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Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown opens its doors

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown opens its doors

Words that conjure endless excitement – new additions to the arts scene, celebrity chefs transforming the dining experience, pace setting fashion and soaring architecture, tradition and innovation now exist side by side. In the midst of it all, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown is now open. “Downtown New York has been reborn as the most vibrant neighbourhood in city,” says Peter Humig, general manager of the all-new Hotel.

Iran Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference to debut in 2017

Iran Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference to debut in 2017

Iran is to host the first Iran Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference, a top-level gathering of international investors, owners, operators, developers and government officials. In addition to rich reserves of oil, gas and metals, Iran has a promising consumer sector with a well-educated population of 80 million inhabitants.

Antepli to lead upcoming Dusit Hotel & Suites Doha

Antepli to lead upcoming Dusit Hotel & Suites Doha

Dusit International has appointed Ahmet Antepli as general manager of the upcoming Dusit Hotel & Suites Doha. An accomplished hotelier, Antepli has over 18 years of experience working in various hospitality positions for well-known hotel chains across the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Ani Villas set for new property in Dominican Republic

Ani Villas set for new property in Dominican Republic

Ani Villas has announced plans to debut its fourth property in the Dominican Republic next summer. Now under construction, the new resort juts into the Caribbean on a four-acre, north coast peninsula, minutes from the country’s best beaches and a Trent Jones clifftop golf course reminiscent of Pebble Beach.

Dukes Dubai signs distribution deal with Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Dukes Dubai signs distribution deal with Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Dubai-based Seven Tides Hospitality has signed a partnership with Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest global provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent luxury hotels. Dubai’s latest luxury hotel, Dukes Dubai, which is set to open in quarter four of 2016, will be showcased through Preferred’s online booking platform, which generates over US$1 billion in reservations annually.

Accor unveils ibis Cambridge to guests

Accor unveils ibis Cambridge to guests

AccorHotels has officially opened its new ibis Cambridge hotel. Situated in the prime location of Station Square directly opposite the train station, it is the first AccorHotels property in Cambridge and the largest hotel in the city and its surrounding areas. The hotel comprises 231 Sweet Room by ibis, the brand’s new room concept which is one of the most contemporary and comfortable in the economy segment, created specifically for the wellbeing of guests.

Shanahan to head Gidleigh Park in UK

Shanahan to head Gidleigh Park in UK

Andrew Brownsword Hotels has announced the appointment of Paul Shanahan to the role of general manager of Gidleigh Park. He is due to take up his new position on November 23rd. Shanahan joins Gidleigh Park from his previous role at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, where he was operations manager for nearly five years.

Marriott set to complete Starwood acquisition

Marriott set to complete Starwood acquisition

Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide today announced their merger transaction has received approval from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. As this was the last regulatory approval required to complete the merger, Marriott and Starwood are now able to proceed with closing the transaction and expect the transaction to be completed before the market opens on September 23rd, pending satisfaction of customary closing requirements.

Hilton unveils first hotel in Montenegro

Hilton unveils first hotel in Montenegro

The Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora is set to open its doors marking Hilton's debut in Montenegro. The 180-room hotel i situated in the city centre and close to all public and commercial facilities.

Chu takes up new franchise strategy role with Hyatt

Chu takes up new franchise strategy role with Hyatt

Hyatt has appointed its long-time executive Jim Chu to the newly created position of global head of select service and franchise strategy, designed to strengthen and support the continued growth of the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands. Chu will report to Steve Haggerty, global head of capital strategy, franchising and select service for Hyatt.

Saxon Collection takes UK representation with Mason Rose

Saxon Collection takes UK representation with Mason Rose

The multi award-winning Saxon Collection in South Africa has appointed Mason Rose as its UK PR agency, tasked with managing the press office and media relations in the UK and Ireland. The Saxon Collection is a unique group of privately-owned properties offering the ultimate journey of discovery and exploration in Africa. The Saxon Collection comprises The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, Johannesburg, Zulu Camp, and The Nelson Mandela Centre for Reconciliation at Shambala Private Game Reserve.