WASHINGTON – The Madison Hotel in Washington D.C. celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The hotel, known for hosting world leaders and celebrities, was the creation of developer and amateur historian Marshall Bentley Coyne. Coyne opened the hotel in 1963, the year President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. JFK andMORE HERE

PARIS – The Accor luxury brand Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has debuted a brand campaign entitled “Experience the Grandest of” Seasons, Feelings, etc. The campaign “pays tribute to the tangible echoes of the luxury brand’s historic origins while also imparting a refreshed vision and stirring images of adventures yet to come.”MORE HERE

HONG KONG – Samsonite International S.A. (SEHK: 1910), the world’s best known luggage company, will establish its brand sourcing and development hub in Singapore. Samsonite will use the hub to manage sourcing for Asia and the Middle East, while also supporting sourcing for North America and Latin America. Samsonite’s Asia regionalMORE HERE