Hospitality Industry News

Four Seasons announce plans to breathe new life into two iconic Bogota hotels later in 2015

Luis Argote appointed as General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogota and Four Seasons Hotel Bogota, which will introduce a new standard of luxury to the city. The Gilinski Group, a leading banking, real estate, and industrial conglomerate in the region, and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, announce plans for the management of [...]

IHG: Annual Financial Report 2014

The following documents have today been posted or otherwise made available to shareholders: 1. Annual Report and Form 20-F 2014 2. Notice of 2015 Annual General Meeting 3. Form of Proxy for 2015 AGM 4. Form of Proxy for 2015 AGM with shareholder communications 5. Chairman’s Letter – electronic communications In compliance with Listing Rule [...]

Cyril Kovarsky

Cyril Kovarsky is joining Accor as SVP Global Sales

Cyril Kovarsky is joining Accor as SVP Global Sales, effective as of April 1st, 2015. Cyril will be responsible for defining and coordinate Accor’s B-to-B sales strategy for all segments (large corporate accounts, event agencies, airlines, travel agents, tour operators). Cyril Kovarsky is graduated from ESG Paris. In 2000, he joined Orange as Sales Director [...]

Marriott International Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results

HIGHLIGHTS  Fourth quarter diluted EPS totaled $0.68, a 39 percent increase over prior year results;   North American comparable systemwide RevPAR rose 6.7 percent in the fourth quarter and 7.0 percent for the full year;   On a constant dollar basis, worldwide comparable systemwide RevPAR rose 6.2 percent in the fourth quarter and 6.6 percent for [...]

Fairmont Pacific Rim Named World’s Best Business Hotel by Condé Nast Traveler Readers

Vancouver, BC February 18, 2015 The results have been tallied and the readers of Condé Nast Traveler have voted Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver, BC as the #1 Business Hotel in the world within the magazine’s Best International Hotels for Business Travel rankings. Fairmont Pacific Rim earned the top spot with an impressive overall score [...]


Forbes Awards Honor Galaxy Macau for Third Year

Macau’s only truly integrated destination resort pick up a host of prestigious awards from globally-respected travel guide MACAU, Feb. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Galaxy Macau™ received a total of six Star Ratings today when the highly respected international Forbes Travel Guide officially unveiled its annual Star Rating list for 2015. The top 4- and 5-star [...]

Fairmont Jakarta opens

Fairmont Jakarta, part of the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts collection, opened its doors today in the heart of Indonesia’s capital city. “After many months of detailed preparation, we are pleased to open our doors to guests today,” said Carlos Monterde, general manager, Fairmont Jakarta. “The Fairmont Jakarta experience is unlike any other in the city [...]


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 [...]