Mal-dive centre: Mӧvenpick arrives on Noonu Atoll

Posted by - November 5, 2018

Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru MaldivesMӧvenpick Hotels & Resorts, recently purchased by Accor as part of the French company’s ongoing acquisition binge, has announced the opening of its very first property in the Maldives.
Found on private island in the Noonu Atoll — 45 minutes by sea plane, from Maldivian capital Malé — Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives has an impressive inventory, which includes a roll call of 105 villas and suites comprising 72 overwater pool villas, 30 beach pool suites and three beach spa pool residences, each with their own private plunge pool. Not to mention a tennis court, state-of-the-art gym and a water sports centre, as well as family friendly features like the Mӧvenpick Little Birds Club, offering a range of activities for all the family, as well as babysitting services.

Furthermore, with the regions reputation as one of world’s top dive sites, Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru also comes with a diving centre to organises snorkelling, house reef explorations and island cruises.
Patrick Basset, Accor’s chief operating officer in upper Northeast and Southeast Asia and The Maldives for AccorHotels, said: “Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru is one of the few properties located in the Noonu Atoll house reef, home to some of the most beautiful diving spots in the Maldives and offering guests a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in this vibrant and unspoiled marine life.”

Another stand-out feature is the exclusive beach pool spa residence with a spacious living area with resort views – the ideal venue for small weddings and private gatherings of up to 20 guests. “As the first Mӧvenpick property in the Maldives, the brand has been able to take a unique approach to sustainable development through the resort’s built-in solar panels, in-house water production and plant desalination to minimise its ecological impact on the environment,” said general manager Michael Melzer.
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Novotel Suites Shanghai Hongqiao opens its doors

Posted by - August 16, 2018

Novotel Suites Shanghai Hongqiao has opened its doors aiming to target luxury and business travellers.
Novotel Suites Shanghai Hongqiao is a high-end, all-suite hotel in the central business district of Shanghai with supporting facilities that provide utmost convenience to business travellers.
The latest Novotel Suites is located in the heart of the Dahongqiao hub next to the National Convention and Exhibition Center. The hotel is also conveniently located near Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Hongqiao Railway Station.
The hotel has 202 suites, including fully furnished duplex apartments and duplex suites, each with a living room, dining room, and a balcony. The apartment is equipped with a washing machine and full kitchen facilities, cutlery and deluxe suites.
Considering the needs of medium and long-term guests and business travellers, the hotel is equipped with a professional gym and swimming pool, as well as laundry and meeting facilities. The hotel’s full coverage of high-speed wireless network, equipped with Apple internet access area, brings an efficient business office experience. The 350- square-meter conference centre is equipped with advanced audio-visual audio and professional conference service team to ensure the success of the conference.
While Novotel Suites Shanghai Hongqiao maintains the European-French atmosphere of the Accor brand, it incorporated Chinese elements such as rattan chairs, classical wooden doors and bamboo forests in its atmosphere.
The hotel has its signature exclusive “Eating” all-day dining restaurant. The open kitchen features a selection of gourmet dishes from around the world. Buffet breakfast and all-day refreshments and beverages are available for guests to enjoy.
To celebrate its grand opening, Novotel Suites Shanghai Hongqiao launched special offers, for only CNY 480 (USD 70) for a night with complimentary breakfast at the restaurant. The price includes service charge and 6% VAT. Novotel’s latest addition enables every traveller to enjoy a different level of comfort.

ibis Kuala Lumpur set to become largest in Asia Pacific

Posted by - August 9, 2018

ibis, AccorHotels’ midscale brand, is set to make its debut in Malaysia’s capital with the opening of the ibis Hotel Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) this August.
Located walking distance from the heart of KL City Centre, ibis KLCC is set to be the second biggest ibis in the world and the biggest in the Asia Pacific region, an important milestone for the brand. Known for its simple yet modern designs, each ibis hotel is thoughtfully designed from the layout of the lobby to the finish of its guest rooms.
“An influx of travellers stepping foot into Malaysia”
Ricky Ho, general manager of Ibis Kuala Lumpur City Centre general manager, said: “Over the years, we’ve noticed an influx of travellers stepping foot into Malaysia and the growing trend of travellers opting for hotels that are affordable and provides them with all the amenities one needs. ibis KLCC does just that as it combines the ultimate comfort of modern and well-equipped rooms and amenities with the highest level of service.
“The opening of ibis KLCC is a strategic milestone for the ibis brand in Malaysia and we look to strengthen our brand presence in this part of the world as we continue to add to the growing ibis network in the Southeast Asian region.”
Situated within a five-minute walk from major tourist attractions including the Petronas Twin Towers, Suria KLCC shopping mall and the aquarium and the National Library, guests will not have to worry about being too far from the city’s hotspots.
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The 684 rooms feature the ‘Sweet Bed’ including duvet and super-soft pillows, 43-inch flat-screen LCD TVs, hairdryer and iron, generously-sized bathrooms, modular desks and high-speed Wi-Fi. All rooms are equipped with international sockets / USB ports, coffee and tea facilities, and sound retardant windows to guarantee a good night’s sleep.
Food comes first Guests will be able to enjoy locally inspired eats at the hotel restaurant, Kampung Kitchen, which will serve quintessential Malaysian cuisine. In addition to breakfast and dinner buffets, Petite Paris will provide in-room convenience and comfort food and hot or cold beverages on the go.
For a chilled night out, experience a blend of modern oriental elements colliding at KL’s newest high-rise bar venue called Jaded located on the 31st floor with the stunning city views. With delectable food, intricate cocktails and a soothing ambience, Jaded is poised to astound all guests. Jaded Bar will open in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Other facilities offered at ibis KLCC include shuttle services to key locations around KL City, self check-in kiosks, laundry service, meeting facilities for up to 120, The AsiaSpa for guests to relax and rejuvenate, a fully equipped gym and the rooftop infinity pool with Kuala Lumpur’s skyline as a backdrop. For those arriving outside of the normal check in time, guests will be pleased to know that round the clock check-in is available.

onefinestay launches in Sydney, Melbourne and… Mykonos

Posted by - May 2, 2018

Chinamans Beach residence Private rental brand and Accor group subsidiary onefinestay has unveiled a glut of new sites to its global portfolio of luxury destinations today, with the announcement it will add 22 high-end residences in Sydney.
The expanded portfolio is the first big move into the Asia Pacific market from onefinestay, who promise to provide guests a ‘secure, luxury private rental alternative with 24/7 professional service and tailored experiences’. And, along with the 22 Sydney locations the company expansion will also see 20 homes in Melbourne and ten in Noosa, Queensland coming in June of this year.
These new locations expand our global footprint by a great margin, and allow us to offer new and incredible experiences to our guests-avier Cedillo-Espin, CEO onefinestay
Thrillingly for sports fans the Melbourne apartments, centred around the city’s central business district (CBD), will be available for the Australian Open tennis championships and the Australian Grand Prix, which speeds around the streets of Albert National Park each year.
Bullecourt Terrace The company will also offer over 30 private rentals in New Zealand, specifically in Auckland, Queenstown and Wanaka. The company will also offer over 30 private rentals in New Zealand, specifically in Auckland, Queenstown and Wanaka, not to mention its first all-villa resort complex in Mykonos, Greece.
onefinestay, Mykonos The Mykonos estate will feature ten luxury villas, located in the secluded south-west of the island, kitted out with amenities such as infinity pools, private docks and even a helipad. As well as onefineday’s Higher LivingConcierge Service.
“Our newest destinations are a dream come true for sun-seeking leisure travellers and those with discerning tastes and cultural appetites,” said Javier Cedillo-Espin, CEO of onefinestay.

“These new locations expand our global footprint by a great margin, and allow us to offer new and incredible experiences to our guests, as well as create a new model in the luxury private rental world, with our very first resort in Mykonos.” Cedillo-Espin continues.
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