Lufthansa Presents New A350

Lufthansa has presented its first Airbus A350, the newest addition to its fleet, in a launch ceremony held at the Lufthansa Technik hangar in Munich.   Invited guests and members of the media joined Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr, Bavarian Finance Minister Dr. Markus Söder, Munich Airport CEO Dr. Michael Kerkloh and Airbus CEO Thomas … Continue reading

Now Open: W Goa

W Hotels Worldwide has entered India with the opening of the new W Goa, its first property in the subcontinent.   Accessible via an easy drive from Vasco Da Gama railway station and Dabolim International Airport, the resort is spread over 25 acres and overlooks Vagator Beach. Its secluded coastal location was once a hippie … Continue reading

Costa Crociere Targets Indian Market

Italy’s Costa Cruises has announced its upcoming entry to South Asia, with plans to dedicate a ship to the Indian Ocean region for its inaugural season. Beginning in mid-December this year, the 1,300-guest Costa neoClassica will offer sailings between Mumbai and Male, marking the first time a major cruise line is operating regular cruises in … Continue reading

Shangri-La Opens First Sri Lankan Resort

Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts has expanded its portfolio of luxury properties to Sri Lanka with the opening of a 300-room beachfront resort in the southern city of Hambantota. Nestled on a 145-acre former coconut plantation, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa is an oasis of luxury framed by swaying coconut trees and the waters of the … Continue reading

WEI Retreat Debuts With Chinese Property, Plans Global Expansion

New Chinese luxury resort operator WEI Retreat has launched formally with the opening of its debut property, the WEI Retreat Tianmu Lake, promising a new brand of classical boutique luxury resorts centered around a concept based on personal warmth, the tranquility of Zen Buddhism and Chinese cultural heritage.    Located in Liyang and 2.5 hours … Continue reading