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Nissenbaum moves up at Hilton

Hilton Worldwide appoints Ronen Nissenbaum as vice president of operations, luxury hotels -Americas. In this newly created position, Nissenbaum has full operational responsibility for all Hilton Worldwide luxury properties within the region including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts. Since June 2014, Nissenbaum served as managing director of the Waldorf Astoria New York and Towers [...]

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Best Western to debut in Bandung

Best Western Hotels & Resorts debuts in Indonesia’s third largest city, Bandung, with the opening on December 1 of the 193-room Best Western Premier La Grande. “Indonesia is one of the world’s most exciting emerging markets, and as the country’s third largest city, Bandung is becoming a major hub for domestic and international business and [...]

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TJM adds to hotel portfolio

TJM Atlantic City adds a third property to its portfolio with the purchase of the 274-room Radisson Philadelphia Northeast. The recently formed hotel management company purchased the Radisson for US$15 million. “We are expanding and building a varied portfolio that will include individual hotels, branded properties and resorts,” said Cem Erenler, vice president operations and [...]

Omni King Edward Hotel

Omni acquires iconic Toronto hotel

Omni Hotels & Resorts fully acquires Toronto’s iconic The Omni King Edward Hotel, which dates back to 1903. Omni has been managing and operating the hotel since August 1, 2013. With this transaction, the company will take on the ownership, operations and management of the property. “The King Edward Hotel is a very unique property [...]

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Shanghai clamps down on ‘fake Disney’ hotels

Shanghai has fined a hotel chain for using Disney’s name at five of its properties, state media said, as the city seeks to defend the US entertainment giant before its theme park opening. There were no Mickey Mouse ears on display in media pictures of the Shenzhen-based Vienna Hotels Group establishments, nor Buzz Lightyear costumes, [...]

Hotel shares fall after US travel alert

Travel-related companie’ stocks are down after the US State Department issued a global alert for Americans planning to travel following deadly militant attacks in France and Mali, Reuters reported. Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide were down 1.5 percent to two percent. Airlines’ shares were also hit by the rise in [...]

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Hotel boss visits Mali terror scene

Rezidor President & CEO Wolfgang M. Neumann is visiting Bamako in Mali following the hostage-taking at Radisson Blu. He issued the following statement: “All of us are devastated by the hostage-taking at the Radisson Blu Hotel Bamako in Mali on Friday, 20th November where 22 of our hotel guests and employees sadly lost their lives. [...]


Russia moves to suspend travel to Turkey

Russia’s state tourism agency Rostourism is recommending suspending sales of tour packages to Turkey following the downing of a Russian fighter jet in Syria, RIA news agency reported. Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recommended against Russians travelling to Turkey for any reason, citing the threat of attacks. “The critical mass of terrorist incidents on [...]

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InterCon launches breakfast emojis

InterContinental Hotels Group launches the Holiday Inn Express brand’s BREAKFA-moji keyboard, available for free download via the iTunes App Store and Google Play. The keyboard, said to be a first of its kind for any hotel brand, features 25 “playful breakfast characters”. Jennifer Gribble, vice president, Holiday Inn Express brand, Americas, said: “This year, we have been going big on breakfast, [...]

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Accor opens two airport hotels in Paris

AccorHotels inaugurates the Pullman Paris Roissy CDG Airport and ibis Styles Roissy CDG Airport hotels in the Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub, Europe’s second-largest and the world’s eighth-largest airport. These openings push the group’s worldwide room count over 500,000. It is planning to open more than 160,000 additional rooms by 2020, including 90 percent under franchise [...]

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

Two Sheratons upgraded to Grands

Sheraton Hotels and Resorts announces the designation of both the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel and the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers as Sheraton Grand properties. Both hotels join the brand’s new premier tier of “exceptional” Sheraton hotels and resorts recognised for their enticing destinations, distinguished designs and excellence in service and guest experiences. The addition [...]