Starwood Hotels & Resorts has opened its 150th hotel in Asia Pacific – the ITC Royal Gardenia, a Luxury Collection hotel in Bengaluru, India. The opening of the 292-room hotel underscores Starwood’s long-term strategic growth plans in Asia Pacific, where it has executed 23 new deals in 2009 – seven hotels have been opened prior […]
aloft is gaining momentum this month with plans to open one hotel each week in North America – double the pace of previous months. The surge in aloft openings is helping move Starwood Hotels & Resorts closer to its goal of opening its 1,000th hotel or resort worldwide. Offering high style at a steal, aloft […]
Pan Pacific Hotels Group is set to have another hotel in China next year, in line with its growth strategy for the country. The 484-room hotel, currently Sheraton Suzhou Hotel and Towers, will be rebranded as Pan Pacific Suzhou in January 2010. A brand new 342-room hotel in Tianjin, scheduled to open in 2011, is […]
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts opened Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo today – its third property in the Zhejiang province after Shangri-La Hotel, Hangzhou and Shangri-La Hotel, Wenzhou – to complement its current portfolio of 27 mainland China hotels. Long known as a major trading and shipping hub, Ningbo is situated across the Hangzhou Bay from Shanghai. It […]
Hilton Shanghai is offering a new feature to offer connoisseurs a fresh venue to savour fine cigars. Just launched in June, Libre Cigar Lounge, provides individuals who enjoy this recreation with more than 20 brands and 60 types of Cuba’s best products. The collection includes limited versions of cigars with essences ranging from light to […]
Bringing the heritage, the beauty and the romance of Italy to the fine dining scene in Hong Kong, Chef Stefano Poli, the new Executive Chef at The Luxe Manor‘s signature Italian restaurant Aspasia, has created a tasting menu of Venetian delights that bring the flavours of the country to life. A native of Venice himself, […]
Michael Saxon lives in Penang, Malaysia where he is the General Manager of one of the Far East’s most prestigious and historic hotels – the Eastern & Oriental. Happily married to his Malaysian wife, Beatrice, with whom he has two beautiful daughters, and working in the job of his dreams, he exudes the quiet […]
The Asia Luxury Travel Market 2009 took place in Shanghai this week. The 3-day, invitation-only event is now in its third year. If you’ve attended, please let us know your thoughts on the show by posting a comment here.
These days it seems it’s not enough to offer just a few drinks and snacks in a hotel minibar. Hotels are going a step further, offering all manner of items from bikinis (W Retreat & Spa, Maldives) to gourmet dog biscuits (The Loews Hotel, Denver). But perhaps one of the most unusual items […]
The results of the World Airport Awards from Skytrax are out. Congratulations go to Incheon International Airport in Seoul which beat last year’s winner (Hong Kong International Airport) into second place. The top 10 were as follows: 1. Incheon International Airport 2. Hong Kong International Airport 3. Singapore Changi 4. ZÃ¼rich 5. MÃ¼nchen 6. […]
In the lead up to World Environment Day on 5th June 2009, stylish, boutique hotel The Luxe Manor is launching a new Green Package. Until the end of the month, guests will be able to enjoy a special nightly rate in a Superior Room for just HK$1450 with 5% of the Green Package revenue being […]
This is far from luxury travel but I thought I would share it anyway because it makes for some fun and interesting viewing. It doesn’t really need much of an introduction – it’s a personal journey across China, made on foot. Enjoy.
The doors of The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai are now open, enabling guests to experience the glamour of the Golden Age of Old Shanghai in a unique Art Deco masterpiece. Each of the hotel’s 96 exquisite rooms and suites offers a personal sanctuary of comfort, distinguished by the opulence of Old Shanghai and the luxury […]
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is making its landmark entry into China with the opening of the Fairmont Beijing. Scheduled to officially open in the summer of 2009, the Fairmont Beijing is located in Yong An Li an unrivalled position as the ‘Gate’ to Beijing’s Central Business District. Providing ease of accessibility for business or […]
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has announced the return of its signature Hyatt Regency brand to Hong Kong with the opening of the 567-room Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin. The first international hotel brand to open in the New Territories, the property features spectacular Tolo Harbor views, extraordinary restaurants and meeting space, as well as […]
Staying at The Peninsula this season means you can personalise your visit by selecting options from Winter Escapes package, or indulge in The Suite Life and enjoy a complimentary second night’s stay. This winter, two of Hong Kong’s oldest and best loved icons, The Peninsula and The Star Ferry, team up in signature style for […]