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Traditional Chinese welcome coming to Hilton hotels

Hilton is to roll out a global welcome program for Chinese travelers as it seeks to capture a larger part of China’s outbound tourism pie.

Singita Sasakwa Lodge

And the world’s best hotel is …

Singita Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania has been named the best hotel in the world by influential magazine Travel + Leisure in its Annual World’s Best Awards 2011. The destination, which is comprised of Sasakwa Lodge, Sabora Tented Camp and Faru Faru Lodge, was named at the top of the list of the world’s best hotels, [...]

Joie de vivre hotels

Joie de Vivre Announces First Hotel Outside California

Californian hotel favorite Joie de Vivre has announced Arizona is to be its first destination outside of its home state. The boutique hotel chain, which operates over 30 properties in California, confirmed last week that it had selected Scottsdale, Arizona for its next opening, where it will compete with the likes of Fairmont, Four Seasons [...]

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Le Meridien Unveils New Lobby Concept

Le Meridien has become the latest hotel brand to announce a revamp of its lobby areas, introducing a new concept called “Le Meridien Hub.” At a June 23 launch event, the brand unveiled several new amenities to be rolled out worldwide as part of a program designed to transform lobbies into a “place for creative [...]

The Minibar for the Mind

Morgans hotels offer luxury minibar for the mind

Luxury hotel chain Morgans Hotel Group is to introduce a program to ensure that the minds of its guests are as well exercised as their bodies. Morgans will partner with The School of Life, an organization that runs programs and services aimed at increasing personal fulfillment. The first product of the collaboration will be a [...]

capsule hotel

China follows capsule hotel trend amid travel boom

China has followed Japan‘s lead in the capsule hotel market, amid an explosion of leisure travel in the world’s most populous country. The first capsule hotel in Shanghai opened at the weekend, less than a month before the Spring Festival holiday, when hundreds of millions of people crisscross the country to celebrate Lunar New Year [...]

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