Check in Shanghai’s pit

SHANGHAI, 16 November 2018: A hotel development sunk into a disused quarry in China opened its doors, Thursday, to deep-pocketed clientele. Preventing the 88-metre-deep (290 feet) pit from flooding was among the chief challenges for engineers working on the swanky...
MAWLAMYAING, Myanmar 15 November 2018: The 72-room Hotel Suggati officially opens 15 December in Mawlamyaing, the capital of Myanmar’s Mon State. Located next to the Salween River, the waterfront property will be positioned as a three-star hotel for business and...
SINGAPORE, 15 November 2018: A consortium led by China’s Jin Jiang International Holdings has completed the acquisition of Radisson Hospitality. The consortium acquired a 52.21% stake in the hotel group giving it majority control. In response to the announcement Radisson Hospitality...
HONG KONG, 13 November 2018: Mandarin Oriental has named Mark Bradford as general manager of the Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing. It’s the group’s first project in China’s capital city scheduled to open in early 2019. Bradford has more than 17 years...
GEORGETOWN, Penang, 12 November 2018 – Hard Rock Hotel Penang has been awarded five-star certification by Malaysia's Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Recognition is seen as a major milestone and underscores the quality of the Hard Rock Hotel experience...

French hotels sue Airbnb

PARIS, 12 November 2018: The main trade group for French hotels has sued the home-sharing giant Airbnb, accusing it of unfair competition by "knowingly violating" rules imposed as part of a crackdown in one of the US giant's biggest...
BANGKOK, 8 November 2018: Thai Real estate developer, Sansiri, is entering the hospitality business through an investment worth USD80 million that will eventually involve six brands, the company announced, Wednesday. Expansion starts with the introduction of its ‘Standard Hotels and...
PHNOM PENH, 8 November 2018: The owners of Siem Reap’s Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor and the Raffles Hotel Le Royal, in the capital Phnom Penh, have scheduled a major renovation of the two properties starting in the second quarter...
SINGAPORE, 7 November 2018: As GHM readies for the opening of a new resort on the Arabian peninsula and plans expansion in Asia, the hotel group has named Tommy Lai as its CEO. The Singapore national will assume some responsibilities...
BANGKOK, 5 November 2018: Centara Hotels & Resorts has been categorised a “Thailand Sustainability Investment (THSI)”, an annual recognition for listed companies that operate with responsibility for environmental, Social and governance (ESG) guidelines. The THSI list recognises companies for their...