Hilton new lobby design

Hilton unveils new lobby design

US hotel chain Hilton has unveiled a new lobby design intended for its global hotels and resorts. The new lobby, which is being premiered in the chain’s hotel at McLean Tysons Corner, Virginia, is designed with distinct “zones” for guests and visitors and radically overhauls the brand’s current reception areas. Instead of a desk-oriented approach, [...]

The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

Royal for a day: London’s luxury hotels cash in

In a bid to stand out among the host of deals marking Prince William’s wedding, London’s luxury hotels are offering guests the chance to live like a royal for a night. A red carpet and champagne reception awaits customers buying the “royal opulence” package at the Hyatt Regency London, which includes four nights in the [...]

W Hotels Namaste Tower

W Hotels Unveils Plans for the Namaste Tower

W Hotels has just announced plans for the Namaste Tower, a new W Hotel in Mumbai that is due to open July 2015. To follow the long tradition of great Indian architecture, the striking 984-foot-tall building will house 62 floors combined into a hotel, office, and retail space. The design of the tower is actually [...]

Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai

Jumeirah opens its first hotel in China

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company, announces the soft opening of its first five-star luxury hotel in China at the Himalayas Centre in Pudong, Shanghai. Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai features 401 contemporary Chinese-style guestrooms, including 62 suites and residences, four restaurants and lounges, a 24-hour fitness centre and indoor swimming pool. The hotel also [...]

Marriott Renaissance Sanya resort

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 [...]

ICC Victoria Harbour Hong kong

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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