Marriott plans to bring three of its brands to Thailand for the first time, with three hotels opening by 2024. New properties include a Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Phuket, and a Marriott Marquis hotel and a JW Marriott in Pattaya. The efforts are in partnership with Asset World Corporation, a lifestyle real estate group based in Thailand.
Together, JW Marriott The Pattaya Beach Resort & Spa and Pattaya Marriott Marquis Hotel add nearly 1,300 guestrooms to Central Pattaya, along with 11 dining and drinking venues. The former property is aimed at luxury travelers seeking a mindful, restful travel experience, while the latter caters to creative, modern travelers desiring intuitive service and amenities.
The Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town is slated to open next year in Phuket Town, surrounded by points of cultural interest. The property includes nearly 250 guestrooms, two food and beverage outlets and basic amenities for business travelers.
“We expect the hotels to benefit from Marriott International’s powerful global distribution platform, innovative sales and marketing programming and industry leading experience. In addition, the scale of its loyalty program — Marriott Bonvoy — is pivotal to attracting travelers,” said Wallapa Traisorat, CEO and president, Asset World Corp Public Company Limited. “Our collaboration with Marriott International will help us set a new hospitality benchmark in Pattaya and Phuket — two highly dynamic cities now emerging as ideal destinations for both leisure and MICE tourism, with endless opportunities from a constant inflow of business and leisure travelers.”
United Airlines opened a Club lounge inside Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in November 2019. The lounge, near gate C7 in the airport’s new terminal, seats 95 guests and offers free WiFi, and ample power outlets and USB ports. COVID-19 may temporarily affect the lounge’s operating hours and procedures.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
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Hotel Indigo Madrid Princesa opened in Madrid’s primary shopping district (temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but expected to open soon), adjacent to Parque del Oeste, giving first-time visitors to Madrid a perfect location for city exploration. The property offers more than 100 guestrooms, with two designs found throughout, both inspired by the natural greenery found in Parque del Oeste and reflecting the spring and fall seasons. In-room amenities include smart televisions and complimentary WiFi.
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As states allow visitors again and travel picks up, airlines are starting to prepare for an influx in passengers by increasing cleaning schedules, preparing aircraft for flight and even taking the temperatures of passengers before boarding the plane.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced a collaboration with John Hopkins Medicine International on its Lead With Care global health and safety program. John Hopkins Medicine experts will review and validate the Lead With Care program, which will then be implemented at Four Seasons properties around the world.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
Saint Lucia announced a phased plan to reopen island tourism responsibly, beginning June 4. Phase One includes welcoming international flights at Hewanorra International Airport from the United States only. In preparation, 1,500 hotel rooms are being prepared to open. The approach to reopening continues through July 31.