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JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Hotel opens in Vietnam

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of JW Marriott Phu Quoc, Emerald Bay. Located on Vietnam’s largest island of Phu Quoc, a hidden paradise off the southern coast of Vietnam, and designed by award-winning interior designer Bill Bensley, the hotel offers 244 guestrooms, suites and villas. JW Marriott Phu Quoc, Emerald Bay is the second hotel for the brand in Vietnam, and joins a portfolio of more than 80 JW Marriott hotels across 25 countries.

“The opening of […]

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Marriott prepares to open first Renaissance Resort in Pattaya, Thailand

Marriott‘s Renaissance Hotels & Resorts brand will open its first resort in the seaside town of Pattaya in Thailand. Located in the Jomtien district, the low-rise resort is scheduled to open by September 1 this year.

“We are extremely pleased to be collaborating with Marriott International to introduce the first Renaissance branded property to Pattaya,” the resort’s owner, Vipavan Mahadumrongkul, managing director of The Ninesotel Co., Ltd said in a statement. ”We saw an opportunity to offer a non-traditional hotel experience […]

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Interview: Horst Walther-Jones, General Manager, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali

Name: Horst Walther-Jones

Position title: General Manager

Company name: Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali

When and why did you join the industry? 

I come from Germany where I began my career in hospitality as an apprentice and commis de cuisine before becoming Executive Chef and Director of Food & Beverage at Hyatt Cancun Caribe Villas & Resort in Mexico and later at the Hyatt Regency in Macau – China. My first management role was at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai – United […]

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Vietnam tourist arrivals continue to rise in 2017

HCM CITY — Việt Nam continued to receive large groups of international travellers in February, reaching a record high of 1.2 million foreign arrivals, a 42.2 per cent increase compared with last year and 20 per cent increase from January 2017. During the first two months of 2017, the country received 2.2 million foreign visitors, up 33 percent from the same period last year, according to the HCM City Department of Tourism.

Many HCM City-based travel agencies like Saigontourist, ICS Travel […]

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Wyndham rebrands iconic hotel in Surabaya, Indonesia

SURABAYA, Indonesia – Wyndham Hotel Group introduced its namesake Wyndham brand to Indonesia’s second largest city with the opening of Wyndham Surabaya on Friday, 24 February 2017.

The 292-room upscale hotel, formerly known as Pullman Surabaya City Centre, joins the Wyndham family under a new management agreement with owners PT Gloria Ramayana Inter Hotel.

Located on the island of Java, Wyndham Surabaya marks Wyndham Hotel Group’s sixth hotel in Indonesia and the second to open in just two months following the addition of the […]

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Four Seasons Bali and The Ayana Villas win coveted stars from the Forbes Travel Guide

In its first-ever star-rating program for Indonesia, Forbes Travel Guide has awarded five-stars to three Bali properties: The Four Seasons Resorts Bali at Jimbaran Bay; The Fours Seasons Resort at Sayan; and The Ayana Villas.

Forbes saluted the two Four Seasons Resorts’ “virtually flawless service and amazing and facilities.”

The star rating from Forbes affirms the three resorts that won star ratings for their long-standing among the leading luxury resorts on the Island.

Modeled on an authentic Balinese Village, the Four Seasons at […]

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