Category: Business Travel

The new Sheraton Sharjah Hotel & Resort, UAE

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced that it has signed an agreement to manage its first hotel in Sharjah, a business and leisure travel destination designated as an Arab Capital of Culture. The new Sheraton Sharjah will open beginning of 2013, and is part of the company’s commitment to growth in the Middle […]

Special feature: The Lawrance, Harrogate, UK

Special feature: The Lawrance, Harrogate, UK

At the weekend, we stayed in a serviced apartment courtesy of The Lawrance. The Lawrance offers serviced apartments at three locations in the spa town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire: Kings House, Duchy House and York Road. We stayed at Duchy House D, a first floor, two-bedroomed apartment, on Duchy Road. Arriving on the Friday […]

Expansion of The Rocco Forte Collection

Expansion of The Rocco Forte Collection

The Rocco Forte Collection – which currently has 13 luxury hotels in major cities across Europe –  has revealed that its first property in the Middle East will open in Abu Dhabi this Autumn. It will be followed by a 146-bedroom property opening in Jeddah in 2011, a 90 All-suite Golf, Spa & Villa Resort […]

Qatar Airways Premium Terminal

Qatar Airways Premium Terminal

Qatar Airways, the 5-star airline, offers a private premium terminal for its First and Business class passengers at its hub at Doha International Airport. Qatar Airways’ Premium Terminal offers fine dining with specially selected wines and champagnes, some exclusive to Qatar Airways. Business travelers may utilize free wireless internet as well as meeting rooms that […]

Scheduled for 2012: Shangri-La Hotel, Istanbul

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts‘ first hotel in Turkey, the Shangri-La Hotel, Istanbul is set to  open in April 2012. The hotel will be located between the Dolmabahce and the Maritime Museum on the European coast of the Bosphorus Straits, the 30km stretch of water separating Europe and Asia. Set within the Besiktas district, the shopping […]

A Capella first in Asia: Capella Singapore

A Capella first in Asia: Capella Singapore

The first Capella property in Asia, Capella Singapore has set a new benchmark for personalised service in a region already known for its outstanding service standards. Personal assistants, a Capella hallmark, are well equipped to facilitate individual needs – from planning a culinary tour of Singapore specialties, to booking a corporate meeting, to arranging a […]

Open for Winter Games: The Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport

Open for Winter Games: The Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport

The Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport, a sophisticated, new-build hotel in Richmond, B.C. is now open. Ideally situated less than 4 km from Vancouver International Airport, it is also within a five minute walk of the Yaohan Centre and a 20 minute Skytrain ride to downtown Vancouver. Minutes from downtown Richmond, the new hotel also […]

Special feature: Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Crete

Special feature: Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Crete

In October we had the pleasure of staying at the  Blue Palace Resort & Spa near Elounda on the Greek island of Crete. Since we arrived quite late in the evening, it wasn’t until morning that we could appreciate the full beauty of the resort’s position with its stunning view of the island of  Spinalonga, […]

Multimillion-dollar renovation completed at Tampa hotel

Multimillion-dollar renovation completed at Tampa hotel

The Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore has completed its multimillion-dollar renovation and unveiled the Westshore district’s “newest” property. The 261-suite hotel has seen a facelift that has  touched virtually every aspect of the hotel, including all of the two-room suites; the eight-story tropical atrium; the innovative, modern business lounge; the 12,000+ square feet of meeting […]

Swissôtel to debut in the Middle East

Swissôtel to debut in the Middle East

Construction is under way on Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts‘ first hotel in the Middle East: Swissôtel Makkah in Saudi Arabia. The international hotel chain expects the hotel to open in January 2011. The new Swissôtel Makkah is going to have 1571 guest rooms, including 88 suites, spread over 53 floors, with half of all the […]

Rio - happiest city in the world... and with good reason!

Rio – happiest city in the world… and with good reason!

This year, Rio de Janeiro was named the happiest city in the world, according to a Forbes Magazine which surveyed 10,000 people throughout twenty countries. It also received the title of the most courteous city in the world, according to the Universities of Michigan and California. And one of the city’s major tourist attractions, Christ […]

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts ventures into India

For the first time, the international hotel chain Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is to open a Swissôtel in India.  The new deluxe hotel will be in Kolkata, the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal and a city that is home to the country’s second-largest stock exchange, the Calcutta Stock Exchange (CSE). It will […]

The award-winning Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino

St. Maarten’s Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino has been honoured with its third consecutive Incentive Magazine Platinum Partner Award for outstanding meetings services. The award has become the benchmark of achievement in the areas of motivation, corporate gifting and incentive travel for the past 17 years. With more than 16,000 square feet of meeting […]

Group incentives at Chateau On The Lake Resort, Branson, Missouri

Group incentives at Chateau On The Lake Resort, Branson, Missouri

Chateau On The Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center in Branson, Missouri is offering unique incentives for group bookings.  The AAA Four-Diamond resort, which sits on an Ozark mountaintop overlooking Branson, is offering many enticing incentives for groups booking and holding a new program by 1st May 2010. The 301-room resort boasts one of Missouri’s […]

Shangri-La opens its 28th hotel in China

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 […]

Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island to open soon

Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island to open soon

The iconic Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island will open its doors shortly. The 428-room contemporary hotel is located along the new Links Championship Golf Course and is within five minutes walking distance of the latest Formula 1 Yas Marina Circuit. This latest addition to IHG’s Crowne Plaza estate is situated on one of the […]