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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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? W5, May 2024

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

  • Airbnb gets cosier with Google, ups its marketing spend 
  • Global hospitality spotlight: 28 nations at Hotel Show 2024 
  • Pan Pacific Jakarta opens in Central Thamrin 
  • Luxury and adventure await at Four Seasons Napa Valley 
  • Advani Hotels Reports record Q4 and FY24 revenues 

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Airbnb enhances Google collaboration, raises marketing spend 

Airbnb had been criticized pre-pandemic for spending too much of its marketing on Google. In addition to leaning away from Google starting in 2019 and 2020, Airbnb tested participating in Google Vacation Rentals, the price comparison service, but ultimately decided not to get involved. Mertz said Airbnb “dials up and down” marketing on Google, where Airbnb sees the opportunity for efficient marketing spending. 

https://shorturl.at/pUrpw

Global hospitality spotlight: 28 nations at Hotel Show 2024 

The Hotel Show 2024 is emerging as a global hospitality showcase with organisers attending events revealing 28 countries have confirmed they will mount national pavilions at the event, which runs at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 4-6 June. The 2024 show, featuring four industry-shaping conferences, will strongly focus on technology, sustainability, and wellness in evolving guest experiences.  

https://shorturl.at/tXKOT

Pan Pacific Jakarta opens in Central Thamrin 

Pan Pacific Jakarta will open on 1 June 2024 as the city’s tallest luxury hotel. Located in Thamrin Nine’s iconic Luminary Tower, the building was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, a world-renowned American architectural firm. The hotel’s 158 rooms are spread across levels 71 to 90, with the exclusive Japanese restaurant Keyaki and rooftop bar offering guests an elevated experience in the city’s heart. This prime location gives guests direct access to some of Jakarta’s most prestigious shopping and entertainment venues. 

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Luxury and adventure await at Four Seasons Napa Valley 

This summer, let Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley, the only Five-Star Resort in Calistoga with a Michelin-star restaurant, elevate your vacation dreams. Everyone is treated like a star, whether you’re a couple, a group of friends, a family, or even a Very Important Pet. Our wine country resort is the ultimate summer escape with a wide range of activities and experiences designed to delight and inspire. 

https://shorturl.at/oeYJ2

Advani Hotels achieves highest Q4 and FY24 revenues 

Advani Hotels & Resorts (India) Limited approved the unaudited standalone financial results for the quarter and full year ending March 31, 2024. Revenue improved on a YoY basis by 8%. This is despite a decrease in tourists to Goa due to domestic tourists travelling overseas for holidays and a reduction in foreign tourists. Caravela organised 45 weddings in FY24, an all-time high in the hotel’s wedding business. Additionally, improvements in MICE further boosted revenue. This was achieved without adding any rooms or F&B facilities. 

https://shorturl.at/pfy3F

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

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

  • PM Hotel Group acquires Staybridge Suites Tysons 
  • Banyan Tree enters Caribbean market 
  • Starhotels launches Grand Tour Package in Europe 
  • StayVista launches first Vieda property 
  • Almosafer and Red Sea Global redefine luxury tourism in Saudi Arabia 

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PM Hotel Group adds Staybridge Suites Tysons to portfolio 

PM Hotel Group announced the latest addition to its portfolio, Staybridge Suites by IHG Tysons in McLean, Virginia. The partnership between PM Hotel Group and the ownership group can enhance Staybridge Suites Tysons’ commitment to service and accommodations for extended-stay travelers. 

https://shorturl.at/ts8Fo

Banyan Tree is making its first foray into the Caribbean market 

The luxury resort operator just announced the forthcoming Banyan Tree Bimini Resort & Residences in the Bahamas. Spearheaded by Rockwell Island Development Group, the highly anticipated property will be located 48 nautical miles outside of Miami and can be reached via seaplane, private jet, helicopter, or boat. 

https://shorturl.at/fKDnT

Explore Europe’s charm with Starhotels’ new Grand Tour Package 

Starhotels is thrilled to present its Grand Tour, a new bespoke travel offer featuring the prestigious Starhotels Collezione in Florence, Milan, Rome, Siena, Trieste, Venice, Vicenza, London, and Paris. These iconic stops celebrate the history of the cities and the excellence of Italian-made craftsmanship. 

 https://shorturl.at/zWnB8

StayVista unveils its first Vieda property 

StayVista, already known for luxury villa rentals, is offering its new collection, ‘Vieda’. This exclusive collection features only the finest villas in India, backed by StayVista’s decade-long expertise. Vieda promises opulent accommodations and five-star hotel services, including a dedicated trip concierge and personal butler. 

https://shorturl.at/AWeUU

Almosafer, Red Sea Global redefine Saudi luxury tourism 

Almosafer to promote bespoke tourism offerings of Red Sea Global destinations to luxury travellers. Almosafer, Saudi Arabia’s leading travel company (part of Seera Group), has partnered with Red Sea Global (RSG), the multi-project developer behind regenerative tourism destinations The Red Sea and AMAALA, to showcase and promote Red Sea Global’s tourism developments and bespoke offerings across Almosafer’s portfolio of businesses catering to inbound and domestic travellers. 

https://shorturl.at/7lHrk

 

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

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

  • Booking.com: Family travel expected to increase in summer  
  • Wyndham’s milestone growth across EMEA, 2023 
  • World Travel Awards reveals Middle East 2024 winners 
  • ATM 2024: Prioritizing guest experience in luxury hotels 
  • The Oberoi Group’s South Mumbai residential suites debut 

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Booking.com: Summer surge in family getaways 

Booking.com reports that family searches for accommodations for the summer travel season are already seeing an 8 percent increase compared to last year, while flight searches globally are seeing an increase of 21 percent. These figures underscore an interest in travel this summer as families look to make the most of the warmer months ahead. 

https://shorturl.at/vyLOY

Wyndham’s EMEA expansion milestone, 2023 

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with 25 brands and approximately 9,200 hotels, continues to make impressive gains across Europe, the Middle East, Eurasia and Africa, unveiling today full-year results for the region for 2023. Among the highlights: the Company introduced 9 brands into new countries, signed 107 franchise agreements, opened 87 hotels, and added 9,500 rooms. 

https://shorturl.at/iEQZ7

World Travel Awards reveals Middle East 2024 winners 

World Travel Awards—the leading authority that recognises and rewards excellence in travel and tourism—has revealed its Middle East 2024 winners. The announcement coincides with the start of the Arabian Travel Market, the region’s leading industry event. Notable winners included Saadiyat Island, named ‘Middle East’s Leading Beach Destination’, and Abu Dhabi, voted ‘Middle East’s Leading Business Travel Destination’.  

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ATM 2024: Focus on personalization in luxury hospitality 

This week, industry professionals explored ways to stand out in the Middle East’s oversaturated luxury travel segment at Arabian Travel Market 2024. Panellists at the exhibition’s luxury summit said authenticity, personalisation, and guest experience were among the key considerations for brands looking to distinguish themselves from the competition. 

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The Oberoi Group’s South Mumbai residential suites debut 

Situated at the prestigious Nariman Point on Marine Drive with breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea and the shimmering lights of Queen’s Necklace, The Oberoi Mumbai has long been regarded as one of the city’s finest luxury hotels. Following the recent introduction of The Oberoi Residential Suites, guests can experience unparalleled residential living for extended stays like never before. 

https://shorturl.at/aozEG

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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. 

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? W4, April 2024

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

  • Future Hospitality Summit Saudi Arabia: Exciting agenda & stellar speakers 
  • Fostering better hotel-planner partnerships with seven key strategies 
  • UK tops early 2025 holiday bookings, Sabre data shows 
  • Marriott International signs agreement with NEOM 
  • Hilton surpasses 800 hotels in Asia Pacific, sees Q1 2024 growth 

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Exciting agenda & stellar speakers at Future Hospitality Summit Saudi Arabia! 

Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) Saudi Arabia has unveiled a stellar lineup of speakers and an action-packed agenda with over 1,200 hotel investment decision-makers expected to attend at the Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah, Riyadh, from 29 April to 1 May 2024. The first morning (29 April) is dedicated to the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF). GRIF will tap into Riyadh’s growing dining-out scene with main-stage presentations, case studies and panel discussions, F&B workshops, culinary & concept tours, and a dedicated networking dinner. 

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Fostering better hotel-planner partnerships with seven key strategies 

The meetings and events business continues to draw visitors worldwide to the most desired destinations. The path back seems smoother than ever for hoteliers getting their groove back. Indeed, the meetings industry continues to be an essential revenue driver for increasing profitability for hotels of almost any size. For meeting planners, however, the story may be a little different. 

https://shorturl.at/qrTY9

Early 2025 holiday bookings: UK takes the lead; Sabre data indicates 

Sabre has revealed its booking insights, showing that UK travellers are leading the global trend by planning their 2025 trips earlier than travellers from other countries. This shift reflects a major change in travel habits worldwide, where early bookings have become the preferred way to secure desired travel experiences and control costs. Sabre’s data found that British tourists are the most decisive in their travel arrangements, especially for long-haul destinations that combine “sun and culture”. 

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Marriott International signs agreement with NEOM 

Marriott International, Inc. announced it has signed an agreement with NEOM to open its second Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Saudi Arabia. Anticipated to open in Trojena, a year-round mountain destination located in the country’s northwest region, the property will offer a complete escape into a private world of luxury.  

https://shorturl.at/euAFN

Hilton surpasses 800 hotels in Asia Pacific, sees Q1 2024 growth 

In the first quarter of 2024, Hilton’s RevPAR grew 7.9% in Asia Pacific versus 2019 levels on top of a strong 2023. The rise is backed by steady growth in leisure and business travel, the continued increase of the pan-Asian traveller, and ongoing strength in international arrivals. China’s outbound travel showed further signs of recovery, with Southeast Asia and Japan benefiting from inflows, while Hilton’s hotels in Singapore and Australia gained from major international music acts.  

https://shorturl.at/kDK27

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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. 

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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. 

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. 

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What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W5, March 2024

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

  • Hampton by Hilton hits 3,000 hotels milestone
  • IHG’s suite brands prototype flexibility
  • Indian Hotels Company surpasses growth targets
  • Lemon Tree Hotels launches new property in Himachal Pradesh
  • Moroccan hotels offer enhanced authenticity

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Hampton by Hilton Reaches 3,000th Hotel Milestone

Hampton by Hilton celebrated the opening of its 3,000th hotel. The Hampton brand is known for its several hospitality mainstays, such as hot breakfast with The Hampton Waffle, all-white bedding, and curved shower rods. In addition to opening its 3,000th hotel, this year marks a year of milestones for Hampton, including the brand’s 40th anniversary, entry into its 40th country, and a groundbreaking entry into its fifth continent, Africa. Hampton is also celebrating 10 years in China, 400 properties in China, and 15 years in EMEA that began with Hampton by Hilton Corby/Kettering.

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IHG introduces flexible suite brand prototypes for developers

IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies with more than 6,300 hotels across 19 global brands, announces the availability of new prototype options for its three suites brands – Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites and Atwell Suites. By expanding design choices, IHG provides greater flexibility for developers across a range of site configurations and market types while maintaining the experiences guests expect in the rapidly growing suites space.

https://shorturl.at/aejVY

Indian Hotels Company Surpasses Growth Goals: 300+ Hotels Ahead of Schedule, 52 Signed, 34 Open

In the fiscal year 2024, the Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), the largest hospitality company in India, continues its rapid portfolio expansion with 52 signings and 34 openings. Surpassing its market expectations outlined in Ahvaan 2025, IHCL now boasts a portfolio of over 300 hotels and an impressive pipeline of over 90 hotels, solidifying its position as an industry leader.

https://shorturl.at/boxGH

Lemon Tree Hotel debuts in Himachal Pradesh: Kasauli

Lemon Tree Hotels Limited announces the opening of Lemon Tree Hotel, Kasauli. This is the group’s fourth property in the scenic state of Himachal Pradesh. This beautiful, elegant hotel, with 49 keys, will open in two phases. Of the 49 well-appointed rooms and suites, 28 opened on the 28th of March, along with Citrus Café—a multi-cuisine coffee shop, an expansive banquet space, and a conference facility as a part of phase I of the launch. The remaining rooms, Slounge—a hip recreation bar, Fresco—a rejuvenating spa, and the fitness centre will open shortly thereafter as part of phase II.

https://shorturl.at/jqX38

Hotels in Morocco: More Authentic

With United Airlines starting non-stop flights from Newark to Marrakesh, Morocco will become an easy-to-reach travel and tourism destination for Americans. As tourists turn to more authentic travel adventures, Morocco finds itself on the unique receiving end as a hot destination to do just that. Currently, 36 hotel projects are being constructed, adding over 6,300 rooms to available accommodations.

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

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

  • Atlantis unveils royal Ramadan culinary delights 
  • Middle East leads Chinese tourism rebound at ATM 2024 
  • Airbnb hosts welcome over 1.5 billion guest arrivals 
  • Sleep Inn reveals scenic dreams prototype redesign 
  • Amã stays & trails reach 150+ bungalows milestone 

Reach out to us for discussions regarding connectivity, direct booking, rate intelligence, and website design requirements – we are happy to explore new possibilities with you for your property – contact us today. 

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Atlantis the Royal unveils culinary delights this Ramadan 

Atlantis The Royal invites guests to celebrate the Holy Month at several award-winning restaurants. Whether trying out Dubai’s newest gourmet dining hall, Gastronomy, with 17 live cooking stations or taking home the perfect decadent desserts from Little Venice Cake Company, friends and family alike are invited to celebrate the spirit of Ramadan at Atlantis the Royal. 

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Middle East leads Chinese tourism recovery, boosting ATM 2024 

According to research by Oxford Economics, outbound travel from China is estimated to almost double this year compared with 2023. It will only be 22% below its peak pre-pandemic numbers of 155 million tourists in 2019, who spent over $250 billion overseas. Full recovery is expected to materialise in 2025, with the Middle East being the first region globally to recover its Chinese inbound market. 

https://shorturl.at/fmnF4

Airbnb celebrates over 1.5 billion guest arrivals hosted 

Airbnb Hosts around the world have welcomed more than 1.5 billion guest arrivals. By opening their homes, Hosts can provide affordable accommodation options for guests, help communities reap the economic benefits from travel, and generate billions in economic activity and tax revenue for local communities. Since 2014, Airbnb has worked with governments worldwide to help hosts collect and remit tourism taxes. 

https://shorturl.at/ceJZ0

Sleep Inn reveals new scenic dreams prototype redesign 

Sleep Inn, a leading limited-service lifestyle brand from Choice Hotels International, Inc., known for its modern, nature-inspired, stylish design, has revealed interior details for its latest prototype, Scenic Dreams. Developed in collaboration with developers, owners, and operators, the refreshed Sleep Inn prototype features redesigned guestrooms and common areas that complement the iconic exterior tower and purple accent lighting previously announced in April 2023. 

https://shorturl.at/fwMPT

Amã Stays & trails achieve milestone with 150+ bungalows 

amã Stays & Trails, Indian Hotel Company’s premium homestay offering, reaches a milestone of 150+ bungalows in its portfolio with 100 operating bungalows. amã Stays & Trails is a collection of historic havelis, heritage villas, colonial houses, plantation bungalows and charming residences offering private and exclusive stays. The bungalows are located near an IHCL hotel in each region, ensuring safe and bespoke service. amã Stays & Trails is present in 15 states across the country. 

https://tinyurl.com/ycxhtav6

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