• Patek Philippe reasserts its grand complications expertise with the enrichment of the current collection by three models: the Ref.5303R-001 Minute Repeater, Ref.5370P-011 Split-Seconds chronograph and Ref.5270J-001 Perpetual Calendar chronograph. Unveiled in 2019 in a limited...
       
  • Casa Cook, a collection of lifestyle hotels catering to independent travellers owned by the Fosun Tourism Group, has opened a property on the sun-drenched shores of Egypt’s Red Sea, Casa Cook El Gouna. Each of the 10o rooms features raw wooden furnishings and tarnished ceramics to create...
       
  • Joseph Zitnik has been appointed by Hilton as Area General Manager of the Greater Shenzhen Area, overseeing a portfolio of 14 Hilton brand hotels including Hilton Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center and Hilton Garden Inn Shenzhen World ...
       
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  • The Wharf Hotel Group, which operates 17 Niccolo and Marco Polo hotels in Hong Kong, mainland China and the Philippines, has launched a series of new Biosecurity Protocols including test and trace to protect guests, colleagues and partners. The protocols ensure all of its hotels implement ...
       
  • Auspiciously located at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers, InterContinental Chongqing Raffles City has made its debut as part of the landmark Raffles City Chongqing complex. Featuring 380 guest rooms and suites, the high-rise hotel is close to the CBD, Jiefangbei, and entert...
       
  • La Scala at The Sukhothai Bangkok, which is renowned for its classical Italian cuisine, has welcomed Anthony Burd as its new Italian chef. Following three years cooking in Italy and several stints at top restaurants in the US, including Marea at New York City, Burd was invited by Michelin-...
       
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  • Etihad Airways has resumed passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Shanghai. The service will operate with an initial weekly flight on Boeing 777-300ER, leaving Abu Dhabi at 1am and reaching Shanghai at 13.50pm. On the return flight, it departs Shanghai at 23.40 and lands at Abu Dhabi at 05.10...
       
  • It’s been a busy year for Kimpton, IHG’s boutique brand, with the opening of its first hotel in Spain in Barcelona’s vibrant gothic quarter earlier this year alongside new US properties: Kimpton Hotel Polomar South Beach and Kimpton Key West, a collection of five boutique hotels in F...
       
  • Raffles Bali is the brand’s first resort on the Indonesian isle. Perched on a hill overlooking Jimbaran Bay, renowned island-wide for its dazzling sunsets, the resort has just 32 private pool villas and a private beach. Its Wellbeing Butlers, meanwhile, can arrange cultural experiences i...
       
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  • Heading to Shanghai? Then check into the urban haven that is the Puli Hotel and Spa and enjoy two nights for the price of one with the Suite Summer Escape offer. Your blissed-out retreat from the hustle bustle begins the moment you arrive, with with serene views over Jingan Park and a sepa...
       
  • Aman New York brings the brand’s renowned serenity to the centre of Manhattan. Housed in the Crown Building, the first home of the Museum of Modern Art, the luxury hotel group partnered with architect Jean-Michel Gathy to restore this design icon to its original splendour for its first p...
       
  • A luxury landmark situated in the heart of a historical precinct, Intercontinental Singapore is one of the city state’s most distinguished addresses. The hotel recently appointed a new GM, Andreas Kraemer, who will be responsible for driving the hotel’s strategic growth, overseeing ope...
       
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  • Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has expanded its management agreement with Guam real estate developers Tanota Partners to take over the Outrigger Guam Beach Resort and adjoining luxury shopping centre, The Plaza. Now re-branded to ...
       
  • Like many hotels on the Thai coast, Koh Samui’s Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort, has recently re-opened its doors followings its temporary closure due to covid-19. The property, which is located on Chaweng Beach, has viewed the pandemic as an opportunity for refurbishment and has ...
       
  • Grand Hyatt Beijing has collaborated with the Germany’s top teddy bear brand, Steiff, to offer an afternoon tea incorporating its signature cuddly toys from now until 31 August. Served in the hotel’s Fountain Lounge, this summertime afternoon tea will feature Parmesan cheese scones, da...
       
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  • Wanda Reign on the Bund commemorated its fourth year in business with a cocktail party at Ruiku, which featured a speech and cake-cutting ceremony by the hotel’s GM, Nikolaos Chatzipetros. The GM also led a retrospective of the hotel’s development over the past four years and paid trib...
       
  • With Cam Ranh positioning itself as an upscale alternative to nearby Nha Trang on Vietnam’s south-central coast, it might be time to book into Alma, an independently owned and operated luxury resort. The sheer scale and size of this 580-room resort is pretty breathtaking, with 74 acres o...
       
  • Sitting in a prime location on Hainan island’s shoreline, 1 Hotel Haitang Bay, Sanya, the first Chinese resort from luxury brand US-based 1 Hotels, is a celebration of nature and sustainability that draws its design inspiration from the rugged beauty of China’s sunny southern isle. A c...
       
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  • Located along Bai Dai beach on Vietnam’s central coast, Movenpick Resort Cam Ranh is a great place to reconnect with the family. This stylishly integrated resort features 500 seaview rooms and pool villas, a spa, three restaurants, a bar, nightclub, water slides and a rope park. The reso...
       
  • Like many resorts in Koh Samui and all over Thailand, the Silavadee Pool Spa Resort in Koh Samui will welcome back guests with new measures from this month. The management team has implemented new procedures to enhance sanitation for guests and team members based on the guidelines of th...
       
  • InterContinental Chongqing Raffles City is scheduled to open this summer in the largest municipality in southwest China. Part of the landmark Chongqing Raffles City development at Chao Tian Men Square in the upscale Yuzhong District, it boasts stellar views of the Yangtze and Jialing River...
       
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  • Heading to Beijing soon? Then consider booking into one of the city’s grand dames, the Waldorf Astoria. Located in the heart of Beijing just moments from Wangfujing’s pedestrianised shopping area, the hotel pays tribute to the China’s great cultural past with a Ming-inspired courtyar...
       
  • With many hotels yet to open following the pandemic, some, like the Capella Group, are using this downtime to give back to their local communities. Capella Ubud has launched a Solitude in Nature experience designed to encourage mental and spiritual wellbeing. Five per cent of all proceeds ...
       
  • Pure Fitness International Trade Tower in Kowloon Bay and Pure Fitness One Hennessey in Wan Chai have just made their debut alongside Pure’s online wellness programme, which offers virtual access to favourite trainers and one-on-one nutrition e-coaching among other services. Pure Fitness...
       
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  • Marriott has announced that long-time senior executive Dave Grissen will step down from his position as group president, the Americas, towards the end of 2020 and retire from Marriott in the first quarter of 2021 after 36 years with the company. Grissen leads all aspects of the company’s...
       
  • Urban Resort Concepts’ first villa-only resort, The Pu Yun Hotel and Spa, will be an 80-key luxury retreat set within the lush mountains of Moganshan, which remains largely untouched by mass tourism. Its scheduled opening in 2022 will add to URC’s portfolio of award-winning luxury hote...
       
  • Japan’s Palace Hotel Group, which owns the Palace Hotel Tokyo, is poised to launch a new hospitality brand, Zentis, with the first hotel opening in Osaka in the third quarter of this year. Situated near the riverside area of Dojimahama and the business entertainment district of Kita-shin...
       







   
   
 
   
   
 

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