Robert Lowe will also take up the tole of area vice president, operations, overseeing Mandarin Oriental, Boston, Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC and Mandarin Oriental, Santiago.
Hilton has reaffirmed its commitment to continued development in Saudi Arabia, creating more than 10,000 new jobs, as part of an ambitious expansion plan across the kingdom.
Como Hotels & Resorts has unveiled Como Laucala Island, a new private escape in the South Pacific. The property offers unspoiled wilderness surrounded by turquoise-blue sea and white sandy beaches.
In partnership with owner group JJW Hotels & Resorts, IHG said the signings in Portugal and Austria illustrate strong appetite for the new luxury collection.
Peninsula Hotels has confirmed the appointment of Jonathan Crook as managing director of the Peninsula Istanbul. He will assume the role on January 24th.
Born in 1960, Antonello de Medici boasts an illustrious career in the hospitality sector, having held general manager positions for brands including Starwood Hotels, Marriott and Hilton.
The Mantis Masai Mara Eco-Lodge is set to become a highlight property for the brand and the group, offering direct access to the Mara-Seregenti game reserve.
Habitas has appointed Guy Heywood as chief executive of hotels, overseeing the management division to support its rapid global growth. He begins with immediate effect.
Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort will open on December 18th. Built by luxury hospitality developer Seven Tides, it will become the first resort on the World Islands in Dubai.
Banyan Tree Group is set to double its footprint of 54 properties across 23 countries by 2025. At the same time, the company will introduce five new brands in the next 18 months.
Designed by Lore Group creative director Jacu Strauss, the property will reflect how the area has evolved during the last decade with interiors that mirror the neighbourhood’s new, grown-up feel.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts will launch its La Quinta by Wyndham brand in China with the opening of La Quinta by Wyndham Weifang South later this month.