Sonesta International Hotels Corporation added 102 properties to its global portfolio, reflagging 103 InterContinental Hotels Group hotels to Sonesta branding and management. As of Dec. 1, 99 hotels were reflagged; three more in Canada and Puerto Rico change over this month. The 99 properties now operate under Royal Sonesta, Sonesta and Sonesta ES Suites brands.
Additionally, Sonesta debuted Sonesta Simply Suites, an extended-stay hotel concept with 61 locations to start. This will mark one of the largest U.S. hotel brand launches in history. As a more-focused extended-stay option, Sonesta Simply Suites build on the offerings of its existing brands.
With the expansion, Sonesta will have a new presence in the following North American cities: Dallas; Denver; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Milwaukee; Portland, Oregon; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Seattle; Toronto, Canada; and Washington, D.C. It also expands its presence in a number of U.S. cities and states: In Atlanta, seven new hotels bring the Sonesta total to 12, with the same in Chicago. In Detroit, Sonesta added four new hotels for a total of six. The state of Florida saw six new Sonesta properties, bringing the grand total to nine statewide. Four Sonesta Simply Suites launched in Houston, for a total of seven Sonesta hotels in the city and 19 overall in Texas.
Sonesta’s portfolio is growing by nearly 350 percent, with almost 300 hotels across seven brands in the United States, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Peru and St. Maarten.
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The Oberoi, Marrakech introduces its new holistic wellness program, SAHA. Meaning health in Arabic, SAHA aims to help guests reach their full wellbeing potential. The program operates on four key cornerstones: soul & spirit, active body, holistic treatments and a better plate.
IHG® Hotels & Resorts certainly has a lot to celebrate, starting with an incredible growth story. Over the past five years, IHG has acquired or launched six new brands: Six Senses® Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent® Hotels & Resorts, Vignette™ Collection, voco™ hotels, avid® hotels and Atwell Suites™. Most recently, IHG reached an important milestone with its 6,000th open hotel. The company looks to further expand its portfolio by 30 percent with 1,800 hotels in the development pipeline, with significant focus on growth in the luxury segment where IHG is positioned as one of the top two hotel chains.
Filled with sunshine and beauty, Valencia, Spain, is also a great destination for diving into culture and art. Named World Design Capital for 2022, Spain’s third-largest city boasts a wealth of museums providing glimpses into history and fine art.
Nassau Paradise Island resorts pull out all the stops for foodies this season with new culinary offerings to elevate guests' experiences. The Bahamas is home to chef-driven, award-winning restaurants, authentic meals and delicious drink options. In the next couple of months, the offerings and festivals provide an unforgettable culinary experience for everyone.
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Rosewood Vienna opened Aug. 1, marking Rosewood’s first hotel in the German-speaking market and its fifth European property. The 19th-century hotel, situated at Petersplatz, sits just steps away from many of Vienna’s historical and cultural sites, including St. Stephen Cathedral and Kunsthistorisches Museum. Guests won’t even have to leave the hotel to immerse themselves in the rich history of Vienna, as the hotel encompasses the apartment where Mozart lived and wrote The Abduction from the Seraglio.
Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa’s new summer offers provides guests with unique and memorable ways to explore the region and relax on the property. The Lowcountry Adventure offer, in partnership with Outside Hilton Head, features a custom-designed, five-hour program for up to six people. The offer includes a variety of all-day adventures and activities around Hilton Head, such as boating local waterways, visiting private islands and exploring small towns. Guests wanting to book this experience can book a three-night stay through Oct. 31, with a 21-day advance booking required.
Global business travel is making its way back, even as the pandemic and other world events continue to challenge its return. In a recent poll from the Global Business Travel Association, more than four in five respondents (86 percent) from across the industry said they feel more optimistic than they did at the beginning of the year. Business travel bookings, the need to travel to do business and employee willingness to travel are all on the rise.
For the first time in American Queen Voyages’ history, the cruise line offers free round-trip air from select gateways for guests booking their entire voyage from either San Diego to Puerto Vallarta or Puerto Vallarta to San Jose, Costa Rica. These new itineraries offer 15-, eight- and nine-day voyages to these destinations beginning Oct. 3.