In a world-first partnership between Qantas and Airbnb, Qantas Frequent Flyer members are now given the opportunity to earn Qantas Points whenever they book their Airbnb accommodation via qantas.com. All 11.4 million Qantas Frequent Flyer members will be able to earn one Qantas Point for every AUD that they spend on any one of Airbnb's 2.5 million accommodation listings across 191 countries.
This partnership marks the first time Airbnb has worked with an airline to reward Frequent Flyer members and it is a testament to Qantas' position in providing innovative digital and technological solutions.
To celebrate this partnership with Airbnb, Qantas is giving away the opportunity for you and three friends to travel down to San Francisco (valued at AUD 60,000) for a trip of a lifetime. All you have to do is to book any Airbnb stay through qantas.com before 31 October 2016 and you may stand to win the grand prize:
- Qantas Business return flights to San Francisco for the lucky winner and three friends
- Access to the Qantas International First Lounge in Sydney
- Return transfers from San Francisco airport
- A A$5,000 Airbnb voucher for five nights' accommodation in a San Francisco Airbnb listing
- Plus A$4,000 spending money on a Qantas Cash card
The Hyatt Regency Beijing Wanjing is the first Hyatt Regency branded property in the capital of China. Located in the new Central Business District (CBD), the Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing is set to become a landmark within the district. The property projects the very core of Wangjing’s unique culture, from its history and local community to its ever-changing and modernized look today.
Seoul will be getting her fourth Hyatt-branded property in 2019 - the Andaz Gangnam, Seoul. Slated to open in the city's famous Apgujeong neighbourhood, the Andaz Gangnam, Seoul will be South Korea's first Andaz-branded hotel and it will be minutes away from the Han River with high-end shopping and independent design labels located nearby.
Available from 9-22 July 2018 only, beef-lovers will be able to indulge in a premium Wagyu Bento lunch special at the Pan Pacific Singapore's award-winning Japanese restaurant, Keyaki. The bento is specially-curated by Executive Chef Shinichi Nakatake to showcase the smooth and buttery flavours of this prized delicacy.
The 150-room (inclusive of 18 suites) W Kuala Lumpur is currently taking room reservations from October 2018 even though the official website still states that the property will be opening on 31 August 2018 at the time of writing.
When local developer EL Development Pte Ltd bought over the Singtel Hill Street site back in 2017, it has already been announced that the plot of land would be used to develop an upscale hotel. Today, AccorHotels and EL Development Pte Ltd have announced that they will build a five-star Pullman Singapore (which will also become Singapore's first Pullman-branded property) that will feature a rooftop bar and executive lounge with sweeping views over Fort Canning, the Singapore River and St Andrew’s Cathedral, along with a vibrant lobby, health and fitness centre and pool.
The iconic Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi will be rebranded into the first Andaz-branded hotel in the Middle East late 2018. The hotel which is currently owned by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) will turn the iconic ‘Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi’ into Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi.
Located in the forested area of Ong Doi Cape in Vietnam, the Premier Village Phu Quoc is the latest property in Vietnam to open. Managed by AccorHotels, this is an all-pool-villa resort on Vietnam’s “Pearl Island”, where guests can enjoy sunrise, sunset, and plenty of sun-kissed island moments in between. The resort opens onto crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, and magnificent ocean views, framed in the verdant jungle surroundings. While there are endless discoveries on the island, the resort is a destination by itself with inviting private infinity swimming pools amongst its luxurious recreation facilities.
Fairmont Jakarta has won four prestigious awards at the International Hotel Awards 2018 which was held in Bangkok last month. The property which is located in Senayan Square, was granted the title of Best Luxury Hotel in Indonesia.
While 2018 is a fairly unimpressive year where new hotel openings are concerned (even though we will finally see The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore opening later this year), Far East Hospitality will be opening three new properties in Sentosa come 2019. The company has just announced The Barracks Hotel which is the third and last property on the man-made island and this is going to be operating under a new brand under its portfolio. All three hotels will be located at the Artillery Avenue in the Palawan area of Sentosa.
Hyatt has just opened a brand new property in southern China's Guangdong province - the 335-room Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Airport is located in the west side of the terminal hall at the Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport (SZX) and it is directly connected to both arrival and departure halls via an indoor walkway.