JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Food & Wine Announce Venice Food & Wine Festival

NEW YORK — JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Time Inc.'s Food & Wine have announced the inaugural Venice Food & Wine Festival, to be held on...

Andaz Ottawa Included on Best Urban Hotels Shortlist

LONDON, U.K. — Wallpaper* has released the shortlist for this year’s Best Urban Hotels list. Among the shortlist’s 41 global contenders, Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market was the only...

Renaud Payette Passes Away

Renaud Payette, hotelier and former GM of the InterContinental Toronto Centre, passed away on Sept. 7, in Kyoto, Japan. Payette had been working for the Ishin Hotel...

American Green Partners with Munch & Co. to Develop Cannabis-friendly Tourism Destination

PHOENIX, Ariz. — American Green, Inc. has partnered with Munch & Co. in preparation for Nipton, Calif.’s public relaunch as what will be the U.S.’s first cannabis-friendly,...

Trivago Turns to AI as Travellers Increasingly Book Directly

NEW YORK — Hotel booking site Trivago has purchased Tripl, a personalization technology firm, according to eMarketer. Founded in 2015 in Hamburg, Germany, Tripl has developed an algorithm...

Red Roof Launches Soft Brand

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Red Roof has launched The Red Collection — the company’s first soft brand — which is set to debut in 2018. The Red Collection is...

Hilton Honors Launches Amazon Shop with Points

MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton Honors members can now redeem their Hilton Honors Points for purchases at Amazon.com — making Hilton the first hotel brand to offer customers...

Canadian Hotels Honoured by 2017 World Travel Awards

LONDON, U.K. — The World Travel Awards has announced its 2017 Caribbean & North America regional winners. The World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony had...

Marriott Launches Campaign for New Category-Marketing Approach

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International announced a new strategic advertising approach to connect guests with its brands and associates. “Golden Rule,” is a multi-dimensional campaign launching in the...

Daniel Surette Appointed Vice-President of Sales for Omni Hotels

DALLAS, Texas — Omni Hotels & Resorts has named Daniel Surette vice-president of Sales for Omni Hotels. Surette boasts more than 30 years of experience in the industry...