Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced that it will open the first Le Méridien hotel in the sophisticated and vibrant European “Capital of Culture.” Scheduled to open in the autumn of 2011, the new 260-room Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler marks the brand’s debut in Turkey.
Park Hyatt Dubai is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Clinton as the hotel's new executive chef overseeing culinary operations for its six restaurants and bars, catering and in-room dining services. Chef Michael joins Park Hyatt Dubai from Grand Hyatt Singapore, where he had held the position of executive sous chef for two years.
Mark Verstegen, Founder of Core Performance and Athletes’ Performance, designed a holistic programme exclusively for Sheraton guests, which is derived from the same training methodology used by professional athletes. The programme helps travellers train and eat healthy on the road, as well as refresh, recharge and refocus their minds and bodies. So whether you work out every day or just want to take advantage of the nutrition programmes and health tips, “Sheraton Fitness Programmed by Core Performance” will help Sheraton guests feel and perform better.
Fortune Select Exotica, Navi Mumbai has won the World Luxury Hotel Award (WLHA), which was held recently at 2010 WLHA Gala Ceremony in Dusit Thani Hia Hin, Thailand. Luxury hotels from regions across the globe such as the Phillipines, India, Greece, Argentina, China, South Africa, Maldives, Cook Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Mauritius, UAE, Italy, Thailand, Spain also took part in the event.
Paloma Hospitality, a Pune-based hotel management and F&B firm has taken up the management contract for the upcoming boutique business hotel – Paloma Sunshine located in Baner, Pune. Paloma Sunshine is scheduled to open next month. Currently, Paloma is engaged in managing Wildernest Resort on Pashan Sus road in Pune. With the launch of Paloma Sunshine, the company intends to develop its hospitality portfolio under ‘Paloma’ branded properties, mainly as a hotel management firm.
International Hospitality Fair, will provide an ideal platform for the hospitality industry to showcase its very best in products, technology and services and new innovations to the Indian market which is seen as an important investment destination by various hotel and resort chains from the world over.
The South India Culinary Association (SICA) will host its second annual Culinary Conference on the occasion of World Chef’s Day, which will be celebrated on October 20, 2010 at The Raintree Hotel, Mount Road Chennai. The event will be based on the theme ‘Go Green with Chefs’ as proposed by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) for this year’s International Chefs Day celebrations.
Hyatt Hotels Corp and Carlson on Wednesday unveiled plans to expand their Asian hotels businesses, showing that hoteliers are continuing to grow in India and China as the United States and Europe recover from the financial crisis.
W Hotels Worldwide will open W Retreat Koh Samui, in Thailand on November 1, 2010. The hotel will feature 75 private villas with private plunge pool, daybed, an outdoor shower, Yamaha sound system, 46-inch plasma screen TV, wine refrigerator, signature W bed and an indoor/outdoor lounge. Besides, it will offer W’s signature Whatever/Whenever concierge service. In the F&B segment, there will be an all-day dining restaurant, The Kitchen Table; Namu, a contemporary Japanese restaurant and the Sip Lounge.