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News: Minor Hotels to launch Anantara Sharjah Resort in 2020

Minor Hotels has signed a management agreement with Basma Group and Arada for a new Anantara resort in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Scheduled to open in mid-2020, the 233-key Anantara Sharjah Resort will be located on a prime beachfront location in Sharjah, approximately 30 minutes’ drive from Dubai International Airport and 15 minutes’ drive from Sharjah International Airport. The new-build resort will offer a selection of accommodation options including deluxe rooms and luxury suites. Facilities will include multiple dining options with a specialty restaurant located on a pier, a male…

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News: Wyndham unveils plans for Lombok Sundancer Resort, Indonesia

Wyndham Hotel Group’s growth continues with the strategic expansion of its upscale Wyndham Hotels & Resorts brand into Indonesia’s spectacular Lombok Island, scheduled for opening in mid-2018. The all-suite Wyndham Lombok Sundancer Resort is being developed by PT Wisata Bahagia Indonesia under a management agreement with PT Wyndham Hotel Management, an Indonesian subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group. The signing follows Wyndham’s recent announcement of five newly acquired managed hotels under the upscale Wyndham Hotels & Resorts brand and upper-upscale Wyndham Grand brands in Bali and Palembang in Indonesia. The company…

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News: Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay opens in the Philippines

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is setting new hospitality standards in Boracay, the Philippines, with the launch of a new resort located on one of the tropical island’s most beautiful unspoiled beaches. Overlooking the serene turquoise ocean at Punta Bunga Cove on the exclusive northwest coast, the 312-key Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay is a unique low-rise property with architecture designed to blend with the natural environment and a secluded 200-metre private beach. The five-star beachfront property also offers a wide range of world-class facilities and attractions that appeal to guests…

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The Last Resort? Canyon Ranch Succumbs to Botox

LENOX, Mass. — In the freshly renovated dining hall of the Canyon Ranch on a Thursday night this fall, guests at the East Coast outpost of this famous health, fitness and wellness resort scattered at separate tables after a long day of cardio cross-training and Pilates classes, facials, massages, genetics-based nutrition consultations and indoor-swimming pool aerobics. There were two beautiful and tall yoga-pants-clad young women on a getaway with grandmothers in leopard-print leggings. Near them, a middle-aged man and woman toasted each other with decaffeinated herbal tea. Alcohol has never…

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News: Tarrero to lead The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort

Marriott International has announced the appointment of Carlos Tarrero as the new general manager of The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi. Tarrero brings a wealth of both hotel and resort operational experiences to this exciting new role where he will oversee all management functions at the resort. In addition, he will be instrumental in driving further revenue growth and guest satisfaction while maintaining The Andaman’s status as one of Langkawi’s leading resorts. With over 20 years of resort and hotel management experience, Tarrero had worked across the globe from…

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News: AccorHotels welcomes dual brand property to integrated resort in Singapore

AccorHotels announces the launch of Singapore’s newest integrated lifestyle hub with the opening of Novotel Singapore on Stevens and Mercure Singapore on Stevens. Developed by Oxley Holdings, the complex features 772 guest rooms, 14 dining outlets, two outdoor pools, a tennis court and a function space that can accommodate more than 500 guests. Strategically located at the edge of Orchard Road, the two hotels offer guests an integrated range of gastronomy, health, fitness and lifestyle options in the precinct close to the city’s best shopping and entertainment, conveniently accessible via…

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News: Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, managed by HotelBrain, to host World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony

World Travel Awards has confirmed Nikki Beach Resort & Spa in the beautiful region of Porto Heli, Greece, will host the Europe Gala Ceremony 2018. The prestigious event will take place on June 29th, welcoming hundreds of industry leaders from across the continent to the one-of-a-kind hotel. World Travel Awards president, Graham Cooke, said: “It will be an honour for World Travel Awards to return to Greece, one of the most enduring and desirable tourism destinations in Europe. “I look forward to seeing all of our nominees next summer at…

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