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Mandarin Oriental to launch Digital Detox in September

Mandarin Oriental to launch Digital Detox in September

Mandarin Oriental will launch a Digital Detox initiative at all of its spas worldwide beginning September 5th, 2016. The programme is designed to help guests find new ways to manage their relationship with technology and the stress that can come with a constantly connected digital lifestyle.

InterContinental records profit increase in challenging environment

InterContinental records profit increase in challenging environment

InterContinental Hotels Group has seen underlying operating profit rise 2.1 per cent to $344 million in the first half of 2016. Revenue for the period, however, fell to $838 million from $915 million a year earlier. IHG chief executive Richard Solomons said: “We continue to execute our well-established strategy as we deliver consistent, high-quality growth and generate significant operating cash flows."

dusitD2 Khao Yai opens in Thailand

dusitD2 Khao Yai opens in Thailand

Dusit International has opened a new mountain resort, dusitD2 Khao Yai. Located on the fringe of Thailand’s famed Khao Yai National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site just a two-hour drive from central Bangkok, dusitD2 Khao Yai provides the perfect springboard to a host of adventures such as hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, biking, and feeding alpacas.

First Hard Rock Hotel to open in the Middle East

First Hard Rock Hotel to open in the Middle East

The Hard Rock Hotel Dubai Marina is set to open its doors marking the group's first hotel in the United Arab Emirates. The property is located in Dubai's second tallest building, the Marina 101 development, featuring 288 decked out rooms in the first 33 floors of this 101-story masterpiece.

Starwood unveils first luxury hotel in Tokyo

Starwood unveils first luxury hotel in Tokyo

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts is opening The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, marking Starwood's first-ever luxury hotel in Japan's capital city. Managed by Prince Hotels, the dproperty is situated in the Kioicho neighborhood, part of Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho, a mixed-use development comprised of commercial, residential, retail and entertainment spaces.

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson opens in San Antonio

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson opens in San Antonio

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, in San Antonio, is opening its doors under the Country Inns & Suites brand name after undergoing a complete renovation. The midscale hotel offers 97 guest rooms and suites. “We are thrilled to add this refreshed hotel to our growing portfolio in Texas,” said Jeffrey Freund, senior vice president, midscale brands, Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

Marriott debuts AC brand in Brazil

Marriott debuts AC brand in Brazil

The 225-room AC Hotel Rio de Janeiro Porto Maravilha and the 378-room AC Hotel Rio de Janeiro Barra da Tijuca, have opened their doors, inviting guests to experience Brazil’s newest class of lifestyle hotels.

Aeroflot partners with Jumeirah Group

Aeroflot partners with Jumeirah Group

Aeroflot and Jumeirah Group have signed a new partnership offering members of the Aeroflot Bonus loyalty program the chance to earn 1 mile per 1 US dollar spent at Jumeirah’s 22 hotels and resorts around the world.

Starwood to debut Aloft brand in Melbourne, Australia

Starwood to debut Aloft brand in Melbourne, Australia

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement with Spotlight Group to debut its Aloft brand in Melbourne, Australia’s cultural capital. Slated to open in early 2019, the new build 176-room hotel will form the centrepiece of a state-of-the-art mixed-use development located at 402 Chapel Street in South Yarra, known as “402 Chapel,” designed by international architect Tim Kobe.

Sandals Ochi Beach Resort to welcome World Travel Awards

Sandals Ochi Beach Resort to welcome World Travel Awards

World Travel Awards has revealed Sandals Ochi Beach Resort will host the Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2016. The luxurious resort will welcome hospitality leaders from across the region on September 17th as they gather to see who among them has been voted the best-of-the-best.

Las Vegas legend Caesars Palace prepares for golden anniversary

Las Vegas legend Caesars Palace prepares for golden anniversary

Marking half a century in the business, the world-renowned Caesars Palace will host an exciting weekend of events from Friday August 5th, exactly five decades since it first opened its doors in 1966. The weekend’s events will commence with a celebratory pool party for hotel guests, hosted by Gordon Ramsey at the picturesque Garden of the Gods pool oasis.

AccorHotels signs car rental partnership with Hertz

AccorHotels signs car rental partnership with Hertz

Hertz and AccorHotels have partnered to provide Le Club AccorHotels’ members with special car rental offers, including exclusive benefits, globally. With this partnership, Hertz expands its presence across key global markets. The partner agreement runs until March 2019.