Eco-conscious Element Kuala Lumpur raises the bar for longer stay hotel experiences

Marriott International has announced the debut of the Element Hotels brand to Southeast Asia, with the opening of Element Kuala Lumpur. Designed by globally-acclaimed architects Foster+Partners the welcoming, open-planned studios along with the single and multi-room suites are ideal for larger groups and extended stay travellers.

sbe adds David Hammarley as Chief Financial Officer

sbe has announced that David Hammarley has joined as Chief Financial Officer – its seventh senior leadership hire in less than a year and fourth in 2017 alone. In this role, he will work closely with sbe Founder and CEO Sam Nazarian to oversee the finance function across the sbe platform.

Marriott makes big push for modular construction

Marriott International expects to sign 50 hotel deals that will involve modular construction by its approved vendors, underscoring the growing appeal of prefabrication, the company told 1,300 North American hotel owners and developers attending its Select Brand owners’ meeting.

Wyndham Worldwide names veteran Michael Brown to lead vacation ownership business

Wyndham Worldwide has announced the appointment of Michael D. Brown as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Vacation Ownership effective immediately. Most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer of Hilton Grand Vacations, Mr Brown brings more than 25 years of experience leading a diverse range of asset management and vacation ownership sales functions.

Four Points grows portfolio in Florida with second Miami property

Marriott International has announced the opening of Four Points Miami Airport, the brand’s second property in Miami and tenth in the state. Catering to the needs of today’s modern traveler, the hotel offers approachable design, stylish comfort and all of the brand’s popular extras.

Marriott International opens first property in Kenya

In East Africa alone the brand is set to open three more hotels later this year with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salam and Four Points by Sheraton Arusha. Marriott International has announced its first property in Kenya with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham.

Marriott to open seven new hotels in Scotland by 2021

Marriott International has announced plans to open seven new hotels in Scotland. The US firm intends to expand its footprint north of the border by almost 75 per cent over the next four years.

Starwood coming to Cuba

Starwood Hotels and Resorts has announced that it has signed three hotel deals in Cuba, the first time a US hotel company has done so in almost 60 years. Starwood beat out several other US hospitality companies that have been trying to invest in hotels in Cuba, including Marriott International.

The St. Regis Atlanta appoints Guntram Merl as General Manager

The St. Regis Atlantis, an unparalleled in-town resort located in the elegant enclave of Buckhead, has announced the appointment of Guntram Merl as the new general manager. Mr Guntram is an established leader in the hospitality industry with a career spanning over two decades.

Marriott International announces new collaboration with career advancement startup Amavitae

Global hospitality leader Marriott International announced it has embarked on a new initiative with career advancement startup, Amavitae. Launched in 2016, Amavitae's mobile-first career advancement platform addresses the skills and opportunity gaps of a new generation of jobseekers and empowers them to find a career they love.

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