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More on the grand opening of AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, AYANA Hotels celebrated the grand opening of AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach; the first five-star resort to launch on the dreamy island of Flores.

In true AYANA fashion, the independently owned hotel group pulled out all the stops for their opening ceremony, which started at 10:00 am and continued into the early hours. Friends, travel agents, government officials, and media from across the globe came together to join the AYANA team to raise a glass to […]

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Hilton doubles down on expansion, manpower investment in APAC

Hilton is ramping up its manpower and portfolio growth in Asia-Pacific destinations such as India, Myanmar and China.

The group has invested a full suite of staff – from new offices to leadership changes – to build up its base in India, and is planning to make further inroads with the launch of the Conrad brand in Bangalore and Pune, said Alan Watts, president, Asia-Pacific.

Watts: building up a base in India with plans to double footprint in the country

He shared that Hilton […]

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Thailand to get first Kimpton in 2020

Bangkok will welcome a Kimpton hotel when InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) brings the boutique brand, which it acquired in January 2015, into the Thai capital come 2020.

Kimpton Bangkok will mark the brand’s first in Thailand, and second in South-east Asia after Bali.

From left: IHG’s Kenneth Macpherson and Clarence Tan; and Siam Sindhorn’s Chalaluck Bunnag and Chonpreya Pacharaswate

The outcome of a management agreement between InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Siam Sindhorn, Kimpton Bangkok will feature 349 guestrooms, including 124 serviced […]

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Six Senses Krabey Island in Cambodia premieres in December

Reservations are being accepted at Six Senses Krabey Island following confirmation that the resort is on track for its scheduled opening. The hosts at Six Senses Krabey Island look forward to welcoming guests on December 1 as the brand marks its arrival in Cambodia.

To celebrate the opening, Six Senses Krabey Island is offering an exclusive Six Senses Krabey Island Private Experience Package featuring a 20 percent savings on the best available rate for guests who visit from December 1 to […]

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The Reverie Saigon in Vietnam opens new luxury apartments


The Reverie Saigon, which opened in late 2014 as Vietnam’s answer to luxury with its lavish interiors, has recently unveiled new apartments that are now sheltered within the five-star hotel.

As demand surges for residential-style accommodations that come with the comforts of home but the service of a five-star hotel, The Reverie Saigon, Vietnam, is opening-up eight floors of The Reverie Residence’s […]

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Indonesia’s Sahid to make international debut with Uzbekistan hotel

Indonesia-based Sahid Hotels & Resorts is set to foray outside the country with an Uzbekistan property opening mid-2019.

Under the Operational Management Agreement signed in Jakarta on September 19, Sahid Hotels & Resorts will manage a three-star hotel owned by Royal Palace in Samarkand, one of the largest cities in Uzbekistan.

From left: Sahid Hotels & Resorts’ Yanti Sukamdani and Hariyadi Sukamdani; Royal Palace’s Sadhullokhon Mavlyludov; and Uzbekistan’s ambassador to Indonesia Ulugbek Rozukulov

The 65-room Sahid Royal Palace Samarkand will be the […]

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