Travel News – Category: hotels

Conrad Guangzhou expands Hilton presence in China
Conrad Hotels & Resorts has welcomed the first guests to the new Conrad Guangzhou, the seventh Conrad property to debut in Greater China.
Kochs takes over leadership of Corinthia Hotel London
Corinthia Hotel London has announced the appointment of leading hotelier, Thomas Kochs, as its managing director. Kochs will be responsible for managing Corinthia hotel’s flagship property which opened its doors on Whitehall Place in 2011.
Meliá Shanghai Hongqiao set to debut in China
Meliá Shanghai Hongqiao will make its debut as the brand’s flagship property in China opening this month. Located just minutes from Shanghai’s National Exhibition & Convention Centre, the luxury urban hotel is Meliá Hotels International’s third property in China.
Dugan appointed executive chef at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane
James Dugan has been appointed executive chef at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, bringing with him a wealth of culinary experience from a career within the luxury hospitality sector spanning 24 years.
de la Porte du Theil appointed general manager of Dukes Dubai
Tristan de la Porte du Theil has been appointed general manager of the newly opened Dukes Dubai and residences on the Palm Jumeirah. de la Porte du Theil joins the five-star hotel from Tonino Lamborghini Hotels & Resorts in China.
Alila Hotels welcomes Alila Yangshuo to Chinese hospitality
Alila Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of its second property in China, Alila Yangshuo. Set among the Karst Mountains, rolling green hills and meandering rivers, Alila Yangshuo will open in July 2017. 
BollAnts Spa Im Park appoints Lemongrass Marketing
Lemongrass Marketing has been appointed by BollAnts Spa Im Park as their PR representative in the UK and Ireland. Lemongrass will be responsible for promoting the unique wellness and health retreat in the heart of the Naheland region near Bad Sobernheim, just an hour outside of Frankfurt with immediate effect.
NCL celebrates keel laying ceremony for Norwegian Bliss in Germany
Norwegian Cruise Line and Meyer Werft have celebrated the keel laying of Norwegian Bliss at the yard’s state of the art facility in Papenburg, Germany. During the ceremony, one of the keel blocks of the 167,800 gross ton vessel was lifted into the covered building hall, signifying a major milestone in the ship’s construction.
Virgin Holidays debuts Balmoral in Orlando, Florida
Virgin Holidays has opened Balmoral, a new suburban-style holiday property in Orlando, Florida. The development comprises of a selection of three, four, five and six-bedroom properties each featuring a unique look and design.
Savage takes over as food & beverage director at Blakes Hotel, London
Blakes Hotel has announced the appointment of Markus Savage as food and beverage director.