Oct. 10, 2013
HANOI — The Lyon-born chef who conquered Paris and Tokyo is making a guest appearance in Hanoi that may prove to be the capital’s culinary opportunity of the year. The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is presenting the cuisine of Michelin-starred chef Christophe Paucod in a one-time Foie Gras Rougie Gala Dinner on the evening of October 24.
Sep. 24, 2013
TOKYO — Across the moat from Japan’s tranquil Imperial Palace gardens, the city's most lauded, new luxury hotel is abuzz with preparations for a New Year celebration that’s equal parts tradition, sophistication and fun. As Japan marks one of its most symbolic and meaningful holidays, Palace Hotel Tokyo hopes to immerse travellers in one of the world’s most refined cultures...
Sep. 11, 2013
SINGAPORE — GHM dropped anchor in the Indian Ocean last month when the luxury hotel group inked a deal to operate its first resort in the Maldives, scheduled to open in 2016. The agreement with the developers was signed six weeks after GHM announced it would launch three hotels in Taiwan, and less than five months after the company expanded its hospitality interests in the U.A.E.
Sep. 5, 2013
DANANG, Vietnam — The Central Coast of Vietnam's rising profile as a holiday destination won confirmation by three major airlines recently and is aiming for still more validation from Thailand now as tourism officials work on a direct link between Bangkok and Danang.
Sep. 4, 2013
DALAT, Vietnam — Seventy-five years ago, French entrepreneurs sewed the hillsides of this highland town with one exquisite collection of villas after another. Today, the colons are gone, but the Vietnamese entrepreneurs who have taken their place are no less enamored with the ‘City of Eternal Spring,’ and villas are sprouting again.
Aug. 29, 2013
QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand — Two years after its grand opening, Hilton Queenstown has expanded its ambitions on the country’s South Island and re-established itself as Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa. “We felt somewhat confined by the original name, which didn’t quite communicate the expansiveness of the guest experience here,” said Andrew Nisbet, general manager.
Aug. 23, 2013
LUANG PRABANG, Laos — Though lauded as a land where slow movement is all but a way of life, they’ll be running their hearts out in the one-time royal capital Oct. 5 in a half-marathon aptly dubbed La Procession. Named for the daybreak processions of Buddhist monks, the 2013 event will be the first ever half marathon in Luang Prabang.
Aug. 22, 2013
HANOI, Vietnam — The bonds between Hanoi and Washington. D.C. just keep getting stronger. In July, the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi reached halfway around the world to the U.S. capital and the award-winning Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square for its new director of food and beverage, Vincent Gernigon.
Aug. 8, 2013
HANOI, Vietnam — The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is uniting couples in the capital with the finest in wedding inspiration, preparation, and style in a full-day Romance Fair on August 17. The Metropole is partnering with the experienced planners of WedinStyle for its inaugural Romance Fair, featuring a bridal runway show...
Aug. 8, 2013
DANANG, Vietnam — Asia's newest destination-marketing initiative, Central Coast Vietnam (centralcoastvietnam.com), has partnered with one of the region's premier communications firms in hopes of carving out a place among the world's top tourism hubs. On July 15, Balcony Media Group, an American-based company that has been working with high-end hotels and resorts in Vietnam since 2006.