CIBT | June 22, 2022
On June 21, CIBT, a global leader in mobility services, announced the launch of an advanced version of its market-leading visa and immigration software, ImmiSMART. This updated version solidifies CIBT’s commitment to technological innovation in the global mobility sector. This launch comes just four months after CIBT acquired the mobility software platform developed by Viselio.
With the help of ImmiSMART, companies can align their human resources, business travel, and global mobility operations to ensure a fully compliant mobile workforce. ImmiSMART’s new features leverage new data sources, AI, and automation to offer an outstanding client experience for every user.
"ImmiSMART's new features and capabilities are a first of their kind in the industry and underscore our passion for leveraging technology to deliver an exceptional experience for the employee and a fully compliant solution for the employer,"
-CIBT's CIO Aravind Venkateswaran.
ImmiSMART offers instantaneous and definitive assessments that determine whether an employee requires a visa, work authorization, or another type of documentation before traveling. As a result, it reduces the travelers time and the corporate travel spend by significantly reducing offline consultations with an advisor. The assessments can also confirm travel feasibility for specific dates and suggest alternative travels options, if necessary. Health and entry requirements such as COVID restrictions are also provided with the assessment.
ImmiSMART was named a 2022 finalist for Technology Innovation by Business Travel Awards Europe. CIBT continues to deliver on its commitment to creating solutions that synthesize data, and offer clear guidance and direction in real-time.
Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited | December 23, 2021
Melco Resorts & Entertainment, a leading global developer, owner and operator of integrated resort facilities, announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Marriott International to bring the W Hotels Worldwide brand to Studio City Phase 2, the thrilling new cinematically-themed entertainment and leisure destination in Macau.
Scheduled to be open together with Studio City Phase 2 in December 2022, W Macau - Studio City is set to become an iconic addition in the world class leisure destination through its detail-driven, unexpected design, signature Whatever/Whenever® service and innovative programming.
Situated in the heart of Cotai, W Macau - Studio City will serve as a buzzing centerpiece for Studio City Phase 2. The development of W Macau - Studio City will complement Studio City’s other hospitality offerings which include one of Asia’s largest indoor & outdoor water parks, a six-screen Cineplex, residency shows, and state-of-the-art MICE space.
W Macau - Studio City expects to feature 557 guestrooms, including 127 suites and wellness facilities, a spa, fitness center and indoor swimming pool. The hotel is set to amplify Macau’s social scene with its high energy public spaces and culinary experiences. Living Room (W’s signature take on the hotel lobby) and WOOBAR will be the social hub for guests to connect, whereas two destination dining venues will offer a luscious menu of international cuisine with an Asian twist and a specialty restaurant featuring the finest Chinese and Portuguese dishes. Guest can look forward to a W Sound Suite, the brand’s signature with an on-site recording studio. The new hotel will offer a total of 1,100 square meters of event and meeting space.
“Melco is thrilled to welcome W Hotels to Studio City and Macau. W Hotels is without a doubt one of the world’s iconic luxury lifestyle brands that will elevate Studio City’s hospitality offerings to a new level. Together we look forward to bringing new experiences to our guests and further strengthen Macau’s proposition as a world-class leisure destination.”
-David Sisk, Chief Operating Officer – Macau Resorts of Melco Resorts & Entertainment,
Macau’s super-charged energy and unique identity as an entertainment hub, together with its mix of Eastern and Western culture, makes it a natural fit for W Hotels,” said Henry Lee, President, Greater China, Marriott International. “In line with Marriott International's ‘Brand + Destination’ development strategy, we are excited to be partnering with Melco Resorts & Entertainment to introduce W Macau - Studio City and bring the brand's luxury lifestyle to Macau.
About Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited
The Company, with its American depositary shares listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (NASDAQ: MLCO), is a developer, owner and operator of integrated resort facilities in Asia and Europe. The Company currently operates Altira Macau (www.altiramacau.com), an integrated resort located at Taipa, Macau and City of Dreams (www.cityofdreamsmacau.com), an integrated resort located in Cotai, Macau. Its business also includes the Mocha Clubs (www.mochaclubs.com), which comprise the largest non-casino based operations of electronic gaming machines in Macau. The Company also majority owns and operates Studio City (www.studiocity-macau.com), a cinematically-themed integrated resort in Cotai, Macau. In the Philippines, a Philippine subsidiary of the Company currently operates and manages City of Dreams Manila (www.cityofdreamsmanila.com), an integrated resort in the Entertainment City complex in Manila. In Europe, the Company is currently developing City of Dreams Mediterranean (www.cityofdreamsmed.com.cy) in the Republic of Cyprus, which is expected to be the largest and premier integrated destination resort in Europe. The Company is currently operating a temporary casino, the first authorized casino in the Republic of Cyprus, and is licensed to operate four satellite casinos (“Cyprus Casinos”). Upon the opening of City of Dreams Mediterranean, the Company will continue to operate the satellite casinos while operation of the temporary casino will cease. For more information about the Company, please visit www.melco-resorts.com.
The Company is strongly supported by its single largest shareholder, Melco International Development Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and is substantially owned and led by Mr. Lawrence Ho, who is the Chairman, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of roughly 7,900 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 138 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy®, its highly-awarded travel program. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.
About W Hotels Worldwide
Born from the bold attitude and 24/7 culture of New York City, W Hotels has disrupted and redefined the hospitality scene for over two decades. Trailblazing its way around the globe, with nearly 60 hotels, W is defying expectations and breaking the norms of traditional luxury wherever the iconic W sign lands. With a mission to fuel guests’ lust for life, W ignites an obsessive desire to soak it in, live it up and hit repeat. The brand’s provocative design, iconic Whatever/Whenever service and buzzing Living Rooms create an experience that is often copied but never matched. Innovative, inspiring and infectious, the brand’s super-charged energy celebrates guests’ endless appetite to discover what’s new/next in each destination, to see more, feel more, go longer, stay later. For more information on W Hotels, visit whotels.com/theangle or follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. W Hotels Worldwide is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.
O'Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC | March 28, 2022
Source1 partnered with O'Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC. to bring robust procurement savings and technology to their respective members. Source1 is a data and technology company for hospitality procurement. O'Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC is a leading hospitality management group. The new partnership enables O'Reilly Hospitality Management members to get access to increased savings on F&B, operating supplies, linen, chemical, maintenance, facilities, and equipment.
O'Reilly Hospitality Management provides cutting-edge hotel and restaurant management services that cover all facets of a project. They've grown from a modest corporation operating a single hotel to a company employing over 1,800 people and managing properties around the United States. O'Reilly Hospitality Management is a genuinely creative presence in the hospitality market, founded on the concepts of sustainability, community participation, charitable outreach, and a dedication to upgrading the modern guest experience.
"At Source1 it's important to us that we partner with organizations that align with our values. O'Reilly Hospitality Management works hard to invest in their communities and make a positive impact."
-Sarah Davie, President of Source1
Darren Harralson, Chief Operating Officer at O'Reilly Hospitality Management, said, Our company will now have the ability to leverage the incredible power of Source1's data and technology to improve our purchasing functions, reduce our costs and ultimately provide even more rewarding guest experiences. It was clear to us that it was time to evolve technologically, and Source1 is the perfect partner to help us do so.