Category: Hotels

Luxury hotels contribute to good year for Hungarian tourism

A 15% increase in the number of guest-nights spent at four- and five-star hotels paved the way for a successful 2005 tourism year in Hungary, according to an article published in  a recent  issue of the economic daily Magyar Gazdasag. According to the Regional Development Minister Istvan Kolber, Hungary registered its best year for tourism […]

Four Seasons in Guangzhou

Four Seasons in Guangzhou

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is in talks to manage a luxury hotel on the upper floors of the 432-meter high West Tower being built in Guangzhou, China. Their entry into Guangzhou’s high-end hotel market follows similar moves over the past year by other chains including Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, Shangri-La Resorts, Sofitel, Sheraton and Westin.

New luxury hotel in Glasgow

New luxury hotel in Glasgow

Glasgow’s prestigious old Royal Scottish Automobile Club in Blythswood Square in the city centre has been bought by a luxury hotel group and will be turned into a luxury 109-bedroom hotel. Edinburgh firm The Town House Company intends to restore the  building to its former glory with conference facilities, restaurants, a bar and first class […]

White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou, China

White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou, China

Tight security  surrounding the  five-star White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou, southern China, has today fed speculation that the North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is visiting as part of his diplomatic efforts to restart talks on the North’s nuclear program gathered pace. Hundreds of uniformed and plainclothes police have swarmed in and around the hotel, putting […]

Malmaison Edinburgh

Malmaison Edinburgh

HotelShark, an online lodging guide, has this week bestowed the Fin Award for Service Quality on the Malmaison Edinburgh. A recent guest of the hotel described it to HotelShark as a “trendy city hotel” with “power showers,” “sophisticated” guestrooms, and a “hotspot” of a bar.   With “young and friendly” employees, this “converted seaman’s hospital” […]

Castaways Hotel, Las Vegas

Castaways Hotel, Las Vegas

After spending two shuttered years living up to its name, the Castaways hotel and casino in Las Vegas went out with a bang. A series of planned explosions reduced the 19-story tower to a 20,000-ton heap of rubble and raised a huge cloud of dust about three miles from the Strip. A $4 billion hotel, […]

Radisson SAS Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul

Radisson SAS Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul

Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, the first-class, full-service international brand of Rezidor SAS Hospitality, has announced the opening of the Radisson SAS Bosphorus Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. The newly-built 120-room hotel offers a modern and stylish design with views of the Bosphorus strait. From here you can enjoy views of the strait and the world’s […]

Thailand's new 5 star hotel standards

Thailand’s new 5 star hotel standards

From now on, 5 star hotels in Thailand will have to be at least 30 cubic meters in size. Furthermore, 4-ft beds, 20-inch televisions with 12 operating channels, communication facilities and  large bathrooms are a must. The interior and exterior designs must also be extravagantly decorated. To be a five-star hotel, it must have more […]

Condé Nast Traveller magazine exclusive evening

Elegant Resorts, Condé Nast Traveller and Boodles would like to invite you to attend an exclusive evening of entertainment at the Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park, London on Wednesday 22nd February to celebrate Conde Nast Traveller magazine’s 100th ‘Gold’ issue. Enjoy the best in fine champagne on arrival at 7.30pm, followed by a sumptuous gourmet dinner […]

Hilton Hotels $1 billion investment

Hilton Hotels $1 billion investment

Consistently recognized as one of the most powerful brands in the industry, Hilton Hotels is in the midst of a $1 billion re-ignition campaign. Guests of selected renovated Hilton properties will experience first-hand the new enhancements, including refurbished lobbies, guest rooms and meeting space. Across all hotels, healthful menu choices; productivity-enhancing business centers; and partnerships […]

Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, VT

Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, VT

Green Mountain Inn in Stowe has a winter package which includes two nights’ accommodation, a bottle of Champagne, souvenir Champagne glasses, a box of handmade truffles, a three-course dinner (bottle of house wine included)  and a full country breakfast daily. Luxury rooms and suites cost from $316-$470 per person with a two night minimum stay. […]

The Talei, Fiji

The Talei, Fiji

GHM has announced a new project, The Talei, placed atop the beautiful Fijian island of Nananu-I-Ra.   It is scheduled to be completed in 2008,  and will be a 60-room hotel with a nearby club, consisting of   20 1-bedroom Club Suites and 30 2-bedroom Club Suites. With six idyllic white sand beaches, two stunning […]

The Setai, Miami, Florida

The Setai, Miami, Florida

The Setai on Miami’s Collins Avenue is, without doubt, the most exclusive hotel ever to grace South Florida. (You’ve got to be good to be able to  command rates that start at over $1,000 a night, and have entrées on your restaurant menu that cost $72.)   A member of the Asian GHM Hotels, the […]

Bangkok luxury hotel news

Bangkok luxury hotel news

The luxury Bangkok Siam Intercontinental, once a top hotel in the heart of the city at Siam Square, has been torn down, and is being replaced by the Paragon (currently under construction).  Bangkok’s Inter-Continental hotel replaces a building that once housed Le Meridien. Also near the city centre, the Hilton Nai-Lert is rebranding and opening […]

New luxury hotels in Lahore, Pakistan

New luxury hotels in Lahore, Pakistan

Three new five star hotels will be constructed in the Punjab  provincial capital of Lahore, it has been revealed.   In a press conference arranged by  the organisers of the Lahore Marathon,  District Nazim Mian Aamer Mahmood  said the hotels would boost tourism because Lahore hosted several international events each year.   The traffic problems […]

New Millennium hotel in Shanghai

New Millennium hotel in Shanghai

Millennium & Copthorne (M&C) Hotels plc has added another prestigious property to its group of over 90 hotels – the Millennium Hongqiao Shanghai. The five-star projected property is expected to be completed in mid-2006 and is located in Hongqiao, Shanghai’s commercial and residential district which is also located nearby the Shanghai Exhibition and Convention Centre, […]