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

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

  • Sheraton opens 100th hotel in Greater China
  • Capella Hotels launches new wellness retreat in Neom, Saudi Arabia  
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek marks 50 years of excellence 
  • Sage Hospitality Group acquires One Ocean Resort & Spa 
  • Four Club Mahindra Resorts lead in sustainability efforts 

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Sheraton marks the debut of its 100th hotel in Greater China 

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio of more than 30 hotel brands, today announced the opening of Sheraton Lanzhou Anning in Lanzhou of Gansu province. The opening also marks the 100th Sheraton Hotel in Greater China, where the brand made its market debut 50 years ago. Located in the heart of Lanzhou’s Anning District, the new hotel draws on the brand’s roots as a gathering place for both locals and guests in communities around the world, which continues to evolve through Sheraton’s new design vision of creating intuitive and holistic experiences through spaces to connect, be productive, and enjoy a sense of belonging. 


Capella Hotels opens wellness retreat in Neom, Saudi Arabia 

Capella Hotels and Resorts is excited to unveil its inaugural coastal property in Saudi Arabia, located within the vibrant NEOM at Elanan, nestled among the picturesque desert mountains and the shores of the Gulf of Aqaba. This new resort is set to open a distinctive wellness retreat as part of a broader sustainable development in the northwest region of Saudi Arabia. 


Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek celebrates 50 years

A golden day approaches as The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek is proud to announce its upcoming 50th anniversary, marking half a century of serving guests with hospitality excellence and celebrating its rich history in the heart of Dubai. A captivating property since first opening its doors in 1975, this iconic five-star hotel has become a beloved landmark, offering guests unparalleled access to Dubai’s cultural and historic treasures.


Sage Hospitality Group has acquired One Ocean Resort & Spa

Sage Hospitality Group announced that Sage Investments entered into a joint venture agreement with Aspect Real Estate Group, Corner Lot, and Kelco Management and Development, closing on One Ocean Resort & Spa. A resort in Atlantic Beach, Florida, One Ocean Resort & Spa is situated over 3 acres of oceanfront real estate. The property benefits from its location in Jacksonville Beaches. Sage has committed to a comprehensive capital improvement plan, including an upgrade to all guest-facing areas and a repositioning of the resort in 2025 led by Sage Studio, the company’s graphic and interior design division. 


Four Club Mahindra resorts champion sustainability

The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) recognises four Club Mahindra Resorts, highlighting their dedication to sustainability. Kumbhalgarh, Ooty, and Madikeri have been awarded the prestigious Platinum certifications from the IGBC, and the Club Mahindra resort in Udaipur has earned the IGBC Gold certification. This remarkable accomplishment highlights Club Mahindra’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility as well as its vision to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040. 


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