News

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Taiwan hospitality eyes the region

China and Korea present the most immediate – and lucrative – opportunities for Taiwan’s hospitality industry, writes Michael Taylor Around 5.6 million travellers visited Taiwan during the first seven months of this year, an increase of nearly 27% over the same period the year before. Visitors from mainland China accounted for nearly 41% of the

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Worldhotels bolsters China expansion by welcoming Worldhotel Grand Jiaxing Changsha

Worldhotels has expanded its foothold in China with the addition of the Worldhotel Grand Jiaxing Changsha to its global network. The capital and largest city of Hunan Province, Changsha is one of China’s most ambitious and rapidly growing cities. Worldhotel Grand Jiaxing Changsha is a luxurious landmark hotel which addition reinforces the group’s conviction to strategically

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Hotel Charity Run 2014 in Singapore

Running total – Starwood Hotels raises big bucks for charity

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced that close to US$228,000 was raised after the inaugural Hotel Charity Runs that took place on 12 October 2014 in 92 locations across Asia Pacific. The runs were an initiative championed by the Starwood Asia Pacific divisional office, in line with Starwood’s overarching belief in sustainable and responsible behaviour. “Starwood works

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Design

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Size matters

In prime urban locations, savvy hoteliers are downsizing guestrooms while giving the space back to guests through chic common areas. Rebecca Lo takes a closer look at the trend In Asia, space is often equated with luxury. Urban areas and CBDs in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong are prime real estate territory where the bigger

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Drink

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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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Equipment

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Hotel cuts energy consumption by 60%

La Residence Hotel & Spa has implemented the first phase of a green energy initiative when the riverfront property turned the valve on a rooftop hot water system that continuously heats 4,000 litres of water, serving 39 rooms. The hotel expects to save as much as 60% on electrical consumption by those rooms. Next year,

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Food

New Economy dining experience - service

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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Management

Hotel Charity Run 2014 in Singapore

Running total – Starwood Hotels raises big bucks for charity

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced that close to US$228,000 was raised after the inaugural Hotel Charity Runs that took place on 12 October 2014 in 92 locations across Asia Pacific. The runs were an initiative championed by the Starwood Asia Pacific divisional office, in line with Starwood’s overarching belief in sustainable and responsible behaviour. “Starwood works

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Market Report

Sun-Moon-Lake-Taiwan

Taiwan hospitality eyes the region

China and Korea present the most immediate – and lucrative – opportunities for Taiwan’s hospitality industry, writes Michael Taylor Around 5.6 million travellers visited Taiwan during the first seven months of this year, an increase of nearly 27% over the same period the year before. Visitors from mainland China accounted for nearly 41% of the

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New Products

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The flying bar

Created by two leading Italian firms, Indel B and Massimo Mussapi Architect, Flying Bar uses smart technology with an energy-saving cooling system. The wall-mount glass door minibar is the thinnest in the world, making it versatile for numerous installation solutions, and offering better functionality and greater accessibility for guests. The concept combines Indel B’s smart

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Technology

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Starwood announces keyless room entry

Starwood Preferred Guest, the loyalty programme from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc has introduced SPG Keyless, the hospitality industry’s first mobile, keyless entry system, allowing guests to use their smartphone as a key. Rolling out to Aloft, Element and W Hotels around the globe, SPG Keyless has just made its official debut in 10

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