August 9, 2019As travel wobbles and spending declines, hotels and airlines the world over are fighting to hold on to customers. Loyalty, the buzzword for much of the 1980s and 1990s when marquee brands strove to understand and closely identify with their audience, is being replaced by price incentives and a grab-all approach.
July 26, 2019You would be forgiven for trying to check in to the wrong Hilton Garden Inn Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman along Kuala Lumpur’s bustling Chow Kit area.
After all, there is not one, but two hotels in the vicinity – North and South.
The relatively newer Hilton Garden Inn South is the one I’m staying at one rainy Saturday afternoon,...
July 9, 2019The Trans World Flight Center has been given a new lease of life as a luxury hotel. Hotel group MCR acquired a 75-year lease on the building in 2015 and has turned it into the centrepiece of a new hotel complex, the TWA Hotel.
July 8, 2019Staycations are nothing new but it is picking up pace in Malaysia, thanks to the handful of newly-launched hotels, resorts and short-term residences. One of these places is The RuMa Hotel & Residences in Kuala Lumpur, which officially opened for business in November last year.
March 31, 2019It would appear that going domestic is the future of travel for the Malaysian hotel scene, or at least that’s how one of the world’s biggest hospitality companies sees it. Domestic tourists, according to Marriott International, remains the top source market for the international chain’s hotels and resorts in Malaysia.
March 22, 2019Review platforms have major influence on hotel bookings for business trips, and it is time corporate travel managers take note. This is according to findings from a study by AirPlus.
This trend is most marked in emerging markets like India and China. Many business travellers also regard reviews as having a high degree of...
March 17, 2019Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel group, has released new details on its loyalty programme which will be branded under a new name and feature perks like cooking lessons with top chefs, football master classes with star athletes and hikes in Patagonia.
December 19, 2018The easiest way to define a midscale hotel would be a property that’s positioned between the luxury and budget hotels. As middle class travellers grow in numbers, there’s a need for a midscale accommodation that fits right into their budget.
August 26, 2018Travel is expected to get more expensive in 2019 with the cost of flights and hotels both predicted to rise, according to the fifth annual Global Travel Forecast, published by Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) with the support of the Carlson Family Foundation.
March 24, 2018Gulf metropolis Dubai, on its never-ending quest to break records, announced the opening of the “world’s new tallest hotel” recently, pipping another towering landmark in the city for the title.
January 27, 2018Japanese retailer Muji, best known for the minimalist aesthetic of its homeware and clothing lines, will be opening its first branded hotel in China soon as part of an expansion plan into the hotel business.
January 23, 2018It's all about keeping that Instagram game strong during your travels these days. And what better way to achieve that, than to check-in to an accommodation with unique architecture and features, right?
Travel booking platform Agoda has curated a list of five new standout hotels based on its design and aesthetics. Inspire your...