What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W2, November 2023

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

  • New private island retreats to open in Saudi Arabia 
  • Luxury apartment hotel reopens in Denver 
  • Cross Hotels & Resorts shines at WTM 2023 
  • Race weekend luxury at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island 
  • Astor arrives in Goa 

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Newshound w2, November 2023

New luxury private island destination unveiled 

Red Sea Global (RSG), the multi-project developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism destinations, The Red Sea and Amaala, has revealed Thuwal Private Retreat, an exclusive, buy-out-only island destination set to welcome guests next year. Located on a pristine 1.7-hectare sandy islet in a spectacular coral archipelago on the Red Sea coast, the intimate destination offers stunning natural beauty complemented by discreet architecture, offering ultimate luxury in complete privacy. 


Luxury apartment-hotel reopens in Denver 

Mint House announced the reopening of Mint House Denver – Downtown Union Station. The property has apartment-style hospitality units in a highrise building, which just completed a property-wide refurbishment. Mint House Denver – Downtown Union Station’s new footprint has doubled in capacity from its previous iteration; from studio to two-bedroom options, the units will have up to three times the space of traditional short-term rentals. 


Cross Hotels & Resorts makes waves at WTM 2023 

Cross Hotels & Resorts, a major hospitality business in South East Asia, has announced its participation in World Travel Market 2023, which will take place from November 6th to 8th at ExCeL in London, UK. Cross Hotels & Resorts seeks strategic relationships and sales possibilities at World Travel Market 2023. The firm intends to improve its position in the travel industry in the United Kingdom and worldwide. 


Race weekend luxury at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island  

As the year’s most anticipated weekend, November 23rd to 26th, draws near, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island is set to deliver an array of exhilarating activities both on and off the track. Make W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island your home during this thrilling weekend, and immerse yourself in unparalleled entertainment. Nestled in the heart of the action, W Abu Dhabi offers the perfect vantage point to soak in all the adrenaline-pumping race action from November 24th to 26th. 


Astor arrives in Goa 

The Astor Goa redefines experiential luxury by launching an all-suite luxury boutique property nestled in the coveted Candolim area of North Goa. After a successful stint with the iconic heritage property of Kolkata, The Astor Kolkata, The Archer Hospitality group brings their flagship brand to Goa as a part of the strategic expansion of their portfolio. Poised to become one of the most popular destinations for the modern traveller, this boutique hotel is far from ordinary, offering chic and sophisticated experiences. 


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