Pullman Luang Prabang Aims to be a MICE Destination
Recognized as one of the fastest-growing countries in Asia, Laos has witnessed rapid GDP growth since 2008. Among the country’s tourist highlights is Luang Prabang – a small city which is home to
What to Expect from the Maldives' Market
Hospitality Investments
Recently, Horwath HTL composed a market report on the Maldives, which reveals interesting facts about this tourist-friendly destination. The report shows that Arrivals have grown at an overall rate of about 8% between
STR Report Shows Negative Results in Asia Pacific Hotel Performance
Hospitality Investments
Hotels in the Asia Pacific region reported mostly negative results across the three key performance metrics during April 2019Asia PacificOccupancy: -2.2% to 71.0%Average daily rate (ADR): +0.2% to US$
Integrating Entertainment and Leisure in the 21st Century
Hotel Operations
Imagine a hotel or resort without pools, bars, or a lounge – pretty dull and boring, right? In recent years, in accordance with changing demographics, hotels have been turning towards the target market of
Hotelier of the Month: Thomas Harlander
Hotelier of the Month
Thomas Harlander is the Managing Director of the newly opened ultra luxury Rosewood Bangkok. Having managed numerous luxury properties around the world in cities including Washington DC, Cologne, London, Los Angeles,Buenos Aires,
The Next Big Opportunity: Mental Wellness
Hotel Operations
Stress is undeniably a relevant issue to people living in the 21st century. With the constant presence of stressors in daily life, people are getting more stressed out year by year. Statistics show
MontAzure Partners with Accor to Bring the First MGallery Residences to Thailand
MontAzure has revealed the latest phase of its development, MontAzure Lakeside, situated on Kamala Beach, Phuket, which will eventually turn into the first MGallery Residences in Thailand. The project itself is a collaboration
Centara Signs 6 New Hotel Agreements in  Myanmar
Centara Hotels & Resorts, and KMA Hotels Group, a subsidiary of Kaung Myanmar Aung (KMA) Group of Companies, have announced the signing of a MOU to begin the development and renovation of 6
BHMA and Habitat Group Launch a Not-So-Hidden Gem at Bang Saray
Recently, partnering with Habitat Group, X2 [Cross-To] Resorts has officially launched its latest boutique resort, X2 Pattaya Oceanphere - a stylish all-pool villa retreat at Bang Saray Beach, a former pirate haven and
The Conversation: Maximize Your Spa Revenue
Spa and wellness tourism is growing at a faster rate than ever before, and hotels are eager to get a slice of the growing pie. But should you hire an operator, or go
Chinaccelerator, Portier Technologies and ATIOM Hosts a Smart Hospitality Forum in Hong Kong
Chinaccelerator, China’s leading startup accelerator, has partnered with two of their hospitality-focused portfolio companies, Portier Technologies and ATIOM, to deliver a hospitality event that takes an unbiased approach and focuses on the
How JW Marriott Bangkok Makes the Perfect Steak
Food and Beverage
Steaks and steakhouses are enjoying unprecedented popularity right now. According to TripAdvisor, more than half of Thailand’s top ten steakhouses are located in hotels. At the top of the list is Nami
Raffles Opens its First Hotel in the Maldives
Raffles has announced the opening of the 21-villa Beach Island Experience in Gaafu Alifu Atoll. This is Accor’s fourth property in the Maldives and is the first under the Raffles brand.The
The Future of Spa is Here
Hotel Operations
There will always be people who love nothing more than to treat themselves with a massage or a spa session after a stressful day – and this in turn ensures an abundance of spa-related