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NEWS | Revel Atlantic City Opens Doors for Eight-Week Preview

Revel opened its doors to its first guests today at 7:00 a.m. EDT. Revel professionals and invited guests toasted this special day at sunrise on the resort's SkyGarden, overlooking the boardwalk and beach, with a smoothie blended from New Jersey blueberries for the occasion. Lt. Governor of New Jersey Kim Guadagno, state and local dignitaries,

NEWS | Marriott International Opens The First Courtyard By Marriott Hotel In Mexico City

Marriott International announced today that the new Courtyard Mexico City Airport, connected to Benito Juarez International Airport is officially open for business. The new sleek and modern 288-room hotel is Mexico City's first Courtyard by Marriott property and features the Refreshing Business lobby, providing travelers with free Wi-Fi and a great place to work or relax with a variety of flexible seating options.

NEWS | Renaissance Hotels to Expand Global Portfolio in 2012

Renaissance Hotels, the original Lifestyle brand within Marriott International's global family of brands, is excited to announce the addition of nine new properties opening this year in key international destinations including Barcelona, Shanghai, and the Tuscany region of Italy. This planned expansion will further grow Renaissance Hotels' portfolio of lifestyle properties to include 160 hotels worldwide.

NEWS | Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announced today that it has signed a long-term agreement to manage a luxury resort currently under development in Marrakech, Morocco. Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech, which is scheduled to open in 2014, will be an intimate and exclusive retreat, set in 20 hectares of landscaped olive groves in the heart of the exotic Palmeraie region, with the snow-capped Atlas Mountains providing a stunning backdrop. The resort comprises luxurious accommodation, providing an unparalleled spacious and elegant living environment, offering the utmost in privacy. Innovative dining, a signature Mandarin Oriental spa and verdant gardens featuring orchards, pools, water features and fountains combine to provide guests with the perfect resort environment from which to explore the region's attractions and rich, cultural heritage. Positioned within the lush, landscaped grounds will be 54 individual villas, or riads, each housed in 300 square metres of private walled gardens, featuring their own pools and hot tubs, open-air showers, extensive areas for sunbathing and shaded alfresco dining. In keeping with traditional Moroccan customs, each riad will feature an interior courtyard, creating a calming, reflective arrival experience. The accommodation will be elegantly styled using exotic colours and textures, reflecting the rich heritage of the region. The resort's palatial main building will house a further seven expansive suites, each with their own rooftop pool and panoramic vistas of the gardens and the surrounding countryside, bringing the total number of guestrooms to 61. An eclectic selection of Moroccan and international cuisines will be provided by five innovative restaurants and bars, including poolside alfresco dining, a vibrant bar with live music and a signature fine dining restaurant. Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech will also feature an 80-seat ballroom with three additional function rooms.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announced today that it has signed a long-term agreement to manage a luxury resort currently under development in Marrakech, Morocco. Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech, which is scheduled to open in 2014, will be an intimate and exclusive retreat, set in 20 hectares of landscaped olive groves in the heart of the exotic Palmeraie region, with the snow-capped Atlas

NEWS | Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts continuing its expansion in India with Swissôtel Grand Mumbai

Having successfully opened its first hotel in India – Swissôtel Kolkata – in July 2010, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, the international hotel group of Swiss origin signed a management contract for a flagship project in India: Swissôtel Grand Mumbai.

NEWS | Allwyn Drego has been appointed General Manager at Montigo Resorts Nongsa in Nongsa, Indonesia

Allwyn Drego joins Montigo Resorts Nongsa from the TAJ Group of Hotels, where he was the pre-opening and opening General Manager of the Vivanta Coral Reef in the Maldives. Drego led the considerable undertaking of a five-star resort launch from the ground up. He oversaw the entire operation where he was personally involved in everything from hiring and training top talent and quality control checks.

NEWS | Lauren Braxton has been appointed Sales Manager at Gastonia Conference Center in Charleston - SC, United States.

Fred Julius, Vice President of Operations for The Wilderman Group announced the promotion of Lauren Braxton to Sales Manager at the multi-use 30,000-square-foot Gastonia Conference Center in Gastonia, NC.Born and raised in Gastonia, Lauren holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and gained solid experience as an intern at the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) which provided her with an enthusiastic pursuit of a career in meeting and event planning.

NEWS | Accor inks deal with Msheireb Hospitality for MGallery hotel in Doha

Accor and Msheireb Hospitality recently announced that they have joined hands to develop and manage a MGallery hotel in Doha. The MGallery will be a boutique hotel that will offer a modern interpretation of Qatari heritage and hospitality, within the Msheireb Downtown Doha project. The hotel will feature 215 rooms, meeting facilities, a spa and an outdoor pool.

NEWS | Interstate Hotels & Resorts expands its India portfolio to 13 hotels

Interstate Hotels & Resorts recently announced that the company has expanded its signed and managed hotels portfolio in India to 13 with the April 1, 2012 management transition of The Turtle on the Beach and Estuary Island Resort both owned by Thomas Hotels and Resorts. “Since introducing our dedicated, owner-focused hotel management platform in India in 2008 with our joint venture partner,

NEWS | Meluha The Fern - An Ecotel Hotel, Mumbai to receive Ecotel certification by HVS

Meluha The Fern - An Ecotel Hotel, Mumbai is set to be formally presented the Ecotel certificate by HVS on April 5, 2012. Steve Rushmore, Senior President and Founder, HVS will grace the occasion along with Manav Thadani, MRICS, Chairman, HVS - India; Kevin Goldstein, Vice President HVS Sustainability Services; Ritu Primlani, Director HVS Sustainability Services India and Harinakshi Nair, Senior Associates India, as per a report by Planet Powai.

NEWS| St. Regis Hotels & Resorts to debut St. Regis brand in Mauritius

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts is set to open The St. Regis Mauritius Resort in September 2012. Situated on the South-West coast of the island, The St. Regis Mauritius Resort is set on the beaches of Le Morne, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Bernard de Villele, General Manager,

NEWS | Carlson Rezidor to look for strategic partners to increase Park Inn by Radisson footprint across India

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group will try to establish strategic partnerships region-wise to increase the 'new generation' Park Inn by Radisson brand of full-service, mid-scale hotels across the country. This was revealed by Simon Barlow, President, Asia Pacific,

NEWS | First golf course in the Maldives opens at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa

Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives has introduced the country's first nine-hole recreational golf course at the resort. Designed by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and opened last month, the new course sits on seven and a half hectares of previously undeveloped land at the southern end of the island.

NEWS | Hyatt Place Bayamón and El Tropical Casino expected to open in 2014 in Puerto Rico

Hyatt Hotels Corporation recently announced that a Hyatt affiliate has signed a management agreement with an affiliate of Island Hospitality Partners, LLC for Hyatt Place Bayamón and El Tropical Casino. It will be the first Hyatt-branded select service hotel in Puerto Rico and, upon opening, will mark the return of Hyatt-branded hotels to Puerto Rico after a nine year absence.