Preferred Hotels & Resorts has announced 13 new member hotels from May 1 through August 31, 2020. These recent additions mark 39 new member hotels to join the its global portfolio in the first 8 months of the year
Hotel Companies News
Hotels have long been hives of remote working, from business travellers sending emails after meetings nearby to more recently, coworking spaces in communal areas attracting a new generation of digital nomads.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with Evalona Limited for two new build 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.
Covivio, through its subsidiary Covivio Hotels held at 43.3 percent, has completed the acquisition of the portfolio of eight hotels located in Rome, Florence, Venice (x2), as well as in Nice, Prague and Budapest (x2) for €573 million (€248 million in Group share), including €86 million of capex.
Varde Partners, a global alternative investment firm, has announced the successful completion of its previously announced sale of a portfolio of eight luxury hotels operating under The Dedica Anthology brand to Covivio, a European real estate operator, through its subsidiary Covivio Hotels.
Sonesta International Hotels Corporation is rocketing towards the largest expansion in the history with the addition of 103 properties to its global portfolio of hotels and destinations.
Marriott International has reported second quarter 2020 results, which were dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic and efforts to contain it (COVID-19).
Ascend Hotel Collection opened the doors to seven hotels in the first half of this year and added 10 to its pipeline. Amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic environment, the upscale brand is continuing to attract increased interest from independent hotel owners and travelers.
Thailand Minor Hotels has confirmed that its Avani Hotels & Resorts brand is on track to open more than ten new properties in the next few years, including debuting in four new countries.
CapitaLand wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited continues to see strong demand for its coliving brand lyf, which caters to a growing segment of millennials who seek flexibility, value and enriching community experiences. Ascott is adding over 1,000 units across six new lyf properties.
Marriott International, Inc has announced 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.
Radisson Hotel Group announces 15 new hotel signings across EMEA in Q2 2020. The new signings re-affirm the Group commitment to its ambitious 5-year development plan.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, with 9,300 hotels across approximately 90 countries, unveiled plans to open its first hotels in Nepal and Bhutan, while also announcing the recent opening of the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dwarka—the first Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham hotel in India.
Meliá Hotels International has created the Meliá Pro Travel Labs community on Facebook, an exclusive community for travel agents with a programme of live events in which agents will have the chance to take part in webinars, workshops, round tables and virtual visits to company hotels.
Accor is stepping up its ambition in the lifestyle sector with TRIBE, a rapidly expanding midscale brand, which is exceeding initial expectations and planning to open more than 50 hotels globally.
Hilton announced the signing of an exclusive management license agreement with Country Garden to introduce and develop the Home2 Suites brand in China.
Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG), in partnership with the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), launches a joint initiative to better align marketing and technology disciplines in hospitality organizations.
Meliá Hotels International will start opening some of its hotels in Spain in June and eventually have almost 60 hotels open throughout the country in July. This number will increase if there is sufficient demand, with the company fully committed to getting as many people as possible back to work and helping to stimulate the economy.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, a hotel franchising company with approximately 9,300 hotels across 90 countries, has announced plans for further growth in China as travel in the country continues to show encouraging signs of recovery.
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