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First-ever luxury space hotel to be launched in 2021

Tourists will soon have a new travel destination as startup Orion Span plans to open a luxury hotel in orbit 200 miles above the Earth in late 2021.

The single-module commercial space station will start accommodating guests in 2022. It will include “private suites for two, the most number of windows ever created for spaceflight, weightlessness, and the world’s only authentic astronaut experience.”

A 12-day stay aboard ‘Aurora Station’ will start at $9.5 million. Refundable deposits of $80,000 are already being accepted on […]

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Nirwana Gardens unveils hotel at the heart of Lagoi Bay in Indonesia

On 1st January 2018, Nirwana Gardens announced the acquisition of Grand Lagoi Village which has been rebranded to Grand Lagoi Hotel by Nirwana Gardens. The contemporary 132-room property is located at the newly developed Lagoi Bay in Bintan Island, Indonesia. It is the latest addition in a series of hotels and villas being undertaken by Nirwana Gardens that has been serving up a heady concoction of 5 holiday experiences on Bintan island.

The transaction combines the hotel lifestyle brand with Nirwana Garden’s native footprint, creating a […]

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Indonesia to Open University Sector to 100% Foreign Ownership

Jakarta. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has instructed his cabinet to open the university sector to 100 percent foreign investment, and allow overseas institutions to open campuses in Indonesia, the head of the country’s investment board said on Wednesday (05/04).

Southeast Asia’s biggest economy has had long-standing policies to protect sectors such as higher education from foreign investment, but Jokowi’s administration has been trying to open more areas.

The move could also help raise lagging education standards in the country of more than 250 million people, where students […]

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Fujita Kanko launches first Nordisk Village in Goto Islands, Japan

TOKYO – Leading Japanese hotelier Fujita Kanko Inc. announced that the company is opening “Nordisk Village Goto Islands,” a new type of glamping facility, in August this year. The project will be a collaboration with Nordisk, a Danish manufacturer of outdoor equipment, and its Japanese subsidiary, Nordisk Japan.

Fujita Kanko signed an agreement with Nordisk last year and acquired exclusive rights to operate Nordisk Village locations around Japan. Nordisk opened its first Nordisk Village on a campsite just outside of Venice, Italy in 2017 […]

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JW Marriott to debut in the Maldives in 2018

The hotel will be on the island of Vagaru, which was originally opened as a Viceroy resort designed by Yabu Pushelberg.

The JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa will open in November 2018 in the Shaviyani Atoll with 61 pool villas, including a four-bedroom Royal Water Villa with nanny’s quarters.

The resort will also feature The Rum Bar & Kitchen, a treetop restaurant serving Thai tapas, expansive wine cellar, open-air cinema, on-site marine biologist and Spa by JW.

Five restaurants are planned in […]

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Aryaduta Hotel Group has just opened its latest hotel in Kuta

Indonesia’s Aryaduta Hotel Group has just opened its latest hotel in Kuta. With ‘bigger is better’ in mind, the 178-room Aryaduta Bali is positioned close to Kuta’s main cultural and leisure attractions, including Segara Beach, Kuta Beach and Waterbom Park, as well as numerous shopping malls and street-side shops. As one of the largest in Kuta, the hotel is equipped with 178 spaciously-designed rooms, featuring four room categories with a mix of interconnecting rooms and balconies that open to lush […]

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