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Shaza Hotels announces two new properties in Saudi Arabia


Shaza Hotels signs with Al-Rajhi Investments to operate two hotels in Makkah and

Dubai, UAE -- The 251-key Shaza Hotel in Makkah is due to open within the next 12 months, whilst the 205-key hotel in the capital of the Kingdom, currently under development, is due to open in 2017. Commenting on the signing, Simon Coombs, President and CEO of Shaza Hotels, said: "Following the opening of Shaza Al Madina and the signing of Shaza Jeddah, we have been actively searching for the right opportunities to increase our portfolio of hotels in the Kingdom. We are very proud and honoured to have been selected by Al-Rajhi Investments as the operator for these luxury...

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Makes South Asia Debut With The Opening Of The St. Regis Mumbai


Starwood’s Ultra-Luxury Brand Introduces Signature St. Regis Butler Service in India’s Tallest Hotel Tower

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the official opening of the highly anticipated St. Regis Mumbai. In partnership with Pallazzio Hotels & Leisure Limited, the hotel marks the entry of the St. Regis brand in India and South Asia. With this debut, the ultra-luxury brand has tripled its global footprint over the past decade, reaching 34 hotels in the most coveted destinations around the world.
"The introduction of St. Regis to India marks a significant milestone for the brand's expansion in...

Hector de Galard has been appointed Managing Director at Leeu Collection in Franschhoek , South Africa


Hector de Galard has been appointed as Managing Director of Leeu Collection. De Galard worked as President of Business Operations and has been heading up the Leeu Collection project on behalf of Max Ventures, the Leeu Collection parent company, for the past 3 years.
De Galard is a highly experienced hotelier with an eye for detail who has opened no less than seven luxury resorts around the world, from Mauritius to Mexico and Morocco. Major brands he has worked with include Amanresorts, CampbellGray Hotels and the One&Only group, with all the hotels being members of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World or Relais & Châteaux portfolios. He has more...

Bart Carnahan has been appointed Executive Vice President, Global Business Development at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in London, United Kingdom


Effective November 9, 2015, Carnahan will oversee Four Seasons global development efforts, working collaboratively with teams around the world to support the company’s growth objectives and build on the reputation of Four Seasons as the partner of choice for luxury hotel and residential projects. A seasoned development executive, Carnahan joins Four Seasons from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide where he spent the last eight years as Senior Vice President Acquisitions & Development, EAME, responsible for Starwood’s growth strategy throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East, for all of Starwood’s ten brands. During his time at Starwood Carnahan built and...

Lara Migliassi has been appointed Vice President – Global Brands at Hyatt Hotels Corporation in Chicago - IL, United States


Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that Hyatt has selected Lara Migliassi as vice president of global brands. She will be responsible for the brand development and management of Hyatt’s all-inclusive brands, Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva, as well as the Hyatt Residence Club brands and Hyatt branded residences. She will be based in Miami and will report to Sandra Cordova Micek, senior vice president of global brands.
Migliassi joins Hyatt with nearly 20 years of brand marketing expertise, including most recently with Univision where she was senior vice president of corporate marketing. Before Univision, Lara managed bilingual marketing programs in...