Travel Industry News

Hilton sees profits rise in second quarter

Hilton sees profits rise in second quarter

Hotel 

Hilton Worldwide has reported adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2017 of $519 million, an increase of ten per cent on the figure for the second quarter of 2016. Diluted earnings per share at the hotel giant from continuing operations for the period stood at $0.51.

Swissôtel heads into UAE with Al Ghurair deal

Swissôtel heads into UAE with Al Ghurair deal

Hotel 

AccorHotels has announced the signing of an agreement with Al Ghurair, one of the Middle East’s leading family businesses, for the rebrand of a landmark property consisting of 428 rooms and 192 apartments located at Al Ghurair Centre Complex.

Palimaru takes up hotel manager role with Rosewood London

Palimaru takes up hotel manager role with Rosewood London

Hotel 

Rosewood London has confirmed the appointment of Remus Palimaru as hotel manager. In his new role, Palimaru will report directly to managing director, Michael Bonsor, overseeing all hotel operations from its 262 rooms and 44 suites, to Scarfe’s Bar, The Mirror Room, Holborn Dining Room and Sense Spa.

trivago launches Rate Insights feature to hoteliers

trivago launches Rate Insights feature to hoteliers

trivago has made over five billion room rates visible to hoteliers around the world. With its new Rate Insights feature, trivago grants hoteliers access to an unbiased and comprehensive set of data on traveller demand and competitor prices, enabling them to compare room rates from over 250 booking sites as well as official hotel websites on a single dashboard.

Farrow takes up key sales role with Royal Caribbean

Farrow takes up key sales role with Royal Caribbean

Cruise 

Royal Caribbean International has announced the appointment of Guy Farrow as key account manager for the UK & Ireland. Farrow joins Royal Caribbean this week from FMCG equipment pooling business, CHEP, where he worked in account management, looking after logistics companies and food manufacturers.

Butz takes over leadership of The Confidante, Miami

Butz takes over leadership of The Confidante, Miami

Hotel 

Keith Butz has been appointed general manager of The Confidante Miami Beach, effective immediately. In his new position, he oversees the day-to-day operations at one of Miami Beach’s most playful, yet sophisticated hotels.