Hyatt Opens First Hotel in the Cambodian Capital

Hyatt Opens First Hotel in the Cambodian Capital

247-room Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh debuts as largest international hotel in the city Hyatt is blazing new ground in Southeast Asia with the opening of Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh on January 6, 2021, marking the first Hyatt hotel in the Cambodian capital and the debut of the Hyatt Regency brand in the Kingdom of Wonder. […]

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh Appoints New F&B Director

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh Appoints New F&B Director

The soon-to-open Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh is already elevating its culinary appeal with the appointment of Sandeep Jinarajan as the hotel’s director of food and beverage. Located within walking distance to some of the city’s biggest attractions including the Royal Palace and the Mekong River, the 247-room hotel is scheduled to open in the Cambodian […]

Alma Promotes Chefs Despite COVID-19’s Impact on Tourism

Alma Promotes Chefs Despite COVID-19’s Impact on Tourism

The Alma resort has appointed two executive sous chefs who bring more than two decades of hospitality experience to 14 restaurants and bars at the new 30-hectare beachfront property. Alma’s general manager Herbert Laubichler-Pichler this month named Mai Ly Huong and Francesco Conzattu as executive sous chefs at the five-star family resort overlooking Long Beach […]

Alma Unveils Vietnam’s Largest Gingerbread House As Part of First Christmas

Alma Unveils Vietnam’s Largest Gingerbread House As Part of First Christmas

Alma resort in Vietnam’s Cam Ranh is staking a claim to constructing the country’s largest gingerbread house as part of its jam-packed first Christmas program including vibrant outdoor Christmas markets, an artists-in-residence program, Christmas choir performances and more. Measuring 7.13m in length, 3.2m high and 3m wide, the life-size gingerbread house is made of 277kg […]

Laguna Lang Co Works Towards The Greater Good

Laguna Lang Co Works Towards The Greater Good

Eco-minded resort urges sustainability projects to apply for new Banyan Tree grants One of Vietnam’s greenest resorts, Laguna Lang Co, is urging sustainability projects around the nation to take advantage of a new eco grant scheme it has helped to develop. With initiatives including a moratorium on single-use plastics and its “edible golf course” planted […]

Azerai Celebrates Festive Season with Host of Special Meals and Events

Azerai Celebrates Festive Season with Host of Special Meals and Events

Azerai Resorts marks the festive season this year at three properties, including their newest resort, Azerai Ke Ga Bay, an elegant and secluded oceanfront retreat located 180km east of Ho Chi Minh City on a sweeping five-kilometer white-sand beach overlooking the East Sea. Throughout the period from Christmas to New Year’s, Azerai is offering a […]

Metropole Hanoi Embraces ‘Joy of Giving’ This Festive Season

Metropole Hanoi Embraces ‘Joy of Giving’ This Festive Season

This Christmas season the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is celebrating the “Joy of Giving,” while decking the halls with ornamental trees, wreaths, gift boxes, ribbons, and more. The hotel’s “Joy of Giving” theme, which will be brought to life with Metropole Hanoi’s renowned French sophistication and joie de vivre, also serves as a reminder that […]

Christmas Celebrations at Hotels Across Asia

Christmas Celebrations at Hotels Across Asia

Alma Builds Vietnam’s Largest Gingerbread House as Part of First Christmas Alma resort in Vietnam’s Cam Ranh is staking a claim to constructing the country’s largest gingerbread house as part of its jam-packed first Christmas program including vibrant outdoor Christmas markets, an artists-in-residence program, Christmas choir performances and more. Measuring 7.13m in length, 3.2m high […]

Azerai Ke Ga Bay Debuts on Vietnam’s Scenic Southeastern Coast

Azerai Ke Ga Bay Debuts on Vietnam’s Scenic Southeastern Coast

Azerai Ke Ga Bay, an elegant and secluded oceanfront retreat in southeastern Vietnam, debuted this month as the third property in Azerai Resorts’ growing portfolio. The 46-key resort, a combination of suites and private-pool suites, succeeds Princess D’Annam Resort & Spa on the same site following an extensive renovation, and is located 180km east of […]

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh Sets Its Sight On Winter 2021 Debut

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh Sets Its Sight On Winter 2021 Debut

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh is set to launch in the Cambodian capital in early 2021, marking the brand’s first venture into one of Asia’s most dynamic cities. With 247 guestrooms including 43 suites, the new contemporary-meets-colonial property is scheduled to open in January 2021 in the heart of Phnom Penh’s Doun Penh district with the […]

GHM Appoints Three Pivotal Players

GHM Appoints Three Pivotal Players

New moves inside hotel group anticipate robust days to come Though the pandemic has rewritten the playbooks of hotel management groups worldwide and precipitated waves of downsizing all over, GHM is ramping up for the robust growth expected once the hospitality industry is back on its feet.  The 28-year-old hotel group has moved Ilkin Ilyaszade […]

Luxurious New Resort Alma Celebrates Its First Christmas

Luxurious New Resort Alma Celebrates Its First Christmas

A large gingerbread house and winter wonderland display, vibrant outdoor Christmas markets, an artists-in-residence program, Christmas choir performances, pool parties and magic shows are among an array of festivities ushering in Alma’s first season to be merry.  From Dec. 20 until Jan. 2 the five-star beachfront resort, that opened December 29 last year, will host […]

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh Welcomes Richard Bias as Executive Chef

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh Welcomes Richard Bias as Executive Chef

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh has announced the appointment of seasoned culinary professional Richard Bias as the hotel’s new executive chef. The British national has worked in some of the world’s top kitchens and hotels and brings more than two decades of culinary experience to Hyatt’s first property in the Cambodian capital. Located in the heart of […]

The Anam Cam Ranh Appoints Executive Assistant Manager

The Anam Cam Ranh Appoints Executive Assistant Manager

The Anam has named a talented chef with more than a decade’s experience in luxury hospitality as executive assistant manager of the 12-hectare beachfront property. The Anam’s founder and owner Pham Van Hien has appointed Ye Chang Sheng (Peter) to coordinate all of the resort’s departments and control their operations to help ensure strong revenues […]

Alma Resort’s Staff Come Together to Help Devastated Communities in Central Vietnam

Alma Resort’s Staff Come Together to Help Devastated Communities in Central Vietnam

The new Alma resort and its staff are answering the call to help victims of the Central Vietnam floods, donating relief packs and gearing up to help rebuild battered communities. More than 600 staff at the Cam Ranh resort have contributed to 700 relief packs that include sugar, milk, canned food, backpacks, pens and notebooks. […]

New Resort Encourages Travellers to Foster Passion for Art

New Resort Encourages Travellers to Foster Passion for Art

Alma Resort is ushering talented artists on to its grounds to craft portraits of guests and teach painting classes, as well as introducing an artists-in-residence program, in a bid to make art “more accessible” to travellers. The 30-hectare resort welcomes local artists to Alma Garden every Tuesday and Thursday from 8.30am-10.30am during the restaurant’s buffet […]

Introducing Vietnam’s Coast With the Most

Introducing Vietnam’s Coast With the Most

With world class golf, new boutique hotels and stunning beaches complementing easy access from Ho Chi Minh City, Ba Ria-Vung Tau is a destination on the rise Of all Vietnam’s spectacular coastal enclaves, Ba Ria-Vung Tau is perhaps the country’s most underrated. While long-established beach hubs such as Danang, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc hog […]

New Resort Tees Off with Golf Course to Unveil ‘Stay and Golf’ Experience

New Resort Tees Off with Golf Course to Unveil ‘Stay and Golf’ Experience

Luxurious five-star beachfront resort Alma has joined forces with Greg Norman-designed KN Golf Links to launch packages that combine a stay in an oversized suite or pavilion affording ocean views with time on the green. The two- and three-night “Stay and Golf” packages for two people are on offer at the 30-hectare resort’s contemporary one-bedroom […]

Dinners that Dial Up The Romance Factor

Dinners that Dial Up The Romance Factor

Romantic Dinner at The Anam Comes with a Complimentary Night’s stay For an extra special dining experience, The Anam surrounds a candlelit, beachfront table with blazing torches for a four-course dinner with a private waiter. Topped off with two glasses of sparkling wine and a bottle of red or white, the romantic feast celebrates Asian […]

Five Vietnamese Resorts Lauded as Asia’s Best by Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers

Five Vietnamese Resorts Lauded as Asia’s Best by Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers

A handful of Vietnamese resorts have clinched spots in the Conde Nast Traveler 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards, with The Anam coming in as the highest-ranking Vietnamese resort on the “Top 30 Resorts in Asia” list, closely followed by Banyan Tree Lang Co. The 12-hectare Anam, an Indochine-era inspired resort with 77 villas and 136 rooms […]

Four Vietnamese Hotels Land on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top in Asia” List

Four Vietnamese Hotels Land on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top in Asia” List

Four Vietnamese hotels have won coveted spots in the Condé Nast Traveler 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards, with Azerai La Residence, Hue and Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi leading the way, placing No. 9 and No. 11, respectively, in the “Top 20 Hotels in Asia” category. Azerai La Residence, Hue landed in the Top 10 for the […]

Metropole Hanoi to Host Special Korean Culinary Experience

Metropole Hanoi to Host Special Korean Culinary Experience

Two-Michelin-Star Chef Sung-Jae Anh’s recipes in the limelight from Sept. 25-Oct. 11 Le Club at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is kicking off a two-week celebration of modern Korean gastronomy on September 25 with a special lunch and dinner menu, available à la carte or as a five-course set, featuring exclusive recipes from two-Michelin-star Chef Sung-Jae […]

Alma Appoints Talented Homegrown Hospitality Professionals

Alma Appoints Talented Homegrown Hospitality Professionals

The new Alma resort has welcomed two senior Vietnamese recruits who bring four decades of rich industry experience to the executive team at the helm of the 30-hectare beachfront property. Alma’s general manager Herbert Laubichler-Pichler named Vu Thi Huong Giang and Tran Quoc Dat as the executive assistant manager of food and beverage and executive […]

Mamma Mia! Alma Resort’s ‘Singing Waiters and Cooks’ Delight Diners

Mamma Mia! Alma Resort’s ‘Singing Waiters and Cooks’ Delight Diners

It’s no secret that good music enhances the flavor or any dish, as readily as the right dash of this, the right teaspoon of that. No wonder executive chefs the world over have a lot to say about the playlists on their dining room speakers. In Vietnam these days, they’re doubling down on the enhancement […]

Be Yourself: Metropole Hanoi’s angelina Introduces ‘Personality-Inspired’ Cocktail Menu

Be Yourself: Metropole Hanoi’s angelina Introduces ‘Personality-Inspired’ Cocktail Menu

They say you are what you eat. At Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi’s sleek cocktail bar, whisky lounge and restaurant angelina, you are what you drink, too, thanks to a new range of bespoke cocktails designed to reflect different personality profiles. The 10 handcrafted cocktails on the new menu feature names like “Optimist” and “Rebellious,” drawing […]

Alma Bolsters Health and Safety Standards In Response to Vietnam’s COVID-19 flare-up

Alma Bolsters Health and Safety Standards In Response to Vietnam’s COVID-19 flare-up

The new Alma Resort has upped the ante on its efforts to protect guests and staff from COVID-19 following a flare-up of the virus in Vietnam, introducing a second round of stringent health and safety measures. The beachfront resort’s latest changes range from temporarily closing its 13-villa spa, 170sqm gym and yoga room, suspending buffet […]

Buffalo power reaps record rice harvest at Laguna Golf Lang Co

Buffalo power reaps record rice harvest at Laguna Golf Lang Co

Laguna Golf Lang Co’s world famous family of water buffalo greenskeepers have helped the club reap a record rice harvest: the fruits of which are going towards feeding members of the local community in Central Vietnam. The bovine brood has been bolstered by the birth of Lulu, a new baby daughter, who joins fellow recent […]

Meliá Koh Samui Unveils Menus by Award-Winning Chef

Meliá Koh Samui Unveils Menus by Award-Winning Chef

Azizskandar Awang, who’s won a string of coveted awards during his 20-year career, has crafted a host of remarkable new menus at luxury beachfront resort Meliá Koh Samui. Awang, the resort’s executive chef who clinched the Chef Hotelier of the Year award at the Hotelier Awards Asia, has created degustation, vegan, afternoon tea and Sunday […]

The Anam Cam Ranh Appoints Director of Sales and Marketing

The Anam Cam Ranh Appoints Director of Sales and Marketing

A seasoned hospitality professional with almost two decades of experience working for some of the world’s leading hotel brands has been named five-star Anam’s director of sales and marketing. Vietnamese national Mandy Tran Thi My Dung’s appointment to The Anam, overlooking Long Beach situated on Vietnam’s Cam Ranh peninsula, comes after she worked as the […]

Dolphin Stuns Beachgoers at New Alma Resort in Cam Ranh

Dolphin Stuns Beachgoers at New Alma Resort in Cam Ranh

A large dolphin has paid a rare visit to the shallow waters right off new family resort Alma on Vietnam’s Cam Ranh peninsula. Alma lifeguard Nguyen Ngoc Tan, who took video footage of the dolphin on Tuesday last week, said the mammal seemed “fearless yet friendly” as he and his fellow lifeguards Nguyen Trung Phi […]

New Alma Resort Welcomes Commercial Director

New Alma Resort Welcomes Commercial Director

A talented hospitality professional with rich experience in sales and marketing and a passion for volunteering has been named Alma’s commercial director. German national Martin Koerner’s appointment to the new 196-pavilion and 384-suite resort overlooking Long Beach on Vietnam’s Cam Ranh peninsula comes after he worked at The Anam, another five-star resort also situated in […]

New Alma Resort Announces Herbert Laubichler-Pichler as General Manager

New Alma Resort Announces Herbert Laubichler-Pichler as General Manager

A hospitality veteran with life-long experience making guests feel welcome at hotels and resorts in Europe and Asia has been appointed to the helm of the new 30-hectare beachfront resort Alma. Austrian-born Herbert Laubichler-Pichler has taken charge of the opening of the 196-pavilion and 384-suite resort overlooking Long Beach, on Vietnam’s Cam Ranh peninsula, with […]

Back From The Brink: How Laguna Golf Land Co Got it’s Mojo Back

Back From The Brink: How Laguna Golf Land Co Got it’s  Mojo Back

When you meet Adam Calver, it’s impossible to miss his naturally sunny disposition. Talking ten-to-the-dozen, the director of golf at Laguna Golf Lang Co, a Sir Nick Faldo design ranked among the best tracks in Vietnam, will wax lyrical on any number of subjects related to the Royal and Ancient game. Favourite topics include his […]

Stuart Lyall Appointed General Manager of Fusion Newest Vietnam Hotel

Stuart Lyall Appointed General Manager of Fusion Newest Vietnam Hotel

As Fusion grows its hotel portfolio with the opening of Fusion Suites Vung Tau, the wellness-focused hospitality group has appointed seasoned hotelier, Stuart John Lyall, to manage the new property. The new general manager is already leading the hotel through its soft-opening phase and putting plans into action for an April grand opening. Stuart’s most […]

Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort Forays Into Sustainable Fashion

Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort Forays Into Sustainable Fashion

– Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort is dressing its staff in a runway-worthy collection of apparel that brings a bold, contemporary layer to Vietnamese culture, after joining forces with a sustainable fashion house. The 17-hectare resort overlooking Ho Tram beach has teamed up with Hanoi-based Chula Fashion to put a Spanish spin on the traditional […]

Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort Forays Into Sustainable Fashion

Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort Forays Into Sustainable Fashion

– Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort is dressing its staff in a runway-worthy collection of apparel that brings a bold, contemporary layer to Vietnamese culture, after joining forces with a sustainable fashion house. The 17-hectare resort overlooking Ho Tram beach has teamed up with Hanoi-based Chula Fashion to put a Spanish spin on the traditional […]

Azerai Can Tho Introduces 4- and 6-Day Healthy Yoga Retreat Packages

Azerai Can Tho Introduces 4- and 6-Day Healthy Yoga Retreat Packages

Yoga fans and wellness enthusiasts will learn to master essential poses while calming their minds and re-energizing their bodies with new, multiple-day healthy yoga retreat packages at Azerai Can Tho. The retreats are for experienced practitioners and newcomers alike, and include 6 day/5 night (“Ultimate Yoga Retreat”) and 4 day/3 night (“Essential Yoga Getaway”) options. […]

Alba Wellness Valley By Fusion Launches Wellbeing Retreat Programmes

Alba Wellness Valley By Fusion Launches Wellbeing Retreat Programmes

The hot springs resort in Central Vietnam tunes guests health with detox and Reiki Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion is getting into the flow of things with new retreats that tap the healing powers of a geothermal spring at the resort’s heart. A Reiki Training and Sound Journey in March, a Hot Springs Detox Retreat […]

Fusion Hotel Group Opens Fusion Suites Vung Tau in the South of Vietnam

Fusion Hotel Group Opens Fusion Suites Vung Tau in the South of Vietnam

The latest addition to Fusion’s portfolio is the group’s third suite-style property Fusion’s newest hotel, Fusion Suites Vung Tau, is set to open on January 24th, 2020 in southern Vietnam’s popular coastal playground. The new 19-storey property features 171 well-appointed suites and apartments, a multitude of dining options, a maritime-inspired spa, and the city’s only […]

Meliá Hotels International celebrates grand opening of Meliá Koh Samui, its first hotel in Thailand

Meliá Hotels International celebrates grand opening of Meliá Koh Samui, its first hotel in Thailand

Leading Spanish hotel group Meliá Hotels International launches nautical-themed beachfront resort in partnership with Asset World Corporation, marking the start of a nationwide roll-out of hotels and resorts Koh Samui, Thailand (Jan. 16, 2020) – On January 10th 2020, Meliá Hotels International and Asset World Corporation (AWC), Thailand’s leading integrated lifestyle real estate group celebrated […]

The Anam Spa Introduces Vietnamese Zodiac Spa Journeys

The Anam Spa Introduces Vietnamese Zodiac Spa Journeys

One of Vietnam’s most acclaimed resorts is ushering in 2020 in a state of zen, launching restorative spa packages tailored to guests’ birth years, zodiac signs and zodiac elements. Inspired by the Vietnamese zodiac elements of wood, fire, earth, metal and water, the Anam’s new spa therapy begins with a consultation with the resort’s ‘elements’ […]

Metropole Hanoi Celebrates Tet with Old Quarter-Style Market and More

Metropole Hanoi Celebrates Tet with Old Quarter-Style Market and More

The spirit of old Hanoi will sweep through the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi this month, as the hotel celebrates Tet with a traditional Old Quarter-style market from Jan. 17-19. The festivities continue with special culinary offerings beginning Jan. 24. At the Tet market, food vendors on the hotel’s patio will sell authentic Vietnamese favourites, while […]

Samui Restaurant Reopens with Fiery New Menu

Samui Restaurant Reopens with Fiery New Menu

Beachfront dining includes everything from barbecues and brick ovens to wok fires and flambés. If you smell something sizzling down in southeastern Koh Samui these days, chances are it’s coming from Banyan Tree Samui’s beachfront restaurant, Sands, where Chef Rainer Roersch is rolling out his smoking hot “8-Fires” cuisine. “We were looking for a very […]

Azerai La Residence, Hue Unveils Newly Renovated Guest Rooms

Azerai La Residence, Hue Unveils Newly Renovated Guest Rooms

Azerai La Residence, Hue has opened the door on 39 newly renovated guest rooms and suites in the hotel’s east wing, marking the completion of the second phase of an extensive three-part refurbishment project that began last year. The new guest rooms feature updated aesthetics notable for their elegant and simple design, and brighter, more […]

Heritage Line Sets A Course For Sailing Bliss In Vietnam

Heritage Line Sets A Course For Sailing Bliss In Vietnam

New 10-berth vessel Ylang pioneers wellness cruising on beautiful Lan Ha Bay One of Asia’s leading boutique cruise operators, Heritage Line, is charting blissful new channels by launching the first ever wellness and mindfulness focused voyage on Lan Ha Bay in Vietnam. The limestone karst-studded seascape in the northern reaches of the Gulf of Tonkin […]

Azerai La Residence, Hue Debuts Vastly Expanded Spa and New Treatment Menu

Azerai La Residence, Hue Debuts Vastly Expanded Spa and New Treatment Menu

HUE, Vietnam (August 12, 2019) – Azerai La Residence, Hue has unveiled a newly refurbished luxury spa that’s more than 50 percent larger than before, and that boasts new thermotherapy areas for men and women, in addition to a range of revitalizing new treatments. The two-time winner of the World Luxury Spa Award for Vietnam’s […]