The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has recently announced the launch of two new global initiatives for business travellers - IHG Assist and IHG Meeting. The experience is expected to enhance the stay of both business guests and corporate partners worldwide. Read on to find out what these two initiatives are!
Designed to address the growing concern for travellers' safety and security, IHG Assist is the answer to corporate client requests. IHG will feature the following security measures through IHG Assist so that employees who visit locations that are prone to natural disasters or political unrest will benefit:
- IHG Assist Groups & Meetings Service: A 24/7 phone line to answer client concerns regarding traveller safety and security.
- IHG Security Consultations: Security consultations between a corporate client’s security team member or travel manager, and a member of IHG’s Global Security Team to address risk assessment concerns and security queries.
- Guest Location Services: Corporate clients will be offered access to information about their employees’ location during times of crisis and emergencies.
IHG Meeting Point
As part of IHG Small Meetings Solution, IHG Meeting Point is a streamlined approach to small and mid-size meetings which will solve an industry need for higher levels of service. IHG Meeting Point allows IHG hotel employees to develop industry-specific knowledge which is beneficial to the growing client needs in the market (especially when they come from industries with specific requirements and needs).
IHG Meeting Point addresses these specific needs in many ways, which includes the following:
- Pharmaceutical companies are driven by a heavy regulated industry in which exclusivity is key –having two pharmaceutical companies staying or hosting events at the same hotel, during the same time is prohibited. IHG Meeting Point allows IHG hotel staff to manage these confidential bookings in a way that ensures no two pharmaceutical companies are staying in, or meeting at, the same hotel at any given time.
- Energy companies value offerings such as the IHG Green Engage® system, a global standard across the IHG portfolio helping hotels in delivering greater sustainability. IHG Meeting Point helps bring together clients with hotels who meet the advanced criteria for our IHG® Green Engage ‘Level 3’ system.
Get your burger fix at the Pan Pacific Singapore's Pacific Marketplace and Atrium from 23 October 2017 to 25 November 2017. Bite into delicious and juicy Wagyu beef patties sandwiched between herbs-infused burger buns done in three different styles - the beef is of a similar premium grade of beef from the award-winning Japanese restaurant Keyaki.
The InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay is one of the most awaited hotels to open in Singapore this year. Following the property's opening on 12 October 2017, Publico Deli (a component of the entire Publico concept) is now open to the neighbourhood to bring fresh Italian produce and friendly service to the public. Publico will consist of the Public Deli (which is now open), a restaurant as well as a bar.
The InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay is the second InterContinental-branded property in Singapore and it is one of the most highly-anticipated luxury hotels to open in Singapore this year. Home to 225 luxurious studios and suites (including an expansive Penthouse), the InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay is located along the Singapore River and it fits in carefully in the leafy, upscale neighbourhood of Robertson Quay.
After much speculation in the market, AccorHotels has just announced the the signature of an agreement with Mantra Group Limited with the view to acquire all of the issued capital in Mantra by way of a scheme of arrangement to be approved by Mantra shareholders. Under the terms of the agreement AccorHotels would offer AUD3.96 in cash for each Mantra share including any potential special dividend.
Following the successful launch of Club Marriott 2.0 back in May last year, Marriott International has announced the launch of a brand new integrated Club Marriott 3.0 which brings together three of Asia Pacific's most prominent dining loyalty programs – Club Marriott, Eat Drink & More, as well as Star Privilege. This brand new Club Marriott membership will allow members to benefit from a greater selection of properties (now that some of the Starwood properties are participating as well) and discounts when dining out at one of 250 participating hotels across the region.
Suzhou is often recognised as one of China's most famous historical and cultural cities. The first Le Méridien hotel to open in Suzhou, the Le Méridien Suzhou, Suzhou Bay, is expected to provide creative-minded guests and travellers the opportunity to unlock the destination through the Le Méridien brand lens which highlights coordinates, culture and cuisine.
Following the grand opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi two weeks ago, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has just unveiled the latest addition to its collection of global properties with its first presence on the Eastern coast of Thailand, Koh Samui. The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui is located on the Gulf of Thailand and it seamless combines the brand’s legendary service with the traditional spirit of Thai hospitality and colorful Samui island life culture to create a unique melting pot of indelible new memories.
Slated to open in October 2017, the Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena is one of the newest hotels that will be opening in Singapore this year. The hotel will occupy the 22nd to 33rd floor of the Royal Square @ Novena which is a mixed-used development building that is directly linked to the Novena MRT Station. At the time of writing, the property is taking reservations from 01 November 2017 and it is possibly the lowest-priced Marriott property (excluding Starwood Hotels & Resorts properties) in Singapore.
AccorHotels has just unveiled her very first property in Mongolia - the 95-room ibis Styles Ulaanbaatar Polaris which is located in the Khan Uu District. The property is a short 15-minute drive from the Chinggis Khaan International Airport and it features a sleek interior design with bright colours of orange and turquoise echoed by a wall of playful graffiti artwork.
According to the latest Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index 2017 released today, travel and tourism in Asia-Pacific are both expected to grow steadily in the period ahead. Bringing in $91.16 billion USD in travel expenditure in 2016, Asia Pacific outpaced Europe ($74.74 billion USD), and North America ($55.02 billion USD).