Hospitality Industry News


Four Points debuts in Indonesia

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide debuts its Four Points brand in Indonesia with the opening of the 185-room Four Points Bali, Kuta. Four Points signed 50 hotels in 2014, the most in Starwood’s history, and the brand is on track to surpass 200 hotels in 2015, with more than 25 planned hotel openings this year. [...]

Outrigger launches Chinese website

Outrigger Resorts recently launched a Chinese-language website to serve as a tailored resource for selected properties. The site,, is written in Mandarin and is designed to further increase Outriggerís engagement with Chinese-speaking customers. Outrigger also continues to grow its Chinese presence online by utilizing WeChat and Sina Weibo. WeChat is a text and voice [...]

Holiday Inn Express opens in Quebec

InterContinental Hotels Group opens the new-build 134-room Holiday Inn Express and Suites Vaudreuil-Dorion hotel in Quebec. It is the first Holiday Inn Express in the city and joins other IHG properties in the Greater Montreal area including the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Montreal Airport hotel, the Holiday Inn Laval hotel and a recently -announced [...]

Hyatt Place signed for Melbourne

An affiliate of Hyatt Hotels Corporation announces a management agreement with Essendon Fields for a Hyatt Place hotel in Melbourne. Upon its expected 2017 opening, Hyatt Place Melbourne will be the countryís first Hyatt Place hotel. The property will join five Hyatt-branded hotels in Australia:  Park Hyatt Melbourne, Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Hyatt Hotel Canberra a [...]

Marriott educates in China

One hundred and seventy hospitality educators from more than 60 vocational†schools and universities across 18 provinces in China gathered at the Ningbo Marriott Hotel to attend the second Marriott China Hospitality Education Initiative (CHEI) Teaching Conference. CHEI, a project of The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, is funded with a commitment of 40.5 [...]


Funny business for Marriott’s Moxy brand

Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s contemporary and edgy lifestyle brand, is producing DO NOT DISTURB, a YouTube web series hosted by Taryn Southern, the comedian, creator and star of Taryn TV. Set to launch in September, filming for the series will take place from July 28-31, at YouTube Space LA in conjunction with VidCon. Set up [...]

Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Small Luxury Hotels seeks 25 Mystery Inspectors

Small Luxury Hotels of the World launches a global search to find 25 hotel inspectors to join its worldwide team of “secret agents”. From today until August 31, applicants can submit their details to to be in with the chance of being selected as a Mystery Inspector, tasked with upholding SLH’s standards across its worldwide [...]