Melia Hanoi has been victorious at the World Luxury Hotels Awards 2018, recognised as the ‘Luxury Hotel with Conference Centre’ – Continental Win: Asia, demonstrating the hotel’s consistent excellence in MICE services. Established in 2006, World Luxury Hotel Awards is the pinnacle of achievement in the luxury hotel industry offering international recognition as voted by guests, travellers and industry players alike. Over 300,000 international travellers vote each year, during a four-week period to select the winners. Melia Hanoi’s general manager Guillermo Pantoja happily shared: “This award is the result of a collective team effort to ensure guests are well taken care of at Melia Hanoi. As the winner of the continent for MICE market, I would also like to thank all our associates for their continuous hard work they have put in and I am sure this award will motivate us to do even better in the coming years!”. Since opening in 1999, … [Read more...] about Melia Hanoi: Asia”s “Luxury Hotel with Conference Centre”
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Associated Press Published 12:55 PM EST Nov 16, 2018 Shanghai – A luxury hotel opening outside Shanghai is offering guests with deep pockets the chance of a very deep sleep. The 18-story Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel has been built into the side of a huge hole in the ground left by a former pit mine. Sixteen of its floors are below ground level, looking out onto the rest of the former quarry. Two floors are underwater. “I designed many different types of buildings in U.K., in Europe, in Dubai, and so on but this one was totally different and became almost life work, so that’s why I’m saying it’s probably the most important building that I have designed,” said chief architect Martin Jochman, who is known for the sail-shaped Burj Al-Arab skyscraper in Dubai. The project began in 2006 and construction got underway in 2013. The team faced delays and a host of technical challenges, including meeting strict earthquake regulations and … [Read more...] about former-china-pit-mine-luxury-hotel
Friday newsletters always feature travel contests, tips, series, or news. Today (October 26, 2018): October 2018 luxury travel news. Every last Friday of the month, you can read my news round-up of what’s happening in the world of luxury travel. In this issue: Singapore Airlines launches world’s longest flight Rosewood Hotels to open its first property in the Philippines KLM and Qantas will code share on Europe-Australia routes Westin Hotels & Resorts debuts in the Maldives Nordic carrier Primera Air abruptly ceases operations Hyatt acquires Two Road Hospitality British Airways starts flying to Charlestone Six Senses Krabey Island in Cambodia premiers in December Miami will gets its first Waldorf Astoria hotel St Regis debuts in Zhuhai, China’s premier tourist destination 1. Singapore Airlines launches world’s longest flight Singapore Airlines has launched the world’s longest commercial flight, between Singapore and New … [Read more...] about Travel news: this month (October 2018) in luxury travel
By Craig Hlavaty Updated 4:18 pm CDT, Friday, October 12, 2018 PHOTOS: Houston's long-gone hotels Shamrock Hilton Hotel seen on Oct. 4, 1985, just two years before it was demolished. See more photos of Houston's favorite departed hotels... PHOTOS: Houston's long-gone hotels Shamrock Hilton Hotel seen on Oct. 4, 1985, just two years before it was demolished. See more photos of Houston's favorite departed hotels... Photo: John Everett, Houston Chronicle The Flagship Hotel in Feb. 2002. It is now the site of the Pleasure Pier along the Seawall. The Flagship Hotel in Feb. 2002. It is now the site of the Pleasure Pier along the Seawall. Photo: ROD DAVIS/SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS The Flagship Hotel shows damage caused by Hurricane Alicia in this Aug. 19, 1983, file photo. Later in 2008 Hurricane Ike would finally put an end … [Read more...] about Checked out: Houston’s long gone favorite hotels
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by U.S. lodging chains are caught up in the debate over safety and gun rights, leaving a confusion of policies that can vary from location to location. ByJonathan M. Katz Oct. 7, 2018 On May 31, 2017, the police arrested a Pennsylvania doctor who had brought guns to a luxury hotel near the White House. What made the incident notable was the hotel’s name: Trump It is still not known what the doctor, Bryan D. Moles, a former Navy corpsman who a friend described as a “hard-core Trump supporter,” planned to do in the nation’s capital. What is clear is that the police in Washington, D.C., acting on a tip that an armed man had come to town hoping to meet the president, received full cooperation from Trump hotel staff. Employees informed the officers that the man had checked in … [Read more...] about When Guests Want to Check In With Firearms, What Can Hotels Do?