St. Regis Extends Footprint To Macau, Dubai

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ luxury St. Regis brand continues its global expansion with the opening of 2 new hotels in Asia and the Middle East. Part of the Sands Cotai Central integrated resort development, the new St. Regis Macao Cotai Central debuts the brand in the southern Chinese enclave while sister property the St. Regis … Continue reading

Airbus A350 Enters Service With Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways and Airbus celebrated a milestone today with the first commercial flight of the new A350-900XWB jet. The Oneworld member airline’s flight QR 067 departed Doha at 0749 hrs, arriving in Frankfurt at 1220 hrs where she was greeted by airport officials, company executives and aviation enthusiasts.   Prior to departure, inaugural celebrations were … Continue reading

Now Open: Banana Island Resort Doha By Anantara

Thailand-based hospitality operator Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has opened the latest addition to its growing portfolio. Nestled in the Arabian Gulf off the coast of Doha, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara offers a paradise island setting accessible by a 20-minute luxury ferry from the downtown Al Shyoukh terminal or a 10-minute helicopter ride from … Continue reading

Double Openings In London

The city of London welcomed 2 new additions to its hotel offering with boutique openings by restaurateurs Corbin & King and US-based Morgans Hotel Group. The former has made its foray into hospitality with The Beaumont, while the riverside Mondrian London at Sea Containers marks the American brand’s transatlantic debut.   The Beaumont Situated in … Continue reading

Qatar Airways Welcomes First Airbus A380s

Qatar Airways has welcomed the Airbus A380 to its fast growing fleet, with its first double-deck jet touching down at Hamad International Airport following a delivery ceremony at Airbus’ Hamburg factory. The arrival will finally see the Doha-based airline join the list of operators for the aircraft, following months of delays attributed to the quality … Continue reading