• Sofitel Singapore City Centre opens as AccorHotels’ 800th hotel in Asia Pacific Ushers in new levels of luxury in the ‘Lion City’

    AccorHotels has announced that the highly anticipated Sofitel Singapore City Centre will open its doors in October and will be the group’s landmark 800th hotel in Asia Pacific. Nestled amidst historic shop houses and towering skyscrapers, the 223-room luxury hotel is elegantly designed, reflecting Singapore’s rich cultural heritage with undeniable French flair. “The unveiling of Sofitel Singapore City Centre marks an important milestone for AccorHotels as we continue to strengthen our presence in the region,” says Michael Issenberg, Chairman & CEO of AccorHotels Asia Pacific. “I am pleased to announce that this flagship hotel is our 800th property in Asia-Pacific

  • The Mirage Announces Name of Newest Addition to Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

    Coco, a healthy dolphin calf, is swimming her way into the hearts of guests and staff alike at The Mirage. The female calf, born July 17 at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, was officially named this week after an employee contest that drew 300 entries. Coco displays the initials of MGM Resorts International’s “One Company, One Culture” employee philosophy in reverse order. Coco, her mother Huf n Puf, grandmother Duchess and sister Bella are in the Birthing and Research pool, which is open to public viewing during the facility’s operational hours. Together, these females represent three generations

  • The Roosevelt New Orleans, announces New Executive Chef Jose Martinez

    The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, announced Chef Jose Martinez as the new executive chef. In his new role, Martinez is responsible for the creation and execution of menus throughout the entire hotel, including in-room dining and banquets, as well as the training and management of the hotel’s entire culinary staff. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Martinez fostered his love for food through his family’s restaurant in the heart of Luquillo, Puerto Rico, where they served tourists from all over the world. Coming from a culture with a rich history of serving rice and beans as a

  • Hyatt Centric Guatemala City

    Hyatt Hotels Corporation in conjunction with LATAM Hotel Corporation and GHL Hotels, announced the opening of Hyatt Centric Guatemala City, the brand’s first hotel in Central America. The 138-room hotel is located along 2nd Avenue in the heart of Guatemala City’s Zona 10, known locally as “Zona Viva,” which is considered one of the city’s most upscale commercial areas and provides a perfect launch pad for guests to explore and discover the diverse offering of shopping, dining and entertainment options. “This hotel is a prime destination in Guatemala City, allowing guests to begin their journey of the country’s economic, governmental,

  • Hyatt Place Macae, Brazil, to open February 2018

    Elandis, an international hospitality and real estate ownership, development and property management subsidiary of the Libra Group, announced today that it has completed the structure of Hyatt Place Macaé Hotel in Brazil. The 141-guestroom hotel is a joint project development with an affiliate of Hyatt, and will be located 110 miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro. The oceanfront hotel is slated to open in February 2018. Hyatt Place Macaé is part of a large master development agreement between an affiliate of Hyatt and Elandis, to develop a total of nine Hyatt Place hotels throughout Brazil. Hyatt Place Macaé is set


    The Resort at Pedregal, Los Cabos’ premier Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star destination resort, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Chef de Cuisines; Devadip Zahar at Don Manuel’s and Miriam Jimenez Tapia at El Farallon. Known for her fresh, crisp culinary style, Chef Miriam will continue to drive El Farallon’s coastal-inspired, yet elevated menu, while Chef Devadip will bring his culinary talent and knowledge to the table at the resort’s standout restaurant, Don Manuel’s. Jimenez Tapia, Chef de Cuisine, El Farallon Devadip Zahar, Chef de Cuisine, Don Manuel’s “We’re welcoming not one, but two highly


    Discover Northern California’s Premier ‘Back to Nature’ Event Facility, a Private 200-acre Property Available for Retreats, Weddings, Festivals, Camps and Creative Events Under a canopy of centuries old trees, discover a secret hideaway that evokes an idyllic summer camp. Camp Navarro (which operates year round) offers gourmet cuisine, a staff that caters to your every need, and a selection of accommodations—including Teepee Tents, Cabins and Adirondacks, and Campsites—allowing you to be as rustic as you choose while communing with nature in its purest form. Situated in the lush wine country of Northern California’s Anderson Valley, Camp Navarro comprises over 200


    The Resort at Pedregal, Los Cabos’ premier Five Diamond, Five Star destination resort, is pleased to welcome Director of Sales and Marketing Jorge Villarreal to the team. In his new role, Villarreal will be responsible for the continued success of the resort where he will oversee all hotel sales, marketing and communication initiatives, directing group sales strategies and implementing target marketing initiatives in order to maximize revenue opportunities and property goals. “Behind every great resort is a dynamic leader, and Jorge brings unparalleled dedication coupled with his years of industry experience to The Resort at Pedregal,” said General Manager Fernando


    Hidden behind the doors of Moody Gardens’ Aquarium Pyramid awaits an awe-inspiring underwater experience that includes a new Humboldt Penguin Habitat, a Mangrove Lagoon touch tank that is home to stingrays and sharks and a multi-level 30,000 gallon Oil Rig Tank. But, these new treasures won’t remain hidden for much longer. Moody Gardens will host a Grand Reveal May 27, 2017, giving guests their first glimpse into the completed multi-phased $37 million renovation project at the Aquarium Pyramid. Guests will journey to new depths this summer, exploring the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, South Pacific, North Pacific and the Caribbean.

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Opens in Times Square West

    DoubleTree by Hilton, announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New York Times Square West, located in the heart of bustling Manhattan. The newly-built high-rise hotel is just steps from the Broadway theater district, The Jacob Javits Convention Center, dozens of shops and restaurants, the Empire State Building and many other New York attractions. The 37-story property features 612 modern rooms, each with Theater District-inspired artwork and many offering stunning views of the city or the Hudson River. “Times Square is the heartbeat of New York City, offering travelers a convenient respite between their business meetings and a thrilling

  • Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel Completes $10 Million Renovation

    The Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, a leading hotel managed by Hersha Hospitality Management, announces completion of an expansive 10 million dollar transformation.  Led by the internationally-recognized hospitality design firm, Puccini Group, these transformational enhancements include; all 405 guestrooms, lobby and outdoor pool as well as the entryway of the property.  “We believe that this fresh new look will elevate the guest experience at every touch point of our hotel, far above and beyond the convenience of being the closest hotel to the airport and a number of Miami’s most popular attractions,” says Dan McDermott, General Manager of the property.  “This thoughtful


    NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, is proud to support the Meetings Mean Business Coalition during its second annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on Thursday, April 6. Tomorrow evening in advance of GMID, several spires across the City’s skyline will shine blue, the color of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition, to send a message about the importance of the meetings industry to New York City. In addition, NYC & Company will host a special NYC Talks panel discussion with its membership on Global Meetings Industry Day. “NYC & Company recognizes the profound impact that face-to-face meetings have

  • Latino Food Trade Show is On!

    The Latino Food Trade Show, branded as the World of the Latino Cuisine, will present its 4th edition with a dynamic program on its exhibit floor, culinary demonstrations by celebrity chefs, informative workshops/educational sessions, and great tastings during the Latin Food and Wine Festival on the evening of August 23rd. This food and beverage show, annually held at the Meadowlands Expo Center, New Jersey/New York Metro Area, features the participation of the largest food and beverage distributors active in the Latino market in the United States, mainstream marketers, domestic producers, and international exhibitors from the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico,

  • Virgin Hotels plans New Orleans Hotel

    Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, has announced plans to open and operate a new hotel in the Warehouse District of New Orleans. Expected to break ground in April 2017 and open its doors in early 2019, Virgin Hotels New Orleans will be developed by Dallas-based Gatehouse Capital. Raul Leal, CEO of Virgin Hotels, commented, “New Orleans is an incredibly special city and one Virgin Hotels has had an eye on from the beginning. The history, the food, the music, the spirit – they all work together to make it a one-of-a-kind destination

  • Four Seasons Looks Ahead to 2017 and Beyond

    Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, is strengthening its presence in the luxury hotel and residential space, and building on its position as the business partner of choice for luxury hotel, resort and residential projects. With a pipeline of more than 50 projects at various stages of planning and development, the company continues to extend its global portfolio in destinations of importance to luxury travellers. “Our aspiration is not to be the biggest; it’s to be the best,” says J. Allen Smith, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “We are singularly focused on