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Waldorf Astoria Debut in Asia While Hilton and Starwood Go Legal

Category: Hotels, Posted:08 May 2009 | 11:50 am

Asia's first upscale Waldorf Astoria Collection property from Hilton has debuted in the Maldives with 83 swimming pool villas and a hotel of facilities. The chains growth comes at a time as the US's 3rd largest lodging chain Starwood has filed a suit against Hilton claiming stolen documents and intellectual property theft by executives who had jumped ship to the later company.
Hilton was in the process of preparing to launch its design and lifestyle brand 'Denizen' when key management who had moved over from Starwood were alleged to have brought proprietary information about the W, St. Regis and Luxury Collection brands. Denizen has now been put on hold and Hilton is aiming to grow Waldorf as an uber brand above its Conrad and Hilton core properties.

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Category: Tourism, Posted:20 Sep 2020 | 08:52 am If you find yourself in Bangkok from now until the end of December, you should take some time and visit Australian designer Patrick Keane’s Project Rattan exhibition at River City. Project Rattan is an exhibition of furniture design featuring Thai craftsmanship and aimed at restoring local artisans to create international level products. The exhibit is […]
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Condo Hotels and TPO’s Hitting Bangkok

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The Hotel Business Plan – Why It Must Die (and soon)

Category: Opinion, Posted:18 Sep 2020 | 17:26 pm As I madly type away on the keyboard of my MacBook Pro, thousands of dumbstruck hoteliers across the world are slaving away in a blurring succession of days and nights in the mindless pursuit of completing an ignominious document known as The Hotel Business Plan. It’s Friday and I’m over-caffeinated, so hang on tight. Wait, […]