& RESORTS opened its first
midprice property in China, the Four Points by Sheraton Shenzhen.
The hotel is part of the Cafu Square development, a mixed-use
complex consisting of residential apartments and a multistory
retail mall scheduled for completion in 2005. The hotel has 278
rooms, including 21 suites. The suites are furnished with the
brand's signature Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort Bed, three
telephones with dual lines and high-speed Internet access. The
property also has an outdoor pool and a fitness center.
INTERNATIONAL signed on to manage
a new hotel development in Shanghai slated for opening in 2007. The
Swissotel Grand Shanghai, a 478-room hotel, is Raffles' first
property in Shanghai.
& RESORTS took over
management of the 500-room Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai, rebranding
the property as the Central Duangtawan Hotel, Chiang Mai. The hotel
is located in the heart of downtown Chiang Mai, 10 minutes from
Chiang Mai Airport. Central Hotels plans to renovate the
HOTELS AND RESORTS is offering
members of Singapore Airlines' frequent-flyer program up to 40% off
published, deluxe room rates for weekend stays from now until March
31 for 17 hotels in 11 countries throughout Asia and North America.
In addition, frequent-flyer members will receive a complimentary
bottle of wine, a 25% discount on food and beverage with every
weekend stay and 500 miles. To qualify, members must mention the
KrisFlyer Spring Getaway program when they book their weekend stay
and present their membership card upon check-in.
MERIDIEN launched a triple-miles
promotion with 12 airlines from now until the end of March. Guests
staying a minimum of two consecutive nights at any participating Le
Meridien hotel will receive triple frequent-flyer miles with Air
France, American Airlines, Alitalia, Continental, Delta, Emirates,
Gulf Air, Lufthansa, Qantas, South Africa Airways, Thai Airways and
Virgin Atlantic. To receive the triple miles, guests need to
register their frequent-flyer information on www.lemeridien.com/bonusmilesonce their reservation has been made.