What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W1, April 2024

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

  • Hilton expands NoMad Hotels via Sydell Group acquisition 
  • The Rockley’ debuts on Barbados’ south coast 
  • Eid al-Fitr: Luxe stay, beach BBQ at Kempinski Palm Jumeirah 
  • IHCL launches luxurious IBIZA Resort in Kolkata 
  • Accor opening new Sofitel in India 

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Hilton expands NoMad Hotels with Sydell Group acquisition 

Hilton announced it has acquired a majority controlling interest in Sydell Group to expand the NoMad Hotels brand from its existing London flagship location to markets around the world. The addition of NoMad to Hilton’s brand portfolio marks the company’s entry into the fast-growing luxury lifestyle hotel market with a brand defined by food and beverage, interior design, and service. 


The Rockley’ Opens on the South Coast of Barbados 

The Rockley opened on March 27 on the South Coast of Barbados, celebrating the local vibe with a hip new hotel experience in the Rockley Beach area known for its lively bars, signature restaurants, and authentic island experiences. The Rockley, previously known as the South Beach hotel, features a playful new design after an extensive renovation and rebrand. The property is situated just steps from the white sand and sparkling water of Rockley Beach, with rates starting at £200 a night. 


Eid al-Fitr: Luxe stay, beach BBQ at Kempinski Palm 

As Eid al-Fitr festivities approach, Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah is excited to announce its exclusive holiday offerings, designed to provide guests with an unforgettable experience that blends luxurious accommodation with exceptional dining. This year, the hotel invites guests to immerse themselves in the spirit of Eid with its special retreat package and a beachside BBQ lunch that promises to delight all senses. 


IHCL launches luxurious IBIZA Resort in Kolkata 

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), the foremost player in India’s hospitality sector, unveiled its latest venture—a luxurious resort located adjacent to Joka along Diamond Harbour Road, nestled in the vibrant city of Kolkata. 

Commenting on the signing, Ms. Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President – Real Estate & Development, IHCL said, “This signing is another step in IHCL expanding its footprint in Kolkata, a thriving metropolitan state capital. It will address the need for getaway destinations at a short driving distance from the city, that will help tap into the increasing demand for both leisure as well as MICE. We are delighted to collaborate with Merlin Group, a leading real estate group in East India for this resort.” 


Accor to open a new Sofitel in India 

Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, announces the signing of a partnership agreement with EBU Estate Developers Private Limited for the development of a Sofitel hotel in India, the Sofitel Jaipur Jawahar Circle. The luxury hotel is scheduled to open its doors in 2028 and promises to redefine hospitality in the vibrant city of Jaipur. 



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