Marco Polo and Niccolo under one Wharf

June 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, North Asia

HONG KONG, 23 June 2017: Niccolo and Marco Polo Hotels are now officially grouped together under Wharf Hotels Management Limited.

This marks a new chapter in the company’s evolution, with Wharf Hotels now becoming the trading name for Wharf Hotels Management Limited, which in turn manages the two hotel brands.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, and a subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Limited, Wharf Hotels currently manages 14 hotels in China, Hong Kong and the Philippines under its legacy brand of Marco Polo Hotels and the new luxury brand, Niccolo Hotels. Read more

Swiss-Belhotel returns to Manila

June 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Philippines

MANILA, 19 June 2017: Swiss-Belhotel International has returned to the Philippines with the launch of Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel.

The four-star Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel offers 271 rooms ranging from 36 sqm premier twin rooms to 123 sqm three bedroom balcony suites rooms.

The property features a range of supporting facilities including a gym and spa, restaurants and coffee shops, a rooftop swimming pool and a choice of well-equipped function rooms. Read more

Centara reopens Danang resort

June 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Vietnam

DANANG, 19 June 2017: Centara Hotels & Resorts has reopened the 198-room Centara Sandy Beach Resort Danang following an extensive renovation and upgrade.

The resort is located on Non Nuoc beach, a 20-minutes drive from Danang’s airport and close to two championship golf courses. The resort targets vacationing families and couples, as well as weddings and business events. Read more

Best Western opens in Ubud

June 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, Indonesia, News

BANGKOK, 16 June 2017:  Best Western Hotels & Resorts has opened a new upscale resort in Ubud, Bali’s cultural heart and an increasingly popular tourist destination.

Located in a quiet forest, yet close to the main attractions of Ubud, Best Western Premier Agung Resort Ubud reflects the classical charm and beauty of the island captured in the resort’s interior and exterior design.

The open-plan features offer traditional touches, such as wooden floors and Balinese furnishings. These are complemented by modern amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, ensuring that guests at Best Western Premier Agung Resort Ubud have the best of both worlds. Read more

ONYX expands Pattaya portfolio

June 9, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News

BANGKOK, 9 June 2017: ONYX Hospitality Group plans to open a new 406-room OZO hotel on a site adjacent to the existing Ocean Tower of Amari Pattaya.

As part of a USD100 million investment to redevelop the North Pattaya site, the group will also launch a new premium all-suites Amari wing on the location where the Garden Wing of Amari Pattaya once stood.

In addition, the 20-storey Amari Pattaya Ocean Tower and surrounding facilities will undergo an extensive refurbishment programme. Read more

Wyndham creates Trademark

June 9, 2017 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, Hospitality, News

PARSIPPANY, NEW JERSEY, 9 June 2017: Wyndham Hotel Group launched, earlier this week, its latest brand The Trademark Hotel Collection.

Trademark is designed for independent entrepreneurs who have three to four-star hotels and will be introduced first in the US. Read more

LUXE city guides go live

June 9, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News

BANGKOK, 9 June 2017: Global destination experts LUXE City Guides have launched, their latest travel tool LUXE Directory, designed for hotel concierge teams, travel consultants and remote concierge service providers.

LUXE Directory provides access to a constantly updated digital database of more than 6,000 recommendations, organised by category and location.

Travel consultants and hotel concierge teams can search LUXE Directory, create personalised shortlists and instantly send them to travellers by email or instant messaging apps. Read more

Marriott opens hotel in Kathmandu

June 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, South Asia

KATHMANDU, 7 June 2017: Marriott International marks its entry into Nepal’s hotel market with the opening of the Fairfield by Marriott.

Fairfield by Marriott has close to 850 hotels around the world.

Its latest addition, Fairfield by Marriott Kathmandu, is located in Thamel, a district at the heart of the Nepalese capital’s central commercial hub. Read more

Marriott merges loyalty programmes

June 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, PACIFIC

SINGAPORE, 6 June 2017: Marriott International has launched a new Club Marriott, that merges Club Marriott, Eat Drink & More, and Star Privilege into a single paid membership programme in Asia Pacific.

The newly combined Club Marriott will provide members with more choices  whenever they dine out in their hometowns, or visit one of the 200 participating hotels across 15 brands in 13 countries across the region.

“With the new portfolio of brands under Marriott International, loyalty is the key driving force that will allow us to cut through the competition,” said Marriott International, Asia Pacific chief sales & marketing officer Peggy Fang Roe. Read more

Faull family juggles jobs

June 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News

HONG KONG, 6 June 2017: Swiss-Belhotel International (SBI) has promoted two executive directors as part of its restructuring and international expansion.

Both Oliver Faull and Edward Faull already hold senior executive positions supporting their father, chairman and president Gavin Faull. Along with their brother, Matthew Faull they hold equity interest in Swiss-Belhotel International.

Oliver Faull will take on the role of vice president for Australia and New Zealand in addition to his responsibility as assistant chief financial officer. He joined Swiss-Belhotel International initially in the corporate head office in Hong Kong in 2009 and has since been based in New Zealand. Read more

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