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NEWS | Marriott re-brands flagship brand as worldwide campaign launches

Marriott re-brands flagship brand as worldwide campaign launchesReflecting the transformative change happening at its properties, the iconic Marriott Hotels, the signature brand of Marriott International has launched a new multi-year global marketing campaign. Called ‘Travel Brilliantly’, the campaign reflects the lifestyle of the next generation of travellers, who seamlessly blend work and play in a mobile and global world. The campaign includes TV, digital and mobile advertising, a new brand look and logo, and enhanced social media platforms.

NEWS | Mark Houser has been appointed Chief Of Operations (COO) at AutoClerk, Inc. in Lafayette - CA, USA

AutoClerk®, Inc., a leading provider of property management systems for hoteliers, is pleased to announce a new hire for its Chief Of Operations. Mark Houser, most recently the CTO for Roomlinx, Inc., brings over 25 years of industry experience to his new position as AutoClerk’s COO.In his role as COO, Mark will work with AutoClerk’s Sales Management and Product Support teams to build and strengthen client relations with an eye toward resolving customer technology concerns and increasing guest service levels.

NEWS | Steven Patton has been appointed Group Sales Manager at Four Seasons Resorts

Steven Patton has been named Group Sales Manager at Four Seasons Resorts Lanai. In his new role, Patton will be responsible for developing and overseeing business opportunities in the Midwest region for Manele Bay and The Lodge at Koele. Patton, originally from St. Louis, Missouri, joins Four Seasons from The St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai, where he served as account director for the 252-room resort.

NEWS | MoT to launch '777 days of the Indian Himalayas' campaign on World Tourism Day this year

The Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India will launch a campaign to publicise the tourism potential of the Himalayas and promote the destination internationally. To be called '777 days of the Indian Himalayas', the campaign will be launched on September 27 this year on the occasion of World Tourism Day. It will have a twofold objective—one to attract more international tourists to India during the lean summer season, and second to remind the world that 73 per cent of the Himalayan region is in India. This decision was taken after a meeting between Dr K Chiranjeevi, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism, Government of India, and the office-bearers of the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI).

NEWS | Dream South Beach in Miami unveils Shala Spa

Dream South Beach, at Miami beach recently launched Shala Spa. The Ayurvedic spa meaning 'Sanctuary', will provide guests with treatments encompassing the mind, body, and soul using a harmonious balance of natural plant-based ingredients. “We are thrilled to unveil Shala Spa to guests and locals to deliver an Ayurvedic spa experience,” said Peggy Benua, General Manager, Dream South Beach.

NEWS | Sarovar Hotels to set up second hotel in Kerala part of expansion plans to reach its target of 100 hotels, Sarovar Hotels will be setting up a hotel at Bekal in Kerala's Kasaragod district, which will be operational by 2014. "Sarovar Portico, Bekal, a 48-key hotel, will be the group's second hotel in Kerala after Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere," said Sarovar Hotels & Resorts Managing Director Anil Madhok. Promoted by P A Mahamood Haji, Sarovar Portico Bekal, will be operational by 2014.

NEWS | The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Returns to Bali in 2014

Hong Kong -- The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is set to make a celebrated return to the island of the gods with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, Indonesia in 2014. The stunning island of Bali enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the world’s most luxurious retreat destinations with its combination of sandy beaches, local Balinese artisan culture and relaxed ambiance. The location of the exquisite Ritz-Carlton, Bali is uniquely situated with a combination of white beach front and elevated cliff top settings, blended into the landscape gently enlivening the senses. The resort property is owned by PT Oriental Indah Bali Hotel Company and designed by architects and designers, Burega Farnell. It will feature 288 keys including 90 exceptional suites and 14 villas. 

NEWS | Hyatt Place Brand to Debut in Brazil

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the execution of an agreement to form a joint venture between a Hyatt affiliate and FSA Group S.A. (FSA), a Libra Group company, to develop and own nine Hyatt Place-branded hotels in Brazil. The total investment from Hyatt and FSA for the development of these hotels is expected to be approximately US $270 million. The hotels will be located in key cities and towns that have established commercial and industrial infrastructure and will help meet the growing demand for quality accommodation across Brazil. It is anticipated that the first of these new properties will open in 2016.