• Travelsify Raises €5 Million in New Funding Round and Launches Brand DNA AI Analytics For Hotels

    5 monthes ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Travelsify Raises €5 Million in New Funding Round and Launches Brand DNA AI Analytics For H Travelsify, the world's first Travel & Lifestyle Product DNA platform, today announced that it has closed €5 million in a new funding round, led by AccorHotels, with participation from existing investors. Founded in April 2016, the startup raised more than €8 million to date and created a unique AI-driven database of more than 1 million Hotel DNA™, Restaurant DNA™, and Vacation Rental DNA™ worldwide.
    Travelsify will use the capital to help hospitality groups and booking platforms to foster...
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  • Ask the Front Desk to Waive Your Resort Fee

    Ask the Front Desk to Waive Your Resort Fee

    5 monthes ago - By Johnny Jet

    Today's tip comes out of a tweet shared by Richard Kerr of Award Travel 101: A hotel brand telling its own guests to go to...
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  • Hyatt Announces Plans for Andaz Turks & Caicos at Grace Bay

    Hyatt Announces Plans for Andaz Turks & Caicos at Grace Bay

    5 monthes ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today plans for Andaz Turks & Caicos at Grace Bay, a hotel and residences development expected to open in 2021, marking the Andaz brand's first property in the Caribbean. To be developed by Vista Development Ltd. of Pronet Capital, LLC, the property will stretch more than 5.5 acres providing a new level of luxury hospitality and real estate on the archipelago's famed Grace Bay Beach.
    The Andaz brand delivers thoughtful, unscripted service for curious-minded guests in search of inspiring local experiences. Andaz Turks & Caicos at Grace Bay will be situated...
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  • Hyatt Delivers on Growth Plans in Africa With Nine New Hotels Expected to Open by 2020

    Hyatt Delivers on Growth Plans in Africa With Nine New Hotels Expected to Open by 2020

    5 monthes ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today that nine additional Hyatt-branded hotels are expected to open in Africa by the end of 2020. Fulfilling last year's goal for the Kenyan market, today's announcement focuses on the first dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels on the continent, the return of the Hyatt brand to Cairo, new Park Hyatt and Hyatt Regency hotels in Morocco, and Hyatt hotels in three new countries: Algeria, Ethiopia, and Senegal.
    Africa, and particularly East Africa, remains a focus for Hyatt with an increasingly favorable business climate and heightened tourism...
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  • Chocolate and Design at Four Seasons Hotel Milano

    Chocolate and Design at Four Seasons Hotel Milano

    5 monthes ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    On September 30, 2018, with the reopening of its seasonal Sunday Brunch, Four Seasons Hotel Milano will unveil the new décor of its Chocolate Room. This year, Pastry Chef Daniele Bonzi is paying tribute to Milan's famous reputation for design, with the creation of an art exhibition.
    No less than one ton of the finest Valrhona chocolate was necessary to create this new decor featuring geometric shapes, pop-culture and tape art elements as well as three-dimensional installations. Among these, guests can enjoy an interactive sound wave wall filled with chocolate desserts and a reproduction of...
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  • Alibaba launching robots in hospitality sector

    Alibaba launching robots in hospitality sector

    5 monthes ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Alibaba A.I. Labs said it will introduce a robot for the hospitality sector, making it the latest in a series of hotel-specific robots that make deliveries to guests in order to free up human staff for more complicated tasks.
    The Alibaba robot will be deployed in October to deliver food and laundry to hotel guests, but the announcement did not specify where exactly. Guests can place orders via the Tmall Genie speaker or a tablet. When the robot arrives with a drink order, it flips open its top and a can pops up. (It was not immediately clear how food and laundry arrive.
    The robot is...
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  • Best Western Hotels & Resorts launches two new hotel brands for upscale guests

    Best Western Hotels & Resorts launches two new hotel brands for upscale guests

    5 monthes ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced a pair of new boutique brands: Sadie Hotel and Aiden Hotel. Sadie Hotel will fit in the upscale segment while Aiden Hotel will compete in the upper-midscale segment.
    These conversion brands are designed offer developers a chance to reposition existing properties with a design program that offers “unprecedented flexibility,” the company said in a statement, allowing hoteliers to tap into the local flair of their market, broaden their customer base and achieve higher revenue per available room.
    Both Sadie Hotel and Aiden Hotel will give developers the...
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