Hospitality Industry News


The Former TUI Travel Accommodation & Destinations is Now Called Hotelbeds Group

— The company presented its successful full year results recently, increasing sales by 10% to EUR4,048 million. PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain, Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Following the merger of TUI Travel PLC and TUI AG, TUI Travel Accommodation & Destinations announced today that it will be called Hotelbeds Group. This group includes Hotelbeds, the [...]

Paris in Macao One Step Closer to Reality

Paris in Macao One Step Closer to Reality Las Vegas Sands Receives Permits Necessary to Complete Construction of The Parisian Macao MACAO, Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) today announced that the company’s majority-owned subsidiary, Sands China Ltd., has received the Macao government approvals needed to complete the construction of [...]

Novotel “American-style management? If you prove your worth, you move up!”

We interviewed Caroline Laroche, 26, who is in charge of guest relations at the Novotel in New York’s Times Square, an exciting challenge and a unique opportunity in the city that never stops. And that made you decide to stay? Yes, it did. I worked with the human resources director, who was really passionate about [...]

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC – Board Update

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (“IHG”) today announces that Mr Jonathan Linen will retire from the Board and his role as an independent Non-Executive Director of IHG on 31 December 2014. Jonathan was appointed to IHG’s Board on 1 December 2005. Patrick Cescau, Non-Executive Chairman of IHG, commented: “On behalf of IHG, I would like to [...]

Belvedere Vodka Announces Partnership With SPECTRE, The 24th James Bond Adventure: “Excellent Choice, Mr. Bond”

LONDON, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Belvedere, the world’s original luxury vodka, is delighted to collaborate with Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment to promote SPECTRE, the highly anticipated 24th installment of the James Bond series, due for global release on November 6, 2015. Belvedere will release two custom made [...]

Sophie Stabile wins CFO of the Year award

Sophie Stabile wins CFO of the Year award

This prominent prize rewards her work supporting the company’s transformation. This event is a big highlight in economic and financial circles. The 15th Financium, which wrapped up on Wednesday December 10th in Paris, rewarded Sophie Stabile for her “work supporting the company’s transformation.” The 15th CFO of the Year trophy shone a spotlight on three [...]

Groundbreaking alliance between Accor and Huazhu (China Lodging) creates a hotel giant in China.

Combined access to over 2,000 hotels in China with long-term path for growth in the world’s largest travel market Connected distribution and loyalty programs with over 47 million loyalty members worldwide and a combined access to 5,600 hotels ibis, ibis Styles, Mercure, Novotel and Grand Mercure hotels in China to become part of Huazhu under [...]

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei Named Best Business Hotel At Global Views Magazine’s 2014 Five-Star Service Awards

Hong Kong, 2 December 2014 – In the first six months since its opening, Mandarin Oriental, Taipei was recognised as the “Best Business Hotel” at Global Views magazine’s 2014 Five-Star Service Awards. The outstanding result affirmed Mandarin Oriental, Taipei’s brand image of delivering excellent service. Global Views magazine is a prestigious business publication published in [...]

Gerard Sintes

Gérard Sintès Appointed General Manager Of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

Hong Kong, 2 December 2014 – Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Gérard Sintès as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, effective 9 December, 2014. Mr Sintès joins the London property from Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona where he held the position of General Manager for four years and firmly established the [...]

Stefan Trepp - Executive Chef at MOBKK

Stefan Trepp Chef @ MOBKK Named Gault & Millau’s Swiss Star Abroad

Hong Kong, 25 November 2014 – Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’s Executive Chef, Stefan Trepp, was recently named “Schweizer Star Im Ausland” (Swiss Star Abroad) by the prestigious 2015 Swiss Gault&Millau restaurant guide. The accolade is bestowed annually on a Swiss-born chef working abroad according to culinary achievements. Gault&Millau was founded by two restaurant critics, Henri Gault [...]

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 [...]

CWT Gears Up to Further Drive Innovation

New team invites internal and external partners to invent the future together AMSTERDAM, November 19, 2014 – Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today announced a new, dedicated team to further drive and develop its company-wide culture of innovation. The innovation team, named ‘Corp-i’, will be headed up by Vincent Lebunetel, vice president, Corporate Innovation. The team [...]