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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.

Terror attacks take toll on revenues at AccorHotels

Terror attacks take toll on revenues at AccorHotels

AccorHotels has seen global revenues slip by two per cent to €2,598 million over the first half of 2016, while EBIT fell four per cent to €239 million. Sébastien Bazin, chairman of AccorHotels, said: “With several of our key markets, including France and Brazil, shaken by crises and violent events, the group showed remarkable resilience in the first half of 2016.

Marriott International sees increase in profits during second quarter

Marriott International sees increase in profits during second quarter

Marriott International has reported net income of $247 million for the second quarter of 2016, compared to $240 million in the year-ago quarter. The reported diluted earnings per share was $0.96 over the period, compared to $0.87 in the second quarter of 2015. Arne Sorenson, president and chief executive officer of Marriott International, said: “Marriott’s second quarter results demonstrate the company’s strength."

InterContinental Hotels Group to bring Kimpton brand to Paris

InterContinental Hotels Group to bring Kimpton brand to Paris

InterContinental Hotels Group has announced plans to open the first Kimpton hotel in the home of European fashion and design - Paris. Situated in one of the city’s most sought-after districts, near the famous Paris Opéra, the luxury hotel is set to open its doors in 2020.

Arora Group signs on for Heathrow Terminal 2 luxury hotel

Arora Group signs on for Heathrow Terminal 2 luxury hotel

The Arora Group has been granted planning permission to develop a new hotel at London Heathrow. The new hotel is part of the on-going strategy to focus on larger assets with high revenue potential; it has been granted planning permission to develop a new hotel at London Heathrow with direct access to the Queen’s Terminal, Terminal 2.

StayWell heads into Indian market with Leisure Inn Shrey, Jodhpur

StayWell heads into Indian market with Leisure Inn Shrey, Jodhpur

Australia’s largest privately owned hotel management company StayWell Hospitality Group, has announced its foray into Jodhpur with the signing of the Leisure Inn Shrey, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The group’s first foray in India was in Jaipur and with emphasises on location, value for money and personalised services the group is now extending its footprints in the Rajasthan market, an ideal focal point for both the inbound and outbound travellers.