MOH Group expands to Melbourne

June 28, 2017 by  
Filed under News, PACIFIC

HONG KONG, 28 June 2017: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a management contract for a new  hotel and branded residences to be developed in Melbourne, Australia.

The project is expected to open in 2023, and is the group’s first announced property in Australia.

The hotel and residences will be located on Collins Street, in a mixed-use 185-metre tower, which will play a part in the ongoing regeneration of the city’s central business district. Read more

MICE not Mickey drawn to Disneyland

May 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Hong Kong, MICE, News

HONG KONG, 22 May 2017: With the recent officially launch of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort’s third hotel, Disney Explorers Lodge, last Tuesday, the resort believes new and existing facilities will help to attract more bookings from meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition sector (MICE).

Talking to a media group interview last week, the resort’s business solutions and events director, Karen Kwan, said “in terms of positioning, we have a conference centre in the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel so the new hotel will supplement the existing accommodation to draw MICE visitors.”

“For MICE groups and corporate clients, our resort can support them to oragnise events such as team building as well as cocktail receptions…the four themes of the new hotel gardens –  Asia, Oceania, South America and Africa plus three restaurants including a private room will add value and offer more variety and choices for clients.” Read more

HCMC gives green light to safari park

March 29, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, 29 March 2017: Long in the pipeline, the Saigon Safari project looks like it will see the light of day.

Ho Chi Minh City authorities now say they will press ahead with the long-awaited Saigon Safari project that will  be sited in Cu Chi District.

Saigon Times media reported Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Committee made a decision, late last week. It ends speculation on the project that first surfaced for city authorities to consider in 2015. Read more

LENS LINES: Cyclists race at Chatrium

March 21, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

CHANTHABURI, 21 March 2017: Chatrium Golf Resort Soi Dao Chanthaburi hosted the  Thailand Cycling Championship 2017, 10 to 12 March, in the resort’s spacious 1,580 acre parkland.

The three-day event drew competitors and spectators from around the country to vie for the Thailand Cycling Championship 2017 crown.

Chatrium Golf Resort Soi Dao Chanthaburi general manager, Piya Lawakul welcomed the cycle teams and VIPs. Read more

Gold at the end of Halal rainbow

March 21, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 21 March 2017: From hotels with segregated swimming pools to jelly made from seaweed instead of pig bones, Buddhist Thailand is chasing halal gold as it welcomes Muslim visitors and touts its wares to the Islamic world.

Inside the cavernous dining hall of the five-star Al Meroz hotel in a Muslim suburb of Bangkok, an elderly man with a wispy beard recites verses of the Koran as a nervous-looking groom awaits the arrival of his bride.

The young man bursts into a smile as his soon-to-be wife appears, clad in a brilliant white dress with matching headscarf. Read more

Bangkok’s green lung at risk

March 6, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 6 March 2017: Leaping out from Bangkok’s vast concrete sprawl is a kidney-shaped green space, home to hundreds of plant and bird species, and where cars are outnumbered by cycles.

But residents and campaigners fear the distinctive ecosystem and character of the city’s so-called “Green Lung” is under threat as developers lure locals with lucrative land deals.

Bang Krachao is an artificial island formed by a canal and a bend in the meandering Chao Praya river. Read more

Dusit Thani new lease, new life

March 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 2 March 2017: Dusit Thani PCL announced, Wednesday, an agreement with the Crown Property Bureau to continue leasing land occupied by its flagship Dusit Thani Hotel at the intersection of Silom Road and Rama IV Road.

A new lease agreement gives the group a 30-year lease on the prime land site downtown Bangkok with the right to extend for another 30 years.

The 517-room Dusit Thani Hotel opened in February 1970 on land leased from the Crown Property for an initial 30 years. At the time it was the tallest hotel in the Thai capital. Read more

Aviary Bintaro names GM

February 28, 2017 by  
Filed under Indonesia, News, People, Trade Talk

JAKARTA, 28 February 2017: PT Sumampau Hotels and Resorts has hired hospitality professional, Didit Anthony, as the opening general manager of Aviary Bintaro, a newly built hotel and serviced apartment due to open this April.

Anthony has work experience with airlines, travel agencies and theme parks.

A specialists in sales and marketing with BW International (BW Hotels, formerly Aston), Prasanthi Hotels & Resorts, AccorHotels, and Pan Pacific Hotels Group. Read more

Centara names Hua Hin GM

December 19, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Thailand, Trade Talk

HUA HIN, 19 December 2016: Centara Hotels and Resorts has announced the transfer of David Martens, former General Manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Krabi, to the post of general manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin,

The transfer was effective 9 December.

Centara’s Hua Hin property is also a member of the Luxury Hotels of the World. Read more

Maclean leads Anam team

December 1, 2016 by  
Filed under News, People, Trade Talk, Vietnam

NHA TRANG, VIETNAM, 1 December 2016: A colonial-styled beachfront resort, The Anam, has hired veteran hotelier Duncan MacLean to head its management team.

His career spans 40 years in the hotel industry with more than 20 pioneering projects in Asia.

MacLean takes the reins at The Anam in the role of general manager ahead of the hotel’s grand opening celebrations. Read more

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