The Point at Poipu Ready to Share Hawaiian Culture After Renovations

June 6, 2017 — After a nearly five-year renovation project, The Point at Poipu, a Diamond Resorts International® property, is ready to reveal its new intricate design, upgrades and enhancements that will greet vacationers in Kauai, Hawaii with a true Aloha Spirit. “Hawaii is one of the top destinations in the Diamond Resorts International® portfolio…

InterContinental® Hotels and Resorts 2017 World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia

Luxury hotel brand walks away with 41 award wins in distinguished award ceremony June 6, 2017 – InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts claimed an astounding 41 award wins at the recent World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017 held in Shanghai, China. The InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand, which is owned by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) was presented numerous awards…

New Law for Older Florida Timeshare Resorts

Owners’ Coalition Clarifies What Comes Next for Legacy Resorts June 6, 2017 – The ARDA-Resort Owners’ Coalition (ARDA-ROC), a non-profit organization representing over 1.6 million timeshare owners with the mission of protecting and enhancing vacation ownership, has provided legislation that supports sustainable tools for older, or “legacy”, resorts and its owners in Florida. Effective immediately,…

El Cid Resorts Marks a Milestone in Sustainable Tourism

El Cid Resorts has achieved certification from TripAdvisor’s international GreenLeaders program for all six resorts in Mexico June 5, 2017 – All six El Cid Resorts have been awarded the GreenLeaders certification granted by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, for having implemented green practices that meet the organization’s stringent guidelines and demonstrating an ongoing…

Eat. Sleep. Record. Repeat. W Hotels Worldwide Unveils Latest W Sound Suite at W Hollywood

Brand’s Third Recording Studio and Writers Room Launches at W Hollywood, Following Previous Launches at W Bali and W Seattle June 5, 2017 – W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), in partnership with Coca-Cola, has unveiled the latest W Sound Suite at W Hollywood. The private music studio and writers room offers hotel…

The Ritz-Carlton, Astana Opens, Raising the Bar of Luxury Hospitality in the Capital of Kazakhstan

June 5, 2017 – The Ritz-Carlton, the legendary luxury hotel brand, opened the doors of its first hotel in the capital of Kazakhstan. With the capital city an emerging destination for business and leisure travelers, The Ritz-Carlton, Astana elevates the local hospitality landscape with exceptional service, elegant accommodations, and commitment to creating memorable experiences. “We…

Twelve Thousand Attend Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii

June 5, 2017 – Approximately 12,000 people made their way onto historic Ford Island to attend this year’s Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. Now in its tenth year, the popular two-day remote control Airshow concluded today. More than a dozen top remote control pilots showcased their award winning Giant Scale aircraft.  In…

Xenia Hotels & Resorts And Summit Hotel Properties Announce Agreement On $163 Million Transaction

June 5, 2017 – Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:  XHR) (“Xenia”) and an affiliate of Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (NYSE:  INN) (“Summit”) today announced that the companies have executed a definitive agreement for Summit to acquire an 812-guestroom, five-hotel portfolio from Xenia for a total purchase price of $163 million, or approximately $201,000 per key.  The portfolio includes the…

Hoteles City Express Announces the Appointment of Paul Smith Márquez as Chief Financial Officer

June 5, 2017 – Hoteles City Express, S.A.B. de C.V. (“Hoteles City Express” or “the Company”) (BMV: HCITY), announced the appointment of Paul Smith Márquez as Chief Financial Officer. With his extensive experience, Mr. Smith will contribute to the profitable growth of Hoteles City Express through the analysis and implementation of strategic alternatives for the Company, the…

INTUITION Hires Jane A. Garcia to Lead Latin America Expansion

June 5, 2017, Orlando, Fl – (INTUITION) – INTUITION, a powerful Customer Engagement Solution that is changing the way hotels and resorts communicate with guests and manage online reputation will see significant expansion in Latin America. INTUITION Brand Marketing LLC, the company behind the innovative guest engagement service for the hospitality industry which is headquartered…

Ascend Hotel Collection Gains Momentum

June 5, 2017 – Ascend Hotel Collection, the first and largest soft brand of any multi-brand hotel company, continues a year of rapid growth executing new member agreements and expecting new openings every month throughout 2017. As part of Choice Hotels International, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, the Ascend Hotel Collection features unique, boutique and historic independent…