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China opening up Hainan Island to the world

The marketing spin has been that Hainan Island is the “Hawaii of China” but up until the past 12 months the reality has not quite matched the hype. Times, though, are fast changing on China’s southernmost territory with the local government this year adding duty-free shopping and opening up its pristine waters to the international [...]

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Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Opens

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 [...]

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Four hotel chains named most ethical

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 [...]

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ESPA at the Istanbul Edition Hotel by HBA

The brand new luxury lifestyle Edition Hotel is scheduled to operate and make its European debut in Istanbul in April 2011. With the extraordinary, 20,000 square foot, three-floor ESPA spa, Istanbul Edition Hotel offers its guests an incomparable spa experience integrating beauty, health, and wellness in a setting of fine design and luxury. Hirsch Bedner [...]

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Luxury hotel market continues to boom in London

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 [...]

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Luxury resort opens in Morocco

Sofitel has opened a luxury property in the new Moroccan resort of Essaouira Mogador on the country’s Atlantic coast.

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