Hotels

Fairmont Singapore’s refreshed South Tower now open

by Natalie Joy Lee | December 06, 2019
SINGAPORE – Fairmont Hotel’s revamped South Tower has reopened following an extensive transformation.

Largest Accor hotel in Perth to open doors Dec 19

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | November 29, 2019
PERTH – The new 431-room Novotel Murray St Perth by Accor & Fragrance Group Limited is slated for a soft opening on Dec 19 in the heart of the Perth central business district.

Cairns taps on business events to nurture nature

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | November 29, 2019
CAIRNS – Business Events Cairns and Great Barrier Reef have on Nov 29 launched a new initiative at their annual Sell TNQ event. The new program, named “Nurturing Nature”, sees five Cairns hotels commit to donating A$5 (US$3.40) per delegate to local environmental and wildlife causes for events booked and held in participating hotels next year.

Double happiness for Hyatt in Ho Chi Minh City

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | November 26, 2019
HONG KONG – An affiliate of Hyatt Hotels Corporation has entered into a management agreement with Xuan Mai Sai Gon Construction Investment Joint Stock Company (Xuan Mai) to develop two hotel brands in one of Ho Chi Minh City’s largest districts.

Novotel Christchurch Airport opens doors for first guests

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | November 26, 2019
CHRISTCHURCH – Accor is celebrating the opening of its spanking new Novotel Christchurch Airport hotel as the US$80 million property welcomes its first guests.

Four Seasons parks by the river

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | November 19, 2019
BANGKOK – Four Seasons’ new urban resort along the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River will be among the few resorts offering riverfront views for meetings and events when it opens next February.

Accor, HRS ink multi-year agreement

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | November 19, 2019
SINGAPORE – Global hotel chain Accor and hotel solutions provider HRS have signed a multi-year agreement that will offer more flexibility in areas like loyalty terms.

Asia Pacific hotels enjoy busy October

by Naomi Neoh | November 15, 2019
LONDON – October proved to be a busy month with a hotel construction boom in Asia Pacific racking up a 20.7% increase compared to the previous year, according to hotel research company STR.

Hyatt launches global initiatives to reduce single-use plastics

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | November 15, 2019
HONG KONG – Hyatt Hotels Corporation is announcing a series of initiatives to reduce waste at Hyatt hotels globally, including introducing large-format bathroom amenities and reducing single-use water bottles by June 2021.

Kobe hotel combines MICE packages with hot spring experience

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | November 12, 2019
KOBE – The Arima Grand Hotel in Kobe, Japan, has unveiled its new convention hall, meeting rooms, a newly renovated East Wing, and a soothing hot spring that the property promises will provide a new kind of MICE experience.

Pullman Adelaide upgrading function and events spaces

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | November 08, 2019
ADELAIDE – A US$1 million refurbishment of the top floor function and events space at the Pullman Adelaide Hotel has been given the go ahead, with works set to commence in December this year.

Oakwood to open properties in Beijing Olympics zone

by Molly Dyson | November 08, 2019
NEW YORK –  Serviced apartment company Oakwood has announced it will manage two properties within the 2022 Winter Olympics Zhangjiakou Zone in Beijing.

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