SH Hotels & Resorts hires Raul Leal as CEO

Raul Leal will take over as CEO of SH Hotels and Resorts on Aug. 19, parent company Starwood Capital Group said. Leal succeeds Arash Azarbarzin, who is leaving SH Hotels and Resorts to pursue a new opportunity. Azarbarzin had been […]

MSC Cruises resumes U.S. operations

MSC Cruises has returned to cruising from the U.S. with the MSC Meraviglia departing Miami on a four-night Bahamas cruise on Monday. The cruise includes a stop at MSC’s private destination, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. The Meraviglia will sail […]

AMResorts reorganizes its resorts under new 'master brand'

AMResorts is undergoing a major repositioning, bringing its portfolio together under the umbrella of a new “master brand,” AMR Collection, while concurrently unveiling plans to phase out two of its eight resort brands. Along with the master brand, the company […]

AMResorts reorganizes its resorts under new 'master brand'

AMResorts is undergoing a major repositioning, bringing its portfolio together under the umbrella of a new “master brand,” AMR Collection, while concurrently unveiling plans to phase out two of its eight resort brands. Along with the master brand, the company […]

At ALIS, a consensus that true recovery is going to take time

LOS ANGELES — An optimistic tone at the 20th annual Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) was tempered by several areas of uncertainty. Speakers and attendees alike expressed their long-term belief in the resiliency of the hotel industry but acknowledged that […]

Tallinn opens new cruise terminal

The Port of Tallinn in Estonia has opened a new cruise terminal powered by sun and sea.  The port said it installed solar panels tailored for the Nordic climate, and that the terminal is heated by sea power using a […]

Federal court upholds CDC cruise order in Florida

A federal appeals court ruled Saturday that the CDC can enforce its Conditional Sailing Order (CSO) in Florida, overturning a lower court ruling in June that would have made the CSO unenforceable after July 18. Florida sued the CDC in […]