Tribute Portfolio has expanded its footprint in Japan with the opening of the Hiyori Chapter Kyoto. Image here shows the hotel's Chapter Suite. Photo courtesy of Marriott.

Tribute Portfolio expands footprint in Japan

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Tribute Portfolio, the growing collection of characterful, independent hotels from Marriott Bonvoy, continues to expand its footprint in Japan with the opening of Hiyori Chapter Kyoto. Located in Japan’s historical and cultural hub of Kyoto, the 203-room new hotel is the second…
Turks & Caicos is now home to a The Ritz-Carlon brand property. Image here shows exterior of property and beach. Photo courtesy of Marriott International

The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos now open

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The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos is now welcoming guests. Situated on Grace Bay in Providenciales, the resort is the luxury brand's first property on the popular Caribbean islands, which lie some 925 kilometers southeast of Miami. “We are thrilled to expand our…
The Resort at Pelican Hill is the world's first hotel to earn UL verification. Image here shows a guestroom at the property, which is located in Newport Beach, California. Photo courtesy of The Resort at Pelican Hill.

The Resort at Pelican Hill obtains healthy building verification

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The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California, has become the first hotel globally to earn the UL Verified Healthy Buildings Mark for Indoor Air and Hygiene. The 332-room resort, operated by Irvine Company Resort Properties, underwent an extensive process to…
The Luxury Collection entered the South Korean market with the opening of Josun Palace, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangham. Image here shows the entry to the property. Photo courtesy of Marriott.

The Luxury Collection debuts in South Korea

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The Luxury Collection, part of the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio, entered the South Korean market with the opening last month of Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangnam. "We are delighted to mark the milestone expansion of our Luxury Collection brand into…
WestJet has increased flights to Hawaii, beginning in December 2021. Image here shows a beach on the island of Maui. Photo by ejs9 | Canva.

WestJet upping winter flights to Hawaii

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WestJet has announced significant growth to its Hawaii network, featuring more Dreamliner flight options from Western Canada to Maui and new non-stop service from Calgary to Kona and Lihue this winter. In total, the carrier will offer 57 weekly roundtrip flights on…


A new InterContinental hotel will open on San Antonio's River Walk in 2023. Image here shows restaurants at night along the River Walk canal. Photo by pgiam | Canva.

New InterContinental Hotel planned for San Antonio

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A new InterContinental hotel is slated to open in San Antonio, Texas, in 2023. Scarlett Hotel Group (SHG) has purchased the former Wyndham San Antonio River Walk, located at 111 East Pecan Street, as part of a joint venture with Trailbreak Partners.…
The Las Vegas Convention Center debuted its new West Hall in June. Image here shows exterior of building at night. Photo courtesy of LVCVA.

Las Vegas Convention Center debuts expansion

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The Las Vegas Convention Center debuted its new $1 billion USD West Hall on June 8. The milestone was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by the opening of Informa Market's World of Concrete, the first major convention to return to Las…
Global airline alliances are calling on the governments to align travel measures to facilitate recovery. Image here shows passenger planes parked at airport. Image is by appsky | Canva.

Global airline alliances call on G7 to align travel measures

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Three global airline alliances oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance are calling on G7 governments, at their upcoming leadership summit on 11-13 June, to agree on a common set of travel and health standards to enable the safe reopening of borders. A recent…
St. Regis brand has debuted on Bermuda. Image here is an aerial view of the resort. Photo courtesy of St. Regis Bermuda Resort.

St. Regis brand debuts in Bermuda

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The St. Regis brand has made its debut on the island of Bermuda. Situated in the historic Town of St. George's, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on St. Catherine's Beach, The St. Regis Bermuda Resort is the island's first Marriott International luxury…