News

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Global hotel prices rise for the fifth year in a row

The average price paid for a hotel room around the world rose by 4% during the first six months of 2014, when compared with the same period in 2013, as the overall economic recovery gathered greater momentum, particularly in Europe, and consumers became more confident in raising their travel spending, according to the latest Hotels.com

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Accor puts Asia-Pacific at centre of its luxury and upscale strategy

As Accor celebrates the launch of several high-end hotels across Asia-Pacific including Sofitel So Singapore, Pullman Shanghai South, and the signing of Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour at the Sydney International Convention Centre, the group has moved its global luxury and upscale marketing operations from Paris to Singapore, in a move that signals the growing importance

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New DoSM signs on at Sofitel Flagship

After five years on Sofitel launches in Phnom Penh and Bangkok, Anthony Slewka-Armfelt is settling in as director of sales and marketing for one of the most storied and established properties in the group’s portfolio, the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. Slewka-Armfelt has directed commercial activity for all Sofitels across Southeast Asia and India since 2008.

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Design

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The Langham, Hong Kong receives US$30 million facelift

Completion of a US$30 million, three-month extensive facelift heralds a new era of luxury for The Langham, Hong Kong. London-based interior and architectural design firm G.A Design was commissioned to create a world-class transformation with an emphasis on elegant residential experiences with luxury detailing. The renovation extends to 230 rooms and suites. The two signature

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Drink

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Top 10 dining trends of the last 10 years

Hong Kong’s WOM (word of mouth) guide celebrated its 10th anniversary with the inaugural WOM guide top 10 restaurant awards. Presented by founders Fergus Fung and Samanta Pong at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during the recent Restaurant & Bar event, the top 10 restaurant awards celebrates the best eats in the city,

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Equipment

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Colourful edge

F. Dick has adopted the new trend of colourful utilities in the kitchen, introducing four new bright colours to its Pro Dynamic series. The utility knives with a serrated edge and ergonomically designed all-plastic handles are now available in the shades of violet, apple green, turquoise and pink, in addition to existing colours of black,

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Food

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Seminar highlights premium quality English beef

Hong Kong is now the most significant market outside the EU For British beef and veal, with shipments increasing three-fold year-on-year, according to EBLEX, the organisation for English beef and lamb. The value of products exported to Hong Kong is also of higher value, while offal exports to the SAR also increased by 43 %

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Management

Infor appoints Eric Wong vice president of Infor Hospitality, Asia-Pacific

Infor, the world’s third-largest business software provider with almost US$3 billion in revenue, today announced the appointment of Eric Wong as VP of Infor Hospitality, Asia-Pacific. Wong will be responsible for driving Infor’s growth in the Asia-Pacific hospitality sector, further solidifying Infor’s leadership position in developing business software solutions specifically designed for the hospitality industry

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Market Report

Global hotel prices copy

Global hotel prices rise for the fifth year in a row

The average price paid for a hotel room around the world rose by 4% during the first six months of 2014, when compared with the same period in 2013, as the overall economic recovery gathered greater momentum, particularly in Europe, and consumers became more confident in raising their travel spending, according to the latest Hotels.com

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New Products

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Seminar highlights premium quality English beef

Hong Kong is now the most significant market outside the EU For British beef and veal, with shipments increasing three-fold year-on-year, according to EBLEX, the organisation for English beef and lamb. The value of products exported to Hong Kong is also of higher value, while offal exports to the SAR also increased by 43 %

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Technology

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Tink Labs announces investment in ‘handy’ brand

Tink Labs Limited, the Hong Kong-based tech incubator and developer of mobile travel solution handy, has announced that TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited, designer and manufacturer of smart device brands ALCATEL ONETOUCH and TCL, has made a strategic investment in the company. Tink Labs will use the additional funding to help support international expansion of

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