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Accor and Action Hotels announce largest ibis development in Australasia

Sep 2nd, 2014

Australia’s largest hotel operator, Accor, will add to its rapidly expanding economy portfolio following the signing of a management agreement with Middle East hotel owner and developer, Action Hotels plc, which has confirmed it will develop what will be the largest ibis hotel in Australasia in central Brisbane. The announcement of the 368-room ibis Brisbane

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An expanding Chic Collection

Aug 29th, 2014

Chic Collection has announced 20 new members in Asia to its portfolio. Developed on the philosophy that today’s traveller is seeking a hotel experience that is more unique and personalised, Chic Collection groups its member properties by theme instead of destination, to match travellers with independent hotels. The themes feature a range of headlines that

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Celebrity chef joins Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

Aug 25th, 2014

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort has announced that popular cooking show Host and Judge, Rinrin Marinka will be a special guest chef as the hotel celebrates the first anniversary of its Sunday Market Brunch. Themed ‘Sip, Savor and Shop’, the weekly brunch event is Kuta’s only market brunch featuring a great spread prepared by the resort’s

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Infinity and beyond

Aug 19th, 2014
Pullman Phuket Arcadia pool villa

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

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

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

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
The Peninsula Paris copy

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
Ken Wong copy

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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