What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W3, September 2023

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

  • Banyan Tree Dubai to take over Caesars Palace Dubai
  • Celebrate Saudi National Day at Zulal with Chiva-Som
  • Record tourist arrival in New York celebrated by the Governor
  • Accor expands in Tbilisi with the New Georgia Hotel
  • Postcard Hotel: Asia’s best boutique at World Travel Awards 2023

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Newshound w3, September 2023

Caesars Palace Dubai to convert to Banyan Tree Dubai

The first of many announcements marking the beginning of a larger hotel and brand development partnership between Accor and Dubai Holding, with multiple projects in the pipeline. Ennismore and Banyan Tree Group, part of the Accor Group, have inked a landmark deal with Dubai Holding, a diversified global investment company with an extensive portfolio of AED 130 billion worth of assets, to introduce a unique luxury lifestyle experience in the emirate.


Commemorate Saudi National Day in wellness at Zulal Wellness Resort 

Saudi nationals and residents are invited to embark on a bespoke luxury wellness journey and dive into a series of immersive retreat experiences. In celebration of Saudi National Day 2023, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som invites Saudi nationals and residents of the kingdom to take advantage of a limited-time offer of 10% off and enjoy exclusive rates available for the month of September, along with a host of value-added experiences for guests of all ages.


New York welcomes record number of tourists

Kathy Hochul, the Governor of New York, declared that the state of New York State in 2022 has welcomed a record of 291.5 million visitors. It’s the largest number of visitors that this US state has welcomed in history. This generated over $78.6 billion in direct spending, followed by $123 billion in total financial impact. The information was published today in a series of reports by Tourism Economics.


Accor expands its portfolio in Georgia with the opening of a new hotel 

Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, announces the opening of the Tbilisi Philharmonic Hotel by Mercure. Located in a historic building on Petre Melikishvili Avenue, the hotel represents the brand’s philosophy, “Locally Inspired”, seamlessly fitting into the surrounding landscape. The new hotel offers guests the perfect combination of reasonable price and a high level of service at any time of the year, as well as additional privileges and access to the ALL–Accor Live Limitless global loyalty program.


Postcard Hotel wins Asia’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand again

The Postcard Hotel, once more solidifying its supremacy, claimed numerous accolades that reaffirmed its status as an unrivalled leader in the industry. The prestigious World Travel Awards 2023 witnessed The Postcard Hotel again solidifying its supremacy, claiming numerous accolades reaffirming its status as an unrivalled leader in the industry. The Postcard Hotel has been voted yet again as ‘Asia’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand’.


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