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...
Feb. 4, 2013
HANOI, Vietnam — Tom Hayden, one of the founders and leaders of the 1960s student movement and an anti-war activist during the Vietnam War, returned to Hanoi in in December to burrow through his history in the city, as well as a warren of subterranean rooms he’d last visited when bombs rained on this war-torn city.
Jan. 21, 2013
HUE, Vietnam — Twenty years after Vietnam emerged from decades of war and privation, lighting up on the radar screens of travelers worldwide, maturation of the country's hospitality industry reached a new milestone this month as La Residence Hotel & Spa appointed Phan Trong Minh as its new general manager.
Jan. 17, 2013
SINGAPORE — GHM, the 20-year-old luxury hotel group that has opened the door to some of Asia’s most exotic locales, is appointing hospitality heavyweight Hansjörg Meier as senior vice president. Meier, a Swiss native with a prominent 34-year career on the international hospitality landscape, will oversee GHM’s hotel and resort operations, as well as the upcoming openings of new projects in Europe and Asia...
Jan. 10, 2013
BANGKOK — As China continues its ascent to the top of the world’s economic rankings, one travel company is lifting the lid on some of the country’s richest tourism assets.