Novotel Citygate Hong Kong Airport has been ranked No.10 of the best hotels in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan in the 2011 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, also the highest ranking 4-star hotel in Hong Kong and the highest percentage in recommendation for the second consecutive year with 96% of the reviewers recommending to stay at this hotel. 5-star hotels in Hong Kong in the Top 10 hotels have an average price ranged from US$490 – US$750. The same level of comfort and service at Novotel Citygate Hong Kong costs from only US$187. [Read more…]
Accor to open 8 new hotels for Indonesia
Accor the largest international operator of hotels in Indonesia today announced further growth of its hotel network, with eight new projects throughout the country. The eight new projects which will all open before the end of 2012 include hotels in Padang, Surabaya, Manado, Balikpapan, Kuta, Denpasar, Jakarta and Bangka.
Commenting on the progress to date and the prospects of Accor’s development and growth in Indonesia Michael Issenberg – Accor Asia Pacific Chairman and Chief Operating Officer said “Indonesia with its strong economy and strengthening domestic travel volumes offers significant opportunity for development. This development is leveraged off Accor’s already strong network, diverse brand presence and significant in country infrastructure supporting organic growth of our managed hotel portfolio throughout the archipelago.”
Accor currently operates 39 hotels throughout Indonesia, which will increase to 40 hotels by years end. Thereafter, 10 new hotels will be added in 2011 and 5 more in 2012 taking the network to 55 hotels and 9,500 rooms by 2012. [Read more…]
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Awarded Green Globe
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…]
Hotel Ukraina in Moscow to become Radisson Royal Hotel
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…]
Ritz-Carlton Opens Hotel in Shenzhen
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…]
Two New Courtyard by Marriott Hotels in Phuket, Thailand
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…]
Peninsula Hotel Tokyo Opens
A Hong Kong tradition marked the opening of The Peninsula Tokyo on September 1st. A lion dance reflected the Hong Kong origins of the hotel, which is the eighth to bear the name of the original icon. The dance is intended to bring good fortune to the new enterprise.
The hotel is the first freestanding luxury hotel in Tokyo in more than ten years, as other luxury properties have been incorporated into office or mixed use complexes. The 24-story building, with 267 guest rooms plus 47 suites, is located opposite the Imperial Palace at the entrance of the Ginza and Maruonuchi districts, giving the rooms views of the Imperial Palace, Hibiya, and the city. The design reflects the architect’s view of the hotel as a traditional Japanese lantern. Earth tones, marble, wood, lacquer, and stone continue the Japanese theme. [Read more…]
Banyan Tree Resort Announced for Mauritius
Banyan Tree will launch the first all-pool villa resort and residence property in Mauritius when sales of residential units begin in October, according to a recently announced management contract. Completion of the integrated luxury property is scheduled for 2010. [Read more…]