JEJU, SOUTH KOREA, 12 January 2017: Wyndham Hotel Group has opened its newest Ramada hotel on the South Korean island of Jeju. The 273-room Ramada Encore Jeju Seongsan — owned and operated by Sean PMC Seongsan — joins the company’s...
HONG KONG, 12 January 2017: The 344-room Songbei Shangri-La opened last week in the fabled city of ice, Harbin. It marks Shangri-La’s second debut in this northeast city 18 years after the group opened the Shangri-La Hotel, Harbin in 1999. The...

Aloft rises in Taipei

TAIPEI, 6 January 2017: Marriott announced Thursday the opening of design-led Aloft Taipei Beitou Hotel, the second Aloft property in Taipei. The 292-room hotel is just a short walk from the century-old Beitou hot springs on the outskirts of the capital. Downtown...
PATTAYA, 27 December 2016: Centara Hotels and Resorts opened its Centara Azure Hotel Pattaya in time for Christmas celebrations. The hotel is the seventh Centara property in the popular coastal entertainment city. Located just a short walk from the beachfront, Centara...
PHUKET, 20 December 2017: Around 50 hoteliers have joined the recently formed Phuket Hotels Association, which is due to be officially launched at the up-coming Thailand Tourism Forum in January. Reporting on the association’s progress, C9 Hotelworks CEO,  Bill Barnett,...
SINGAPORE, 20 December 2016: Wyndham Hotel Group has reached a milestone in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim this year, by opening 17 new hotels and adding 2,336 rooms to its inventory. The latest additions are Ramada Hotel Niigata in Japan...

Bali beats competition

SINGAPORE, 20 December 2016: If you need to identify the 10 most popular destinations  based on travel interest for New Year and holidays through to February, TripAdvisor has the list and Bali tops it. The review and booking site monitored...
LONDON, 20 December 2016: STR’s latest preliminary November 2016 data for Singapore indicates overall performance declines. Based on daily data from November, Singapore reported  an increase in supply of plus 4%, while demand increased 2.2%  in year-over-year comparisons. However, the popular...
BANGKOK, 20 December 2016: Bespoke Hospitality Management Asia has increased its presence in Vietnam with six management contracts finalised for properties in Danang, Hoi An, Halong Bay and Viet Tri. It will give the group 850 rooms across a mix...

Hilton expands in China

SHANGRAO, CHINA, 20 December 2016: Hilton has opened Hilton Sanqingshan Resort in China's Mount Sanqing National Park. Hilton Sanqingshan Resort is the first internationally-branded resort in Shangrao, offering 372 rooms with views of the Chinese national park and tourist region...