According to the latest Chinese Luxury Traveller Report 2017 by Hurun Report Awards. the Ritz-Carlton remains to be the "Most Popular Luxury Hotel" as voted by Chinese high net-worth individuals for the second consecutive year. The Ritz-Carlton Rewards loyalty program has also taken the top spot as being the "Most Popular Luxury Hotel Membership Programme".
The report also revealed that affluent Chinese are travelling overseas with increasing frequency and their choice of experiences is reflected in their accommodation choices. In winning The Most Popular Hotel award, The Ritz-Carlton was recognised for its globally renowned personalised service, which Chinese travellers ranked as their top factor when choosing a hotel. In addition to the attentive service, other highly valued factors include the facilities and amenities such as The Ritz-Carlton Club Level, which combines intimacy, comfort, and exceptional attention to detail for today’s guests. With exceptional views over each destination, the Club Level forms the heart of an unrivalled experience, which includes 24-hour access to The Club Lounge, personalized check-in and check-out service, complimentary pressing, complimentary WIFI, dedicated Club concierge service, and exclusive hotel car access so they can arrive at local landmarks and meetings in style.
Programmes enhancing the guest experience also include Ritz Kids, the world’s first globally consistent, immersive programming from a hotel company to build on the adventures of travel for children. Drawing on each child’s natural curiosity, Ritz Kids takes a tailored approach to creating memories for children visiting a resort or city property to foster learning centred around four key pillars – water, land, environmental responsibility and culture.
Myanmar's very first Sofitel property has just opened along the shores of the famous Inle Lake. The Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min is a luxury boutique resort that is set to become a new destination for couples and travelers looking for serenity in Myanmar’s Shan State. The property is not only accessible by car but can also be reached via motorboat for guests who wish to get a chance to see the Intha rowing experience, where boatmen adopt the well-known traditional one-legged rowing technique to row their boats on Inle Lake.
The InterContinental Hotels Group has just announced its agreement to acquire 51% stake in Regent Hotels and Resorts (which in turn makes them the largest shareholder) for $39 million in cash. They will then have the right to acquire the remaining 49% interest in a phased manner from 2026.
The recently opened Fairmont Austin is now the largest hotel in Austin, Texas and it is also the second largest Fairmont hotel globally, in both number of rooms and total meeting and event space. With nearly 140,000 square feet of meeting and event space as well as 1,048 rooms and suites, the Fairmont Austin is situated in the vibrant Central Business District (CBD) with direct access to the Austin Convention Center via the Red River Canopy Walk.
Publico Ristorante in InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay will be bringing the best of the Isle of Capri to Singapore with a brand new Sunday brunch experience (11:00AM to 4:00PM) that is filled with contemporary Italian dishes and exuberant cocktail concoctions. Expect to find classics with an Italian twist in the à la carte brunch menu alongside the ultimate Italian classic, the Aperol Spritz. The combination of Mediterranean flavours with the breezy terrazza, cool house tunes and dynamic entertainment makes Publico the ultimate brunch destination.
A brand new property on the beautiful Belitung Island in Indonesia has just been unveiled - the Fairfield by Marriott Belitung, which is located at Tanjung Pendam Beach offers remarkable sunset views and local culinary delights alongside the brand’s signature warm, inviting hospitality.
AccorHotels has just announced the opening of a brand new international hotel (first of its kind) in Chennai's largest and upcoming industrial and automobile belt – Sriperumbudur-Oragadam. The Mercure Chennai Sriperumbudur combines tradition and modernity to immerse guests in a South Indian experience that is home away from home. The property is located approximately 45 minutes drive away from Chennai International Airport and an hour’s drive from the historic monuments and beaches of Mahabalipuram.
Accounting for almost 50 percent of its domestic tourism, Goa is India's most visited destination and AccorHotels has just opened her fourth property here - the Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort. The resort is positioned as a product that reconnects people to their essentials, putting them in touch with fun, nature and activities.
Guests staying in any one of Millennium Hotels and Resorts’ six Singapore properties under the Stay & Ride with Uber package will get to enjoy complimentary Uber rides daily around Singapore (from the hotel to anywhere in Singapore except the airport) alongside a range of other attractive benefits.
The Four Seasons Hotel Singapore has recently completed a massive renovation of rooms and suites to reflect a brand new colour palette that is inspired and influenced by the nearby Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Slated to open in 2021, the Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur will occupy the top 17 floors of the PNB 118 - a 118-floor tower that will overlook the Stadium Merdeka, Malaysia. This prestigious development is expected to become the tallest skyscraper in Southeast Asia (third tallest in the world).