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Why major brands see so much potential in Indonesia’s project pipeline

Some of the largest and most glamorous hotel brands in the world are excited about Indonesia, and they have real cause to be because of the country’s active hotel project pipeline.

In fact, InterContinental Hotel Group, one of the leading hotel companies in the world, recently signed a dual-brand management agreement with PT Graha Agung Indahsentosa, which will involve the anticipated debut of two hotels: Holiday Inn Resort Bintan Lagoi Beach and Hotel Indigo Bintan Lagoi Beach, both of which are in Lagoi Bay, one […]

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70 thousand foreigners likely to postpone Bali visit

Denpasar (ANTARA News) – The Association of Indonesian Hotels and Restaurants (PHRI) has predicted that some 70 thousand foreigners would postpone visits to the resort island during the October-November period due to intensified activities of Mount Agung.

“We have collected data on guests who had planned to come for meetings and others. There would be a decrease in the tourist arrival by 20 percent, or some 70 thousand,” Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, chairman of the associations Bali chapter, stated here.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui opens

Marking its first presence on the Eastern coast of Thailand, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is pleased to announce the newest addition to its collection of renowned global properties with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui. Located on the tropical island paradise of Koh Samui on the Gulf of Thailand, The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui seamlessly combines the brand’s legendary service with the traditional spirit of Thai hospitality and colorful Samui island life culture to create a unique melting pot of indelible new […]

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Vietnam records over 18 million unofficial workers

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam now records over 18 million unofficial workers who account for 57.2 percent of non-agricultural workforce, according to a report announced at a seminar held in Hanoi on October 4.

As a joint work among the General Statistics Office (GSO) of Vietnam, the International Labour Organisation, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs’ Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs, the report polled nearly 20,000 households each month in 63 cities and provinces nationwide from 2007. However, data […]

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WMC Group has opened Sherwood Suites in Ho Chi Minh City

Redefining Contemporary Urban Living

Redefining contemporary urban living, the soon-to-open Sherwood Suites, a member of the Lifestyle and Residence collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, offers stylish, modern accommodation in the heart of the city. Sherwood Suites will be managed by Windsor Property Management Group Corporation (WMC Group), a hospitality and property management company located in Ho Chi Minh City.

Sherwood Suites is about an aspirational lifestyle, combining convenience with luxury and outstanding service. It provides the feeling of warmth and comfort […]

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Dream Hotel Group signs first hotel in the Philippines

Dream Hotel Group today signed its first hotel in the Philippines. The 220-key Dream Hotel is located on the white sand beaches of Carabao Island just three miles north of Boracay and eight miles from the international airport. Recently rated third best island destination in the world by Condé Nast Traveler magazine, Borocay plays host to more than three million visitors annually, including local holiday makers and international visitors from Europe and North Asia.

Dream Carabao Island will anchor an integrated gaming and […]

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