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Four Seasons and BRG Group announce plans to open hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam

TORONTO – Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and BRG Group, the leading private multi-sector business group in Vietnam, will open a new Four Seasons hotel in the heart of Vietnam’s capital city. Located within the historic downtown, Four Seasons Hotel Hanoi at Hoan Kiem Lake will offer the latest in luxury hospitality in this important global city.

Rich with history, art and culture, Hanoi attracts visitors from across the region and internationally, and is one of Vietnam’s top leisure destinations. The new hotel […]

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Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ expansion accelerates all across Asia

Bangkok – Best Western Hotels & Resortsis celebrating another successful year in Asia, with multiple new hotels being launched in key business and leisure destinations all across the region.

So far in 2017, Best Western has opened nine new hotels in Asia, located in Myanmar, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. These have included two brands which are entirely new to the region – BW Premier Collection and SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western – providing further choice for guests in all segments of the market.

The company’s expansion […]

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Aman Hotels & Resorts open its first hotel in Shanghai, Amanyangyun

Amanyangyun is the fourth Aman destination in China, the first in Shanghai, and the only one with its dwellings to have travelled more than 700km. Opening on 8 January, 2018, it is the result of a 15-year conservation initiative, which saw nothing less than the relocation of a forest and the reconstruction of a historic village.

Kerry Hill Architects – also behind Aman Tokyo – have restored the 50 disassembled antique houses to create 26 ancient dwellings for Amanyangyun, integrating comfort into the […]

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Salazon Restaurant has opened at the En Vie Complex at the heart of Seminyak

Salazon is another large restaurant recently opened in Bali, this time right in the middle of ‘Eats Street’ Seminyak. It’s huge, with high ceilings and an open kitchen right along the right side. The drying room and wine cellar are at the far end. Furnishings are slick and well-spaced, giving lots of room for diners.

Written by: DAVID TRAUTS

The Salazon space reminds me a little of an Austrian ski lodge – especially with the deer horn chandeliers hanging in the roof […]

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Vietnam plans to upgrade three international airports

The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) has recently submitted to the Ministry of Transport a plan to upgrade three international airports near Vietnam’s top tourist destinations from now to 2020 with a total cost of over VND23.3 trillion (US$1.03 billion).

The CAAV said that the money would be spent at Cat Bi Airport, which is 70 kilometers from Ha Long Bay; Phu Bai Airport just outside the former royal capital Hue; and Chu Lai Airport, 77 kilometers […]

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Asia Pacific hotel performance for October 2017

LONDON – Hotels in the Asia Pacific region reported positive results in the three key performance metrics during October 2017, according to data from STR.

U.S. dollar constant currency, October 2017 vs. October 2016

Asia Pacific

Occupancy: +0.7% to 71.7%
Average daily rate (ADR): +2.3% to US$104.15
Revenue per available room (RevPAR): +2.9% to US$74.68

Local currency, October 2017 vs. October 2016

Hong Kong

Occupancy: +1.3% to 91.8%
ADR: +2.6% to HKD1,395.12
RevPAR: +3.9% to HKD1,281.33

Despite notable supply growth (+3.1%), occupancy rose due to a 4.5% year-over-year increase in demand. STR […]

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