The first pop-up hotel of its kind opens on Tel Aviv Beach

The first pop-up hotel of its kind in the world has opened in a lifeguard tower on Tel Aviv beach. The hotel opening is part of an international campaign by the Tourism Ministry and the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality #TAKEME2TELAVIV, which invites tourists to enjoy a unique experience in the city.

Hyatt enters agreement with Sogo Development for Hyatt Place Tokyo Bay to open in 2019

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Tokyo Bay Resort Development Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Sogo Development Co., Ltd. for a Hyatt Place hotel near Tokyo Disney Resort in Chiba, Japan. Upon its expected opening in 2019, Hyatt Place Tokyo Bay will be the country’s first Hyatt Place hotel. 

Hilton announces three hotel projects for France

Ahead of this year’s MIPIM conference in Cannes, Hilton has announced new projects in France, following a franchise agreement with NAOS to introduce three hotels under three distinct brands. Hilton now has a total pipeline of nine projects across France, which are expected add more than 1,000 rooms to its portfolio in coming years. 

Cunard announces Alaska return for first time in over 20 years

A visit to Alaska has been added by Cunard in 2019 for the first time in more than 20 years. Queen Victoria will operate the only full world cruise in 2019, leaving flagship Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth with “greater flexibility” to travel to a mixture of destinations and itineraries, the line said.

Prominent architect launches Soori Bali under new lifestyle brand

Under his new lifestyle brand, Soori, architect Soo K. Chan has relaunched his beachfront resort, set between a beach and rice fields in Bali’s Tabanan Regency, as the ultimate wellbeing destination. The relaunch of Soori Bali, which has just joined The Leading Hotels of the World, marks the first in a series of major developments to be rolled out under the Soori brand.

AccorHotels’ Pullman brand selected for Auckland Airport’s first five-star hotel

AccorHotels' Pullman brand has been selected by Auckland Airport and Tainui Group Holdings for a new five-star hotel to be developed adjacent to Auckland Airport’s international terminal. The new 250-room Pullman Auckland Airport will be located next to AccorHotels’ Novotel hotel.

Qatar Airways’ new seats will revolutionize business travel

Qatar Airways has unveiled its new QSuite Business Class at the ITB Berlin travel industry trade show. A few years ago, Qatar Airways made the decision to go to a two-class layout on all of its planes apart from its fleet of seven Airbus A380 superjumbos.

Choice Hotels welcomes first-of-its-kind Sleep Inn hotel

Choice Hotels International, Lieben Group, LP, and Nivea Hospitality celebrate the opening of the first Sleep Inn hotel to feature the brand's recently evolved interior and exterior design, opening just nine months after the concept was announced.

IHG and VHM Hotel Management announce signing of Holiday Inn Warsaw West Station

InterContinental Hotels Group have announced the signing of Holiday Inn Warsaw West Station at the International Hotel Investment Forum. The hotel will be developed with franchisees VHM Hotel Management, owned by the Satoria Group SA, and investors Capital Park. 

Kimpton announce partnership in major Silicon Valley project

Kimpton Hotels and Resorts has announced its first property in San Jose, California at Museum Place, a mixed-use development by Insight Realty Company that will also expand the Tech Museum of Innovation, slated to open in 2021. 

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