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Infinity and beyond

Aug 19th, 2014
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Infinity edge private swimming pools have become de rigeur in high-end resorts where privacy is the new luxury. Rebecca Lo looks at how these custom design sanctuaries provide safe havens for the ultimate escape Infinity edge swimming pools never fail to impress. Most successful when the sightlines are dramatic, such as a city’s skyline from

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Stream of consciousness

Aug 19th, 2014
Embassy Suites Hotel at Chevy Chase Pavilion – its new cloud-based platform has drastically cut the need for new hardware and infrastructure, to provide a more flexible, cost-efficient and intuitive way to meet its goal of expanded F&B operations

Moving to the cloud offers many opportunities to reduce the total cost     of ownership for hospitality systems including point-of-sale (POS) systems. Donald Gasper looks at how the installation last year of a cloud-based POS solution helped one US hotel expand its F&B while planning for major renovations One of the top performing hotels in Washington

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PolyU School of Hotel and Tourism Management launches Room of the Future Design competition

Aug 11th, 2014
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Following the success of the first round of ‘Tomorrow’s Guestrooms’ Competition last year, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has announced design as the theme of the upcoming competition. The ‘Tomorrow’s Guestrooms Design Competition – The Room of the Future’ will be held from September 1

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Shangri-La opens 85th China property

Aug 11th, 2014
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Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has opened its 85th hotel today in China’s largest northern port city. The 302-room Shangri-La Hotel, Tianjin, sits on the bank of the Haihe River in the new Hedong District, overlooking Tianjin’s signature architecture dating from the 19th century. Home to nearly 300 Fortune 500 companies, Tianjin is a bustling business

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Revamped luxury in the Maldives

Aug 10th, 2014
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The brainchild of local entrepreneur Hon. Ahmed Siyam Mohamed, the relaunch of The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi in the Maldives marks the first and flagship branded property of Sun Siyam Resorts. The luxury resort envelops 221 luxury oceanfront villas, 11 food and beverage dining concepts and a 20-room tropical spa. Located in the Noonu Atoll,

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The Peninsula Paris opens

Aug 4th, 2014
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Following a four-year restoration and marking the debut of The Peninsula Hotels into Europe, the newest hotel in The Peninsula Hotels’ portfolio, The Peninsula Paris has just opened. The property is a joint venture between Katara Hospitality and The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH). Katara Hospitality is a global hotel owner, developer and operator,

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Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong appoints Ken Wong as director of revenue and e-business

Aug 1st, 2014
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Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong has appointed Ken Wong as director of revenue and e-business. Formerly director of revenue and e-business at Eaton, Hong Kong, Wong in his new position will be responsible for providing strategic management and leadership vision to maximise overall hotel revenue. He will continue to ensure effective pricing and inventory strategies

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YTL Hotels announces expanded partnership with hospitality solutions provider TravelClick

Jul 31st, 2014
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YTL Hotels, which owns a collection of unique luxury hotels and resorts in Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan and beyond, has announced an expanded partnership with hospitality solutions provider TravelClick. This long-term partnership will maximise transactions and drive revenue for ten of its properties through the use of TravelClick’s market-leading iHotelier suite of reservations solutions. Through the

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Westin accelerates China portfolio with opening of Zhoushan resort

Jul 29th, 2014
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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced the opening of The Westin Zhujiajian Resort, Zhoushan, marking the Westin brand’s debut in the city of Zhoushan in the Zhejiang province of China. The beachfront resort features 263 guest rooms and villas, dining options and leisure facilities, and all the Westin brand’s signature amenities and services designed

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New executive assistant manager at The Nam Hai

Jul 29th, 2014
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The Nam Hai has appointed a new executive assistant manager, hiring Florian Leven to fill the vacancy left by Walter Hess, who moves to Bali to become the first general manager of the soon-to-open Chedi Club Jimbaran Bali, another GHM-managed property. Leven’s post at The Nam Hai comes after a six-year stint in Hawaii, where

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