What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W2, June 2024

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

  • IHG opens first luxury & lifestyle hotel in Hawaii 
  • China adds 22 new national tourist resorts
  • Radisson’s newest Makkah hotel strengthens Saudi expansion 
  • Nikki Beach to launch summer 2024 pop-up in Baku 
  • Rajasthan welcomes ninth Lemon Tree hotel 

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IHG opens first luxury location in Hawaii 

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced a partnership with Kauai’s landmark Coco Palms Resort, establishing the first location in Hawaii for IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury and lifestyle portfolio. Following a historically sensitive restoration of the property, Coco Palms, A Kimpton Resort, will become an inspiring tropical retreat for travelers and the Kauai community. The transformed resort is anticipated to open in 2026. 


China announces 22 new national tourist resorts 

China announced the inclusion of 22 new National Tourist Resorts. They will be enhancing the country’s array of must-visit destinations. It underscores China’s commitment to promoting tourism and highlighting its diverse cultural and natural attractions. 


Radisson expands in Saudi Arabia with new hotel in Makkah 

Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the opening of its newest hotel, Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Thakher Alsharqi. Strategically located in the heart of Thakher City, a mere 2.2 km from the revered Great Mosque, the hotel promises to set a new standard for contemporary accommodation in Makkah.  


Nikki beach to pop-up in Baku for summer 2024

Nikki Beach Hospitality Group, the global luxury lifestyle hospitality company, is thrilled to announce the launch of a new pop-up beach club in Baku, Azerbaijan scheduled to open in early July 2024.  The summer attraction will operate until mid-September, aligning with the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.  


Rajasthan gets its ninth Lemon Tree 

Lemon Tree Hotels Limited announces the opening of its ninth property in Rajasthan: Keys Lite by Lemon Tree Hotels, Urban Square, Udaipur. It is also the brand’s third offering in the City of Lakes after the upscale Aurika Udaipur and the mid-scale Keys Select by Lemon Tree Hotels, Udaipur. The property is operated under the franchise division of Lemon Tree Hotels. 


That’s all folks!     

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