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Marriott Adds Toledo Property to Autograph Collection

July 12, 2018 by Lori Smith

The 42-key Eugenia de Montijo Hotel in Toledo, Spain, is the latest addition to Marriott’s Autograph Collection Hotels. The property, which just reopened following a full renovation, is housed in the former palace of the Empress Eugenia De Montijo, in

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Marriott Inks Deal to Introduce AC Hotels Brand to Australia

July 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

Marriott International Inc. has signed an agreement with Melbourne-based property development company Capital Alliance to introduce the AC Hotels by Marriott® brand to Australia. The 200-room AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank hotel is expected to open in 2020 as part of

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Hosts Global Holds First Forum in Europe

July 4, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hosts Global (Hosts) crossed “The Pond” and welcomed more than 200 clients and hospitality industry professionals to Belfast, Northern Ireland for its sixth annual Hosts Global Forum, which was held June 21-24, 2018. “The Hosts Global Forum is our annual

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AccorHotels Enters Strategic Partnership with sbe Entertainment Group

July 3, 2018 by Lori Smith

AccorHotels and sbe Entertainment Group (sbe) have signed a Letter of Intent and entered into exclusive negotiations for AccorHotels to acquire a 50 per cent stake in sbe. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals. It should be completed by

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Air Canada Launches Non-Stop Service from YVR to Zurich and Paris

June 18, 2018 by Lori Smith

Two new international Air Canada Boeing 787 Dreamliner routes from Vancouver to Europe launched last week. The carrier’s inaugural flight from YVR to Zurich took off on June 7, 2018, followed by the launch of its non-stop service to Paris

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First Hyatt Regency Opens in Beijing

June 18, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hyatt has opened its first Hyatt Regency-branded property in China’s capital city. The 348-key Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing has a total of 60,277 square feet of meeting/event space, including a 14,746-square-foot ballroom. “As the first Hyatt Regency property in Beijing, we

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Meliá Eliminating Single-Use Plastics in All Properties

June 13, 2018 by Lori Smith

Gabriel Escarrer, executive vice-president and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, has announced that Meliá Hotels International will eliminate all single-use plastics in all its hotels within the year. The move will see plastic bottles, cups, bags, straws and coasters immediately

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Team-Building & Travel: The Perfect Combination

June 8, 2018 by JONATHAN HILTZ

Today’s business world is vast and diverse, but the one thing all companies have in common is the need to build strong teams of employees. Anyone who has been in the corporate world long enough knows that spending time chatting

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Renaissance Hotels Unveils Transformed Paris Property

June 7, 2018 by Lori Smith

The multi-million dollar renovation of the Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel’s guestrooms and public spaces has been unveiled. “Today’s announcement reaffirms our commitment to strengthening our portfolio of artfully-designed properties in destinations such as Paris, where our guests are seeking unscripted

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AccorHotels Opens Raffles in Poland

June 6, 2018 by Lori Smith

The 106-key Raffles Europejski Warsaw opened last week, joining Raffles Istanbul Zorlu Center and Raffles Paris Le Royal Monceau in AccorHotel’s growing European portfolio. Located on the historic “Royal Route” of Poland’s capital city,  the property is housed  in a

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Marriott Bringing Westin Brand to United Kingdom

May 31, 2018 by Lori Smith

Marriott International’s Westin brand will debut in the United Kingdom with the opening of The Westin London City in 2020. The 220-key property is owned by 4C Hotel Group and managed by RBH, the UK’s leading independent hotel management company.

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Delta Hotels Brand Makes European Debut

May 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

The 223-key Delta Hotels by Marriott Frankfurt Offenbach officially launched today, marking the European debut of the Delta Hotels brand. “We are delighted to welcome Delta Hotels Frankfurt Offenbach into our portfolio and offer a quality accommodation option that reflects