The world’s highest hotel opened its doors in Hong Kong on Tuesday, offering unrivalled panoramic views of the world famous Victoria Harbour. Towering some 490 metres (1,600 feet) above the bustling, chaotic streets of the Southern Chinese city, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel is making a grand comeback after temporarily closing in 2008. Visitors peered out of [...]
If you’re looking for an ethical bed for the night, Marriott or Wyndham might be the easiest options, according to a recently-released survey. The hotel giants were selected among the four most ethical hotel chains in the world, along with two smaller competitors — luxury chain Kimpton and German group Rezidor Hotels (operators of Radisson [...]
The Shangri-La Hotel in Tokyosaid Monday it would not accept any new bookings “until further notice”, citing the city’s uncertain power supply following Japan’s massive earthquake and tsunami. The hotel said it hoped to resume normal operations as soon as possible but the decision highlighted problems the tourism industry will be forced to confront as [...]
This week has seen the opening of two London luxury properties, proving that the high-end hotel boom in Britain’s capital is still well underway. On March 14 Marriott opened the St Pancras Renaissance hotel, which has been completely restored to its 19th century glory thanks to a five-year, £200m renovation. The five-star hotel is situated [...]
It is hard to imagine when staying at a hotel that it’s actually someone’s job to warm the bed for guests or read them a good night story. However, Hotels.com, the global hotel booking website, has found that in some hotels around the world, these jobs do in fact exist.