Mr. C Beverly Hills rebrand
Hotel

Mr. C Beverly Hills to rebrand and join Hilton

US: Real estate investment trust Braemar Hotels & Resorts will rebrand and convert its Mr. C Beverly Hills hotel in Los Angeles to the Cameo Beverly Hills, joining Hilton’s luxury brand LXR.

Hilton chair UKHospitality
Movers and Shakers

Hilton MD becomes chair of UKHospitality

UK: Steve Cassidy, managing director for the UK and Ireland at Hilton, has taken over from Steve Richards, the CEO of Parkdean Resorts, as chair of industry trade body UKHospitality. 

Hilton adds API to Amadeus GDS
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Hilton adds API to Amadeus GDS

Worldwide: Amadeus has integrated Hilton’s API, allowing for advanced connection to the global distribution system (GDS) and the ability to view and edit content easily.

Orta named general manager of first UK Canopy hotel
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Canopy by Hilton London City announces GM

UK: The new Canopy by Hilton, London City, the lifestyle brand’s first UK property, has named Beatriz Orta as its general manager. In her new role, Orta will be responsible for overseeing the launch of the hotel, which is set to occur later this summer.  Orta brings over 20 years

Hotel

Former Hilton exec acquires Bloomsbury Guest House

UK: Two businessmen from the US have acquired the Bloomsbury Guest House in York. This is the first hospitality acquisition for partners Jonathan Burgoyne, former director of sales at Hilton, and Anthony Lewis, a former finance executive at Apple and KPMG. Both Lewis and Burgoyne are originally from Yorkshire and

Industry

Hilton cuts 20 per cent of global workforce

Worldwide: Hilton Worldwide Holdings has announced it will lay off 22 per cent of its global corporate workforce, equating to around 2,100 jobs. The company said it is also extending its corporate pay cuts, reduced hours and furloughs for up to three months. CEO Christopher Nassetta said: “Never in Hilton’s

Hotel

Arizona’s first Canopy by Hilton to open in spring

US: Located in Tempe downtown, the 198-key hotel is to be operated by Driftwood Capital’s management company DHM. The hotel will feature the East Valley’s only full-service rooftop pool and bar on the fourteenth floor, serving tapas-style bites and a curated cocktail menu. Other facilities at the hotel include 5,000

Industry

Hilton launches Tempo brand

US: Hilton’s latest lifestyle brand, Tempo, is to serve “modern achievers” who seek a hotel experience that reflects their ambition. Tempo has been established through partnerships with leading experts across the wellbeing, food and beverage, and other lifestyle spheres. Those involved include Ariana Huffington’s behaviour change platform, Thrive Global, as

Movers and Shakers

Hampton by Hilton appoints first ‘realist in residence’ photographer

UK: Ian Weldon, a documentary photographer, has been appointed as the world’s first ever ‘realist in residence’, responsible for capturing the real side of travel. The decision followed research by the Hilton brand that revealed would-be travellers are more than seven times more likely to visit a destination after seeing