Dukes London has announced a brand-new partnership with heritage Champagne brand, Pommery. Guests of this five-star hotel can now savour exquisite selections from the luxury drinks brand in the chic surroundings of GBR, Mayfair’s go-to restaurant which opened in May, as well as in more familiar spaces such as...
Jumeirah Group has appointed Luc Delafosse as vice president Europe and general manager Jumeirah Carlton Tower, with immediate effect.  Delafosse returns to the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding having previously been general manager of its flagship hotel, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. He will replace...
Marriott International has appointed Christopher Moore as the new general manager of Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel. Conversant in Bahasa Indonesia and a beginner in Mandarin, his wealth of experience is honed from spearheading five-star properties with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and other major hotel groups in the USA, China,...
Costa Cruises has held the traditional coin ceremony for its newest ship, the Costa Venezia, named in honour of the city of Venice. As the first Vista-class ship specifically designed and built for China, Costa Venezia in 2019 will bring the rich culture, history and romance of Venice to...
The UK Civil Aviation Authority has announced the appointment of Richard Moriarty as its new chief executive. Moriarty will succeed Andrew Haines, whose term of office is due to expire in the summer of 2018, and was appointed following a rigorous selection process including a significant number of excellent candidates. Announcing...
Malaysia Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350-900, leased from Air Lease Corporation. The carrier becomes the 17th airline to operate the world’s newest, most modern and efficient twin engine widebody airliner. The delivery was celebrated upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. ALC receives its first A350-900...
Emirates has unveiled completely refreshed interiors for its Boeing 777 aircraft, including its new first class private suites. With floor to ceiling sliding doors and sleek design features inspired by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Emirates’ new suites takes luxury and privacy to the next level. Offering up to 40 square...
UNWTO secretary general Taleb Rifai has warned the hospitality sector it must carefully manage growth if the world is to avoid the pitfalls of over-tourism. Some 1.2 billion travellers will cross an international boundary in 2017, with the figure expected to rise to 1.8 billion by 2030, according to UNWTO...
Visitors to Cardiff are now able to enjoy a new hotel experience as Hotel Indigo Cardiff, managed by Redefine|BDL Hotels, opens its doors within the heart of the Welsh capital. Each Hotel Indigo draws inspiration from local culture and popular trends in food, drink and design to create a warm...
Unite has negotiated a two-year inflation linked pay deal for over 2,000 cabin crew at Thomas Cook Airlines. The first year of the deal will mean an annual increase of 3.2 per cent (based on the February 2017 retail price index) or around £500 a year in basic pay for...