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Bangkok to get its first Aman

Luxury resort brand Aman has signed a long-term partnership with Nai Lert Group to develop a hotel and branded residences in Bangkok, Aman’s second in Thailand after Amanpuri in Phuket.

Under the terms of the agreement, construction of Aman Nai Lert Bangkok is scheduled to commence in the coming months, with the luxury hotel and branded residences project expected to open in 2022.

Luxury resort brand Aman to open its second property in Thailand in Bangkok, after Amanpuri in Phuket (Pictured: Amanpuri’s […]

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Tui Blue to debut in Vietnam come 2020

Tui Group is stepping up the expansion of its flagship hotel brand in Asia with its first Tui Blue property in Vietnam, which will be launched in cooperation with Vietnam-based joint venture partner TMG Group.

Slated to open in March 2020, the 318-room Tui Blue Nam Hoi An is situated in a beachfront location on the Tam Tien beach on the central coast of Vietnam. Holidaymakers can combine their stay with a visit to the coastal town and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site […]

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Santika on expansion spree in Indonesia, revamps Amaris brand to keep ahead in budget sector

Speaking to the media at the opening of The Kayana Beach Lombok last week, Santika’s general manager business development and marketing communications, Sudarsana, said: “We are looking to develop (upmarket) villas in Borobudur, Labuan Bajo and Mandalika. Currently, we are doing surveys in these areas. There are three locations (around) Tanjung Aan which we would like to consider building a five-star (boutique) property.”

The hotel group, which owns Hotel Santika Mataram, is currently building Hotel Santika Premiere on Lombok’s Senggigi Beach […]

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Dark clouds over Hong Kong’s future

For a city that is no stranger to strong typhoons and rain storms, the unprecedented political and social turmoil currently roiling across Hong Kong is seeing no end in sight, dealing a heavy blow to a wide range of economic activities including retail and tourism.

Since June this year, the semi-autonomous Chinese city – which is ruled under a “one country, two systems” policy until 2047 – has been rocked by ongoing protests, sparked by the now-suspended extradition bill.

In recent weeks, […]

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Hard Rock Hotel Opens in the Maldives

Hard Rock International and S Hotels & Resorts introduced memorable music-inspired stays to the Maldives for the first time on 1st September 2019, when Hard Rock Hotel Maldives officially opened.

Nestled within the exquisite Emboodhoo Lagoon, just 15 minutes by boat from Malé International Airport, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives forms part of CROSSROADS Maldives, the country’s first and only integrated resort. Whether you are traveling with your family seeking a hassle-free holiday, with a group of friends in search of an […]

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Hilton has opened doors of SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton

MALDIVES – Hilton has opened doors of SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, launching its independent boutique brand as part of the Maldives’ first integrated resort.

The 198-room resort, located 15 minutes by boat from Malé International Airport, takes a seat in the Emboodhoo Lagoon. The resort opening is the first phase of the US$680-million Crossroads Maldives, which comprises nine fully-integrated island destinations.

Part of the resort’s allure are its unique touches, which give it the feel of an independent boutique […]

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