The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. plans to open its second luxury hotel in Malaysia in one of the fastest growing catchment areas known as the Petaling Jaya Golden Triangle, within a development named Empire City.
Hyatt Gold Passport members who achieve Diamond status through 25 stays or 50 nights each calendar year will have access to a suite of innovative new loyalty benefits. Beginning February 14, members will receive premium Wi-Fi access in guestrooms and social spaces, such as lobbies and Hyatt-operated restaurants.
eRevMax continues to help hotels increase bookings and propel their online revenue growth. The company behind leading distribution solutions, RateTiger and Connect, facilitated booking revenue worth over US$1.7 billion in 2014 for its hotel clients across the globe.
Like its peers, the travel portal has stepped up advertising spending and offering discounts and loyalty programs in response to increased competition that ranges from travel meta search sites to startups that offer unpublished discounts for hotel stays.
REPORT FROM THE U.S.—The role of the hotel concierge might never disappear entirely, but advancements in technology (and changing attitudes from the guests who use it) are supplanting the need for human contact in many hotels around the world.
DoubleTree by Hilton yesterday announced the opening of city of Oklahoma. Formerly a Cambria Suites, the 134-room full-service hotel has commenced dramatic property-wide renovations that include stylish design updates and furnishings throughout the lobby, guest rooms and public areas.
IHG(InterContinental Hotels Group) has partnered with Pernod Ricard to launch its BAR150 programme, celebrating 150 years of mixology, which sees its hotel bars serve up an exciting new menu of signature cocktails, complemented by a range of appetising bar snacks.
The programme has launched across IHG’s managed InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels and resorts throughout its Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. Under the partnership, Pernod Ricard has designed a series of popular cocktails for IHG hotels based on its rich brand portfolio, which includes Aperitif, Whisky, Scotch Whisky, Cognac, Gin, Vodka, Rum and other liqueurs. The French wine and spirits group also sets a high standard for bartenders at IHG hotels in making and serving cocktails to ensure its originality.
Phil Broad,Vice President, Food & Beverage, AMEA, IHG, said “Around 150 years ago the first cocktail recipe appeared in print, kick-starting a mixology movement that continues to go from…