Apr. 17, 2014
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — After 55 years at the centre of Saigon, Caravelle is inviting travellers to share its legacy of Vietnamese history and hospitality with a special anniversary offer. History lovers have the opportunity to experience the iconic Saigon hotel at a 55% discount off regular room rates, when booking stays of two nights or more from May 7 to 31, 2014.
Apr. 11, 2014
HANOI, Vietnam – Passion and preparation go hand-in-hand as the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi’s second annual Romance Fair brings the finest in wedding trends and inspiration to couples in the Vietnamese capital. Brides- and grooms-to-be are invited to the historic hotel from 10am to 5pm on May 31.
Apr. 8, 2014
QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand — After opening two hotels in Bangkok for Hilton, and after a four-year run in Southeast Asia, hotelier Christopher Ehmann is relocating to New Zealand’s South Island where he’ll take charge of the three-year-old Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa as general manager.
Mar. 31, 2014
BALI, Indonesia — Luxury hotel management company GHM has opened the doors on a property in Nusa Dua that, for the first time, melds the elegance of the group’s boutique appeal with purpose-built facilities for large-scale conferences and weddings. From the resort’s cozy kul kul towers overlooking the Indian Ocean to the spacious Chedi Ballroom, the venues cater to groups with inclinations from the intimate to the grand.
Mar. 12, 2014
BA RIA VUNG TAU, Vietnam — The most anticipated new golf course in Asia will call its first golfers to the tee March 14, when The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip opens for preview play along Vietnam's south-central coast. Designed by legendary golfer Greg Norman, The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip trades on geographical traits that course architects dream of.
Mar. 12, 2014
QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand — As Queenstown gussies up for the inaugural Blues & Roots Festival, Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa is rolling out the redcarpet with complementary music lovers packages. The Doobie Brothers and Elvis Costello & The Imposters are set to anchor the April 26 show.
Feb. 26, 2014
QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand — New Zealand’s adventure capital has made a name for itself among nature lovers and adrenalin junkies, but only in recent years has the small south island settlement of Queenstown become a foodie destination. “With the explosion of food TV and celebrity chefs, we are seeing more top class restaurants opening here all the time,” said Scott Wysockyj.
Feb. 25, 2014
BANGKOK — One of the newest luxury hotels in Bangkok has made a veteran of the hospitality industry its general manager. Last month, the year-old Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit gave the reins to William J. Haandrikman, who has held senior management positions at high-end hotels in eight countries on three continents since joining Accor in 1992.
Feb. 24, 2014
HUE, Vietnam — As Vietnam gears up for its most extravagant biannual celebration of music, dance and the country’s most enduring cultural pursuits, La Residence Hotel & Spa is paving the way toward a memorable stay experience with a new promotion and package. April 12 - 20 Hue Festival, the Hue Homage package includes the following:
Feb. 19, 2014
BAGAN, Myanmar – Bagan Lodge is pivoting off its proximity to one of the world’s great heritage sites by offering a family package that trades on a Burmese tradition: the use of thanaka as a face paint. The hour-long program is the standout component of the new hotel’s ‘Family Escape’ deal, which also includes two nights for two adults and two children under 12.