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

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