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Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore take top three spots in 2018 visitor arrivals

Hong Kong sits firm as the world’s most popular city for the eighth successive year, and the region alone accounting for 41 of the 100 cities ranked, according to UK-based market research company Euromonitor International’s “Top 100 City Destinations 2018” report,

With a near two million jump from 2017 – of which over 50% are from the Chinese mainland –tourist numbers into Hong Kong may be further boosted with 2018’s opening of the Zhuhai-Macau-Hong Kong bridge and Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed rail […]

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Movenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA has just opened in KL

The newest landmark standing near Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and KLIA2 in Sepang, Malaysia sports a very distinctive architectural style. S Puvaneswary spends a night and leaves with a lasting impression.

Movenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA is located less than a 10-minute drive to both KLIA and KLIA2, which makes it a perfect hotel for those in transit and seeking a place to rest, or for unexpected flight delays. For guests’ convenience, the hotel provides a complimentary air-conditioned shuttle […]

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The Westin Yokohama slated to open in 2022

Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, has signed the 373-room The Westin Yokohama, slated to open in 2022.

Owned by Sekisui House, the new-build hotel in Minato Mirai will be part of a 23-storey mixed-use development spanning 9,600m2, which will also comprise service apartments and commercial spaces.

Facilities at The Westin Yokohama include the Westin Heavenly Spa with four treatment rooms, an indoor heated pool and a fitness studio. For travellers who wish to take their fitness routines outdoors, the […]

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World’s first Monopoly-themed attraction to open in Hong Kong’s Peak

The world’s first Monopoly Dreams themed attraction is set to open in Hong Kong come 3Q2019.

Opening at The Peak, the “king of property” in the Hong Kong edition of the popular board game, Monopoly Dreams will sprawl over 1,858m2 of indoor and outdoor space, and feature augmented reality, hologram and 4D interactive game technology.

Interactive attractions will be based on iconic Monopoly elements including the Bank, Water Supply, Jail, Title Deed cards, Chance cards and Community Chest cards.

“Our partnership with Monopoly Dreams […]

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Raffles Maldives to open on Gaafu Alifu Atoll on February 1

Raffles will open a 38-villa resort in the Maldives’ Gaafu Alifu Atoll on February 1. It will be AccorHotels’ fourth property in the Maldives and is the first under the Raffles brand.

The resort will offer Beach Villas, Beach Residences and the Raffles Royal Residence, which opens in the second half of 2019.

A collection of Overwater Villas and Residences lies adjacent to one of the house reefs that can be reached by a traditional Maldivian Dhoni boat.

In each of the terraces, […]

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Phnom Penh, to welcome Hotel Nikko in 2022

Okura Nikko Hotel Management, a subsidiary of Hotel Okura, will soon open two Hotel Nikko-branded properties in Cambodia and Thailand.

Slated to open in 2022, Hotel Nikko Phnom Penh will be the first Hotel Nikko-branded hotel in Cambodia. There will be 201 guestrooms in total, occupying floors 14-22, with a standard area of 36m2. Facilities include a wide range of restaurants including Japanese cuisine and all-day dining, as well as a sky bar on the 23rd floor.

Managed by UY United, the […]

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