Budget hotel chain sees room for IPO

Red Planet Hotelsdata centres, a budget hotel investment and management firm, is seeking to go public in Hong Kong by 2015 as it tries to boost its presence in the emerging Asia market, including mainland China.

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am

Holiday Inn offers room to be yourself

Joining the Holiday Inn Golden Mile, the iconic hotel that has been a Tsim Sha Tsui landmark for 37 years, must be like stepping into a well-planned world of existence, where every aspect of the business and every detail of the job have been carefully considered - including a commitment to employees.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Past experience

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Resort giant plans luxe China brand

An upmarket hotel brand for Chinese travellers, offering traditional teas, mahjong and late-night noodle bars, has been created by InterContinental Hotels, the world's largest hotel operator.

The company plans to open more than 160 new hotels under the brand Hualuxe Hotels and Resorts and will expand it to overseas gateway cities over the next 15 to 20 years.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Sounds like a melody

From jazz to rock 'n' roll, hotels are introducing innovative musical amenities catering to the specialist tastes of guests, even prompting them into action.

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Budget push into mainland market

Privately owned hotel investment company Red Planet Hotels plans to raise US$100 million from its shareholders to help finance a planned foray into the mainland's competitive budget hotel sector.

19 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Kidding around

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Mainlanders driving global hospitality trade

From the nationality of their staff to the cuisine on offer, international hoteliers are doing whatever it takes to ride the rising tide of travellers from the mainland.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

The language of love

People worldwide are drawn to the richness of French culture. Whether it be lifestyle, fashion, arts or gastronomic delights, people are more able to explore French culture by learning its language.

Alliance Francaise de Hong Kong offers a range of language courses for beginners and experienced students.

24 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Making the grade

There's no such thing as a free lunch, so the adage goes. But American-style diner Bubba Gump Shrimp says otherwise - well, for A-grade students, at any rate.

Until August 31, the diner on The Peak will reward high-flying junior students. By presenting their school report cards when ordering, youngsters aged up to 12 can get free treats.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday Shop 1002, 10/F World Trade Centre, Causeway Bay Tel: 2895 1628

Grub: American-style burgers, ribs, pasta and wicked desserts.

Vibe: This is quite a large family restaurant. The staff are friendly and helpful. Modern pop music plays in the background; in the afternoon the volume is turned up a bit, making it a funky hangout.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Five-star treatment for busy executives

The 5-star Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Centre officially opens today in the heart of the city's bustling commercial and shopping district, making it an ideal choice for business and leisure travellers.

25 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

IHG and Poly to develop six new sites

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed an agreement with state-owned developer Poly Real Estate Group to develop and manage more hotels on the mainland.

27 May 2011 - 12:00am

InterContinental to step up expansion with China brand

InterContinental Hotels Group, the world's largest hotel chain by number of rooms, plans to launch a China-specific brand to drive its ambitious expansion in the world's fastest-growing market.

29 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Aaron Kwok strides in for charity - and to cast a 'mini-Kwok'

Aaron Kwok Fu-sing (pictured) seemed to channel the speed of the Striding Cloud character he portrayed last year in wuxia film The Storm Warriors when he visited Hong Kong on Monday.

16 Jun 2010 - 12:00am