• Now open: Novotel Singapore on Stevens hotel

    AccorHotels has dropped yet another pin onto its map of Singapore hotels with the new Novotel Singapore on Stevens joining the upscale Sofitel Singapore City Centre, which opened in October 2017. The Novotel sits alongside the Mercure Singapore on Stevens, on Stevens Road, and nor...

    POSTED 22 Nov, 2017 0 Comments

  • Sydney Airport to get a 1960s-themed airport hotel

    A penthouse bar, 'first class' and 'business class' guest rooms, a rooftop view of arriving and departing flights at nearby Sydney Airport, and even meeting rooms named Airbus and Boeing – Sydney's new Felix Hotel might just become the new hot spot for business travellers. Located at ...

    POSTED 21 Nov, 2017 5 Comments

  • Australia’s best credit cards for earning Hilton Honors points

    Credit cards are undeniably a great way of earning airline frequent flyer points, but for travellers who amass plenty of these throughout the year from actually flying, a smarter strategy can be to earn hotel loyalty points from credit cards instead, such as in the popular Hilton Honors program. ...

    POSTED 30 Oct, 2017 5 Comments

  • What makes a great hotel executive lounge?

    TALKING POINT | Hotel 'executive lounges' or 'club lounges' are literally a business traveller’s home away from home, so when choosing where to stay, the quality or even availability of a hotel lounge can be a strong influencer for many high flyers. So what do you like to see in a hotel lo...

    POSTED 26 Oct, 2017 14 Comments

  • Marriott plans new Westin Darwin hotel for 2020

    Travellers to the Top End will find a new luxury Westin Darwin hotel opening in 2020, as part of the chain’s Australian expansion which also includes new Westin properties in Brisbane and Perth. The 240-room hotel will feature 14 suites with water and city views, along with three internal ...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2017 0 Comments

  • West Hotel Sydney, Curio Collection by Hilton to open by December

    Hilton Worldwide will open a new Sydney hotel by the year’s end: the West Hotel Sydney, Curio Collection by Hilton, belonging to the chain’s ‘upper upscale’ category and a welcome alternative to the long-standing Hilton Sydney. Nestled on Sussex Street in the CBD’s ...

    POSTED 3 Oct, 2017 6 Comments

  • Photos: new Sofitel Singapore City Centre hotel

    Singapore is home to a new luxury landmark with the opening of the Sofitel Singapore City Centre hotel. The location is refreshingly out of the congested downtown area, tucked away in Chinatown's colourful and historic Tanjong Pagar district, with access to the local MRT station directly below t...

    POSTED 22 Sep, 2017 2 Comments

  • How to snare a room upgrade at Hilton, Conrad, DoubleTree hotels

    Even if your company’s travel policy will only cover a standard hotel room, there are many ways you can upgrade your stay to better surroundings at hotels like Hilton, Conrad, Waldorf Astoria and DoubleTree: sometimes, even to rooms with full Executive Lounge privileges. Whether you’...

    POSTED 18 Sep, 2017 0 Comments

  • The top Australian credit cards for hotel perks and privileges

    Many credit cards offer perks like frequent flyer points and airport lounge access, but some cards take care of you after your flight, with benefits such as hotel room upgrades, daily breakfast and complimentary late check-outs on eligible stays. Some cards achieve that by boosting you to the el...

    POSTED 8 Aug, 2017 2 Comments

  • How to watch Netflix like a boss on (almost) any hotel TV

    Already have Netflix at home? Then keep up with your favourite shows on the road by using this handy yet simple hack, which allows you to watch Netflix on almost any hotel TV. It works like this: with the right HDMI cable, you can attach your laptop or tablet to the hotel television, and can the...

    POSTED 4 Aug, 2017 27 Comments

  • Five-star stunners: London's two latest luxury hotels

    London has never lacked grand hotels. But the City, its financial hub, didn’t have a five-star stunner until this year. Now two contenders – the Four Seasons at Ten Trinity Square and the Ned – are drawing upscale travelers. Here's how they stack up. Form Four Seasons at Ten ...

    POSTED 31 Jul, 2017 1 Comment

  • Hilton, IHG tighten booking cancellation policy

    Hilton and IHG are following Marriott-Starwood in tightening the rules over booking cancellations in a growing trend to disallow same-day notice when guests cancel their reservation. Hilton-owned properties will this week begin enforcing a new cancellation policy which will see travellers requir...

    POSTED 31 Jul, 2017 4 Comments

  • Inside the Peninsula Hotel's exclusive China Clipper lounge

    Hong Kong’s grand Peninsula Hotel is one of the city’s most elegant landmarks – an elegant building of the art deco era, opened in 1928 at time when the skies over the then-British colony were dotted with ‘flying boats’ rather than jets. But few visitors get to se...

    POSTED 27 Jul, 2017 0 Comments

  • Now open: Mantra Hotel at Sydney Airport

    Sydney Airport's new Mantra Hotel is now rolling out the welcome mat to travellers. It's the third hotel within the formal airport precinct, and located at Ross Smith Avenue, near the T2/T3 domestic terminals. This puts it a 15 minute stroll from an inbound domestic flight if you're travell...

    POSTED 21 Jul, 2017 3 Comments

  • The most interesting late-night room service around the world

    We’ve all been there: bleary-eyed from a long flight that lands after dark, staring down an even-more-exhausting work trip ahead. You drop your luggage in your hotel room, grab the room service menu, and flip straight to the "late night" pages... only to find there’s nothing but chees...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2017 2 Comments

  • Four Seasons hotels to introduce luxe loyalty program

    Four Seasons is planning a guest recognition program to bolster loyalty in an era where plush bathrobes and free high-end toiletries are standard, as it seeks to sharpen its focus on refining guest service. The five-star hotel chain created six decades ago by Isadore Sharp continues to expand wo...

    POSTED 8 Jun, 2017 0 Comments

  • AccorHotels plans new Sofitel Dubai Wafi luxury hotel

    Travellers visiting Dubai from early 2019 can unwind at the new Sofitel Dubai Wafi hotel, set to be the largest Sofitel in the Middle East: featuring 501 guestrooms including 86 suites under the familiar AccorHotels banner, along with 97 serviced extended-stay residences. Rooms will range from 5...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2017 0 Comments

  • Hotel Jen brings 'urban boutique' vibe to Beijing

    The Shangri-La Group's funky urban boutique brand Hotel Jen has opened its doors in Beijing, and in a surprisingly central CBD location in the China World Trade Centre complex on Jianguomenwai Avenue. The 450 rooms start at 40m² and feature floor-to-ceiling windows which bathe them in nat...

    POSTED 30 May, 2017 2 Comments

  • The Porter House Hotel, MGallery by Sofitel coming to Sydney

    Sydney’s skyline will soon be adorned with a new luxury hotel as AccorHotels plans to open The Porter House Hotel under its MGallery by Sofitel brand by the end of 2020. Located on the corner of Bathurst and Castlereagh Streets in the city’s CBD, a $380 million mixed-use building wil...

    POSTED 24 May, 2017 4 Comments

  • The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan hotel opens its doors

    Business travellers visiting China’s financial capital can now stay at the luxurious St. Regis Shanghai Jingan hotel which blends Western and Chinese design styles to give the property feelings of both familiarity and foreignness, regardless of where you’re from. Meander upstairs to ...

    POSTED 23 May, 2017 0 Comments

  • Shangri-La Singapore hotel unveils revitalised Tower Wing

    Singapore’s luxurious Shangri-La hotel is now welcoming guests into its newly-refurbished Tower Wing, complete with an upgraded lobby, revitalised guestrooms and suites, three new restaurants and a renovated Horizon Club lounge. Any visit begins in the lobby where thousands of leaves attem...

    POSTED 17 May, 2017 1 Comment

  • How to get Marriott Gold Elite status from just one hotel stay

    Gold Elite status in the Marriott Rewards program usually comes in return for spending at least 50 nights a year at hotels like Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton and Autograph Collection – but thanks to a crafty partnership between Marriott, Starwood and MasterCard, there’s a wa...

    POSTED 11 May, 2017 6 Comments

  • Melbourne to get new Hotel Indigo Docklands in 2019

    Melbourne will stake a claim to Australia's second Hotel Indigo when the boutique brand opens its doors in the Docklands precinct in 2019. Australia's first Hotel Indigo – which IHG describes as a "brand for the savvy individualist" – has already planted its hipster heels in Brisbane...

    POSTED 3 May, 2017 2 Comments

  • Airbnb rolls out 'Business Travel Ready' search tool

    Since debuting in 2008, Airbnb has marketed itself to adventurous holidaymakers looking for unique and cheap accommodations. Next week, the travel upstart will get a bit more buttoned up. Airbnb plans to introduce a search tool designed for business travellers. The feature will allow professiona...

    POSTED 2 May, 2017 0 Comments

  • London's amazing new business hotel is more like a private club

    Don’t even think about calling the Ned a business hotel. Yes, behind its grand 1920s Midland Bank facade it's the size of a convention center property, with 320,000 total square feet of space. And yes, it's located smack in the middle of the City, London’s finance and ...

    POSTED 19 Apr, 2017 0 Comments

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