Nov. 19, 2018
HANOI – Many internationally renowned hotels decorate Christmas trees to usher in the festive season. The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is also building a model railroad and train stations to spirit travelers on an Enchanted Journey. In deference to its 118th year of decking the halls for Christmas, the country’s most storied hotel has anchored its celebration on the development of two toy-size railways in each wing of the hotel, and a series of decorative stations. As a complement to the Enchanted Journey, the hotel is building replicas of the Metropole and Opera Wings of the property in gingerbread. They’ll forego a Christmas log house for a life-sized train car that might be coupled to a Polar Express. And they’ll show movies outdoors in the hotel garden throughout the Yuletide.
Nov. 19, 2018
HO CHI MINH CITY - Fusion’s all-spa-inclusive beachfront resorts and all-suite city hotels throughout Vietnam are ushering in the festive season with lavish buffet spreads, live music, and entertainment from caroling and cocoa to DJs and dancing. “We love giving our guests a memorable, surprise-filled experience whatever time of year it is,” says Atilla Erda, Fusion’s Chief Operating Officer,” but the Christmas period is our chance to really do something special.” Here’s what will be happening around the country at Fusion’s properties:
Nov. 14, 2018
MAWLAMYAING, Myanmar — Designed by US architect Daniel West, the 72-key Hotel Suggati is set to celebrate its grand opening on December 15 in Mawlamyaing, the capital of Myanmar’s Mon State. Commanding a panoramic vista over the Thanlwin [Salween] River, this waterfront property brings a new vitality in business hotel options to the country’s fourth largest city. The five-story Suggati is owned by the Memories Group, and provides conference rooms, working spaces with hi-speed Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and a restaurant specializing in both Burmese and Western cuisines, as well as French pastries, which will be open to the local public.
Nov. 8, 2018
HALONG BAY, Vietnam – Halong Bay is bracing itself for its biggest and most luxurious cruising vessel yet replete with 46 spacious cabins, an evening piano bar, spa, fine dining restaurant and two expansive sun decks.
Nov. 7, 2018
NEW YORK — La Residence Hotel & Spa cemented its reputation as one of Asia’s most distinguished hotels last month when readers of Condé Nast Traveler lauded the hotel as the 14th best in Asia.
Nov. 6, 2018
HO TRAM, Vietnam — One of Vietnam’s top rated integrated golf resorts, the Ho Tram Strip, has added to its impressive awards haul, notching a notable double at the annual World Golf Awards in Spain.
Nov. 6, 2018
HANOI, Vietnam – Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has named Raphael Kinimo as the hotel’s new Executive Sous Chef. The French national has worked in some of the world’s top kitchens and hotels and brings more than two decades of culinary experience to Vietnam’s most storied hotel.
Nov. 6, 2018
SINGAPORE — As GHM readies the grand opening of a new resort on the Arabian peninsula and looks to the next phase of its expansion, the 26-year-old luxury hotel group has appointed Tommy Lai as its CEO. The Singapore native will assume some responsibilities currently managed by GHM co-founder and president Hans R. Jenni, but the primary motivation for Lai’s appointment is to spearhead the development opportunities and to drive GHM’s overall growth ambitions.
Nov. 2, 2018
SINGAPORE - As Louis T Collection continues to oversee the multi-million dollar redevelopment and repositioning of Perth’s now-shuttered New Esplanade Hotel, the hotel management company has announced it will reopen in Q1 2019 as Quay Perth, a new four-star boutique hotel, with seasoned hospitality executive Lovelynn Clark as general manager. An Australian national born in Malaysia, Clark brings close to three decades of experience in hospitality to Louis T Collection, with a career that has taken her through Asia, the Middle East and Australia. Most recently, she was part of the pre-opening leadership team at the five-star, 468-room Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai, where she served as executive housekeeper. Fittingly, Clark returns to Perth where she began her hospitality career in 1990 as a food & beverage server at the Hyatt Regency.
Nov. 1, 2018
CAM RANH, Vietnam – The Anam is opening up one of Vietnam’s most compelling waterways in a whole new way, launching a cruise replete with dinner and Dom Perignon bubbles down Nha Trang’s Cai River. Puttering past pagodas, jungle-clad mountains and rice paddies, the cruise aboard a traditional wooden Vietnamese fishing boat follows visits atop a modern white Vespa to attractions on the river’s northern bank including the famed Po Nagar Cham Towers. “Our cruise, on a charming little fishing boat hand-crafted right on the river’s banks, is a great way to see another side of beach city Nha Trang and anchors an exquisite afternoon and evening,” said the Anam’s general manager Herbert Laubichler-Pichler.