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Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc opens in Vietnam

Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc has opened its doors as part of an integrated resort in Vietnam.

Situated on Phu Quoc island’s picturesque north-west coast, Vietnam’s first Radisson Blu Resort heralds a new era for the Radisson Hotel Group.

The group will soon also launch Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh Bay and Radisson Phu Quoc Resort, a separate 218-room four-star resort on Truong beach, in addition to pursuing development opportunities in other Vietnamese destinations.

On Phu Quoc, renowned for its natural splendour, placid […]

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Raffles Singapore to reopen with trio of celebrity chef restaurants

Ahead of its reopening scheduled for 1Q2019, Raffles Hotel Singapore has unveiled new dining concepts, including three helmed by celebrity chefs.

Where the 122-year-old Bar & Billiard Room once stood, chef Alain Ducasse will present his first Mediterranean sharing and grill concept in the world, BBR by Alain Ducasse.

Celebrity chefs collaborating on new Raffles Hotel Singapore culinary concepts: (from left) Anne-Sophie Pic, Alain Ducasse and Jereme Leung

In homage to the restaurant’s glory days as a club during British colonial rule, […]

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Tauzia to open first SE Asian hotel in Malacca, under the Preference Hotel brand come October

Indonesian homegrown hotel management company Tauzia Hotel Management has unveiled details its South-east Asia expansion, in addition to enhancements to its flagship Harris brand to strenghten its foothold in the growing four-star segment in Indonesia.

Marking the company’s first foray beyond Indonesia is the 30-room Liu Men Malacca, which is expected to open under the Preference Hotel brand come October.

Tauzia Hotels’ Stefano de Champeaux (middle) and Harris Hotels’ Stefano de Champeaux (far right) at the 17th anniversary celebration

Next in line […]

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Mövenpick opens oceanfront property in Hua Hin

The Asara Villa & Suite Hua Hin has undergone a complete rebranding and refurbishment by Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, and has emerged the Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin.

The upscale resort overlooks the Gulf of Thailand, and features a collection of 96 private suites and pool villas. The 120m2 suites offer large balconies or terraces featuring day beds, as well as bathrooms with indoor and outdoor rainshowers and bathtubs. Meanwhile, the one- and two-bedroom villas span 150m2 and 200m2 respectively, and include […]

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Post earthquake tourism recovery Lombok

The August 5, 2018 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks which struck the Eastern Indonesian island of Lombok have have killed at least 430 people and have caused significant damage to buildings and transport infrastructure. Some of the aftershocks have registered close to 6 on the Richter scale occured in recent days have added to already high levels of destruction from the original 6.9 quake.

Some media reports claimed that some tourism and hospitality businesses, concerned about the loss of tourism to the […]

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IHG signs four-hotel portfolio in India

IHG signed a management agreement with Lotus Trans Travel to open four hotels in India under the Holiday Inn brand.

The Holiday Inn Bodhgaya in Bihar, the Holiday Inn Kushinagar, the Holiday Inn Gorakhpur and the Holiday Inn Shravasti in Uttar Pradesh are scheduled to open between 2020 and 2023, and add more than 450 guestrooms to IHG’s inventory.

The hotels in Bodhgaya, Kushinagar and Shravasti will be renovated as a part of the agreement. Meanwhile, the partners will develop the Holiday […]

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