Archive | September, 2012

Hilton Worldwide Expands Latin America Portfolio with Hilton Hotels & Resorts Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

29 Sep

Hilton Worldwide has announced that it has signed a management agreement with Carvalho Hosken Hotelaria Ltda. for the 298-room new-build Hilton Barra, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil – Hilton Worldwide’s first hotel in Rio de Janeiro. The project, currently under construction, is expected to open in June 2014 and will provide travelers a new place to stay during the 2016 Summer Olympics.

 

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JW Marriott Brand to Open Luxury Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico

29 Sep

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, announced plans to open a new 300-room JW Marriott Hotel in Cabo San Lucas in 2015.  The property will be operated by Marriott under an agreement with Operadora Punta Peninsula, S.A. de C.V., and ownership group Grupo Diestra.  

 

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Marriott Executive Apartments Strengthens its Position in China with the Opening of the Imperial Mansion, Beijing

29 Sep

Marriott International today announced the opening of the 220-apartment The Imperial Mansion, Beijing – Marriott Executive Apartments. This is Marriott International’s fifth extended stay property  in China, showing great support and commitment for the brand, and is  located within the capital city’s busy central business and leisure district, next door of the Forbidden City, the world’s largest imperial palace.

 

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Marriott – Something New for the Next Generation of Travelers

29 Sep

Next generation travelers say they want choices and flexibility so they can have it all. They don’t want to choose between a meeting room and a restaurant/bar on the local scene to meet up with business colleagues or friends to work or play. To meet their expectations, Marriott Hotels & Resorts is accelerating the roll out of its great room lobby experience that offers style, comfort, convenience and entertainment for the new generation of travelers.

 

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U.S. Travel Applauds Selection of Chris Thompson as President and CEO of Brand USA

29 Sep

The U.S. Travel Association applauded today’s announcement by the Brand USA board of directors that Chris Thompson would be its next president and CEO. Thompson is currently president and CEO for VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s destination marketing organization.

 

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On World Tourism Day, stakeholders call for increased access to sustainable energy

29 Sep

Tourism businesses and destinations are committed to the sustainable energy agenda but need the support of the energy sector and governments to move forward, said leading experts from the aviation, accommodation and other tourism industries meeting in Spain for the official celebrations of World Tourism Day 2012 (Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain, 27 September 2012).

 

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Online tool that helps hotels go green now available in Spanish

29 Sep

Hotel Energy Solutions, an online tool developed by UNWTO which allows hotels to assess their energy consumption and move towards more sustainable energy options, has been launched in Spanish on the occasion of ‘World Tourism Day 2012 – Tourism and Sustainable Energy’.

 

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