Ryanair has launched Ryanair Travel Credit, a new incentive that gives customers who book accommodation with Ryanair Rooms ten per cent back in credit to spend on flights. Any customer with a MyRyanair account who makes a booking on Ryanair Rooms will earn ten per cent back in credit, redeemable directly against flight purchases on the low-cost carrier’s website.
Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo, the first Hyatt Centric hotel in the Asia-Pacific region, has opened its doors. Located on the fashionable Namiki-dori street in cosmopolitan Ginza, the 164-room full-service lifestyle hotel offers travellers a home base in a neighbourhood where even the most avid explorers can stay entertained for days on end.
Riant Capital has unveiled its selection of hotel operator, architect, and designers for the highly anticipated Taipei Sky Tower. Catered to high-end travellers looking for different types of experiences, TST has announced its collaboration with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts for Asia’s first large scale lifestyle-driven development.
Marriott has announced the opening of the design-led Aloft Palm Jumeirah, the first property from the brand to open in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Located on the eastern crescent of the Palm Jumeirah, the hotel delivers a distinct lifestyle experience to the iconic landmark with its tech-forward approach, vibrant social experiences and modern style that is different by design.
Yotel has appointed Jason Hsiang as senior vice president of development for North America. Based in New York, Hsiang will spearhead the acquisitions and development team responsible for sourcing, negotiating and closing joint venture agreements, acquisitions, and long-term management agreements for new Yotel, Yotelair and Yotelpad projects in the USA and Canada.
Country Inns & Suites by Carlson has changed its name to Country Inn & Suites by Radisson. It is hoped the name change will allow the individual hotels to leverage the global recognition and strength of the Radisson brand.
Mandarin Oriental has announced that Hotel Ritz, Madrid will close at the end of February for a €99 million restoration. The work is expected to complete in late 2019.
Embassy Suites by Hilton is undergoing a complete refresh of its food and beverage program. The evolution of the brand's dining options will begin with the launch of two new bar-centric lunch and dinner offerings.
Jumeirah Group has announced the launch of Zabeel House by Jumeirah, a second hotel brand from the Dubai Holding-owned company. The new brand has been created in response to the continuing and growing travel trend for exploration and enrichment through travel experiences.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has opened its second hotel in Dakar, Senegal. Radisson Hotel Dakar Diamniadio is a 152-room hotel with a unique congress centre that will provide over 14,700 m2 of space for large scale exhibitions, conventions and events.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Vancouver-based property development company, Replay Destinations, to manage Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua. The property will open in 2021 in the Caribbean’s West Indies.
Set against a backdrop of historical fortress walls, the luxury all-suite hotel Cugó Gran Maċina Grand Harbour has opened in Senglea in Malta. The much-anticipated opening follows the extensive renovation of one of Grand Harbour’s most famous landmarks: Sheer Bastion.