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Home Inns Provides Assessment of Operational Impact of the Recent Earthquake and Upcoming Olympics Games and Updates Progress of Expansion

Earthquake Has Limited Impact on Regional Operations & Financial Performance; Expansion Ahead of Schedule with 100 New Hotels Expected In the First Half of the Year SHANGHAI, China, June 25 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc. (Nasdaq: HMIN), a leading economy hotel chain...

2008-06-25 00:00 920

The Westin Beijing Chaoyang Opens in the Pulsating Heart of Beijing’s Central Business District

BEIJING, June 24 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- In the presence of Chinese government dignitaries, proud owners, senior hotel executives and staff members, the Westin Beijing Chaoyang opens its doors to welcome guests, in time for the 29th Beijing Olympic Games. The 550-room property is the second Westi...

2008-06-24 14:00 1212

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Revamps Meetings Website to Offer One of the Most Robust Industry Sites for Meeting Planners

Site is a One-stop Resource Including Great Meeting Offers, Rewards and Comprehensive Search Options SINGAPORE, June 24 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts announces it now offers meeting planners around the world a one-stop resource: http://www.starwoodmeetings.com to better s...

2008-06-24 09:00 1283

St. Regis Makes Landmark Entry into Malaysia with Signing of St. Regis Kuala Lumpur

The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur will Offer Global Travelers an Unrivaled Dimension of Luxury and Elegance at the Heart of one of Asia’s Most Influential Metropolises SINGAPORE, June 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced that its St. Regis...

2008-06-20 14:00 1105

Official Launch of the Grand Tower at Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, June 23 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Witnessed by distinguished guests, members of the press, honorable members of Ho Chi Minh City’s People Committee, Starwood and the Joint Venture Company Ocean Place comprising of Resco, Saigon Tourist and the Keck Seng Group of co...

2008-06-23 14:00 1148

New Director of Sales & Marketing On-board at Sheraton Changsha Hotel

SHANGHAI, China, June 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- We are delighted to announce that Henry Zhang has just been appointed as Director of Sales & Marketing at Sheraton Changsha Hotel. Prior to this position, Henry held various positions in other renowned hotel chains. He was in the pre-openin...

2008-06-20 11:38 1087

Keith Hardie appointed as General Manager of Le Royal Meridien Shanghai

SHANGHAI, June 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Keith Hardie has been appointed General Manager of 770-room Le Royal Meridien Shanghai, effective June 2008, announced Qian Jin, Senior Vice President for Operations, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, China. In his new role, Mr. Hardie will be responsibl...

2008-06-20 09:00 1269

IHG Becomes First International Hotel Group to Accept Local Bank Cards for Online Reservations in China

Partnership with ChinaPay Allows IHG to Offer Greater Convenience to China-Based Hotel Guests SHANGHAI, June 10 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) achieves yet another industry first, becoming the only international hotel group in China to accept locally-issued bank ...

2008-06-10 15:06 1544

Eurail Encourages Travel to Spain and EXPO 2008

Eurail Pass Holders Benefit From Expo 2008 Discount UTRECHT, The Netherlands, June 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The Eurail Group has partnered with the organizers of Expo 2008 to offer a special discount on the entrance fee to Eurail Pass holders. This year's International Expositio...

2008-06-05 09:00 974

Redesigned website for swissinfo.ch

BERN, June 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- swissinfo, SRG SSR's international service, has revamped its website. The hallmarks of the new online presence are expanded multimedia capabilities, greater interactivity, a fresh new design and improved user-friendliness. The nine-language http://www....

2008-06-05 08:00 659

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Shine with Sparkle at The Fifth Golden Pillow Award of China Hotels

Senior Vice President of Operations for China & Taiwan, Qian Jin Also Recognized as China Hotel Industry Leader SHANGHAI, China, May 30 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) won the hearts of business elites and travel industry experts at the 5th Golde...

2008-05-30 15:22 1279

eLong, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Unaudited Financial Results

BEIJING, May 29 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- eLong, Inc. (Nasdaq: LONG), a leading online travel service provider in China, today reported unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2008. (Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/200708022023.JPG ) Highlights -- To...

2008-05-29 06:00 989

The St. Regis Singapore Voted on Travel + Leisure's 'It List 2008' of World's Top 30 New Hotels

The Only New Hotel in Singapore Listed by Two of the World's Most Prestigious Annual Listings of the World’s Best SINGAPORE, May 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The recently opened St. Regis Singapore has earned a prestigious place on Travel + Leisure magazine’s ‘It List 2008’ of the world’s to...

2008-05-28 17:57 1210

Lucky Weddings at Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket

Bring Extra Luck to Your Day of Days on 08/08/08 PHUKET, Thailand, May 27 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The number 8 is widely considered the luckiest of all numbers, especially in Chinese culture as it signifies prosperity and wealth. It is widely believed that the more 8’s involved in a couple...

2008-05-27 18:24 1085

Sheraton(R) Hotels & Resorts Partners with Microsoft to Keep Guests Connected on the Road

Microsoft Products and Services will Keep Guests Connected at Sheraton’s Newly Branded Signature Communications Hub: “Link @ Sheraton Experienced with Microsoft” SINGAPORE, May 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Sheraton Hotels & Resorts and Microsoft Corp. announced on May 16 a partnership to i...

2008-05-26 19:25 1350

Travel Search Engine Bezurk.com Changes Name to 'Wego.com'

Re-branded Travel Search Engine Introduces Improved Site and New Features as Part of its Regional Expansion SINGAPORE, May 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Asia Pacific's leading travel search engine Bezurk.com has changed its name and launched its next-generation travel ...

2008-05-26 09:30 848

Air China Allocated Large Aircrafts for Disaster Relief

9 Flights Carrying Relief Troops to Sichuan BEIJING, May 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Air China adjusted capacity timely according to the relief situation and allocated wide-body aircrafts as its best to evacuate stranded passengers in Sichuan province. On May 15, 28 flights departed from Chen...

2008-05-16 21:38 857

Victoria Cruises Assists Humanitarian Efforts Following China Earthquake

NEW YORK, May 16 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Victoria Cruises, the pre-eminent cruise company sailing China’s Yangtze River, is assisting humanitarian relief efforts following the earthquake in Wenchaun, China by donating excess inventory and supplies, including much-needed clothing, towels a...

2008-05-20 22:41 873

Ctrip Gives One Million Yuan to Help Sichuan Earthquake Orphans

SHANGHAI, China, May 8 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (Nasdaq: CTRP), a leading travel service provider of hotel accommodations, airline tickets and packaged tours in China, today announced that it is donating RMB 1,000,000 to establish a Sunshine Children's F...

2008-05-15 23:42 759

Galaxy Entertainment Group Brings Leading Resort Brand to Macau

Banyan Tree to create a luxury resort featuring luxurious suites, pool villas and its award winning spa in Galaxy's mega resort in Cotai HONG KONG and MACAU, May 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited ("Galaxy"; HKSE: 0027) today announced an agreement for...

2008-05-16 00:13 1072
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