Capella Bangkok is set to become the most exciting new luxury five-star resort in Thailand when it opens in late 2019. The first hotel in two decades to open along the banks of the River of Kings (Chao Phraya River), the launch will showcase a collection of the city’s first opulent riverfront villas.
Anantara the Palm Dubai Resort is welcoming guests this Ramadan with delicious traditional delights and stunning vistas across the water to the city. Visitors can come together to break their fast at the charming property, or enjoy a feast outside on the terrace.
Javier Pardo reports directly to Robert Kunkler, chief operating officer of Avani-owner Minor Hotels, and is based at the regional office in Bangkok. He brings almost two decades of hospitality experience throughout Europe, with his last posting being director of operations and commercial director for the NH Hotel Group.
Paul Halford joins Onyx with close to 20 years of hospitality industry experience at hotels and resorts in Australia, Vanuatu, Fiji and Thailand, including a ten-year tenure across multiple Radisson Hotel Group locations.
Marriott International has announced its first-ever longer stays category marketing campaign, Room for Possibility. The integrated effort features Residence Inn by Marriott, Element Hotels and TownePlace Suites by Marriott to reinforce each brand’s offerings.
Hyatt Hotels has entered into a franchise and related agreements with Realtejo - Hotelaria e Turismo to develop the first Hyatt branded hotel in Portugal: Hyatt Regency Lisbon.
Airbus’ A321LR is one of the newest aircraft in its ‘neo’ family, and features new engines and wingtip-mounted Sharklets - as well as extra fuel tanks in the cargo-hold. The aircraft will begin operations in 2021.
Sophisticated, striking and ambitious, the Palm Tower is a 52-storey five-star hotel and residential development in the heart of Palm Jumeirah. Featuring award-winning architectural design, the tower will be one of Dubai’s most prestigious addresses, comprising 432 spacious, elegant apartments and a new five-star hotel, St. Regis Dubai – The Palm.
An archipelago of effortlessly beautiful islands in the Gulf of Chiriquí on the Pacific coast of the country, Islas Secas is set to become an inspired eco-destination befitting the most intrepid traveller.
Marie-Paule Nowlis has been appointed general manager of Sofitel London St James. Nowlis, who brings with her 30 years’ experience with the Sofitel brand, and a career shaped by international roles, joins at the start of a new chapter for the hotel and will be integral to its transformation.
Cheval Collection has appointed seasoned hotels and management professional Daniel Johansson to the role director of development and acquisitions. Johansson will be dedicated to offering his expertise to the development and expansion of Cheval Collection, as well as to pre-openings of properties and the overall process.
The Indian Hotels Company has announced a three-year strategic partnership with the sovereign wealth fund of Singapore, GIC. With funds of up to US$600 million, the new platform will be used to acquire fully operational hotels in the luxury, upper upscale and upscale segments in India.