Hoteliers Brainstorming Ideas to Recovery Tourism and Hospitality Industry

The Tourism and Sports Ministry of Thailand has called for a meeting with the country’s leading hotel executives to seek recovery solutions as it is planning a two-year revival plan dubbed “Thailand Tourism Year“. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, the tourism and sports minister, said the hospitality industry has been crippled by the pandemic. The ministry arranged a… Continue reading Hoteliers Brainstorming Ideas to Recovery Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Wellness Hospital and Resort Project, Natai Medical Center & Resort in Phangnga

Property developer Cissa Group and V Plast Medical Group plan to spend 3.5 billion baht for a wellness hospital and resort development, Natai Medical Center & Resort, in Phangnga to tap individual investors. Autthanop Pandkamnerd, Cissa chief executive, said the global wellness economy has a tremendous market, valued at US$4.5 trillion. For medical tourism alone,… Continue reading Wellness Hospital and Resort Project, Natai Medical Center & Resort in Phangnga

Bangkok Serviced Apartments Generally Fared better than Hotels

Thailand’s hospitality industry has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic and serviced apartments in Bangkok are no exception. However, a recent study by the property consultancy JLL shows serviced apartments have generally fared better than hotels in current and past times of distress. JLL expects the pandemic to boost the growing trend towards a… Continue reading Bangkok Serviced Apartments Generally Fared better than Hotels

Dusit Central Park Project Launches Bangkok Green Landmark

Dusit Central Park, the mixed-use joint venture project of Dusit Thani and Central Pattana, is introducing a rooftop park as a new green landmark at the 3.67-billion-baht project. Suphajee Suthumpun, group chief executive of Dusit International, said that because the city suffers from high PM2.5 dust levels, the rooftop park and Lumpini Park — opposite… Continue reading Dusit Central Park Project Launches Bangkok Green Landmark

Rosewood Phuket Hotels & Resorts Re-Opens

Rosewood Phuket has opened its doors to guests once again with a special celebratory offer: Those who book two consecutive nights at Rosewood Phuket before December 19 will receive a complimentary one night stay at Rosewood Bangkok that can be redeemed up to December 30, 2020. During their Rosewood Phuket getaway, guests will also receive… Continue reading Rosewood Phuket Hotels & Resorts Re-Opens

Hoteliers Chafe at Seeking ALSQ Status

The lack of balance between tourism demand under the special tourist visa (STV) scheme and the number of quarantine facilities has made hoteliers lukewarm about applying for alternative local state quarantine (ALSQ) status. According to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, the number of foreign visitors is limited to 1,200 per month during the trial… Continue reading Hoteliers Chafe at Seeking ALSQ Status

Safe Reopening Key to Hotels Recovery

Reducing the mandatory quarantine period and reopening the border safely and slowly are the keys to tourism recovery for all stakeholders as domestic demand alone is not sufficient for survival, according to Minor Hotels. Small businesses will be hurt more than big players if the borders remain closed, with the unemployment rate expected to surge,… Continue reading Safe Reopening Key to Hotels Recovery

Kimpton launches ‘Chief Virtual Learning Officer’ Remote Learning Program

In response to a post-pandemic surge in remote schooling, Kimpton is offering families access to an on-site chief virtual learning officer at select hotels this fall. According to Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a property’s chief virtual learning officer is “available to help with all virtual learning needs.” Parents can call the front desk to request… Continue reading Kimpton launches ‘Chief Virtual Learning Officer’ Remote Learning Program

Hilton Rolling Out ‘Work from Hotel’ Packages

Hilton is tapping into the remote working trend with the debut of WorkSpaces by Hilton, a portfoliowide ‘Work from Hotel‘ pilot program rolling out across the U.S. and the U.K. Under the WorkSpaces initiative, guests can utilize a room as a remote office, with participating properties currently offering new daytime rates.

New Marriott International feature points guests to ‘Remote Working’ with ‘Marriott Bonvoy’

Marriott International, Inc. has announced a new program to work anywhere with Marriott Bonvoy that meets consumers where they are in their lives – juggling working and schooling from home and seeking a little inspiration to break-up the monotony. Marriott Bonvoy’s new Day Pass, Stay Pass and Play Pass packages were designed as flexible options… Continue reading New Marriott International feature points guests to ‘Remote Working’ with ‘Marriott Bonvoy’