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Hyatt announces plans for a new Hyatt Regency in Adelaide


Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with CES Pirie Hotel (SA) Pty Ltd., an entity wholly owned by Chip Eng Seng Corporation Limited, to develop a new Hyatt Regency in Adelaide.

The new 295-room hotel will mark the return of a Hyatt branded hotel to Adelaide, continuing Hyatt’s expansion in Australia. With construction planned to commence in early 2020, Hyatt Regency Adelaide is expected to open in early 2023.

The Ritz-Carlton, Perth gets open date 

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The Ritz-Carlton, Perth is set to open on 15 November 2019.

One of the country’s most anticipated hotel openings, The Ritz-Carlton, Perth promises to deliver personalised service, exceptional design and immersive experiences. The hotel’s unique location at The Elizabeth Quay precinct, which connects the heart of the city to the Swan River, will create a social destination for Perth’s booming tourism industry and dining scene.

Intercontinental Phuket Resort celebrates arrival of first paying guest

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IHG has announced the soft opening of InterContinental Phuket Resort in a multi-religious ceremony as it welcomes its first paying guest, Khun Jaraspim Liptapanlop.

Scheduled to open officially on 1 September 2019, the new sanctuary for discerning travellers will offer a collection of 221 elegantly appointed rooms and villas on the pristine Kamala Beach, also known as the Millionaire’s Mile.

A thoughtfully curated collection of gourmet experiences, wellness rituals and event venues against the stunning backdrop of Phuket’s rainforested mountain range makes InterContinental Phuket Resort an ideal destination for both leisure and business travellers alike.

Aman announces a NEW destination: ALULA, Saudi Arabia

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Aman will debut in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2023.

Following a partnership with the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), Aman will develop three distinct resorts of architectural excellence in North West Saudi Arabia, in AlUla, a place of extraordinary natural and human heritage.

True to the pioneering spirit of Aman, the three resorts will offer an insight into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its magnificent unspoilt natural landscapes and archaeological sites, which have long remained undiscovered. This development will encompass a fascinating journey to include a tented camp, at one with nature; a sublime resort close to AlUla’s spectacular heritage areas; and a third development as Aman’s take on a ranch-style desert resort nestled in an otherworldly setting.

Chocolate chip cookie to become the first food baked in space, as Doubletree by Hilton sends hospitality into orbit


DoubleTree by Hilton will take its iconic warm welcome to new heights when its famous chocolate chip cookie becomes the first-ever food baked in space inside a prototype oven designed to make long-duration space travel more hospitable.

DoubleTree by Hilton will make aerospace history later this year when a batch of specially prepared DoubleTree Cookie dough is launched along with a prototype oven in a rocket bound for the International Space Station (ISS). Working in partnership with Zero G Kitchen, which creates appliances for micro-gravity use in long-duration space flights, and NanoRacks, a leading provider of commercial access to space, Hilton will be the first hospitality company to participate in research aboard the space station.

The mega meet and save offer at Angsana Lăng Cô resort in Central Vietnam

Angsana Lăng Cô resort in Central Vietnam has introduced a special meeting rate.

Group bookings made before 15th December 2019 for stays between 1st September 2019 and 31st October 2020 will enjoy a number of benefits including a guest room package starting from just US$110 nett per person on a sharing basis. The rate includes breakfast and taxes per room per night, half board with a 3-course meal from a-la-carte menus.

The Mega Meet and Save offer also includes:

  • Complimentary use of small break-out function room for half/full day.
  • One-hour cocktail reception (beer, house wine).
  • Complimentary use of existing AV equipment in function room.
  • 20 per cent discount on additional portable equipment.
  • 30 per cent off meeting package rates, half day or full day.
  • 20 per cent discount on team building activities.
  • 50 per cent off two-way airport transportation with complimentary wifi on board (scheduled airport shuttle).

Single occupancy starts from US$150 nett from 1 September 2019 to 31 June 2020 and 1 September to 31 October 2020, and US$170 nett for 1 July 2020 to 31 August 2020. Terms and conditions apply

Encore: W Hotels brings WAKE UP CALL to W Dubai – The Palm

W Hotels Worldwide has announced that WAKE UP CALL – the brand’s music festival series – will be held between 10 October and 12 October 2019 at W Dubai – The Palm.

Designed to reward loyal members of Marriot Bonvoy with insider access to the brand’s long-standing passion for music, WAKE UP CALL takes the festival experience off the fields and onto fabulous hotel grounds, all while highlighting W’s signature Whatever/Whenever® philosophy. Room key and ticket holders can check in and check out performances throughout the hotel – from WET deck DJ parties to main stage live sets – by some of the hottest acts in music today, including live dance phenomenon RÜFÜS DU SOL, Rita Ora, and a special DJ set by Disclosure. It’s all access (and perhaps a bit of excess) for a fun-filled weekend in the sun.

Karma Group to help guests get the party started this August


Shortly, Karma will be launching a special new party opportunity for guests across its beloved resorts Karma Jimbaran and Karma Kandara, introducing the Party In Villa and the After Party offering.

The Party In Villa gives guests the opportunity to host a party within one of Karma Jimbaran or Kandara’s luxury private villas. Summon your clique and prepare for canapes on arrival, free-flowing food and drink for two hours, and the chance to get down to your own private DJ. Packages begin from $USD1500, with 35 per cent off available if you book before December 23, 2019.

Amping you up for the night ahead, or perhaps easing that hangover the following day, Karma Kandara has designed a special offering that includes a 2 night stay in a private villa, the treat of a complimentary bottle of gin or vodka (depending on your preference), and private return transfer for you and your friends. And then, of course, there’s the villa’s accompanying pool and access to Karma Beach Club and its crystal clear waters below when a refreshing swim is what’s really needed to clear your head.This package starts from $USD1,000. Book before August 3, 2019 and receive a 35 per cent discount from the package price.

First look at Banyan Tree Krabi


Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has announced they will be opening yet another locally-infused sanctuary in Krabi, Thailand. Opening in the second quarter of 2020, Banyan Tree Krabi offers a place for guests to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul in a truly awe-inspiring location.

Set on the powdery white sands of the sheltered Tubkaek beach on the west coast of southern Thailand, the luxury resort is perfect for those who enjoy a more secluded stay. Offering just 72 intimate pool suites and villas, the resort overlooks the crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea in addition to breathtaking views of the surrounding limestone peaks and tropical islands.

The resort is also home to Banyan Tree Spa with an ethereal rainforest theme, focusing on the use of natural ingredients like fruits and flowers with a combination of fusion east-meets-west techniques. Guests can completely unwind with the intuitive touch of Banyan Tree’s expert therapists trained by Banyan Tree Spa Academy.

Sheraton Grand Sydney lets guests Indonesian food and culture with new partnership

From 15 to 24 August, Sheraton Grand Sydney is partnering with Club Marriott for a 10-day Indonesian culinary journey, giving Sydneysiders the chance to explore a tantalizing menu without having to leave town.

Helmed by renowned Chef Taufik from The Laguna, a five-star Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Sheraton Eats: Flavours of Indonesia promises a gastronomic tour of the world’s largest archipelago, that will transport you to the shimmering lagoons and magnificent panoramas for an evening’s adventure.


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