As the World Golf Awards returns to the Conrad Algarve on the southern coast of Portugal for the Gala Ceremony 2016, Breaking Travel News editor Christopher O’Toole here chats with general manager Joachim Hartl about the importance of the event. Also on the agenda is the development of the latest Conrad 1-3-5 programme, the development of golf tourism in the Algarve and the hotel’s plans for 2017.
Sir Nick Faldo has led winners at the World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony 2016, taking the prestigious title of Golf Course Designer of the Year. Also celebrating was England’s The Belfry, recognised as Europe’s Best Golf Hotel, while Quinta do Lago took the title of Europe’s Best Golf Venue. Hundreds of thousands of ballots were cast ahead of the Gala Ceremony, which was this year hosted by the Conrad Algarve in Portugal.
Leaders of the golf hospitality industry are arriving in the Algarve, Portugal, as the final preparations are put in place for the World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony 2016. Hundreds of thousands of ballots have been cast ahead of the ceremony with the best destinations, tour operators, golf courses and hotels set to be recognised at the event.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has emerged from refurbishment as one of the Maldives’ most applauded resorts. In a strategic move to continually attract guests, the resort has invested US$3.2 million in redeveloping its beach villas which are set to launch this October. The redevelopment has seen a full renovation of 34 beach villas and bathrooms and this was followed by the development of the Maldives’ first authentic Chinese restaurant Ufaa heralded by celebrity chef Jereme Leung.
Conrad Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Conrad Xiamen, on the south-western coast of Xiamen Island. Owned by Shimao Group and managed by Hilton, Conrad Xiamen is the first Conrad hotel in Fujian province, the sixth in China among a portfolio that includes Conrad Hong Kong, Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay, Conrad Dalian, Conrad Macao, and Conrad Beijing, and joins the larger Hilton portfolio of over 70 hotels in China.
Conrad Hotels & Resorts has signed a franchise agreement with Sa Bora Bora Nui for the Conrad Bora Bora Nui. The 115-key resort, formerly known as Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, will undergo a multimillion-dollar refurbishment and open as Conrad Bora Bora Nui in March 2017.
Today, the inspired luxury of Conrad Hotels & Resorts makes its debut in the Philippines with the opening of Conrad Manila. Owned by SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation, a subsidiary of SM Investment Corporation and managed by Hilton Worldwide, the 347 room Conrad Manila is located at the forefront of the Mall of Asia complex, in the heart of the 42 hectare Bay City development, a destination earmarked as a shopping, leisure, and business hub.
Conrad Hotels & Resorts has opened its first hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – the 438-room Conrad Makkah. Set in the heart of the Holy City and overlooking the Sacred Mosque, Al Masjid al Haram, and the Holy Kaabah, the hotel is designed for today’s smart luxury traveller, combining intuitive service with sophisticated, locally inspired surroundings.
Conrad Dubai talks to Breaking Travel News at Arabian Travel Market 2016.
The smart luxury and intuitive service of the Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand debuts in India with the opening of Conrad Pune. Located in the heart of the central business district, the iconic Art Deco inspired Conrad Pune is the epitome of curated experience, services and sophisticated style. The hotel is managed by Hilton Worldwide and owned by Palm Grove Beach Hotels, a wholly owned subsidiary of the K. Raheja Constructions Group.
Voters from across the golf hospitality industry are being invited to cast their ballots as voting opens ahead of the World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony 2016. The event will be staged at the luxurious Conrad Algarve, Portugal, for the third successive year on November 11th-13th.
World Golf Awards has revealed Conrad Algarve, the most modern five-star hotel in Portugal, will host its Gala Ceremony 2016. The most prestigious awards programme in the golf tourism industry will return to the resort for the third consecutive year on November 11th-13th.