Hotel News

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Joanna Flint as chief commercial officer. The newly created role will oversee the development and execution of the commercial strategy of the group while also taking executive responsibility for all aspects of Mandarin Oriental’s customer experience. Flint will take over the responsibilities of chief marketing officer,
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Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers has announced the appointment of Mohit Gurnani as the general manager. In his new role, Gurnani will be responsible for overseeing the full management and operations of the hotel in Dubai as it continues to deliver exceptional guest experiences. A seasoned hotelier, he has been with the Indian Hotels Company Limited
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New hotel, neighbourhood restaurant and bar the Kingston 1 has announced its planned official opening in July, following a soft launch coming out of government restrictions from May 17th. Located in the heart of Kingston upon Thames at 88 London Road, only a five-minute walking distance from the riverside and between Richmond Park, Bushy Park
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Marriott International has announced the appointment of Jerome Briet as chief development officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The division within Marriott International encompasses over 75 countries and territories. He takes on the role from Carlton Ervin, who has been appointed global development officer for Marriott’s international portfolio. “I am delighted that Jerome
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Total European hotel transaction volume fell by 69 per cent in the year of the pandemic following a record high the previous year when €27 billion-worth of hotel deals were struck. According to the annual European Hotel Transactions 2020, published this week by HVS and its brokerage and investment services division HVS Hodges Ward Elliott,
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With a location at the entrance to the Old Town, Radisson Hotel Group has announced the opening of Palace Hotel Tallinn, a member of Radisson Individuals. Built almost 100 years ago and respectfully renovated, this monument of national architectural heritage is the first Radisson Individuals in the Baltic region.  Palace Hotel Tallinn, a member of
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Accor will welcome the second Mövenpick hotel in Australia with the opening of Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer in May. The property is being developed alongside Fragrance Group Limited of Singapore. Situated at the meeting point of Spencer and Bourke Streets in the central business district, the 172-room premium hotel promises to indulge and delight
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Luxury hotel Flemings Mayfair has launched a new private skincare clinic in partnership with renowned skincare practitioner and facialist, Pietro Simone. Sister to Simone’s clinic in New York, the new Mayfair location will offer one-to-one consultations and bespoke face and body therapies using state-of-the-art medical grade machines and progressive technologies in the hotel’s newly designed
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A number of leading London properties will launch a new initiative aimed at promoting and supporting the re-opening of the finest hotels in the capital post lockdown. It is hoped the sector can significantly re-emerge from May 17th onwards. Hotel Week London will take place from May 28th until June 6th, bringing together a diverse
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Travelodge has announced the appointment of leisure travel veteran, Martin Robinson, as its new chairman.    He has spent most of his career within the sector and brings a wealth of brand building, strategic management and leadership expertise. He spent 17-years at Center Parcs as chief executive of their European business and chairman of the
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Jumeirah Group has announced the appointment of Ermanno Zanini to the role of regional vice president and general manager of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, its flagship hotel in the United Arab Emirates.    In his new role, Zanini will oversee all aspects of the hotel’s operations, building on his rich background to further cement the exceptional
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Fox Communications has signed a partnership with Thanda Island, the only exclusive-use private marine reserve in the world. The company have been appointed as UK PR representatives to deliver a 360 communications campaign. Nestled within Tanzania’s Shungimbili Island Marine Reserve, Thanda Island is located 16 nautical miles east of mainland Tanzania opposite the Rufiji River
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