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Starwood and Hilton Possibly Settling Denizen Espionage Case

Category: Hotels, Posted:06 Dec 2009 | 09:48 am

The landmark public criminal and civil corporate espionage case filed by Starwood Hotels and Resorts against Hilton Worldwide has been reported to be under settlement discussions. Hilton had been accused of pilfering intellectual property used for the development of Starwood's W brand for its new Denizen brand which has subsequently been deferred.
Two senior former Starwood executives had been hired over by Hilton who are alleged to have carried out what is now a high profile case of intrigue, and spy games. According to court documents on public record a clear paper trail of paperwork, email and proprietary information were taken and used to fast tract the Denizen brand. It remains to be seen as to the outcome if the brand will ever even see the light of day.

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Banyan Tree Phuket Launching New Oceanview Branded Residences

Category: Real estate, Posted:10 Nov 2022 | 12:20 pm Phuket’s Banyan Tree is rolling out two new products under their Grand Residences estate. Ten premium oceanview villas are priced in the THB100-150 million range and 40 seaview condominiums with median pricing of THB85 million. Located within the Laguna Phuket integrated destination resort, the group is expected to bring more real estate products to the […]
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Mind the Gap – Keep People Inspired Event in November

Category: Hotels|Tourism, Posted:22 Oct 2022 | 08:50 am Keep People Inspired (KPI) is the second in a series of Mind the Gap Learning events. The focus of the event is on inclusiveness in hospitality, spanning Phuket’s hotels, tourism and service industries. Inclusiveness is a key element of businesses that rely heavily on human resources and is in effect all about people, whether they […]
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Japanese Luxury Brand Hoshinoya Heads To Niseko

Category: Hotels|Real estate, Posted:14 Oct 2022 | 17:42 pm Leading Japanese hotel operator Hoshino has inked a deal for a luxury resort in Niseko with developer Zekkei Properties. Located in a prime ski-in and ski-out location in Upper Hirafu Village, the 62-unit hotel and residence property will be named Hoshinoya Lodge Niseko. With one of Hirafu’s best locations, the site was formerly occupied by […]
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