Hong Kong Hotel

Wealth blog: five-star service shines through

Grand Hyatt's service is flawless.

The Financial Times eponymous weekend columnist, the media mogul cum journalist Tyler Brule has recently taken to waxing lyrical about his favourite Hong Kong hotels. This includes singing the praises of the Grand Hyatt in Wan Chai.

Monday, 3 December, 2012, 4:26am

Gaw Capital, CSI team up for Kowloon hotel buy

Investment fund Gaw Capital Partners has teamed up with listed property investment company CSI Properties to buy a hotel in Jordan for about HK$2.37 billion, the city's biggest hotel transaction in 11 years.

4 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Boost from bloggers for Novotel Century

Strong competition prompted the four-star Novotel Century hotel in Wan Chai to take an offbeat approach to entice mainland guests, according to its general manager, Jerome Stubert.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

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March 6

Hong Kong Logistic and Supply Chain Management Conference 2009 (LSCM R&D Centre). Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel. Tel: 2299 0146; e-mail: cluk@lscm.hk; website: www.lscm.hk/conference2009

March 13

3 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Sky's the limit as luxury hotels find prime locations in Union Square

Two of the world's leading luxury hotel groups have booked prime locations at Union Square to serve people using the ICC Tower and visitors to Hong Kong as a whole.

19 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Opening of 22 hotels will create 2,500 extra hospitality jobs

Hong Kong will be experiencing a hospitality industry boom this year with 22 hotels opening.

The hotels scheduled to open include the Harbourfront Horizon in Hung Hom and L'hotel Nina in Tsuen Wan, each with about 1,600 rooms and several boutique hotels. Eight hotels opened last year.

25 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Hotel firm pursues American dream

Hotel operator Sangri-La Asia sees great potential in expanding its holdings in the United States despite forecast of slowing growth in the American hotel market over the next 10 years.

14 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Activists told to prove charges against hotels

Anti-globalisation activists have been challenged to produce proof of their claims that hotels have been instructed not to give rooms to protesters arriving in Hong Kong for the WTO ministerial meeting in December.

26 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

PolyU offers hotel winter school

A tailor-made, five-day advanced hotel management programme for senior hotel industry executives is being organised by Polytechnic University's School of Hotel and Tourism Management and the Hong Kong Hotels Association. Academics from Hong Kong and the US will teach in the 'winter school' from January 14 to 18. E-mail hmttse@polyu.edu.hk.

5 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Fair play for customers too

Michael Li Hon-shing of the Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners (FHKHO) complains ('Hotels and composers at odds on copyright', South China Morning Post, February 2) that copyright charges for playing music in hotels in Hong Kong were 60 to 130 per cent more than in Singapore or New York. He wants a more reasonable and fair mechanism.

10 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Investors cool on London

Hong Kong investors are losing enthusiasm for the London property market, with sales dropping 50 per cent since last year, according to FPDSavills director James Thomas.

The decline was attributable to the downturn in the SAR economy and stock market and regional financial uncertainty, he said, describing the market as tough.

27 May 1998 - 12:00am

Botched jewel raid

Three robbers fled empty-handed after threatening staff in a jewellery shop in the Hong Kong Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui.

24 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Hotel puts focus on staff development

In a city like Hong Kong where it is common for hotels to experience a 40 per cent annual turnover in staff, Marco Polo Hotels has developed an extensive network of training courses designed to keep and develop its employees.

4 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Hoteliers' hospitality returned with style

Role reversal . . . the festive spirit was in full swing at the Conrad Hotel for the annual Hong Kong Hotels' Association gala dinner.

Renowned industry faces turned out to meet their competitors at the black-tie bash, with hoteliers seeing the other side of their trade and finally able to relax after the Christmas period.

6 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Sewage and plot ratios anger hoteliers

SEWAGE surcharges and the Government's ambivalent plot ratio policy have topped the list of concerns among territory hotel operators, according to a year-end review by the Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners.

The review highlighted negative sentiment in the industry over the trade effluent surcharge started last April and a plot ratio scheme imposed on hotels.

17 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

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