Hospitality industry

Newton Group Gains Favorable Court Ruling Against Diamond Resorts

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:00pm

PHOENIX, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Newton Group, an industry leader in timeshare exit, received a favorable ruling as a federal court recently denied an argument by Diamond Resorts that a Newton Group advertisement was "literally false."

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  • PHOENIX, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Newton Group, an industry leader in timeshare exit, received a favorable ruling as a federal court recently denied an argument by Diamond Resorts that a Newton Group advertisement was "literally false."
  • Diamond Resorts asked the Court to find that a Newton Group mail piece stating that timeshare owners "may be affected by new Timeshare Laws allowing developers to raise maintenance fees with no restriction" was literally false.
  • However, in response, the Newton Group presented evidence to the Court showing that the law does permit developers such as Diamond Resorts to raise maintenance fees, and that certain maintenance fees may be raised without restriction, as evidenced by a publication made by Diamond Resorts itself wherein Diamond advises consumers that certain maintenance fees may be raised without limitation.
  • To date, Newton Group has exposed Diamond Resorts' lawsuit for being based on bogus allegations, including a bogus allegation that Newton Group competes with Diamond, which is an allegation that Diamond was forced to drop midway through the lawsuit; and that Diamond Resorts suffered actual damages because its reputation had been harmed, which Diamond Resorts dropped in the face of a court order requiring it to produce its financials.

Banyan Tree Resorts Opens Its Third Property in Mexico Hacienda Xcanatun by Angsana, an Oasis on the Outskirts of Merida

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 1:00pm

MERIDA, Mexico, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The prestigious Asian luxury hospitality group Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts announces the launch of its third property in Mexico: Hacienda Xcanatun , which will be operated by its upscale brand Angsana .

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  • MERIDA, Mexico, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The prestigious Asian luxury hospitality group Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts announces the launch of its third property in Mexico: Hacienda Xcanatun , which will be operated by its upscale brand Angsana .
  • Banyan Tree Group and Angsana Hotels & Resorts are dedicated entirely to ensuring the health and wellbeing of all guests who visit their spaces.
  • The Banyan Tree Holdings ("Banyan Tree" or the "Group") is a leading international operator and developer of premium resorts, hotels, residences and spas, with a collection of award-winning brands.
  • The Group's primary business is centered on four brands under Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts: the award-winning Banyan Tree and Angsana, as well as newly established Cassia and Dhawa.

The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Launches BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com – A New, Interactive Family Travel Planning Resource

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 2:30pm

Today, The Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card announced the launch of BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com a new interactive, online resource that enables families to plan future travel, together.

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  • Today, The Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card announced the launch of BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com a new interactive, online resource that enables families to plan future travel, together.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200917005163/en/
    The Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card (Photo: Business Wire)
    BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com makes it fun to include children in travel planning by providing families with interactive and educational resources that make it easy to involve the whole family in vacation planning.
  • With this new tool, the Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card aims to engage families and inspire the next generation of travelers by spreading the joy of good travel, said Dave Patron, Head of Global Card Program at Marriott.
  • The company now offers one travel program, Marriott Bonvoy, replacing Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest(SPG).

Grand Nikko Awaji to Open October 1st 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 3:10am

Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd. , a subsidiary of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd. , announced today that it plans to open the Grand Nikko Awaji on October 1st 2020.

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  • Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd. , a subsidiary of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd. , announced today that it plans to open the Grand Nikko Awaji on October 1st 2020.
  • Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd. operates three hotel groups: Okura Hotels & Resorts, Nikko Hotels International and Hotel JAL City.
  • Grand Nikko, the premium brand of Nikko Hotels International, aims to appeal to discerning guests finer senses in high quality surroundings.
  • Currently, we are operating seven hotels Kyoto Hotel Okura , Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto , Hotel Nikko Osaka , Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport , Hotel Okura Kobe , Hotel Nikko Himeji , and Hotel Nikko Nara in the Kansai area.

Loews Hotels & Co Names Alex Tisch President

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 3:00pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Loews Hotels & Co, a wholly owned subsidiary ofLoewsCorporation (NYSE:L), announced today that Alex Tisch will assume the role of President.

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KHOS™, a Lifestyle Concept by Rosewood Hotel Group, Shares Its Latest Brand Snapshot

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 7:00am

KHOS is crafted to embrace todays modern lifestyle, reinventing the traditional idea of the business hotel.

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  • KHOS is crafted to embrace todays modern lifestyle, reinventing the traditional idea of the business hotel.
  • Rosewood Hotel Group is now eagerly anticipating the upcoming opening of its third KHOS property in China, KHOS Shenyang.
  • KHOS is an innovative hotel concept with a distinct lifestyle orientation inspired by the energy, art, innovation, creativity, style and dynamism of the modern-day.
  • Rosewood Hotel Group, one of the worlds leading hotel companies, encompasses three brands: ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in North America, Caribbean/Atlantic, Europe, the Middle East and Asia; upper-upscale New World Hotels & Resorts in China and Southeast Asia; and KHOS, a dynamic global business lifestyle hotel brand.

Newton Group Provides Access To Justice For Consumer Who Was Manipulated By Diamond Resorts Into Buying $56,000 In Timeshare Points

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 9:38pm

That lawsuit is pending in federal court, and the Smiths account of abuse will be presented as evidence against Diamond Resorts in that lawsuit.

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  • That lawsuit is pending in federal court, and the Smiths account of abuse will be presented as evidence against Diamond Resorts in that lawsuit.
  • But instead of helping to exit their timeshare, Diamond used the opportunity to sell the Smiths their third timeshare.
  • Diamond Resorts CEO Mike Flaskey recently launched a national campaign proclaiming his dedication to "shutting down" the timeshare exit industry.
  • Gordon Newton is a 15 year veteran of the timeshare exit industry and author of "The Consumer's Guide to Timeshare Exit".

Diamond Resorts & Timeshare Owners Warn of Newton Group & DC Capital Law's Timeshare 'Exit' Scams

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 2:50pm

Diamond has filed a lawsuit against Newton Group and DC Capital Law Firm, LLP for allegations of false advertising and fraudulent business practices.

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  • Diamond has filed a lawsuit against Newton Group and DC Capital Law Firm, LLP for allegations of false advertising and fraudulent business practices.
  • As part of its complaint, Diamond alleges that the Newton Group deceived former timeshare owners into purchasing illusory timeshare exit services.
  • "This advertisement is undeniably false, as there were no such new timeshare laws, and it was designed solely to scare timeshare owners.
  • Diamond Resorts and other timeshare developers offer a safe way for owners to exit their timeshare contracts without someone stealing their money.

The Peninsula Hotels Signs Landmark Technology Deal with Shiji for Complete Enterprise Platform Solution

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 1:56pm

HONG KONG, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Shiji Group has signed a partnership with The Peninsula Hotels to provide the hotel group with Shiji Enterprise Platform , the industry's scalable, secure and modern hospitality technology platform.

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  • HONG KONG, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Shiji Group has signed a partnership with The Peninsula Hotels to provide the hotel group with Shiji Enterprise Platform , the industry's scalable, secure and modern hospitality technology platform.
  • "We are delighted to build upon our relationship with The Peninsula Hotels to implement our Enterprise Platform.
  • The Shiji Enterprise Platform will combine the core functions of The Peninsula Hotels' technologies and enable improved operations and future success," said Kevin King, Chief Operating Officer of Shiji Group.
  • The Peninsula Hotels portfolio comprises The Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula Beijing, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula New York, The Peninsula Chicago, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, The Peninsula Paris, The Peninsula Bangkok, and The Peninsula Manila.

Crestline Appointed Management of the Dual-Branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Hotels in Tempe, Arizona

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 11:00am

FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crestline Hotels & Resorts, LLC (Crestline) announced today its management of the newly built dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels located on Arizona State Universitys Tempe Campus.

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  • FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crestline Hotels & Resorts, LLC (Crestline) announced today its management of the newly built dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels located on Arizona State Universitys Tempe Campus.
  • The recently opened hotels are the first dual-branded Hyatt hotels in the Tempe market and the first hotels to be developed in the ASU Athletic District.
  • The Hyatt House offers 105 studio and one-bedroom suites with a sleeper sofa in each suite and a kitchenette with an island.
  • About Crestline Hotels & Resorts, LLC
    Crestline Hotels & Resorts, LLC is one of the nations largest independent hospitality management companies.