BANGKOK, 28 April 2017: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement to manage its first resort in the Maldives.
The planned 105-unit resort, Mӧvenpick Resort & Spa Kuredhivaru Maldives, will be situated on the remote Kuredhivaru Island in Noonu Atoll in the northern part of the Maldives. It is scheduled to open during the second quarter of 2018.
The contemporary tropical resort will have 33 beach villas and 72 over water villas. Read more
LONDON, 28 April 2017: Hotels in Asia-Pacific saw average occupancy improve 3.3% to 68.3% during the first quarter of the year, according to data from STR.
STR said the hotel industry in the Asia Pacific region reported mostly positive results across three key performance metrics during the first quarter of 2017.
The data measures average occupancy; average daily rate and revenue per available room. Read more
BANGKOK, 28 April 2017: Dusit International has signed a hotel management agreement with Dhanasansombut Development Company to operate the first ever hotel in the heart of Bangkok’s world-famous Chatuchak Market.
Forming part of Dhanasansombut Development’s new mixed-use project, Mixt Chatuchak (www.mixtchatuchak.com), the new hotel will have approximately 250 rooms at a site located close to both both the MRT (Mo Chit Station) and BTS (Chatuchak Station) mass transit rail systems.
The two public transport systems provide easy access to all of Bangkok’s main attractions. Read more
BAHRAIN, 26 April 2017: Strengthening its foothold in Bahrain, Swiss-Belhotel International (SBI) will triple its inventory of rooms in the Kingdom this year with the opening of two new hotels.
Grand Swiss-Belresort Seef, a 189-key five-star resort, will open in the last quarter of this year, with a new residential property due to open in Juffair in December 2017 after it has been re-branded Swiss-Belresidences. These two new properties will be joining the existing Swiss-Belhotel Seef.
Swiss-Belhotel International chairman and president, Gavin M Faull, said: “The new developments are in line with our multi-brand growth strategy and reinforce our commitment to Bahrain where we continue to see a strong demand.” Read more
NEEDHAM, MASS, US, 26 April 2017: TripAdvisor launched its first-ever mobile Check-Index, Tuesday, that reveals travellers’ and locals’ most frequented hotels, restaurants and attractions in major world tourism destinations.
The study was based TripAdvisor’s massive databank of mobile check-in information.
“Our mobile Check-Index shows the points of interest where consumers are voting with their feet and actually spending their time,” said TripAdvisor vice president of product, consumer experience Jeff Chow. “It’s interesting to see how in some cities travellers and locals are drawn to the same things to do or places to eat, while in others you see distinct differences in their preferences.” Read more
DUBAI, 25 April 2017: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has launched a new global programme designed to take the stress out of family holidays.
The new family programme available at all Mövenpick properties, worldwide, focuses on providing baby essentials on request. Read more
DUBAI, 25 April 2017: Tourico Holidays reports inbound hotel room nights to the Middle East have increased by 112% year-over-year in 2017.
Outbound travel from the market is on the rise, as well. Hotel room nights sold from the Middle East are pacing at an increase of 138% through to the end of 2017 – meaning future hotel reservations through the end of the year have more than doubled compared to the same time in 2016.
Travel from China is a driving force in the market’s inbound hotel industry success. Tourico reports a sharp increase in Chinese travel to the Middle East, marked by a 60% surge in hotel room nights booked so far in 2017. Additionally, The US has increased its hotel room nights to the Middle East by 12% year-over-year, while Germany (+21% YOY), Canada (+8% YOY), and South American countries (+9% YOY) have also been key contributors to the growth. Read more
BANGKOK, 24 April 2017: Best Western Hotels & Resorts has unveiled its first property in Manado, the scuba diving and snorkelling destination on the northern tip of Sulawesi, Indonesia.
The new Best Western The Lagoon Hotel opened its doors 1 April. The hotel overlooks the Bay of Manado and island of Manado Tua.
It is also close to Manado’s main commercial and entertainment areas and a 45-minute drive from the city’s Sam Ratulangi International Airport. Read more
BANGKOK, 24 April 2017: Bangkok Airways’ FlyerBonus members will gain a third night free when staying three consecutive nights at any of 24 participating Dusit Thani Hotels and Resorts during May until the end of July this year.
The “Dusit Bonus Night Encore for FlyerBonus Programme” promotion also offers a 15% discount on food and late check-out until 1600.
Members will also receive FlyerBonus 10 and 15 points from local and international hotels respectively in the next month after stay. Read more
BANGKOK, 21 April 2017: Dusit International is set to expand its footprint with the opening of a property in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
The opening of DusitPrincesess Dhaka will mark the company’s first property in Bangladesh, under a long-term arrangement with a subsidiary of Lakeshore Hotels Limited.
Located in the north of the city, a five-minute car drive from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, the upper-midscale business hotel will open under Dusit’s newly developed franchising model. Read more