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Rosewood Luang Prabang to Open in Laos in 2017
November 24, 2015

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by Waterfall Management Sole Co., Ltd. to manage Rosewood Luang Prabang in Laos, scheduled to open 2017 as a luxury escape that will epitomize the collection’s A Sense of Place® philosophy.
Ritz-Carlton Announces Two Sanctuaries of Luxury in Asia
November 19, 2015

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. and YTL Hotels have signed an agreement for the development of two new hotels in Asia Pacific, The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui on the naturally beautiful island resort of Thailand and a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Niseko Village set at the base of Mount Niseko-Annupuri, the Japanese ski haven.
Travel Trends: American Visitors to Portugal Jump by 15.2% in First 9 Months of 2015
November 18, 2015

New numbers on American visits to Portugal for the first nine months of 2015 show a 16% increase in overnight stays by American hotel guests over the same period in 2014. And the number of overall guests is up 15.2%. This comes on top of a double-digit increase over the past five years.
Peninsula Hotels Appoints First Female GM of a Tokyo Luxury Hotel
October 22, 2015

The Peninsula Hotels announced the appointment of Sonja Vodusek as General Manager of The Peninsula Tokyo, effective December 15, 2015. Opened in September 2007, the award-winning Peninsula hotel has established itself as Tokyo’s premier address.
W Sharm El Sheikh and Residences to Open in 2020
October 8, 2015

Starwood Hotels & Resorts today announced that it will launch the iconic W Hotels brand in Egypt in 2020 with the opening of W Sharm El Sheikh and The Residences at W Sharm El Sheikh.
New York City Boasts 7 Most Expensive City Hotels in US
October 8, 2015

The seven priciest city hotels in the United States are all located in Manhattan, according to a recent survey. Of them, The Ritz Carlton and the Mandarin Oriental (pictured) lead the rankings.
Sustainability Meets Luxury at ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
August 18, 2015

Green travel and sustainability is a hot topic in the travel industry these days, but have you ever considered the scale at which it would take to truly make difference?
Rome's Hotel de Russie and Mercedes-Benz Team Up for Eco-bikes
July 24, 2015

Exploring cities with ease and comfort is a crucial part of a traveler's journey. Skift released a podcast earlier this month about how bikes are transforming the way we experience cities.
The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte Introduces Urban Agritourism
June 24, 2015

Agritourism is going urban in the Carolinas this year, thanks to several new experiences available to guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte -- including an exclusive farmers market enlivening the hotel’s lobby foyer.
Rosewood Sao Paulo to Open in 2018
July 23, 2015

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by Groupe Allard to manage Rosewood São Paulo in Brazil. Scheduled to open in 2018, this will be Rosewood’s first property in South America.
Celebrity Cruises Names the Industry's First-Ever American Female Captain: Kate McCue
July 15, 2015

For the first time in the cruise industry an American female will take the helm of a mega-ton cruise ship. At 37 years of age, San Francisco native Kate McCue will command Celebrity Summit – a 91,000-ton, 965-foot ship in the Celebrity Cruises fleet, sailing between the eastern United States and Bermuda.
Beats by Dr. Dre Coming to Peninsula Hotels
July 8, 2015

Guests can now rock out with Beats by Dr. Dre at Peninsula hotels! Guests will have complimentary access to Beats’ signature audio products during their stay at a Peninsula hotel.
Ritz-Carlton: Designing Hotels for the Luxury Traveler of the Future
July 3, 2015

Over the course of the last decade, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has opened the doors to more than 50 new, renovated or refurbished luxury hotels in its growing global portfolio.
Mandarin Oriental Announces Another Luxury Hotel in Beijing
June 29, 2015

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage another luxury property in the heart of Beijing, scheduled to open in 2017, in the Wangfujing district of the capital city.
Luxury Collection Breaks Ground on Solaz Resort, Los Cabos
June 29, 2015

Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced that the company broke ground on Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos over the weekend.
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