Mar. 13, 2013
TOKYO — Palace Hotel Tokyo joined elite company this month after Travel + Leisure recognized the Marunouchi property as ‘Best Hotel, 100 or More Rooms’ in its annual Design Awards. Citing the hotel for its “understated luxury,” its “traditional grandeur” and “sense of sophisticated restraint,” the hotel won top honours in its category and is the first ever Japanese hotel to receive a T+L Design Award.
Mar. 11, 2013
URI, Switzerland— GHM, the hospitality management group that pioneered some of Asia’s top luxury hotels and beach resorts, this week announced that its first ski resort is on track for a Winter 2013/2014 opening in Uri, Switzerland. Nestled in the Urseren Valley at the foot of some of the country’s most exhilarating ski slopes, The Chedi Andermatt will debut as the centrepiece of the Andermatt Swiss Alps project...
Mar. 5, 2013
SINGAPORE — Upscale hotel management group GHM has reinforced its sales and marketing foundation by adding a pair of seasoned industry professionals to the mix. LLast week, Katharina Kustos assumed the role of director of sales and marketing for both The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah and The Legian on Bali, while Debbie Chee took over the same responsibility...
Feb. 26, 2013
BEIJING — Ahn Luh, a Chinese hotel management group with plans to open luxury properties in key cities in China, including Chengdu, Shenzhen, Beijing and Tibet, over the next few years, has appointed its first CEO. Akira Moreno, currently the Vice President of Development and Pre-opening Services for GHM, takes on the new responsibility while maintaining his duties at GHM.
Feb. 23, 2013
LUANG PRABANG, Laos —Luang Prabang's Villa Maly and its upstream sister property, Kamu Lodge Experience, welcomed a new general manager last week as parent company Apple Tree Group put Axel de Boynes in charge of the group’s Laotian hospitality properties from Feb. 14. Since 2009, the group has also operated a lunch and dinner cruise on the Mekong River...
Feb. 21, 2013
CHIANG MAI, Thailand – Three years after joining GHM as executive assistant manager at The Chedi Muscat, Andy Kunz is trading the sands of Arabia for a riverside perch in one of Thailand’s most compelling destinations. Kunz succeeds Stefan Noll as general manager of the GHM property when Noll departs for cooler climes and a new position as hotel manager...
Feb. 20, 2013
HANOI, Vietnam — The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi appointed a new executive assistant manager this month, hiring Julie Marie-Anne Bruley to head up its rooms division. Bruley’s post at the Metropole comes after a two-year sabbatical during which she achieved her Executive MBA from the European School ESCP.
Feb. 19, 2013
DANANG, Vietnam — Vietnam’s premier resort is celebrating the launch of direct flights between Hong Kong and Danang by rolling out an offer aimed at families, couples and golfers. The Nam Hai's newest promotion takes wing March 28 when Hong Kong-based carrier Dragonair commences service to Southeast Asia's hottest new holiday destination.
Feb. 8, 2013
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — The Caravelle is entering the running for most memorable MICE package in Vietnam with a residential meeting offer showcasing a cross-section of Saigon’s colourful history and its legendary motorcycle traffic. Planners looking for a dynamic destination to hold their business events can book the Caravelle’s new ‘Saigon Buzz’ package featuring ...
Feb. 6, 2013
BAGAN, Myanmar — Bagan Lodge, a highly anticipated luxury lodge by the Apple Tree Group in the heart of historic Bagan, is set for its soft opening on April 15, 2013. Located near the eastern shore of the legendary Irrawaddy River, the property offers 85 air-conditioned rooms in three classes of accommodation, ranging from 261 square meters for the Courtyard Suite...