News

Chef Wong Wing-chee, Australia minister for agriculture, food and fisheries Leon Bignell and chef Nigel Rich

HK theme park launches South Australian food festival

To celebrate Ocean Park’s newest attraction – ‘Adventures in Australia’, headlined by the arrival of eight southern koalas, the famous Hong Kong theme park is launching a series of food and beverage promotions. A collection of over 30 wines selected from nine wine regions of South Australia will be introduced to visitors at Ocean Park,

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Asia-Pacific demand will see 500th hotel milestone in 2016 for Sheraton

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced its Sheraton brand continues to power ahead across the globe with at least 20 new hotel openings expected by year’s end. Sheraton will enter Sri Lanka and Romania this year, building upon the momentum of its 2014 debut in Tajikistan and last month’s launch in Samoa. Strong

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Starwood Asia Pacific continues growth momentum with new destinations and brand debuts in key markets

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is set to continue its expansion momentum across Asia-Pacific backed by a pipeline and guest and customer outreach programmes. In 2014, Starwood opened 30 new hotels and signed 71 new hotels across the region. This year, the group continues to widen its reach across the region with more than

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Design

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Lion’s den

Singapore shows that anything goes when it comes to guestrooms for every style, taste and budget, finds Rebecca Lo In recent years, many of Singapore’s hotels have taken a rather experimental approach in the design department. The perfect storm of a young population open to cutting edge concepts, a large pool of migrant builders, a

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Drink

Chef Wong Wing-chee, Australia minister for agriculture, food and fisheries Leon Bignell and chef Nigel Rich

HK theme park launches South Australian food festival

To celebrate Ocean Park’s newest attraction – ‘Adventures in Australia’, headlined by the arrival of eight southern koalas, the famous Hong Kong theme park is launching a series of food and beverage promotions. A collection of over 30 wines selected from nine wine regions of South Australia will be introduced to visitors at Ocean Park,

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Equipment

Table linens at InterContinental Hong Kong's SPOON by Alain Ducasse

Patterns of profit

Demand for fine bed and table linen is up and hotels are also seeking higher quality as well as more adventurous designs, patterns and colours, writes Jane Ram Luxury comes in ever-higher grades as top tier hotels seek new ways of standing out from their competitors. The average guest spends about one-third of his or

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Food

Chef Wong Wing-chee, Australia minister for agriculture, food and fisheries Leon Bignell and chef Nigel Rich

HK theme park launches South Australian food festival

To celebrate Ocean Park’s newest attraction – ‘Adventures in Australia’, headlined by the arrival of eight southern koalas, the famous Hong Kong theme park is launching a series of food and beverage promotions. A collection of over 30 wines selected from nine wine regions of South Australia will be introduced to visitors at Ocean Park,

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Management

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A long time coming

Surveys reveal that as many as 64% of couples appreciate lovers’ accessories in the hotel room, and up to 41% see them as an incentive to book a hotel. Intimacy in hotels is a fact that can be turned into a business, says Secret Passion Europe, a company which offers “the world’s most elegant intimacy

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Market Report

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Thailand strikes back

Industry insiders are optimistic about the new year as tourists start to return following months of uncertainty in the Land of Smiles, Michael Taylor reports Thailand’s tourism industry is set for a rebound in the new year following months of political instability, which resulted in a military a coup d’état in May 2014. With several

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New Products

Secret Passion4

A long time coming

Surveys reveal that as many as 64% of couples appreciate lovers’ accessories in the hotel room, and up to 41% see them as an incentive to book a hotel. Intimacy in hotels is a fact that can be turned into a business, says Secret Passion Europe, a company which offers “the world’s most elegant intimacy

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Technology

Harnessing the technology

Rapidly evolving property management technology is creating a more profitable business environment for the industry, adding revenue, lowering expenses and improving guest service and loyalty, writes Donald Gasper The boundaries of new hospitality technology continue to expand at an astounding rate. Hotel operators are realising their future competitiveness depends on using advanced solutions to increase

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