Hilton Guiyang takes centre stage in China’s rising business hub

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 17, 2020
GUIYANG (China) – Hilton has announced the debut of its flagship brand Hilton Hotels and Resorts in Guiyang, with the opening of Hilton Guiyang, a new-build 299-room, state-of-the-art hotel in the Guanshanhu district in China.

Hyatt to develop new hotel in Kuala Lumpur

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 14, 2020
HONG KONG – Hyatt has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement to develop a new 450-room Hyatt Regency branded hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

Pan Pacific puts its green thumb on new eco-friendly brand

by Naomi Neoh | January 10, 2020
SINGAPORE – Meeting planners now have a new line of green hotels to consider with the launch of UOL Group and hotel subsidiary Pan Pacific Hotels Group (PPHG)’s new ParkRoyal Collection, a move that affirms its commitment to sustainability hospitality.

Marina Mandarin is now Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 07, 2020
SINGAPORE – The Marina Mandarin Singapore hotel has been rebranded by property group United Industrial Corporation (UIC) and will now be known as Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, Singapore.

Hyatt Regency Hengqin opens in Greater Bay Area in China

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 07, 2020
HONG KONG – Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Hengqin in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, China.

MICE part of key strategies for Thai hotels

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 03, 2020
BANGKOK – The MICE market will be one of the key strategies adopted by hoteliers in Thailand as they plan to battle the gloomy economic forecasts this year.

Hyatt opens Grand Hyatt Hefei in Anhui, China

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 03, 2020
HONG KONG – Hyatt Hotels has announced the opening of Grand Hyatt Hefei in Anhui Province, China.

IHG to open hotels at Shanghai Pudong International Airport

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | December 27, 2019
SHANGHAI – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will be bringing two hotels to Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport’s newest Terminal Complex, giving one of the world’s busiest airports its first international branded hotels.

Dusit International widens China footprint with Huizhou opening

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | December 20, 2019
HUIZHOU, CHINA – Thailand-based hospitality giant Dusit International has opened Dusit Thani Sandalwoods Resort Shuangyue Bay Huizhou, Guangdong, a deluxe resort overlooking the South China Sea in Pinghai Ancient City.

Wyndham opens new hotel in Klang

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | December 20, 2019
KUALA LUMPUR – Wyndham Hotels & Resorts on Dec 19 announced the opening of its flagship Wyndham hotel brand in the Royal Town of Klang, just 30 minutes from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.

Planners find abundance of hotel rooms in Australia

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | December 17, 2019
ADELAIDE — Meetings planners looking to bring their events to Australia will no longer face a shortage of accommodation, with the country now ranks 12th worldwide in number of open hotel rooms, and fourth among countries in Asia Pacific.

Archipelago adds 3 more hotel deals to round off 2019

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | December 17, 2019
JAKARTA – Archipelago International, Asia’s largest privately-owned and independent hotel management group, have announced three new hotel signings just before closing the year.

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