Kenya Tourism Board has successfully defended its title as Africa’s Leading Tourist Board as World Travel Awards winners in Africa & Indian Ocean are revealed. The organisation was among the most successful entrants at the 2014 awards, taking the prize for the third consecutive year, while South Africa Airways took the trophy for Africa’s Leading Airline.
Miami Beach’s newest Hilton Hotels & Resorts property, Hilton Cabana Miami Beach will proudly debut in the heart of Miami Beach in summer 2014. Located at 6261 Collins Avenue at 62nd Street, this contemporary, full-service hotel will feature 231 all-new guest rooms and is set within the quickly emerging sub-market known as ‘Millionaire’s Row’, that is filled with restaurants, nightlife, entertainment and shopping.
Hilton Worldwide has announced the signing of management agreements with Eden Group Company for five Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties in Myanmar. The partnership with Eden Group represents another significant milestone for Hilton Worldwide’s expansion in Myanmar, following the company’s earlier announcement in 2013 as the first western hotel group to have signed an agreement to operate a hotel in the country.
Industry insiders, consumers and stakeholders in the regional travel sector are being urged to cast their ballots ahead of the deadline for votes at the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2014. The ceremony will take place at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja in Nigeria on September 5th, with voting scheduled to close on June 15th.
Hilton Worldwide has announced the launch of Hilton Jaipur, an upscale, full-service hotel located in the heart of Jaipur in Rajasthan, one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. The hotel is minutes from famous attractions like the Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Albert Hall Museum and shopping and entertainment hubs including Johari and Bapu Bazaar.
World Travel Awards has revealed it will stage its prestigious Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2014 in Abuja, Nigeria, on September 5th. The sumptuous Transcorp Hilton Abuja will host the event, which will welcome hundreds of industry leaders to the Nigerian capital.
Richard Gosling, general manager, Hilton Sharjah, speaks to Breaking Travel News at Arabian Travel Market 2014.
Richard Gosling, General Manager - Hilton Sharjah
Oliver Kesseler, General Manager - Hilton Fujairah Resort
Nader Halim, General Manager - Hilton Salalah
Hilton Vienna Plaza is currently undergoing extensive renovation as part of a €20 million modernisation that will see the entire hotel transformed. Scheduled for completion in September 2014, the re-design includes all 254 rooms and suites at the hotel and a fresh approach to service and service delivery. Currently closed for the renovation, as of June 6th, 2014 the hotel looks forward to welcoming guests to the new Hilton Vienna Plaza.
Hilton Worldwide has announced the appointment of Pariva Rustagi as regional director of sales for India. Pariva will lead sales efforts for the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of hotels in India.