in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Oct-13 — /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 two hotels in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: the Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Al Qurtuba and the Radisson Hotel, Qurayat. The signings take the group’s portfolio… Read the full press release

Ascend Hotel Collection welcomes The Inn at Gran View Ogdensburg into its portfolio of best-in-class hotels and resorts

AAA Blue Diamond Boutique hotel overlooking the St. Lawrence River offers guests a captivating blend of style and comfort ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Inn at Gran View Ogdensburg is the latest hotel to join the Ascend Hotel Collection portfolio of best-in-class unique, boutique, and historic independent hotels and resorts by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH)…. Read the full press release

IHG takes guests’ bar experiences to dizzying new heights with three new landmark bar openings across South East Asia

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — For travellers’ whose trips are not quite complete without a memorable tipple, IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) has announced the openings of three new landmark bars across the region, taking guests’ bar experiences to dizzying new heights — SugarSand at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak, Ink 360 at InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, and Vana… 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

Cambria Hotels opens its first hotel in South Carolina: Cambria Hotel Mount Pleasant – Charleston

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Cambria Hotels has made its official entrance into the Charleston, S.C., market with the debut of the Cambria Hotel Mount Pleasant – Charleston. The 112-room hotel exudes southern charm and provides travelers looking for an authentic experience with a sense of connection to coastal South Carolina. The Cambria Hotel Mount Pleasant – Charleston marks… Read the full press release

Marriott International on track to increase its portfolio across Africa by 50 percent with over 200 hotels by 2023

Expects to Increase Portfolio by 50 Percent with Over 200 Hotels and 38,000 Rooms by 2023 Strong Demand for Select-Service Brands and Conversion Opportunities Spur Growth Amplified by Five New Hotel Signings Nairobi, Kenya, 2018-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — From the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Nairobi, Kenya, Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces the signing of 10 new hotels in Africa

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Oct-03 — /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 10 new hotels in Africa to date in 2018, accelerating its expansion across the continent. Radisson Hotel Group today has 90 hotels and 18,000+ rooms in… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels to bring seven additional hotels to Saudi Arabia under its Comfort and Quality brands

Announcement part of broader plan to bring 30 Choice-branded hotels to Saudi Arabia ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) announced plans to bring seven additional hotels to Saudi Arabia under its Comfort and Quality brands. The new hotels represent the first tranche of a broader strategy to open 30… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces development of eight midscale hotels with longtime franchisees

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has reached agreements with longtime franchisees Magnolia Hospitality Group and Champion Hotels for the development of eight midscale hotels to be located throughout the country, which include a mix of new construction and conversion projects as well as a dual-brand location. Building on… Read the full press release

Hyatt debuts in Kenya with dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels expected to open in 2020

The project will mark the introduction of Hyatt’s select service brands into Kenya with the first dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) today (September 26, 2018) announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Kanha Limited for the first Hyatt-branded… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Langkawi names Sandeep Bhagwat as its new Executive Chef

Langkawi, Malaysia, 2018-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Langkawi announces the appointment of Sandeep Bhagwat as theRresort’s new Executive Chef.  An accomplished chef, he brings a fresh gastronomic perspective and innovative approach to the acclaimed luxury resort, focusing on sustainable cuisine to elevate the epicurean experience. Chef Sandeep is responsible for overseeing the culinary operations of… Read the full press release

TripActions: What is it and how will it change corporate travel?

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — While there have been rumblings about Airbnb’s disruptive impact on the corporate travel market (a topic we will delve into in a later article), we have been paying close attention to another technology company, TripActions. In today’s AP Voice, we examine what TripActions is and how it… Read the full press release

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