Get away from it all and slow down: Especially visitors of the Himalaya-Kingdom of Bhutan are able to do so. Because here, they are allowed to take a huge step back, away from the stresses and materialism of modern life and concentrate on the beauty of … July 16, 2015
LOS ANGELES, California - Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a is the first hotel in Kuwait to receive Green Globe Certification.
Green Globe CEO Guido Bauer said: "Mövenpick continues to meet the world’s highest sustainability standard, with Movenpick … September 27, 2011
With the publication of its latest Hotel Reservations and Distribution Technology Review, Genesys has seen several significant trends that are affecting the way hotels do business.
The travel technology consultancy has seen a considerable growth in … February 1, 2011
Finally Hotel les Suites de la Potinière***** in Courchevel 1850, France opens its doors to show once again what luxury at its best is like. For this years' season the hotel will be open from December 17th, 2010 until April 17th, 2011.
The unique … November 24, 2010
PHUKET, Thailand - HotelTravel.com is rolling out hole-in-one hotel deals to promote the upcoming the 38th Ryder Cup competition at Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales being held from October 1-3.This Ryder Cup, the biennial competition between teams from … September 29, 2010
SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, today announced great-value, last-minute hotel deals for the upcoming 2010 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix. Taking place on September 24, 25, … September 16, 2010
Going green, looking for organic stuff, providing more for kids, doing charity work, and choosing travel destinations to evoke certain emotions have been mentioned as current hospitality trends. There were many successful stories about businesses using … September 3, 2010
SINGAPORE – Agoda, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, today announced special hotel rates for travelers headed to France for the Festival d'Automne à Paris.
Festival d'Automne à Paris – the Paris Autumn … September 1, 2010
A recent article by Parris Jordan and La Baik of HVS provided interesting data on the apparent low volume of US-branded hotels in the Caribbean, when compared to the hospitality scene in North America. The conclusion reached was that there may be an opportunity … September 1, 2010
SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Pricelince.com, now offers online registration, making it easy for hotels to partner with Agoda.
Agoda is one of the fastest-growing online hotel platforms worldwide, … August 25, 2010
SINGAPORE – Agoda, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Pricelince.com, today released some hot hotel rates for September, just in time for Fashion Week in the world's most fashion-forward cities.
The first of the "big four" … August 19, 2010
Multi-brand hotel operator CHI Hotels & Resorts announces that as from 1st October of this year it will be operating its second hotel in the highly popular Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt – The Ramada Plaza - Naama Bay – Sharm El Sheikh.
CHI … August 11, 2010
LOS ANGELES, CA - The Park Inn Muscat is the first hotel in Oman certified as having met the requirements of the Green Globe standard. The hotel also holds the honor of being the second hotel in the Middle East region and first hotel worldwide in the … July 28, 2010
SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia's global hotel booking site and a part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, today announces its Top10 Rome hotels, just in time for the Estate Romana 2010 festival.
Estate Romana translates to "Roman summer" – a summer-long … July 21, 2010
Multi-brand hotel operator CHI Hotels & Resorts (CHI) announced the appointment of seasoned hotelier, Marco P. Nijhof, as its chief operating officer.
CHI is the exclusive operator of the luxury Corinthia brand, as well as the Wyndham and Ramada Plaza … July 7, 2010
SINGAPORE – Agoda, Asia's global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, celebrates a truly multicultural July with hotel promotions across the globe.
July holds a number of exciting events in some of the world’s best destinations, … June 17, 2010
To look into the increasing popularity of small and personal luxury cruises in 2009, we headed to Scotland to sample a cruise along the Great Glen, from Inverness towards Fort William. The route took us through the eerie blackness of Loch Ness, along … May 6, 2010
European Waterways is offering, by popular demand, another Walking Cruise in Burgundy aboard their hotel barge La Belle Epoque. The 6-night/7-day cruise, departing on October 10, 2010, is being arranged after a similar cruise later in the month became … April 22, 2010
Singapore, April 2010 – Kurt Otto Wehinger has been appointed as the General Manager of Marina Mandarin Singapore. Mr Wehinger brings with him 25 years of international experience in the hospitality industry, including stints in regions such as Europe, … April 22, 2010
The five-star Corinthia Hotel Budapest has been voted as one of the top 25 hotels in Europe by TripAdvisor users, and the only hotel in Hungary to make the list. The Travelers’ Choice awards, the only honors representing the unbiased opinions of millions … April 21, 2010
European Waterways is pleased to announce that La Bella Vita, a luxury 20-passenger hotel barge, is joining their fleet this year to offer a very special cruise along some of Italy’s most charming waterways between Venice and the Renaissance city of … April 15, 2010
It’s dinnertime aboard Renaissance, one of the fleet of luxury barges operated by Gobarging.com that cruise the scenic waterways of Europe. In our case, it was on canals in the Burgundy region of France. Just prior to our meal, one of our crew members, … April 14, 2010
Agoda.com, Asia's global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, has teamed up with Shanghai hotels to offer fantastic deals for travelers heading to World Expo Shanghai 2010.The expo runs from May 1 to October 31 2010, and travelers … April 7, 2010
Our cruise of local and culinary discovery was in the canals of Burgundy, France, aboard La Belle Epoque, the flagship barge of European Waterways. Before it was converted to a floating hotel in 1995 and refurbished in 2006, La Belle Époque was a freight … March 5, 2010
It was the slowest, laziest, and most indulgent holiday break we'd ever had — and one of the best. Doing absolutely nothing quite well is quite difficult in these rushed, deadline-dependent, got-to-be-there-a-minute-ago times of ours. But we acquitted … February 18, 2010
I dreamed of floating above a green carpet of vineyards interspersed with trays of fine meats and poultry with clouds made of Roquefort and Brie cheeses. Then I awoke to a “real” fantasy not unlike the dream. I was on a fabled French canal exploring … February 12, 2010
While not everyone can afford to own a luxury motor boat or yacht, cruising by barge is not only one of the most relaxing and rewarding holidays around, it can also be one of the environmentally “greenest.”
In fact, a barge holiday is estimated … February 8, 2010
The new classification system for hotels was officially launched this morning at an industry-wide event held under the patronage of HE Ms. Maha Al Khatib, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities. Representatives from all hotels around Jordan were present … February 8, 2010
The Corinthia Hotel Prague featured its award-winning conference facilities by sponsoring a free-stay drawing at the first American Tourism Society (ATS)/NY Skal joint MICE market seminar, January 28, New York City. Ann Tillman, Hillside Travel, was the … February 6, 2010
As perfect days go, they don’t come much better than gliding along a canal in the south of France and being serenaded by a raven-headed beauty with the voice of a diva. She, whoever she was, suddenly appeared from a window of a boat moored on the Canal … February 1, 2010
Agoda.com, a leading Asia-based hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, is ramping up the romance this Valentine’s Day with an array of seductive room rates for couples wanting to plan something extra-special this February 14. Valentine's … January 28, 2010
At four miles an hour, Go-Barging in Burgundy allows the body to relax into the rhythms of the French countryside while gliding past medieval villages and dark forests. Hotel Barging along the waterways of Europe is one of life’s great pleasures … January 21, 2010
European Waterways, Europe’s largest all-inclusive hotel barging company, is offering travelers a unique opportunity to combine the spectacle of the famous Paris Marathon with a relaxing river cruise with its “10 nights for the price of 6” cruise … January 18, 2010
Agoda.com, a leading Asia-based hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, singles out some of Europe’s best off-season destinations with the top 5 European hot spots for winter 09/10. Few regions are more magical than Europe during … January 7, 2010
An international hotel operator in Vietnam, announced today the rebranding of a hotel that will enable its distinctive character and style to be expressed. “The hotel being rebranded ... is a strategic move that will allow the hotel to reflect its … December 17, 2009
The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has launched the PolyU Tourist Satisfaction Index (PolyU TSI) today (December 17) to gauge the satisfaction level of inbound tourists by countries and regions. … December 17, 2009
Agoda.com, a leading Asian hotel booking site and a part of Priceline.com, today announced a strategic partnership with Bangkok Airways that gives independent travelers more freedom when booking a trip to the Maldives.
Previously, the most affordable … December 10, 2009
A 3,000-square-meter, state-of-the-art health spa has been inaugurated at the five-star Corinthia Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal. Corinthia chairman Alfred Pisani officially inaugurated the newly-built and fitted spa at a lavish ceremony attended by the mayor … November 11, 2009
CHI Hotels & Resorts (CHI), exclusive operators of the luxury Corinthia Hotels brand worldwide and of the Wyndham and Ramada Plaza brands in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East (EMEA), announced that its five-star Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa … November 3, 2009
Agoda.com, a leading, Asian-based, online hotel reservation service and a part of Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced plans to distribute properties of the Mantra Group, the second largest hotel operator in Australia and New Zealand. Mantra … September 24, 2009
This month, the International & Hotel and Restaurant Association became an official participant of the United Nations Global Compact.
The UN Global Compact is policy initiative for businesses that are committed to the principles in the areas of human … September 24, 2009
Online hotel reservation specialist Agoda.com is reminding people interested in attending the 106th annual Canton Fair in Guangzhou, China to book early to get the best rates. The Agoda.com team has worked hard to secure significant savings for attendees … September 17, 2009
Corinthia Hotels are pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Dixon as general manager of the Corinthia Hotel in London, which is scheduled to open in late 2010.
The property will be Corinthia Hotels' latest 5-star deluxe flagship with 300 hotel … September 11, 2009
ASTA today issued a clarification to a portion of last week’s member alert on the recently-implemented New York City hotel service fee tax. The revised portion of the alert followds.
Under the new tax computation procedures, whenever a travel retailer … September 8, 2009
Noble Travels Group, which had launched an online bidding site, Bid2Travel.com, in April this year, believes the timing of its latest offering is an appropriate one.
Pritpal S. Saini, founder and director of Bid2Travel.com, http://events.eyefortravel.com/tdindia/speakers.asp … June 26, 2009
Indochina Sails JSC is pleased to announce the appointment of Ivan Comizzoli as the new hotel manager. Ivan will be responsible for pre-opening set up and all matters related to operations onboard from customer service to housekeeping, to food and beverages, … June 23, 2009
After a complete renovation, the Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta will re-open in October 2009 and position the property as the city’s most luxurious and contemporary hotel.
The all new hotel will boast 272 spacious guestrooms including 6 suites, all … June 12, 2009
Dubai, U.A.E., 14th May 2009 - Emirates Hotels & Resorts has today announced a major, first class holiday competition in celebration of Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa’s 10th Anniversary, and the opening of Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa later this … May 25, 2009
Co-hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the Jiangsu Provincial Tourism Bureau, and co-organized by PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM), the Jinling Hotels and Resorts Corporation, and the Nanjing Municipal Tourism … May 11, 2009
AJMAN, UAE - A weekend getaway at Kempinski Hotel Ajman is the closest one can get to paradise. With the hotel’s exciting water sports activities and best private beach in the UAE, guests can enjoy unrivaled luxury and take pleasure in an exciting weekend … May 4, 2009
On the 15th April 2009 the Danai Beach Resort and Villas re-opened its doors to guests for the forthcoming summer season.
The resort is a luxurious hideaway perched on the bluffs of the Aegean Peninsula in Sithonia, the middle prong of the Halkidiki, … April 27, 2009
Final Quadrant Solutions, a leading travel technology provider, announced their direct connectivity with HotelBeds, a leading receptive and business-to-business provider of incoming travel services to travel trade professionals worldwide.
Under the … April 23, 2009
GREENVILLE, SC - 10Best Solutions has been chosen by many of the world’s top international hotel chains to provide advanced online services such as content management, search engine optimization, and custom destination content to hotel property websites.
“10Best … April 16, 2009
In the southern Black Forest in the idyllic town of Hinterzarten, Germany at the foot of the famous Adler ski-jump lies the 5-star hideaway Parkhotel Adler, member of the ‘Leading Small Hotels of the World’, steeped in tradition and set within an … April 14, 2009
Accor has added its new high-end MGallery label to Indonesia after the repositioning of the Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta (formerly Grand Mercure Yogyakarta). The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta becomes the second MGallery in Asia following the opening earlier this … March 31, 2009
We are pleased to announce the launch of the exclusive Club Coco Palm at the Escape Water Residences from the 1st of January 2009. Guests who book the Escape Water Residences at Coco Palm Bodu Hithi will enjoy an extensive range of club benefits.Guests … March 27, 2009
Today, Accor announced that the Mercure Sapporo will open on June 1, 2009. The hotel is the perfect base for leisure and business travelers alike, being flanked by the entertainment and night-life area of Susukino and is a few minutes' walk to the central … March 26, 2009
Agoda.com, an online hotel reservations company, today released its list of the Top 10 Boutique Hotels in Asia Pacific for 2009. This is Agoda’s second annual review of increasingly popular boutique hotels. The selection criteria Agoda considers is … March 26, 2009
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group, introduces CustomStay – a program giving guests the flexibility to tailor-make their own hotel package according to their personal preferences – on the group's website www.shangri-la.com … March 25, 2009
KEY WEST, FL – The 14th annual Key West Songwriters' Festival will be held April 29 – May 3, 2009. This year’s festival revolves around five days and nights of more than 20 free concerts, staged at an array of the island's most popular drinking … March 24, 2009
Co-organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the Jiangsu Provincial Tourism Bureau, and co-hosted by PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) and Jinling Hotels and Resorts Corporation, the 3rd International Forum on … March 17, 2009
On Friday, March 13, Emanuel Berger will receive the “Golden Globe” from ITB Berlin. The Swiss hotelier has been exhibiting at ITB Berlin without a break since the early 1970s.
When Emanuel Berger took over as manager of the Grand Hotel Victoria-Jungfrau … March 13, 2009
Moscow’s newest international exhibition centre Crocus Expo continually develops its infrastructure according to international standards and expectations of exhibitors and visitors of the venue. The new business hotel opens
in February directly inside … February 17, 2009
BERLIN - As a result of the current crisis, global changes in travel and investment behavior are once again challenging the hotel sector in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to take a clear stand in order for them to survive on the markets at home … January 27, 2009
GENEVA – Dr. Ghassan AIDI, president of International Hotels & Restaurants Association is happy to announce that The Leela Palaces and Hotels and Resorts join IH&RA during the board meeting of Global Hotels Alliance in Leela Bangalore today. The Leela … January 20, 2009
BANGKOK, Thailand – The holiday celebrations continue as the Chinese New Year, the most important date on the Chinese calendar, comes early this year falling on January 26. Agoda.com, an online hotel reservations company, readies itself for the Year … January 15, 2009
CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCHSit back and relax. Take the stress out of Christmas and let us do the hard work for you.Arrival from 12:00 GMT for Bucks Fizz served in our lovely hotel lounge, followed by a gourmet lunch, complimented by highly-attentive service … December 24, 2008
The virtual world of Second Life was the venue for an international college fair, which attracted an estimated 9,000 - 12,000 visitors over the week-long event from November 16-21, 2008. The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong … December 19, 2008
SIEM REAP, Cambodia – Le Méridien Angkor has been voted ‘Asia’s Best Hotel’ by Jalpak’s passengers traveling throughout Asia during April 2007 to March 2008.
Mr. Gregory Anderson, general manager, said: “We are delighted! Our team will … December 15, 2008
Spread over 35 acres of tropical gardens, with breathtaking views of the hills and the Indian Ocean with its coral reefs, Shanti Ananda Maurice is located in the south of Mauritius at St. Felix where the spectacular ocean views are unlike any other traditional … November 27, 2008
Nestled in the residential community of Vancouver’s West End, below the iconic clock tower at Denman and Robson Street, is Times Square Suites. This elusive apartment-style hotel has been pleasing business travelers, couples, and families for many years … November 21, 2008
Bangkok, Thailand – Plaza Athénée Bangkok, a Royal Méridien, invites you to take a short break in Asia's shopping, dining, and pampering paradise where memorable experiences are part of everyday life. Bangkok's chic, shopping malls and vibrant, weekend … November 3, 2008
Pioneering luxury eco-retreat launches first night helipad in the Seychelles
Frégate Island Private has taken a further step in enhancing the guest experience with the launch of its night operational helipad. Successfully inaugurated at the end of … October 28, 2008
Pioneering eco-retreat one of 38 companies selected as a leader in social responsibility
Condé Nast Traveler (US) has named Frégate Island Private a finalist in the magazine’s 2008 World Savers Awards. Frégate Island Private is one of 38 companies … October 17, 2008
Centara Hotels & Resorts has won the Best Local Hotel Chain Award at the 19th TTG Travel Awards 2008, organized by Mr. Darren Ng, managing director of TTG Asia Magazine, on October 9, 2008 at a ceremony held at World Ballroom of Centara Grand & Bangkok … October 13, 2008
HONG KONG - Harbour Plaza Hong Kong, the flagship property of Harbour Plaza Hotels & Resorts conveniently located in Whampoa Garden - a café and boutique laden neighborhood in Kowloon 5 minutes removed from the bustling Tsimshatsui district - has re-defined … October 6, 2008
HONG KONG – Harbour Plaza Hong Kong – a five-star waterfront hotel providing resort-style facilities and an array of dining options along with its first-class meeting and business facilities – allows travelers to experience the urban beauty of Hong … October 6, 2008
HONG KONG – Harbour Plaza Hong Kong is pleased to announce that it has won the “Best Independent Hotel” award by TravelWeekly (Asia) Industry Awards 2008, held at the Marriott Hotel in Singapore on July 17, 2008.
The TravelWeekly (Asia) Industry … October 2, 2008
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Rotana, the Leading Hotel Chain in the Middle East, announced signing a one-year agreement as Official Host Hotel for the Arab World Travel and Tourism Exchange (AWTTE 2008), underlining Rotana’s commitment to Lebanon’s top … October 1, 2008
Membership card for hotel discount programme offers up to 50 percent savings on hotel reservations
Flensburg, September 2008 – For a short time now, the international hotel discount programme Hotel Express International (www.hotel-express-de.com) … September 23, 2008
New fleet to reduce CO2 emission by over 40 tonnes per year.
Frégate Island Private, the Seychelles’ pioneering eco and conservation resort, has launched its fleet of 14 new solar powered guest buggies as part of an ongoing drive towards achieving … September 18, 2008
Membership card for hotel discount programme offers up to 50 percent savings on hotel reservations
Flensburg, September 2008 – For a short time now, the international hotel discount programme Hotel Express International (www.hotel-express-de.com) … September 17, 2008
Centara Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai has opened SPA Cenvaree, a luxurious urban spa that provides Chiang Mai with the city's most complete solution for personal health, fitness and wellbeing.
Opened on September 15, 2008, SPA Cenvaree is located on … September 11, 2008
Exclusive eco-retreat opens new campanile and revamped Yacht Club
Frégate Island Private, the luxurious natural haven in the Seychelles, has enhanced its guest venues yet further with the opening of the newly refurbished Yacht Club and the addition … September 4, 2008
HONOLULU, HI (August 28, 2008) – Halekulani Corporation, which owns and manages both Halekulani and the Waikiki Parc Hotel on Oahu, Hawaii, has promoted Gerald Glennon to the position of general manager of Halekulani. Mr. Glennon, who joined Halekulani … August 28, 2008
Pioneering luxury eco-retreat teams up with Nature Seychelles
Frégate Island Private, the Seychelles’ leading eco and conservation resort, has trans-located 16 rare Magpie Robins to neighbouring Denis Island, as part of a programme to re-establish … August 15, 2008
Pioneering luxury eco-retreat teams up with Nature SeychellesFrégate Island Private, the Seychelles’ leading eco and conservation resort, has trans-located 16 rare Magpie Robins to neighbouring Denis Island, as part of a programme to re-establish the … August 6, 2008
Tatler declares Moonlight as one of the world’s best hotels in 2008.
January’s 2008 edition of the British society magazine Tatler details its list of the Best 101 hotels in the World. Moonlight Head Private Lodge has been included in this years … July 21, 2008
At the mid point of the Great Ocean Road in coastal Victoria, Australia, rising up from the Southern Ocean, lays Moonlight Head. It is here that we find Moonlight Head Lodge, a magical combination of privacy, tranquillity and luxury in total harmony … May 8, 2008
Presentation of hotel jewels from around the world:Lobster Experience’s successful road show “Around the Globe” – with a private jet to six events in five cities in Germany and Switzerland.Offenbach, April 28th 2008 (SC) – Hotel jewels as guests … April 28, 2008
For the fourth year in a row now, Astrid Oberhummer and her team will be hosting their famous “Around the Globe” road show. The success of the past years has shown to Lobster Experience that their own road show is one of the most important tourism … March 19, 2008
Upon the increased interest for a professional hotel representation on the European market by exclusive properties worldwide, Astrid Oberhummer and Andreas Mueller decided in May 2007 to implement their goals into their own company. “After gathering … March 10, 2008
Berlin, September 9, 2007The MEININGER Hostel chain will open its first property in Austria, officially opening in the center of Vienna later this month.MEININGER City Hostels & Hotels currently operates six hostels throughout Europe and the UK, including … September 9, 2007
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