Vietnam – Grand entries

The Banyan Tree Group is staging the soft opening of two luxury resorts on 1 November. The first Angsana property in Vietnam, Angsana Lang Co, is part of Laguna Lang Co, a 288-hectare integrated resort and hotel development situated on renowned My Khe Beach, just 60 minutes from Da Nang International Airport. The resort is surrounded by lush countryside, tropical …

Myanmar – Cushioning beds shortage

Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has announced the supply of 1,670 new hotel rooms over next year to help reduce the acute shortage of mid-range and high-end accommodation in the former capital Yangon. The Ministry’s Directorate of Hotels and Tourism said the 270-room Centrepoint Towers Hotel in Yangon, and the 100-room Nawarat Hotel in Hlaing Township are among the …

China – Rising in the East

The Swire Hotel Group is planning to unveil the EAST Beijing hotel at the end of this month, following on from the launch of the EAST Hong Kong in January 2010. Located in the capital’s Chaoyang district, EAST Beijing will feature 369 rooms, including 23 suites, all of which have iPod touch technology and complimentary Wi-Fi. Facilities include a gym, …

China – Conrad enters Beijing

Scheduled to open before the end of this year, The Conrad Beijing will offer guests a convenient stay in the center of the capital’s premier business district, near the recently built China Central TV Tower. For tourists, the hotel is also near to the sightseeing spots of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Also close by is Wangfujing Street, a …

Shanghai – Budget on the bund

A new boutique hotel set along Shanghai’s prestigious Bund offers river views and an elegant and intimate experience at a fraction of the cost of the global brand hotels that line this high-end district of the city. The Les Suites Orient Bund Shanghai Hotel provides guests with a special brand of art deco design in the center of the city …