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NEWS | The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh opens, featuring bowling alley and cigar bar

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. continues to expand into the Middle East market with their first hotel in Saudi Arabia, The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh. The 493 room hotel in the Diplomatic Quarter is adjacent to the King Abdul Aziz Convention Centre.

NEWS |The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong Opens as World's Highest Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong open recently and dominates the skyline as the world’s “highest” hotel. Located at the very top of the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in Hong Kong, occupying floors 102 to 118, the hotel is the very pinnacle of luxury and a beacon of contemporary style and excellence in Asia’s World City. The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is the newest addition to the brand’s growing global portfolio of 75 luxury properties and its 16th hotel in Asia.

NEWS | Ritz-Carlton DIFC welcomes first shisha sommelier

The shisha expert will offer guests a specialised menu of shisha flavours based on their personal preference, or paired to complement their selection of food and beverage.

NEWS | 5 New Hotels, 4 New Restaurants & 9 New Spas Earn the Coveted Five-Star Honors; All Winners Showcased on the New Forbes Travel Guide Website - Startle.com

Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, today unveiled its 54th annual listing of Five-Star and Four-Star hospitality establishments worldwide, including five hotels, four restaurants and nine spas entering the Five-Star pantheon for the first time. All of the 2012 award winners are showcased on Startle.com, the new interactive website of Forbes Travel Guide. Launched today, the site features exclusive offers, or "Star Experiences", thousands of unique photos and videos on award-winning properties and destinations, social activity and access to some of the world's leading luxury hospitality brands and tastemakers, and original expert answers to the questions of travel from Forbes Travel Guide inspectors.

NEWS | Pudong Shangri-La named to Condé Nast list

READERS of Condé Nast Traveler voted Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai the best hotel in China and one of the top hotels in Asia in the magazine’s 17th annual Gold List of the best places to stay in the world in 2011. Earlier in May, the Hotel topped "Best Hotel in China" award at the Asia Pacific Hotel Awards 2011 as the only hotel to receive this award in mainland China.

NEWS | Sheraton to build hotel in Sri Lanka capital

Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, the largest Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide brand, will build a hotel in the Sri Lankan capital on land originally offered to a Chinese firm, a government official said on Sunday.

NEWS | Interstate China Hotels & Resorts Appoints New SVP Development

Interstate China Hotels & Resorts Company Limited, a joint venture between one of the United States' largest independent hotel management companies - Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc., and one of China's leading hotel operator and developers Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels Company Limited, has appointed Mr. Max Ng as its new Senior Vice President of Development.