An eight-hour deal

by Patricia Wee | May 26, 2020
SINGAPORE – For executives who need to work out of their homes, a new deal has been launched by Sofitel Singapore City Centre to offer them this respite. The Work From Hotel (WFH) package offers a dedicated working area, high speed internet, privacy and premium amenities; it is available until 30 December 2020 for use from 1 July 2020.

April brought record lows for Asia Pacific hotels

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | May 26, 2020
SINGAPORE – Asia Pacific hotels have reported record lows across three key performance indicators in April as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic deepened, according to STR, which provides data insights on the hospitality industry.

Wishes come true

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | May 19, 2020
KUALA LUMPUR - Dorsett Grand Subang’s 3 Wishes campaign is getting a boost with two additional deals: Book with Confidence and Book Now Meet Tomorrow.

Accor and AXA launch partnership offering medical assistance in hotels

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | May 19, 2020
WORLDWIDE – Accor and AXA have announced a partnership to provide medical support to guests across the 5,000 Accor hotels globally.

Hoteliers unite to promote Hong Kong

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | May 12, 2020
HONG KONG – Heritage Tourism Brands has launched a promotional video of Hong Kong featuring the song “Touch of Love” performed by the city’s artiste Jacky Cheung. The video showcases the beauty and diversity of Hong Kong as it emerges from the coronavirus crisis and as a first step, it aims to encourage people to enjoy their home and appreciate what makes it unique.

Sands Resorts Macao launches Sands SafeStay

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | May 12, 2020
MACAO - Sands Resorts Macao has launched its health and safety protocol, Sands SafeStay, which focusses on sanitisation, prevention and contactless services.

Radisson to debut in Nanjing

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | May 08, 2020
NANJING - Radisson Hotel Group continues to expand in China with the signing of its inaugural property in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province.

Hilton collaborates with RB, maker of Lysol and Dettol

by Patricia Wee | April 30, 2020
WORLDWIDE - Hilton is working with RB and Mayo Clinic to launch an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection in its properties around the world. RB is the maker of Lysol and Dettol.

Versatile meeting spaces for IHG’s new brand

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | April 28, 2020
BANGKOK - IHG will debut its boutique luxury brand, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, in Asia with the opening of Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok in Thailand in Q4 2020.

Marriott embarks on new cleanliness protocol

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | April 28, 2020
WORLDWIDE – Marriott’s newly launched Global Cleanliness Council will focus on developing the next level of global hospitality cleanliness standards, norms and behaviour.

Ascott extends generous support

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | April 21, 2020
ASIA - Ascott is launching its #StayHomeWithAscott campaign to rally the global community to curb the spread of COVID-19 by staying home. It has pledged a total of US$200,000 through the campaign. The donation will go towards Save the Children’s1 food security and assistance programmes, to support about 12,000 underprivileged children affected by COVID-19.

Earlier opening for SKYE Suites Green Square

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | April 14, 2020
SYDNEY - SKYE Suites is fast-tracking the opening of its third hotel within the iconic $575 million architectural precinct, Infinity by Crown Group, due to a surge in demand from the long-stay market.

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