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Norbert Speth appointed Vice President Corporate Strategy & Openings at Deutsche Hospitality

Norbert Speth has been appointed to the newly created position of Vice President Corporate Strategy & Openings at Deutsche Hospitality with effect from February 1, 2021. Mr. Speth, who has also worked at InterContinental and Marriott, will be responsible in …

  • Jürgen Stütz appointed at Blue Diamond Resorts

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    Jürgen Stütz has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Distribution at Blue Diamond Resorts, the Caribbean’s fastest-growing resort management group. Stütz comes with more than 29 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, combined with a …

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  • Japanese city Osaka is treating asymptomatic patients at hotels

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    Osaka Prefecture in Japan began to treat mildly ill or asymptomatic patients of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 at a business hotel in the city of Osaka, in an effort to prevent the local medical system from collapsing amid the …

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  • San Francisco hotel rooms to shelter homeless people

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    The local lawmakers in San Francisco have given the Mayor 12 days to secure 7,000 hotel rooms to house the homeless population of the city during the coronavirus emergency, plus another 1,250 rooms for health frontline workers.     The …

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  • Accor introduces programmes for the mental well-being of staffs

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    Accor,  hotel operator in Asia Pacific, has prioritised the mental and physical well-being of its staff through a range of programmes and apps that can be used at home.     Michael Issenberg, Chairman and CEO Accor Asia Pacific said …

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  • New Alma Resort appoints Herbert Laubichler-Pichler as general manager

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

     A hospitality veteran with life-long experience making guests feel welcome at hotels and resorts in Europe and Asia has been appointed to the helm of the new 30-hectare beachfront resort Alma.   Austrian-born Herbert Laubichler-Pichler has taken charge of the …

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  • Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority launches support for hospitality sector

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has launched a range of far-reaching support initiatives, aimed at its hospitality, leisure and development partners, to lay the strong foundations for future recovery. In a move that further reflects the emirate’s ‘ONE RAK’ …

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  • Seven Palm scheduled for handover in Q4

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    Seven Palm, located on Palm Jumeirah in Dubai is now complete. Seven Tides mentioned that it  has more than 27 per cent of the work on its prime property. ‘Seven Palm’ is the name of the overall development and both …

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  • Colorado Residence Inn sold to regional hotel service provider

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    Lodging Partners, a member of Hotel Brokers International, announced the 66-guestroom Residence Inn located in Durango, Colo., has sold to a regional owner/operator of premium-branded select-service hotels.     Lodging Partners along with HREC Investment Advisors represented the seller, HWY …

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  • Roseate Hotels & Resorts is now delivering food at doorstep

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    Roseate Hotels and Resorts, the luxury fine dining will now deliver your favourite, gourmet delicacies at your door step so that you can enjoy them in the comfort of your home. Kheer, the fine dining Indian restaurant and Roasted by …

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  • Agoda makes hotel bookings more flexible and easy

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    Agoda, Booking Holdings’ Asia headquartered digital travel platform, has introduced a feature, EasyCancel, which allows participating partner hotels and properties worldwide to offer their guests greater booking flexibility and the option to cancel up to 24 hours before arrival. This …

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  • Saudi Arabia hotels used as quarantine centres

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    Hotels and luxury suites in Saudi Arabia are being used quarantine centres and have now quarantined thousands of people to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. This action is also providing a temporary lifeline to an industry crippled in the face …

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  • HANYC donates thousands of masks & gowns to Elmhurst Hospital

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    The charitable arm of the Hotel Association of New York City, Hotel Association of New York Foundation (HANYC) has been largely contributing to provide help during the coronavirus pandemic. As a part of its continued COVID-19 community outreach efforts, the association …

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  • Santiburi Koh Samui recognised as a carbon-neutral and green resort

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    For the deep lasting commitment to the enviornment,Santiburi Koh Samui has been certified as a 2020 Green Hotel and recognized as a carbon-neutral resort.   From the Thailand Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, an entity from the Bureau of Public …

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  • HRS Hospitality and Retail appoints Tobias Fahnert and Sascha Gaidzinski

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    Oracle Hospitality’s largest global Platinum Partner, HRS Hospitality and Retail recently made two joint appointments to the company. Tobias Fahnert has been appointed as the Senior Product Director and Sascha Gaidzinski has been appointed for the role of Product Director. The new …

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  • Luxury hotels in China are struggling hard to regain market

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    In luxury hotels across mainland China, the rooms are empty and waiters lounge beside dining tables with no customers, a result of the devastation Covid-19 has had on many businesses. But many businesses are slowly returning to normal in the …

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  • AHLA supports billion dollar loan plan for small businesses

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) recently expressed support for plans by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Nancy Pelosi. According to the plan, an additional $250 billion in loans would be provided to help small businesses.     AHLA also penned a …

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  • Accor signs brand new Tribe property in England

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    Recognised hospitality group Accor Hotels have signed an all-new Tribe hotel property in England. This new hotel will be the second-ever Tribe property in the U.K. Construction of the property is scheduled for later this year and development is expected …

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  • Marriott encourages travellers by updating its cancellation policy

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    Marriott International seeks to encourage travellers into booking hotel rooms once the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is past by updating its cancellation policy.   The company will allow full changes or cancellation without a charge up to 24 hours …

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  • AMResorts shut down its properties in the Caribbean Islands

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    AMResorts has closed its all resorts and hotels in the Caribbean and Mexican-Caribbean region. The company gave a tentative reopening dates for the tourists ranging from May 8 to June 1, depending on the development of the health protocols and …

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  • Airbnb to restrict U.K. bookings

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic  Airbnb will restrict UK bookings to keyworkers and “essential stays”.   Earlier this week, home rental company came in for criticism earlier with stays seemingly being offered despite government calls for Brits to remain at home. …

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