Ishin Hotels Group (President & CEO: Michael Nigitsch, Headquarters: Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo) has announced that the renovation of the Narita Airport Washington Hotel (Narita Chiba/307 guest rooms) will be completed and the property re-branded as Narita Port Hotel on October 1st, 2007.
Reconcile your heart of love and a growling tummy this October, as Prego at Raffles The Plaza, Singapore presents charity event The Looooongest Lasagna of Love lend a hand to charity whilst quelling that aching hunger! A staggering display of love, commitment and culinary expertise of our skilled Master Chefs. In a bid to do their part for charity, The Looooongest Lasagna of Love is a heartwarming event that aims to raise funds to help the beneficiaries of The Spastic Children's Association of Singapore (SCAS). Providing special education, rehabilitation services, vocational training and gainful employment for children and adults with cerebral palsy in Singapore, the organisation helps them realise their full potential and to lead a life with respect.
Accor takes major HM prize. Accor has taken out the prestigious leading accommodation group prize at the HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence.Accor took the major award from 10 finalists including Hilton, Intercontinental, Marriott, Mirvac, and Starwood.Awards were presented across 39 categories, with other winners including with Sydney's Four Seasons named best five-star accommodation and Queensland's Hayman the best resort.Among the other winners were:*Boutique Hotel: Obseratory Hotel, Sydney*New Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley,*Alpine Accommodation: Grand Mecure, Mount Buller, *Meetings and Conference Property: Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast, *Regional Property: Lake House, Daylesford, Victoria.Voyages Longitutde 1310 took out both the unique accommodation and ecotourism property categories.A record number of entries were received in the 2007 HM Awards and voting was decided by a panel of 20 judges including leading travel writers and industry representatives. - Travelpress travel news. Source Yahoo.news
The Xianglu GRAND Hotel has joined WORLDHOTELS as a member of the group's prestigious Deluxe Collection, making the total number of WORLDHOTELS members in China 32. The Xianglu GRAND Hotel is the largest 5 star hotel in Xiamen, and one of the largest hotels in China. With 1,525 luxurious guest rooms and a superb selection of facilities - including 2 ballrooms, 26 function rooms for conferences, a wide choice of restaurants and cafes, as well as an excellent spa and fitness centre - the hotel is ideal for the business or leisure traveller. The hotel is also just an 8 minute drive from the Xiamen Gaoqui International Airport, making it convenient too.
The Andaman, a luxury property managed by General Hotel Management (GHM) Limited, today unveiled a new look for its room interiors and bathrooms. Renovation works to the room interiors commenced in August 2006 and are now complete. The entire refurbishment programme will feature the upgrading of all its 187 deluxe rooms and selected facilities around the hotel and is scheduled to complete in July 2008. GHM, a luxury hotel management and development company, is the market leader in conceptualising, developing and operating a selection of exclusive hotels and resorts worldwide. GHM manages a portfolio of three brands including highly regarded properties such as The Datai in Langkawi, The Setai in Miami, The Chedi hotels and The Serai hotels worldwide.
Cushman & Wakefield Sonnenblick Goldman announced today it has arranged the $92.1 million sale of the Bethesda Marriott in Bethesda, Md. on behalf of Westbrook Partners and Northview Hotel Group. The AAA four-diamond, Mobil four-star, 407-room hotel is located on 12-acres and is just minutes from downtown Bethesda and 10 miles from Washington, D.C. Westbrook Partners and Northview Hotel Group recently completed a $13.5 million capital improvement program, which included the creation of a dynamic restaurant/lounge, renovating the Grand Ballroom and adjacent meeting rooms; revamping the fitness center with new state-of-the-art equipment; and replacing the hotel guestroom soft goods.
Anika Psaila Savona is not new to Corinthia as she was the Director for Legal Services of the parent company Corinthia Palace Hotel Company Ltd for the last six and a half years, playing an intrinsic part of the team that has led to the growth of Corinthia and its various subsidiaries including International Hotel Investments plc. Previous to that, Anika spent five years in Cape Town as a consultant and eventually Managing Director of the South African offices of Sovereign Trust.
Setting an unprecedented new standard for luxury in San Diego, The Grand Del Mar - a much-anticipated new resort owned and operated by Manchester Grand Resorts - is nearing completion, with the opening date set for October 6, 2007. According to Thomas Voss, president of Manchester Grand Resorts, construction on this lavishly appointed 249-room resort - situated on a pristine coastal canyon preserve near the beachfront village of Del Mar - is progressing at a rapid pace. "Construction has proceeded as planned and we are well on-track for our Fall opening," he said.