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Boutique Hotel

Boom in local boutique hotels not abating

He looks very much at home in the newly opened Ovolo 2AR hotel in Central. That's not just because Girish Jhunjhnuwala heads the group running the joint, but because anyone would feel at home here.

Monday, 29 April, 2013, 9:23am

BUSINESS in paradise

Competition is intensifying in the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) sector, which is drawing greater numbers of business travellers.

Major hotels in cities across Asia have dominated the market, as they are conveniently located and well-equipped. Nevertheless, a new breed of hospitality provider has emerged.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Culture club

When philosopher Alain de Botton wrote the book The Art of Travel, he was musing about 'that ubiquitous but peculiar activity of travelling for pleasure', rather than anything artistic per se. But the title nicely articulates a global trend encapsulating travel for both pleasure and cultural appreciation- that of art hotels, wherein public areas have been transformed into gallery space.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Running paradise no holiday

From the upper echelons of the finance sector to the small back office of her first resort, Anchalika Kijkanakorn has seen many sides of the business world.

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

The 'Yacht' relaunches as chic boutique hotel

After disappearing from Causeway Bay for a decade, a 'yacht' aims to set sail again as the tourism industry booms.

Opposite to Happy Valley Racecourse and in Morrison Hill Road is a short building with an oblique roof. From the 1970s to the '90s, it was known as the 'yacht hotel' by those in the neighbourhood as its shape resembled a yacht's sail.

23 May 2011 - 12:00am

New Hyatt Regency in TST plans to resurrect popular outlets from old site

Swire Hotels' The Upper House might have received the bulk of attention last weekend, but another new hotel opened (or should we say reopened) with slightly less fanfare. On Tsim Sha Tsui side, a new Hyatt Regency went quietly back into business starting last Friday.

6 Oct 2009 - 12:00am