AccorHotels launches new brand JO&JOE

JO&JOE aims to blend the best of private-rental, hostel and hotel formats, with AccorHotels planning to expand rapidly by opening 50 venues by 2020 in destinations popular with Millennials.

By |September 27th, 2016|

Hilton honors top franchise owners in the Americas

Awards are presented in five categories across the company’s portfolio of hotels, including: Developer of the Year, Best Conversion, Deal of the Year, Outstanding Achievement and Lifetime Achievement.

By |September 27th, 2016|

Destination Hotels and Commune Hotels & Resorts introduce Two Roads Hospitality

Comprised of Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels, tommie and Alila Hotels & Resorts, Two Roads Hospitality is an operator of independent, boutique and lifestyle hotels with more than 95 properties in eight countries, and approximately $2 billion in total property revenues under management.

By |September 27th, 2016|

West Elm expands into hospitality with West Elm Hotels

As part of West Elm's ongoing commitment and relationship with makers around the world, each West Elm hotel will feature local design elements that celebrate community and reflect traditional décor, handicraft, cuisine and culture from the region.

By |September 27th, 2016|

Benchmark and Gemstone unveil new company, four distinct brands

The launch of the combined companies, to be known as “BENCHMARK”, will include over 70 hotels, resorts and conference centers, 8,000 guestrooms, 10,000 employees and a combined management team of hospitality executives from both companies.

By |September 26th, 2016|

Marriott completes Starwood acquisition to create world’s largest hotel company

The new company will operate or franchise more than 5,700 properties and 1.1 million rooms, representing 30 brands from the moderate-tier to luxury in over 110 countries. Customers will now see their Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards & SPG Status matched across all loyalty programs.

By |September 23rd, 2016|

T’ang Court at The Langham, Shanghai, only restaurant in Mainland China to be awarded three Michelin stars

The three Michelin-star winner will be featured in the inaugural 2017 Shanghai Michelin Guide.

By |September 23rd, 2016|

Marriott Rewards launches program catering to Chinese travelers

'Li Yu' makes overseas feel just like home with one-to-one service over WeChat, Mandarin-speaking staff, and specially prepared food and drink.

By |September 23rd, 2016|

Starwood growth propelled by Specialty Select brands

Aloft, Element and Four Points by Sheraton are all on track to sign an all-time high record number of new deals, with 132 hotel deals signed and 30 hotels opened so far in 2016.

By |September 22nd, 2016|

Dutch hotel market continues to increase; Belgium under pressure

In Belgium, the hotel market is suffering after the terrorist attacks in Brussels in March. The occupancies have dropped significantly this year, and the average room rates are also in decline.

By |September 22nd, 2016|