India's luxury hotels swap global brands as revenues slump

Starwood, which runs St Regis hotels like the one in Abu Dhabi, above, is in talks to add the former Mumbai Shangri-La to its portfolio. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Less than nine months after opening the first hotel in Mumbai under its brand, Hong Kong luxury chain operator Shangri-La Asia handed the keys back to the owner.

Wednesday, 12 February, 2014, 3:27pm

Artist lets his imagination run wild to capture the essence of time for Hermes show

Hilton McConnico may be a multi-disciplinary artist, but he still found it hard to define the notion of time.

The Tennessee-born, Paris-based painter, photographer and set designer has nevertheless created a fantasy exhibition for Hermes with the aim of inspiring visitors to see time through a different perspective.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Nicky Hilton

Most celebrities-turned-designers aspire to be the next British Fashion Award-winning Victoria Beckham rather than Lindsay Lohan for Emanuel Ungaro, but Nicky Hilton scoffs at any suggestion that she is part of the celebrity designer pack.

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

HK model bags limelight despite Hilton heiress' strut down the catwalk

Hotel chain heiress Nicky Hilton was in Hong Kong for the first time last week but during her brief stay in town, she saw little of the city, other than from the window of her Ritz Carlton suite.

The jade market was on top of Hilton's to-do list because she wanted to get her sister, Paris, some souvenirs of the trip, she said.

16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Six degrees

Banksy (above, maybe) has been the target of art thieves, who have been removing entire sections of wall in Los Angeles adorned with the graffiti artist's stencils. When his work began to fetch high prices, the anonymous artist said on his website: 'I can't believe you morons actually buy this s***.' One of his pieces of art has 'I learnt a valuable lesson from this woman.

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Hilton and the Hilton Dalian fall out of bed

The Hilton Hotel in Dalian could be in need of a new name.

Hilton International yesterday placed a large advertisement in the China Daily declaring that it is no longer managing or responsible for the Hilton Dalian.

14 Oct 2004 - 12:00am


Morning Sun

21 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Cordial exchange of views better than confrontation

Your editorial of September 29 makes a call for more dialogue and less confrontational language between the new Catholic leadership here and the Hong Kong government.

6 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Area committees can help with problem

The Hong Kong Civic Association supports the suggestion of the Police Commissioner on the 'need to mobilise support from the whole community' on the serious suicide problem that we now have in Hong Kong (South China Morning Post, April 22).

23 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Britain warns of airline ban

Britain last week announced it would ban two foreign airlines from flying over its airspace at the year end, unless they introduced urgent measures to address safety risks connected to the millennium bug. Britain's Transport Minister Keith Hill told parliament his department had issued a warning to Gulf Air and Zambia's Southern Aviation - the first to face a threatened ban.

13 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Tale of two Hiltons

A well-known seafood restaurant has accused an arch rival of running a fishy business.

The Lamma Hilton is seeking an injunction against the Genuine Lamma Hilton and damages in a row over the seafood throne.

11 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Merger plan

HONG Leong Group said it was seeking to merge its Hong Kong-listed CDL Hotels International group with a luxury chain. The Regent, Fairmont and Hilton hotel groups were said to be potential suitors in a US$100 million deal.

22 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Ex-hotel boss dines out on farewells

THERE are so many farewell events being staged for erstwhile Hilton GM James Smith that he is in danger of rivalling Frank Sinatra on that score.

12 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

What a riot! But the bands played on

IT is a truth universally acknowledged that Hong Kong has a habit of killing the things it loves. None more so than the Hilton Hotel.

29 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Tour de farce

HERITAGE Corner. This week's award goes to the people at the soon-to-be-demolished Hilton Hotel who admitted that they have thrown away every single piece of Hilton Playhouse memorabilia. Farce majeur, perhaps?

23 Apr 1995 - 12:00am