Singapore 

Man jailed for scamming victims of almost $22,000 by selling hotel packages, Rolex watches on Carousell, Singapore News

Unaware that they were being scammed, his victims would browse his Carousell account and make payments for items such as hotel packages and Rolex watches. In just six months, between March and September, he cheated 16 victims of a total of almost $22,000. Yesterday, Foo Siang Wee, 27, was jailed 18 months on five counts of cheating and one count of theft in dwelling, with 11 other charges taken into consideration. Foo was able to trick his victims for so long as he kept changing his username on Carousell. In…

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Singapore 

Inspired by a boutique hotel: A sleek, family-friendly home at Anchorvale, Singapore News

As stylish and as comfortable as it may be, a boutique hotel isn’t a place where you can stay permanently. However, recreating its look at home is something that certainly can be done – just ask Jason, Voila’s director, who collaborated with his partner to bring his classy, industrial-themed residence to life. “In the past, before we got our own house, we loved going to the Warehouse Hotel,” he shares. “I liked the place because it had the right atmosphere and qualities: comfortable, cosy and restful. So when we had…

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Vietnam 

Wínk Hotels announces main contractor for Wínk Saigon Centre Hotel – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  HCM CITY — ICC-Kajima, a joint venture between Indochina Capital, a leading real estate property developer in Việt Nam, and Kajima Corporation, Japanese overseas real estate developer, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the appointment of Newtecons, a subsidiary of Coteccons, as the main contractor for Wínk Saigon Centre Hotel (Wínk 75NBK), the first Wínk Hotel in Việt Nam. Wínk 75 NBK will be located in the HCM City’s District 1 with 237 rooms. The hotel aims to offer modern design, a coworking space, innovative food and beverage concepts, cutting…

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Property 

From a hotel in a hole to China’s tallest tower, Shimao heir apparent ditches cookie cutter for landmark buildings

Jason Hui Sai-tan, the 41-year-old president of Chinese developer Shimao Property Holdings, wants to turn the oft-used aphorism in China’s real estate industry on its head, as he looks forward to building the country’s tallest building, fresh from helping his father build China’s deepest hotel.“Land is flour, and we would like to make exquisite cake instead of cookie-cutter bread,” says Hui, who has set his sights on a 700-metre office tower in Shenzhen following the launch of the 18-storey… Source link

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China 

US hotel giant Marriott’s goal of 1,000 properties by 2020 in Asia-Pacific to be led by China and India

Marriott International is ramping up its presence in Asia-Pacific as it targets 1,000 properties in the region by 2020, with the US hotel operator identifying China, India and Southeast Asia as its growth drivers.This year alone the company expects to add about 100 new hotels or close to 20,000 rooms in the region.Marriott said it well positioned to capitalise on global travel trends in China, India, and Indonesia, three of the world’s four most populated nations.“As the world’s leading… Source link

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Home 

The Excelsior goes out with a bang as iconic waterfront hotel bows to commercial pressure and makes way for an office tower

The front desk of The Excelsior in Causeway Bay as of February 20, 2019. The front desk will be turned into a bar after the final guest checks out on March 31. The concierge’s desk will turn into a DJ station, as the hotel’s staff bid their farewell to the 46-year-old hotel, which will be developed over six years into an office tower. Photo: SCMP / K. Y. Cheng Source link

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Vietnam 

2019 Food Hotel Vietnam attracts 630 local, foreign exhibitors – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The 2019 Food & Hotel Vietnam, the country’s leading international food and hospitality trade exhibition, will offer businesses the opportunity to network and keep abreast of the latest industry culinary and hospitality trends and product innovations. The 10th edition of the event will be the largest so far and feature more than 630 local and international exhibitors from 29 countries and territories, BT Tee, general manager of UBM VES, its organiser, said. It would also feature 20 international group pavilions, including…

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Singapore 

500 evacuated after fire breaks out at Grand Hyatt hotel, Singapore News

Five hundred people were evacuated after a fire broke out at the Grand Hyatt Singapore on Wednesday morning (Mar 27). Several Stompers alerted Stomp to the incident and shared photos and videos of smoke coming from the hotel located at 10 Scotts Road. In one of the videos, bystanders are heard exclaiming, “Oh my God!” as the plumes of smoke get darker. In other videos, several people are seen gathered in front of the hotel’s building as Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers arrive at the scene. The SCDF posted…

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Vietnam 

First Wyndham Garden hotel opens in Việt Nam – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Wyndham Garden Hanoi is the first hotel in Việt Nam operated under the management of Wyndham Hotel & Resorts. — Photo courtesy of the company Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Wyndham Hotel & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company, officially launched its first hotel in Việt Nam with the opening of Wyndham Garden Hanoi. The upper-midscale hotel was developed by PPC An Thịnh Investment and Infrastructure Development JSC (PPCAT) and will operate under a management agreement with Wyndham Hotel & Resorts. Located in one of…

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Vietnam 

Hyatt announces plan for luxury hotel and residences on Phú Quốc – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Chicago-headquartered Hyatt Hotels Corporation recently announced that a Hyatt affiliate had entered into an agreement with Vietnamese corporation BIM Group to develop the Park Hyatt Phu Quoc Hotel as well as 65 residences on Phú Quốc Island, Kiên Giang Province. Slated to open in 2022, Park Hyatt Phu Quoc and residences are poised to introduce the brand’s refined luxury and exceptional service to Việt Nam’s emerging resort destination. Situated on the southwestern tip of Phú Quốc Island on an area of…

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