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New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel Presents Savings for Bookings Received Over Thanksgiving Holiday This Year
New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel, a five-star landmark on the Victoria Harbour waterfront, presents an exclusive online room offer this Thanksgiving, inviting clever travellers to book ahead until September 2021 and be rewarded with up to 60% savings.
For eight days only from 23 to 30 November 2020, guests who book direct on the hotel's website for their stays in any guestrooms on regular floors, or Residence Club guestrooms and hotel suites, between 24 November 2020 and 10 September 2021 can enjoy a 60% and 50% discount respectively on Best Available Rates. The reduced rates include a host of tempting benefits, such as:
20% discount at hotel restaurants and bars, and on in-room dining (blackout dates apply)
Access to 24-hour fitness centre and rooftop outdoor swimming pool
Complimentary usage of in-room handy smartphone for free local and IDD calls to over 15 selected destinations, unlimited 4G mobile Internet access and WiFi hotspot.
Complimentary WiFi and wired broadband Internet access
Advance reservation is required and the booking must be made direct onhttps://newworldmillenniumhotel.com/en/. The offer is subject to room availability and blackout dates. Reservations must be guaranteed by credit card at the time of booking. The booking is non-cancellable and non-refundable. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with other room packages or promotions and is not applicable for weddings.
Trafalgar Introduces Placemaking Tours to Explore Singapore's “Heartware”
Tour differently with Trafalgar on an arts and culture trail that showcases the importance of placemaking in Singapore. Waterloo Street, one of Singapore's oldest streets and Tiong Bahru, Singapore's oldest public housing estate are featured on this 6-hour discovery tour. Presented as a day tour, guests will explore the stories of two vibrant cultural enclaves tying Singapore's past with its present. With insights by local insiders, learn how different communities have formed connections with the places they live, work and play in.
Different topics are in scope: “Singapore Arts and Cultural Gems”. The tour is an exploration of Singapore's sociocultural history.
“Crossroads Alive!” is a one-of-a-kind tour organized in partnership with The Theatre Practice (“Practice”).
“Tapestries of the Heart” is a tour organised in partnership with Singapore Council of Women's Organisaton (SCWO) and Singapore Women's Hall of Fame (SCWF).
After lunch, the tour continues on In Tiong Bahru for a 'Be My Guest' experience with Chef Asai at Bincho @ Hua Bee.
Prices for “Singapore Arts and Cultural Gems” are from S$228 per person. Prices include guided walking tours with lunch, and a 'Be My Guest' experience with Chef Asai at Bincho.
Accor & SIN Capital Group Announce First MGallery Address in Singapore
Orchard Hills Residences is set to make its debut as another emblematic address in the MGallery collection and will be located in the heart of Orchard Road, the world-renowned shopping and commercial district in Singapore. The 168 serviced residences, designed by award-winning Japanese studio, Nikken Sekkei, will take guests on a personal journey of self-discovery through immersive spaces, meticulous curation as well as thoughtful integration of luxury hospitality, healthcare and wellness.
This latest addition affirms Accor's position as the largest hotel operator in Singapore, bringing its total inventory to 7,797 rooms across 30 hotels - 3,932 rooms in the luxury and premium range; 1,437 in midscale; and 2,428 in economy.
Orchard Hills Residences will be located at Orchard Hills, Asia's first Grade A, fully-integrated luxury healthcare hospitality development. Within its iconic, modern architecture, Orchard Hills will deliver a seamless, one-of-a-kind experience that combines bespoke luxury hospitality services, carefully curated health and wellness services, modern and healthy cuisine options, and premium, best-in-class flexible workspaces all within one seamlessly integrated complex.
Orchard Hills Residences is ready to welcome guests staying a minimum of six nights from the first half of 2021. For rates, information and reservations, please visit https://all.accor.com/B6Z7 or email: HB6Z7firstname.lastname@example.org
Newest Walking Dead Series Shows Virginia Has Something for Everyone – Even Walkers!
For your information, Sunday, 4 October 2020 witnessed the U.S. premiere of the newest series in AMC's ever popular Walking Dead franchise, The Walking Dead: World Beyond. The new series filmed throughout Central Virginia in 2019 and features numerous recognizable locations around the Commonwealth, including scenes in the state's capital of Richmond.
The two-season limited series follows in the footsteps of The Walking Dead, and the current offshoot series Fear the Walking Dead, which both rank among the most-watched cable series on television. World Beyond features two young female protagonists and focuses on the first generation to come-of-age in the franchise's apocalyptic realm.
Virginia residents and lovers of Virginia will recognize filming locations like Virginia Commonwealth University, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, the Richmond Coliseum and Hadad's Lake. Nearby Shirley, Battersea and Berkeley Plantations also saw action, as did Downtown Petersburg and Powhatan State Park – all spots tourists can easily visit during a trip to Virginia. Several of the same sites were also locations for past productions, such as the award-winning Lincoln or the recent Harriet. Virginia offers a wealth of film locations to discover.
The Virginia Film Office is part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation, the state agency charged with marketing the state of Virginia. Tourism is an instant revenue generator in Virginia. In 2018, visitors to Virginia spent $26 billion, which supported 235,000 work opportunities and contributed $1.8 billion in state and local taxes.
Mercure Kyoto Station Opens in Japan
Situated just minutes from JR Kyoto Station, travellers to Japan's famed cultural centre can now enjoy the very best in comfort and accessibility with the opening of Mercure Kyoto Station.
The hotel boasts 225 guestrooms, ranging from 23 to 34 square meters with design elements including motifs from the Heian period - a nod to the ancient history for which Kyoto is renowned. Each floor features a different theme with various traditional patterns, and premium rooms feature vibrant artworks and decorative touches.
“We are very pleased to launch our sixth Mercure hotel in Japan, joining a worldwide network of over 850 Mercure-branded hotels across 62 countries. With such an extensive reputation worldwide, the Mercure brand offers peace of mind to both business and leisure travellers who seek hotels that are locally inspired and brought to life by genuine and enthusiastic teams. Mercure Kyoto Station is indeed a portal to the city of Kyoto with an exciting array of modern facilities and outlets, and I am confident that the team will deliver a very genuine experience for those visiting this historic city”, said Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer for Accor, Upper Southeast & Northeast Asia and the Maldives.
Revamped, Luxe, Nautically Inspired Guest Rooms for Harbourside Retreat
Hyatt Regency Sydney, Australia's largest hotel, has undergone a major revamp upgrading three quarters of the property's rooms and suites.
The hotel launched under the Hyatt Regency brand in December 2016, following a $250 million dollar redevelopment, which included a new 24-story tower, open-air sky bar Zephyr, a Regency Club Lounge and 3,700 square meters of state of the art meeting and event spaces. The recent multi-million dollar refresh of 649 rooms and 17 suites in the property's original building is the final stage of its transformation to elevate this 5-star property and deliver a sleek, dynamic precinct where guests can relax, meet, engage and recharge.
Designed by Bates Smart, the new interiors draw on Hyatt Regency Sydney's harbourside location with a fresh nautically inspired palette, to create a luxe décor with rich Phillip Jeffries custom vinyl Amalfi Silk, sleek Italian-made joinery and rounded mirrors reminiscent of cabin portholes.
Led by owner M&L Hospitality, the refurbishment was undertaken by Bates Smart as a continuity of the styles found in key public spaces throughout the hotel including the lobby, award winning Zephyr Sky Bar and the premium Regency Club, also conceptualised by the top design firm.
Whilst fresh, modern interiors are prominent, there are subtle nods to the historical landmarks of the hotel's location with black and white photography of recognisable Sydney waterfront settings on display. The contrast of modern and bygone times is part of the hotel's DNA, with the hotel's beautiful sandstone heritage buildings adding old world character, while the luxe modern upgrades and exemplary service deliver an exceptional experience for all guests. https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/australia/hyatt-regency-sydney/sydrs?src=corp_lclb_gmb_seo_sydrs
Staycay Your Way at Ovolo Hotels
Ovolo Hotels is proud to launch 'Staycay Your Way' at both Ovolo Central and Ovolo Southside - collaborating with exciting partners to offer guests unique and exclusive experiences.
With Staycay Your Way, guests can now enjoy the freedom to design their ultimate urban staycation and to pick 'n' mix experiences to create a tailor-made stay. From flying high with helicopter tours to relaxing with in-room massages, with Ovolo's effortless living ethos top of mind, there's no need to worry about pulling out your credit card at every touchpoint; Ovolo will sort it all for you.
At Ovolo Central, just a stone's throw from the restaurants and art galleries of Tai Kwun, guests can choose from an exclusive list of experiences ranging from a helicopter tour over the Hong Kong Harbour to being pampered with a traditional barber service from Selvedge Barbers.
Meanwhile, at Ovolo Southside, guests can discover the hidden gems of Wong Chuk Hang and Aberdeen with a personalised walking tour or chose to work out with a kickboxing class.
Commenting on the unique opportunity for guests to design their own urban staycation, Founder & CEO of Ovolo Group, Girish Jhunjhnuwala said, “Staycations have become such an inherent part of our lives now but there are so many offers out there that sometimes you just want a little bit of everything. I know I do! With Staycay Your Way, we're adapting to stay ahead of the game by giving guests the flexibility to mix and match different offers to create a truly effortless experience that's one of a kind.”
Staycay Your Way can be book throughOvolohotels.comsimply and effortlessly just like booking a normal hotel stay.
Accor Takes Top Spots in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards
In what has been a challenging year for the global hospitality industry, Accor and its worldwide network of brands and hotels are very honored to be recognized with over 50 awards in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards.
Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards represent the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. This year over 715,000 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' submitted responses rating their travel experiences.
We are thrilled to share that dozens of Accor's properties around the globe were included in Condé Nast Traveler's annual Readers' Choice Awards – including FIVE spots on the Best 50 Hotels in the World list: #2 Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena; #6 Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia; #9 Raffles Istanbul; #21 21c Museum Hotel, Cincinnati and #34 21c Museum Hotel, Bentonville.
#2 out of 50 – Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena
#6 out of 50 – Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia
#9 out of 50 – Raffles Istanbul
#21 out of 50 – 21c Museum Hotel, Cincinnati
#34 out of 50 – 21c Museum Hotel, Bentonville
IHG Debuts the First Holiday Inn in the Malaysian City of Johor
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world's leading hotel companies, today announces the opening of Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre, the first under the brand in Johor and the third in Malaysia. This 335-room new built hotel is part of Komtar JBCC mixed-use development comprising retail and commercial office spaces and will enjoy direct connection to the Persada Johor International Convention Centre via Persada Link Bridge covered skywalk.
Reliable Accommodation & Memorable Experiences
Nestled in the heart of the city centre, a short 30-minute drive away from Senai International Airport Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre provides easy access to some of the best shopping and entertainment options in town, including Angry Birds Activity Park, Skyscape JB, Heritage Trail on Jalan Tan Hiok Nee & Bazaar Karat night market.
The Kids Stay & Eat Free program makes the hotel the perfect choice for families. For corporate travellers, Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre is conveniently located in the central business district, surrounded by a wealth of banks, financial institutions and offices to cater to all business needs.
Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre is the latest addition to one of the world's largest hotel companies, where guests can earn and redeem points at over 5,900 hotels and major airlines globally through the IHG Rewards Club loyalty programme.
Book by 31 December 2020 to enjoy 35% off room rates with the hotel's opening “Baru-baru di Johor Bahru” offer for stays from now till 31 March 2021. For reservations and more information, please visit https://www.holidayinn.com/johorbahru.
Dive Into Five Shades of Blue in the Maldives With Accor
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort
Perfect for: Exclusivity and diving experiences
In the Maldives, it is not only the ocean that stirs the senses – the blue sky can also transport visitors into a world of wonder. At Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort, an exclusive and elegant luxury retreat, guests can explore the remarkable and endlessly fascinating house reefs, and a kaleidoscope of colourful fish with the resort's Marine Butler. Located close to the Equator and with zero light pollution, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort is also a spectacular setting for stargazing.
Experience Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort like no other with Discover Your Own Private Paradise package. Guests can enjoy special rates on accommodation with the legendary Raffles Butler service, daily à la carte breakfast and dinner, guided snorkelling tour with the Marine Biologist, and group yoga classes. Learn more…
Whatever type of vacation guests are seeking, from intimate couples' escapes to activity-filled family breaks, all visitors can immerse themselves in the beauty of the Maldives with Accor.
For more information and to book your next journey into the blue, please visit www.all.accor.com.