International

AccorHotels Expanding in Cuba, Plans New Sofitel So Havana Hotel

by Matt Alderton | January 04, 2016
AccorHotels already manages three hotels on the island, and is slated to open a fourth by the end of 2018.

New Air Transport Treaty Will Ease Travel Between U.S., Mexico

by Matt Alderton | December 22, 2015

The new agreement means airlines will be able to travel unrestricted between U.S. and Mexican cities.


St. Regis Makes Macau Debut on Cotai Strip

by Matt Alderton | December 22, 2015

At 400 guest rooms and suites, the hotel is the largest St. Regis in the world.


New App Will Let Airline Passengers Swap Seats

by Matt Alderton | December 15, 2015
Seateroo will allow airline passengers to pay one another to swap bad seats for good ones.

Hyatt Joins the Fight Against Human Trafficking

by Matt Alderton | December 14, 2015
Hyatt Hotels Corp. has joined the fight against human trafficking by signing the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct.

Kimpton Hotel Coming to Grand Cayman

by Gay Nagle Myers | December 14, 2015

The Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa will be the company's first international property.


Hard Rock Plans Berlin Hotel

by Matt Alderton | December 14, 2015
Hard Rock International will open its first German hotel in Berlin in 2020 near the city's historic Checkpoint Charlie.

Terrorism, Turmoil Biggest Travel Deterrents, Survey Shows

by Matt Alderton | December 14, 2015
Terrorism, war, and disease top travelers' list of concerns, according to a new survey by the CMO Council and AIG Travel.

AccorHotels to Acquire Luxury Brands Fairmont, Raffles, Swissôtel

by Matt Alderton | December 10, 2015
French hotelier AccorHotels will acquire FRHI Holdings Ltd., parent company of Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel, for $840 million.

New Tools Will Help Starwood Employees Embrace Sustainable Seafood

by Matt Alderton | December 10, 2015
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has published a series of new guides to help associates purchase sustainable seafood from purveyors.

Starwood Announces Berlin-Based Design Hotels as 11th Brand

by Matt Alderton | December 01, 2015
Members of Starwood's SPG loyalty program can now earn points for stays at select Design Hotels member properties.

A Novel Way to Avoid Luggage Fees

by Andrea Doyle | December 01, 2015
Travelers wishing to avoid dreaded airline baggage fees will soon have a new option: displaying advertisements on their luggage.