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Hilton Linzhi Resort opens in Tibet

Hilton Linzhi Resort opens in Tibet

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Hilton has announced the opening of Hilton Linzhi Resort in Tibet. Hilton Linzhi Resort is the company’s first hotel in the region and home to Tibet's first nine-hole golf course. Located between the Himalayas and Yarlung Zangbo River, Hilton Linzhi Resort sits atop 800 lush acres dotted with big flower peonies (Paeonia Ludlowii), a symbol of traditional Tibetan medicine.

Brazil to welcome Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Brazil to welcome Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

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Blackstone has announced funds managed by its real estate business have agreed to acquire the Windsor Atlantica Hotel on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As part of the transaction, Blackstone has signed a management agreement with Hilton for this asset and following a period of transition plans to convert the hotel to the Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana.

SuperStar Virgo begins Philippines homeport

SuperStar Virgo begins Philippines homeport

The Philippines officially welcomed Star Cruises earlier when SuperStar Virgo arrived in Manila to begin her inaugural homeport deployment in the country. The occasion was commemorated with a special ceremony at Manila South Harbour.

New Hotel California coming to Santa Barbara

New Hotel California coming to Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara’s most anticipated luxury property, the Hotel Californian, has announced a summer 2017 opening. Nearing completion in the heart of Santa Barbara, the hotel is located adjacent to the city’s vibrant Funk Zone and steps from the Pacific Ocean and the Union Station.

UK follows US in limiting Middle Eastern cabin baggage

UK follows US in limiting Middle Eastern cabin baggage

The United Kingdom has announced a cabin baggage ban on laptops on passenger flights from six Middle East and North African countries. Following the lead of the United States, passengers from these countries will no longer be able to carry tablets, DVD players or phones over a certain size.

World Travel Awards set for Latin America Ceremony at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

World Travel Awards set for Latin America Ceremony at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

World Travel Awards will host its much anticipated Latin America Ceremony 2017 at the glittering Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in September. World Travel Awards president Graham Cooke said: “The Latin America Ceremony is always a highlight of the Grand Tour for World Travel Awards, and the team and I are excited to be bringing the event to the Mexican Riveria for the first time since 2009.

New management for 11 Cadogan Gardens, London

New management for 11 Cadogan Gardens, London

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Cadogan has revealed management of 11 Cadogan Gardens, its prestigious boutique hotel in the heart of Chelsea, has been added to the portfolio of the owners of the award-winning luxury five red-star hotels Chewton Glen in Hampshire and Cliveden House in Berkshire.