Hospitality News

January 2020


January 17, 2020
Mövenpick debuts in Cam Ranh, Vietnam
The latest addition to Mövenpick’s collection of contemporary hotels and resorts has arrived with the launch of Mövenpick Resort Cam Ranh, located along Bai Dai Beach in the central Vietnamese province of Khanh Hoa.

January 15, 2020
A Fresh Start W Hotels Announces New In-Room Amenity
W Hotels Worldwide today unveils its new unisex amenity line with Italy-based, luxury sustainable beauty brands, Davines and /skin regimen/ of the Davines Group. Together, W and the Davines Group - brands with cult followings - will be shaking up self-care routines from Chicago to Chengdu with sustainable skin and hair care products available at all W locations in 2020.

January 15, 2020
IHG announces strategic partnership with Asset World Corporation (AWC) for the development of more than 1,200 rooms in Thailand
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced a strategic partnership with long-standing partner Asset World Corporate (AWC), Thailand's leading integrated lifestyle real-estate group, to manage a portfolio of properties across Thailand. The agreement will see the development of more than 1,200 rooms across Thailand, with the first signing announced today as the 306-room InterContinental Chiang Mai Mae Ping.

January 14, 2020
Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina Opens Its Doors
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the opening of Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina, part of the newly designed flagship properties launching globally offering a new distinctive stay experience, designed to meet the needs of the modern business traveller.

January 13, 2020
Hyatt Announces Development of Hyatt Regency Kuala Lumpur
Hyatt Hotels Corp announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with KL MIDTOWN Sdn. Bhd., a joint venture company by Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad (Hap Seng) and TTDI KL Metropolis Sdn. Bhd., to develop a new 450-room Hyatt Regency branded hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Set to be completed in 2024, the new hotel will mark the return of the Hyatt Regency brand to Kuala Lumpur.

January 13, 2019
Accor announces the management of Star Convention Centre
Accor has signed an agreement to manage the 571-room Star Convention Centre in Thailand. The Star Convention Hotel will be rebranded to Novotel Rayong Star Convention Centre in 2020. Located in the city centre of Rayong province, the hotel will undergo a major renovation of its public areas, dining outlets and 235 guestrooms in the first phase followed by another 336 guest-rooms in the second phase over the next two years.

January 12, 2020
Hilton Expands Presence in Guiyang, Introducing Its Flagship Brand to the City
Hilto today announced the debut of its flagship brand Hilton Hotels and Resorts in Guiyang, with the opening of Hilton Guiyang, a new-build 299-room, state-of-the-art hotel in the Guanshanhu district.

January 09, 2020
Shangri-La Group today unveils its signature culinary experiences in Zhoushan with the phase I opening of Shangri-La Zhoushan
Under this phase of the opening, Shangri-La presents a new approach to hospitality by concentrating the guest experience around its standalone food and beverage outlet, CHAO No.18 and the corresponding premium event – catering business.

January 06, 2020
The Hyatt Regency Brand Debuts in Kerala, India
Hyatt Hotels Corp today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Thrissur in the cultural capital of Kerala, India. With 77 well-appointed guestrooms, this contemporary hotel aims to bring the Hyatt Regency brand’s signature hospitality to business and leisure guests travelling to the region.

January 06, 2020
Radisson Hotel Group opens its 25th hotel in Turkey
Radisson Blu, the upper-upscale brand that delivers a positive and personalized service in stylish spaces, is pleased to announce the opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Sakarya, in northwestern Turkey.





December 2019


December 31, 2019
Hyatt Regency Hengqin Opens in Greater Bay Area of Southern China
Hyatt Hotels Corp today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Hengqin in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, China. With 493 rooms, six dining outlets, and 40,440 square feet (3,757 square meters) of event space, the hotel is designed for business and leisure guests alike seeking a seamless, intuitive experience in the city.

December 30, 2019
JW Marriott Strengthens Presence on China’s Holiday Island With Opening of JW Marriott Sanya Haitang Bay
JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc., today announced the opening of JW Marriott Sanya Haitang Bay, located on the Haitang Bay, the National Coast of China. The property marks JW Marriott’s second resort on Hainan and eighteenth hotel in Greater China, seamlessly blending in with the lush landscape of Haitang Bay and illustrating the beguiling charm of the entire coast.

December 30, 2019
Curio Collection by Hilton Debuts in Jiujiang, Introducing an Exclusive Island Experience to Lushan Region
Hilton today announced the opening of Lushan West Sea Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton, a new resort nestled in a private-owned island of Lushan West Sea. With all 110 rooms boasting lake views and housed within 80 villas, the resort hosts the best of the Lushan West Sea, one of China’s most well-preserved natural landscapes.

December 25, 2019
voco™ expands in Saudi Arabia with the opening of voco® Al Khobar
Offering a spacious, modern, stylish and unstuffy hotel experience for guests, voco® Al Khobar boasts 130 rooms, embodies the characteristics of voco™ with exclusive features and distinctive hallmarks, setting it apart for a memorable stay.

December 23, 2019
Fairmont Announces its Latest Hotel in Wuhan
Fairmont, the distinctive luxury brand under the world-leading hospitality group Accor, announces the latest addition in Wuhan, marking a new era of refined luxury lifestyle for Central China. Fairmont Wuhan is situated in the capital of Hubei province at a significant transportation interchange, with river, road and rail links stretching outwards from its center to the rest of the country, and the world beyond.

December 23, 2019
Shangri-La Group Breaks Ground on New Development Project in Dalian
Shangri-La Group announced today that it is breaking ground on a new development project at Xiaoyao Bay International Business District in Dalian, Liaoning Province. This is the group’s second investment project in the city after the Shangri-La Hotel, Dalian and Residences.

December 20, 2019
Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Brings Authentic Luxury to Malaysia’s Golden Shores
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas announces the opening of the brand’s first luxury hotel in Malaysia. Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas (www.anantara.com/en/desaru-coast) is ready to welcome discerning travellers to the golden shores of the country’s south-eastern coastline with authentic luxury and indigenous-inspired hospitalit.

December 18, 2019
Accor says Kem Cho to GIFT City with a brand new Grand Mercure
GIFT City developed with India’s first ‘Intelligent and Green Infrastructure’ welcomes its first international hotel with Grand Mercure Gandhinagar GIFT City which features 151 well-equipped guestrooms.

December 17, 2019
IHG to bring InterContinental and Holiday Inn hotels to Shanghai Pudong International Airport
InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced on Monday that it will bring two hotels to Shanghai Pudong International Airport’s latest Terminal Complex. The two hotels – InterContinental Shanghai Pudong Airport and Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Airport, both within a few minutes’ walk distance from the arrival hall, are expected to open in 2024.

December 17, 2019
Melbourne's trendy Richmond to welcome a new Holiday Inn in 2023
A new-build Holiday Inn will open in the trendy inner-Melbourne suburb of Richmond in 2023, following the signing of a long-term management agreement between IHG® and a joint venture between Pelligra Group, PrimeLand Group and Diamond Hospitality Singapore.

December 16, 2019
Marriott International Signs Agreement with Landmark Sabbour To Open a W Hotel in Cairo, Egypt
Expected to open in 2024, W Cairo will be situated in 1-Ninety - a 300,000 sqm mixed-use development in the emerging New Cairo district featuring retail space, commercial and residential components.

December 15, 2019
Andaz Brand Debuts in Dubai With the Opening of Andaz Dubai The Palm
Hyatt Hotels Corp announced today the official opening of Andaz Dubai The Palm. Joining Andaz hotels in top destinations around the world, such as Amsterdam, London, New York, Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai, the latest addition marks the first Andaz-branded hotel in Dubai and the second in the United Arab Emirates, following the opening of Andaz Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi in 2018.

December 13, 2019
Radisson Blu Expands in Vietnam with Opening of New Beachfront Resort at Cam Ranh Bay
The new Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh is nestled on Long Beach, a stunning 18km-long stretch of sand in Khanh Hoa province, on Vietnam’s south-central coast.

December 11, 2019
IHG partners with Kingkey Group to set higher bar for seaside resorts: newly refurbished InterContinental Shenzhen Dameisha Resort to debut in the new year
InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, today announced a deal with Shenzhen-based property developer Kingkey Group. Under the deal, IHG will take over the management of one of Kingkey’s hotels in Dameisha, Shenzhen, China.

December 10, 2019
Hyatt and Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ Expand Relationship to more than 300 Locations
Hyatt and Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) today announced the ongoing expansion of their existing loyalty alliance, celebrating a milestone of over 300 participating SLH hotels around the world for World of Hyatt members to earn and redeem points and enjoy on-property benefits.

December 10, 2019
Radisson Hotel Group Brings International Hospitality To Vietnam's Most Exciting New Destinations
Radisson Hotel Group continues to introduce world-class hospitality to Vietnam’s most exciting emerging destinations, with the signing of three new hotels on the country’s captivating coastline.

December 09, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs Announces Hotel Renovation
DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs, part of the fast-growing DoubleTree by Hilton global portfolio of upscale, full-service hotels, has begun a renovation of its guest rooms and suites. The transformation commenced in November 2019, with expected completion in April 2020.

December 04, 2019
Marriott International Expected To Debut More Than 30 Luxury Hotels In Established And Emerging Global Hotspots In 2020
Marriott International today announced it is projecting to open more than 30 luxury properties in 2020 as the company focuses on creating the future of high-end travel through its portfolio of distinct luxury brands.

December 03, 2019
Accor unveils MGallery and Swissôtel properties at Changbaishan Luneng Resort
Accor and Luneng Group announce the opening of two popular hotel brands at Changbaishan Luneng Resort with the introduction of storied premium lifestyle boutique hotel brand MGallery and premium classic brand Swissôtel to Changbaishan, a destination in northeast China.

December 03, 2019
Accor & Fragrance Group add Novotel Perth Murray St to burgeoning WA portfolio
Accor & Fragrance Group Limited announce a brand new 431-room Novotel Perth Murray St to the city’s fast-growing tourism infrastructure, signalling a new boom for the West Australian capital. The hotel is slated for a soft opening on 19 December 2019 in the heart of the Perth CBD.

December 02, 2019
The Park Hyatt Brand Celebrates The Debut of Park Hyatt Doha
Hyatt Hotels Corp. today announced the opening of Park Hyatt Doha in Qatar. The hotel occupies a prime location within the heart of Doha’s new commercial and residential downtown district, Msheireb, and integrates the best elements of Doha’s heritage with refined accommodations that provide a luxurious oasis amidst the pulsating capital.

December 02, 2019
Hilton to Strengthen Thailand Presence with Hilton Garden Inn Launch in Pattaya
Hilton today announced the upcoming entry of its Hilton Garden Inn brand in Pattaya through a management agreement with Honour Hotel and Retail Co. Ltd. Hilton Garden Inn Pattaya City is expected to make its debut in 2022.





November 2019


November 26, 2019
Radisson RED Brings Stylish and Social Stays to Australia, with the Brand's Debut in Perth
Radisson Hotel Group is set to introduce its contemporary and creative Radisson RED brand to Australia for the first time, following the signing of Radisson RED West Perth.

November 25, 2019
Rosewood Doha And Rosewood Residences Doha To Open In Lusail City In Qatar In 2022
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts opens the next chapter of its Middle East expansion with its appointment to manage Rosewood Doha and Rosewood Residences Doha, opening in Lusail City in 2022.

November 22, 2019
Official Signing of a Co-Operation Agreement for The Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Shangri-La Hotel Project
Shanghai Airport Authority and Shangri-La Group jointly announced the official signing of a co-operation agreement for the Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Shangri-La hotel project today.

November 21, 2019
Hyatt Announces Plans for New Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Hyatt Hotels Corp announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Xuan Mai Sai Gon Construction Investment Joint Stock Company (“Xuan Mai”) to develop a 300-key Hyatt Place Saigon, District 7 and 250-key Hyatt House Saigon, District 7 in one of Ho Chi Minh City’s largest districts.

November 21, 2019
W Hotels Arrives In The UAE Capital With W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island
Buckle up… W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International Inc., today announced the highly anticipated debut of the W brand in the UAE capital with the opening of W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island.

November 21, 2019
IHG continues to expand presence in new markets in India
IHG one of world’s leading hotel companies has signed a management agreement with Jindal Holidays Private Limited for a new Holiday Inn Resort in Corbett, Ramnagar. The hotel will feature 100 keys and is expected to be operational by Q1 2023.

November 19, 2019
Shangri-La to Debut in Zhoushan in January 2020
Under Phase I of the project development, Shangri-La will present an entirely new hotel experience and product mix by focusing on its standalone food and beverage outlet - CHAO No.18 and its premium event-catering business.

November 15, 2019
First Hyatt Hotel Opens in Himachal Pradesh State with Hyatt Regency Dharamshala Resort
Hyatt Hotels Corp today announced the opening of its first mountain resort property in India, Hyatt Regency Dharamshala Resort, in the scenic Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.

November 13, 2019
Canopy by Hilton Brings Lifestyle Brand to Hangzhou, Offering a Refreshing Urban Oasis where Business, Leisure and Nature Meet
Hilton today announced the opening of Canopy by Hilton Hangzhou Jinsha Lake, a 10-storey, 179-room hotel that provides energizing, positive stays for business travelers and cultured vacationers.

November 13, 2019
First voco™ hotel opens in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is proud to announce the opening of the 5-star voco Riyadh, the first voco™ hotel in Saudi Arabia’s capital city, in partnership with KSA-based developer Wasata Al Wosta Real Estate Co.

November 12, 2019
Hyatt Launches Three Global Initiatives to Significantly Reduce Single-Use Plastics
Hyatt Hotels Corporation is announcing a series of initiatives to reduce waste at Hyatt hotels globally, including introducing large-format bathroom amenities and reducing single-use water bottles by June 2021.

November 11, 2019
Hilton Partners with M&L Hospitality to Expand Presence in Australia with Signing of Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street
Hilto today announced the signing of Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street, adding to Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio of 106 world-class properties in the Asia Pacific region. Under a management agreement with M&L Hospitality, Hilton will manage the 244-room new-build hotel.

November 07, 2019
The Luxury Collection Makes A Landmark Debut In Qatar
The Luxury Collection today announced the opening of Al Messila, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa in Doha, marking the debut of the brand in Qatar.

November 07, 2019
IHG increases its visibility in Vietnam with two hotels on the Ho Tram Strip
InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, signed agreements with Ho Tram Project Company Limited (HTP) to rebrand The Grand Ho Tram at the Ho Tram Strip integrated resort to InterContinental Grand Ho Tram within a year after refurbishments. A new build Holiday Inn Resort Ho Tram Beach will also open in 2020.

November 06, 2019
Accor to launch dual-branded Mercure & ibis in Central Bangkok
Accor has announced the launch of a dual branded Mercure & ibis hotel, which will open on Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Soi 24 on 1st December 2019

November 05, 2019
Hyatt Announces Plans for Andaz Macau
Expected to open in the first half of 2021 as part of an award-winning, integrated resort destination, the new hotel will be the first Andaz-branded property in Macau, China.

November 04, 2019
Marriott International Debuts JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc., today announced the opening of JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa on Vagaru island, Shaviyani atoll in the Maldives.

November 04, 2019
Radisson Hotel Group Opens its Seventh Hotel in Dubai
Radisson Blu, the upper-upscale brand that delivers a positive and personalized service in stylish spaces, is pleased to announce the opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View.

November 01, 2019
New Perspectives on Traditions Unveiled with the Opening of Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou Yuanqu
Shangri-La Group today announced the grand opening of Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou Yuanqu, marking the Group’s return to the historical water town since its establishment in Suzhou more than 10 years ago.

November 01, 2019
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Announces Newly Redesigned Villas Available for Holiday Travel Season
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, a luxury destination resort located on the picturesque setting of Rangali Island in the Maldives, is redesigning the unique mix of villas available on property.

November 01, 2019
Pullman celebrates growth in Greater China
Pullman, Accor’s dynamic and contemporary premium hotel brand, announces the signing of its latest development Pullman Changchun North. The location marks the latest in Pullman’s robust pipeline opening over the next five years in China.





October 2019


October 31, 2019
Accor and Suning reinforce lasting partnership
Accor and Suning announce that they are reinforcing their strategic partnership with a Signing Ceremony held on Thursday, October 31st, 2019. This significant event between two renowned companies in Greater China will usher in more exciting developments in the near future.

October 30, 2019
The Park Hyatt Brand Celebrates Debut of Park Hyatt Kyoto
Hyatt Hotels Corp. announced today the opening of Park Hyatt Kyoto. Set in the heart of this noble city with centuries of history and heritage, Park Hyatt Kyoto unfolds a journey of discovery with enriching, sophisticated and rare experiences.

October 22, 2019
Pullman Opens a New Landmark in Huizhou
Pullman Huizhou Kaisa debuts at the important gateway of the east coast of the Greater Bay Area. The property will be Pullman's 38th hotel in Greater China.

October 22, 2019
Accor to grow its hotel network in the Philippines to 22 Hotels with over 5,500 rooms by end of 2024
Accor, the largest and most geographically diverse hotel group in Asia Pacific will expand its portfolio in the Philippines with a record-setting nine new hotels signed this year which will be managed by the international augmented hospitality group.

October 22, 2019
Hyatt Place Dubai Jumeirah Officially Opens
Hyatt Hotels Corp announced today the official opening of Hyatt Place Dubai Jumeirah, the fourth Hyatt-branded select service property in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

October 21, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton Debuts In The Dynamic Metropolis Of Pune, India
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC today announced the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Pune, the second hotel in India from the iconic luxury hotel brand. Situated in the heart of Pune’s captivating downtown and across from the prestigious Poona Golf Club, the hotel is ideally located for travelers seeking to take in the sights and unique experiences of this dynamic metropolis.

October 21, 2019
Marriott International Opens First Four Points By Sheraton In Doha
Four Points by Sheraton Doha, part of Marriott International, has officially opened today, marking the brand’s debut in the country. The re-branded property will add 120 rooms to the city and will reflect the brand’s promise of ‘travel reinvented’, providing everything that matters most to today’s independent travelers including timeless style and comfort with genuine service.

October 21, 2019
IHG gains momentum in midscale segment with signing of Holiday Inn Express Bengaluru Bommasandra
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with Thanishq Grande Hotels & Resorts Private Limited for Holiday Inn Express Bengaluru Bommasandra. The new-built hotel will feature 170 keys and is expected to be operational by Q4 2022.

October 21, 2019
IHG signs agreement for Holiday Inn Madinah West
IHG has signed a Management Agreement with leading hospitality supplier, The Arabian Hospitality Company, to open Holiday Inn Madinah West in 2022. The new property will cater to the influx of religious tourists expected as part of Vision 2030.

October 21, 2019
New Pullman hotel unveiled in Melbourne CBD
Accor introduces leading hotel brand to iconic Swanston Street address following $30 million upgrade. Owned by Erdigroup and operated under Accor’s upscale, cosmopolitan Pullman brand, the new Pullman Melbourne on Swanston emerges following a complete rebuild and rebrand of the property formerly known as The Swanston Hotel Grand Mercure.

October 18, 2019
Conrad Hangzhou Tonglu Debuts as Area’s First International Branded Hotel
Hilton today announced the opening of Conrad Hangzhou Tonglu, a new hillside resort with 79 spacious suites, including 11 villas. The hotel offers a natural haven nestled beside the picturesque Fenshui Tianxi Lake in Tonglu.

October 17, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Toyama to Open in 2022
Hilton today announced that the company entered into a management agreement with Ikeda Hotel Management Co., Ltd. to open DoubleTree by Hilton Toyama in 2022. This is the first property for Hilton in the Hokuriku region, located in northwest Japan.

October 10, 2019
Marriott International Signs Deal To Introduce The Luxury Collection To Saudi Arabia In 2020
Marriott International Inc has signed an agreement with Assila Investments to bring its Luxury Collection brand for the first time to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

October 10, 2019
Kempinski Hotels announces expansion plans: More than 100 operating luxury hotels to welcome guests by 2021
The Kempinski Group is focusing on international expansion as part of its strategic planning. Europe's oldest luxury hotel chain expects to have more than 100 luxury hotels in operation around the globe by 2021.

October 07, 2019
Signing of Kempinski Hotel in Makkah
Kempinski Hotels has announced a new luxury project in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The property will entail a luxury hotel and will be the flagship edifice within the new boulevard on King Abdul Aziz Road mega project.

October 07, 2019
Pullman Suzhou Zhonghui opens with dynamic and high-tech comforts for business and leisure travelers
Pullman, one of the fast-growing premium hotel brands in Greater China and around the world, announced the Suzhou opening as the brand’s 37th hotel in Greater China.

October 07, 2019
Accor Debuts ibis budget Brand in Singapore in a Milestone Partnership with Global Premium Hotels Limited
After inking a deal with Global Premium Hotels Limited (“GPHL”), Accor is pleased to unveil 13 new ibis budget hotels rebranded from existing Fragrance hotels, which will be progressively available for booking through Accor’s distribution network commencing 7 October 2019.

October 02, 2019
IHG Expands Luxury Offering in Saudi Arabia with Signing of InterContinental Durrat Al Riyadh
InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) has signed a Management Agreement with Al Rawabi Regional Company for Hotels Resorts and Tourism Ltd. to open InterContinental® Durrat Al Riyadh next year.

October 01, 2019
Marriott International Signs Agreement to Bring the Iconic St. Regis Brand to Oman
Marriott International Inc today announced that it has signed an agreement with Alfardan Group to introduce the iconic St. Regis brand to Oman. Expected to open in 2022, the 271-room St. Regis Al Mouj Muscat Resort is planned to rise on a prime beachfront plot within Oman’s lifestyle and leisure destination, Al Mouj Muscat.

October 01, 2019
Four Points by Sheraton Expands in Indonesia with the Opening of Four Points by Sheraton Bali Ungasan
Marriott International makes another breakthrough in Bali with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Bali Ungasan, the third Four Points hotel to open on the island. Situated in Jimbaran hills, the hotel offers breathtaking views of Jimbaran Bay, Mount Batukaru and Mount Agung.

October 01, 2019
The Grand Dame of Siem Reap Returns
Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, a landmark hotel along the legendary Grand Tour of Indochina, has officially reopened following an extensive six-month restoration.

October 01, 2019
The Adnate Has Opened its Doors
Accor has opened the doors to its ninth Art Series hotel, The Adnate, which stands adjacent to Perth’s luxury and lifestyle destination of King Street in the city centre.

October 01, 2019
Conrad Hotels & Resorts Debuts in Malaysia with Conrad Kuala Lumpur
Hilton today announced the signing of a management agreement with Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) to open Conrad Kuala Lumpur in the heart of the Malaysian capital.





September 2019


September 30, 2019
Hilton Announces Tajikistan Premiere with Flagship Dushanbe Property
Hilton today announced its debut in Tajikistan with the opening a flagship property in the heart of the country’s historic capital city – Hilton Dushanbe.

September 30, 2019
Six Senses Opens on the Legendary Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas brings its trademark unique and quirky take on hospitality to two restored Ottoman-era mansions in Istanbul, Turkey.

September 30, 2019
IHG Signs Agreement to Debut voco in Jeddah
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed an agreement with Nouh Mohamad Nouh and Partners Limited for voco® Jeddah Gate.

September 27, 2019
Hilton Launches Second DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bangkok
With a central location in the heart of Bangkok, the 251-room DoubleTree by Hilton Bangkok Ploenchit serves as the perfect base for travelers looking to explore the city renowned for its unique blend of vibrant city life, a plethora of gastronomy and world-famous cultural landmarks.

September 26, 2019
Radisson Hotel Group Signs Groundbreaking Deal to Enter New Zealand with Four New Hotels and Three Leading Brands
Radisson Hotel Group has signed the biggest hotel management deal in 2019 in Australasia, as it prepares to enter New Zealand with four new-build properties comprising 777 keys and covering three industry-leading brands: Radisson Blu, Radisson RED and Park Inn by Radisson.

September 25, 2019
World’s Largest High-Rise Modular Hotel Officially Opens in Perth
Accor, the largest operator of hotels and resorts in Australia, together with Rehawk Property Group, teamed up to build the new-build ibis Styles East Perth which spans 18 floors and adds 252 guest rooms to East Perth’s hotel supply - specifically geared towards the economy travel market.

September 25, 2019
Pullman Launches Most Generous All-inclusive Resort in the Maldives
Set amidst 18 hectares of lush tropical flora and fauna on the Gafu Alifu Atoll, Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort will open its doors today.

September 24, 2019
Marriott International Expects to More Than Triple Portfolio in the Philippines Within the Next Five Years
Marriott International today announced that it expects to more than triple its portfolio in the Philippines in the next five years and debut five new brands including The Ritz-Carlton, Element and Westin, underscoring strong demand from hotel owners for the company’s leading brands and business platforms.

September 20, 2019
Hilton Relaunches First Hotel in Picturesque Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan Province
Hilton today announced the relaunch of Hilton Jiuzhaigou Resort, marking the flagship brand’s long-anticipated return to Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan Province. Home to a UNESCO World Heritage national park famed for its natural beauty and biodiversity, Jiuzhaigou offers travelers a stunning getaway on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau.

September 17, 2019
Mandarin Oriental Announces Luxury Hotel in Nanjing
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a luxury hotel in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province in China, scheduled to open in 2022.

September 16, 2019
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Makes Jordanian Debut with the Opening of The St. Regis Amman
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of The St. Regis Amman, marking the debut of the iconic luxury brand in the Kingdom of Jordan.

September 12, 2019
Introducing the Third InterContinental in Okinawa in Chura SUN Beach Set to Open in 2023
InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) and Chia Hsin Cement Corporation Group (CHC Ryukyu) announced today the signing of the hotel management contract for InterContinental Okinawa Chura SUN Resort which is set to open in 2023.

September 12, 2019
Hilton to Enter Cambodia with Hilton Phnom Penh in 2022
Hilton one of the world’s fastest-growing hospitality companies, has announced the signing of a management agreement with real estate development group GFC Company Limited to operate a new hotel in the heart of Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. Part of a mixed-use development, the opening of the 280-room Hilton Phnom Penh in 2022 will mark the entry of the hotel company into the country.

September 12, 2019
Award Winning International Brand, HYDE, to Continue Expansion in Australia with Opening of Second Location in Perth in October 2019
sbe the leading international lifestyle hospitality group that develops, manages and operates award-winning venues — proudly announces, with its partner Accor, their second opening of HYDE Kitchen + Cocktails in the Western Australian city of Perth.

September 11, 2019
Park Inn by Radisson Brings Fresh Color and Energy to Quezon City, Metro Manila
Park Inn by Radisson, Radisson Hotel Group’s upper midscale hotel brand that delivers stress-free experiences, good food and upbeat environments, today announced the opening of Park Inn by Radisson North EDSA, the fourth of its brand in the Philippines and the first in Metro Manila.

September 10, 2019
Rosewood Guangzhou Opens its Doors as an Inspiring Showcase for a Differentiated Modern Urban Luxury Lifestyle in China
Located on the top 39 floors of the 108-story CTF Finance Centre, the 7th tallest building in the world, and soaring to 530-meters at its highest point, Rosewood Guangzhou earns the singular status as the world’s tallest 5-star hotel.

September 09, 2019
Hilton Breaks Ground for New DoubleTree by Hilton Vientiane
Hilton, one of the fastest-growing hospitality companies in the world, today celebrated the ground-breaking for the new DoubleTree by Hilton Vientiane with partners TPD Company Limited, a subsidiary of the TK Group. When the 188-room hotel opens in 2022, it will represent Hilton’s brand entry into Laos.

September 09, 2019
Hyatt Regency Zhuzhou Opens in Central China
Hyatt Hotels Corp today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Zhuzhou in the Hunan Province of Central China. The new Hyatt Regency branded hotel delivers views of Xiangjiang River and golf course greenery.

September 09, 2019
Andaz Brand Debuts in South Korea with the Opening of Andaz Seoul Gangnam
Hyatt Hotels Corp announced today that Andaz Seoul Gangnam has opened in the heart of the South Korean capital, marking the Andaz brand’s entry into the country.

September 09, 2019
The First Holiday Inn Hotel in Vietnam Opens in Ho Chi Minh City
IHG, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announced the Grand Opening of the 350-room Holiday Inn & Suites Saigon Airport, the first Holiday Inn hotel in Vietnam.

September 06, 2019
The Luxury Collection Announces the Opening of the Brand’s Eighth Hotel in China
The Luxury Collection today announced the opening of Na Lotus Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nanning. Located in the capital of the Guangxi Province, the opening marks the brand’s eighth property in China.

September 06, 2019
Radisson Blu Makes Debut in Hangzhou
Radisson Blu, the upper-upscale hotel brand that delivers personalized service in stylish spaces, has expanded its portfolio in China with the opening of its first hotel in Hangzhou, the captivating capital of Zhejiang Province.

September 05, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Brings Signature Welcome and Warm Hospitality to Phuket, Thailand
DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort opens its doors today, welcoming travelers looking for an idyllic getaway in Phuket, a destination known for its spectacular beaches and glorious tropical weather.

September 05, 2019
Radisson Blu to Breeak New Ground in Turkey with First Signing in Sakarya
Radisson Hotel Group is delighted to announce the signing of the first ever Radisson Blu hotel in Sakarya, one of the largest automotive and industrial hubs in Turkey.

September 04, 2019
IHG Partners with RIKAZ Properties for Holiday Inn Al Khobar King Fahd Road
IHG, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a Management Agreement with real estate company RIKAZ Properties to develop its fourth Holiday Inn hotel in Al Khobar.

September 03, 2019
Curio Collection by Hilton Debuts in South East Asia With the Opening of SAii Lagoon Maldives
Hilton announced today the opening of SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, a free-spirited tropical escape that offers sun, sea, style and sustainability, creating a playful getaway for groups of fun-seeking friends, couples and families.

September 01, 2019
A new chapter begins: the InterContinental life debuts in the Maldives with the launch of InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort
IHG, one of the world's leading hotel companies, opens InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort (InterContinental Maldives), the latest in a series of new luxury resort openings.

September 01, 2019
Conrad Hotels & Resorts Expands Its Footprint in Northeast China with the Opening of Conrad Shenyang
Hilton today announced the opening of Conrad Shenyang, a 315-room hotel located in the heart of the historic city that was home to the birth of the Qing Dynasty.

September 01, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Introduces Signature Warm Welcome to Yangzhou
Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Yangzhou, a 22-storey, 186-room hotel in the business development district of Yangzhou, one of China’s most famous historical cultural cities with over 2,500 years of history.





August 2019


August 26, 2019
Dive In: W Hotels Debuts in Oman with the Opening of W Muscat
W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International Inc., today announced the opening of W Muscat, the brand’s newest beachfront W Escape and the second to open in the Middle East this year.

August 21, 2019
IHG signs a Holiday Inn hotel in Dehradun
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of world’s leading hotel companies has signed a management agreement with Devatva for Holiday Inn Dehradun Mussoorie Diversion Road.

August 20, 2019
Conrad Debuts in Tianjin, China’s Historic Cultural City
Hilton today announced the opening of Conrad Tianjin, a new 10-story, 375-room, state-of-the-art hotel in Nankai District. Located in the heart of a thriving business hub, the property takes its design inspiration from the city’s historical and cultural landmarks, reminiscent of architecture from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

August 20, 2019
Accor Ambassador Korea launches first Sofitel Hotel & Serviced Residences in Seoul
Slated to open in 2021, the announcement comes as the Accor Group aims to strengthen its presence in the luxury segment in South Korea.

August 19, 2019
Radisson Blu Brings Beachfront Style to Hoi An, Vietnam's Central Coast
Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of a stylish, design-led beachfront property close to Hoi An, the heritage port town on Vietnam’s central coast.

August 14, 2019
Avani Hotels & Resorts Continues its Expansion in the Australian Market with Two New Openings
Fast-building on the success of its debut on the Gold Coast and central Melbourne, Avani Hotels & Resorts will now welcome guests to two new properties: Avani Adelaide Residences and Avani Melbourne Box Hill Residences.

August 08, 2019
Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort Unveils Refurbished Luxury Accommodation and New Spa Pavilion
Bali’s premier clifftop resort, Anantara Uluwatu Bali has revealed its 72 newly refurbished luxury suites, private pool villas and penthouses cascading from a cliff above the rolling waves of the Indian Ocean.

August 08, 2019
JW Marriott Debuts First Marquis Hotel in China, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong
The 515-room luxury property debuts in Shanghai’s most dynamic commercial neighborhood situated near the Huangpu River and Lujiazui Central business district.

August 08, 2019
Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Yantian Opens in East Shenzhen
Hyatt Hotels Corp today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Yantian in the east Guangdong Province, China. The 298-room hotel aims to bring the Hyatt Regency brand’s signature intuitive service and energizing experiences to business and leisure guests alike.

August 08, 2019
Radisson Expands in Thailand with the Signing of Radisson Phuket Beach
Scheduled to open in Q1, 2023, Radisson Phuket Mai Khao Beach is strategically located on the island’s northwest shore, with direct access to Mai Khao Beach – an 11km-long stretch of sand overlooking the Andaman Sea.

August 07, 2019
Accor adds 15 hotels to Singapore network in a major deal with Global Premium Hotels Limited
Already the number one hotel operator in Singapore, Accor announces it will add a further 15 hotels to its network, after inking a deal with Global Premium Hotels Limited (“GPHL”) to franchise 15 hotels, 13 of which were trading under the existing Fragrance Hotel brand and two trading under Parc Sovereign Hotel brand.

August 06, 2019
Accor announces the launch of Pullman Living and Novotel Living in the Philippines
Accor has partnered with PTC Holdings (The PTC Group) to develop the first Pullman Living Manila and Novotel Living Manila standalone apartments in the world. Located within the central business district of Makati in the Philippines, the two apartment complexes are a short walk to the high end district of Ayala Avenue and Greenbelt shopping mall.

August 06, 2019
Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) Angkor, managed by Avani Hotels & Resorts Combines Siem Reap’s Colonial Heritage with Modern Charm
Following an extensive renovation of one of Siem Reap’s most treasured colonial sites, the historic FCC Mansion has reopened its doors as FCC Angkor, managed by Avani Hotels & Resorts.

August 05, 2019
Mercure Jakarta Batavia Opens in Jakarta Old Town
Nestled in the home of historic colonial Dutch buildings in Jakarta Old Town, the historical downtown area of Jakarta, Mercure Jakarta Batavia is a locally inspired destination for both business and leisure travellers.

August 05, 2019
Experience the vibrant spirit of Thailand's dynamic Pattaya with the opening of Holiday Inn Express Pattaya Central
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has today opened its doors in the heart of Thailand’s vibrant city Pattaya with the brand-new Holiday Inn Express Pattaya Central, allowing smart travellers to experience convenient access to the city right on their doorstep.

August 02, 2019
Hyatt Announces Plans for New Hyatt Regency Adelaide
The new 295-room hotel will mark the return of a Hyatt branded hotel to Adelaide, continuing Hyatt’s expansion in Australia. With construction planned to commence in early 2020, Hyatt Regency Adelaide is expected to open in early 2023.

August 01, 2019
The Park Hyatt Brand Celebrates Debut of Park Hyatt Shenzhen
Hyatt Hotels Corp. announced today the opening of Park Hyatt Shenzhen. Sitting atop a 48-story skyscraper in the heart of the Futian central business district in Shenzhen, the brand new hotel is designed to provide a luxurious oasis amidst the pulsating energy of this fast-growing city.

August 01, 2019
The Return of A Legend, Raffles Singapore Officially Reopens
Raffles Singapore is delighted to officially announce its highly anticipated reopening, heralding an exciting new chapter in the iconic property's rich history and heritage.

August 01, 2019
Renowned hot spring destination welcomes its first international luxury resort
The world’s largest luxury hotel brand – InterContinental Hotels & Resorts – continues its legacy of pioneering luxury travel in emerging destinations with the opening of ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa located in the Oita Prefecture in Southwestern Japan.





July 2019


July 30, 2019
Park Inn by Radisson opens its second hotel in the holy city of Makkah
Park Inn by Radisson, Radisson Hotel Group’s upper midscale hotel brand that delivers stress-free experiences, good food and upbeat environments, is proud to announce the opening of its second hotel in the holy city of Makkah, located in Aziziyah.

July 27, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Expands Its Presence in China with Opening in Downtown Shanghai
Hilton announced today the opening of Double Tree by Hilton Shanghai Jing’an, a 28-storey, 307-room hotel that offers modern accommodations and state-of-the-art event spaces.

July 25, 2019
IHG signs new Crowne Plaza for Ankara, Turkey
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is continuing to expand its footprint across Turkey with the signing of Crowne Plaza Ankara.

July 24, 2019
Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok hotel Opens in the Cosmopolitan Heart of Thailand’s Capital
Travellers can now discover the uniquely local and diverse charms of Thailand’s capital city with the opening of Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok hotel, bringing the brand’s signature experiences to the cosmopolitan neighbourhoods of On Nut and Phra Khanong in the ‘City of Angels’.

July 23, 2019
IHG strengthens midscale portfolio in Dubai with signing of Holiday Inn Dubai Deira Islands
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement to develop a new Holiday Inn hotel at the upcoming ‘Dubai Deira Islands’.

July 22, 2019
Tribute Portfolio Debuts Its First Tented Concept Resort in Tropical Bintan Island with the Opening of Natra Bintan
Tribute Portfolio, Marriott International’s newest collection brand and growing global family of characterful, independent hotels drawn together by their passion for captivating design and their drive to create vibrant social scenes for guests and locals alike, today announced the opening of Natra Bintan, located in the exotic hub of Bintan Island, Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago..

July 04, 2019
Novotel debuts in Chiang Mai
Novotel has made its debut in Chiang Mai. Each Novotel is a destination itself and the opening of Novotel Chiang Mai Nimman Journeyhub offers travellers an added choice of accommodation to enjoy the northern Thai city known as the Rose of the North.

July 03, 2019
IHG to open newbuild Holiday Inn in Sepang Malaysia
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has signed a management agreement with Warisan City Development Sdn Bhd — part of the Kienta Group of Companies — for a newbuild Holiday Inn within the lively Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) vicinity.

July 01, 2019
Hyatt Place Tokyo Bay Marks The First Hyatt Place Hotel To Open In Japan
Hyatt Hotels Corp. announced today the opening of Hyatt Place Tokyo Bay, marking the debut of the Hyatt Place brand in Japan. Hyatt Place Tokyo Bay features the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, cozy atmosphere and practical amenities such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food offerings.

July 01, 2019
Iconic Luxury Hotel Brand Debuts Unforgettable Island Escape in the Maldives With Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
Hilton’s iconic luxury hotel brand, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts today announces the highly anticipated opening of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi — setting a new standard of luxury in the Maldives.

July 01, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Shanwei Debuts as City’s First International Branded Hotel
Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Shanwei, which debuts as the first international hotel in Shanwei, a coastal destination in Guangdong province.

July 01, 2019
A Lush Aasis in the Heart of the City
Nestled along the southern end of the extraordinary Grand Canal – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – lies the exclusive lifestyle destination that is Kempinski Hotel Hangzhou.

July 01, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton, Xi’an Debuts in One of China’s Most Historic Cities, Blending Luxury with Cultural Heritage
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C today announced the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Xi’an in one of China’s most historic cities, and the home of the country’s legendary 2,000-year-old Terracotta Warriors.





June 2019


June 26, 2019
Hilton to Enter Damai Laut with Debut of DoubleTree by Hilton Brand
Hilton, one of the world’s fastest-growing hospitality companies, has announced the upcoming entry of its DoubleTree by Hilton brand in Damai Laut, Malaysia, through a conversion of the existing Swiss-Garden Beach Resort Damai Laut.

June 25, 2019
Accor Announces Two New Raffles for Asia As Brand Continues Strategic Expansion
Today, the Group adds a further two landmark projects to the pipeline with Raffles Bali set to open in 2020 and Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa Singapore planned for 2022.

June 25, 2019
Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Opens in the Heart of Bangkok
Mӧvenpick Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok in the Thai capital. A unique urban health retreat surrounded by 1.2 acres of lush greenery.

June 25, 2019
World of Hyatt Expands Its Rewarding Stay Experiences With The Introduction Of Alila Hotels And Resorts
Hyatt Hotels Corp. today announced the introduction of Alila Hotels into the World of Hyatt loyalty program beginning June 25, 2019.

June 25, 2019
IHG and Sands China, Ltd announce InterContinental Alliance Resorts partnership in Macao
IHG, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, and Sands China, Ltd announced today that The Venetian Macao and The Parisian Macao will become InterContinental Alliance Resorts beginning today.

June 24, 2019
Element by Westin debuts in Australia with opening of Element Melbourne Richmond
Element by Westin, part of Marriott International, announced the opening of Element Melbourne Richmond. Owned and developed by TRC (Aust), the hotel marks the debut of the Element brand in Australia.

June 24, 2019
The Luxury Collection Debuts its First Resort in Çeşme, Turkey
The Luxury Collection®, part of Marriott International Inc., today announced the opening of Reges, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Çeşme. Owned by Reges Turizm Inşaat A.Ş., Reges joins an impressive collection of more than 110 hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries and territories.

June 12, 2019
ibis Styles opens in Bangkok’s vibrant neighbourhood of Ratchada
Located just steps from Huai Khwang subway station, the family-friendly ibis Styles Bangkok Ratchada offers value-conscious, style-savvy travelers an eclectic and creative design with stylish comfort.

June 11, 2019
IHG debuts Hotel Indigo in Qatar
InterContinental Hotel Group, one of the world’s leading hotel groups, has signed a Management Agreement with Qatari holding company, Al Sraiya Hotels & Hospitality Group which is under Al Sraiya Holding Group, to debut its global upper-upscale boutique brand, Hotel Indigo, in Qatar. A new built property, Hotel Indigo Doha Lusail is due to open in 2023 and will feature 200 rooms.

June 10, 2019
Accor Debuts MGallery in Hong Kong
Accor is pleased to announce The Silveri Hong Kong – MGallery in Hong Kong. Situated next to Novotel Citygate in Tung Chung, The Silveri Hong Kong – MGallery will be the brand’s first hotel in Hong Kong when it opens towards the end of 2019.

June 04, 2019
Canopy by Hilton to Make Thailand Debut in 2022
Hilton, one of the world’s fastest-growing hospitality companies, today announced the milestone signing of a management agreement with Thailand-based real estate developer Lucky Living Hospitality Co Ltd to launch its lifestyle brand, Canopy by Hilton, in Thailand.

June 03, 2019
Marriott International Bolsters Its Asia Pacific Luxury Offering with 13 Properties Set to Open in 2019
Marriott International today announced strong growth of its Asia Pacific luxury portfolio with 13 new luxury properties projected to open in 2019, offering a wide range of transformative experiences designed to capture the modern luxury traveler.