Minor friction

Minor friction

BHN editor Eloise Hanson comments on Minor Hotels’ decision to place Corbin & King into administration.

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Accor
Accor appoints regional COO for Middle East, Turkey and Africa

EMEA: Accor has appointed Paul Stevens as COO for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, responsible for the group’s premium, midscale and economy division.

Wyndham
Wyndham launches Dolce brand in Italy

Italy: Hotel franchising company Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has launched its Dolce brand in Italy with the opening of a 207-bedroom hotel in Milan. 

OYO
OYO “pre-files” confidentially for long-awaited IPO

India: Softbank-backed hospitality chain OYO is said to have confidentially submitted a “pre-filing” document for its long-anticipated initial public offering [IPO].

Sircle Collection
Sircle Collection launches lifestyle hotel brand

EU: Boutique hospitality group Sircle Collection will launch a lifestyle brand, Sircle Hotels, later this year with two hotel openings in London and Milan. 

The London EDITION
The London EDITION to launch Sex Talks next month

UK: Luxury hotel The London EDITION will launch a monthly series of Sex Talks in partnership with Emma-Louise Boynton. 

Zien Group
Zien Group expands leadership team

The Netherlands: Hospitality company Zien Group has appointed Jens Gmiat as head of operations and Ruben Satink as chief financial officer. 

Fragrance Group
Fragrance Group appoints RBH to manage three hotels

UK: Property developer Fragrance Group has appointed management company RBH to manage three hotels that are expected to open in the next six months.

Preferred Travel Group
Preferred Travel Group appoints global leadership team

Worldwide: Hospitality brand and travel operator, Preferred Travel Group, has appointed four team members across its global and regional leadership teams.

Duve
Duve introduces DuveAI to revolutionise guest experience

Israel: Tel Aviv-based guest experience platform Duve is planning to release its latest innovation for guest experience management, DuveAI.

Viceroy
Viceroy Hotels & Resorts partners with Out & Equal

Worldwide: Luxury brand Viceroy Hotels & Resorts has partnered with Out & Equal Workplace Advocates (O&E) to provide LGBTQ+ leadership development and diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) training.