In news from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, plans to open 15 new hotels by 2016 promise to expand on the chain’s already worldwide footprint to equal 100 hotels and resorts. Cairo to Bali, upcoming hotels in the luxury chain are set to engage guests with new experiences and destinations.
In Norway, unionized members of the hotel- and restaurant branch have decided to walk of the job next week. A general strike that will affect nearly 70 hotels there is scheduled just as the country prepares for Bicentennial celebrations.
Oberoi Hotels & Resorts has launched “Oberoi Exotic Vacations – Summer Special.” Guest can experience the fabulous hospitality of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels at up to 50% off peak season prices.
One of the leading independent, upscale hotel groups, Worldhotels has just announced having launched their global loyalty program,”Worldhotels Peakpoints”. All the groups 500 hotels, across 65 countries, are scheduled to take part.
According to the news from the hotel group, guest are to receive 300 welcome points
Global sales, marketing, and distribution provider Preferred Hotel Group™ has just released their first quarter 2014 revenue results. According to the report the group generated a 19 percent increase in reservations revenue for member hotels compared to last year’s figures. Other key findings of the report show increases in enrollments, spending, and repeat stays via the iPrefer guest loyalty program, and other initiatives. Preferred also added 29 new hotels to their stable of luxury stays worldwide.
Accor, the world’s leading hotel operator with over 3,600 hotels and close to 170,000 employees worldwide, today announces that its corporate foundation has been transformed into an endowment fund called Solidarity Accor.
Langham Hospitality Group says they intend to acquire hotels in Miami, New York, San Francisco, and and other cities internationally. The Hong Kong based company announced they have set aside up to $1.5 billion for the expansions.
Holy Tomato, VeggieHotels, a site launched back in 2011, helps healthy vegetarians hook up with some 500-plus bed and breakfasts, hotels, spas and conference centers across 60 countries. Listing everything from five star Bali digs to bed and breakfast stays from Austin, Texas to Zanzibar (okay, maybe not that far), the VeggieHotels membership makes a lot of sense for those travelers so inclined. Getting the nod for covering the niche, VeggieHotels needs some more inventory.
Magnuson Hotels, the world’s largest independent hotel group, announced today a year-over-year (2013/2012) brand growth of 25% for its three non-franchise hotel brands.
The well-known International Council for Societies of Industrial Design awards the WDS (World Design Capital), which is a bi-annual honor, to beautiful metropolises around the world to showcase their pledge for employing design as a cultural, economic, a social development tool. This 2014, Cape Town got the award, and is planning to use their implemented […]
Accommodations when travelling, whether for business or pleasure, can often a big headache. From the room that is smaller than what we expected (after extensively reading about it on the Internet), to the restaurant that thinks a vegetarian menu is a novelty, being disappointed just seems to be part of travel. What if you could avoid some of these “misunderstandings” though?
Every week we spotlight great hotels and destinations you may not come across via TripAdvisor or other travel portal. Sardinia is just such a vacation wonderland, often overlooked in favor or more visible and populist destinations. And, Port Cervo’s Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu is a double shot of sometimes undiscovered travel bliss. Here’s how come.
Good news in the hospitality sector, at least for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., first quarter earnings exceeded Wall Street expectations. According to RevPAR, performance of Starwood same-store hotels grew worldwide by some 3.4 percent.
Starwood Hotels brand Le Méridien has announced plans for investing some $200 million in 13 hotels across the MEA over the next three years. The French brand has served the Middle East and Africa region for over three decades, and this announcements ensures the firming up of the hoteliers’ international footprint.
For those of you thinking about a career in hospitality there’s no better place to begin your quest than researching Europe’s best schools and universities. Where practical knowledge meets the cutting edge and trends of today’s competitive world of travel experts, getting a great start on a career still usually begins in the halls of knowledge. Argo Travel takes a look at five of the best places to launch a hospitality career.