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IHG Announces Strategic Alliance With The Coca-Cola Company

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) (LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)), one of the world's leading hotel companies, and The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO), the world's largest beverage company, today announced a new multi-year agreement to offer the refreshing Coca-Cola soft drink and juice brands+ that guests enjoy during their stays at IHG brands in the United States, representing more than 3,200 hotels. These two well-known companies, both with headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., have strong portfolios of favorite consumer brands that are instantly recognized and preferred around the world. This new agreement will provide a best-in-class, consistent beverage brand experience for our guests across all IHG hotel brands including: InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo® hotels, Holiday Inn® hotels, Holiday Inn Express® hotels, Staybridge Suites® hotels and Candlewood Suites® hotels, as well as provided on-post at IHG Army Hotels properties. In addition, select Coca-Cola products will be available for sale at IHG's new wellness focused brand, EVEN™ Hotels.

17/04/2014 14:02

Yesterday's Earthquake in Nicaragua Did Not Affect Tourist Attractions

Yesterday's Earthquake in Nicaragua Did Not Affect Tourist Attractions and Accommodations, or Commercial Flights.

Tourist attractions and accommodations, as well as commercial flights, in Nicaragua continue to be in operation after the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck near the capital city of Managua at 5:30 p.m. on April 10, 2014, causing minor damage.

14/04/2014 11:12

Award Winning Chef Marcus Samuelsson Joins Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine

Award Winning Chef Marcus Samuelsson Joins Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine

Award Winning Chef Marcus Samuelsson Joins Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine As Host Of Atlantic City Food And Wine Festival July 25-27, 2014

Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City is proud to present the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival's sixth annual celebration, beginning Friday, July 25, with events taking place throughout the weekend. The three-day culinary and spirits festival is the leading food and wine festival in the market and will feature a star-studded roster of some of the country's most renowned culinary experts and TV personalities. Headlining chefs include returning celebrity Chef Robert Irvine, a proven fan-favorite of festival guests; and the inaugural participation of James Beard award-winning chef and TV personality, Marcus Samuelsson, Co-Creator and Executive Chef of the acclaimed Red Rooster restaurant in New York City; more celebrity chef announcements will be made in the coming weeks.

11/04/2014 11:55

Disney by Samsonite: Magical Collaboration to Encapsulate Youthful Nostalgia

Disney by Samsonite: Magical Collaboration to Encapsulate Youthful Nostalgia

Samsonite®, the world's largest luggage brand for over 100 years, is pleased to introduce the Disney by Samsonite collection for kids. Starting from 2014, this iconic collaboration combines the magical world of Disney with state-of-the art products for which Samsonite is known. Depicting iconic Disney characters, the collection will delight young ones, while instantly transporting parents to their own youth. The Disney by Samsonite range effortlessly reflects the fantasy charm and nostalgia of Disney in a distinctive and understated style.

01/04/2014 13:08

Marriott International becomes The Largest Hotel Company In Africa

Marriott International becomes The Largest Hotel Company In Africa

Marriott International,today became the largest hotel company in Africa according to published information, and nearly doubled its presence in its Middle East and Africa region to more than 160 hotels and 23,000 rooms as it completed its acquisition of the 116-hotel Protea Hospitality Group (PHG), based in South Africa.  Marriott now operates or franchises more than 4,000 hotels in 79 countries. 

01/04/2014 12:49

Caves Heights Condominiums in Nassau

Caves Heights Condominiums in Nassau, Bahamas Offers Security and Convenience in One of the Most Sought After Destinations in the Caribbean

30/03/2014 10:31

Opera Lights Up Sydney Harbour

Opera Lights Up Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour sparkles as the 3rd annual Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (21 March - 13 April) opens with its spectacular water-top stage playing host to a new production of Madama Butterfly. Under the stars and on the water's edge, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is the city's grandest cultural event. Unique to Sydney, this world-class event is like no other, turning the iconic Sydney skyline into an operatic backdrop for a nightly audience of 3,000.

29/03/2014 04:51

Successful Completion Of Westin San Diego Hotel Renovation

DiamonDrock Hospitality Announces Successful Completion Of Westin San Diego Hotel Renovation

DiamondRock Hospitality Company today announced the successful completion of its $14.5 million renovation of the Westin San Diego.  The renovation included significant upgrades to the hotel's guest rooms, meeting spaces, lobby and fitness center.

29/03/2014 04:44

Caesars #Entertainment Announces Offering of 7 Million Shares of Common Stock

Caesars Entertainment Corporation  announced today the commencement of an underwritten public offering of 7 million shares of its common stock.  Caesars expects to grant the underwriter of the offering an option to purchase up to 1.05 million additional shares of its common stock. Caesars and its financial sponsors, affiliates of TPG Capital LP and Apollo Global Management, LLC, have agreed to a lock-up (subject to certain exceptions) for a period of 60 days after the date of the prospectus supplement for the offering.

27/03/2014 15:43

The opening of Canibal Lounge in Cabo San Lucas #Mexico

Advanced Entertainment SA de CV and its wholly owned Subsidiary Canibal Bar and Lounge is pleased to announce the opening of Canibal Lounge.

23/03/2014 03:17

Hong Kong and Taiwan Launch World's First Asia Cruise Fund

Hong Kong and Taiwan Launch World's First Asia Cruise Fund

The world's first-ever "Asia Cruise Fund" was announced at Cruise Shipping Miami on March 11th, 2014 by Philip Yung, Commissioner for Tourism of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government, Anthony Lau, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), and Dr. Wayne Liu, Deputy Director-General of the Taiwan Tourism Bureau (TTB).

22/03/2014 11:56

Owner Of Bio-dynamic And Organic Winery Chateau Maris announces

Kevin Parker, owner of bio-dynamic and organic winery Chateau Maris, today announced his plans to sell 300,000 bottles of wine in 2014, including approximately 100,000 in New York City alone.

19/03/2014 14:34

PepsiCo Builds on Commitments to Sustainable Agriculture and Support for Local Communities with New Land Policy

PepsiCo Builds on Commitments to Sustainable Agriculture and Support for Local Communities with New Land Policy

PepsiCo believes acting ethically and responsibly is not only the right thing to do, but also the right thing for our business. To build on the policies and programs PepsiCo has already established in a number of areas including supplier conduct, sustainable agriculture and environmental health and safety, the company is now rolling out a land policy with zero tolerance for illegal activities in our supply chain and for land displacements of any legitimate land tenure holders.

19/03/2014 14:01

15% InterRail #Discount Promotes #European #Rail #Holidays

Europeans can still take advantage of reduced InterRail fares until March 31st, 2014. InterRail Global Passes currently offer a 15% discount, making rail travel a more affordable travel experience for all age groups.  Promotional passes can be used for travel until the middle of June.

16/03/2014 07:27

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Announces New Hotel in Zhengzhou

Hilton Hotels & Resorts( ) and Hilton Worldwide( ) today announced the opening of Hilton Zhengzhou( ). The opening marks the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Henan Province. Strategically situated in the center of Zhengzhou, the 39-story hotel features 448 contemporary guestrooms and suites and is operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by Henan Sheng Long Real Estate Co. Ltd.

16/03/2014 07:17

Jin Jiang #International #Hotels to #Partner with GBTA for its Second #Annual #China #Conference

Jin Jiang International Hotels will be sponsoring the conference venue and hosting a Welcome Reception on 31 March at its historic flagship heritage hotel, Jin Jiang Hotel, located in the Former French Concession in downtown Shanghai. Steeped in a long, rich history, the hotel was the official state guest house of the People's Republic of China, having had witnessed many great political events in modern Chinese history, including the initial signing of the Sino-U.S. joint communique.

16/03/2014 06:57

#Chile is set to consolidate its #origin #seafood at Seafood Expo North America 2014

Its long coastline, the purity of its water and the nutritional resources of the sea are highly unique advantages that Chile has in relation to its competitors which have allowed developing an industry that has grown exponentially over the last 30 years.

11/03/2014 12:54

abba #hotels Selects #disvover the world @discovernews for #marketing its properties

abba #hotels Selects #disvover the world @discovernews for #marketing its properties

abba hotels, an exclusive urban Spanish hotel chain, is primed to bolster its sales and marketing efforts in Argentina, France, Italy, Mexico, Russia and the UK with its new Discover the World partnership.

11/03/2014 12:42

Paulson & Co. Acquires Condado Vanderbilt and La Concha Hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Paulson & Co. Inc. ("Paulson"), a New York-based investment firm, today announced that it has acquired a majority interest in the Condado Vanderbilt and La Concha Renaissance Hotel and Tower, and the accompanying Condado Vanderbilt condominium towers in San Juan, Puerto Rico for $260 million, including costs to complete construction of the Vanderbilt. The investment was made in partnership with International Hospitality Enterprises ("IHE"), a highly regarded owner and operator of hotels in Puerto Rico.

11/03/2014 12:15

Interstate Hotels & #Resorts #Management #Contracts for ibis #budget #Hotels in Derby and Leicester

 Interstate Hotels & Resorts – the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company – announces new UK management contracts for ibis budget Hotel Derby and ibis budget Hotel Leicester. The new hotels increase Interstate's rapidly expanding UK portfolio by 154 guestrooms and cements its position as the premier hotel management company in the UK, raising its collection to 49 hotels managed and signed.

07/03/2014 12:03

IHG Named To #Fortune's #2014

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG®), one of the world's leading hotel companies, has been named to FORTUNE Magazine's 2014 "World's Most Admired Companies" list*. Celebrating ten years as a standalone hotel company, this is IHG's first-ever recognition on this list. IHG was ranked fourth in the Hotels, Casinos and Resorts Industry Category. And with a portfolio of more than 4,700 hotels and 687,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories, IHG led its industry category on the 'Global Competitiveness' key attribute. 

07/03/2014 11:40

#Ayer #Capital #Advisors & The #Wankawala #Organization Acquire a Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hotel

Ayer Capital Advisors ("Ayer Advisors"), an investment firm, and The Wankawala Organization ("TWO"), a hotel owner and management firm are pleased to announce the acquisition of a 78-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hotel, located in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.  Ayer will work with The Wankawala Organization to manage the property.

07/03/2014 11:30

#Hard #Rock #Hotel #Palm #Springs Kicked Off #Official #Grand #Opening With Unmatched #Celebration

Hard Rock International – the brand that continues to strike a chord in the lifestyle hotel experience by keeping music at the forefront – proudly welcomed Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs on March 6, 2014 with an extravagant Grand Opening party. Celebrating the brand's introduction to the famed Desert Valley hot spot, guests witnessed the hotel debut with unrivalled entertainment as the popular indie headlining electronic rock duo, Phantogram, performed poolside. High profile celebrities including The Mindy Project's Anders Holm and reality star, Audrina Patridge, all stepped out to greet California's second Hard Rock Hotel.

07/03/2014 11:20 #Increases Commitment to #Europe With #New #Strategic Investments

Plans to add more than 500 new jobs in the region in response to record revenue growth and customer momentum in Europe

Plans to open new data centres in U.K., France and Germany

Companies of all sizes in Europe, including BMW Group, Pernod Ricard, and Zeiss, turn to to transform for the Internet of Customers with Salesforce1

03/03/2014 12:20