Hilton Santa Marta Hotel Will Open in Colombia in 2017

Hilton Worldwide signed a management agreement with Fideicomiso Santa Marta Hotel to operate a new Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the Caribbean port city of Santa Marta, Colombia. Scheduled to open in 2017, the new Hilton Santa Marta hotel...Read more

La Quinta Inns & Suites Adds Seven New Hotels in Third Quarter

To serve the growing number of visitors traveling throughout the US, Canada and Mexico, La Quinta Inns & Suites announced that during the third quarter it opened seven new La Quinta Inn & Suites hotels totaling more than 600 rooms....Read more

One&Only Resorts to Manage Emirates Wolgan Valley

Emirates has appointed One&Only Resorts to manage the luxury resort Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area in Australia. This will be One&Only’s second resort in Australia, following the rebirth of One&Only Hayman...Read more

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