AccorHotels UK & Ireland has introduced the facility for guests to communicate with hotel staff using WhatsApp. The service sees guests given a dedicated mobile phone number with their room key card on arrival.
Rotana has signed two new hotel management agreements to further strengthen the company’s presence in the home region and expand its footprint into Europe.
AccorHotels has announced the beginning of a new partnership with TomHawksworth, a prominent property and real estate developer, with the signing of Pullman and MGallery Ikoyi in Nigeria.
Louis T Collection has named Robert Hauck general manager of the iconic Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka. In 2016, Louis T Collection signed a joint development agreement with The Galle Face Hotel Group which made Louis T service providers for the historic Galle Face Hotel.
The new hotel in Glasgow’s city centre will open in November next year and bring the brand’s key count in the UK to 823 as part of its European expansion strategy.
Led by owner Jeff Klein, the Art Deco property is located on Sunset Boulevard and has been an exclusive hub for the Hollywood elite since opening its doors in 1931. Today, the hotel has been lovingly restored to maintain its true character without losing its sense of history.
The St. Regis Mauritius Resort has announced the appointment of Mauritian native Didier Jacob as its new executive chef.
Marriott International has seen revenue rise to $5.35 billion in the second quarter, up from $5.21 billion a year ago. The figure was, however, below market expectations, seeing shares in the company fall four per cent.
Kempinski has continued is expansion in the Caribbean with the upcoming Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica. Set to open in 2019, this luxurious island hideaway is surrounded by Cabrits National Park in the Commonwealth of Dominica.
Sandals guests staying in Club and Butler room categories in Montego Bay, Jamaica, will be offered a luxury BMW transfer upon touchdown with the launch of a new service.
Four Seasons Resort Langkawi has announced the appointment of David Macklin as general manager of the island retreat -located in Malaysia’s exclusive UNESCO Geopark.
Bordeaux has welcomed its first Hilton Garden Inn property. The hotel joins an existing nine Hilton properties in France, which will be managed by Naos Hotel Groupe.