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Four Seasons Hotels plans first Alpine ski resort for 2018

Four Seasons Hotels plans first Alpine ski resort for 2018

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Edmond de Rothschild Heritage, a renowned lifestyle company owned by Benjamin and Ariane de Rothschild, have announced plans for the first Four Seasons mountain destination in Europe, opening in time for the 2018 winter ski season. Set among the snow-capped peaks of the expansive Haute-Savoie Alpine range, the project will include the all-new mountainside Four Seasons Hotel, Megève as well the conversion of a collection of traditional chalets in the heart of the medieval Mont d’Arbois village.

Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi celebrates opening in grand style

Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi celebrates opening in grand style

Marriott Hotels has hosted a spectacular event to celebrate the grand opening of the Marriott Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments Downtown Abu Dhabi. Over 400 special guests gathered in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom for a memorable celebration that showcased the property, the hotel’s three restaurant outlets, spectacular live entertainment and Marriott Hotel’s unique perspective on travel.

Banyan Tree signs innovative partnership with Accor

Banyan Tree signs innovative partnership with Accor

Banyan Tree Holdings has announced that it has entered into an agreement with AccorHotels designed to allow the French hospitality giant to design and manage Banyan Tree branded hotels around the world. AccorHotels will invest an initial €16 million in Singapore-based Banyan Tree and both parties will then co-develop the brands owned by Banyan Tree.

Pinnon Safari Lodge set to launch in Zambia in spring 2017

Pinnon Safari Lodge set to launch in Zambia in spring 2017

May 2017 will see the official launch of Pinnon Safari Lodge, an independently owned and managed safari lodge located in the Kafue National Park, Zambia. Situated on the banks of the Kafue River and surrounded by the most stunning variety of birds and wildlife, Pinnon Lodges offers an authentically wild safari experience.

Magnolia Hotel St. Louis, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, opens in US

Magnolia Hotel St. Louis, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, opens in US

Tribute Portfolio has announced its official debut in The Gateway City with Magnolia Hotel St. Louis, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel. Originally the historic Mayfair Hotel, the property’s charming character and features have been preserved, while integrating touches of indie design and flair.

W London – Leicester Square launches Mega Bar

W London – Leicester Square launches Mega Bar

Say goodbye to the generic mini bar with W London – Leicester Square’s Mega Bar, a luxurious in-room bar service complete with personal mixologist, sound system and disco ball; available exclusively to suite guests. Measuring 2.4m x 1.6m, the imposing Mega Bar will be wheeled into suites offering guests a unique cocktail experience they’ll never forget.

Dusit Thani Residences Maslak Istanbul, Turkey, set for 2018 opening

Dusit Thani Residences Maslak Istanbul, Turkey, set for 2018 opening

Fast-growing global hospitality company Dusit International has signed a management agreement with Abduljawad Holding, an investment company headquartered in Saudi Arabia, to operate the Dusit Thani Residences Maslak Istanbul, Turkey. The property will open as part of Maslak 1453 – a commercial, business and residential hub set over two million square metres on the European side of the city.

Rotana to add 12 new hotels to UAE portfolio by 2020

Rotana to add 12 new hotels to UAE portfolio by 2020

Rotana has announced plans to open seven new hotels in Dubai, four in the capital Abu Dhabi and one in Ras Al Khaimah by the end of 2020. Six of the upcoming properties will be five-star hotels, with the remaining properties comprising a mix of four and three-star hotels and hotel apartments.

Talise Spa introduces a new level of indulgence for Kuwait

Talise Spa introduces a new level of indulgence for Kuwait

Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait’s idyllic resort, is offering guests a new level of indulgence at the award-winning Talise Spa. From tailored packages in its private suites, a renewed ladies’ membership program, to the launch of the new luxurious British spa brand and organic skincare brand, ILA.

IHG welcomes Holiday Inn Resort Catalina Island to California

IHG welcomes Holiday Inn Resort Catalina Island to California

InterContinental Hotels Group is opening the 75-room Holiday Inn Resort Catalina Island hotel in Avalon, California. This property is the second Holiday Inn Resort location in California, joining the Holiday Inn Resort The Lodge at Big Bear Lake hotel, and is the only full service hotel located on Catalina Island.

World Travel Awards Academy recognises Tourism Pioneers in the Maldives

World Travel Awards Academy recognises Tourism Pioneers in the Maldives

The World Travel Awards Academy has recognised two global hospitality icons with the title of ‘Tourism Pioneer’ during the Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2016. The title is a discretionary award, reserved for those few individuals and organisations which can truly be said to have had a transformative impact on global hospitality; those innovators who blaze a trail for others to follow.

Dusit opens two new hotels in UAE and China

Dusit opens two new hotels in UAE and China

Thailand-based hospitality company Dusit International has continued its global expansion by debuting its dusitD2 and DusitPrincess brands in the UAE and China, respectively. The openings are part of Dusit International's strategy to expand its portfolio of international hotels and deliver gracious, Thai-inspired hospitality to the world.