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Accor says hotels are still central to Accor, despite recently dropping “Hotels” from the company name. The new Accor Live Limitless loyalty program is “a fully integrated global platform integrating rewards, services and experiences across our entire ecosystem to bring value [to] everyday life whether you work, live or play.” Read the Hotel News Now story here
Sephora will open 35 new stores across the U.S. in 2019, with the first set to open at Hudson Yards in New York City. Employees in the new stores, who are called beauty advisors, will wear new uniforms created by fashion designer Nellie Partow. Read the Drug Store News story here
Jose Andres is entering New York City with a bang by opening several new eateries all at once. Mercado Little Spain at Hudson Yards will include a market selling canned Spanish seafood and dry goods, kiosks for churros and patatas bravas, a restaurant centered around open fire cooking and a cocktail bar. Read the Grub Street story here
Under Armour will open its first store in India in the next few weeks, under a subsidiary called Under Armour India. The brand plans to grow in India’s 10 biggest cities through franchise operators and will also sell the brand via online platforms including Amazon and Myntra. Read the LiveMint story here