Communication: authenticity in trying times

by Patricia Wee | February 14, 2020
SINGAPORE – The Covid-19 outbreak is thrusting industry leaders into the spotlight on a daily basis. Red Shoe Communications’ managing director, Ms Kathy O’Brien, shared how senior leadership can provide effective communication in these uncertain times. The company was the 2019 gold winner of Best Employee Communications Training Provider by HRO.

JAL City opens its first hotel outside Japan in Bangkok

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | February 14, 2020
BANGKOK - Hotel JAL City Bangkok opens on May 8, 2020 after being rebranded from the currently operating Hotel Verve Bangkok. Located on Sukhumvit Road in Thonglor tourist and business district, the venue will offer special rates for One Harmony members.

Step this way to the Victorian era

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | February 14, 2020
HONG KONG – Hotel Alexandra, a new Victorian era inspired hotel, is set to open this spring with views over Hong Kong’s cityscape and Victoria Harbour.

Mövenpick brings Swiss touch to Cam Ranh

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | February 11, 2020
CAM RANH – Swiss hospitality brand Mövenpick has opened the doors of its 500-key beachfront Mövenpick Resort Cam Ranh in central Vietnam.

AC Hotels by Marriott debuts in Malaysia

by S.S. Yoga | February 07, 2020
KUALA LUMPUR - AC Hotels by Marriott has arrived in Malaysia with three new hotels.

Exclusivity and privacy for a million

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | February 04, 2020
MALDIVES - Raffles Maldives Meradhoo has launched a four-night, five-day, all-inclusive island rental deal costing US$1million. The You Run Raffles Maldives deal includes Raffles butlers, an additional ‘deserted island’ that can be transformed into a celebration or adventure space. The resort sits on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, one of the most remote and unblemished corners of the Maldives.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo Otemachi opens for bookings

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | February 04, 2020
TOKYO - Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo Otemachi is now open for reservations for arrivals starting from July 1, 2020.

All-new excitement in Las Vegas

by Michael J Shapiro | February 04, 2020
LAS VEGAS - It is already a meetings Mecca, but Las Vegas is not a town to rest on its laurels. Caesars Forum, a US$375-million conference centre is scheduled to open in March 2020.

Dusit International continues expansion in Vietnam

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 30, 2020
BANGKOK – Dusit International is expanding its footprint in Vietnam with a long-term agreement with Vietnamese real estate developers General Technology Joint Stock Company to develop and operate Dusit Tu Hoa Palace, Hanoi, in the city’s affluent Tay Ho District.

Hyatt Regency Danang touts beachfront venues for planners

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 30, 2020
DA NANG – Blessed with picturesque beachfront views, Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa has introduced a year-end promotion for meetings and event planners who are looking for an ideal location for true “bleisure” experience.

Marriott seals record 815 hotel deals in 2019

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 28, 2020
HONG KONG – Marriott International announced that it enjoyed a record-breaking 2019, after signing an unprecedented 815 agreements representing over 136,000 rooms.

Hilton launches flexible meeting package in Malaysia

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 28, 2020
KUALA LUMPUR – Hilton in Malaysia has launched a new meeting package that aims to boost productivity through sustainable practice, healthy food choices and mindful breaks.

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