Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the retirement of H. Charles “Chuck” Floyd, who currently serves as the Executive Vice President – Global President of Operations. Floyd will step down from his role on December 31, 2023, and transition to a Senior Advisor role to Hyatt’s President and CEO, Mark Hoplamazian, starting January 1, 2024.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the opening of Grand Hyatt Kuwait Residences, marking the brand’s debut in the residential sector in Kuwait. Located in the Tamdeen Square residential community, the new property offers luxury-serviced living with meticulously designed living spaces and world-class amenities. It includes 82 three-bedroom units and one duplex with four bedrooms, all featuring stunning sea views.
Cheval Blanc continues its international development with the opening of Cheval Blanc Seychelles in the heart of the Indian Ocean in autumn 2024. Along the southwestern coast of Mahé Island, Anse Intendance beach offers a sweeping, pristine setting that will soon be home to the sixth Cheval Blanc Maison.
Nestled within the new luxury resort community of Kanai and its natural mangroves, lagoons and beaches, EDITION’s newest gem marries its signature brand of hospitality with the Yucatan Peninsula’s modern and ancient cultures
Margaritaville Beach Resort officially opens on Fort Myers Beach. After the devastating effects of Hurricane Ian, the opening marks an important moment for the community. Following an exclusive locals-only weekend, in celebration of resilience, and ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by dignitaries, community partners and area residents, the resort is open for stays, dining and spa services starting Dec. 11.
Riu Hotels & Resorts has recently reopened the Riu Palace Pacifico, situated on Playa de Flamingos beach in Nayarit, Mexico, following an extensive refurbishment. The hotel has been transformed into an Adults-Only establishment while maintaining RIU’s renowned 24-hour all-inclusive service. The renovation focused on enhancing guest experiences, offering new dining options, and introducing the “Elite Club” by RIU, designed to elevate vacations.
JA Resorts & Hotels has announced the appointment of Khumar Askerova as the new Director of Sales and Marketing for the Indian Ocean region. Khumar brings with her an impressive 25 years of experience in sales and marketing within the hospitality industry, and a key appointment to the regional team.
Introducing Billnäs Gård in Finland, a new design-led hospitality concept located an hour’s train and car ride from Helsinki, operating as part wellbeing-focused boutique hotel and part private hire and retreat space intermittently throughout the year. Perched on the Svartå River in the heart of the ancient Billnäs ironworks and surrounded by pristine nature, the spectacular Mediterranean-style property offers a seamless blend of wellness, creative and adventure pursuits enveloped in bespoke, modern luxury.
Marugal, one of Europe’s leading white-label hotel management companies, has added the Grand Hôtel Soleil d’Or in Mégève to its portfolio of fourteen individual luxury hotels. Each hotel in the portfolio is entirely different to the others, but they are bound by a golden thread of simple luxury, a spirit of generosity - and true excellence.
IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) is delighted to announce the signing of the seventh voco in Australasia, partnering with leading Sydney developer ALAND to open voco Gosford in regional New South Wales in early 2025.
The brand-new voco Gosford will form part of Archibald by ALAND, a landmark mixed-use development precinct overlooking the magnificent Brisbane Water.