Hilton Pattaya

Hilton Pattaya Floating Hotel Opens in Thailand

The Hilton Pattaya, which opened Nov. 29, is located about 100 miles southeast of Bangkok and offers a “floating” beachfront experience. The 302-room new-build, upscale and full-service hotel enjoys a prime location on Pattaya Beach, one of Thailand‘s most popular family resort destinations. The fourth Hilton-branded property in the country, Hilton Pattaya offers amazing 180-degree [...]

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Best of 2010: Hotel openings

This year has seen some high profile luxury properties opening around the world. Here, a roundup of the best.

Château de Versailles Orangerie

France’s Versailles palace to host luxury hotel

The Palace of Versailles is to transform one of its satellite buildings into a luxury hotel, paving the way for a series of French projects aimed at exploiting the economic potential of listed buildings while securing their renovation. The Hotel du Grand Controle is to be converted into a “luxury hotel,” Jean-Jacques Aillagon, president of [...]

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2010 ends with a bang for French luxury hotel chain

Accor-owned brand Sofitel is to wrap up 2010 with a triple-whammy of hotel openings in exotic locations around the world, the company said December 13. The five-star brand is opening properties in Austria, Mauritius and Cambodia this week, including a new flagship for Europe in Vienna. The new Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom features a futuristic glass [...]

The Shangri-La Paris

Shangri-La Paris Opens

Next week see the opening of the Shangri-La Paris, adding 81 guest rooms with 27 suites to the center of the French capital. Boasting a private suite that used to be the home of Napoleon’s grand-nephew Prince Roland, it is set to be a high-profile addition to Paris’ luxury hotel scene. The building, which offers [...]

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Hotel offers bar discounts for Foursquare check-ins

Aloft has joined competitors such as InterContinental and Four Seasons by embracing location-based services to offer consumers hotel deals. The Starwood-owned chain said December 10 that it would offer a 20 percent discount at its bars to users who “check-in” for the first time using Foursquare. Checking-in is used not in the traditional hotel sense, [...]

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