Viceroy Hotel Group has announced the launch of Viceroy Insider - a new, in-depth online agent training programme. Designed to serve as a resource for all travel trades, Viceroy Insider will provide agents the tools needed to amplify their ability to highlight and sell the modern luxury hotel brand’s 13 properties across the globe.
Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai will bring a touch of the playful Viceroy LA vibe to the region and will mark the brand’s second property in the UAE. Designed by the innovative Yabu Pushelberg and NAO Taniyama and Associates, the 477-room beachfront resort is located at the base of the trunk of the Palm Jumeirah, overlooking the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai Marina Skyline.
Viceroy Hotel Group has revealed the appointment of Mark Griffiths to the role of regional vice president and managing director at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi. Griffiths will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of Viceroy’s flagship Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi as well as the group’s upcoming openings including Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai, Viceroy Princes’ Islands Istanbul, Viceroy Jumeirah Village Dubai and Viceroy Algarve.
Global Hotel Alliance has announced Viceroy as its latest member brand, expanding the alliance’s presence in North America, the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and the Middle East. The deal will add some of the hospitality brand’s most luxurious properties to the Ultratravel Collection, in addition to Viceroy’s Urban Retreat properties in San Francisco and New York City also joining.
Viceroy Maldives has revealed appointment of Joachim Schuette as its new general manager, succeeding Mark Sterner. Schuette joins Viceroy Maldives following his pre-opening general manager position at Velaa Private Reserve Island in the Maldives.
Viceroy Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Andrew Humphries as regional vice president for the Middle East and general manager of Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi. Humphries will oversee the daily operations of Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi as well the group’s other regional properties.
The 150 room Viceroy Cape Verde is set to open in 2017, as part of the Sambala community on Santiago Island. The property, which will be situated on over 12 square kilometres, will feature, 3 restaurants, a children’s club and extensive state-of-the-art water sports centre.
Viceroy Hotel Group is planning to roll out a number of brand innovations in 2012, including unique new properties and impressive renovations throughout the group, starting with the rebranding of the Tides Riviera Maya to Viceroy Riviera Maya.
Viceroy Hotels & Resorts has announced the re-branding of the iconic Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi as Yas Viceroy. The first Viceroy Hotel in the Middle East, the property will offer signature service, unique dining concepts and a refurbished lobby by renowned design firm Poltrona Frau Emirates of Abu Dhabi.
Viceroy Hotel Group has been selected by Aldar properties to take over the operation of the iconic Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi, marking the first foray in the region for the American-based group. Here Breaking Travel News takes a look at what the decision might mean for what is already considered one of the finest hotels in the Middle East.
Nicholas Clayton, President, Viceroy Hotels, California, USA