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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.