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Carlson to manage Bangkok hotel

Carlson Hotels is to manage a new 436-room Radisson hotel in Bangkok's main commercial hub. This is one of seven hotels currently under development in Thailand for Carlson Hotels and is…

New Air India chief

The name of the new chief of Air India is likely to be announced today, ending weeks of speculation over the issue.The Economic Times said the position of Chairman and Managing Director…

No more queues

New Zealand and Australian travellers with electronic passports will be able to put themselves through passport control without having to queue, The Dominion Post reported.Passengers…

New-look Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay

Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel recently celebrated the completion of a US$10 million dollar renovation in honour of its 20th anniversary. The hotel's refurbishment programme covered the…

Oriental Bangkok in defamation suit

Bangkok's famed Oriental Hotel is involved in a defamation suit filed by competitor hotel, Lebua. The lawsuit was filed in January but was only made public yesterday, Thai media reported.…

Outlook clouded for Peninsula operator

Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, which operates the Peninsula chain, saw recurring profit last year rising 20% to HK$1.09 billion (US$140 million) on the back of buoyant travel demand. But…

Luring Indians to Southeast Asia

Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore are exploring plans to hold joint promotions to lure tourists from India. A Bernama report quoting Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Director for…

Goa bans post-midnight parties

Police in the Indian resort state of Goa have begun shutting down beach parties and bars at midnight, a month after a British teen was murdered, AFP reported.The crackdown follows…

Registry Collections add NZ property

Luxury exchange programme, The Registry Collection, has added The Cashmere Villas in Queensland, New Zealand, to its network of more than 100 exclusive high-end leisure properties.

Aloft hotels open for bookings

Starwood has opened the reservations lines for its new lifestyle brand of hotels -  aloft. The hotels are now taking reservations for five of its U.S. properties: Charleston Airport and…

TAT targets China

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has planned promotional campaigns for Asian markets this year, especially in China, South Korea and Japan. The Nation said the TAT had just finished a…

Marriott Bangkok clean up

The JW Marriott Bangkok has joined an environmental cleaning project designed to preserve the environment in the hotel's area - Sukhumvit Soi 0-4. The "Rob Baan Na Mong" project, initiated…

Krabi Airlines to Europe in August

Newly established Krabi Airlines is launching twice weekly flights from August, Bangkok Post reported. Krabi Airline's marketing director, Kosol Wongsrisart, was quoted saying that the…

V plans 1,000 keys in five years

V Serviced Apartments is expanding in Hong Kong with its third property opening in Causeway Bay. With the openings of V Wanchai in October 2007 and V Causeway Bay this month, V has gone from…
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