Top Hotel & Resort News from May 2023

A room inside the Kimpton Hotel Theta in New York City. (Photo Credit: IHG Hotels & Resorts)
Lacey Pfalz
by Lacey Pfalz
Last updated: 10:15 PM ET, Fri May 26, 2023

IHG Hotels & Resorts to Open Kimpton Hotel Theta in NYC this Fall

IHG Hotels & Resorts announced its upcoming Kimpton Hotel Theta will open in New York City later this fall. The hotel is part of an adaptive re-use project in the heart of the historic Theater District.

Caesars Unveils Plans for New Versailles Tower at Paris Las Vegas Resort

Horseshoe Las Vegas's Jubilee Tower will be renovated and integrated into the Paris Las Vegas Resort, according to a new announcement made in May by Caesars Entertainment. The new Versailles Tower will cost over $100 million to complete.

Hotel Found Guilty in Fraud Case, Illegally Kept $9 Million in Workers Tips

The San Francisco Marriott was found guilty of taking over $9 million in tips from workers during a five-year period from 2012 to 2017.

IHG Announces Major Leadership Shakeup, New CEO

IHG's Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors member Keith Barr announced he'd be stepping down from his roles beginning June 30. Elie Maalouf, currently the regional CEO of the Americas and member of IHG's Board and Executive Committee, will succeed him July 1.

Isla Mujeres Welcomes a New Boutique Hideaway

A new in-depth look at the Secrets Impression Isla Mujeres prepares readers for its grand opening on May 26.

First-Ever New Build for Signia by Hilton Now Accepting Reservations

The upcoming Signia by Hilton Atlanta, the brand's first-ever new build, announced it was accepting reservations for staying beginning March 15, 2024.

Inclusive Collection Launches Confidant Collective Platform for Travel Advisors

The Inclusive Collection, Hyatt's all-inclusive resort collection, launched an all-new platform for travel advisors. The Confidant Collective offers an educational and marketing platform in one.

Hilton Grows All‑Inclusive Portfolio With First Property in the Dominican Republic

Hilton announced it would debut its first-ever Curio Collection by Hilton property in the Dominican Republic, expected to open in 2024. The new-build resort will be called the Zemi Miches All-Inclusive Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton.

Queen Mary Ready To Welcome Back Guests

The iconic Queen Mary ship, which is permanently docked in Long Beach, California and operates as a museum and hotel, once more began accepting guests on May 12 following a refurbishment that took three years.

US Hotel Performance Continues To Improve

New data from STR shows how the U.S. hotel industry has grown since last year, highlighting the destinations that have seen the biggest improvements.

Hyatt Hotels Announces Four New All-Inclusive Resorts in Bulgaria

Hyatt Hotels announced the opening of four different all-inclusive resorts in Bulgaria, making it the third country in Europe that has seen the introduction of the hotel giant's Inclusive Collection in two years.

Atlantic City Hotels Accused of Improperly Boosting Rates

This May, several Atlantic City hotels, including MGM and Caesars Entertainment properties, have been named in a class-action lawsuit accusing them of improperly inflating hotel rates.

Hyatt Announces Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts Brand Debut in Greece

Hyatt is expanding its Inclusive Collection into Greece with the 2024 opening of the Zoëtry Halkidiki. The all-inclusive resort will be located in Halkidiki, just east of Thessaloniki.

Tropicana Will Close in Las Vegas in Two Years

The iconic Tropicana hotel in Las Vegas, which has been a main part of the Las Vegas Strip for sixty years, will be closing within two years. A part of the property will be the future home of the Oakland Athletics Major League Baseball team.

Marriott, Hilton Celebrate Milestone Hotel Openings

Marriott and Hilton both celebrated milestone hotel openings on May 18 this year. Marriott opened the St. Regis Chicago, while Hilton opened the Canopy by Hoton San Francisco SoMa.

Disney World Announces Final Voyage of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

This May, Disney World announced it would be ending its 'Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser' hotel experience for goood this September after just over a year in operation.

St. Thomas’ Morningstar Buoy Haus Beach Resort Reopens

After a six-year close following the devastating hurricanes Irene and Maria in 2017, St. Thomas's Morningstar Buoy Haus Beach Resort celebrated its grand reopening on May 18. The resort is the largest in St. Thomas and is a part of Marriott's Autograph Collection.

Check out the biggest hotel and resort news you might have missed this May right here.

From the much anticipated reopening of the Morning Buoy Haus Beach Resort in St. Thomas to the news that the social media-famous Disney World experience, "Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser" would be closing this fall, May welcomed several big headlines in the hotel and resort category. Check out what you might've missed right here, and click on the links in each slide to read the full story. Don't want to miss a beat? Register for our TravelPulse newsletter today!

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