Mercure brand expands in Bangkok

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

BANGKOK, 22 September 2017: AccorHotels is promoting its latest addition, Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 11, formerly the President Palace that closed in December 2015 for renovations.

Opened earlier this year, under the AccorHotels’ Mercure brand the group is currently offering a special “opening rate” of THB3,200 plus service and tax.

Located, close to BTS Skytrain Nana Station and the MRT Subway Asoke Station, the remake of the 232-room hotel delivers a Thai-style décor and furnishings. Read more

CWT: Cost of meeting rises

September 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Hospitality, TRENDING

AMSTERDAM, 20 September 2017: The cost of attending meetings and events is increasing and the latest research suggests they will continue to rise through 2018.

The cost evaluations are part of the latest 2018 Meetings and Events Future Trends report.

Released by CWT Meetings & Events (CWT M&E), a division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the report shows the regional differences and cost projections as well as the latest industry trends and top destinations. Read more

Wharf appoints group director

September 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, North Asia, People

HONG KONG,  20 September 2017:  Wharf Hotels has appointed James Bevans as its new group director of rooms.

Reporting to the group’s vice president operations, Bevans is responsible for room operations at the group’s 15 hotels under the Niccolo and Marco Polo Hotels brands.

The group has hotels in China, Hong Kong and the Philippines. Read more

Wyndham franchise for Busan hotel

September 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, North Asia

BUSAN, South Korea 20 September 2017: Wyndham Hotel Group introduced its first Ramada Encore hotel in Busan with the opening of Ramada Encore Busan Haeundae.

Located in the heart of South Korea’s second largest city, the newly built 402-room hotel, will operate under a franchise agreement with Korea Development Group that has hired Styleloft Global Corporation to manage the hotel in a separate deal to the Wyndham franchise

Wyndham Hotel Group signed deals on Howard Johnson Jeju Seogwipo Harbor, Ramada Jeju City Hall, and Howard Johnson Jeju Hotel Yeondong earlier this year. Read more

Sheppard leads Banyan Tree team

September 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, People

BANGKOK, 18 September 2017 – Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has named Alexander Sheppard as its new hotel manager for Banyan Tree Bangkok.

Originally from New Zealand, he has worked for International hotel brands including Hyatt and Dusit Thani Hotels in Egypt, Indonesia, Australia and the United States over the last 20 years.

He brings to his latest assignment plenty of experience running upscale hotels, food and beverage projects and private member clubs worldwide Read more

Sunway opens KL hotel

September 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, Malaysia, News

KUALA LUMPUR; 18 September 2017 – Sunway Hotels & Resorts, confirmed, Friday, its 351-room Sunway Velocity Hotel will open 20 September.

Upon opening, the mid-market hotel will be the only transit-oriented, and integrated hotel within the Cheras vicinity.

The Hotel that cost MYR146 million, is a 59:41 joint venture project between Sunway Berhad and Fawanis Sdn Bhd. Read more

Yotel urban hotels sized down

September 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 18 September 2017: YOTEL Singapore opens it doors 1 October, but bookings are already open for what will be a luxury cabin stay.

Its creators say the cabin concept gives travellers a compact version of luxury reminiscence of a first class cabin on an airline.

In its introductory press statement, YOTEL adds that the concept transfers the luxury airline travel experience into small, but luxurious ‘cabins’. Read more

Pavilions embarks on expansion

September 15, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, North Asia

HONG KONG, 15 September 2017: Leading luxury hospitality brand, Pavilions Hotels & Resorts, has unveiled The Ginto Residences in Niseko, Japan, as the company introduces hotel and residential projects in destinations across Asia and Europe.

The first phase of the global project is a land release on which a collection of luxury villas will be built in Niseko, the exclusive mountain destination on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

Nestled in pinewood forests at Ginto Hirafu, with access to premium ski lifts and snow slopes, the Ginto Residences is a USD100 million development comprising a total of 31 private villas, with no single plot measuring less than 1,000 sqm. Read more

Airbnb enters work space

September 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 14 September 2017: Airbnb, a so-called community-driven hospitality company, announced it has signed leading companies in Asia Pacific to boost its business travel sector bookings.

Among the latest signings is  Hyundai Motor Company, Culture Convenience Club Co Ltd, which will offer Airbnb home sharing within its corporate travel options.

The Global Business Travel Association estimates that APAC accounts for the largest proportion (40%)[1] of the global USD$1.2 trillion business travel spend, and with overall market expected to grow by 3.7% per year over the next decade. Read more

Concorde completes makeover

September 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 14 September 2017:  Concorde Hotel Singapore has completed a major makeover on all rooms.

After a nine-month long refurbishment, the hotel is ready to unveil its brand new rooms, which have furnishings and fixtures that cater to the needs of today’s modern travellers.

The changes include completely renovated bathrooms, a lighter colour scheme, improved in-room lightings, bedside USB charging points, brand new carpets and a range of other upgraded amenities. Read more

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