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Park Hotel Group Unveils “First Look” of New Grand Park City Hall

Group’s new jewel in the crown empowers guests with innovation and pays tribute to Singapore’s heritage with art and design

SINGAPORE, May 22, 2018 – Park Hotel Group, one of Asia’s leading hospitality companies, today revealed the first look of its flagship hotel Grand Park City Hall. Located on Coleman Street in the heart of Singapore’s Civic District, the luxury hotel is in the final phase of its transformative masterplan which is scheduled to complete by the third quarter of 2018.

The 343-room Grand Park City Hall hotel including its modern European Tablescape Restaurant & Bar are a part of Park Hotel Group’s upcoming mixed-use lifestyle precinct comprising City Hall Square, a new dining, shopping and entertainment destination that is set on the conservation site of St. Gregory Place.

When completed, guests to Grand Park City Hall will expect to enjoy greater convenience, control and personalized service all within the reach of the mobile phones in the palm of their hands. Guests can also look forward to enriching experiences within the contemporary interiors, which are decorated with art and design inspired by Singapore’s history.

“Grand Park City Hall, our new jewel in the crown, is a spectacular juxtaposition of modern technology and heritage-influenced art and design. The hotel is a testament to our commitment to deliver exceptional hospitality and travel experiences for our guests by empowering them with digital innovation and giving them a sense of place through our inspiring interiors,” said Allen Law, Chief Executive Officer, Park Hotel Group.

Greater Convenience, Control and Personalized Service

Today, Grand Park City Hall is piloting the mobile application that allows guests to skip the queue and front desk following a digital check-in and go straight to their room with their digital key. Industry regulations and practices currently require hotel guests to provide their personal identification documents such as passports at hotel front desks even after digital check-in. With the new Grand Park City Hall application, this authentication process can be easily completed by guests taking a selfie on their mobile phones.

In addition, solving one of the worst frustrations travellers have with multiple light switches in hotel rooms, the same phone application can enable guests to adjust in-room lighting and climate cooling. Similarly, simple requests for extra amenities such as towels and bottled water are made simpler with a few buttons. Guests can also connect with the hotel’s guest services manager directly who will provide their attention and personalised assistance based on feedback and enquiry.

Travel Experiences Enriched with History and Contemporary Art

Influenced by Grand Park City Hall’s historical location, the new hotel interiors and spaces are presented with a mix of neoclassical designs blended with clean lines to create a balance between the old and new. Incorporating Peranakan pattern tiles, vintage statement pieces and artwork of local landmarks, the interiors celebrate the modern and contemporary city with mirrored imagery that evokes the sensation of a futuristic world; a counterpoint to the rich past and multiplicity of cultures of Singapore.

Conceptualised by world-renowned firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, the hotel interiors also feature an art collection that recounts the history of Singapore. Artist, illustrator and photographer Aubrey Kurlansky, who is based in Singapore, curated the modern art that captures the rich medley of cultural influences that have contributed to the making of the city nation today.

As part of the restoration work, Grand Park City Hall will also feature new architectural design elements including an updated driveway and entrance. A new majestic bronze arch gate now fronts the entrance to the hotel’s colonial-style façade, symbolic of the welcoming and attentive service that awaits guests as they step through the doors.

New Rooms and Facilities

Following the completion of 186 brand new rooms, the final phase of transformation will feature an additional 157 guest rooms and suites, a new gym facility, a new swimming pool as well as a new rooftop garden event space. Located on the top floors of the hotel, a collection of contemporary suites offers private gardens along with in-built Jacuzzis. Six pairs of interconnecting child-friendly rooms are specifically designed with families in mind, complete with colourful bean bag chairs, an activity desk, a magnetic blackboard wall and rolling paper for kids to express their creativity. Crystal Club guests will also have access to the new Crystal Club Lounge with its associated privileges.
For further information and reservations, visit www.parkhotelgroup.com/en/cityhall.

About Park Hotel Group

Established since 1961, Park Hotel Group is one of Asia Pacific’s leading hospitality companies. Based in Singapore, Park Hotel Group today comprises of more than 16 hotels and resorts operating or under development in 11 key destinations across Asia Pacific. With a focus on growing its footprint across the region and meeting the changing needs of travellers today, Park Hotel Group's brand portfolio consists of its luxury Grand Park, upscale Park Hotel and midscale Destination.

About Grand Park

Grand Park is the luxury brand of Park Hotel Group that is synonymous with premium accommodation, experiencesand comfort that are designed for savvy and well-heeled travellers. Today, Grand Park has seven properties in city and resort destinations of Singapore, Maldives, Hokkaido (Otaru), Wuxi, Xi An and Kunming.


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ONYX Hospitality Group Appoints Gen McKenzie as Executive Vice President of Human Resources




Bangkok - ONYX Hospitality Group has appointed Gen McKenzie as its new Executive Vice President of Human Resources. With over two decades of experience in HR strategy and talent management both in hospitality as well as marketing and advertising, Gen joins ONYX from integrated marketing and communications agency MullenLowe Group, where she led the global firm’s regional HR agenda as Regional Head of Talent Management, based in Singapore.

Starting her career in hospitality, Gen’s first role was at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, before being subsequently appointed to a cluster role as Director of Human Resources for Four Seasons Resorts in Bali. She was then appointed to the Four Seasons’ Southeast Asia regional office as Area Director of Human Resources and Training. Following 12 years with Four Seasons, Gen went on to serve in a variety of senior HR leadership roles at Mandara Spa, Alila Hotels & Resorts and SilverNeedle Hospitality Group.

Commenting on her new role, Gen said: “Hospitality is where my heart is and I’m excited to be returning to this dynamic industry at a time when ONYX Hospitality Group is expanding rapidly into new markets and territories. I look forward to being a part of the Group's growth and its renewed focus on company culture and employee engagement as we continue our journey of becoming the top medium-sized hospitality player in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Based in Bangkok, ONYX Hospitality Group has a growing regional portfolio of 47 operating properties across three core brands in eight countries. The Group has a robust development pipeline of close to 30 new properties in markets such as Vietnam, Malaysia and Australia, and has set a target of having 99 hotels by 2024 as part of its medium-term road map.


About ONYX
Part of Italthai Group, ONYX Hospitality Group operates several diverse yet complementary brands –Amari, Shama and OZO – each catering to the distinctive requirements of today’s business and leisure travellers. ONYX reaches beyond its Thai roots to offer innovative management solutions across the Indian Ocean, Arabian Gulf and Asia-Pacific regions. Visit www.onyx-hospitality.com.


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THE KINGDOM OF WONDER WELCOMES THE COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT SIEM REAP RESORT

First Courtyard in Cambodia gives travelers a gateway to an ancient world


Siem Reap, Cambodia – May 4, 2018 – Marriott International announces the opening of its first Courtyard by Marriott in Cambodia with the debut of Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap. This represents Marriott International’s first hotel in Cambodia, with a second hotel to follow when Courtyard Phnom Penh opens in the capital city later this year. The brand’s flagship in Cambodia will feature modern Khmer architectural design, an innovative lobby space and contemporary room design, enabling guests to pursue both their personal and professional passions whilst visiting the seat of the ancient Khmer kingdom.

“We are excited to introduce the Courtyard brand experience to Cambodia. This opening marks the third Courtyard Resort in Asia Pacific, adding on to the growth story of Marriott International’s largest brand by distribution,” said Mike Fulkerson, Vice President, Brand & Marketing Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “The resort is a testament to the confidence we have in this stunning destination and our deep commitment to serving the burgeoning market of Cambodia.”

The resort’s 233 contemporary guestrooms and suites are thoughtfully designed for good nights and good days, combining stylish comfort with functionality. Modern furniture and amenities, a bathroom with a separate walk-in shower, 43-inch flat screen television, as well as private balconies with views of the pool, city or gardens, make this a place that inspires creativity and enables our guests to pursue their passions, whether traveling for business or leisure.

The all-day-dining restaurant Lok Lak invites guests to experience a fusion of modern cuisine and authentic Khmer flavors brought to life by pristine local, seasonal and sustainable produce. Lok Lak offers a "market to table” menu, carefully crafted using locally sourced and organic produce and can be tailored to any event or dietary need. Upper Deck, a stunning rooftop bar, is surrounded by breathtaking, panoramic views of Angkor Wat on the horizon and brilliant sunsets to the West, whilst providing a wide range of exotic cocktails and an exquisite small plate menu.

Meanwhile, QUAN Spa invites weary travelers into a haven of relaxation, as does the lure of a refreshing dip in the outdoor saltwater pool. The resort also has a fully equipped fitness center, Kids Club, recreation room and retail outlet.

Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort is the ideal destination for meetings and events. Always looking ahead, the spaces, amenities and technology faultlessly account for emerging trends and the needs of next-gen travelers. The light and elegant 410m2 Grand Room and five functional meeting rooms have been designed to host the most inspiring business events, meetings and celebrations.

Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort is located in Siem Reap, a bustling cultural haven of markets, artisans and museums. The hotel is superbly positioned for guests to pursue their personal and professional passions – located just a 20-minute drive to Siem Reap International Airport. The resort also offers guests a gateway to the UNESCO heritage site of

Angkor Wat, only 15 minutes away; is only a 5-minute walk to the lively bars, cocktail lounges, international restaurants and vibrant clubs of Pub Street; and is located near an 18-hole golf course designed by Nick Faldo.

“Through our décor and innovative amenities, we are able to provide our guests with tranquility and comfort whilst visiting Siem Reap on a meaningful journey of exploration,” said Ashley Lai, General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort. “Our team looks forward to welcoming guests from all over the globe to experience the Cambodian hospitality in unparalleled surroundings.”

Courtyard continues to expand into Cambodia with the Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Pehn to open in the bustling capital later this year.

For more information or to make a reservation, please call +855 63 968 888 email: [email protected], or visit www.courtyardsiemreap.com



About Courtyard by Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 1,100 locations in 50 countries and territories, Courtyard is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information or reservations, visit courtyard.marriott.com, become a fan on Facebook or follow @CourtyardHotels on Twitter and Instagram.

About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,500 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 127 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.



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KARMA JIMBARAN INTRODUCES THE BAY BAR & GRILL AND
A STYLISH NEW BOUTIQUE



Karma Jimbaran has launched their new restaurant and bar, The Bay Bar & Grill. Offering a wonderful, relaxed atmosphere, The Bay Bar & Grill serves the freshest locally caught Jimbaran seafood and juicy grilled steaks without the smoke, crowds and noise of the beach seafood venues, and at a very reasonable price point.

With a combination of laid-back charm, locally caught seafood, high-quality meat, soulful live music and lush poolside surroundings, The Bay Bar & Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The design draws inspiration from its Jimbaran Bay location, incorporating a large open grill and select hues of blue throughout, including a LED blue lid up bar, reflective of the waters of the Bay. The mixture of local Suar wood and blue glass is inspired by driftwood from the sea, combining with natural slate and galaxy marble to create a relaxed bayside feel, complete with seating formed in the shape of a boat.

The emphasis of the menu is on the fresh, local seafood and perfectly grilled meats but many favorites remain available such as the always popular Karma burger, chicken shawarma, Jimbaran fish & chips, fresh Bali crab linguini and the deliciously slow cooked beef rendang.

The Bay Bar & Grill is a wonderful spot to simply enjoy a cocktail and relax with a selection of libations designed by mixologist Grant Collins that include the Karma Negroni, Cariibbean Cloud, Karma Spritz and the Bubble Bath Martini. The laid-back, pool-side atmosphere is perfect for guests to enjoy drinks in both the seating area or pool lounges whilst cooling off in the 24m long pool.

The Boutique

The new Boutique at Karma Jimbaran is located at the entrance to the Resort and is no ordinary boutique. The Boutique has the feel of a gallery, creating a special arrival experience for guests by introducing a retail area replete with a curated selection of beautiful artifacts, works of art, local designer clothing and jewelry. Karma has carefully selected only the highest quality goods and has been supported by local art gallery owner, Melvin Amar of Nyaman Group and Bali Foundation’s Elle Brooks. The Boutique at Karma Jimbaran will be hosting regular fashion shows, offering special discounts for our in-house guests and villa owners, as well as vouchers for the Karma Jimbaran Bay Bar & Grill or Karma Spa for customers spending a certain amount.

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BACKGROUND ON KARMA GROUP

Karma Group is an award-winning international travel and lifestyle brand offering extraordinary experiences in the world’s most beautiful locations and is headed by Chairman and Founder, John Spence, former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and member of the 2013 judging panel for the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year. John was honoured by the Yale University School of Architecture by being appointed the Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellow and has also been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at UCLA as well as working with students from the University of Pennsylvania to design a chateau development in Carcassonne. 

The Karma Group is comprised of Karma Resorts, Karma Retreats, Karma Royal, Karma Estates, Karma Beach, Karma Spa and Karma Boutique. The Group is currently operating 25 resorts in more than 10 countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. 

There are currently five properties in development and the Group is negotiating three separate acquisitions in Scotland (a golf resort), Cyprus and Bulgaria. In 2016, Karma group and Sanctum Hotel Group announced a joint venture to develop a series of authentic rock ‘n’ roll styled and orientated hotels in strategic locations around the world, accompanied by an exclusive private membership club. 

In 2017, Karma were awarded the contract to manage and develop the golf course on Rottnest Island in Western Australia and in Greece, RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange, selected Karma Group to manage its operations in the Greek market whilst redevelopment began on Karma Minoan in Crete. Karma Group is a sponsor of the England Rugby 7’s team through the 2017/18 season, the Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Rugby World Cup 7’s in San Francisco as well as the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens, the world's largest school rugby tournament.



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KARMA GROUP INTRODUCES NEW KARMA APP
MEMBERS AND GUESTS CAN NOW DOWNLOAD FREE-FLOWING KARMA

Karma Group is delighted to introduce their new hospitality app, bringing more convenience and fingertip access to Karma Guests, Owners and Club Members. The app acts like a pocket concierge, allowing users to immerse themselves in the global world of Karma with a host of thoughtfully curated amenities and smart, personalised valet services.

“Our new app allows our intrepid Karma guests access to everything Karma, wherever and whenever they like,” said John Spence, Chairman and Founder of Karma Group. “We are committed to always improving the Karma experience for our guests, members and owners and now they can interact and engage directly with us at their leisure, from the palm of their hand.”

Guests using the app can:

  • Browse and book over 29 luxury hotels, beachfront resorts, estates, spas, beach clubs and mixed-use properties worldwide across Karma’s exclusive lifestyle brands
  • Receive exclusive discounts, offers, updates and automatic upgrades
  • Enjoy VIP access to parties, events and other money-can’t-buy-experiences
  • Get timely personalised assistance, day or night, through live support and real-time chat
  • Gain local insights into properties, destinations and experiences
  • Update Membership details

The app is available for free download at the Google Play store for Android and the Apple App Store under Karma Group.

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BACKGROUND ON KARMA GROUP
Karma Group is an award-winning international travel and lifestyle brand offering extraordinary experiences in the world’s most beautiful locations and is headed by Chairman and Founder, John Spence, former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and member of the 2013 judging panel for the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year. John was honoured by the Yale University School of Architecture by being appointed the Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellow and has also been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at UCLA as well as working with students from the University of Pennsylvania to design a chateau development in Carcassonne.

The Karma Group is comprised of Karma Resorts, Karma Retreats, Karma Royal, Karma Estates, Karma Beach, Karma Spa and Karma Boutique. The Group is currently operating 22 resorts in more than 10 countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. There are currently five properties in development and the Group is negotiating three separate acquisitions in Scotland (a golf resort), Cyprus and Bulgaria. In 2016,

Karma group and Sanctum Hotel Group announced a joint venture to develop a series of authentic rock ‘n’ roll styled and orientated hotels in strategic locations around the world, accompanied by an exclusive private membership club. In 2017, Karma were awarded the contract to manage and develop the golf course on Rottnest Island in Western Australia and in Greece, RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange, selected Karma Group to manage its operations in the Greek market whilst redevelopment began on Karma Minoan in Crete.

Karma Group is a sponsor of the England Rugby 7’s team through the 2017/18 season, the Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Rugby World Cup 7’s in San Francisco as well as the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens, the world's largest school rugby tournament.

www.karmagroup.com

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MEETINGS IN THE HEART OF KUALA LUMPUR WITH MANDARIN ORIENTAL

Hong Kong, April 2018 – Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur is offering a special meetings and accommodation package in the Asia-Pacific region’s most affordable business travel destination. With the Essential Meetings offer, guests can enjoy comfortable accommodation, with views either of the PETRONAS Twin Towers or KLCC Park, and smooth-running business meetings provided by a dedicated team of events professionals.

Recognized as the best value business travel destination in the Asia-Pacific region by ECA International’s Daily Rates Research, Kuala Lumpur has many sightseeing and entertainment options that reflect its rich heritage and cultural diversity. Rated by CNN as the world’s fourth best retail destination, the city boasts stunning shopping malls, such as Suria KLCC, next to Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, and Pavilion KL, a ten minute walk from the hotel, where exclusive fashion brands include Bulgari, Chopard, Dior, Prada, Celine and Armani.

The hotel’s 13 event spaces include the Grand Ballroom, the largest ballroom in Kuala Lumpur, which is big enough to house a 747 airliner, and the expansive Diamond Ballroom, which can be divided into three smaller spaces, together with eleven other flexible meeting rooms, including a comfortable breakout room which can also be used as an executive dining space.

Available until 29 December 2018, the Essential Meetings package is priced at MYR625++ per delegate, and includes:
  • One night’s accommodation in a deluxe room 
  • Full-day meeting package, including light breakfast, lunch, two coffee breaks and use of the meeting venue from 9am to 5pm 
  • Free use of standard audiovisual equipment and LCD projector 
  • One complimentary breakout room 
  • One room upgrade to the next category for every 15 rooms booked, or a Park Suite upgrade for every 30 rooms booked 
  • Wireless Internet access 

The Essential Meetings package is valid for single occupancy only, and is subject to availability. A 10% service charge, 6% GST and MYR10 Tourism Tax for non-Malaysian guests will apply. For reservations, please email [email protected]


About Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
Situated adjacent to the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur is the city’s leading luxury hotel with 643 well-appointed rooms, suites and serviced apartments. Delight your senses with an array of cuisines showcased in ten innovative outlets. Escape Kuala Lumpur’s urban bustle at The Spa with rejuvenating facials, body treatments and award-winning Signature Therapies for holistic wellbeing. Take a dip at the infinity edge pool overlooking the spectacular city skyline or watch the magnificent display of KLCC Lake Symphony Fountain at the Esplanade KLCC. For more information and reservations, visit www.mandarinoriental.com/kualalumpur.

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 31 hotels and eight residences in 21 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.

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Culinary experiences for spring and summer signed by Bvlgari Hotels & Resort





A journey through the world's most EXCITING flavours

DUBAI

Hōseki Restaurant

The new Hōseki restaurant brings extraordinary omakase to Dubai

Hōseki, meaning gemstone, brings Japan's most rarefied culinary traditions to Dubai. The restaurant seats just nine, making for an intimate Omakase experience, a memorable gastronomic treat served by Chef Masahiro Sugiyama.



OPENING HOURS

The restaurant which is located on the 4th floor of the Resort is open for lunch and dinner five days a week and closes on Sunday and Monday. Reservations are required as there is no walk-in policy. Hōseki opens for lunch from 12.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. with last order at 2.00 p.m., and reopens for dinner from 6.30 p.m. to 12.00 a.m. with two seating options at 6.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m.
For bookings please call +971 4 777 5433 or email  [email protected]

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New Opening

The countdown begins: THE BVLGARI HOTEL TOKYO IS ANNOUNCED FOR 2022

Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts has just confirmed plans for the 2022 opening of The Bvlgari Hotel Tokyo. The state-of-the-art property will occupy the 39th through 45th floors of an ultra-skyscraper in the Tokyo Station area, making it a lofty destination among the city's most brilliant lights.

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