Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has been awarded “Green Globe” by the non-profit environmental organization EC3. In its first annual ‘Earthcheck’ assessment against benchmarking indicators and checklists to track performance in key areas of environmental and social impact, the 320-room hotel outperformed baseline levels in seven areas including water savings, use of paper products, cleaning products and pesticides. [Read more…]
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman Sheldon G. Adelson and other senior executives celebrated the topping off of the three hotel towers at the company’s Marina Bay Sands property in Singapore. To clarify any ambiguities concerning the property’s opening date the company issued the following statement:
“The company has said on previous occasions that it is targeting an early 2010 opening for its Marina Bay Sands integrated resort in Singapore. That plan remains the same, and although we do not have an exact date, we are making every effort to open the property by February 15, 2010. [Read more…]
Presently known as Hotel Ukraina, Rezidor’s new flagship Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow is one of the city’s most famous landmarks. Currently under extensive renovation, the new Radisson Royal Hotel featuring 507 guest rooms and 38 serviced apartments is scheduled to open its doors on December 1st 2009. [Read more…]
Accor, the largest international hotel operator in Thailand, opened of two beachfront Mercure resorts on Southern Thailand Island – Samui (Koh Samui) – Mercure Samui Buri and Mercure Samui Fenix.
Mercure Samui Buri Resort marks Accor’s first mid-scale hotel on the island. The hotel is situated on the secluded northern Maenam Beach, a beach that remains a secret paradise. The waters are calm and shallow for most of the year, the sandy beach is long, and has stunning vistas of Pha Ngan Island. The location is perfect for couples on a honeymoon or those in need of a relaxing break. [Read more…]
Ritz-Carlton hotel in Shenzhen opened on March 15, 2009. The opening of this hotel further demonstrates the exceptional brand growth of The Ritz-Carlton in China, with five new luxury hotels having opened in the space of slightly more than two years.
Contemporary in design, The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen comprises 282 luxurious guestrooms, including 43 suites that offer magnificent views of the city – nine of which feature signature balconies. The 446-square meter (4,801 square feet) Ritz-Carlton Suite features a magnificent two-storey grand entrance with floor-to-ceiling, offering a 270-degree panoramic view of the city, a steam room, Jacuzzi, study, library and games room. [Read more…]
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts opened two new hotels on 2 March 2009, bringing the total number of hotels in the strong network to 62. The two new hotels are Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo and Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa, Philippines. [Read more…]
Visitors looking for adventure in one of Asia’s most popular vacation hot spots now have a value for money option in the 390-room Courtyard by Marriott Phuket at Patong Beach that features room amenities such as 32” flat screen TVs, luxurious bedding, DVD players and high speed internet. Within walking distance to major shopping outlets and the beach, the hotel offers an ideal location and boasts a rooftop pool where guests can enjoy the idyllic Patong Beach sunset.
The 180-room all-suite Courtyard by Marriott Phuket at Kamala Beach is the ideal getaway for families, offering one, two and three bedroom options, fully equipped with kitchenettes, private balconies and living rooms. The family oriented resort style hotel has six meeting rooms, perfect for parties, family reunions or business retreats. [Read more…]
Bali will become the first location in Indonesia to have a Holiday Inn resort. On the “Island of the Gods,” the beachfront Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali is named after Baruna, the Balinese God of the Ocean. Located on three hectares of beautifully terraced tropical gardens and set to open in March, this contemporary, Balinese-inspired resort features 195 guest rooms and suites along a perfect stretch of white sandy beach. The Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali is the only hotel in the Tuban area to have a direct access to the beach. The resort is set to provide guests with what they expect from a modern, affordable, idyllic and relaxing resort accommodation.
Appealing to families and couples alike, Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali is situated in the secluded enclave of Tuban, a 10-minute drive from the airport, and a short stroll to the vibrant shopping and entertainment area of Kuta. It is also only 30 minutes from Denpasar, Bali’s capital city, and 60 minutes from Ubud, Bali’s artistic centre. [Read more…]
When the JW Marriott Hotel Beijing opens in November, the luxury hotel will be 3,000th property operated by Marriott International, Inc. The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing will also open in November. Both the 23-story, 588-room Marriott and the 305-room Ritz-Carlton will serve as anchors for the city’s newest development, China Central Place. [Read more…]
Tahiti’s Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, a part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., will honor the fifth anniversary of its 2002 opening with a month-long Celebration of the Arts. A first for French Polynesia, the festival will present local and international artists from a variety of fields. The international program will feature writer Erica Jong, Academy Award nominated actress Angela Bassett, jazz musicians Hubert and Ronnie Laws, and National Geographic photographer Karen Kamauski. [Read more…]