Neuschwanstein Castle

Porsche sells German castle

German luxury sportscar maker Porsche is putting up for sale a Bavarian castle snapped up for six million euros ($8 million) in 2006. “We are parting company with this estate,” a spokesman told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, after the paper said Porsche was selling Schloss Bullachberg, near the famous Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria. Porsche had [...]

Ritz Carlton Shanghai Pudong room

Revealed! The best hotel in the world 2011

Influential magazine Condé Nast Traveler has named the Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong as the best hotel in the world in its annual Readers’ Choice survey. The publication, announcing the results ahead of the November issue, revealed the Shanghai hotel’s victory ahead of Peninsula House in the Dominican Republic, which won second place, October 11. The Four [...]

Huaxi hotel

China’s richest village opens skyscraper hotel

One of China’s tallest buildings has opened for business in the nation’s ‘wealthiest village’ of Huaxi, a symbol of the country’s breakneck economic growth. The Longxi International Hotel is 328 metres (1,082-feet) high and cost $470 million to build, an official in Huaxi told AFP. There are around 10 taller buildings in China — including [...]

Renaissance Courtyard Doha

Marriott launches triple property in Doha

International hotel chain Marriott has confirmed the opening of three new hotels in Doha, Qatar. The company debuted its Renaissance, Courtyard and Executive Apartment brands for in Qatar October 4, adding nearly 600 rooms to the capital city in two skyscrapers. The hotels are located in two 48-storey skyscrapers, part of the Doha City Center [...]

Caesars Palace Longmu Bay

Caesars plans luxury resort in Hainan, China

Casino giant Caesar’s Entertainment has announced the start of construction on its first non-casino luxury resort, in the Chinese holiday destination of Hainan. The Caesars Palace Longmu Bay will be a 5-star resort with 1,000 rooms, a Las Vegas-style attraction which will set a ‘global luxury standard’ in China. The first phase of the project [...]

New York Marriott Marquis

New York Marriott Marquis undergoes renovation

Following its 25th anniversary last year, Marriott Hotels & Resorts has unveiled the newly renovated New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. A focus of the major upgrade is the brand’s reinvented lobby, including two signature restaurants and lounges. The makeover includes the hotel’s nearly 2,000 guest rooms and a brand-new, high-tech ballroom and will [...]

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