Hospitality News

November 2020


November 16, 2020
Crowne Plaza Adelaide Officially Opens
Crowne Plaza Adelaide has officially opened, marking the return of the world-class premium hotel brand to the vibrant city of Adelaide. Guests can now experience the next era of Crowne Plaza with its new design philosophy, transformed lobby and public spaces, sensational sleep program and inspired dining destinations.

November 16, 2020
Hotel Indigo Debuts in Malaysia in the Heart of its Capital City
Scheduled to open in 2023, the 180-room Hotel Indigo Kuala Lumpur on the Park will be located at the base of the picturesque Bukit Nanas, close to KL Tower and KL Forest Eco Park, in the heart of Malaysia’s capital city.

November 11, 2020
IHG signs agreement to debut voco in Qatar
IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement with Al Rabban Hospitality W.L.L to bring its global upscale brand voco, to Doha, Qatar. voco Doha West Bay Suites will feature 396 rooms & suites, and is expected to open in Q1 2021.

November 11, 2020
Novotel Hanoi Thai Ha opens in Vietnam’s capital
The new hotel offers 338 spacious rooms, studios, apartments and suites, providing guests with an ideal home away from home for both short and extended stays.

November 10, 2020
Looking Forward to Travel: Explore Emerging Locations and Revisit Timeless Destinations in 2021
IHG Hotels & Resorts curates the top ten destinations to visit when we’re ready to travel again, along with new luxury and lifestyle hotel openings in 2021 in these new and iconic destinations.

November 05, 2020
Miral Appoints Hilton to Bring Curio Collection and DoubleTree by Hilton Brands to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island
The WB Abu Dhabi, the world’s first Warner Bros. branded hotel, will be operated and managed by Hilton under its upper-upscale Curio Collection by Hilton brand, while the serviced residences will be managed by DoubleTree by Hilton.

November 04, 2020
Hilton Expands Flagship Presence in India with Opening of Hilton Goa Resort
This opening marks Hilton’s third property in Goa. Located atop the scenic, terraced slopes of Saipem Hills, overlooking the Nerul River, the resort extends Hilton’s signature hospitality and tranquil retreat to leisure and business travelers.

November 02, 2020
Johor Bahru Malaysia welcomes simple, smart travel with signing of Holiday Inn Express and Suites
InterContinental Hotels Group today announces the signing of a management agreement with OSK Holdings Berhad to convert Swiss Inn Johor Bahru to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Johor Bahru at the beginning of 2021.

November 02, 2020
Hilton Signs Hilton Garden Inn Busselton in Partnership With Pacifica Ausglobal Busselton Pty Ltd
Hilton today announced the signing of Hilton Garden Inn Busselton, marking the fourth Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Australasia. In partnership with Pacifica Ausglobal Busselton Pty Ltd, Hilton will manage the newly built 112-room property.





October 2020


October 30, 2020
IHG expands footprint in Thailand with Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express and Suites Phuket Kata
Scheduled to open in 2022, the two hotels will be eye-catching additions to The Beach Plaza Phuket, the largest mixed-use development in Kata Beach, located just five minutes from the sea.

October 28, 2019
Accor & SIN Capital Group Announce First MGallery Address in Singapore
Orchard Hills Residences is set to make its debut as another emblematic address in the MGallery collection and will be located in the heart of Orchard Road, the world-renowned shopping and commercial district in Singapore.

October 27, 2020
Holiday Inn Express Opens its First Airport Hotel in Australia
Holiday Inn Express has today opened its first airport hotel in Australia: Holiday Inn Express Sydney Airport. Opened in partnership with Pro-invest Group, the new-build hotel is located on the doorstep of Sydney’s domestic airport terminal and minutes away from the international terminal.

October 26, 2020
Hotel Indigo Expands in 14 New Neighbourhoods Around the Globe
Hotel Indigo continues its growth momentum with new destinations across the globe. 2020 welcomes 14 Hotel Indigo properties to its portfolio.

2020年10月25日
希尔顿花园酒店登陆羊城
希尔顿 (NYSE: HLT) 今天宣布,广州天河鼎龙希尔顿花园酒店,作为希尔顿旗下精选服务酒店品牌希尔顿花园广州首店,登陆羊城,盛大开业!这家地理位置优越、富有广州风情的希尔顿花园酒店,由广州市鼎龙国际大酒店有限公司投资兴建,由希尔顿集团管理经营。酒店拥有263间舒适客房及套房,设计处处融入地域文化巧思,在酒店移步易景、深味岭南风情,配备清新精致的餐饮、精良周到的会议及健身等配套,商旅休闲两相宜。

2020年10月25日
全新版希尔顿花园酒店于常德开启明媚旅程
希尔顿 (NYSE: HLT) 宣布,常德鼎城福捷希尔顿花园酒店在湖南省常德市正式开幕。作为全新版希尔顿花园酒店,常德鼎城福捷希尔顿花园酒店提供现代化的设施,通过明亮通透的空间设计,提供给宾客花园般自然阳光、温馨舒适的入住体验,用暖心的服务点亮宾客的每一次旅程。

October 21, 2020
Enjoy Chic Comfort at the Newly Opened Hilton Mall of Istanbul
Hilton Mall of Istanbul, located within Turkey’s largest shopping and entertainment center, offers 175 guest rooms including 14 suites, extensive conference facilities and easy access from the new Istanbul Airport.

October 21, 2020
IHG to open Thailand's largest Crowne Plaza in the heart of Bangkok
IHG has signed an agreement with Sukhumvit Centre Point Co., Ltd. to take on management of Grand Sukhumvit Bangkok hotel in 2021. The 386-room hotel will rebrand as Crowne Plaza Bangkok Grand Sukhumvit by end of 2021 following an extensive refurbishment, before adding additional rooms by 2023 which will make it the country’s largest Crowne Plaza hotel and the flagship for the brand.

October 21, 2020
Hyatt Regency West Hanoi Opens in Vietnam
Located in Nam Tu Liem district, Hanoi’s new business district near major sporting and convention venues, Hyatt Regency West Hanoi offers 519 modern guestrooms where business travelers and leisure guests can enjoy seamless and relaxing experiences.

October 19, 2020
Turn Up The Spice: W Hotels Debuts in Southwest China With the Opening of W Chengdu
W Chengdu sets the stage for bold, independent guests who want to revel in the city’s unique and vibrant rhythm through the brand’s new/next lifestyle. W Chengdu is situated within Chengdu’s Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone, shaking up the local hospitality scene and creating a welcoming vibe for creative entrepreneurs and stylish trendsetters.

October 06, 2020
Mercure Kyoto Station opens in Japan
Situated just minutes from JR Kyoto Station, travellers to Japan’s famed cultural centre can now enjoy the very best in comfort and accessibility with the opening of Mercure Kyoto Station.





September 2020


September 30, 2020
ARTIC and Hilton Open Aleph Doha Residences, Curio Collection by Hilton, the First Skyscraper Residential Tower in West Bay, Doha
Al Rayyan Tourism Investment “ARTIC”, one of the leading international hotel investment companies, and Hilton announce the opening of Aleph Doha Residences, Curio Collection by Hilton.

2020年9月30日
北京通州希尔顿酒店盛大启幕 对望京杭大运河,讲述传承故事
中国北京和美国弗吉尼亚州麦克莱恩市 - 希尔顿(NYSE: HLT)今日宣布,北京通州希尔顿酒店盛大启幕。在这里,京杭大运河元素重现于设计细节中,宾客可以感受到大运河的文化历史脉络与传承。

2020年9月29日
英德首家希尔顿逸林酒店亮相奥园(英德)巧克力王国
中国广东省英德市和美国弗吉尼亚州麦克莱恩市 - 希尔顿 (NYSE: HLT)今日宣布,英德奥园希尔顿逸林度假酒店在广东省英德市奥园巧克力王国正式开门迎客,它是首家落户于英德的国际酒店品牌。

September 29, 2020
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt Welcomes Grand Wuji Hotel in Nanjing, China
Hyatt Hotels Corp. today announced the opening of the wellbeing-focused Grand WUJI Hotel in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province, which marks the fourth property in China for The Unbound Collection by Hyatt as the brand expands its footprint globally in markets that matter most to guests and World of Hyatt members.

September 28, 2020
Pullman Resort Xishuangbanna Is Unveiled in the Burgeoning Tourism Region of Exotic South Yunnan
Renowned as Accor’s stylish and contemporary premium brand, Pullman’s opening in Xishuangbanna is the 40th Pullman hotel within Greater China’s network. Pullman Resort Xishuangbanna is proud to offer a new cosmopolitan destination in China's “Ideal and Magical Paradise” in exotic Yunnan.

September 28, 2019
Conrad Hotels & Resorts Announces Abu Dhabi Debut
One of Abu Dhabi’s most prestigious hotels will be rebranded 1st October 2020 following the signing of a management agreement between Hilton (NYSE:HLT) and H.H. Sheikh Suroor Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan. The property will be known as Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers and be the first of Hilton’s luxury portfolio to operate in the UAE capital.

September 24, 2020
Hyatt and Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited Announce Plans for a New Andaz Hotel in Shanghai
Hyatt and Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (HKSE: 0016.HK) today announced plans for a new Andaz hotel – Andaz Shanghai ITC – to be located in Xujiahui, Shanghai. The new luxury lifestyle hotel, expected to open in 2024, will offer global travelers inspiring and unique experiences in the vibrant city of Shanghai.

September 21, 2020
Marriott International Continues Robust Growth in China with the Opening of Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong South
Marriott International today announced the opening of Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong South, celebrating the seventh Marriott Hotels property opening in the buzzing city of Shanghai, China.

September 20, 2020
Hilton Garden Inn Nantong Xinghu Officially Opens Its Doors
Hilton is delighted to announce the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Nantong Xinghu in Jiangsu, China, marking the debut of the new highly localized Hilton Garden Inn program specially designed to cater to the preferences of Chinese guests.

September 17, 2020
Park Inn by Radisson Opens Its First Hotel in Jeddah With the World's First Female Saudi General Manager
Park Inn by Radisson, the upper midscale hotel brand that delivers stress-free experiences, good food and upbeat environments, is proud to announce the opening of its first hotel in Jeddah.

September 17, 2020
Mövenpick Unveils First Internationally Branded Hotel in Khao Yai, Thailand
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts brings the romantic charms of a Tuscan country estate to the biodiverse ecological wonderland of Khao Yai with Mövenpick Resort Khao Yai. Located less than a three hour drive from Bangkok on the fringes of the Khao Yai National Park, the 112-room resort is the ideal getaway for families, friends and couples looking to indulge in a castle-style experience surrounded by a mountainous landscape.

September 16, 2020
Accor announces cooperation agreement with Ningbang Group to usher in Sofitel and Novotel in Zhangjiajie
The exciting news continues with Accor as the group announces it has entered into a cooperation agreement with Ningbang Group to develop new Sofitel and Novotel hotels at the prominent project of Zhangjiajie Ningbang Plaza.

September 16, 2020
IHG Takes voco Global with Launch in US and Greater China
IHG, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has today announced the highly-anticipated launch of its newest upscale hotel brand, voco, in the US and Greater China.

September 15, 2020
FCC Angkor by Avani Re-Opens in the Heart of Siem Reap Following Extensive Renovations
Located in Siem Reap’s picturesque former French colonial quarter, FCC Angkor by Avani has expanded its leisure and guestroom offerings with the introduction of Visaya Spa, a new resort wing and a second saltwater swimming pool.

September 10, 2020
Japan's third Hotel Indigo to open in the popular highland destination of Karuizawa in 2022
Located in the mountains near Nagano, Karuizawa is a much-loved destination for Japanese and international travellers who appreciate outdoor activities, including golf and hiking, during its mild summers, and skiing and onsens (hot springs) during the winter.

September 10, 2020
Fairmont Announces its Grand Entrance in Sanya
Accor announces its first flagship Fairmont Resort in Greater China, in partnership with Hainan Keenwin Holdings. The newly refurbished Fairmont Sanya Haitang Bay is set to be the new icon of Sanya for prestigious and distinguished hospitality experiences. Fairmont Sanya Haitang Bay will open in December 2020 following extensive renovations to the property.

September 10, 2020
Fairmont Port Douglas brings new level of sustainable luxury to Australia’s Far North
Accor will bring the luxury Fairmont brand to Australia for the first time, with the announcement that the Fairmont Port Douglas is set to open in Far North Queensland in 2023.

September 10, 2020
Hyatt Regency Lanzhou Opens as New Landmark Beside China’s Yellow River
Hyatt Hotels Corp today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Lanzhou. The 711-foot-tall (217-meter-tall) landmark beside the Yellow River is the first Hyatt hotel in Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu Province, expanding Hyatt’s brand presence globally in places that matter most to guests and World of Hyatt members.

September 08, 2020
Andaz Xiamen Opens in South China
Hyatt Hotels Corp announced today the opening of Andaz Xiamen in south China. Situated in the heart of Xiamen, within the mixed-use development of The MixC and close to Xiamen Botanical Garden, Andaz Xiamen is where old meets new and east meets west, weaving in the sights, sounds and tastes of its local neighborhood to create a dynamic environment and an immersive experience for guests.

September 07, 2020
IHG signs two new hotels in Bangladesh
The 200-room Holiday Inn Resort Kuakata is due to open in early 2026 and the 150-rooms Crowne Plaza Kuakata will open its doors to guests in Q1 2028. Located on the second largest beach in Bangladesh, both hotels will be best in class products in the country.

September 04, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Makes Its Debut In Malaysia With The Opening Of Courtyard By Marriott Penang
Located along the bustling Jalan Macalister in the heart of Penang’s UNESCO-listed George Town, the new 199-room Courtyard by Marriott Penang is set to provide the best hotel experience for guests to pursue their personal and professional passions while on the road.

September 04, 2020
Moxy Hotels Expands in Japan With The Opening of Moxy Osaka Shin Umeda
Conveniently located in the Umeda district, one of the main city centers of Osaka, Moxy Osaka Shin Umeda is just a five-minute walk from Fukushima Station. Accessibility is key, and this makes it ideal for travelers visiting for play or work. Tourist attractions and shopping districts in Osaka are just around the corner and surrounding prefectures including Kyoto and Nara not far beyond that.

September 03, 2020
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Opens Its First Residence In Indonesia
InterContinental Hotel Group has announced the opening of InterContinental Residences Jakarta Pondok Indah, the first residences from its luxury brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in Indonesia to deliver an unprecedented lifestyle choice in the capital.

September 03, 2020
First Hotel Indigo in Jakarta to open within exclusive new development
InterContinental Hotel Group is set to welcome the world’s most neighbourhood-centric brand to Indonesia’s Special Capital Region of Jakarta with the signing of Hotel Indigo Jakarta Pantai Indah Kapuk.

September 01, 2020
Now Open: The All-New Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi Soars Above the City, Offering Guests a Haven of Style, Luxury and Wellbeing
A feast for the senses, the new Hotel welcomes guests to explore vibrant dining experiences, cutting-edge therapies on the top-floor spa, fantastic settings for events large and small, and above all, the peace of mind that comes with the caring service and attention to detail for which Four Seasons is renowned.

September 01, 2020
Introducing Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s Royal Residence
Occupying an unblemished stretch of the resort’s blissful Beach Island, the vast six-bedroom villa is perfect for groups of friends gathering for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, as well as families who want to kick back and take things easy.





August 2020


August 31, 2020
Marriott International Expands Its Presence in China With the Opening of Dual-Branded Hotel, JW Marriott and Courtyard by Marriott in Yinchuan, China’s Famous Historical and Cultural City
Marriott International today announced the opening of its dual-branded hotel, JW Marriott Hotel Yinchuan and Courtyard by Marriott Yinchuan in Northwest China, recognized as an oasis in China’s hinterland, a historical and distinctive destination surrounded by deserts and the Helan Mountains.

August 26, 2020
Radisson Hotel Group signs Pakistan's first internationally branded Serviced Apartments
Radisson Hotel Group is delighted to announce the signing of the Radisson Blu Serviced Apartments, Islamabad in Pakistan, the first internationally branded serviced apartments in the country.

August 26, 2020
Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort Opens in Thailand
Avani Hotels & Resorts announces the official opening of Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort. The opening marks the brand’s first entry into Thailand’s resort town of Krabi, which will be followed with the opening of Avani+ Koh Lanta Resort later in the year.

August 25, 2019
Oaks to Debut in Cairns with New Hotel Set to Open in September 2020
Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites is set to further extend its portfolio of over 50 hotels and resorts across Australia and New Zealand with the development of a 76-room hotel in Cairns, set to open on 15 September 2020.

August 23, 2020
Avani Hotels & Resorts Adds Strategic Ho Tram Location to its Robust Vietnam Portfolio
Avani Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of the first Avani+ upscale resort in Vietnam - Avani+ Ho Tram Resort that is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2023.

August 19, 2020
IHG continues to expand Holiday Inn portfolio with a signing in India
InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with Riteway and Medha Projects to bring a Holiday Inn Resort to the state of Karnataka. Offering 126 well appointed rooms, Holiday Inn Resort Sakleshpur Western Ghats is expected to open its doors to guests in Q1 2023.

August 18, 2020
Accor and sbe unveil first Mondrian hotel in Asia
Mondrian Seoul Itaewon, a lifestyle destination in South Korea’s coolest district, marks the 5th property in the Mondrian portfolio Brand set to expand to approximately 15 hotels by 2022.

August 16, 2020
Shangri-La Group Unveils The Moon Residence in Kunming, China
Shangri-La Group today unveils The Moon Residence in Kunming, with the opening of its sales gallery for the 224 units, all of which will be delivered as fully furnished apartments once construction is complete.

2020年8月15日
北京大兴希尔顿酒店亮相北京大兴区
希尔顿 (NYSE: HLT)今日宣布,北京大兴希尔顿酒店在大兴区高米店南里18号楼正式开业, 填补大兴区全服务国际品牌酒店空白、助力北京大兴国际机场配套建设、提升区域商务环境条件的同时,也为落实大兴区“三区一门户”功能定位,推动“新国门·新大兴”建设做出了积极贡献。

August 13, 2020
First UrCove Hotel Bookable On Hyatt.com
The first UrCove hotel, UrCove Shanghai Jing’an, located in the prime location of the Jing’an Temple shopping and business area in Shanghai, is expected to open on October 1, 2020, and is currently accepting guest reservations via Hyatt channels as well as Homeinns channels.

August 12, 2020
IHG opens first Holiday Inn in Gurugram India
Located in the heart of New Gurugram, Holiday Inn Gurugram Sector 90 will be the first Holiday Inn hotel in the city and the third in the Delhi-NCR area.

August 11, 2020
The Luxury Collection Debuts In Abu Dhabi With Al Wathba, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa
The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International, Inc., today welcomed Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa to its unique ensemble of iconic hotels, marking the debut of the portfolio in the UAE capital.

August 10, 2020
IHG to open Malaysia’s first Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants at The Exchange TRX
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with LQ Retail Sdn Bhd to open Malaysia’s first Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants in 2023 at The Exchange TRX – a new experience-led lifestyle destination.

August 09, 2020
Hyatt To Grow Brand Presence in Qatar With Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announces plans for Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha, which will mark the first Hyatt Regency branded hotel in Qatar and the third Hyatt hotel in the country, further building on Hyatt’s growing portfolio in the Middle East. The hotel is expected to open as Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha on September 15, 2020.

August 05, 2020
Radisson Collection to Make Debut in China, with the First Destination Resort in Nanjing
Radisson Collection, Radisson Hotel Group’s anthology of iconic lifestyle hotels, will arrive in China for the first time next year when it opens an outstanding low-rise resort, which will form a key part of a brand new integrated tourism complex in the Jiangsu Horticultural Exposition Park.

August 04, 2020
Radisson Blu Opens Its First Resort In The Maldives
Radisson Blu, the upper-upscale brand that delivers personalized service in stylish spaces, has opened Radisson Blu Resort Maldives – a private island retreat in the Alifu Dhaalu Atoll which becomes Radisson Hotel Group’s first property in the Maldives.





July 2020


July 31, 2020
Avani Hotels & Resorts Confirms Plans to Proceed with Projects in the Pipeline, Signalling Confidence in Travel Industry’s Future
Avani Hotels & Resorts has confirmed that the brand is on track to open more than ten new properties in the coming years, including debuting in four new countries.

July 30, 2020
Rosewood Shanghai To Break Ground In 2022
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Shanghai-based property development company, Lonsen Land Group, to manage Rosewood Shanghai, a new hotel in mainland China set to break ground in 2022, with an expected opening in 2028.

July 30, 2020
Ascott's Coliving Brand lyf Gains Momentum With Six New Properties Signed in Australia, China and The Philippines
First lyf property in Thailand, lyf Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok, is set to open on 31 July 2020 in one of the city’s trendiest shopping and entertainment hotspots.

July 30, 2020
InterContinental Chongqing Raffles City welcomes its first guests
IHG celebrates the official opening of InterContinental Chongqing Raffles City today. Located in Chao Tian Men Square of downtown Chongqing, China, InterContinental Chongqing Raffles City is part of the iconic Raffles City complex – a new modern landmark.

July 28, 2020
IHG debuts InterContinental brand in Halong Bay Vietnam
IHG today announced the signing of InterContinental Halong Bay Resort and InterContinental Residences Halong Bay with Ha Long Investment and Development Limited Company, a member of BIM Group, marking IHG’s expansion into the Quang Ninh province, Vietnam.

2020年7月25日
希尔顿花园酒店亮相常州新北区中心地段
希尔顿今天宣布,常州新北希尔顿花园酒店在江苏省常州市正式开业,它也是希尔顿旗下首家落户常州的精选服务酒店品牌。酒店由常州道成置业管理有限公司投资兴建并由希尔顿管理经营。

July 22, 2020
Marriott International Opens 800th Property in Asia Pacific
Marriott International today announces the opening of its 800th property in Asia Pacific, the JW Marriott Nara in Japan. The opening marks the entry of the JW Marriott brand into Japan.

July 13, 2020
Radisson opens two new hotels in historic Istanbul
Radisson Hotel Group expands its Radisson upscale Scandinavian-inspired brand to Istanbul in Turkey with the opening of two new hotels: the Radisson Hotel Istanbul Sultanahmet and the Radisson Hotel President Beyazit Istanbul, both ideally located in the heart of historic and culturally vibrant Istanbul.

July 10, 2020
Holiday Inn Express debuts in New Zealand with first hotel in Queenstown
IHG's fastest growing hotel brand has made its debut in New Zealand with the launch of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Queenstown opening its doors today, 10 July. The hotel features 227 contemporary guest rooms including spacious suites – a Holiday Inn Express first in Australia and New Zealand.

July 08, 2020
Pullman Yueyang Debuts as the First International Premium Hotel in Hunan's Historical and Cultural City
Pullman Yueyang is located by the famous Dongting Lake, Nanhu scenic area in Yueyang. An important central Chinese city along the Yangtze River with more than 25 centuries of history, Yueyang is the only international trade port in Hunan.

July 07, 2020
IHG to take on Fiji’s iconic Grand Pacific Hotel under the InterContinental brand
IHG has signed an agreement to take over management of one of the most famous hotels in the Pacific, Fiji’s Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, in July 2020 and rebrand it as an InterContinental by 2022.

July 04, 2020
Raffles Bali, an intimate oasis of Emotional Wellbeing
Raffles Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce its 15th Raffles Hotel in the world, with the launch of the lavish Raffles Bali, which offers unparalleled views over the Indian Ocean and the famous Jimbaran Bay sunsets.

July 01, 2020
IHG welcomes second Holiday Inn Resort in Japan in mountainous Kuroyon
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today welcomes ANA Holiday Inn Resort Shinano Omachi Kuroyon, marking the first international resort in Shinano-omachi area and Japan’s second Holiday Inn Resort.





June 2020


June 30, 2020
IHG opens Crowne Plaza Hobart 1 July
The 235-room hotel offers guests a distinct sense of place with stunning harbour or Mount Wellington views from each room, including Hobart’s first Club Lounge that allows guests to cosy up with complimentary evening canapés and beverages.

June 22, 2020
Seoul welcomes all-new Mercure Hotel in the trendy district of Hongdae
Accor Ambassador Korea, in partnership with Seohan Tourism Development Co., Ltd, is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae this August. Featuring 270 guestrooms, the hotel boasts an all-day-dining restaurant, a lobby bar, fitness centre and laundromat.

June 17, 2020
Ascott achieves 139% YoY growth with record over 5,400 new units added globally amid COVID-19 crisis
CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has set a new record by securing contracts for 25 new properties with over 5,400 units across nineteen cities globally.

June 15, 2020
EVEN Hotels makes its debut in Asia
IHG has opened the doors to the its first EVEN® Hotels property in Greater China. The unveiling of the hotel in the heart of Nanjing, China marks the first EVEN Hotel in Asia and outside of the Americas.

June 04, 2020
voco South Melbourne to be the latest addition to IHG’s rapidly-growing upscale pipeline
Scheduled to open in early 2023 in partnership with forward-thinking Melbourne-based developers, BEKL, the new-build voco South Melbourne will be a different way to stay at the northern end of St Kilda Road, where accommodation options are currently limited to serviced apartments.

June 04, 2020
MGallery debuts on Vietnam's renowned Cat Ba Island
Nestled between towering limestone karsts and verdant island mountains, Hôtel Perle d’Orient Cat Ba – MGallery welcomes travellers to a world of tranquil beauty, unhurried exploration and home-grown delights in the picturesque Lan Ha Bay.





May 2020


May 10, 2020
IHG signs Crowne Plaza hotel in Lucknow India
IHG has signed a Management Agreement to bring the Crowne Plaza brand to the historic city of Lucknow, in northern India.





April 2020


April 13, 2020
IHG to open first Regent hotel since brand acquisition
IHG today announces the signing of a management agreement with Shanghai 21st Century Hotel Co., Ltd. for its iconic property located in Lujiazui, Shanghai, China. From 16 May 2020, the hotel will be officially branded as Regent Shanghai Pudong.





March 2020


March 31, 2020
Radisson Hotel Group To Take Center Stage In Nanjing's New CBD With Striking Radisson Blu Hotel
Radisson Hotel Group continues to expand in China’s most dynamic destinations with the signing of its inaugural property in Nanjing, the country’s ancient capital city, the current capital of Jiangsu province and a thriving modern metropolis.

March 24, 2019
Radisson Hotel Group announces its first beach resort in Dubai
Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the signing of the Radisson Resort Dubai Palm Jumeirah, its first beach resort in Dubai and third Radisson hotel in the United Arab Emirates, bringing its UAE portfolio to 23 hotels in operation and under development.

March 16, 2020
Accor announces the signing of V Villas Phuket - MGallery
Accor has announced the signing of V Villas Phuket - MGallery. The 24-pool villa resort, which will join the group’s MGallery Hotel Collection, is being developed on a hilltop in Ao Yon Beach, Phuket, approximately 1 hour by road from Phuket International Airport and 20 minutes from Phuket Town.

March 05, 2020
Mövenpick Opens New International Resort On Phu Quoc Island
Mövenpick Resort Waverly Phu Quoc is the first international premium resort to open along Phu Quoc’s idyllic Ong Lang Beach, and is poised to become the destination of choice for family adventures, company trips, dream weddings, romantic honeymoons, and more. The hotel features 305 guestrooms, while the adjacent Mövenpick Residences Phu Quoc offers 329 apartment-style residences and 79 pool villas, perfect for families or extended stays.

March 05, 2020
IHG to open Holiday Inn Balikpapan in 2021
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announces the signing of a management agreement with PT Wijaya Karya Realty (WIKA Realty) to open the new build Holiday Inn Balikpapan slated to open in 2021. The 300-room hotel will form part of a mixed-use development called Tamansari Skylounge Balikpapan which comprises of a residential tower and the hotel.

March 04, 2020
The new Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok brings a different perspective to luxury hospitality
The much-anticipated Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok is set to open its doors in May 2020. Situated within the newly developed Sindhorn Village in the upscale Langsuan neighbourhood and just steps away from the verdant Lumphini Park, the hotel is poised to redefine luxury hospitality in the most visited city in the world. Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok is the second project between Kempinski Hotels and Siam Sindhorn Company Limited in Thailand.

March 04, 2020
Aloft Hotels Makes a Splash in Bali with the Opening of Aloft Bali Seminyak
Aloft Hotels, Marriott International’s hotel brand for music enthusiasts and tech-savvy travelers, announces the opening of Aloft Bali Seminyak. Located in the heart of vibrant Seminyak, the brand-new, urban-inspired hotel features interactive social spaces and modern style, along with a fresh new social scene to Bali as the first Aloft hotel to open on the island.

March 02, 2020
InterContinental Hotels Group Welcomes Its First Hotel Indigo in the Middle East in Dubai’s Downtown Neighbourhood
The flagship property in the region will open its doors along the banks of the Dubai Creek, minutes away from Burj Khalifa. Slated to open in summer 2020, Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown is a stone’s throw from a number of iconic landmarks and attractions, including one of the world’s largest retail hubs, The Dubai Mall.

March 01, 2020
Hyatt Announces Plans for a Grand Hyatt Branded Hotel in Makkah
Hyatt Hotels Corp announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Umm Alqura for development and construction of a Grand Hyatt branded hotel in the Holy City of Makkah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Located in close proximity to the Grand Mosque, the hotel will be an integral component of the King Abdul Aziz Road (KAAR) mixed-use urban development project, designed to support one of the fastest-growing religious tourism markets in the world.





February 2020


February 28, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs Completes $6 Million Refurbishment
Designed by CIRCA 2000, all 235 guest rooms and suites have been transformed with DoubleTree Sweet Dreams™ Sleep Experience beds, upholstered contemporary lounges, dining and balcony furniture, new ergonomic office desks and chairs, high-quality Italian fabric block out and sheer curtains, adjustable LED lighting and Australian-made high-pile carpets.

February 27, 2020
Novotel Sriracha & Koh Si Chang Marina Bay opens first phase of its dual-location hotel on the Gulf of Thailand
Nestled along the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, the main hotel building in Sriracha comprises 235 rooms. Another 40 guest rooms, including 16 villas will open on Koh Si Chang later this March, complete with private pier and speedboat services to shuttle guests between the two locations.

February 27, 2020
Accor grows its luxury presence in Australia with the announcement of SO/Melbourne
Accor announces the continued expansion of its luxury portfolio in Australia, with the debut of the vibrant and playful SO/Hotels & Resorts luxury brand in Melbourne, Australia. Slated to open in 2023, SO/Melbourne is set to be a bold, fashionable and luxurious designer hotel, located in a prime CBD position overlooking Flagstaff Gardens.

February 26, 2020
Hilton Okinawa Miyako Island Resort Set to Open in 2023
Hilton today announced that the company entered into a management agreement with Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. scheduled to open Hilton Okinawa Miyako Island Resort in 2023. Constructed by Mitsubishi Estate and Kajima Corporation, this will be Hilton’s first property on Miyako Island, located approximately 300km southwest from Okinawa’s main island.

February 26, 2020
ibis Styles Launches New Weekend Beach Getaway in Vung Tau
Accor unveils the second ibis Styles in Vietnam, bringing the brand’s vibrancy to the heart of Vung Tau with the opening of ibis Styles Vung Tau. Overlooking Vung Tau’s long sandy Back Beach, just a two-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City, the hotel shines with stylish guest rooms offering a comfortable base to explore the closest beach destination from the economic capital of the country.

February 26, 2020
Shangri-La Group Extends Golden Circle Programme Tier Status and Benefits
In view of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, Golden Circle, the loyalty programme of the Shangri-La Group, is extending tier status for its Diamond and Jade members globally. With this extension, all Golden Circle Diamond and Jade members will maintain their current tier status and benefits until 31 December 2021.

February 18, 2020
JW Marriott Debuts in Oman’s Historic Capital with Opening of JW Marriott Muscat
JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc., announced the opening of JW Marriott Muscat today, setting the stage for distinctive experiences in Oman’s historic capital. Located in the heart of Muscat’s new business hub, within the Sultanate's largest urban development project Madinat Al-Irfan, the hotel is an integral part of the prestigious Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) precinct.

February 17, 2020
Curio Collection by Hilton to Debut in Malaysia with Signing in Pulau Langkawi
Hilton, one of the world’s fastest-growing hospitality companies, has signed a 15-year management agreement with Inspirasi Langkawi Sdn. Bhd. (“Inspirasi Langkawi”) to build The Nautilus Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton, a 250-room hotel expected to open on the island of Langkawi in Malaysia in 2023.

February 10, 2020
Rosewood Yangon Opens As A Center Of Culture And Style In Myanmar
Housed in one of the grandest and most expansive buildings built during the colonial era, formerly the New Law Courts built in 1927, the hotel is located in the heart of the historic center amidst other heritage buildings at the junction of the famous Strand and Sule Pagoda Roads.

February 06, 2020
Avani Hotels & Resorts Debuts in Republic of Korea with the Launch of Avani Central Busan Hotel
Avani Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of the brand new 289-room Avani Central Busan Hotel, in the Republic of Korea. The stylish and relaxed Avani Central Busan Hotel offers convenient access to business travellers and holiday makers to enjoy the city’s hotspots from the heart of Busan’s financial centre.

February 05, 2020
The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud, Bali Welcomes Travelers To A Serene Wellness Escape
Westin Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of its latest Bali Resort, The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud, Bali, located amidst a rich expanse of rice paddies, ancient temples, and lush greenery.

February 04, 2020
IHG to open InterContinental Khao Yai Swan Lake Resort in Central Thailand
Set to open in 2020, InterContinental Khao Yai Swan Lake Resort will be an integral part of the Swan Lake mixed use project which is being positioned as a ‘destination retreat’. The resort creates a genuine sense of connection to nature with stunning views over seven man-made lakes, mountain views, and over 50,000 trees in the 100-acre site.





January 2020


January 22, 2020
New 5-star Pullman hotel opens in Rotorua, New Zealand
As the first international five-star hotel to open in New Zealand’s popular Bay of Plenty region – a tourism mecca famous for its geothermal attractions - Pullman Rotorua is a dynamic and cosmopolitan hotel targeting high-end domestic and international travellers.

January 22, 2020
Marriott International Signs Landmark Deal To Open World’s Largest Fairfield By Marriott Hotel In Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Marriott International today announced that it has signed a landmark agreement with Nahdet Al-Mashaer to open a 2,600-room Fairfield by Marriott property in Makkah. The agreement is expected to deliver the first Fairfield by Marriott property to the Middle East and Africa region, create the largest Fairfield hotel in the world and bring one of the largest hotels to the growing religious destination of Makkah. .

January 22, 2020
IHG signs two new hotels in Saudi Arabia following announcement of office in Riyadh
Further strengthening its foothold in the luxury segment in KSA, IHG has signed a management agreement for InterContinental Dammam in partnership with Salem Mohammed Al Qahtani. To cater to the need for more branded midscale accommodation in Riyadh, IHG has also signed a management agreement for Holiday Inn Riyadh Al Malaz in partnership with Saleh Alsalamah and Partner Companies. .

January 22, 2020
IHG and Pro-invest to bring the sustainable voco™ brand to New Zealand in 2021
voco Auckland City Centre will incorporate all the elements of the voco life, including 200 guest rooms that are designed around the ‘Me Time’ concept with premium beds for a quality sleep experience, superior showers, innovative lighting and user-friendly technology. Beyond guest rooms, the hotel will feature an all-day restaurant and bar, and guest gym.

January 21, 2020
IHG's 20 new hotel openings to watch out for in 2020
To kick off the new decade, we are thrilled to announce 20 of our exciting new hotel openings in 2020. From exploring new emerging destinations to discovering neighbourhoods with a local lens – we have a destination for everyone.

January 21, 2020
Accor announces new partnership with Grab to help members Live Limitless
Accor has announced a new strategic partnership between its new lifestyle loyalty programme, ALL - Accor Live Limitless and South East Asia’s leading super app, Grab. The deal brings together two of the biggest names in hospitality and technology to give members access to rewards and benefits including the ability to transfer points across programmes and make travel more seamless

January 21, 2020
Avani Ibn Battuta Launches in Dubai
Avani Hotels & Resorts continues its dynamic expansion with the launch of its first new-build hotel in the Middle East region – Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai (www.avanihotels.com/ibn-battuta-dubai). Located adjacent to Ibn Battuta Mall and Ibn Battuta Metro Link, close to Dubai Marina and the site for upcoming Dubai Expo 2020, the new 18-storey hotel offers multiple accommodation options and a spacious terrace with resort-style swimming pool, cabanas and poolside dining.

January 20, 2020
First Mercure opens in Southern Vietnam
Nestled on the beachfront of Nghinh Phong Cape in southern Vietnam’s Bien Hoa Province, Mercure Vung Tau Resort offers the perfect weekend getaway with its breathtaking scenery and charming landscape.

January 18, 2020
Hilton Continues Its Expansion in Fujian Province With the Opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Fuzhou South
Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Fuzhou South, a 17-storey, 242-room new-build hotel that will welcome business and leisure travelers visiting Fuzhou, the gateway city of the ancient “silk road on the ocean” with more than 2,000 years history.

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 16, 2020
Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort Opens in Thailand
Avani Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort. The opening marks the brands first entry into Thailand’s resort town of Krabi, which will be followed with the opening of Avani+ Koh Lanta Resort later in the year.

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, 2020
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 08, 2020
Holiday Inn & Suites Siracha Laemchabang is now open
Located in a leading industrial estate and economic zone in Thailand's Eastern Seaboard with its close proximity to Leamchabang Port and Siracha Harbour, the hotel is perfect for guests seeking efficient and reliable service offering a relaxed and enjoyable environment where guests can come together with colleagues, friends and family.

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 31, 2019
Yokohama welcomes its newest luxury experience with the opening of InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8
InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) has opened InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8, the second InterContinental in the port city of Yokohama, the gateway between Japan and the Pacific.

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
ibis Styles debuts in Sepang, Malaysia
Accor and ISY Sepang Sdn. Bhd, a Malaysian-based property developer, has signed an agreement to operate an ibis Styles hotel in Sepang, just 1.2km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

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 08, 2019
'The Adnate' to open in Perth with one of the world's tallest murals
Accor has announced its new Art Series hotel in Perth will be named after one of Australian street art's most influential big wall painters – Matt Adnate.

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 28, 2019
Accor announces the management of Windsor Suites Hotel
Accor has signed an agreement to manage the 456-room Windsor Suites Hotel. The hotel will be rebranded under Grand Mercure Windsor in 2021. Located along Sukhumvit’s Soi 20, the 34-storey hotel boasts six dining outlets, a fitness centre, wellness spa, executive lounge and helipad on its rooftop.

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.





May 2019


May 30, 2019
Boutique Corporation joins MontAzure and appoints Accor to manage Mövenpick Hotel Kamala Beach Phuket
Leading property developer, Boutique Corporation Public Company Limited (“Boutique”), has appointed Accor to manage its new 230-room hotel under the Mövenpick brand that will be located at ‘MontAzure’, an integrated resort community in Kamala, Phuket. Mövenpick Hotel Kamala Beach Phuket is set to open in the first quarter of 2021.

May 20, 2019
Accor proudly announces its new star - Raffles Shenzhen
Accor Greater China is pleased to announce the opening of Raffles Shenzhen. As Raffles’ newest destination, Raffles Shenzhen joins the legendary collection of prestigious hotel addresses across the globe.

May 16, 2019
MontAzure partners Accor to bring the first MGallery Residences to Thailand
MontAzure has revealed the latest phase of its development, MontAzure Lakeside, which will become the first MGallery Residences in Thailand, situated on Phuket’s Kamala Beach. Managed by Accor, MontAzure Lakeside will offer a unique living opportunity in which residents can benefit from a range of hotel amenities and services.

May 09, 2019
Legendary Raffles services comes to the Maldives
Raffles has announced the opening of the 21-villa Beach Island Experience in the rare Maldivian oasis of Gaafu Alifu Atoll. This is Accor’s fourth property in the Maldives and is the first under the Raffles brand.

May 02, 2019
Mercure Opens in the Coastal Destination of Ulsan, South Korea
Opened on April 26, 2019, Mercure Ambassador Ulsan is the first internationally branded hotel to make its debut along the southeastern coast of South Korea in Ulsan Metropolitan City. Located close to the industrial powerhouse of South Korea, the hotel is a short walking distance to major shopping areas and coastal beaches.





April 2019


April 26, 2019
Pullman Opens in West Shanghai
Accor Greater China is delighted to announce the opening of Pullman Shanghai Qingpu Excellence; it is the cosmopolitan city’s latest premium branded hotel designed for today’s new generation of hyper-connected world travelers.

April 26, 2019
Sofitel to expand footprint in China
Accor Greater China is pleased to announce the newest addition to the Sofitel brand family with the signing of Sofitel Xi’an South, slated for completion in the next few years. As Accor’s modern luxury brand infused with French flair, the new Sofitel hotel is situated in the established commercial and high technology Qujiang District in south Xi’an.

April 26, 2019
MGallery debuts in the historic capital of Kyoto
MGallery Kyoto Yura Hotel will make its debut in the country’s ancient capital today, promising to take guests on a journey to the crossroads of time in the dawn of modern Japan with interiors blending elements reminiscent of the legendary Samurai era.

April 03, 2019
Accor Brings its Iconic Raffles Brand to India with two new hotels
Accor announces two majestic hotels in India - Raffles Jaipur and Raffles Udaipur - in the presence of Accor Chairman & CEO Sébastien Bazin and owner, Ratankant Sharma.





March 2019


March 29, 2019
Pullman Debuts in North China’s Inner Mongolia
Pullman, Accor’s world-renowned premium brand tailor made for travelers that enjoy keeping pace with the times, announces the debut of Pullman Baotou. It is Pullman’s first property in North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

March 29, 2019
Accor announces strategic partnership with Minyoun Hospitality to launch a Sofitel hotel in Beijing
Accor, Minyoun Hospitality, and Tianfu Rongde Hotel (Beijing) Co., Ltd. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) forming a strategic partnership between the three leading companies. The MOU includes the rebranding of the existing Tianfu Zunya Beijing Chang’an Hotel into Sofitel, a signature luxury hotel brand under Accor.

March 27, 2019
Discover the Art of Candid Moments in Brisbane: The Fantauzzo Has Opened its Doors
Art Series Hotels have opened the doors to its eighth art inspired hotel, The Fantauzzo, at Brisbane’s hottest new cultural hub, Howard Smith Wharves.





January 2019


January 18, 2019
Le Club AccorHotels Welcomes Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts’ Branded Properties Enjoy Four Times the Rewards Points for stays at Banyan Tree, Angsana and Cassia worldwide
Le Club AccorHotels welcomes Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts’ branded properties into its loyalty program worldwide. To celebrate the launch, members can enjoy four times the Rewards Points for stays at Banyan Tree, Angsana and Cassia properties worldwide during the offer period when they book by 24 February 2019 for stays until 14 April 2019.