Hospitality News

August 2019


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
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.