Hospitality Industry News

Hyatt Announces Plans for a Park Hyatt Hotel in Auckland

Hyatt announces plans for a Park Hyatt hotel in Auckland

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Fu Wah New Zealand for a Park Hyatt hotel in Auckland, New Zealand. Expected to open in 2017, Park Hyatt Auckland will mark Hyatt’s return to New Zealand, and the first Park Hyatt-branded hotel to [...]

Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City: a new face with a Dutch touch

The Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City’s common areas recently underwent a major makeover, providing a good opportunity to (re)discover this unique hotel. On October 2nd occurred the official opening event of the Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City: a new design and a fresh ambiance for a warm stay in the heart of a beautiful city! A typical [...]

Accor offers to transfer management of its Central European operations to Orbis

As part of the process to reorganize its Central and Eastern European operations, Accor today submitted an offer to Orbis, a public company listed in Warsaw and 52.7% held by Accor, which would reinforce their existing partnership to make the Polish company its management platform for Central and Eastern Europe. Under the terms of the [...]

Peninsula en Rose” – The Peninsula Hotels “Think Pink” with a French twist this October

This year, to raise funds and awareness The Peninsula Hotels offers French-inspired patisseries and cocktails to celebrate the opening of The Peninsula Paris in its hotels around the world. For the fourth consecutive year, The Peninsula Hotels in Asia, North America and Europe are once again showing their support for the Breast Cancer Awareness Month [...]

Hilton Worldwide reaches 700,000th room milestone with opening of dual-branded hotel near Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile”

MCLEAN, Va. – One of downtown Chicago’s most storied tourist and shopping attractions – Magnificent Mile – now has two new hotel options as Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of the dual-branded, 352-room Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile, which also marks the company’s 700,000th room globally and Homewood Suites’ [...]

Higher Ranking for Dorsett Hospitality International in Hotels’ 325 Special Report 2014 by Hotels Magazine

Dorsett Hospitality International has recently springboard in its ranking on Hotels’ 325 Special Report 2014 by Hotels Magazine. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — In the annual online survey carried out by the Hotels magazine, Dorsett Hospitality International has climbed up the ladder from a ranking of 228th in 2012 to 148th in [...]

IHG announces its seventh multiple development agreement in Germany

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has announced its seventh multiple development agreement (MDA) in Germany with existing owner partner Sierra Hotel Management Ltd. The first property already signed under the agreement is Holiday Inn Express® Karlsruhe – City Park, due to open in mid-2016. Holiday Inn Express Karlsruhe – [...]

Peter Skinner

Outrigger Resorts Names Peter Skinner Vice President, Design and Projects

WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, HAWAII – Outrigger Enterprises Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Skinner as vice president, design and projects. Skinner joined the company on August 8, 2014, and is based in the Outrigger Asia-Pacific corporate office in Phuket, Thailand and reports to Darren Edmonstone, Outrigger Managing Director, Asia-Pacific. Skinner’s job responsibilities include [...]

Brian Chesky, Airbnb

Brian Chesky Talks About Just How Different The Hotel Business Is From Airbnb

The conversation about exactly how Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky saw his company seemed a bit confusing during his 20 minute panel on the Disrupt SF stage this afternoon. Chesky was adamant that Airbnb is like a hotel until it isn’t. Chesky started off comparing Airbnb to eBay, saying the travel booking service was “like the [...]

Aimbridge Hospitality chosen to acquire and manage Marriott Ohio portfolio

Aimbridge Hospitality announces it was chosen to manage a portfolio of 11 Marriott Ohio hotels, owned by an affiliate of Aimbridge Hospitality and by investment funds managed by BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC. This acquisition marks the first partnership between Aimbridge Hospitality and BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC. Dave Johnson, President and CEO of Aimbridge Hospitality, is [...]

Dorsett Hospitality International enters partnership with ReviewPro

Dorsett Hospitality International, headquartered in Hong Kong, is one of Asia’s fastest-growing hotel groups with properties across key Asian countries including Malaysia, China, Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as a recently inaugurated property in United Kingdom. Dorsett Hospitality International announces a new partnership with ReviewPro, a leading international provider of online reputation management analytics [...]

Marriott Autograph Collection to Add Stunning New Locations in Switzerland & Spain

Marriott International’s exclusive portfolio of independent hotels continues growth in world class destinations. Images from Kameha Grand Zurich an Autograph Collection by Marriott hotel. London, United Kingdom, September 9, 2014 – Marriott International, Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) today announced plans to expand its Autograph Collection portfolio in Europe with exciting new additions in Zurich, Switzerland and Barcelona, Spain. Opening [...]