Further to the successful staging of the inaugural Asia Luxury Travel Market (ALTM) at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre last month, it’s been revealed that the event is to become an annual one. Several prestigious exhibitors, including The Leading Hotels of the World, Design Hotels, Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts have all [...]
Can you believe it’s been 10 years already since the hand-over of Hong Kong back to mainland China? The Langham Hotel, Hong Kong is recognising the anniversary from 1st July 2007 through until 31st August 2007 with a special Decennial Celebration package. For $1,997 (note the amount… clever, eh?), the package includes suite accommodation [...]
The inaugural Asia Luxury Travel Market is fast approaching. ALTM will take place at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre in Shanghai, China, from 18th to 21st June 2007, and will provide luxury suppliers the opportunity to meet the finest trade buyers from the Asia Pacific region.
Suite name: Premier Suite Resort: Langham Hotel Hong Kong Size of accommodation: 1170 sq ft Cost per night: HK$13,000 (plus 10% service charge and 3% government tax) Who’s stayed there? Christine Arguilera (US singer), Kenneth Cole (Designer), Li Yun Di (World famous pianist) What makes it special? Presidential-style and the ultimate in both comfort and [...]
Suite name: L900 Landmark Suite Hotel: The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Size of accommodation: 900 sq ft Cost per night: HK$8,800 What makes it special? The L900 Landmark Suite is all about drama and indulgence – the entrance is a dramatic marble catwalk leading to the spectacular open plan bathroom. Three separate areas [...]
The Tibetan campital of Lhasa is to get a luxury hotel courtesy of Starwood’s St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. According to their press release, it will offer guests “superior design and unparalleled service in the world’s most highly elevated location”. The 169-room luxury resort will open in January 2010 and will offer views of the [...]
Doug Gollan is one of three founders of the Elite Traveler magazine. While his title is President and Editor-in-Chief, his responsiblities include overseeing editorial, sales, marketing and distribution. What is it that you do exactly? I would say my time is divided mainly between the editorial, sales and marketing, with about 10% spent on [...]
The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is creating a new exclusive suite in honour of the celebrated British photographer Patrick Lichfield. Lord Lichfield was the photographer behind the Mandarin Oriental’s “He’s a fan/She’s a fan” advertising campaign, and regularly stayed at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, long considering it his Asian home. Reminiscent of the 1960s [...]
The largest vessel ever to grace Hong Kong’s waters, the Queen Mary 2, has been welcomed into Victoria Harbour with a dazzling performance of the “Symphony of Lights” laser show. The ship is on her maiden round-the-world voyage; it departed Fort Lauderdale in January and is now heading for Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
The Eaton Hotel Hong Kong has completed its luxurious new E Suite. It is the only of its kind in the hotel, and is designed as a unique option for the new generation business executive. Completed as part a US$18 million makeover, the E Suite is a contemporary space with unique and thoughtful design features [...]
Mandarin Oriental has announced three new management contracts for luxury hotels – in Paris, Taipei and Guangzhou – moving the group closer to its goal of at least 10,000 rooms worldwide. Mandarin Oriental, Paris, will be one of the largest in the city with 150 luxurious guestrooms and suites. Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou will feature 340 [...]
Style Clinic by Astin Brown Inc. is introducing tailor-made shopping experiences to the ‘ready-set-go’ city of Shanghai, China. A relatively new shopping mecca and style destination, this pulse-racing city, located on the Yangtze Delta, overflows with the biggest city population in the world. Highlights include fast and heady shopping at coveted secret shopping locations, [...]
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has opened its first dedicated spa training centre – the Shangri-La Spa Academy – in Manila, Philippines. The Spa Academy will train therapists to meet the demands of the rapid expansion of CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La – Shangri-La’s signature spa brand. Five CHI spas have so far opened: in Bangkok, [...]
Suite name: Peninsula Suite Hotel: The Peninsula Hong Kong Size of accommodation: 4111 sq ft Cost per night: HK$46,000 What makes it special? Literally fit for a king and the views from the suite are truly breathtaking. The Peninsula Suite has one master bedroom with [...]
Kempinski Hotels is gearing up for greater growth by tapping into the projected increase in Middle East outbound travel, launching new properties in Russia, China and Central Europe. The group will be increasing its global portfolio to 92 hotels, making it the most represented hotel group within the Leading Hotels of the World. Following their [...]