BETHESDA, MD, 2 February 2015: Marriott International has decided to withdraw as a party to the petition seeking direction from the FCC on legal Wi-Fi security measures. The hotel group was criticised by consumers and media for blocking guests from...
BANGKOK, 2 February 2015: Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is set to a launch a new category of guest room, called “Sunset Ocean Pool Villas”. The resort is also committed to an ongoing programme of extensive remake. During the first phase of the renovation Sunset Water Villas will be completely refurbished and redesigned and will reopen this July. Twenty of the existing inventory will be re-launched as ‘Sunset Ocean Pool Villas’ while the balance of 14 villas will be renamed 'Ocean Water Villas'. During the second phase,  ‘Beach Suites’ on the south side of the island, together with the Deluxe Family Water Villas and the resort’s one-and-two Bedroom Pool Villas, will be closed for renovations from 20 June to the end of August. Renovations on the resort’s Deluxe Water Villas and north-facing Beach Suites will be carried out later in 2016. As of 1 July, the new Sunset Ocean Pool Villas will have received a completely new, contemporary interior make-over, with brand-new furniture, doors and...
CHEVY CHASE, USA, 29 January 2015: Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company plans to open its second hotel in Malaysia in one of the fastest growing catchment areas known as the Petaling Jaya, within a development named Empire City. In a signing ceremony,...
SINGAPORE, 23 January 2015: Gili Lankanfushi, a resort in the Maldives has won the 2015 Best Hotel in the World award from TripAdvisor Reviewers. HPL Hotels & Resorts, Singapore managed the property since July 2012 when there was a change...
BANGKOK, 22 January 2015: Thai Hotels Association hopes amendments to the law governing hotel construction will crack down on illegal hotels that are siphoning off revenue from registered hotels. Speaking at the “Solution to clamp down on illegal Hotels” conference,...
SINGAPORE, 22 January 2015: InterContinental Hotels Group released its 2015 Trends Report, Wednesday, Building Trust Capital, The new business imperative in the Kinship Economy, that identifies the need to build brand and organisational trust. IHG is publishing its report during...
DAVOS, Switzerland, 21 January 201: Marriott International Inc announced, Tuesday, that it expects its portfolio of hotels, either open or under development, to surpass 1 million rooms by the end of 2015. When open, the hotels under development will have...

IHG signs Busan hotel

SINGAPORE, 20 January 2015: InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with SiLee Ltd to manage the 268-room Holiday Inn Busan Seomyun in South Korea’s second largest city of Busan. Situated in Seomyun, the city's central business district, the...
HONG KONG, 20 January 2015: Swiss-Belhotel International has engaged channel management and booking engine solution, STAAH, to run its e-commerce and ensure rate parity. Swiss-Belhotel International chairman and president, Gavin Faull, said STAAH's platform would allow the group to manage...
LONDON, 20 January 2015: The Asia Pacific region's hotel expansion continues with 2,390 hotels comprising 537,726 rooms under contract, according to the December 2014 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report. The under contract data includes projects actually under construction, or in...