Category: Business Travel

First Hotel Indigo in Central America opens in San Jose, Costa Rica

Hotel Indigo today announced the opening of its first property in Central America. The 100-room hotel is in San Jose’s upscale neighbourhood of Santa Ana, one of the city’s fastest developing areas and an excellent starting point to visit some of the world’s most compelling eco-tourism destinations. Uniquely designed to reflect the local culture, character […]

Upsizing in The Bay of Plenty… despite the downturn

New Zealand Luxury member property, Ridge Country Retreat & Spa has recently upsized its luxury accommodation to better serve  its growing boutique business conference and personal retreat markets. Six new spacious stand-alone suites when added to the five existing lodge suites now provide eleven suites in total which can exclusively accommodate up to  22 people […]

New convention centre at Swissôtel Izmir

Business representatives can now convene in style at the Swissôtel Grand Efes, Izmir on the Turkish Aegean. The elegant hotel, a Leading Hotel of the World, celebrated its opening last year, and now the Grand Efes Convention Centre, within the hotel complex, has also opened for business. The centre is one of the largest and […]

A luxurious urban haven in the heart of Washington D.C.

A luxurious urban haven in the heart of Washington D.C.

The Doyle Collection is pleased to announce that following an extensive renovation, The Normandy Hotel has reopened its doors for trading with a chic and contemporary new look. Set in the heart of Washington’s prestigious Kalorama neighborhood, The Normandy Hotel, a boutique property, features 75 guestrooms in an intimate and luxurious setting. Located at 2118 […]

The Cove Rotana Resort, Ras Al Khaimah

The Cove Rotana Resort, Ras Al Khaimah

Rotana has announced the opening of its first property in Ras Al Khaimah – The Cove Rotana Resort  -overlooking the Indian Ocean on an idyllic water inlet at Arqoob Beach. This exquisite resort offers authentic Arabian hospitality, an elegant design and more than 600 metres of beach, tranquil azure waters and a multitude of activities. […]

New age for Bangkok's hotel and dining scene

New age for Bangkok’s hotel and dining scene

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel company, has announced the official opening of their stunning new flagship hotel the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.   With sumptuous international buffets, fine dining restaurants and Thai, Japanese and Chinese favourites, the Centara Grand at CentralWorld’s 8 restaurants, lounges and bars provide a world […]

Dusit International’s first foray into Africa

Dusit International  is officially opening the Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo today. The Cairo hotel is the company’s first property on the African continent, and brings it a step closer to the Europe.   It is strategically located in the New Cairo district known as the “Land of Gold”. The area is resplendent with waterfalls, brand […]

New ballroom at Plaza Athenee Bangkok

New ballroom at Plaza Athenee Bangkok

Renowned for its expansive meeting and event spaces, Plaza Athenee Bangkok, a Royal Meridien Hotel  has unveiled its brand new Athenee Crystal Hall. The pillarless ballroom is geared for social functions of up to 1,200 people. Bathed in natural light through its 8-metre tall bay windows, it can also seat 900 delegates theatre-style.

Success for Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco at HANZ awards

Success for Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco at HANZ awards

Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco has won the Supreme Overall Award for Excellence at the national HANZ awards for excellence. The resort was also judged to be the Best Hotel in New Zealand and in the top three finalists in the Best Restaurant in New Zealand and the award for Excellence in Customer Service. And it […]

European Club Hotel & Spa, Hallandale Beach, Florida

European Club Hotel & Spa, Hallandale Beach, Florida

Opening in 2009, the 30-story European Club Hotel & Spa will have every amenity – golf, extensive spa and fitness facilities, gourmet dining, executive meeting rooms and a lavish 10th-floor pool deck. The 135 guest rooms and 118 residences and office condos command spectacular fairway, ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views.

London Marriott West India Quay

The perfect location to experience a new London… the London Marriott West India Quay.

Emirates has 58 new ultra-luxury jets

Emirates has 58 new ultra-luxury jets

This week Emirates has been showing off the luxury trappings that come with its extravagantly-customised Airbus A380s. The superjet carries 489 passengers in varying degrees of luxury.   Shower spas, temperature-controlled floors, 23″ screens with over 1,000 audio and video channels,  a bar and 14 first class suites are  among the features to look out […]

Château de Villette, France

Home to a number of scenes from The Da Vinci Code, Château de Villette sits in 185 acres of private gardens just 40 minutes away from Paris.   You can rent the entire property for exclusive use, with its 18 bedrooms and professional gourmet kitchen.   Alternatively, it’s also a popular wedding venue, as well […]

See your Michelin-starred meal being cooked at five-star Celtic Manor

See your Michelin-starred meal being cooked at five-star Celtic Manor

Luxury hotel Celtic Manor Resort is now giving guests the opportunity to watch their Michelin-starred meal being cooked via a plasma screen at the head of chef’s table for ten! The five-star Celtic Manor Resort, located in the Usk Valley, Wales, has teamed up with The Crown at Whitebrook, Monmouthshire, and its Michelin star Chef […]

The Avenue Hotel Chicago is now officially open

The Avenue Hotel Chicago offically opens today.   Situated in the Magnificent Mile and just off Michigan Avenue, it has 200 guest rooms and 120 suites, many with great views. Business travellers will particularly like their Tech Rooms which come equipped with an iMac, T1 connection and printer.

Silicon Valley's Domain Hotel - ideal for the business traveller

Silicon Valley’s Domain Hotel – ideal for the business traveller

A former Radisson hotel has been added to the Joie de Vivre Hospitality chain.   Silicon Valley’s Domain Hotel is great for business travellers since it occupies a prime Sunnyvale location close to most Silicon Valley corporate headquarters.   Following its transformation, the hotel now has 124 rooms and 12 suites, with two themes – […]