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Chinese invest in ‘trophy’ hotels worldwide

Chinese investors are ploughing capital into cities and properties that cater to the increasing demand from Chinese tourists. The Paris Marriott Hotel Champs Elysees (right), is the latest landmark hotel to switch to Chinese ownership following a US$467 million deal, which transfers ownership of the iconic property to Hong Kong-based investor Kai Yuan Holdings. Jones

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News

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IHG opens six Holiday Inn Express Hotels in one year in Indonesia

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of a new Holiday Inn Express Surabaya CenterPlaza in Indonesia’s second largest city of Surabaya. The 236-room property is the first Holiday Inn Express hotel to open in the East Java capital and the sixth in Indonesia, following back-to-back openings since the brand launched in the country

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World of potential

A brighter financial outlook and stable political situation is expected to improve investor confidence in India and revive growth in the medium to long term, writes Lyndee Prickett The new government in India and a strengthening economy is bringing back optimism to the hospitality market. A major visa policy change is likely to attract more

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Dining options expands for Qantas economy travellers

Qantas has unveiled details of its new inflight dining offering, which is set to re-define the travel experience for international economy customers. Customers will enjoy a wider choice of meals, 50% larger servings and faster service. The new menu offers more generous meals and an increase from two to four meal options with new meal

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Design

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Hotel room of the future appeals to the next generation of connected world travellers with Tomorrow’s Guestrooms

What is the hotel room of the future? How does it appeal to the next generation of connected world travellers? The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Hotel ICON are determined to find out with their designated rooms for research and development – ‘Tomorrow’s Guestrooms’. Following

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Drink

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Rouge bubbles

G.H. Mumm has released a festive Christmas edition of its Cordon Rouge. The No. 1 Night Edition is packaged in pale gold embossed with cuvee’s red silk ribbon, symbolising its historic association with the Legion of Honour. An alternative option for the season’s celebrations is G.H. Mumm’s Grand Crys Blanc de Blancs 2013 – initially

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Equipment

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Dollars and scents

Bathroom amenities may appear to be small cogs in the grand machine that is the hotel guest experience, but they seem to play a disproportionate role in cementing brand identity, writes Catharine Nicol Guests are becoming increasingly savvy and demanding, whether male or female, and actively look out for a brand name or at least

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Food

MLA Pencil box winners

Young women chefs claim top HK prize

The third MLA Pencil Box Culinary Challenge hosted by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) for young chefs was held last month in Hong Kong. Twenty-four young chefs – between the ages of 19 to 24 – from culinary institutions Hospitality Industry Training and Development Centre and the Hong Kong Culinary Academy participated in the contest.

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Management

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How to train your therapist

The quality of your staff can make or break your spa. Catharine Nicol explores the pros and cons of the various kinds of training available  The hospitality world is well aware of the importance of training. A way to elevate service levels beyond your competitors, many hundreds of man hours are dedicated to ensuring everything

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Market Report

The Paris Marriott Hotel Champs Elysees

Chinese invest in ‘trophy’ hotels worldwide

Chinese investors are ploughing capital into cities and properties that cater to the increasing demand from Chinese tourists. The Paris Marriott Hotel Champs Elysees (right), is the latest landmark hotel to switch to Chinese ownership following a US$467 million deal, which transfers ownership of the iconic property to Hong Kong-based investor Kai Yuan Holdings. Jones

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New Products

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Dollars and scents

Bathroom amenities may appear to be small cogs in the grand machine that is the hotel guest experience, but they seem to play a disproportionate role in cementing brand identity, writes Catharine Nicol Guests are becoming increasingly savvy and demanding, whether male or female, and actively look out for a brand name or at least

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Technology

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Safety first

How do manufacturers of hotel door locks stay one step ahead of criminals, while ensuring easeof use for guests, asks Daniel Creffield A series of hotel room break-ins at the Houston Hyatt a couple of years ago in which door locks were disabled using a device created for less than US$50 spurred many hospitality groups

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