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Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort set to open April 2017

Preparations are under way for Cambodian-based Grand Lion Group to open the very first Marriott International branded hotel in Cambodia, a 233-room Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort in April 2017.

The Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort is strategically sited 15 minutes away from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Archaeological Park, one of the world’s renowned tourist sites which drew over 1two million global visitors in 2015. In June this year, the European Council on Tourism and Trade […]

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JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach opens

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts announced the debut the new JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach – the brand’s first hotel in Singapore. Located in close proximity to the Marina Bay entertainment and business districts, the new 634-room luxury hotel is poised to become a destination in the heart of Singapore’s arts and culture district.

“We are thrilled to welcome discerning travellers to this design-led landmark in the hub of Singapore’s arts and culture district,” said Derek Flint, General Manager, JW […]

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A journey through the Kingdom of Bhutan with Six Senses, to open in the second half of 2017

BANGKOK – Set jewel-like between two giants, Bhutan is an age-old culture where the population remains untainted by the outside world; a world with which they had no interaction until the 1950s and from where their first real international visitors arrived by invitation in 1974. This amazing Kingdom coined the phrase upon which the success of the country is measured – Gross National Happiness.

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has designed a project that is actually five individual satellite resorts in five […]

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Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur to open early 2018

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Venus Assets Sdn Bhd today announced plans for Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, set to open in early 2018. Located in the heart of the Golden Triangle neighbourhood, Kuala Lumpur’sbusiness and financial district, the Hotel is part of a 65-storey mixed-use tower that will include 242 Four Seasons Private Residences, 27 serviced apartments, a 209-key Four Seasons hotel and a five-floor, 300,000 square foot (27,900 square metre) luxury retail podium, collectively known as Four […]

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Okura Prestige Saigon will launch in 2020

Japan’s Okura Hotels & Resorts has agreed to manage its first Okura-branded property in Vietnam.

The company has signed a deal with Alternaty Real Estate for the Okura Prestige Saigon, which will also mark the company’s second hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, following the Hotel Nikko Saigon. Okura also operates the Hotel Nikko Hanoi.

Opening in 2020, Okura Prestige Saigon will form part of the Satra Tax Plaza, a brand new 40-storey complex currently under construction on the site of the […]

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New structure of Marriott brands explained

Marriott recently began the gargantuan task of streamlining the categorization of its many branches. Amid customer confusion over the identity of their now 30 brands, Marriott has started dividing its hotels, residences and condominiums into different sections.

The brands fall under four broad umbrellas: Luxury, Premium, Select and Longer Stays. Luxury is the most high-end section and offers “bespoke and superb amenities and services” and contains brands under the following headings: Classic Luxury (Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis) and Distinctive Luxury (BVLGARI, W […]

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