Pentahotels opens a second hotel in Belgium

Belgium | 27 Jan, 2015

The young neighbourhood lifestyle brand has transformed the 105-room Hotel Mercure Liège Centre after a modernisation that took six months.

Hyatt announces plans for first Andaz Hotel in Canada

Canada | 27 Jan, 2015

When Andaz Ottawa Byward Market opens in mid-2016, it will become the first Andaz-branded hotel in Canada as well as the city’s first hotel under Hyatt’s brand portfolio.

Stéphane Calvet new Exec Chef at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Thailand | 27 Jan, 2015

Calvet joins from Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok, where he has been responsible for the desserts and pastries served throughout the hotel for the past eight years in his role as Executive Pastry Chef.

Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade marks brand debut in Berlin

Germany | 27 Jan, 2015

The franchise agreement with Esplanade Operation GmbH marks the conversion of the existing 394-room Grand Hotel Esplanade to a Sheraton hotel.

Starwood Hotels accelerates growth in North America

North America | 27 Jan, 2015

Company to surpass 600th hotel milestone in North America in 2015 following 23 openings and 64 signings in 2014.

Salvatore Barbara new Exec Chef at Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg

Russia | 26 Jan, 2015

His desire to broaden his knowledge of international cuisine brought Salvatore into hotel kitchens worldwide – including the Caribbean, Greece, France, Switzerland, Indonesia, Singapore and Japan.

Mobile travel shopping hits tipping point

Global | 23 Jan, 2015

More travelers are relying on mobile much earlier in the travel planning funnel – to look at pictures, watch videos and see what they can afford.

Top drink trends for 2015

Global | 23 Jan, 2015

From twists on classic cocktails to sparkling wine from Eastern Europe, bartenders and sommeliers from Four Seasons hotels preview the top drinks of 2015.

The Ritz-Carlton offers a global collection of luxury villas & cottages

Global | 23 Jan, 2015

With seven varied locations for private escapes, the villas let guests enjoy authentic indigenous experiences and surrounds.

Autograph Collection expands to Hawaii's Kohala Coast

United States | 23 Jan, 2015

Designed to blend into the natural environment, the resort has corridor-less floors that appear to float over an ocean-facing atrium, complete with suspended airways rising throughout.