Oklahoma bid for National Guard exception to vaccine mandate is denied

Oklahoma bid for National Guard exception to vaccine mandate is denied. Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III on Monday rejected a request by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt that his state’s National Guard be exempt from a Pentagon requirement that all military members be vaccinated against COVID-19. Stitt, a Republican, had asked Austin in early November […]


Outrigger announces the reopening of Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger

HONOLULU – Outrigger Hospitality Group, the premier beach resort brand in the world, announce the official reopening of Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger, Hawaii’s first and only craft hotel, on November 13, 2020. In addition to Waikiki Beachcomber’s unique style and design aesthetic – which was curated by The Beachcomber Originals, a collection of local artisans and influencers […]


Alpine Investors’ ASG acquires ProfitSword, market leading hospitality software

ORLANDO, Fl. & WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. – ASG, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors that buys, builds and operates vertical SaaS companies, announced that it has acquired ProfitSword, a hotel property operations software that provides business intelligence and data management software for the hospitality industry. This deal marks the 30th acquisition for ASG and the 2nd in the ASG Hospitality […]


Kulm Hotel St. Moritz and Mauro Colagreco, join forces

ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND – The legendary Kulm Hotel St. Moritz will welcome the three-star Michelin chef Mauro Colagreco this winter season when he takes over the hotel’s restaurant the K. Colagreco, is currently the best chef in the world (according to his peers in the annual Le Chef list), while his restaurant Mirazur in Menton holds the top position in […]


International WELL Building Institute and AAHOA partner to support hoteliers in getting back to business

NEW YORK – To support hoteliers in successfully getting back to business, strengthen pandemic recovery efforts and reassure guests and staff alike, the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and AAHOA are joining forces to provide AAHOA’s nearly 20,000 membership network with further health and safety guidance and education. The new partnership will give the largest hotel owners association in […]


VRTECH focuses on the vacation cental community with a renewed vision

BARCELONA – VRTECH announces their new rebrand as the largest global community that brings together vacation rental professionals to inspire each other, share ideas and accelerate innovation in the industry. The transformation highlights three pillars that stand for VRTECH’s central values – community, innovation and insights. VRTECH insists that all three are needed to push the industry […]


Ashford Castle receives global customer champion award by Leading Hotels of the World

Out of more than 430 luxury Leading Hotels of the World properties located in Ireland and across the globe, Ashford Castle has been singled out for an award in recognition of the way in which it has championed and supported its guests throughout 2020 and, specifically, in the face of the pandemic.  In what is great news […]


Desert & Delta Safaris and Ker & Downey re-open five of their lodges on 1st December 2020

Botswana based Desert & Delta Safaris and its sister tour operator Ker & Downey announce the re-opening of five of their properties on the 1st December 2020: Desert & Delta’s Chobe Game Lodge, Savute Safari Lodge and Camp Moremi and Ker & Downey’s Shinde Camp and the Dinaka Safari Lodge. Chobe Game Lodge – The Chobe RiverfrontThe only permanent game lodge in […]


LoungeUp acquires Dmbook Pro

PARIS – With the takeover of Dmbook Pro, the virtual assistant for hotel management, LoungeUp now offers the complete solution for optimal guest relationship management. LoungeUp is the European leader in guest relationship management tools dedicated to the hotel industry, with over 2550 establishments from all over the world already using their solution. LoungeUp has added a new […]