What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W4, February 2023

Here is your weekly industry news round-up. Check out the short snippets here and follow below for more details. 

  • Newly launched happy paws room at UAE’s beach resort 
  • BOLD by Wyndham program signs 18 hotels in six months 
  • Kimpton Hotel to undergo a top-to-bottom renovation 
  • AITCAP conference at the city of Gold Coast, Queensland 
  • IHCL expands its presence in the Mumbai 

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Hilton Ras Al Khaimah beach resort launch happy paws rooms 

Take your furry four-legged friend to Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort as it becomes the first five-star property to launch a series of dog-friendly rooms in the Emirate. Hilton hotels, globally, are known for offering the perfect pet-friendly stays from barktastic beaches to tail-wagging tours. The rooms are designed to cater to a maximum of two dogs per room within a combined total of 25kgs. Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort has assigned eight dog-friendly rooms with direct access to a 500m-long private back beach area. 


Wyndham’s BOLD program reaches 18 signed hotels 

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts announced the expansion of its BOLD by Wyndham program. In just over six months, the program has signed deals for 18 hotels across the United States, including 10 under its newly launched ECHO Suites Extended Stay by Wyndham brand. The program is built around two key pillars: promoting hotel ownership as a vehicle for potential wealth creation and accelerating the path to hotel ownership. 


Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City announces top-to-bottom renovation 

The Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, located in the heart of downtown, announces a bold, top-to-bottom renovation today, bringing an enhanced level of modern sophistication to Salt Lake City. The design will highlight original and historical details, all while incorporating natural textures and art inspired by the surrounding mountains and scenery. Monaco will remain open throughout the process. 


Queensland: first destination in Australia to host AITCAP 

Over 200 tourism industry professionals are expected to converge on the Gold Coast for the AITCAP Conference in April 2023.  The event will feature an intensive 1-day in-person conference on April 28th, a 1-day virtual conference on May 11th, as well as a diversity of Side Events.  Queensland will become the first destination in Australia to host The Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Conference, after two years of being an entirely virtual event. 


Indian Hotels Company signs Vivanta branded hotel in Thane 

India’s largest hospitality company today announced the signing of a Vivanta branded hotel in Thane in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Thane is a leading business and industrial hub for the state of Maharashtra, being a part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. This signing is in line with IHCL’s focus on expanding its presence in key emerging markets of India. We are happy to partner with BK Holidays and Resorts Private Limited. 


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