One World Hotel Petaling Jaya celebrates Deepavali with lobby kolam

Malaysia | 20 Oct, 2014

Deepavali Greetings! This 20-ft diameter kolam used 11 colours of rice powder weighing hundreds of kilograms. It took hotel staff more than 11 hours to complete.

Shimao Group unveils MiniMax Hotel and MiniMax Premier Hotel brands

China | 20 Oct, 2014

MiniMax Hotel was conceived with a focus on the latest trends and the new generation of consumers, targeting the young adult segment as its customer base.

Jumeirah Group announces three new hotels in China

China | 20 Oct, 2014

The luxury Dubai hotel group agrees to manage properties in Haikou, Wuhan and Nanjing.

A signature Thai restaurant opens in the Maldives

Maldives | 20 Oct, 2014

The restaurant is set in lovely gardens, with a Lotus pond and Thai traditional salas. There is also a Thai cooking studio where guests can participate in lessons from our Thai Master Chef Khun Ning.

New residential resort Ascot planned for Grand Bahama

Bahamas, The | 20 Oct, 2014

Approximately 300 resort-residences are spread over 18 acres within walking distance to Port Lucaya and includes beachfront, marina and "labyrinth garden" homes.

DoubleTree by Hilton opens in historic St. Augustine Florida

United States | 20 Oct, 2014

Formerly a Ramada Inn, the five-story hotel has been completely redesigned and renovated in the city's traditional Old Spanish style while featuring modern updates and amenities throughout.

Jumeirah Group appoints Stephan Schüpbach as Vice President Operations

Global | 20 Oct, 2014

A key element of Stephan Schüpbach’s new role is to drive the pre-opening preparations for new Jumeirah hotels due to open in the coming three years in China, Indonesia and India.

Gordon James Gorman new GM at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi

Pakistan | 20 Oct, 2014

His four decade career has included operational and GM positions in Glasgow, Nairobi, Mombasa, Abuja, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangkok, Hua-Hin, Seoul, Bahrain, Dubai, and Riyadh.

William Bennett named DoSM at InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

United States | 19 Oct, 2014

A Chicago native, Bennett has overseen the sales and marketing efforts for a number of Chicago area Westin and Wyndham Hotels.

Hard Rock announces first hotel in Texas at indoor skiing facility

United States | 17 Oct, 2014

It will be located in the newly announced The Grand Alps Village development in Grand Prairie, Texas — future home to the most advanced indoor snow facility in the world.