Industry News

Aston Primera Pasteur Bandung rebrands into Holiday Inn Bandung Pasteur

The 278-room hotel, which previously operated as the Aston Primera Pasteur Bandung, joins the IHG family of hotels in Indonesia following the signing of a management agreement with PT Wisma Resortama Propertinda earlier this year, according to IHG.

Situated a short 10-minute drive from Husein Sastranegara International Airport and 15 minutes from the central railway station, Holiday Inn Bandung Pasteur is ideal for travellers seeking convenient access to the city. Guests arriving from Jakarta will also appreciate the hotel’s close proximity […]

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New-Concept POP! Hotel opens in Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta. Tauzia Hotel Management opened a third POP! Hotel in Yogyakarta on Thursday (24/11), with a new, eco-friendly concept known as POP! Blue.

The distinction is not only in the logo – with a blue “O” in the middle – but also in the hotel’s warm, welcoming lobby. The concept was first introduced at POP! Hotel Pasar Baru.

“Similar to our hotel in Pasar Baru, POP! Hotel Timoho Yogyakarta also offers an atmospheric lobby with a PitStop concept, combining cafe lounge vibes and a […]

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Capella to open luxury tented retreat in Ubud, Bali Q3 2017

SINGAPORE – Capella Hotel Group Asia has been appointed by PT Awahita Indonesia as the operator of an ultra-luxury resort in Ubud, Bali. A hidden sanctuary within densely forested terrain, Capella Ubud will redefine the hospitality landscape with 22 luxurious tents designed by celebrated architect, Bill Bensley. Located along the sacred Wos River, where the Balinese regularly gather for festive processions, the resort offers a charming insight into their traditional way of life.

“The Capella Experience is sensitive to our local […]

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Autograph Collection Hotels debuting properties in China, Korea and Malaysia

Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinguished portfolio of independent hotels recognized for celebrating individuality, announced today its debut of four properties in Asia next year. In 2017, the brand will open The Shanhaitian Resort Sanya in China, The Majestic Hotel and Hotel Stripes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and RYSE hotel in Seoul, South Korea.

Autograph Collection Hotels is a curated collection of some of the finest independent hotels located in extraordinary destinations throughout the world. Each hotel is hand-selected for its […]

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Indonesia is waking up

Looking for fun on a rainy afternoon? Try this: take a blow-up globe down to your nearest public space – a shopping mall, perhaps, or a train station – and ask people to find Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous nation.

I’ve tried it in London, New York and Rio. The response: “Uuuuuuuhh …”

Much stroking of chins and scratching of heads. “Somewhere around here, maybe,” accompanied by vague hand gestures towards Indochina or south Asia.

If you’re in Melbourne or Sydney you […]

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Hyatt plans to open four hotels in Pakistan

Hyatt aims to expand their property of the Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency brands in Pakistan by opening four branded hotels. These are the Grand Hyatt Islamabad, Hyatt Regency Karachi, Hyatt Regency Lahore, and Hyatt Regency Rawalpindi. Bahria Town, one of the largest real-estate development company in Asia, will own these four hotels.

“We look forward to collaborating with the Bahria team to open the first Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency hotels in Pakistan,” said Peter Norman, senior vice president of […]

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