Accor cements hold in villa market

August 8, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

PARIS, 8 August 2017: Travellers will soon be able to experience over 10,000 homes, villas and apartments combined with professional hospitality and concierge service, worldwide,  under a single brand onefinestay.

AccorHotels announced, last week, it was grouping Travel Keys, Squarebreak and onefinestay with the intention to integrate the three companies under a single onefinestay brand by the end of the year.

The announcement signifies the finalising of an agreement with the founders of Squarebreak for the acquisition of the entire share capital. Read more

Ananda opens lagoon pool villas

June 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Thailand

HUA HIN, 29 June 2017: Ananda Hua Hin Resort & Spa, a Compass Hospitality-managed property, has introduced lagoon pool villas.

The 13 lagoon pool villas come in one- and two-bedroom configurations.

The lagoon accommodation lines the pool in an area of the new resort that sits close to the Gulf of Thailand coast. Read more

China site competes with Airbnb

September 30, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Technology

BEIJING, 30 September 2015: HNA Tourism Group announced, earlier this week, it will invest 500 million yuan (USD78M) in Zhubaijia.com, an overseas housing rental site for travellers similar to Airbnb.

The investment will initially focus on building web content in the house and apartment rental sector and providing the technology support to search and secure villa rental bookings at all the main tourist destinations in Asia.

Eventually it will mirror and compete head-on with Airbnb targeting exclusively in the Chinese market.

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DTG highlights luxury villa holidays

September 11, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Thailand, Trade Talk

BANGKOK, 11 September 2015: Diethelm Travel Group issued a new brochure, Tuesday, highlighting 30 exceptional villas across six Asian countries.

The addition of luxury villa content will make it more more convenient for DTG customers to introduce guests to some of the top villas in Asia that are ideal for long-stay holiday.

Villas are in Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia and the Maldives. Read more

Chedi reopens storied villa

September 4, 2015 by  
Filed under Hospitality, Indonesia, News

UBUD, 4 September 2015: The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah has wrapped up renovations on its Hadiprana Villa named after the resort’s founder Hendra Hadiprana who opened the 20-villa resort in the 1980s.

The centrepiece villa covers 570-square-metres retreat with a spacious deck and bale that surrounds a 60-square-metre swimming pool. Read more