Oct. 30, 2018
YANGON, Myanmar — Awei Metta, a chic new business and leisure hotel in Yangon, has announced its grand opening for December 15. Located in the leafy western suburbs of Myanmar’s former capital, close to the city’s international airport, this modern 46-key resort features a restaurant overseen by an experienced French chef, a lobby lounge and bar, a sophisticated cigar room, swimming pool, fitness center, spa, tennis courts, and a conference room seating up to 200 guests. Owned by the Memories Group, Awei Metta shares the property with the Gary Player-designed Pun Hlaing Golf Course, which has hosted the Asian Tour Myanmar Open for the past two years.
Oct. 30, 2018
CAM RANH, Vietnam — One of Vietnam’s fastest growing beach resorts now has a brand-name golf course to support the area’s lofty tourism ambitions. On Oct. 27, the Greg Norman-designed KN Golf Links officially opened in Cam Ranh, site of a spectacular, 8-kilometer crescent of sand that is rapidly becoming a destination of distinction in Southeast Asia. Indeed, over the last couple of years, more than 30 hospitality projects have either gone up or broken ground along Long Beach, the southernmost end of which is the only real estate that sits between KN Golf Links and the ocean.
Oct. 30, 2018
HANOI — The luxury hospitality group behind some of Vietnam’s finest restaurants is taking its recipe for success global, opening two more dining establishments on its home turf before expanding its culinary footprint in China and Singapore early next year. After unveiling a second HOME restaurant in Vietnam’s capital this month and its first Ngon Villa in Hoi An in late September, Paradise Vietnam will open three dining venues internationally, in Hainan, Guangzhou and Singapore, during the first quarter of 2019. The eating establishments join Paradise’s burgeoning restaurant portfolio stretching from Vietnam’s north with the original HOME Hanoi, Ngon Villa Hanoi and 1958 in Halong Bay, to Ngon Villa Danang and HOME Hoi An on the central coastline and MAM Vietnamese Restaurant, HOME Finest Saigon and Chopsticks Saigon in the south.
Oct. 25, 2018
LANG CO, Vietnam – With 280 hectares of prime oceanfront real estate, Laguna Lang Co offers plenty of scope for special guest experiences. And it is this potential for creativity that most excites Justin Wermers, who has just been appointed as Area Director for Food and Beverage at Banyan Tree and Angsana Lang Co – the two award winning luxury resorts currently on the books at the integrated project in Central Vietnam. Wermers, a Dutch national with more than 15-years of experience in F&B and hospitality, comes to Lang Co following stints in the Middle East with InterContinental and, most recently, at the New World Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Oct. 23, 2018
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - An innovative hospitality force in Vietnam, known for its upscale all-spa-inclusive resorts and chic city hotels, will add a third brand to its portfolio with the opening of the first Fusion Originals hotel in Ho Chi Minh City next year. Breaking with convention, each Originals hotel will bear the name of a pioneering artist, inventor, scientist, or social leader. For the inaugural member of the collection, they’ve selected Charles Darwin a British botanist, scientist, and naturalist who redefined mankind’s place in the universe. “World-changing ideas are what Fusion is all about,” said Remco de Hoog, Fusion’s chief architect. “Charles Darwin is the perfect person to launch this exciting, slightly rebellious all-new brand.”
Oct. 17, 2018
YANGON — Awei Pila, an exclusive resort set on a remote tropical island in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago, will open its doors to guests on December 15. Owned by the Yangon-based Memories Group, the newly constructed property on the secluded island of Pila will feature 24 air-conditioned tented villas fronting a white-sand beach, an open-air restaurant, and spa. A two-hour speedboat ride from the mainland, Pila is nestled among a labyrinth of some 800 islands, atolls and coral reefs, which were until recently a haven only to wayward mariners, pirates and a handful of indigenous Moken or “sea gypsy” fishing families. The island has a single source of fresh water, 10 as yet unexplored sandy beaches, a host of birds including hornbills, and coves alive with fish, dugongs and turtles. The local village boasts a rickety wooden pier, a Buddhist temple, and a single beach-shack bar with a pool table.
Oct. 8, 2018
Say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019 by traveling to the best places in Asia to celebrate New Year's Eve. Watch fireworks from a rooftop in Taipei, participate in traditional Japanese traditions in Tokyo, soak up Halong Bay's spectacular limestone karsts, indulge champagne sorbet and lobster on Koh Samui, or stroll through an open-air art studio on Vietnam's Cam Ranh peninsula.
Oct. 4, 2018
Vietnam’s first Radisson Blu resort is helping to save lives in disadvantaged communities, generate livelihoods, and protect the environment through supporting a soap recycling program. Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc, which opened its doors on Vietnam’s largest island on August 15 this year, has joined forces with hygiene and cleaning solutions company Diversey to participate in ‘Soap for Hope’. As part of the program, the resort hands over its used hotel soaps that are recycled into fresh soap to be distributed to local communities. Diversey teaches the local people to use a simple cold-press process that requires no water or electricity and takes under 10 minutes to recycle the soap into reconstituted bars. The fresh soap is then distributed to communities lacking soap or sanitation.
Oct. 2, 2018
DA NANG, Vietnam - Da Nang’s hippest beachfront hotel is helping guests amp up their bliss level with a range of new guest perks at Fusion’s first Zen Club. Situated on the 23rd floor of Fusion Suites Da Nang and with sweeping views along the coast, the spacious Zen Rooftop Lounge is the newly renovated backdrop for the hotel’s club level benefits. Introduced for those who want the VIP treatment without high coincidental fees, the new Zen offering gives guests: ● A flexible check-in and check-out with Fusion 24H – with an early check-in or the option to check-in late and keep their room until the same time on day of departure.
Sep. 26, 2018
HO CHI MINH CITY — As demand surges for residential-style accommodations that come with the comforts of home, but are far from merely being functional, The Reverie Saigon is repositioning eight floors of The Reverie Residence’s luxury serviced apartments as great alternatives for leisure and business travellers. Where the apartments used to require a minimum three-night stay, The Reverie Residence is now opening the door to travellers who might seek but a single night of high-style accommodation in a home-style suite. To mark this new opportunity, the property has rolled out a ‘Suite Dreams’ package that unlocks a one-bedroom apartment and comes accompanied by a sizable daily credit of VND 5,750,000 (approximately USD 250) to spend on airport transfers, butler service, spa treatments, meals, laundry or access to the hotel’s resplendent lounge.