Serbia: Karisma Hotels & Resorts Debuts New Property in Belgrade

Karisma Hotels & Resorts announced the debut of Allure Caramel, by Karisma in Belgrade, Serbia. The introduction of Allure Caramel represents Allure Hotels’ first property in Europe and third property within the brand’s emerging portfolio of boutique city hotels that...Read more

Belmond Grand Hotel Europe Unveils Largest Presidential Suite in St Petersburg

Russia’s first ever five-star hotel, Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, has unveiled six new suites including the largest presidential suite in St Petersburg and five Avant-Garde Suites inspired by 20th-century Russian artists. Created from 19 first-floor rooms in response to a...Read more

Chile: All-Inclusive Vira Vira Hacienda Hotel Opens in Pucon

Chile’s adventure capital Pucón welcomed the October 1 opening of the region’s first all-inclusive luxury lodge, Vira Vira Hacienda Hotel. More than a lodge, Vira Vira is a holistic retreat for the body and mind, located on the shore of...Read more

Nicaragua: IHG Will Open First Holiday Inn Express for Managua

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will open the first Holiday Inn Express hotel for Managua, Nicaragua. The new-build, 114-room Holiday Inn Express Managua hotel is located minutes from the city center and within walking distance of the city’s most exclusive mall,...Read more

Playa Resorts Names Pilar Arizmendi Director of Sales & Marketing for Mexico

Playa Resorts Management has announced the appointment of Pilar Arizmendi as Director of Sales and Marketing for Mexico. Playa Resorts Management is the operational management component of Playa Hotels & Resorts, B.V. Arizmendi joins Playa from Las Brisas Hotel Collection...Read more

Hilton Announces Canopy by Hilton, New Lifestyle Brand

Hilton Worldwide today announced the launch of Canopy by Hilton, a new hotel brand that aims to redefine the lifestyle category around the mindset of today’s leisure and business travelers. Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide, unveiled...Read more

Hotel Cacao Opens in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen’s newest-kid-on-the-block of hotels – Hotel Cacao – has opened, adding another Hotel Matilda experience to Cornerstone hotel management’s roster of lifestyle-focused boutique hotels. In THE BAR, Hotel Cacao introduces a ‘coctelería’ experience at the rooftop bar, mixed...Read more

Karisma Hotels & Resorts Launches Preferred Partner Program

Karisma Hotels & Resorts is launching its Preferred Partner program for tour operators. The Karisma Preferred Partner program will highlight a different tour operator each month, offering a variety of special activities to get everyone within the tour operator excited,...Read more

Cancun: Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Offering $1,000 Resort Credit

Travelers visiting Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach now through the end of 2015 can truly have it all with an extra $1,000 resort credit. From romantic dining options and indulgent hydrotherapy Spa treatments at the 40,000 square foot Gem Spa,...Read more

St. Lucia: Fond Doux Plantation Wins Two New 2014 Magellan Awards

Fond Doux Plantation & Resort announced the procurement of yet another award, but this time there’s two. Travel Weekly is recognizing the historic colonial plantation resort in two categories for 2014: the Gold Magellan Award in the Hospitality Eco-Friendly “Green”...Read more