What to expect from the travel industry in 2023: Trends and predictions

The year 2022 has been a recovery era for the travel industry. The post-covid year brought about more confidence and loosened restrictions in the travel industry as opposed to 2020 and 2021. While some European countries still imposed restrictions upon entry, such as demanding proof of vaccination in 2022, many other countries have returned to their former entry model before the global pandemic.

Nobu Hospitality to further expand global footprint in 2023

Nobu Hospitality will open five new hotels in 2023, including Rome, Marrakech, Atlantic City, San Sebastián, and Toronto. With recent announcements of Bangkok and Abu Dhabi, the 32nd property to join the portfolio, the brand continues to grow globally with a strong development pipeline.

The Pines Resort opens the first skate rink at Bass Lake

Lace up your skates and get your winter gear ready to enjoy this season at Bass Lake. The Pines Resort is happy to announce that this winter, a stunning Glice (artificial ice) skate rink will be added to its amenities. The Pines Resort, located on the North Shore of Bass Lake, already consists of a hotel with 84 chalets, 20 suites, and multiple rental homes. Two on site restaurants, a wedding venue, market, bar, and an outdoor pool are some of the amenities available to their guests. The facility is open year-round.

Meliá Hotels and Rafa Nadal create a hotel brand named ZEL

The tennis player Rafael Nadal and Gabriel Escarrer, CEO of Meliá Hotels International, presented the hotel brand ZEL today in Madrid. ZEL is a new brand of resort and urban leisure hotels that will first begin to operate in Spain, and then later in key destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and America.

LBA Hospitality hits 50 years in the industry and 100 Hotels

LBA Hospitality, an Alabama–based hotel management company, announced they have reached two exciting milestones in the company’s history. They are celebrating 50 years in the industry and with the recent addition of five new third-party management contracts, LBA Hospitality now manages 100 hotels across the Southeast United States and now into the Northeast area of the country.

Fairmont Mayakoba named Best Luxury Resort in Mexico 2022

The results are in! Fairmont Mayakoba has been selected as the Best Luxury Resort in Mexico 2022 by Luxury Lifestyle Awards. Luxury Lifestyle Awards is a global award selecting, recognizing, celebrating, and promoting the best luxury goods and services worldwide.

Hard Rock completes acquisition of The Mirage Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock International (HRI) on Friday received regulatory approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission for its acquisition of The Mirage Hotel & Casino from MGM Resorts International. HRI assumed operations control of the property as of 6 a.m. Monday, December 19. Under terms of the transaction, HRI paid $1.075 billion in cash for the operating assets of The Mirage Hotel & Casino.

Kaamala Resort pampers honeymooners with special perks

Kaamala is the best resort for relaxing, accompanied by views of beautiful green valleys and surrounded by rice fields. This resort differs from the others because each decoration contains local Balinese elements in the form of wood and stone carvings. Kaamala provides a choice of 4 attractive room types.

Empire State Building unveils spectacular xmas decorations

Santa’s helpers delivered special surprises to the Empire State Building (ESB) this year, which include festive decorations, musical performances, and multiple visits from Santa Claus himself. Ornaments, wreaths, and bows with silver and gold accents adorn the entire Observatory Experience with a large, bright menorah in front of the two-story building model. Guests can take their holiday photos on the iconic 86th Floor Observatory in a snowy corner display of birch branches and gold lights.

Wynn Resorts Macau receives gaming concession renewal

Wynn Resorts (Nasdaq: WYNN) is pleased to announce that Wynn Resorts Macau received a provisional award of a gaming concession from the Macau government. The ultimate award of the gaming concession contract remains subject to the final documentation of its exact terms and conditions with the Macau government.