What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W3, May 2024

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

  • Summer vacations are a top priority for travelers 
  • Technavio forecasts boom in hospitality robots 
  • ATM 2024 breaks record with 46,000+ attendees 
  • Park Hotels announces tender offer results 
  • Barceló invests $400M in global expansion 

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Tripadvisor: Travelers are placing high priority on summer vacations 

According to the annual Summer Travel Index released by Tripadvisor, travelers worldwide continue to prioritize summer vacations. Ninety-five per cent of respondents are planning to travel as much (51 percent) or more (44 percent) than last summer, despite some concern about economic headwinds. Over a quarter (26 percent) of U.S. travelers are planning to spend $5,000 or more on their getaways. 

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Hospitality robots market to grow by $471.77M by 2028 

Hospitality robots redefine service with efficiency. Technavio forecasts a USD 471.77 million expansion by 2028, boasting a 14.19% CAGR. According to Technavio, the global market for hospitality robots is projected to expand by USD 471.77 million between 2024 and 2028. This market is anticipated to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.19% throughout the forecast period. 

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ATM 2024 sees a record 46,000+ attendees 

More than 46,000 industry professionals from over 160 countries – including 33,500 visitors – attended the 31st edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which concluded last week in Dubai, UAE. Organisers of the event have revealed this figure is a 15% year-on-year increase in attendees compared to its 30th edition last year. This number sets a new record for the show, in which the team illustrates the “strength, resilience and momentum” of the global travel and tourism sector. 

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Park Hotels reports tender offer outcomes 

Park Hotels & Resorts announced today the expiration and final results of the previously announced cash tender offer initiated by its subsidiaries: Park Intermediate Holdings LLC, PK Domestic Property LLC, and PK Finance Co-Issuer Inc. (collectively, the “Issuers”). The Tender Offer was for any and all of their outstanding 7.500% Senior Notes due 2025. It expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 13, 2024 (the “Expiration Time”). 

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Barceló Hotel Group’s $400M expansion plan 

Barceló Hotel Group, the leading Spanish hospitality management company, reveals its 2024 global expansion strategy with a robust pipeline of new property openings in new and existing key source markets, totalling an investment of over $400 million. In 2024, Barceló Hotel Group will extend its presence in the Middle East, Africa and Türkiye (MEAT) region, with a slated line-up of property openings annually. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.” 

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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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What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W3, March 2024

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

  • In 2024, ATM will tackle sustainability and innovation in aviation 
  • Hilton ramps up lifestyle expansion with Graduate Hotels addition 
  • Marriott signs deal to bring JW Marriott to Greece with Vasilakis SA 
  • Amsterdam and New York named top business travel spots in 2023 
  • Leisure Hotels Group launches ‘Sociotel’ concept 

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ATM 2024 focuses on aviation sustainability and innovation

Exploring the future of aviation, Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which takes place from 6-9 May at the Dubai World Trade Centre, will host prominent international airlines and aircraft manufacturers to discuss the latest industry innovations and solutions. Transformative areas that are likely to be high on the agenda are sustainability and the role of startups and innovators in transporting the industry into the next era. Mark your calendars! RateTiger is taking Dubai by storm from May 6th to 9th! Find us in Hall 4, Booth TT4102.

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Hilton boosts lifestyle expansion, adds Graduate Hotels

Hilton announced an agreement with Adventurous Journeys Capital Partners (AJ Capital) to acquire the Graduate Hotels brand, adding a growth opportunity for the global hospitality leader in the lifestyle hotel market. Hilton will pay $210 million to acquire all rights to the Graduate brand worldwide, enter into franchise agreements for all existing and signed pipeline Graduate Hotels, and become responsible for the brand’s future development and growth. AJ Capital will remain the owner of the more than 35 operating and pipeline Graduate properties, each of which will be operated under long-term Hilton franchise agreements. 

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Marriott inks deal to debut JW Marriott in Greece with Vasilakis SA

Marriott International, Inc. announced it has signed an agreement in collaboration with Vasilakis SA to bring the JW Marriott brand to Greece. Anticipated to open in 2025, JW Marriott Crete Resort & Spa will span 100 acres of coastal beauty and will be a haven for travellers who seek a luxury escape paired with exceptional service and holistic well-being experiences. SWOT Hospitality, known for its expertise in managing luxury hotels across Greece, will collaborate with Vasilakis SA and Marriott International as the third-party operator for the franchised property. 

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Amsterdam and New York named top business travel spots in 2023

BCD Travel’s 2023 edition of Cities & Trends Europe indicates that Amsterdam and New York rank as the top destinations for European business travelers, with Germany and the United States emerging as the most favored countries. This analysis is grounded in the collection of flight and car rental data from various European markets in 2023. 

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Leisure Hotels Group introduces new ‘Sociotel’ concept 

Experience the coastal charm with dynamic social stays at Bedzzz Xclusiv, Morjim, Goa. Leisure Hotels Group (LHG), an experiential resort chain in North India and the largest across Uttarakhand, announces the launch of its newest venture, Bedzzz Xclusiv, Morjim, Goa. Expressing his enthusiasm at the imminent launch, Vibhas Prasad, Director of Leisure Hotels Group, stated, “The addition of Bedzzz Xclusiv, Morjim, Goa marks a significant milestone in our pan-India expansion journey while bolstering unique verticals within the Group. 

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

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

    • Hoteliers’ essential guide to online travel agencies (OTAs)
    • ITB Berlin 2024 concluded amidst disappointment
    • Kerten introduces The House Urban Eco Resort Riyadh – an eco gem
    • Maximizing your spiritual journey during Ramadan travel
    • Hilton strengthens Asia Pacific development leadership

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    Online travel agencies (OTAs): A guide for hotels

    Online travel agencies (OTAs) have changed the game for hotels and accommodations all over the world. These digital platforms allow travellers to book their trips with just a few clicks, making the planning process more convenient than ever before.

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    ITB Berlin 2024 ended with frustration

    Many visitors and exhibitors left Berlin on Wednesday night, hotels that refused refunds for a prepaid last night had to listen to insults. Diverse and globally represented, more than 5,500 exhibitors from 170 countries illuminated the three business days, occupying all 27 exhibition halls at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds.

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    Kerten Hospitality announces The House Urban Eco Resort Riyadh

    Kerten Hospitality, in partnership with RIKAZ and RAFAL and with the support of the Ministry of Tourism, unveiled a ground-breaking project in the heart of Riyadh: The House Urban Eco Resort. This unique resort is set to redefine urban eco-living, blending leisure, wellness, and business within a sustainable and luxurious environment. In the heart of Riyadh.

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    Ramadan travel guide: Making the most of your spiritual journey

    Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is a time of spiritual reflection, prayer, and fasting from dawn until dusk. It is observed by millions of Muslims around the world as a period to fast, pray, and engage in acts of charity. Traveling during Ramadan can be a unique and enriching experience, offering insights into the cultural and religious practices of different Muslim-majority countries. To ensure a respectful and fulfilling trip, here are essential travel tips for navigating the holy month of Ramadan.

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    Hilton strengthens Asia Pacific development leadership

    Hilton has announced the appointments of Nong Xia as President of Development for Greater China and Mongolia, and Maria Ariizumi as Vice President of Development for Southeast Asia. These appointments mark a significant step in Hilton’s ongoing commitment to expand its footprint and strengthen its presence in key growth regions.

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

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

  • Oman to kick off ITB Berlin 2024 with a spectacular show 
  • Accor chooses IDeaS for global revenue management 
  • Banyan Tree Dubai’s exclusive Eid staycation offer 
  • Explore Ireland, Scotland & England with CIE Tours 2024 offer 
  • Ascott launches Citadines Arpora Nagoa Goa property 

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Oman sets the stage: ITB Berlin 2024 opening extravaganza 

Prominent political and tourism industry figures are to attend the official opening ceremony of the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show on 4 March. A spectacular show programme featuring classical works and folk music by the Official Host Country, Oman, awaits the audience at the opening of ITB Berlin 2024. Don’t miss the chance to meet RateTiger in Berlin from the 5th to the 7th of March in Hall No. 8.1/Stand No. 132. 

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Accor partners with IDeaS for global revenue management 

IDeaS and Accor announced that Accor has chosen IDeaS as its global revenue management software (RMS) provider. Partnering on a suite of IDeaS revenue management solutions, Accor continues to update its commercial strategy for hotels, property owners, and managers. Accor has over 5,600 hotels in 110 countries and will leverage IDeaS for its revenue management strategy by using technology to create a competitive advantage and deliver value while considering its global portfolio footprint. 

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Escape with Banyan Tree Dubai’s Eid staycation offer 

Banyan Tree Dubai, the sanctuary of rejuvenation, is delighted to announce its Eid Staycation offer, inviting UAE and GCC residents to experience a journey of reconnection at this inviting destination. Nestled in the heart of Bluewaters Dubai, overlooking the breathtaking shoreline and boasting many dining and recreational facilities, this oceanside resort is the ultimate escape from the bustling metropolis. With its 500 meters of secluded, private beachfront, Banyan Tree Dubai provides the ideal opportunity to embrace serenity. 

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Explore Ireland, Scotland & England with CIE Tours 2024 offer 

Experience the allure of Ireland, Scotland, and England with CIE Tours’ exclusive limited-time offer for 2024 explorers. Book any of our 19 select guided tours with airfare and receive 50% off the second airfare for your travel companion. This offer is valid for new bookings between March 1 and March 22, 2024, and travel between May 1 and December 31, 2024. 

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Ascott launches Citadines Arpora Nagoa Goa property 

CapitaLand Investment Limited’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has announced the launch of its new Apart’hotel, Citadines Arpora Nagoa Goa. With a commitment to redefine relaxation and provide an unparalleled experience for guests, Citadines Arpora Nagoa Goa will mark a significant milestone in Ascott’s expansion strategy across newer territories in India. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.  

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.   

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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. 

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What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W3, December 2023

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

  • Dominick Hotel & Lizzie Fortunato: festive partnership 
  • Minor Hotels’ visionary safari deal in Zambia 
  • Radisson Blu Hotel opens in Jordan 
  • BWH Hotels introduces Tesla EV charging in North America 
  • Opening of Ramada by Wyndham Goa Vagator 

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Dominick Hotel Teams Up with Lizzie Fortunato for Festive Collaboration 

The Dominick Hotel is known for innovative collaborations with local artists. This holiday season, the SoHo hotel announces a festive partnership with local jeweler Lizzie Fortunato to trim in-suite holiday trees in dazzling baubles. Holiday guests at The Dominick Hotel have long been offered the opportunity to have an elaborately decorated tree waiting in their suite upon check-in, which is available to reserve beginning at $800. 

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Zambia Safari: Minor Hotels’ Visionary Deal 

Minor Hotels, an international hotel owner, operator and investor with more than 540 hotels in 56 countries in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and the Americas, is pleased to announce the upcoming debut of its luxury Anantara brand in the African wilderness. Slated to launch in early 2025, Anantara Kafue River Tented Camp will be located in the expansive Kafue National Park in Zambia, the oldest and largest of the country’s national parks. 

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Radisson Blu Hotel opens at Amman Galleria Mall, Jordan 

Radisson Hotel Group (RHG) has expanded its regional portfolio by opening the Radisson Blu Hotel, Amman Galleria Mall. The hotel has 178 rooms and suites with authentic Jordanian-inspired details and is close to Swefieh Village and Wakalat Street, Amman Citadel and the Jordan Museum. Restaurants include all-day dining spot L’Olivier and bar and lounge Jade. 

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BWH Hotels brings Tesla EV charging stations to North American hotels 

BWH Hotels announced a collaboration with Tesla to bring electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to properties throughout North America, with plans to expand internationally. Beginning in 2024, BWH Hotels will begin installing Universal Wall Connectors at selected hotels across North America. With the recent launch of Tesla’s Universal Wall Connector, the charging stations will be designed to charge any North American vehicle model. 

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Opening of Ramada by Wyndham Goa Vagator 

M/s The Palace, a proprietary firm based out of Goa, announced the opening of Ramada by Wyndham Goa Vagator in partnership with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,100 hotels across over 95 countries. Located in a prime area of Vagator, Ramada by Wyndham Goa, Vagator has green views and is at a walking distance of 1.2 km from the popular Chapora Fort, which is adjacent to the hotel. It offers quick access to Vagator Beach, which is less than a kilometer from the hotel. 

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What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W3, September 2023

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

  • Banyan Tree Dubai to take over Caesars Palace Dubai
  • Celebrate Saudi National Day at Zulal with Chiva-Som
  • Record tourist arrival in New York celebrated by the Governor
  • Accor expands in Tbilisi with the New Georgia Hotel
  • Postcard Hotel: Asia’s best boutique at World Travel Awards 2023

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Caesars Palace Dubai to convert to Banyan Tree Dubai

The first of many announcements marking the beginning of a larger hotel and brand development partnership between Accor and Dubai Holding, with multiple projects in the pipeline. Ennismore and Banyan Tree Group, part of the Accor Group, have inked a landmark deal with Dubai Holding, a diversified global investment company with an extensive portfolio of AED 130 billion worth of assets, to introduce a unique luxury lifestyle experience in the emirate.

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Commemorate Saudi National Day in wellness at Zulal Wellness Resort 

Saudi nationals and residents are invited to embark on a bespoke luxury wellness journey and dive into a series of immersive retreat experiences. In celebration of Saudi National Day 2023, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som invites Saudi nationals and residents of the kingdom to take advantage of a limited-time offer of 10% off and enjoy exclusive rates available for the month of September, along with a host of value-added experiences for guests of all ages.

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New York welcomes record number of tourists

Kathy Hochul, the Governor of New York, declared that the state of New York State in 2022 has welcomed a record of 291.5 million visitors. It’s the largest number of visitors that this US state has welcomed in history. This generated over $78.6 billion in direct spending, followed by $123 billion in total financial impact. The information was published today in a series of reports by Tourism Economics.

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Accor expands its portfolio in Georgia with the opening of a new hotel 

Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, announces the opening of the Tbilisi Philharmonic Hotel by Mercure. Located in a historic building on Petre Melikishvili Avenue, the hotel represents the brand’s philosophy, “Locally Inspired”, seamlessly fitting into the surrounding landscape. The new hotel offers guests the perfect combination of reasonable price and a high level of service at any time of the year, as well as additional privileges and access to the ALL–Accor Live Limitless global loyalty program.

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Postcard Hotel wins Asia’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand again

The Postcard Hotel, once more solidifying its supremacy, claimed numerous accolades that reaffirmed its status as an unrivalled leader in the industry. The prestigious World Travel Awards 2023 witnessed The Postcard Hotel again solidifying its supremacy, claiming numerous accolades reaffirming its status as an unrivalled leader in the industry. The Postcard Hotel has been voted yet again as ‘Asia’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand’.

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