YTL Hotels Reopens Iconic Kuala Lumpur Property

Malaysia’s YTL Hotels this week welcomed the latest jewel in its collection of luxury boutique properties. Located on Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin opposite the old Moorish-style Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur returns to reclaim its status as one of the great landmarks of the Malaysian capital.   First built in 1932 as … Continue reading

Palace Hotel Tokyo Reopens Following Rebuild

Palace Hotel Tokyo, one of the most prestigious hotels in the Japanese capital, has reopened following an extensive rebuild. Occupying the grounds of the former Hotel Teito and Palace Hotel in the vicinity of the Imperial Palace, the property has been redesigned by GA Design International’s Terry McGinnity to reflect Japanese serenity and refinement.   Every guestroom and … Continue reading

France Awards Exclusive Palace Ratings To Eight Hotels

France’s Ministry of Tourism has awarded 8 hotels with the coveted and exclusive “Palace” distinction, an official classification above 5 stars recognizing French-style excellence as judged by a 10-person panel of personalities from the fields of hospitality, architecture and design, literature, film and television, science and business. 4 Parisian hotels (Hotel Le Bristol, Le Meurice, … Continue reading

The Chatwal New York Launched

American-Indian entrepreneur Sant Singh Chatwal has launched his new eponymous chain of luxury hotels with the opening of the first property in New York. The Chatwal New York was unveiled on 8 August 2010 in midtown Manhattan, occupying a landmark 105-year old art deco building designed by Stanford White, beautifully restored and modernized by master architect … Continue reading

The Leading Hotels Of The World Unveils New Members

New York-based hotel collection The Leading Hotels of the World has unveiled the latest additions to its global portfolio of hotels and resorts. 5 new properties located in Australia, China, Italy and the USA have been accepted under the group’s Leading Hotels of the World and Leading Small Hotels of the World brands, joining more than … Continue reading