Plans for New Luxury Hot Spring Ryokan Brand ATONA in Locations Across Japan in 2026

Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Kiraku, Inc. have announced that ATONA, the modern hot spring ryokan (Japanese-style inn) brand, will open properties in Yufu, Yakushima, and Hakone. The ATONA brand was announced in 2022 under a joint venture between a Hyatt affiliate and Kiraku, a Japanese company dedicated to preserving valuable assets for future generations. The first ATONA ryokans are slated to open in 2026 across some of Japan’s top hot spring destinations and areas of natural beauty.

Anantara Hotels & Resorts to Introduce Modern Luxury to Bali’s Seseh Beach

Global hotel owner and operator Minor Hotels is announcing the signing of an agreement to manage a new-build resort and branded residences on the Indonesian island of Bali. Opening in 2027, the Anantara Dragon Seseh Bali Resort will be the first luxury beachfront resort on Seseh Beach and the third Anantara Hotels & Resorts property in Bali.

Marriott International and Delonix Group to Further Expand Tribute Portfolio in China

Marriott International, Inc. announced the first three projects under its strategic cooperation agreement with Delonix Group, one of the leading China-based hospitality companies, are now underway. Anticipated to open in spring 2025, the first signed Tribute Portfolio Hotels are expected to mark the brand’s debut in three scenic destinations, and include the Grand New Century Hotel, Hangzhou Boao, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, the Wonderland Resort, Hangzhou Jiande, a Tribute Portfolio Resort and the Grand New Century Hotel, Chongqing, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel.

Rotana announces the appointment of Sahiti Gaddam as Corporate Vice President of Sales

Rotana announces the appointment of Sahiti Gaddam as Corporate Vice President of Sales. As the group pursues its ambitious expansion plans to add 30 new properties to its portfolio by 2026, Gaddam will oversee sales development activities across Rotana’s existing and growing pipeline of properties in the region and beyond.

Hilton’s Commitment to Sustainable Hospitality: Impact and Progress

Hilton and the Hilton Global Foundation have released their 2023 Impact Report and Travel with Purpose Report, showcasing their efforts towards responsible travel and community impact. Hilton’s Travel with Purpose strategy focuses on reducing carbon emissions, water usage, and waste intensity while creating learning and career opportunities.

IHG Hotels & Resorts Advocates for Sustainable Hospitality Collaboration

IHG Hotels & Resorts reaffirms its commitment to responsible business practices in the hospitality industry, emphasizing the importance of collaboration across businesses, trade bodies, and governments. With a focus on sustainability, IHG’s Journey to Tomorrow plan aligns with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, aiming to positively impact communities and the environment.

TFE Hotels Expands A by Adina Brand Overseas with Opening in Vienna

TFE Hotels announces the international expansion of its premium brand, A by Adina, with the opening of A by Adina Vienna Danube in Austria in 2025. The move marks the brand’s first venture outside Australia and is part of TFE’s strategic growth plan. The flagship hotel, situated within Austria’s tallest residential tower, will offer 108 premium apartments, a bar, cocktail lounge, restaurant, and wellness facilities including a panoramic infinity pool.

Kempinski Hotels Appoints Barbara Muckermann as Group Chief Executive Officer

Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group Kempinski Hotels announces the appointment of Barbara Muckermann as Chief Executive Officer. Muckermann previously was responsible for leading Silversea Cruises (part of Royal Caribbean Group), the world’s largest ultra-luxury and expedition cruise line. She joins the iconic global luxury hospitality brand with 82 hotels in 36 countries at an exciting time, as Kempinski prepares for impressive growth in new regions worldwide and more spectacular properties on the horizon.