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. 

https://shorturl.at/yWeGx

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. 

https://shorturl.at/QjrrS

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.  

https://shorturl.at/Kmncj

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.  

https://shorturl.at/0DcHQ

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. 

https://shorturl.at/LU4wB

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

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

  • HEI Hotels & Resorts acquires The American Hotel Atlanta Downtown 
  • Hyatt and Kiraku launch joint venture to finance first hotels in Japan 
  • Celebrate Eid al-Adha at Varq, Taj Exotica, The Palm, Dubai 
  • Sandbourne Santa Monica opens on Ocean Avenue 
  • Iconic Taj hotel, Kochi reopens to guests 

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Hei adds American Hotel Atlanta Downtown to its portfolio 

HEI Hotels & Resorts added The American Hotel Atlanta Downtown, Tapestry Collection by Hilton to its portfolio, bringing the total number of hotels managed in the metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, market to 15. 

https://shorturl.at/Dif5f

Hyatt, Kiraku form new joint venture for Japan’s first hotels

Hyatt Hotels and its development partner, Kiraku, are making significant strides in the Japanese hospitality industry with their joint venture aimed at creating the new ATONA hotel brand. This initiative marks Hyatt’s ambitious foray into developing a series of hotels across regional Japan, all centered around the luxurious concept of hot springs. 

https://shorturl.at/hgpFS

Celebrate Eid Al Adha in Royal Style at Varq, Taj Exotica, Dubai

Renowned for its elegant ambiance and contemporary twist on authentic Indian flavours, Varq invites guests to experience an unforgettable 3-course dinner. Celebrate Eid al-Adha in regal style at Varq, the crown jewel of Indian cuisine at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai. Renowned for its elegant ambiance and contemporary twist on authentic Indian flavours, Varq invites guests to experience an unforgettable 3-course dinner. 

https://shorturl.at/pImkQ

Sandbourne Santa Monica: Beachfront Jewel, Now Open 

The much-anticipated Sandbourne Santa Monica officially opens its doors, introducing a transformative hotel experience along the vibrant Ocean Avenue. This new beachfront masterpiece, designed by the acclaimed Icelandic architect Gulla Jónsdóttir, offers a unique 175-room coastal retreat that promises to revitalize the upscale hotel landscape in Santa Monica.

https://shorturl.at/v56Go

Iconic Taj Hotel, Kochi welcomes guests once again 

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) announces the reopening of Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Kochi, Kerala, following a year-long extensive renovation and redesign. Built in 1935, the hotel’s legendary history has been reimagined with fresh and modern sensibilities, paying homage to the multicultural fabric and maritime history of Kochi. 

https://shorturl.at/WSCHy

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

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

  • GCC hospitality boom: UAE market to top US$7 billion by 2026
  • Accor leads hospitality growth across Saudi Arabia 
  • Xenia Hotels & Resorts: Q1 2024 nets $8.5M, steady growth 
  • Minor Hotels to launch 50 properties in India 
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton partners with Grubhub for onsite food delivery

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GCC hospitality boom; UAE market to top US$7B by 2026

Recent data from global research companies indicates a bright future for the GCC hospitality industry, with insights from Deloitte and STR demonstrating sustained growth as tourism continues to be a key priority for regional governments. The upcoming edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), a premier global event in travel and tourism, will serve as a pivotal gathering for hospitality stakeholders when it takes place from 6 to 9 May at the Dubai World Trade Centre. RateTiger is taking Dubai by storm from May 6th to 9th! Find us in Hall 4, Booth TT4102. 

https://shorturl.at/KOUW8

Accor drives hospitality expansion in Saudi Arabia 

As the largest hotel operator in Saudi Arabia, Accor is spearheading a strategic transformation of the country’s tourism sector, marking a new era of hospitality in the Kingdom. 

Accor currently operates 13 brands in Saudi Arabia, spanning across the premium, midscale, and economy segments, as well as luxury brands and Ennismore’s lifestyle collective. With leading brands including ibis, Novotel, Adagio, Mercure, Mövenpick, Swissotel, Pullman, Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Banyan Tree and others, the group has solidified its position as a leading hospitality provider, offering a wide range of services and experiences. 

https://shorturl.at/ao479

Xenia Hotels: Q1 2024 nets $8.5M, steady growth 

Regarding Liquidity and Balance Sheet as of March 31, 2024, the Company held total outstanding debt of approximately $1.4 billion with a weighted-average interest rate of 5.47%. It possessed around $140 million in cash and cash equivalents, including hotel working capital, and full availability on its revolving line of credit, resulting in total liquidity of about $590 million. Furthermore, as of the conclusion of the first quarter, the Company possessed about $57 million in restricted cash and escrows. 

https://shorturl.at/kwzB3

Minor Hotels plans 50 new properties in India 

Minor Hotels, a global hotel owner and operator with more than 540 properties in 56 countries, is set to intensify its presence in the dynamic Indian hospitality market, targeting 50 new openings within the next decade. 

The group will focus its strategy on the upper-upscale and luxury hotel segments, where it expects strong interest from owners in its well-established Anantara, Avani, and NH Collection brands. 

https://shorturl.at/puL68

Home2 Suites by Hilton offers seamless Grubhub food delivery

More than 30 percent of travelers struggle with not knowing where to order food and 25 percent worry about not having access to a car to get around, according to a Grubhub survey. Further, nearly 50 percent of travelers said they’d use a delivery app to order forgotten items. With this integration, travelers don’t have to worry about food, transportation or these forgotten items since Grubhub and Home2 Suites make it easy to order from local restaurants and find nearby convenience stores for delivery right to their Home2 Suites hotel. 

https://shorturl.at/koY36

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

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

  • Universal Orlando announces details of two new hotels
  • Lemon Tree Hotels launches first property in Nepal, driving stock gains
  • Hotel leaders master transformative communication 
  • IHG integrates travel planner into app
    • MakeMyTrip expands to 150 countries

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    Universal Orlando reveals details of two new hotels

    Universal Orlando Resort unveiled new details about the two new cosmic-themed hotels that will debut adjacent to its newest park expansion, Universal Epic Universe, all expected to debut in 2025.

    https://shorturl.at/aghU0

    Lemon Tree Hotels gains on launching first property in Nepal 

    Lemon Tree Hotels rose 1.05% to Rs 139.20 after the company announced their entry into Nepal with the opening of Lemon Tree Premier at Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu. This marks not only the company’s foray into Nepal but also marks the milestone of Lemon Trees inventory crossing 10,000 rooms. 

    https://shorturl.at/isvPQ

    Communication mastery for hotel leaders

    HSMAI staff recently sat down with Denise Thomas, the President of The Effective Communication Coach, who will be a keynote speaker at the HSMAI Commercial Strategy Conference (CSC), June 25-26, in Charlotte, NC. Denise takes a personalized approach, empowering individuals to “lead from where they are” in order to foster substantial, positive changes within their organizations. Her consulting and business serve professionals from entry level to C-Suite Executives on how effective communication can drive advancement in their career and innovation across their businesses.

    https://shorturl.at/epr24

    IHG builds app travel planner

    IHG Hotels & Resorts has built a new travel planner powered by Google Cloud AI. The travel planner will offer personalised travel recommendations to customers who use the IHG One Rewards mobile app. It is part of a suite of new features that will launch in the second half of 2024, which IHG says will create ‘a more dynamic digital guest experience’.

    https://shorturl.at/jkmrU

    MakeMyTrip expands globally to 150 countries

    Indian online travel agency MakeMyTrip made a push Monday to go global: It has extended its services to over 150 countries, including the UK, Germany, Japan, Italy, and France. Until now, it has operated primarily in India, the U.S., and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

    https://shorturl.at/rHWX0

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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. 

https://shorturl.at/dehV7

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. 

https://shorturl.at/jHQU3

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. 

https://shorturl.at/FUV04

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.” 

https://shorturl.at/cKO15

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. 

https://shorturl.at/gpx79

 

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What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W4, February 2024

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

  • Hilton reports booming expansion in the Caribbean and Latin America
  • Atlantis The Royal marks one year with Louis Vuitton’s Vivienne
  • Radisson expands presence in Ayodhya
  • HotelPORT partners with Yext in the hospitality industry
  • Celebrate Ramadan with LPM Restaurant & Bar Doha’s fresh menu

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Hilton shares record growth in Caribbean and Latin America. 

 Hilton shared a year of growth in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA), entering new markets in 2023. Last year, Hilton opened 19 new hotels and approximately 4,000 rooms in the Caribbean and Latin America, representing more rooms added in the region than in any other year in the company’s history. With a strong year of signings in 2023 and a pipeline of 110 properties, the company expects this growth in the region to continue. 

https://shorturl.at/kqz37

Atlantis The Royal hosts Louis Vuitton’s Vivienne for a special anniversary vacation. 

From Paris to Dubai, the emblematic mascot for Louis Vuitton is reborn as six larger-than-life Vivienne sculptures and two giant inflatables. Louis Vuitton and Atlantis The Royal have joined forces in a unique collaboration to celebrate the first anniversary of the world’s most ultra-luxury experiential resort. To mark Atlantis The Royal’s milestone birthday, Louis Vuitton’s iconic Vivienne mascot has travelled from Paris to Dubai to join the celebrations and embark on her most joyous travel experience yet. 

https://shorturl.at/BCDQX

Radisson strengthens footprint in Ayodhya 

The hotel is strategically located within two kilometers of Shri Ram Mandir, Ayodhya. It is at a convenient distance from the Maharishi Valmiki International Airport, Ayodhya Railway Station and further enjoys excellent road connectivity via National Highway-27. The hotel will boast excellent visibility while providing effortless connectivity to the region. Guests can also explore revered religious sites within 2-5 kilometers, such as Hanuman Ghari, Kanak Bhawan, Nageshwarnath Temple, and Treta Ke Thakur. This strategic location enables the hotel to capture significant demand from devotees, pilgrims, and tourists visiting Ayodhya.  

https://shorturl.at/grzU3

HotelPORT joins hands with Yext hospitality industry 

HotelPORT, a pioneering technology firm transforming in what manner the hospitality industry advertises and distributes itself in the online space, is excited to declare its association with Yext, the prominent digital presence platform that influences the awareness behind each customer commitment. This assimilation will let hoteliers, restaurants and spas to effortlessly achieve their digital attendance and offer a reliable, precise and appealing understanding to clients wherever in the digital space. 

https://shorturl.at/kmFQ0

Welcome Ramadan with LPM Restaurant & Bar Doha’s new menu. 

LPM Restaurant & Bar Doha, the home of French-Mediterranean cuisine, is delighted to announce it will be serving a specially curated Ramadan Menu for the holy month. Highlighting the most loved dishes from LPM’s À La Carte menu with touches that embrace Ramadan traditions, the restaurant offers a beautifully crafted menu that guests can enjoy whether they are breaking their fast or indulging in a Suhoor meal before sunrise. 

https://shorturl.at/imuKN

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

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

  • IHG opens the first Staybridge Suites in France. 
  • Marriott acquires Dubai hotels, Saudi tourism rises, Wadama’s rally 
  • Sofitel Mumbai BKC: India’s 1st hotel with Green Key Certification. 
  • Accor grows in India and signs Grand Mercure Jaipur Kukas. 
  • Amal Group invests $315M in Phuket’s “Gardens of Eden.”

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IHG launches inaugural Staybridge Suites in France. 

The city of Cannes is now home to the first Staybridge Suites property in France. Staybridge Suites Cannes Centre represents the introduction of the all-suites hotel to the IHG Hotels & Resorts portfolio in France. Staybridge Suites Cannes has been opened in partnership with hospitality management company, SOHOMA. 

https://shorturl.at/oJT39

Marriott acquires three Dubai hotels, Saudi tourism surges, and Spencer Wadama issues a rallying cry 

The past week has been marked by key developments, reshaping the hospitality landscape, from Marriott’s strategic move to take over three Dubai hotels previously operated by Emaar to Hyatt’s ambitious plan to expand its luxury hotel portfolio across Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar by 2025, even as we near the year’s end, the industry is witnessing substantial growth and transformation. 

https://shorturl.at/ckoX2

Sofitel Mumbai BKC: India’s first hotel awarded Green Key Certification 

Sofitel Mumbai BKC is thrilled to announce its prestigious Green Key Certification, bestowed by the National Jury Green Key India and the Center for Environment Education (CEE). As the inaugural recipient of this certification in the country, the hotel proudly stands at the forefront of environmental responsibility and sustainable practices within the tourism industry. 

https://shorturl.at/dsAJQ

Accor expands in India with the signing of Grand Mercure Jaipur Kukas  

Accor, a world-leading hospitality group boasting more than 1,000 properties across the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, has partnered with Shree Kamalam Elite Resorts Pvt Ltd, to launch Grand Mercure Jaipur Kukas, the eighth Grand Mercure property in India, a premium addition to its distinguished portfolio. Set to open in 2028, this upscale property will tailor an unparalleled guest experience in India’s foremost tourist belt.   

https://shorturl.at/pyHS6

Amal Group invests $315M in record Phuket property, “Gardens of Eden.”

Amal Group of Companies has unveiled Gardens of Eden on Bangtao Beach, a 11.68 hectare luxury wellness residential and hospitality community dedicating 70% of the land to open spaces populated with botanical gardens and active green areas. With an investment capital of USD 315 million, an inspiring vision of sustainability and well-being are at the core of the project, a clear indication of the growing maturity of Phuket as a multicultural lifestyle destination highly sought after by the international community. 

https://shorturl.at/bdvE0

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What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W4, December 2023

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

  • Seasonal magic at Four Seasons Baku: An enchanting atelier 
  • Georgia 2024: Luxe retreats & historic gems in hotels 
  • Celebrate festive delights at the newly opened Banyan Tree Dubai 
  • Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah re-opens its doors 
  • Hyatt arrives in Bodh Gaya: A new era of hospitality 

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Four Seasons Baku: A magical atelier for seasonal wonders 

This year, Four Seasons Hotel Baku invites guests to immerse themselves in a tale of festive wonder where every detail, from the special lobby décor to memorable dining experiences, is imbued with the magic of everyone’s favourite season. Four Seasons Hotel Baku has something in store for the whole family with an unmatched holiday atmosphere, world-class service, and unbeatable offers. 

https://shorturl.at/CDHQ9

Georgia 2024: Luxe retreats & historic gems in hotels 

Georgia’s upcoming array of new hotels in 2024 promises more than just a place to rest your head. From luxurious mountaintop golf resorts to historically restored mansions, here’s a glimpse of the diverse accommodations set to greet travelers in the Peach State. Fayetteville’s Trilith Guesthouse, part of Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio, opens in January 2024 at the entrance of the European-styled Town at Trilith. 

https://shorturl.at/guwAB

Immerse yourself in festive delights at the newly opened Banyan Tree Dubai 

Set against the breathtaking shoreline of Bluewaters Island and boasting a plethora of dining and recreational facilities, Banyan Tree Dubai is the ultimate escape for those seeking a vibrant stay overlooking the crystal-clear Arabian Gulf. From heartwarming Christmas culinary delights and spectacular New Year’s Eve revelries to tranquil spa treatments, charming afternoon teas, and so much more, Banyan Tree Dubai has everything in place for an unforgettable festive experience. 

https://shorturl.at/bcwCG

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah re-opens its doors 

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah has reopened after a major revamp of its 149 rooms and 54 suites, restaurants, event spaces, and lobby. Alongside the rooms, nine restaurants and lounges, extensive outdoor space for private events and weddings, and the resort’s six-metre Waldorf Astoria clock in the heart of the lobby have all gone through a refurbishment. The clock showcases a pearlised domed glass dial with an aquamarine centre, complemented by gold-plated Whitehurst seven-day mechanical movement. 

https://shorturl.at/knAZ4

Hospitality evolves: Hyatt establishes a presence in Bodh Gaya 

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Hyatt Place Bodh Gaya, the first ever Hyatt Place brand hotel in the state of Bihar and the ninth Hyatt Place property in the country. Developed by the Saraf Hotel Enterprise, the 74-guest room property features the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere, and practical amenities, such as Free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food offerings. 

https://www.hotelierindia.com/operations/bodh-gaya-gets-a-hyatt 

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Wish you all a Happy Holidays!

What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W1, October 2023

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

  • Saudi to open US$1billion Riyadh School of Tourism 
  • RIXOS Hotel UAE recognized for sustainable practices 
  • Hyatt to debut Homes & Hideaways vacation rental platform 
  • Fiji tourism sees sharp rise in Chinese visitors 
  • Novotel Hyderabad Airport celebrates India’s culinary diversity 

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Saudi Arabia invests in tourism with new US$1 Billion school in Riyadh 

Saudi Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb has announced the opening of the Riyadh School of Tourism and Hospitality, which is aimed at providing top-notch training in the tourism and travel sector. The school is set to have a sprawling campus in Qiddiya, covering a vast area of five million square meters. The project will cost approximately US$1 billion. The anticipated opening date for this educational institution is 2027. 

https://shorturl.at/vxENR

RIXOS Hotel UAE sets benchmark for hospitality sustainability 

Rixos Hotels UAE is proud to announce that it has been awarded the esteemed certification by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), making it the first hotel brand in the region to attain such prestigious recognition. This achievement underscores Rixos Hotels Gulf’s commitment to responsible and sustainable tourism practices, aligning seamlessly with the UAE’s initiative to declare 2023 as the “Year of Sustainability.” 

https://shorturl.at/FLPQ5

Hyatt to introduce new home rental offering 

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced plans for a new short-term vacation rental platform, Homes & Hideaways by World of Hyatt, which will have private homes and remote hideaways in the United States. When the offering launches, which is expected in the coming weeks, World of Hyatt members will have direct booking access to short-term private home rentals. The planned launch of Homes & Hideaways by World of Hyatt reinforces Hyatt’s commitment to providing flexible stay experiences. 

https://shorturl.at/nEHV6

Fiji becomes popular tourist destination for Chinese visitors 

The Fiji tourism segment is seeing a distinguished increase in the figure of visitors coming from China. The Fiji Chinese Association said that this increase is because of features like overpopulation and infrastructural growth in the East Asian nation. Jenny Seeto, the Fiji Chinese Association president said that they are expecting that a non-stop flight from Fijito China and vice versa will facilitate relaxed travel. 

https://shorturl.at/jBL18

Novotel Hyderabad Airport celebrates India’s rich culinary heritage 

Novotel Hyderabad Airport (NHA) is excited to unveil its latest culinary spectacle, “The Great Highway Food Adventure.” This extraordinary gastronomic voyage beckons food enthusiasts and connoisseurs to embark on a culinary exploration of the diverse and delectable cuisines found along the iconic NH44 Highway. Scheduled to commence on September 30th and continue until October 28th, 2023, “The Great Highway Food Adventure” is poised to redefine perceptions of Indian cuisine. 

https://shorturl.at/foMP5

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What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W1, August 2023

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

  • Wyndham Residences The Palm marks one year of success 
  • Radisson Hotel Group unveils eighth Moroccan property 
  • Central Hotels & Resorts: committed to sustainable hospitality 
  • Festive season Spurs 50% travel intent in West Bengal & East India 
  • The Dagny Hotel debuts in Downtown Boston 

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Wyndham Residences The Palm celebrates one year of success 

Wyndham Hotel Residences The Palm, located on the West Crescent of Palm Jumeirah, will celebrate its first year anniversary on 4 August 2023, marking a year of many achievements. Wyndham Hotel & Residences The Palm offers a sophisticated retreat nestled among the vibrant residential community of Palm Jumeirah. With 102 well-appointed rooms, which include a selection of pet-friendly accommodation options, the property provides residents and their furry companions with a serene getaway and luxe home away from home. 

https://shorturl.at/boNU9

Radisson Hotel Group introduces its eighth hotel in Morocco 

Radisson Hotel Group is expanding its presence in Morocco with the opening of Radisson Blu Residences, Saidia, its eighth hotel in the country. The hotel comprises 13 contemporary units made up of suites, studios, and apartments with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and the region’s renowned landscapes.   

https://shorturl.at/BPTVY

Central Hotels & Resorts reinforces commitment to sustainable hospitality 

Central Hotels & Resorts, one of the fastest-growing hospitality management companies in the UAE, is proud to announce the launch of its latest sustainable tourism campaign, which represents a significant step in enhancing the brand’s visual identity and reflects its unwavering commitment to promoting sustainable practices within the hotel industry. Scheduled for implementation in the fourth quarter of this year, Central Hotels & Resorts is eager to lead by example and drive positive change within the UAE’s hospitality landscape. 

https://shorturl.at/buBNR

Festive season boosts travel intent in West Bengal and East India by 50% 

SOTC Travel’s consumer data reveals high travel intent, especially during the festive season – across multiple segments driven by multigenerational families. West Bengal and East India feature as key source markets for the company and are witnessing over a 50% surge in demand YoY for the Durga Pujo holidays. Therefore, the group focused intent to maximize on the significant demand. SOTC Travel, a leading omnichannel Travel and Tourism Company, unveiled its new campaign targeting the Pujo season. 

https://shorturl.at/oCJW3

The Dagny Hotel opens in Downtown Boston 

The Dagny Boston Hotel officially opened its doors, welcoming guests and locals alike to discover an exciting new chapter in the building’s storied history.  Originally known as the Batterymarch Building, this Art Deco icon rose to prominence in 1928 as the city’s first skyscraper and was quickly hailed for ushering in a new century in the city’s pedigree. As the city’s latest independent hotel, fittingly named using Old Norse words for “new day,” The Dagny Boston marks the launch of a captivating new era for the location. 

https://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article127551.html 

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