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 | 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.
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa (Star) won Malaysia's Best Luxury Family Hotel Award at the Luxury Hotel Awards gala event. Although more than 1,000 hotels from 78 countries were nominated to participate in the award, only two Shangri-La properties made it to the world wide winners' 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.
Daniel Boulud will open a Toronto outpost of Café Boulud at Four Seasons' soon-to-open hotel, making him the third superstar chef to open a restaurant in the city, TheStar.com reports. The Toronto-based luxury hotel chain will open its new hotel next summer. Its existing hotel on Avenue Road will close early next year, the Star notes.
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.