An experienced leader with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts since 1994, Michael Newcombe is now General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California. In addition to leading the 500 employees and all operations of the 270-room AAA Five Diamond-rated hotel, Newcombe will oversee the on-site California Health & Longevity Institute.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (“Fairmont”) and Business Gate announced the signing of their agreement for Fairmont to manage a new 287-room luxury hotel and 4,000 square meter convention centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia slated to open late 2012.
The first Best Western Premier hotel in Canada has opened in Calgary. It is the seventh Premier in North America since Best Western International launched its three-descriptor strategy earlier this year.
The Hong Kong-based arm of Las Vegas Sands Corp. has terminated an agreement with Shangri-La Asia Ltd. to manage its Macau development, and the gaming company is now reportedly in talks with IHG to take over the project.