Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya (เซ็นทารา แกรนด์ มิราจ บีช รีสอร์ท พัทยา) Two gigantic cliffs connected by rope bridges, a cavern that reveals a jungle with a river and waterfalls, and a pathway leading down to the golden sands of Wong Amat Beach in North Pattaya. You are in the Lost World, a place of indulgence and great fun. Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya is an exciting themed five-star resort that is a destination in its own right, an entire world of pleasure, a place where everyday cares are laid aside and where everyone will find something to amaze and delight. Continue reading
Bally’s Las Vegas, formerly the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, is a hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment. The hotel features 2,814 extra-sized guestrooms that are 450 sq ft (42 m2) or larger and over 175,000 sq ft (16,300 m2) of banquet and meeting space. The casino occupies 67,000 sq ft (6,200 m2). About 75% of the rooms are in the North Tower, and were renovated in 2004. The remaining rooms are located in the newer South Tower, constructed in 1981, Caesars Entertainment announced in Spring 2013 that they were going to fully renovate that tower and rename it “Jubilee” Tower by the end of 2013. The name inspired by their production show of course being Jubilee. Continue reading
Holiday Inn Express is a mid-priced hotel chain within the InterContinental Hotels Group family of brands. As an “express” hotel, their focus is on offering limited services and a reasonable price. Standard amenities lean toward the convenient and practical which cater to business travelers and short-term stays. The brand was first launched in the U.S. in 1991, with its first European location in Scotland in 1996, and now there are nearly 2,200 Holiday Inn Express hotels worldwide. In Europe, the hotels were known as Express by Holiday Inn, but this variation was phased out during the Holiday Inn Global Brand Relaunch which was announced in 2007. Continue reading
The 8th Four Seasons property in China will welcome business travellers to this important commercial hub, as well as leisure guests taking in Shenzhen’s many sites and diversions.
Where to go next in China? Dynamic and diverse Shenzhen, soon to be home to the 8th Four Seasons in China. Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen is now confirming room reservations and event bookings and conference groups for arrival as of September 1, 2013.
Shenzhen is an important centre of technology, finance and manufacturing. One look at its evolving skyline – punctuated by the new 26-story Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen – and it’s no wonder that the city was appointed a UNESCO City of Design in 2008 and is home to a large number of artists and industrial designers. Amid the energetic buzz of this metropolis, leisure travellers will discover nature reserves and city parks, world class golf, museums and historic sites, vibrant nightlife and epic shopping, as well as the city’s famous theme parks.
“It is auspicious that Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen is set to welcome guests in the 8th month of the Chinese calendar, at the time of the Mid Autumn Festival when we come together in a celebration of the harvest and the fruition of our hard work,” says General Manager Arthur W.C. Ho. “It has been a very busy and exciting time as we build this new hotel and plan for our grand opening, when we may welcome friends, colleagues and guests from around the world to Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen.”
To celebrate its grand opening, Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen is offering two introductory packages: Experience More includes a Hotel credit with minimum two night stay, and Advance Reserve offers hold additional value for travellers. A Group Value Offer is also available for event planners.
The Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel is giving Parisians and hotel guests the opportunity to discover spring/summer 2014 fashion trends though a series of unique RLife LIVE events inspired by fashion. On Friday night, the hotel was transformed into a catwalk as guests were treated to an intimate fashion show curated by model and J Model Management founder, Jessica Minh Anh. Now through 19 June, the Renaissance Arc de Triomphe Hotel is showcasing some of the most unique pieces from the catwalk in an exclusive exhibition open to the public.
The fashion show featured key collections from the highly anticipated J Spring Fashion Show, which took place the day before from a spectacular floating catwalk on the River Seine. Sublime haute couture pieces and ready to wear high-end items from designers Ha Linh Thu, Elite Sposa UK, Yumi Katsura and Robert Abi Nader were selected for the fashion show at Renaissance Arc de Triomphe, providing guests with intimate access to some of fashion’s hottest talent.
The Hotel’s wedding specialist will host an exclusive romantic wedding event for London brides on Sunday, June 30 and Monday, July 1, 2013.
Finding the perfect partner isn’t always easy, and then there’s the added challenge of picking out the dress, choosing the perfect London wedding venue and planning the perfect day. Many couples seek advice from their families, best friends, wedding magazines and blogs, but when expert advice is needed, most brides-to-be visit a wedding fair.
The Summer of Love season at Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf starts off with a two-day Wedding Fair Sunday, June 30 and Monday, July 1, 2013 to help simplify the wedding planning process. Brides-to-be, couples, bridal parties and wedding planners will be inspired by an elegant setting and themed rooms, and sample the latest trends in wedding canapés created by world-class chefs while sipping Louis Roederer Champagne. Guest will also have the opportunity to speak directly with Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf wedding specialist, caterers, photographers, jewellers, musicians and much more.
By the end of the afternoon each bride will have collected all the information and contacts needed to design the perfect wedding day in London, plus they will be entered into a raffle for a complimentary romantic break for two to consider the endless possibilities. Continue reading
Historic Inns and Boutique Hotels
Boutique hotels are typically hotels with a unique environment or intimate setting. Some hotels have gained their renown through tradition, by hosting significant events or persons, such as Schloss Cecilienhof in Potsdam, Germany, which derives its fame from the Potsdam Conference of the World War II allies Winston Churchill, Harry Truman and Joseph Stalin in 1945. The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower in Mumbai is one of India’s most famous and historic hotels because of its association with the Indian independence movement. Some establishments have given name to a particular meal or beverage, as is the case with the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, United States where the Waldorf Salad was first created or the Hotel Sacher in Vienna, Austria, home of the Sachertorte. Others have achieved fame by association with dishes or cocktails created on their premises, such as the Hotel de Paris where the crêpe Suzette was invented or the Raffles Hotel in Singapore, where the Singapore Sling cocktail was devised. Continue reading
Abandoned by the company that proposed it and left for dead by many observers, the massive Gaylord Aurora convention hotel project has found a second shot at life.
Aurora officials told the Colorado Economic Development Commission on Thursday that Area Property Partners of New York will arrange financing for the $824 million project and that Rida Development Corp. of Houston will develop the 1,500-room hotel.
“We never gave up,” said Wendy Mitchell, president and CEO of the Aurora Economic Development Council.
Marriott International, which will manage the property in conjunction with four existing Gaylord convention hotels, was key to getting the stalled project going.
Rida and Area are developing a $350 million, 1,000-room hotel in Houston that will operate as a Marriott Marquis. They also financed and built the 1,400-room Hilton Orlando and renovated a 1,200-room Hyatt Regency in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
“They are both strong companies, plus coupled with Marriott, it makes a good three-part team to move the project forward,” said Kenneth Free, owner of Straightline Advisors, which provides consulting services on developing hospitality real estate.
Still, Free said the project is a large one and carries substantial risks.
A hotel is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. The provision of basic accommodation, in times past, consisting only of a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand has largely been replaced by rooms with modern facilities, including en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning or climate control. Additional common features found in hotel rooms are a telephone, an alarm clock, a television, a safe, a mini-bar with snack foods and drinks, and facilities for making tea and coffee. Luxury features include bathrobes and slippers, a pillow menu, twin-sink vanities, and jacuzzi bathtubs. Larger hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, fitness center, business center, childcare, conference facilities and social function services.
A prison in Serbia is also home to a hotel.
When you enter through the front door of the Srem, one of two hotels in Sremska Mitrovica, a receptionist welcomes you and assigns you a room on the first floor, accessible via a fancy double stairway.
The back entrance is different.
You enter along a fenced passageway fringed with razor-wire and with an armed guard at your side. Your room is at the foot of the stairwell, in a corridor behind heavy drapes and heavy-duty bars – no other way in or out.