Category: Asia

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Angsana Resorts & Spa expand

Angsana Resorts & Spa expand

Angsana Resorts & Spa is spreading its wings to the Middle East and Asia. In the years to come, you can look forward to experiencing our unique blend of romance, rejuvenation and exotic sensuality in the following destinations: Angsana Spa Montgomerie Golf Club, Dubai (2006) Angsana City Club & Spa Crescat City, Sri Lanka (2006) […]

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 […]

Hoang Anh Da Lat Resort, Vietnam

Hoang Anh Da Lat Resort, Vietnam

A  new five-start resort with 110 rooms and 3 restaurants has opened in the Central Highlands’ city of Da Lat. The Hoang Anh Da Lat Resort is owned by the Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group and the first phase of the project has been completed on an area of 5 hectares  at a cost of […]

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, […]

New five star hotels in India

Ambattur Clothing (ACL), a garment exporter in India, is looking to diversify into the luxury hotel market. Vijay Mahtaney, managing director of ACL is close to finalising plans to establish a chain of five-star hotels in Chennai, Coimbatore and Hyderabad through Ambattur Developers, ACL’s group company. Work on the 2.5 acre Chennai  project will start […]

Luxury hotels in Tokyo

Luxury hotels in Tokyo

The “Big Three” in Tokyo (the Imperial Hotel, Hotel New Otani and Hotel Okura) are facing increasing competition. Last summer, Hilton’s Conrad Hotel brand introduce Conrad Tokyo to the newly developed Shiodome business district in Minato Ward. This was followed by Mandarin Oriental’s Tokyo hotel in Nihonbashi (in Chuo Ward).   The spring and summer […]

Special offer at The Legian, Bali

Special offer at The Legian, Bali

The Legian is set in lush tropical gardens in front of fashionable Seminyak Beach, Indonesia, offering extraordinary views of the Indian Ocean. Each suite is adorned with rich woods and marble and features modern amenities that redefine luxurious resort living. All suites are equipped with the latest Bose hi-fi system and Apple iPods. Book a […]

Hotel Maya $10 million renovation

Hotel Maya $10 million renovation

Hotel Maya in Kuala Lumpur is in the busy heart of the Malaysian capital.   Despite being only 8 years old, the hotel re-opens after a $10 million makeover. Top local architect Sonny Chan has brought about an urban oasis with a stylish ambience. Just across the road is the city’s hippest night club, Zouk.

New luxury airline in India?

New luxury airline in India?

An Indian businessman, whose family dates back to the maharajahs, is to start a luxury airline that will target the rich and even have room for the servants. Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, who lives in the  Mysore Palace,  southern India, believes his heritage and name will give the airline an aristocratic flavour that will set […]

Thac Ba Lake resort

Thac Ba Lake resort

Hung Dai Duong Company from Ho Chi Minh City has started the construction of a tourist resort in Thac Ba Lake, a candidate for world natural heritage site, in the northern province of Yen Bai, Vietnam. The resort will link tours from Hanoi, Yen Bai, Lao Cai and Yunnan of China and is expected to […]

Oceania Nautica in China

Oceania Nautica in China

The American luxury liner Oceania Nautica anchored in the capital of south China’s Guangdong Province yesterday, with more than 1,000 tourists on board. It is particularly significant in that it is the largest foreign travel group to visit the province since the outbreak of SARS in 2003.