Hospitality News - 2021

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September 09, 2021
Inaugural Resort under Curio Collection by Hilton to Launch in Vietnam
Set to open in Phu Quoc in 2023, the 197-key La Festa Phu Quoc, Curio Collection by Hilton will represent Hilton’s first resort in the country, joining three other Hilton-managed hotels in Vietnam including Hilton Hanoi Opera, Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi and Hilton Da Nang.

September 08, 2021
A Capital Move: The Langham, Jakarta Opens on 9 September 2021
The Langham features 223 guest rooms with majestic floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular views of the city, state of the art in-room entertainment complemented by smart technology, opulent marble bathrooms featuring rain showers and free standing soaking bathtubs.

September 08, 2021
IHG Hotels & Resorts extends partnership with RB Capital to bring next generation Holiday Inn to Singapore
The 300-room Holiday Inn Singapore Little India will rebrand from Park Hotel Farrer Park on 7 September ahead of a renovation that will see it relaunch with a vibrant fresh identity and positioning.

September 07, 2021
W Hotels Shines in ‘Star City’ with the Opening of W Changsha
The future is now. W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, is set to light up the capital and largest city in Hunan province, China, with today’s opening of W Changsha.

September 05, 2021
Jumeirah Group Snnounces the Opening of Stunning New Address in Maldives
Jumeirah Maldives offers 67 beach and over-water villas in one-, two- and three-bedroom configurations, all assuring stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Starting from 171sqm, the resort’s villas are among the most spacious in the North Malé Atoll.

September 02, 2021
Accor and Edamah introduce Mantis brand to the Middle East with Mantis Bahrain Hawar Island
The Mantis project will be based on Hawar Island, which is a 45-minute boat ride from the Bahrain mainland and enjoys recognition from UNESCO for its natural history. Mantis Bahrain Hawar Island Hotel & Resort is set to open in 2024.

September 01, 2021
Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts Lands in the Maldives with Signature Glamourous European Spirit
Located on Thilamaafushi, the southern pocket of Lhaviyani Atoll, the 141-villa resort celebrates the fabric of the Maldives, its people, nature and art, channeling its energy to uncover the charm of the destination through Le Méridien’s distinctive European-chic lens.


August 31, 2021
Accor Inaugurates New Extended Stay Hospitality with World’s First Pullman Living Opening in Dongguan, China
Pullman continues the brand’s legacy of innovation with the latest opening of the Pullman Living Dongguan Forum, the extended stay serviced apartments connected with the Pullman Dongguan Forum Hotel.

August 31, 2021
Accor Announces the Opening of Mercure Surabaya Manyar
Situated in one of the city's elite and prestigious neighbourhoods, Mercure Surabaya Manyar offers 92 rooms and suites, from Superior rooms to Executive Duplex Suites, a gym room, an all-day dining restaurant, a boardroom and a lobby bar.

August 30, 2021
Anantara Expands its Luxury Portfolio with the Announcement of Anantara Ubud Bali Resort
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas further asserts its position as the world’s leading luxury lodging provider with the announcement of Anantara Ubud Bali Resort. The exclusive development is scheduled to open in mid-2022 and it is the brand’s third resort on the popular Indonesian island of Bali.

August 25, 2021
Nikko Style Niseko Hanazono Hotel to Open in 2024
The hotel will be located in Niseko, Hokkaido, a world-famous ski resort in Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido. The company has contracted with Fujita Corporation to manage the new property. The Nikko Style Niseko Hanazono will offer 234 guest rooms, each with a standard area of about 34 square meters, including 16 suite rooms, on 8 floors above ground.

August 25, 2021
MGallery Unveils a Serene Destination in Phuket
V Villas Phuket – MGallery offers the utmost privacy with a collection of 19 pool villas, offered in one-, three- and four-bedroom configurations. Each villa boasts charming interiors with a natural colour palette, floor-to-ceiling windows, and expansive wooden decks that allow for a seamless blend between indoor and outdoor living.

August 24, 2021
Accor Expands Hotel Portfolio in Turkey with Four New Openings
Accor has opened four new properties in Turkey: Mövenpick Hotel Trabzon, Mövenpick Bursa Hotel & Thermal Spa, Mercure Trabzon and ibis Styles Istanbul Merter, bringing the total number of properties in the country to 57.

August 23, 2021
Hotel Okura Shanghai Sheshan to Open in 2024
It will offer about 280 guest rooms each with a standard area of about 50 square meters. A variety of restaurants will offer Japanese cuisine, all-day dining and Chinese cuisine, and there will be a lobby lounge. The hotel will also feature a restaurant on the first floor, a lounge, and a fitness center.

August 23, 2021
Radisson Resort & Spa Lonavala, a Blend of Nature and Heritage Opens its Doors to Guests
The resort features 103 uniquely designed modern rooms across four categories - Superior room with balcony view, Deluxe room featuring a lush green view, Suite which offers generous space, and Presidential Suite which comes with a five-seater open deck whirlpool.

August 22, 2021
Mandarin Oriental Opens New Luxury Urban Resort in Istanbul
Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul features 100 spacious, luxuriously designed guest rooms and suites with stunning views over the Bosphorus and the city skyline.

August 18, 2021
Marriott International Continues Growth in Turkey with 10 Anticipated Openings by the End of 2022
Marriott International, Inc. announced plans to expand its portfolio in Turkey with the expected opening of 10 properties by the end of 2022. With the anticipated openings, the company’s portfolio in Turkey is expected to encompass 43 properties with over 7,000 rooms across eight markets by the end of 2022.

August 17, 2021
IHG Hotels & Resorts partners Ha Long Bay Hotel Joint Stock Company to sign Holiday Inn Resort Halong Bay
Opening in 2023, Holiday Inn Resort Halong Bay will be the second Holiday Inn Resort to open in Vietnam, after Holiday Inn Resort Ho Tram Beach, and will quickly establish itself as the premier family destination in Halong Bay.

August 17, 2021
Naladhu Private Island Maldives to Relaunch in November with New Look
Naladhu Private Island, the exclusive luxury island resort in the Maldives, is due to relaunch in November with an impressive new look and feel, following a complete renovation during a six-month closure.

August 12, 2021
New Holiday Inn Opens in Candolim, Goa
Located in one of the most buzzing streets of North Goa, the hotel is just a few meters away from the pristine beaches, forts and other tourist attractions, creating a perfect setting for leisure and business stays.

August 11, 2021
Anantara Announces Upcoming Launch of New Resort on Dubai’s World Islands
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced an exciting upcoming addition to its Middle East portfolio. The luxury brand already operates nine hotels and resorts in the region, including six in the United Arab Emirates, with the newest addition to launch in Q4 of 2021.

August 11, 2021
Mercure Auckland Queen Street Opens
Situated near the Town Hall, Civic Theatre and Aotea Square, the 96-room hotel promises to indulge and delight guests with its contemporary design and boutique interiors. Wall panelling, furniture, fabrics and colours have been carefully curated to reflect a modernist appeal, and the vibrant local culture of its surrounds.

August 10, 2021
IHG Hotels & Resorts brings the majestic Regent brand to Kyoto, Japan
Set within a garden that was originally landscaped 100 years ago by renowned gardener, Kumakichi Kato, Regent Kyoto’s idyllic location is currently home to the famous restaurant, Tsuruya, which is recognised among Kyoto’s top dining destinations, having held a number of Michelin Stars over the years.

August 09, 2021
Minor Hotels Announces Upcoming Debut in Bahrain New Build Avani and Tivoli Hotels to Launch in 2024
Scheduled to open in 2024, Avani Bilaj Al Jazayer Bahrain Resort and Tivoli Bilaj Al Jazayer Bahrain Resort will be part of Bilaj Al Jazayer, a new waterfront leisure mixed-use masterplan owned by Edamah, the real estate arm of Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund, Mumtalakat.

August 09, 2021
Staybridge Suites Dubai Internet City is Now Open
IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has further expanded its Staybridge Suites footprint in the region with the opening of Staybridge Suites Dubai Internet City, on 1 August 2021.

August 08, 2021
Raffles Udaipur Set to Bring Raffles’ Legendary Hospitality Experience to the Romantic City of Udaipur
Raffles Udaipur, India’s first Raffles hotel, opens on August 2, 2021 offering a fresh perspective on the city of Udaipur and region of Rajasthan from a 21-acre private island set in the middle of the serene Udai Sagar lake.

August 05, 2021
DoubleTree by Hilton to Launch in Bahrain
Hilton today announced plans to bring its DoubleTree by Hilton brand to the Kingdom of Bahrain. DoubleTree by Hilton Al Sayh Residences has been signed together with Al Sorouh Hospitality Development Real Estate and is due to open its doors in 2022.

August 04, 2021
IHG Continues its Run in Regional Australia with Holiday Inn Signing in Iconic Ballarat
Designed by international, award-winning Hachem Architecture, the 110-room hotel is expected to open in 2024 and will be one of the region’s premier business, leisure and MICE destinations, with 400sqm of flexible meeting space including a large ballroom with stunning rural views, as well as an intimately designed 90-seat restaurant and bar, a day spa, gymnasium and outdoor pool.

August 04, 2021
DoubleTree by Hilton Brand to Debut in Osaka in 2024
Scheduled to open in the spring of 2024, the 377-room new-build hotel will mark the debut of the DoubleTree by Hilton brand and the third Hilton-managed hotel in Osaka, joining Hilton Osaka and Conrad Osaka in the city.

August 03, 2021
First and Last Resort: Ten New and Upcoming Properties Ready to Welcome You in Style
While world travel was put on ice last year, some of the most jaw-dropping, new resorts quietly opened. Others are coming soon to those in the know.

August 02, 2021
St. Regis Hotels and Resorts Makes Glamorous Debut in China’s Coastal City of Qingdao
Occupying the 58th to 78th floors of the 369-meter-tall Haitian Center, The St. Regis Qingdao is the tallest hotel in the region, enthralling guests with panoramic vistas of the Yellow Sea and picturesque coastal scenes. The hotel features 233 guest rooms, including 30 luxury suites with spectacular ocean views.

August 02, 2021
Accor Is Proud to Announce a New Sofitel Destination in the Heart of Hunan Province
Accor is proud to announce that Sofitel will be the first international luxury hospitality brand to arrive in Xiangtan, a destination city in central China’s Hunan Province.

August 02, 2021
Accor Ambassador Korea Unveils its First Resort in Jeju, Mercure Ambassador Jeju
Accor Ambassador Korea is pleased to announce the opening of Mercure Ambassador Jeju in partnership with JS & F. After refurbishing the property and refreshing its service offering, the resort joined the Mercure brand network on 1 August 2021.

JULY 2021

July 30, 2021
IHG Welcomes Australia's First Next-Generation Holiday Inn to Melbourne’s West
Opening in Melbourne’s West this week, Holiday Inn Werribee boasts these new brand hallmarks and is a great example of how vibrant and stylish the new-look Holiday Inn hotels have become.

July 28, 2021
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Brings a New Luxury Experience to Azerbaijan
IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has debuted its world-renowned luxury brand InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in Azerbaijan with the recent opening of InterContinental Baku.

July 27, 2021
IHG Hotels & Resorts Debuts Hotel Indigo with a Four-Hotel Agreement in Egypt
The four new hotels will reflect the unique ethos of Hotel Indigo - to serve the curious – by creating an immersive hospitality experience that draws on the history, rhythm and pulse of each of the four distinct neighbourhoods, providing diverse vantage points to view the country and its culture.

July 27, 2021
Hyatt Regency Guangzhou Zengcheng Brings Lingnan Lifestyle to the South China Economic and Transport Hub
Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Guangzhou Zengcheng. The 408-room hotel, which also includes serviced apartments, is centrally located in the Zengcheng National Economic and Technological Development Zone of east Guangzhou.

July 27, 2021
Hyatt Meets Leisure Travel Demand with Global Growth Among Luxury and Lifestyle Brands
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today the sustained growth of several luxury and lifestyle brands including Alila, Andaz, Caption by Hyatt, Hyatt Centric, Park Hyatt, and Thompson Hotels – to meet the growing demand of the leisure travel market globally.

July 21, 2021
Ascott Achieves over 40% YOY Unit Growth Globally Boosted by Record Signings in Vietnam
CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has secured over 8,300 units across more than 30 properties in the first seven months of 2021, achieving over 40% year-on-year (y-o-y) growth compared to the same period in 2020.

July 20, 2021
A New Icon for the City of Zhengzhou: Novotel Opens in the Dynamic Airport Economy Zone
Accor proudly celebrates the opening of its newest Novotel hotel in the dynamic Airport Economy Zone in Zhengzhou, a historic and vibrant metropolis in the heart of China.

July 20, 2021
Novotel Returns to Busan with the Signing of Novotel Hotel & Branded Residences
Accor Ambassador Korea has announced the signing of Novotel Ambassador Busan Yeonsandong, set to open in 2023. The brand new property brings the Novotel brand into Busan again, signalling the group’s extended footprint in the country’s southern market.

July 18, 2021
Hilton Garden Inn Opens its Doors in the Heart of Bahrain Bay
Hilton Garden Inn Bahrain Bay has officially opened its doors to guests in time for the upcoming Eid Al Adha vacation. The 192-room hotel, located in Manama, is the first to open under Hilton’s portfolio of brands in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

DusitD2 July 15, 2021
Dusit International expands hotel operations in Thailand with the opening of pet-friendly dusitD2 Hua Hin
Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has expanded its operations in the kingdom with the opening of dusitD2 Hua Hin, an upscale pet-friendly retreat in the heart of Hua Hin, a popular seaside destination just three hours by car from Bangkok.

July 15, 2021
Himachal Pradesh Gets a New Gem as Radisson Blu Resort Dharamshala Opens its Doors to Guests
Radisson Blu, an upper upscale brand that delivers a positive and personalized service in stylish spaces, is proud to announce the opening of Radisson Blu Resort Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh.

July 15, 2021
South Korea’s First Hilton Garden Inn Opens in Seoul
Hilton today announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam, marking the first Hilton Garden Inn in South Korea. Situated in the center of the Gangnam Business District, south of the Han River in Seoul, the hotel offers bright and airy accommodations for both leisure and business travelers.

July 15, 2021
Accor Announces the Signing of SO/ Maldives
SO/ Maldives will showcase a selection of 80 spectacular luxury villas, including beachfront and over-water options, all adorned with designer interiors and an audacious twist. Scheduled to open in 2023, the new resort will take centre stage on the third island of CROSSROADS Maldives.

July 12, 2021
Radisson Blu brings international hospitality to China’s Changyuan, Henan province
Currently under construction and scheduled to open its doors in the fourth quarter of 2024, Radisson Blu Hotel, Changyuan will form part a major new mixed-use project in Puxi, the city’s new CBD, surrounded by office buildings, retail malls, residences and conference facilities.

July 12, 2021
Fairfield by Marriott Celebrates Its Brand Debut in Vietnam with the Opening of Fairfield by Marriott South Binh Duong
Located in the Binh Duong province and inspired by the beauty of simplicity and warm hospitality, the 181-room hotel delivers an inviting and seamless experience, poised to become the destination-of-choice for travelers in southern Vietnam.

July 12, 2021
Hyatt Announces the Opening of Hyatt Regency Tokyo Bay
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today the opening of Hyatt Regency Tokyo Bay. The newly renovated 350-room urban resort is located in Urayasu city in the Chiba Prefecture and offers panoramic views of Tokyo Bay.

July 08, 2021
Park Inn by Radisson brings a bright new era of hospitality to Bacolod, the Philippines’ “City of Smiles”
Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod, the new family-friendly hotel, is located within the SM City Bacolod lifestyle mall, providing guests with instant access to extensive retail, F&B outlets, entertainment facilities and the SMX Convention Center.

July 08, 2021
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Unveils Its New Vision in China With the Opening of Sheraton Mianyang
The 342-room hotel will be the first fully transformed hotel in Asia-Pacific to bring to life the brand’s new vision as part of a worldwide transformation which focuses on design and experience signatures that foster community, gathering, and productivity in all areas of the hotel.

July 08, 2021
Hilton to Debut New Flagship-Branded Hotel in Singapore as Largest in Asia Pacific
Hilton, one of the world’s fastest growing hospitality companies, is set to launch its largest hotel in Asia Pacific with the opening of the 1,080-room Hilton Singapore Orchard in January 2022.

July 06, 2021
IHG Signs InterContinental Riyadh King Fahed Road - Second Hotel to Be Developed Under MDA with RIVA Development Company
Expected to open in March 2025, InterContinental Riyadh King Fahed Road will add to IHG’s current brand portfolio of 9 operating InterContinental hotels in the Kingdom. The hotel will represent the best in class product with a refreshed, modern design, and will feature 250 elegantly appointed guest rooms and 150-unit apartments.

DusitD2 July 05, 2021
Dusit International makes its Oman debut with the opening of dusitD2 Naseem Resort, Jabal Akhdar
Comprising 252 beautifully decorated rooms and suites, the contemporary resort fully embraces its unique mountain location with a spacious layout that blends seamlessly with its stunning natural surrounds.

July 05, 2021
IHG Hotels & Resorts to Unveil Premium voco Hotels Brand to South Korea
The new-build 280-room urban resort voco Pyeongtaek City will also be the first upscale international hotel brand in Gyeonggi-do province when it welcomes guests in 2023.

July 05, 2021
Hyatt Regency Koh Samui Marks First Property in Koh Samui, Thailand
Located in the vibrant area of North Chaweng, eight minutes from the airport, the 140-room resort is built around more than 600 protected Yang Na and coconut trees, offering guests a private retreat nestled within the lush embrace of nature, with direct access to a semi-private beach.

July 05, 2021
A Destination Paradise: Fairmont Celebrates the Opening on Golden Sands of Haitang Bay
Fairmont Sanya Haitang Bay, an awe-inspiring destination like no other on the island, invites guests to indulge in the glorious atmosphere of the National Coast. Greatly anticipated, Accor’s latest flagship resort in Greater China, the Fairmont Sanya Haitang Bay has officially opened.

July 02, 2021
Accor Announces Signing with Xiamen Airlines to Bring the Latest Fairmont Flagship to the Coastal City in Southeastern China
Accor and Xiamen Airlines have signed a deal to bring the first Fairmont to Fujian Province for the city of Xiamen. An economic powerhouse that has become a favorite of entrepreneurs, developers and tourists alike, Xiamen is one of the fastest developing and most prosperous cities in China.

JUNE 2021

June 30, 2021
Radisson takes off with new hotel at Beijing Daxing International Airport
Scheduled to start welcoming guests in Q1, 2022, Radisson Hotel Beijing Daxing Airport is a modern and stylish upscale hotel located within the Airport Economic Zone, just 1.2km from the international terminal.

June 30, 2021
Hilton Garden Inn Brand Debuts in Jakarta, Indonesia
Hilton today announced the opening of its seventh hotel in Indonesia, the 168-room Hilton Garden Inn Jakarta Taman Palem. Launching as the first hotel under Hilton’s focused service brand, Hilton Garden Inn, in Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta, the hotel is owned by the Agung Sedayu Group company and managed by Hilton.

June 29, 2021
Minor Hotels Announces JV Partnership with Funyard Hotels & Resorts to Develop Projects in China
Minor Hotels and China’s Funyard Hotels & Resorts have announced the establishment of a hotel management joint venture agreement that will oversee business development, hotel operations, as well as the sales and marketing functions of seven Minor Hotels brands in China.

June 28, 2021
Radisson Hotel Group Expands Presence in Turkey with New Hotel in Izmir, Aliaga
Radisson Hotel Izmir Aliaga features 185 rooms and suites equipped with individual desks or work areas, free high-speed Wi-Fi, and a wide range of amenities such as in-room coffee and tea facilities, together with bathrobe and slippers to make guests as comfortable as possible.

June 28, 2021
Radisson Collection expands in China with the opening of a stylish, nature-inspired resort in Nanjing
Nestled on the banks of a lake and surrounded by floral gardens, hot springs and mountains, Radisson Collection Resort, Nanjing is inspired by the scenery of its destination.

June 28, 2021
Avani Hotels Blends Retro Flair with Samui's Paradise Island Vibe in Chaweng
Situated along Chaweng Beach Road, just steps from the surf, the 76-room resort is strategically located to give guests direct access to the island's best shopping, dining and entertainment venues. In addition, Samui International Airport is 15 minutes away bar car, making weekend getaways a breeze.

June 28, 2021
IHG to Bring its Premium Brand, voco to Dubai's Iconic Palm Jumeirah
voco Dubai Palm Jumeirah will feature 141 rooms and open its doors to guests in December 2021. The hotel will also feature a 55sqm meeting room, a gym, pool, and spa, to cater to the demands of both leisure and business travellers. To offer its guests a tasteful experience that reflects its strategic F&B location, the hotel will offer four different dining options.

June 28, 2021
Marriott International Opens 70th Property in Japan
Marriott International today celebrates another milestone in Japan with the opening of the company’s 70th property in the country, Aloft Osaka Dojima.

June 23, 2021
Park Inn by Radisson Clark’s new South Wing brings feel-good vibe to more guests in the Philippines
Park Inn by Radisson Clark has opened its all-new South Wing, adding more accommodation options for domestic and international guests in an up-and-coming destination.

June 23, 2021
Hilton Reveals Plans to Bring LXR Hotels & Resorts and Curio Collection by Hilton to Tel Aviv
Hilton has signed an agreement for the development of two new hotels totalling 577 guest rooms in a prime beachfront location in Tel Aviv. New hotels slated for 2026 mark the debut for both collection brands in Israel.

June 21, 2021
Ascott Boosts Fund Assets Under Management With Acquisition of Two Properties in France and Vietnam for S$210 Million through Ascott Serviced Residence Global Fund
The acquisition in Hanoi is the 364-unit Somerset Metropolitan West Hanoi. It is located in Hanoi’s new Central Business District, close to several government agencies as well as local and international corporations.

June 21, 2021
MGallery Set to Open its Doors in July 2021, Bringing 'Premium' Hospitality to Bodrum
Becoming a popular location of world-famous brands in the recent years, Bodrum, the pearl of the Aegean, is now preparing to welcome MGallery, which is among the premium hotel brands of the Accor Group.

June 21, 2021
Pullman Celebrates its Landmark Opening in Jiaxing Pinghu
Grazing the skyline above the Pinghu CBD, the new Pullman Jiaxing Pinghu Excellence Hotel welcomes guests to experience the contemporary design and signature concept of Accor’s premium brand in the newest landmark of charming “Golden” Pinghu.

June 20, 2021
Alila Hinu Bay Opens to Guests in Oman
The 112-key hotel includes 16 villas and is nestled on a secluded beachfront in Oman’s southwest region of Dhofar. The untouched area is best known for its lush landscapes, cool summers, and it is within easy driving distance from Salalah International Airport.

June 20, 2021
Accor Expands its Luxury Footprint in Saudi Arabia with New Fairmont Ajdan Al Khobar
Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, has signed a brand-new Fairmont property in Saudi Arabia on the Ajdan Waterfront development, the most high-profile mixed-use development in Al Khobar and the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

June 18, 2021
Tribute Portfolio Celebrates Its Expansion in Japan With Opening of Hiyori Chapter Kyoto
Located in Japan’s historical and cultural hub of Kyoto, the 203-room new hotel is the second Tribute Portfolio hotel in Japan and is set to showcase the hidden gems of Kyoto for travelers and locals who seek out independent experiences and crave a connection with the community when traveling.

June 18, 2021
IHG Hotels & Resorts Announces Triple Thailand Signing with Long-Standing Partner Asset World Corporation
The multi-property agreement includes the new-build InterContinental Bangkok Chinatown – the first luxury hospitality development in the area – and two further projects in Chinatown and Pattaya, totalling 629 rooms.

June 17, 2021
Avani Hotels to Open Brands First Resort in Phuket with Avani+ Mai Khao Phuket Suites & Villas
Located in northwest Phuket, the new resort is 15 minutes from Phuket International Airport and steps from Mai Khao Beach and the Turtle Village Shopping Complex. The property was rebranded from Anantara Phuket Suites & Villas, to better suit the market needs.

June 17, 2021
Hilton Announces Signing of Fourth Resort in the Maldives
Scheduled to open at the end of this year, Hilton Maldives Amingiri will mark the entry of Hilton’s flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand into the Maldives. It will be the fourth resort under the company’s portfolio of brands in the Maldives, joining Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton.

June 17, 2021
Sofitel Adelaide Unveils Divine Inspiration
World renowned for luxury French-style hospitality and a passion for art de vivre (the art of living), Accor’s newest Sofitel hotel, Sofitel Adelaide, will deliver an intoxicating mix of old world charm and modern design, all with a decidedly whimsical twist. The much-anticipated opening of Sofitel Adelaide in September will mark the luxury brand’s debut in South Australia.

June 17, 2021
Hyde Hotels to Open its First International Property in Dubai
Hyde Hotels, Resorts & Residences, part of the world-leading Accor group, today announced the first Hyde hotel outside of the United States, Hyde Dubai Business Bay, in close proximity to the iconic Burj Khalifa directly fronting the Business Bay canal and promenade.

June 16, 2021
Rosewood Chongqing to Open in 2030
Upon completion, the hotel will offer 183 refined accommodations, including 25 spacious suites. Apart from four dining outlets – a bistro, a living room, a Chinese restaurant and a specialty bar, the hotel will also feature Sense, A Rosewood Spa with multiple treatment rooms, a fitness center and an indoor swimming pool to create a serene urban sanctuary in the bustling city center.

June 16, 2021
IHG to Bring its Lifestyle Brand Hotel Indigo to the Saudi Capital
A new built property, Hotel Indigo Riyadh King Abdallah Road will feature 228 design-led rooms and will open its doors to guests in March 2025.

June 15, 2021
Ascott opens Japan's first lyf coliving property in the vibrant Fukuoka city
The Ascott Limited (Ascott), will be opening lyf Tenjin Fukuoka, Ascott’s first lyf-branded coliving property in Japan on 16 June 2021. The 131-unit lyf Tenjin Fukuoka is strategically located in Tenjin, the major shopping and recreational centre of Fukuoka, and is near the business district as well.

June 14, 2021
Radisson Blu opens 5th hotel in Riyadh with the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Qurtuba
Located in the north of Riyadh, within the new upscale Al Jadah development, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Qurtuba is within close proximity of the city and only 20km away from King Khalid International Airport.

June 14, 2021
IHG Strengthens Footprint in Punjab with a Holiday Inn Express and Suites Signing in Jalandhar
IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement with Samplast Resorts to develop Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jalandhar GT Road. The new-build hotel featuring 110 keys is expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2024.

June 08, 2021
Marriott Bonvoy Portfolio of Brands Expands in Distinctive & Inviting Leisure Locales This Summer Season
Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s extraordinary portfolio of 30 hotel brands, award-winning loyalty program, and endless experiences, is setting the stage for a sensational summer with getaway-worthy hotel openings.

June 08, 2021
Four Seasons Hotels And Resorts, Tokyo Tatemono And HPL Announce Plans For Brand New Hotel In Osaka, Japan
International luxury hospitality leader Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd, a developer of condominiums and office buildings, and Hotel Properties Limited (HPL), a Singapore-based real estate company, have announced plans for the One Dojima Project in Osaka, Japan, which will include a brand-new Four Seasons hotel.

June 08, 2021
Accor Announces the Signing of Mercure Living Putrajaya
Accor is preparing to welcome the first Mercure Living concept to Malaysia with the signing of Mercure Living Putrajaya. The 299-key property will debut in April 2022, offering a refreshingly modern experience for those seeking longer stays whilst traveling for business or leisure.

June 07, 2021
Accor Signs a New MGallery in Phu Quoc
Accor has signed a new MGallery hotel in Phu Quoc, as part of the hospitality group’s pioneering expansion across Vietnam. The resort is set to debut in 2023, with 94 hotel rooms and 37 villas. The resort is set to be completed in late 2023.

June 03, 2021
Moxy Hotels Brings Its Play On Spirit to Mainland China, Making Its Brand Debut with the Opening of Moxy Shanghai Hongqiao CBD
The new 158-room hotel is conveniently located right next to one of the most important transportation hubs in China, which brings together the high-speed rail, an international airport and local metro lines. Lidoway, a 15-minute drive from the hotel, is a bustling Gen-Z destination with an array of trendy lifestyle shops, restaurants and bars.

June 02, 2021
Adagio Premium The Palm Opens its Stunning Aparthotel in Palm Jumeirah
The esteemed aparthotel brand, Adagio is delighted to announce the opening of Adagio Premium The Palm from the 9 May 2021. The second Adagio Premium aparthotel to open worldwide, the property’s debut will offer travelers an unparalleled guest experience at an attractive price point.

June 02, 2021
IHG Hotels & Resorts to Unveil Premium voco Hotels Brand in South East Asia on Singapore’s World-Famous Orchard Road
IHG Hotels & Resorts and long-term partner Hotel Properties Limited (HPL) are proud to announce the first voco™ hotel to open in South East Asia on Singapore’s world-famous Orchard Road.

June 01, 2021
From San Francisco to Samui: Keeping up with the Kimptons
Connecting with guests and designing warm experiences was what Bill Kimpton set out to achieve with the Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants brand he founded 40 years ago. It was the first true boutique hotel brand in the United States at that time.

June 01, 2021
Unparalleled Luxury Embraces the Circle of Island Life with the Debut Of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands
Located on the Fari Islands, an archipelago on the north-eastern tip of North Malé Atoll, the area is famous for its untouched white-sand beaches and brilliant azure waters teeming with marine life.

June 01, 2021
Ready to Play: Avani Hotels Debuts on Bali’s Hottest Spot
Avani Hotels announces the opening of Avani Seminyak Resort in Bali, the brand’s first property in Indonesia. Centrally located in the heart of Seminyak, the resort is just a short walk away from the area’s stylish beach hub and renowned nightlife.

June 01, 2021
First Radisson Collection hotel in Turkey opens on the coast of the Aegean Sea in Bodrum
Radisson Collection Hotel, Bodrum is located in one of the most tranquil bays, stretching across 400 meters of pristine coastline with its own private beach.

MAY 2021

May 31, 2021
Hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei to Open in January 2022
The new hotel will offer 60 guest rooms ranging from 40 square meters in size, including eight 80-square meter suite rooms in the theme of a mountain villa. The hotel will also feature a restaurant on the first floor with large windows allowing guests to enjoy similar views; there will also be a lounge and a fitness center.

May 29, 2021
Hyatt Regency Shanghai Songjiang Unveils a Lakefront Retreat at the 'Root of Shanghai'
Hyatt Hotels Corporationtoday announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Shanghai Songjiang. Facing Wulong Lake in the heart of the Ecology Business District and surrounded by shopping malls and residences, the 256-room hotel offers an energizing hub for guests and World of Hyatt members to connect with the bustling business and tourism district.

May 27, 2021
Novotel Launches New Era of Design with a Global Mix of Leading Designers and Non-Standardized Style
Novotel, a beloved midscale hospitality brand, is pleased to announce that it has teamed with four international design teams to bring the brand’s new vision of modern, 21st century style to the world.

May 27, 2021
IHG expands footprint in Egypt with signing of Holiday Inn New Assiut Asayla
Expected to open in January 2024, the 157-room property will be strategically located close to the city of Assiut along the banks of the Nile River. The hotel is also near the city’s main cultural monuments, the faculties of Assiut University and Sphinx University.

May 26, 2021
IHG Hotels & Resorts announces three Turkey signings across its Luxury, Premium and Essentials collections
IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) is proud to announce its continued strategic expansion in Turkey with three signings – InterContinental Grand Ankara, Crowne Plaza Istanbul Tuzla Viaport Marina and Holiday Inn Express Ankara Airport.

May 26, 2021
IHG Hotels & Resorts grows Turkey luxury presence with signing of InterContinental Grand Ankara
The highly anticipated conversion project is scheduled to open in the nation’s capital in 2023 and will mark the transformation of the historic former Büyük Ankara Hotel, which dates back to 1966 when it was launched as the city’s first five-star hotel and then went on to become the Grand Ankara Hotel.

May 25, 2021
The Luxury Collection Debuts in South Korea with Opening of Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangnam
Josun Palace is based on the heritage of the first luxury hotel in Korea, Chosun Hotel, which was built in 1914. The 100-year legacy has been reborn and modernized in Gangnam, one of Seoul's most vibrant and energetic districts.

May 24, 2021
Marriott International Signs Agreement to Debut The Ritz-Carlton Brand in Ningbo
Marriott International today announced the signing of an agreement with the Ningbo Central Plaza Construction and Development Co. Ltd to bring Marriott Bonvoy’s iconic Ritz-Carlton brand to the heart of Ningbo. Expected to open in 2025, The Ritz-Carlton, Ningbo is set to elevate luxury in the destination with its legendary service.

May 24, 2021
IHG Hotels & Resorts to open the first ANA Crowne Plaza in Japan’s Akita Prefecture
IHG Hotels & Resorts and Avila Co. Ltd have signed an agreement to open ANA Crowne Plaza Akita in December 2021, making it the first international premium hotel brand in the Japanese prefecture of Akita.

May 20, 2021
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Makes Glamorous Debut on Dubai's Iconic Palm Jumeirah Island
The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm - Heralding the storied heritage and celebrated traditions of St. Regis, this hotel joins a dynamic global portfolio and brings the brand’s signature hallmarks of bespoke service, innovative design, and exquisite experiences to the world-famous island and cosmopolitan city of Dubai.

May 19, 2021
Sheraton Hotels Unveils Its New Vision in Turkey with the Opening of Sheraton Istanbul Levent
The newly renovated hotel exemplifies the brand’s worldwide transformation of its guest experience and showcases signature key elements from the new concept that aim to create an environment where guests can feel comfortable and at ease, whether working, meeting, or relaxing.

May 19, 2021
Holiday Inn opens Its first Hotel in Yerevan, Armenia
Holiday Inn Yerevan-Republic Square has 191 stylishly designed guest rooms and an Open Lobby designed to combine the hotel’s public spaces including the reception area, restaurant, bar and lounge into one open and cohesive space to provide guests with a place to relax, eat and work.

May 19, 2021
$700 Million Hotel Investment to Kick-Start Melbourne Tourism Revival
A new era of hotels opening in Melbourne will drive the revival of city tourism prior to the re-opening of international travel, predicts Simon McGrath, Chief Executive Officer Accor Pacific, Australia’s largest hotel operator.

May 19, 2021
Accor Gears up to Set New Standard in Ultra Luxury with Opening of Raffles Resort on the Palm Dubai in Q4 2021
Set to open in the last quarter of 2021, Raffles the Palm Dubai will be the first ultra-luxury addition to Accor’s existing diverse portfolio in Dubai.

May 18, 2021
IHG signs MDA with RIVA Development Company for 7 hotels across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of a Master Development Agreement (MDA) with RIVA Development Company via its wholly owned subsidiary RIVA Hospitality for Hotel Services Company to open at least 7 hotels in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia across IHG’s portfolio of brands.

May 17, 2021
Marriott Bonvoy Portfolio Expands in United Arab Emirates with the Opening of Aloft Al Mina and Element Al Mina in Dubai
Marriott Bonvoy today announced the expansion of Aloft Hotels and Element Hotels in the United Arab Emirates with the opening of Aloft Al Mina, Dubai and Element Al Mina, Dubai.

May 17, 2021
NH Hotels Announces Upcoming Debut of Brand in Middle East Region
Trusted mid and upscale hotel brand, NH Hotels, is to debut in the Middle East region later this year with the launch of NH Dubai The Palm. Currently in the final stages of development, the new-build 533-key property will open its doors in December.

May 10, 2021
Rosewood Hangzhou To Open In 2026
Upon opening, Rosewood Hangzhou will offer 140 accommodations, including 17 suites. Suite guests will enjoy exclusive access to Rosewood’s signature Manor Club, an executive lounge which offers food and beverage experiences, butler service and separate spaces for gathering and entertaining.

May 10, 2021
Hyatt Announces Plans for the First Alila Hotel in Shanghai, China
A high-profile conversion project, Alila Shanghai is expected to debut in 2023 and will be the first Alila branded urban hotel in China, offering a relaxing and nature-infused luxury retreat in the heart of the bustling metropolis.

May 06, 2021
InterContinental Parramatta to Become Greater Western Sydney’s Home of Luxury Travel
Scheduled to open in 2025, the impressive, new-build InterContinental Parramatta will be part of a vibrant mixed-use development that also includes offices and a ground floor retail precinct. The building itself will be one of the most exciting high-rises to grace the city’s skyline, with the owners in the process of running an architectural competition to find a winning design.

May 06, 2021
Huge Year for Accor in SE Asia, Despite Pandemic – over 9,000 New Rooms Signed in 12 Countries and 21 Hotels Opened
Accor Southeast Asia, Japan & South Korea signed more new hotel rooms than any other hotel operator in the region for 2020, with 9,243 rooms signed across the region’s 12 countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam).

May 05, 2021
Pro-invest Group and IHG launch Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in Australia with 2021 Sydney debut
Kimpton Sydney will open this October with 172 unique design led rooms and suites, a rooftop swimming pool, conference and event spaces that are bathed in natural daylight, as well as a range of innovative culinary experiences that are built on Kimpton’s legacy of locally loved restaurants - including a lobby bar, rooftop restaurant and a café.

May 03, 2021
InterContinental Adelaide Announces $32 Million Refurbishment
First built in 1988, it rebranded as InterContinental Adelaide in 2009. It will undergo an extensive $32 million refurbishment, commencing in late 2021.

APRIL 2021

April 30, 2021
Hilton to Launch Luxury Brands in New Destinations in China
Four hotels under award-winning Waldorf Astoria and Conrad brands to join Hilton’s growing luxury portfolio, including Conrad Shanghai as largest Conrad in Asia.

April 29, 2021
IHG Hotels & Resorts Expands the Kimpton Brand in South East Asia with the Signing of Kimpton Koh Samui
The 138-key luxury boutique beachfront property on Choengmon Beach will open later this year where guests will enjoy Kimpton’s signature heartfelt service and locally-inspired design features.

April 29, 2021
Pullman Debuts in Khao Lak, Thailand
Located on Bang Muang Beach on the northern tip of the renowned Phang Nga province of Thailand, Pullman Khao Lak Resort is now open, offering travelers an energizing destination to recharge and reconnect.

April 27, 2021
Shangri-La Group Forms Joint Venture with Samty Group for a Luxury Hotel in Kyoto, Japan
Shangri-La Group today announced a new joint venture with Samty Co., Ltd to develop a luxury hotel in Kyoto, Japan. The location of the proposed hotel is just north of the Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kyoto.

April 27, 2021
Accor’s Peppers Brand Arrives in the Yarra
Accor, the largest hotel operator in Australia, has opened its first hotel in Victoria’s picturesque Yarra Valley today with the opening of Peppers Marysville.

April 23, 2021
Rosewood Miyakojima to Open in 2024
The 55-villa, ultra-luxury resort represents the first Rosewood property in Japan, in a destination acclaimed for its exquisite beaches with several of the country’s most scenic locations.

April 22, 2021
Live the French Way at Sofitel Hangzhou Yingguan
Accor is pleased to announce the opening of Sofitel Hangzhou Yingguan as a distinguished destination for both leisure and meetings in the charming city of Hangzhou. The splendor of this Sofitel Hotel is a combination of the artful spirit, heritage and culture beholden to the city of Hangzhou.

April 20, 2021
Accor Announces the Signing of Mercure Cebu Downtown
Accor has signed another hotel in Cebu, as part of the hospitality group’s pioneering expansion across the Philippines. The 182-room Mercure Cebu Downtown is set to open in 2024, joining a pipeline of 18 hotels across the country including the Sofitel Cebu City which was announced in February.

April 19, 2021
Radisson Hotel Group debuts its fourth brand in Dubai with the opening of Radisson Hotel Dubai DAMAC Hills
Located in a newly-developed, family-friendly neighborhood, the Radisson Hotel Dubai DAMAC Hills is a perfect home base for both business and leisure travelers alike. The hotel is conveniently situated close to a range of activities and attractions including the nearby IMG Worlds of Adventure, Global Village and Dubai Autodrome.

April 17, 2021
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt Brand Expands in China with the Opening of Commune by The Great Wall
Distinguished by modern architectural masterpieces that stand in beautiful contrast to the ancient architectural wonder of the Great Wall, the 176-room hotel offers guests an unforgettable journey of discovery off the well-trodden path.

April 15, 2021
IHG Hotels & Resorts Signs Biggest Japan Conversion Deal in More than a Decade
IHG Hotels & Resorts and Iwate Hotel & Resort Co., Ltd. today announce the signing of an agreement to open or refurbish three hotels in Japan’s Appi region and badge them under world-class IHG brands in December 2021.

April 14, 2021
Accor Announces Second Mövenpick Hotel in Australia
Accor, together with Singapore’s Fragrance Group Limited, will open Australia’s second Mövenpick hotel with the opening of Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer in June 2021.

April 13, 2021
Accor Signs New Swissôtel Hotel in Çeşme, Turkey
Swissôtel Çeşme is scheduled to open in June 2022, following the contract signed between Accor Hotel Group and Dilek Holding. Situated in Çeşme, Ilıca Bay, which is known as the Pearl of the Aegean and resembling the feeling of being in Maldives to its guests with its turquoise sea and unprecedented beach.

April 11, 2021
IHG Signs Agreement for voco Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers Dubai
Currently operating as Bonnington Hotel, home to the world-renowned McGettigan’s Pub & Restaurant group, the hotel will feature 208 keys and is expected to be rebranded to voco by Q3 2021.

April 09, 2021
Andaz Brand Debuts in Indonesia with the Opening of Andaz Bali
Offering a contemporary take on the traditional Balinese village and its way of life, Andaz Bali is located in the heart of Sanur, a quaint seaside village known for its old-world charm, picturesque beaches and spectacular sunrises.

April 08, 2021
Hilton Announces Signing of First Hilton Garden Inn in South Korea
Hilton today announced the signing of a management agreement with JOON TOWER for Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam, which represents the launch of Hilton’s focused service brand in South Korea. Managed by Hilton, the hotel is targeted for opening in the summer of 2021.

April 05, 2021
Marriott Bonvoy’s Portfolio of Longer Stay Brands Announces the Debut of Marriott Executive Apartments in Doha
Marriott Executive Apartments City Center Doha - Owned by Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company (ARTIC), the elevated serviced apartments answer the rapidly growing demand for longer stay accommodations that offer a sophisticated experience with amenities and services that mirror the comforts of home.

April 05, 2021
SLS Announces First Hotel in the Middle East with the Opening of SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences on April 5th
Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, today announced the expansion of the international SLS Hotels & Residences brand to the Middle East with the opening of SLS Dubai. Developed in partnership with World of Wonders Real Estate – the new property is one of Dubai’s tallest buildings and is set to officially welcome guests and residents on April 5, 2021.

April 01, 2021
InterContinental to Hotel Continental: IHG Hotels & Resorts Announces Major Mornington Peninsula Signing
Hotel Continental, or the ‘Conti’ as it is endearingly called by locals, will have a new, luxurious lease on life when the InterContinental Sorrento opens in November 2021, as the property poises itself to once again become a beacon of glamour and sophistication on the Mornington Peninsula.

MARCH 2021

March 31, 2021
Hyatt Announces Significant Brand Expansion Plans in India
Hyatt expects to grow its Indian brand portfolio by more than 70% through 2023, with six new hotels set to open in 2021 across the Hyatt Regency and Hyatt Place brands.

March 31, 2021
Hyatt Announces Plans for the Second Hyatt Regency Hotel in Uzbekistan
Set to be located on a 6.78 acres (2.75 hectares) site just outside the historic city, Hyatt Regency Bukhara will connect guests seeking inspiring experiences with the mosques, madrasas and remains of old bazaars that the city is renowned for.

March 25, 2021
voco Hotels Grows to Over 50 Openings and Signings, Marking IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Fastest Ever Global Expansion
IHG Hotels & Resorts’ premium voco Hotels brand has officially reached the milestone of 50 signed and open hotels in more than 20 countries across the globe – marking IHG’s fastest ever global expansion.

March 23, 2021
Marriott International Signs Agreement with Al Saedan Group to Bring Three Hotels to Saudi Arabia
The multi-project agreement includes the country and territory’s first Renaissance Hotel, the world’s largest Aloft Hotel and a Courtyard by Marriott in the Holy City of Makkah. All three properties are projected to open by 2025.

March 23, 2021
Hilton to Extend Its Portfolio into Pakistan
Hilton will be bringing its hospitality to Pakistan once again. An agreement signed with Dhabi Hospitality will see its upscale DoubleTree by Hilton brand launch in the city of Islamabad in 2025.

March 22, 2021
Hilton Hotels & Resorts Returns to Melbourne
Hilton, one of the fastest-growing hospitality companies in the world, today announced the opening of the 244-room Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street. The hotel’s location on the corner of Little Queen and Bourke Streets, provides easy access to the city’s recreational and cultural attractions.

March 22, 2021
Hilton Sets Sights on Growth in Thailand
Hilton has announced its commitment to convert up to 2,000 rooms in 24 months in Thailand, with a focus on its full service brands Hilton Hotels & Resorts and DoubleTree by Hilton, as well as focused service brand Hilton Garden Inn.

March 18, 2021
World-Famous ‘ROKA’ to Open at Waldorf Astoria Kuwait
Following its tremendous success in London, and more recently Dubai, ROKA–the world-famous contemporary Japanese restaurant–will be arriving in Kuwait at the country’s first Waldorf Astoria. Expected to open in fall 2021, the iconic luxury hotel features 200 deluxe guestrooms and will be located in The Avenues, real estate developer Mabanee’s most notable 360,000-square-meter leasable area development and Kuwait’s largest retail, entertainment and lifestyle destination.

March 18, 2021
IHG strengthens presence in SWA with a new Holiday Inn Express signing in Nepal
IHG has signed a management agreement with Swornim Hotel Pokhara Private Limited to develop a new Holiday Inn Express hotel - Holiday Inn Express Pokhra Lakeside, in Nepal. The new-build hotel will feature110 keys and will be operational by the first quarter of 2025.

March 16, 2021
Fairfield By Marriott Continues Its Brand Expansion in Japan with Six Hotels Slated to Open By August 2021
Fairfield by Marriott today announced the planned openings of six new Fairfield properties in Japan. The new hotels slated to open in 2021 are: Fairfield by Marriott Mie Odai, Fairfield by Marriott Kyoto Minamiyamashiro, Fairfield by Marriott Tochigi Nikko, Fairfield by Marriott Wakayama Kushimoto, Fairfield by Marriott Wakayama Susami and Fairfield by Marriott Gifu Takayama Shokawa.

March 16, 2021
Konichiwa Osaka! W Hotels Debuts in Japan with the Opening of W Osaka
W Hotels Worldwide today lifted the curtains on Japan's first-ever W hotel. Making its debut along vibrant Midosuji Boulevard, W Osaka will redefine the local hotel scene with the brand’s spirited spin on luxury as the perfect addition to this electric city.

March 15, 2021
Hyatt Celebrates Sustained Growth With 1,000th Global Hotel Opening
This milestone reinforces Hyatt’s continued commitment to intentional growth in places that matter most to guests, members, customers, and owners.

March 15, 2021
Residence Inn by Marriott Announces the Opening of Its First Hotel in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Located in a prime city district and boasting spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa, Residence Inn by Marriott Al Jaddaf offers convenient access to key areas including Downtown Dubai and Business Bay. Welcoming guests into a flexible, comfortable, and intuitive space, the Residence Inn experience is designed for guests to travel the way they love to live by blending comfort with style.

March 15, 2021
Marriott Bonvoy’s Portfolio of Collection Brands Propels Its Global Footprint Forward with Nearly 70 Distinctive Hotels Expected to Open in 2021
Marriott International announced a major milestone in its Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of independent hotel brands, with the opening of the 200th Autograph Collection hotel, the 50th Tribute Portfolio hotel, and the anticipated opening of the 120th Luxury Collection hotel. Together, all three Collection brands are expected to expand their global footprint to nearly 70 new locations in 2021.

March 11, 2021
Asset World Corporation and Hyatt Sign Framework Agreement to Develop Hotels with More than 1,000 Keys under Various Hyatt Brands in Thailand to Pursue the Mission of Building a Better Future for the Thai Tourism Industry
Destinations under consideration in the Framework Agreement include Bangkok, Chiangmai, Chiangrai and Pattaya.

March 08, 2021
Radisson Individuals Debuts in India With the First Hotel Opening in Imphal
Overlooking the majestic Baruni Twin Hills and ridges, Classic Grande Imphal, a member of Radisson Individuals features 171 uniquely designed rooms. The hotel is strategically built in the commercial hub of Imphal at Chingmeirong and is just nine kilometers away from Bir Tikendrajit International Airport.

March 03, 2021
Hyatt Announces Global Expansion of Independent Collection Brands with New Hotel Openings and Developments Slated Through 2025
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today the global growth of its independent collection brands, including recent openings and development plans through 2025 across The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, Destination by Hyatt and JdV by Hyatt brands.

March 02, 2021
Accor Signs New Novotel & Mövenpick Properties for Vietnam
Accor has announced the signing of three new hotels for Vietnam with owner partner, Novaland. The 248-room Mövenpick Phan Thiet and 250-room Novotel Phan Thiet within NovaWorld Phan Thiet, while Mövenpick Ho Tram, a 209-room hotel, will be located at Wonderland – NovaWorld Ho Tram, a complex under development by Novaland.

March 01, 2021
Accor and Galaxy Entertainment Group Annouce the Development of the Legendary Raffles at Galaxy Macau
Raffles at Galaxy Macau, featuring approximately 450 suites, is the latest chapter in the storied history of the legendary Raffles brand and will soon introduce a new level of sophistication and refinement to Macau. The exclusive, all-suite Raffles at Galaxy Macau is opening in the second half of 2021.


February 28, 2021
Australia welcomes first Hotel Indigo in the vibrant neighbourhood of Adelaide
IHG Hotels & Resorts’ boutique lifestyle brand, Hotel Indigo, has made its Australian debut with the opening of Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets on 1 March. The much-anticipated 145-room hotel with its intriguing design features, deep connections to the neighbourhood and exemplary culinary offerings is set to become a vibrant cultural hub for locals and visitors, and a hallmark of Hotel Indigo properties around the world.

February 25, 2021
Hyatt Announces Plans for a Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa and Residences in Vietnam's Popular Beach Destination, Ho Tram
With 280 guestrooms and 63 pool villa residences, Hyatt Regency Ho Tram Resort and Spa and Residences will be situated in a prime location along an over 1,000-foot (330-meter) picturesque coastline known for its pristine sandy beaches, turquoise waters and coastal vibe.

February 24, 2021
IHG debuts its global extended stay brand Staybridge Suites in India
IHG Hotels and Resorts announced the debut of its world-renowned extended stay brand, Staybridge Suites in India with the signing of Staybridge Suites Bengaluru Thanisandra.

February 21, 2021
Hilton Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center Opens for Business
Hilton Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center features 325 digital key-enabled contemporary and stylish guestrooms and suites with a spectacular view of the harbor or city, well suited for business travelers, or families on vacation.

February 19, 2021
Accor announces the signing of Sofitel Cebu City
Accor is expanding its presence in the Philippines with the signing of Sofitel Cebu City, a 195-room luxury hotel which will debut in 2025. The hotel joins a pipeline of 17 committed projects across the country which will see an extensive array of internationally renowned hospitality brands arrive for the first time.

February 18, 2021
Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island, the United Arab Emirates Capital’s Newest Leisure Resort, Opens Its Doors to Guests Today
The hotel is set within Yas Bay’s Waterfront, a vibrant destination on the southern end of Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island, giving guests immediate access to the waterfront’s retail and food and beverage outlets, as well as world-class entertainment and nightlife experiences.

February 18, 2021
Accor Announces First Mondrian Property to Open in Singapore in 2023
Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, today announced Singapore’s first Mondrian hotel will be built in the heart of the city’s prominent Duxton Hill neighborhood and is set to open in early 2023.

February 18, 2021
Fairmont Ambassador Seoul Unveils New Grandeur of Modern Seoul from River to Rooftop
Nestled in the Parc. 1 Complex, a stunning new landmark in the city’s Yeouido district, Fairmont Ambassador Seoul is perfectly situated to host world leaders, business travellers, families and vacationing jetsetters, offering an extraordinary setting for unforgettable experiences.

February 18, 2021
IHG and Proinvest build Brisbane CBD presence with two premium hotel conversions
voco Brisbane City Centre and Hotel Indigo Brisbane City Centre will become the latest additions to the River City’s hotel scene, as Mercure Brisbane and ibis Brisbane rebadge under IHG’s world-class upscale brands following a repositioning and extensive refurbishment.

February 15, 2021
Katara Hospitality Expands Partnership with Accor through Signing of First Fairmont & Raffles Lusail Hotel & Residences in Qatar
Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, today announced a new partnership with Accor, a world-leading hospitality group with the two-fold signing of Raffles and Fairmont hotels in Qatar.

Dusit Princess February 15, 2021
Dusit International Signs to Manage its 11th Resort in China, Plans to Open Three More before the End of the Year
Dusit International, represented in China by Dusit Fudu Hotels and Resorts, has signed a management agreement with Fengshun Jindebao Kaiyue International Hot Springs Hotel Co., Ltd., to rebrand and manage its property under the new name of Dusit Princess Hot Springs Resort Fengshun, Guangdong, starting this April.

February 11, 2021
Ascott expands its world's fastest growing brand Citadines in Indonesia with the opening of Citadines Berawa Beach Bali
The 224-unit serviced residence is a stone’s throw away from Berawa Beach and is surrounded by a plethora of cafes, restaurants, retail and recreational options. It is also a 20-minute drive to Seminyak, a landmark tourist destination with high-end shops, bars, and restaurants.

Dusit Princess February 10, 2021
Dusit International Continues Middle East Expansion with its First Hotel in Kuwait
The new hotel will comprise 180 hotel rooms and 70 serviced apartments under Dusit International’s upper midscale Dusit Princess brand. The property is located in the Mahboula district, an industrial and commercial coastal area just 25 minutes by car from boththe city centre and Kuwait International Airport.

February 10, 2021
IHG Hotels & Resorts announces its first opening of 2021 in India with Holiday Inn Chandigarh Zirakpur
Featuring 131 keys with scenic city views, the hotel is located on Chandigarh-Ambala highway connecting the city of Chandigarh to all famous landmarks and attractions in the Northern belt.

February 09, 2021
Accor Opens Second Grand Mercure in Bengaluru
Accor, a global leader in augmented hospitality, today announced the opening of its second Grand Mercure, at Gopalan Signature Mall in the ever-evolving start-up capital of the country, Bengaluru.

February 04, 2021
W Hotels Opens the Doors to W Melbourne, Unveiling Its Second Hotel in Australia
W Melbourne has 294 luxuriously stylish guest rooms and 29 suites, with design details curated to reflect Melbourne's fascinating history and culture. The hotel's Wonderful, Fabulous and Mega category rooms are inspired by the neighboring street-level newspaper kiosks that back to the 1960s.

February 04, 2021
Ocean Spring Resort Chengdu – MGallery Debuts in Sichuan’s Legendary Healing Sanctuary of Jintang
The resort destination consists of 22 deluxe guestrooms with private balconies in intimate settings and 44 villas with exclusive water facing gardens and private hot spring pools.

February 03, 2021
Marriott Bonvoy's Latest Global Promotion Offers Twice as Much
Members will receive double elite night credits and double points earned for stays of two nights or longer that occur between February 16 – April 27, 2021 at properties participating in Marriott Bonvoy.

February 03, 2021
Gladstone welcomes a Mantra hotel
Mantra Gladstone is ideally located just minutes from the CBD and adjoins the Yaralla Sports Club. The hotel features arguably the best amenities, including fitness centre, food and beverage options and the soon to be opened swimming pool, in terms of choice and quality in the region.

February 02, 2021
Radisson Collection Launches In China, Introducing Its Premium Lifestyle Concept To Asia Pacific's Gateway City
Radisson Collection, Radisson Hotel Group’s anthology of premium lifestyle hotels, has reached another major milestone with the official debut of Radisson Collection Hotel, Xing Guo Shanghai, this exceptional brand’s inaugural property in China and its first hotel in an Asia Pacific gateway city.

February 01, 2021
Marriott International Celebrates Milestone 50th Hotel in Shanghai Region with Opening of JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Fengxian
Located on Hangzhou Bay in the city’s Fengxian seaside district, just an hour’s drive south of metropolitan Shanghai, the new hotel promises to be a sophisticated and luxurious sanctuary designed to let guest’s relax and rediscover a sense of balance in mind and body, as well as a convenient gateway to Shanghai and nearby cities such as Hangzhou and Suzhou.

February 01, 2021
Hyatt Regency Ningbo Hangzhou Bay Opens in China Beside the Famed Hangzhou Bay Bridge
Hyatt Hotels Corp. announced today the opening of Hyatt Regency Ningbo Hangzhou Bay in Ningbo, China. Beside the Hangzhou Bay Bridge, which is the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge, connecting Ningbo, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou, the 319-room hotel serves as an energizing hub for the fast developing Ningbo Hangzhou Bay New Area.

February 01, 2021
Hyatt Regency Brand Grows in Australia with Entry into Brisbane
Located in the heart of the city’s central business district within Queen Street Mall, the 292-room Hyatt Regency Brisbane offers business travelers and leisure guests a relaxing haven complete with an outdoor infinity pool and bar. The hotel, which has been rebranded from an existing hotel and will undergo a refurbishment, marking the return of the Hyatt brand into the state of Queensland.


January 28, 2021
Accor welcomes Lunar New Year with an Ox-picious 888 reward points offer
The offer is valid at 275 Accor properties across Southeast Asia, in eight countries including Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore, for stays between 1st February and 31st March 2021.

January 28, 2021
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Inspires Future Journeys as the Iconic Brand’s New Vision Debuts Around the World
Following Marriott International’s announcement in 2018 of its plans to refresh the iconic brand for today’s travelers, the completion of the renovations at these hotels is an important milestone in the brand’s reinvention journey.

January 27, 2021
IHG signs MDA with Ishraq Hospitality to open 8 new Holiday Inn Express hotels across MEA
The multi-property portfolio license will see new hotel openings in the United Arab Emirates, Sultanate of Oman, Bahrain, Jordan and Egypt in the near term. Ishraq Hospitality, which operates HIEX under the IHG franchise, currently owns four Holiday Inn Express hotels in the UAE in partnership with IHG.

January 27, 2021
Hilton Expands Indonesia Footprint with Opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Surabaya
DoubleTree by Hilton, one of the fastest-growing brands in the Hilton portfolio, today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Surabaya. The 310-room hotel marks the sixth property in Hilton’s Indonesia portfolio. It is owned by PT. Indo Citra Eka Abadi and managed by Hilton.

January 26, 2021
Experience Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy in Asia Pacific
Newly launched pilot program set to allow guests to forge connections with local communities for meaningful travel across Asia Pacific whether at home or abroad.

January 21, 2021
Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites Opens With Style, Comfort and Spectacular Views
The soaring, 48-storey property boasts an unbeatable location overlooking the iconic Palm Jumeirah. Positioned between the vibrant communities of Dubai Media City, The Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina, the city’s world-famous shopping malls, dining, entertainment and beach destinations surround Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites.

January 21, 2021
Hilton Opens Third Canopy by Hilton Hotel in China in UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hangzhou West Lake
Marking the brand’s 27th property globally, the 160-room state-of-the-art hotel is located within the heart of downtown Hangzhou and a short walk from UNESCO World Heritage Site, West Lake.

January 21, 2021
Accor and LA Hotel Group open new-build Mantra Traralgon in Gippsland Valley
The first hotel to open in Traralgon in more than 10 years, Mantra Traralgon is set to become a destination of choice for business travellers and leisure guests looking for convenient, contemporary accommodation in Victoria’s spectacular Gippsland region.

January 21, 2021
Australia’s first Mövenpick hotel has opened its doors
The 221-room warm and contemporary hotel promises to delight guests with Tasmanian nature design-inspired boutique interiors, fine food and wine experiences at Tesoro Modern Italian restaurant, a daily Chocolate Hour, and an assortment of other Mövenpick brand signature offerings.

January 20, 2021
Minor Hotels Enters a Strategic Partnership with Funyard Hotels & Resorts to Fuel China Expansion
Minor Hotels, a Bangkok-based international hotel owner, operator and investor, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Funyard Hotels & Resorts (Member of Country Garden Core Business Alliance), which will see the expansion of its brands in China.

January 20, 2021
IHG and City Tattersalls Club to open Hotel Indigo Sydney Centre in 2025
Hotel Indigo Sydney Centre will sit atop the iconic Club’s premises in a newly renovated, 49-story mixed-use tower that includes new restaurants, event space, an exclusive City based business lounge, retail, health and wellbeing facilities, along with a circa 110-room hotel and 246 residential apartments.

January 19, 2021
Accor Signs with Twenty 14 Holding to Open Pullman Downtown Dubai
Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, opens new Pullman in one of the most sought after locations in Dubai, Business Bay. The group has partnered for the very first time with Twenty 14 Holding, an Abu Dhabi based Hospitality Company, with acquisitions and management of assets throughout the globe.

January 18, 2021
Marriott International Continues Asia Pacific Growth With Nearly 100 Properties Expected to Open in 2021
In 2020, the company celebrated its 800th milestone hotel opening in the region with 75 properties added to its portfolio during the year, representing more than one opening per week across the region.

January 17, 2021
First Aparthotel Adagio in Deira, Dubai, Opens its Doors to Usher in a Fresh Approach to Home Style Living
Accor Group’s living concept, Aparthotel Adagio Dubai Deira, has opened the doors to its newest property in Deira, Dubai, offering guests an unforgettable ‘home away from home’ experience coupled with the convenience of hotel services and facilities.

January 17, 2021
IHG signs agreement for Holiday Inn Jeddah Corniche
Holiday Inn Jeddah Corniche will feature well-appointed guest rooms, excellent facilities including a business center, two meeting rooms (450 sqm in total) as well as a state-of-the-art gymnasium, spa and pool for guests to relax and rejuvenate.

January 17, 2021
Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences Opens, Bringing Luxury Experiences to the Middle East
The 368-room luxury hotel including 54 residential units is situated in the commercial and retail heart of Al Khobar with a connecting bridge to Al Rashid Mall. Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences is the sixth Hyatt-branded hotel in Saudi Arabia, and the fifth hotel under the Grand Hyatt brand in the Middle East.

January 17, 2021
Hilton Garden Inn Expands Footprint in Cairo
Scheduled to open in 2024, Hilton Garden Inn Cairo East will offer upscale and affordable accommodations featuring 250 guest rooms, a full-service restaurant, two bars, a fitness center, an outdoor pool and a 300-sqm meeting space.

January 14, 2021
Radisson Hotel Group rises above challenges to add 84 new hotels across Asia Pacific in 2020
Radisson Hotel Group overcame significant global challenges in 2020 to expand its portfolio of properties in Asia Pacific, with the addition of 84 exceptional new hotels and resorts, covering eight of its distinct brands.

January 13, 2021
Announcing 25hours Hotel Sydney
Sydney’s first 25hours Hotel is set to open at the end of 2022. 25hours Hotel Sydney will be located in the heritage building of 1-11 Oxford Street, Paddington, bringing life back to one of Sydney’s most iconic event and hospitality landmarks.

January 12, 2021
Ascott exceeds 2019 record growth to add over 14,200 units globally in 2020 despite COVID-19
Marking a fourth consecutive year of record growth for Ascott, with an 80% year-on-year growth in China compared to 2019.

January 11, 2021
IHG signs agreement for Holiday Inn Riyadh The Business District
Expected to open in January 2022, the 138-room property will be strategically located close to King Khalid International Airport and the Riyadh Front, the new leisure destination of Riyadh developed in line with Vision 2030, making it an ideal choice for both corporate and leisure guests.

January 11, 2021
IHG expands Crowne Plaza brand in Central Vietnam
The 300-room Crowne Plaza Danang Waterfront will welcome guests in 2023. With unobstructed views of the ocean, the 38-storey hotel will be highly sought-after by business and leisure travellers seeking a single destination for work, meetings and relaxation.

January 08, 2021
Accor unveils flexible work solutions in Hong Kong
Accor, the world’s leading lifestyle hospitality group, addresses the market need for alternate premium spaces with its launch of flexible work solutions at Accor in Hong Kong across a wide range of convenient locations including Causeway Bay, Wanchai, Sheung Wan, Jordan, North Point and Tung Chung.

January 07, 2021
Marriott International Signs Milestone Branded Residential Project
Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, the dual-branded project is expected to house Marriott residential and officetel units with sophisticated spaces meant to inspire residents and JW Marriott residential and officetel units designed for mindfulness and fostering togetherness with loved ones.

January 07, 2021
Conrad Hotels & Resorts to Bring Contemporary Luxury to Bahrain
Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s contemporary luxury hotel brand, today announced plans to bring the global brand to Manama, Bahrain, following the signing of an agreement to open Conrad Residences Bahrain Financial Harbour in 2022 at the upcoming state-of-the-art, mixed-use development First Energy Bank Tower.

January 06, 2021
Hyatt Regency Phnom Pehn Opens in Cambodia
The 247-room property is the largest hotel from a global brand in the city and is located in the heart of the cultural and business district of Doun Penh, which is a 30-minute drive from the airport and within walking distance to the Royal Palace, National Museum and the riverside.