Following the approval of shareholders at the general shareholders meeting today, AccorHotels Group has completed the acquisition of FRHI Hotels & Resorts. The deal sees three prestigious luxury hotel brands - Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel – move into the AccorHotels stable.
Quito Tourism has led winners at the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony 2016, taking the title of Latin America’s Leading Destination for the fourth consecutive year. Also among the winners at the red carpet event hosted by Swissôtel Lima was PromPerú, recognised by World Travel Awards voters as South America’s Leading Tourist Board for the first time.
Peruvian capital Lima is beginning the final preparations for the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony 2016. The event will take place at Swissôtel Lima on Friday, July 1st. Hundreds of leaders from across the hospitality industry will attend the red carpet ceremony, with the best among them recognised with the prestigious World Travel Awards trophies.
Peruvian capital Lima is set to host the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony for the second time. As Destination Partner for the event, PromPerú, the official tourism body of the Ministry of Foreign Trade & Tourism of Peru, will welcome industry leaders from across the continent to Swissôtel Lima on July 1st, 2016.
Swissôtel Lima has been unveiled as the host for the upcoming World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony 2016. The event will take place in the Peruvian capital on July 1st, with hundreds of hospitality leaders from across the region expected to be in attendance.
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts has been appointed to manage its second resort in Phuket, and fourth property in Thailand. Currently operating as dusitD2 Phuket Resort, it is scheduled to commence operation as Swissôtel Phuket Patong Beach Resort in June 2016.
AccorHotels has signed an agreement for the acquisition of FRHI Holdings, parent of the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brand. “This is an outstanding opportunity to add three prestigious brands – Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel – to our portfolio, and a great step forward for AccorHotels,” said Sébastien Bazin, chairman, AccorHotels.
FRHI Hotels & Resorts has announced at Arabian Travel Market that its global portfolio of branded residential projects will triple by 2018 as part of an ongoing expansion strategy. Currently operating 16 residential projects across its worldwide portfolio, FRHI has an additional 35 residential projects in varying stages of development across its three brands, including locations in Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, China, and Turkey.
FRHI Hotels & Resorts has begun the development of two new hotel projects in Egypt while also releasing new details of its previously announced tri-brand hotel development in Sharm El Sheikh. FRHI signed agreements with Citystars Properties, a leader in the development of high quality mixed-use real estate in Egypt, to brand and operate all five projects. Upon completion, the new hotels will more than double the luxury hotel company’s footprint in Egypt.
Swissôtel Berlin has revealed guests in all room categories will now be eligible for access to the property’s elegant Club Lounge from Thursday to Sunday. Situated on the ninth floor, the location was designed by Gerkan Marg and Partner and offered a choice location to relax in the heart of fashionable west Berlin.
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, a leading brand in the FRHI Hotels & Resorts portfolio, today announced that the brand has entered into a franchise agreement for branding the operation of Swissôtel Guayaquil. The new 300-room hotel is currently under development in the largest and most populous city in Ecuador, Guayaquil.
Situated conveniently in the heart of the city’s business district, Swissôtel Tallinn is considered Estonia’s Leading Hotel by the prestigious World Travel Awards, having taken the title for the past three years. With the property having added the trophy for Estonia’s Leading Business Hotel in 2013, Breaking Travel News here calls in to see what it has to offer to the growing business tourism market in this fast emerging Baltic destination.