Expedia: Travel by generation gaps

November 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, TRENDING

BANGKOK, 24 November 2017: Travel trends in European markets gain an airing in the latest Expedia Group’s research with a focus on travel to Southeast Asia.

Including AirAsiaGo.com, Hotels.com, wotif.com and other leading online travel brands, the Expedia insights reveal the multi-generational travel habits of European travellers booking travel in Southeast Asia.

European travellers are considered highly valuable as they book way in advance and tend to stay longer when compared to the average traveller. Read more

Radisson Blu names Hua Hin GM

November 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, People, Thailand

HUA HIN, Thailand, 23 November 2017:  Radisson Blu Resort Hua Hin has named Richard Mehr as general manager, effective last week.

Mehr worked in Hua Hin previously when he opened and managed two properties between 2006 and 2013.

He was also the president of the Hua Hin & Cha-Am Skal Club from 2010 to 2013. Read more

Accor makes it 15 in Singapore

November 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, Singapore, Travel Deals

SINGAPORE 23 November 2017: AccorHotels is managing two more hotels, Novotel Singapore and Mercure Singapore on Stevens, giving it 15 properties in the city state.

Owned and developed by Oxley Holdings Limited, the overall complex features 772 rooms  and 14 dining outlets, two outdoor pools, a tennis court and a function space for up to 500 guests.

A special opening rate of SGD 208++ with breakfast for two is on sale at the 254-room Novotel Singapore on Stevens, or from SGD 155++ per night with breakfast for two at the 518-room Mercure Singapore on Stevens. Read more

Steady results for Asia Pacific hotels

November 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, PACIFIC

LONDON, 23 November 2017: Hotels in the Asia Pacific region reported positive results for occupancy, average daily rate and PevPAR during October, according to data from STR.

Asia-Pacific’s hotel trends saw occupancy increase by 0.7% to 71.7%, average daily rate improved 2.3% to USD104.15 and revenue per available room (RevPAR) improved 2.9% to USD74.68

Spotlighting Hong Kong’s performance, STR reported hotel occupancy during October improved 1.3% to 91.8%, ADR increased 2.6% to HKD1,395.12 and RevPAR  improved 3.9% to HKD1,281.33. Read more

SALA Phuket revamps team

November 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 22 November, 2017: SALA Phuket Resort and Spa has hired a new general manager, executive chef, and food & beverage manager part of a top level shake-up in the group.

The resort named Anthony Van Sleeuwen as general manager.

He returns to the property where he was executive assistant manager in 2007 and later resident manager. Read more

Pepper joins Mandarin team

November 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, North Asia

HONG KONG, 22 November 2017 – Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas has hired Pepper, a humanoid robot, as hotel technical ambassador.

The newest team member will primarily be based in the Sky Lobby located on the hotel’s 23rd floor, greeting guests and complementing hotel services through “engaging and playful” entertainment.

However, Pepper is described as a hotel team member and acts as a colleague, event at four-foot (1.2-metre) tall  and blessed with enormous eyes. Read more

Wi-Fi Now meets in Bangkok

November 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Hospitality, News, Thailand

AARHUS, Denmark, 22 November 2017 Wi-Fi industry leaders are converging in Bangkok for Wi-Fi NOW – the world’s premier Wi-Fi industry conference and expo, 28 to 30 November.

The event will be hosted at Amari Watergate Hotel in downtown Bangkok.

Among the companies speaking at the Bangkok event will be Google, Reliance Jio Infocomm of India, Wi2 of Japan, Thailand’s own CAT Telecom, Qualcomm, Ruckus Wireless, Mojo Networks, Cambium Networks and local Wi-Fi service and solution providers. Read more

Amari expands in Sri Lanka

November 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, South Asia

COLOMBO, 16 November 2017: ONYX Hospitality Group will launch a brand-new Amari hotel in the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo.

Owned by Winil Holdings, a subsidiary of Sri Lanka-based Winil Gems Group, the new Amari Colombo will be located in the Kollupitiya commercial district of the capital.

Close to government buildings, embassies, bus and train stations, the hotel site is close to some of the city’s main attractions such as the National Museum of Colombo, Gangaramaya Temple and Park, and Kollupitiya Market. Read more

Sherwood Suites targets leisure travellers

November 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, 16 November 2017:  Sherwood Suites, an apartment-only property close to downtown Ho Chi Minh City, celebrates its grand opening last week.

The new 20-storey property with 157 units  positions itself as a new choice for travellers by offering five-star hotel service with a range of self-contained suites and apartments.

The property has an outdoor covered swimming pool, an international deli and restaurant and a 24-hour gym with sauna and steam room. All units have free Wi-FI. Read more

Bangkok Kempinski names manager

November 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, People, Thailand

BANGKOK, 16 November 2017 – Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok has hired  Andreas Johan Magnus as its hotel manager.

He relocated from Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Centre in China where he held the position of  hotel manager since 2015.

A Norwegian national, he began his hotel career in his home country before moving to the US.   He worked for the Orient Express Hotels, New Orleans, and then later transferred to Belmond Grand Hotel Europa in St. Petersburg, Russia. Read more

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