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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
Florian Leven

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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IDeaS achieves growth for Anantara

Jul 28th, 2014
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Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has reported a 15% RevPAR growth following its implementation of the IDeaS Pricing System (PS). Undertaking regular reviews of its commercial processes, new management strategies and technology systems, Anantara adopted the IDeaS Forecast Management System (FMS) to improve the business forecasts and help plan for level of guest demand. The 17

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Worldhotels reinforces Asia Pacific operations with three appointments

Jul 28th, 2014

Worldhotels has bolstered management of its fast-growing Asia Pacific operations by giving new and larger roles to three senior team members in the region. Christina Spykerman has become regional vice president, sales and marketing. Since her joining in January 2005, Spykerman has spearheaded many of the company’s key initiatives in the region. Her specific contributions

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Jennifer Cronin named VP, sales and marketing Marco Polo Hotels

Jul 21st, 2014
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Marco Polo has appointed Jennifer Cronin as vice president, sales and marketing of Marco Polo Hotels. Cronin is currently in the final stage of finishing her PhD in crisis management leadership at Bond University in Australia. Prior to that she held the position as VP sales and marketing with Dusit International, overseeing the global rebranding

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A vision of hospitality

Jul 15th, 2014
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KarmaRoyal Group’s chairman John Spence, credited with pioneering the holiday ownership concept in Asia, tells Catharine Nicol why what  he does is not the kind of the thing you can learn at hotel management school You may have heard of Karma Resorts. The Ibiza cool meets Balinese charm of über-luxurious Karma Kandara on the cliffs

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Best of both worlds

Jul 15th, 2014
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With the country’s recent tourism initiatives, Myanmar is fast becoming Asia’s next destination. Rebecca Lo examines three Yangon hotels that together tell a story of the city’s design development In October 2012, during a HICAP breakout session, Myanmar Tourism Federation’s senior advisor Kyi Kyi Aye confirmed what many attending already suspected: Her country was on

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IDeaS Introduces first reputation pricing module for revenue managers

Jul 7th, 2014

IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the leading provider of pricing and revenue management software, services and consulting, has announced its newest revenue management capability: IDeaS Reputation Pricing module, an innovative solution that provides hoteliers in Asia with fully automated pricing recommendations that capitalise on the relationship between online reputation and pricing to generate revenue uplift. Developed in

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Convenience stores

Jul 3rd, 2014
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Minibars are becoming increasingly automated and connected, and as well as being able to offer cost savings versus manual systems can also be tied into guestroom systems to drive revenue, writes Daniel Creffield “Especially in Asia, we see that automatic minibars have gone from the exception to the norm,” says Jan Willem Strijker, Bartech managing

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AHS announces new training manager

Jun 30th, 2014

Bangkok-based Absolute Hotel Services has announced the appointment of Rome Panitkuljakkrawal as group training manager. Panitkuljakkrawal, who holds both British and Thai nationality, joins Absolute Hotel Services from The Core Academy in the UK, where he was business development manager designing and developing recruitment, training and sales and marketing aids for the hospitality sector. Prior to

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