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Ritz-Carlton to open property in Kyoto

Ritz-Carlton is planning to open its third hotel in Japan in the ancient capital of Kyoto in spring 2014 by rebuilding the Hotel Fujita Kyoto, which closed in January. The hotel will be built alongside the Kamogawa river, which is one of the most popular walking spots, particularly during the cherry blossom season in the [...]

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Forbes launches new website for travel experienes

US hotel rating program Forbes has launched a new website which allows visitors to browse the hotels and experiences it rates online. Announcing the launch with its 54th annual listing of five and four star hotels, restaurants and spas, Forbes said that the site would provide a new, interactive way for users to access its [...]

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Andaz Shanghai makes debut

Hyatt brand Andaz has officially opened the Andaz Shanghai, a 28-storey landmark which adds yet another top-end property to the city’s booming luxury hotel market. The Andaz Shanghai’s 307 rooms opened to the public for the first time October 18, marking the first entry of the Andaz brand into Asia. With rooms that offer views [...]

Waldorf Astoria Salvatore Ferragamo amenity kits

Waldorf Astoria, Ferragamo team on amenity kits

Luxury hotel chain Waldorf Astoria has announced a partnership with high-end fashion brand Salvatore Ferragamo to produce a new range of guest amenities. The kits, which will be available exclusively from Waldorf Astoria properties, are Salvatore Ferragamo’s first venture into beauty and grooming and are comprised of Eau de Toilette, amenities and bath products. Featuring [...]

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Urban Tails Dubai – A 7-Star Pet Hotel

Urban Tails Dubai has become the world’s first seven-star resort for pets when it opened doors this summer. Being branded as the ultimate luxury pet destination, this hotel has been custom built for four legged friends. They offer suites for 70 dogs and 40 cats and promises to take perfect care of them while their [...]

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Minor Launches New Hotel Brand Avani

Asian hotel operator Minor has launched a new luxury brand to be rolled out across Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and Africa. Avani Hotels & Resorts launched last week and is intended to draw heavily on the Minor’s Asian roots, offering a ‘grounded personality’ and ‘a simple sense of style’ — Avani stems from the [...]

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