May. 20, 2013
HALONG BAY, Vietnam — Nearly 10 years after its launch as one of Southeast Asia’s most transporting cruises, Emeraude Classic Cruises has produced a 112-page narrative history that details the remarkable adventure of a colonial French family, an historic paddle steamship and its contemporary namesake.
Apr. 29, 2013
LUANG PRABANG — Apple Tree Group is strengthening its presence in Laos with the appointment of French native Coralie Vongsouthi as sales and marketing manager for boutique resort Villa Maly and eco-retreat Kamu Lodge Experience. A fresh face on Luang Prabang’s hospitality scene began her career with degrees in Technical Tourism and Applied Foreign Languages from Montpellier.
Apr. 24, 2013
SHANGHAI — Ahn Luh expanded its presence in China today with the signing of hotel management contracts with the Qinsen Group. The agreements cover two upscale hotels: Ahn Luh Lanting, scheduled to open in fall 2014, and Ahn Luh Zhujiajiao, opening in spring 2015.
Apr. 10, 2013
BANGKOK — After quietly biding its time as a local secret, Praya Palazzo, a boutique hotel on the banks of Bangkok’s legendary Chao Praya River, has hired a blossoming management company and multifaceted general manager to lure international travelers to one of the city’s most appealing locations.
Apr. 9, 2013
SINGAPORE — GHM expanded its hospitality interests on the Arabian Peninsula March 11 when the luxury hotel group signed a contract to manage the Al Bait Sharjah hotel, scheduled to open in early 2015 in the U.A.E. GHM currently manages The Chedi Muscat in Oman and is planning to open The Chedi Khorfakkan in 2015.
Mar. 13, 2013
MANILA — With medical tourism on the rise throughout Southeast Asia, Sofitel Philippine Plaza has jettisoned the traditional spa playbook, teamed with one of the country’s most renowned wellness experts and opened the doors on a health and aesthetic institute, the first inside a hotel in Asia.
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.