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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.
St. Regis Magazine Goes Digital
June 29, 2015

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts announces that its acclaimed bi-annual print publication, Beyond, The St. Regis Magazine, will now be available digitally on a dynamic micro-site.
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.
Rosewood Clearwater Bay, Hainan to Open in China 2018
June 25, 2015

Rosewood Clearwater Bay, Hainan opening in 2018, will be the second Rosewood resort on Hainan Island and the fourth property in mainland China following Rosewood Beijing’s opening in October 2014, and Rosewood Sanya and Rosewood Guangzhou both opening in 2017.
Top 10 Travel Trends for Summer
June 25, 2015

Summer is officially here and with warm weather and longer days comes vacations and adventures worldwide. With airlines expecting the busiest summer in the history of U.S. air travel and nearly half of travelers planning multiple weekend getaways, according to a survey from Citi, this season is shaping up to be the summer of travel for many Americans.
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris Launches 100% Green Dinners
June 22, 2015

Shangri-La Hotel, Paris launches a first in the world of Parisian palace hotels by hosting a series of “100% Green Dinners”.
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