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Hotel wrap: Banyan Tree celebrates 25 years, Metro hotels introduces industry rates, Raffles to open in India + More

Check-in to another delightful hotel wrap and catch up on all the latest from your accommodation pals. Though, that’s not to say you can sleep in this wrap.

Marriott International announces 40by2020 vision in Asia-Pacific

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Marriott International has announced its continued expansion plans in Asia Pacific with its 2020 vision – an aggressive target to have 1000 hotels open by the end of 2020. This vision also could create up to 50,000 more job opportunities for the region.

In 2019 alone, the company expects to add close to 100 new hotels or close to 20,000 rooms in the region, with several brand debuts in Australia, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Nepal and India.

Marriott International’s portfolio in Asia Pacific currently encompasses over 710 properties in 23 countries and territories, operating under 23 of the company’s 30 global brands.

Accor Brings its Iconic Raffles Brand to India with two new hotels

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Accor announces two majestic hotels in India – Raffles Jaipur and Raffles Udaipur – in the presence of Accor Chairman & CEO Sébastien Bazin and owner, Ratankant Sharma.

The iconic Raffles brand is synonymous with luxury and extraordinary adventure and this announcement signals a new direction for Accor in India, with a stronger focus on luxury and premium brands. Both hotels will deliver a palatial experience in an extraordinary setting along with the famously discreet and personalised Raffles service.

Special rates for industry mates at Metro Hotels in Sydney

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Metro Hotels is offering all travel industry personnel including travel agents, hotel staff, airline crew and staff, government tourism body and tourist information staff, significantly reduced rates on accommodation at two of its Sydney properties, until July 31, 2019.

Industry personnel will receive 20 per cent off the daily rate at Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney and Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney Central, from now until July 31, 2019, subject to availability.

To receive the discount, personnel need to enter the promo code TRADE on Metro Hotels’ booking engine and have appropriate ID at check-in to verify their eligibility for the discount.

Tourism Accommodation Australia announces new offices in Sydney

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The rejuvenation of Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) is  continuing, with the announcement of new multi-million dollar offices in the heart of Sydney’s CBD for the sector’s peak accommodation body.

The securing of the prestigious Penthouse at Culwala Chambers on Castlereagh Street follows just weeks after the appointment of respected Sydney tourism industry hotelier Michael Johnson as the next national and NSW head of TAA.

The Penthouse purchase is approximately 380 square metres and features a glass atrium, interconnecting terrace, full kitchen, bathroom and shower facilities, meeting areas, glass ceilings and city skyline views.

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts celebrates 25 years 

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The award-winning luxury hospitality company and one of Asia’s most successful brands is celebrating its momentous 25th anniversary this year with the theme “Exceptional Experiences” as a fitting homage to the brand’s rich heritage and core values.

From 29 March onwards, Banyan Tree will be unveiling exceptional campaigns and share heart-warming stories focusing on the most important attributes of the brand – people and the environment.

Rooted in its corporate ethos of ‘Embracing the Environment, Empowering People’, Banyan Tree’s sustainability approach emphasises on building in harmony with nature and contributing to the growth and development of the community where each of its hotels is planted.

Banyan Tree will kick off the celebration with a special 25th Anniversary Celebratory Offer that includes 25 per cent savings on rooms (Best Available Rate), food and beverage services, Spa and Gallery retail.

All guests partaking in this offer will be treated to the signature 25th Anniversary Cocktail – The Botanical, a concoction of Bartender Khun Kornchaphat Pichayadechapaisarn of Banyan Tree Phuket – winner of the groupwide 25th Anniversary Cocktail Contest.

Swiss-Belhotel International celebrates Ramadhan 

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Swiss-Belhotel International, the global hospitality management chain, is celebrating Ramadhan with a new global promotion that allows guests to break their daily fast with a series of sweet ta’jil treats.

This year, the holy month of Ramadhan starts on Monday 6th May and continues for 30 days. Muslims travelling during this period can enjoy discounted room rates, complimentary sahur (the traditional pre-fasting morning meal) for two people, and evening ta’jil delicacies on every day of their stay.

The new Ramadhan Promotion is valid at every Swiss-Belhotel International property worldwide*, including approximately 60 hotels and resorts in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, plus other locations in Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Chiva-Som announces 24th Anniversary special offer for April

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Celebrating 24-years of pioneering health and wellness, Chiva-Som International Health Resort is extending a special anniversary offer to all guests who stay for a minimum of 3-nights during the month of April.

Guests of Chiva-Som will receive a voucher of THB 10,000 (approximately AUD 440) per person, per stay which can be put towards Health and Wellness treatments (excluding Niranlada and Visiting Consultants) or Chiva-Som Signature Products. In addition, guests will receive complimentary VIP fast track service upon arrival and departure.

Each stay at Chiva-Som invites guests to discover the unique effectiveness of their health and wellness programs in the safe hands of a team of expert therapists and professionals. Chiva-Som’s retreat programmes are individually tailored and designed to fulfil the objectives and goals of our guests. All retreats include specifically selected treatments and services.

This offer is available to guests staying from 1st – 30th April 2019 in any room type for a minimum of 3-nights. Terms and conditions apply.

From 1 May – 31 October 2019, Chiva-Som will be closed for completion of its extensive refurbishment program.

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