September 2002, a dedicated meeting, conference and
banqueting facility will be unveiled on the second floor
of Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. The four new harbour-view
function rooms - Alexandra, Victoria, Chater and Gloucester
- face Victoria Harbour and are designed to make maximum
use of natural lighting and are equipped with state-of-the-art
facilities. They will complement the award-winning hotelís
existing meeting facilities, providing 13 meeting rooms
Ramada Palm Grove, Mumbai, has been awarded Plaza
status. A Plaza hotel is the preferred choice
of discerning global travellers for whom luxury, exemplary
personalised service, functionality and status at value
for money is a way of life. Months of meticulous planning
went behind the year-long transformation of Ramada
Plaza Palm Grove which resulted in a change which
is awesome, delightful and spells subtle grandeur. The
fully refurbished and well-appointed suites and rooms
have amenities a business traveller is accustomed to.
Mega Sale Carnival hits the Malaysian stores again.
The Malaysia Mega Sale begins on August 3, 2002, and
would be on throughout the country till September 1,
2002. With more shopping complexes and retail outlets
around the country taking part in the August Mega Sale
Carnival, there are going to be truckloads of bargains
and discounts on items. Participating hotels and restaurants
will also be offering fantastic room rates and discounts
on food and beverages.
looking to combine a round of golf at one of Americas
finest golf courses with lodging at a first class resort
can now make all their arrangements by visiting Marriott
Golfs new website. Marriott Golf has unveiled
the ultra-convenient www.marriottgolf.com - the only
lodging company website that provides visitors the opportunity
to book both lodging and tee times online.
hotel sector welcomed a new entrant recently when The
Fairmont Dubai opened its doors to the public for the
first time. As Dubais 28th five-star hotel, the
394-room property has already stimulated interest around
the city with its distinctive wind-tower design and
multi-hued nightly illuminations, and now guests can
see for the first time the cutting edge designs of the
interiors, as well as a wealth of innovative concepts
that aim to set new standards in restaurant and business
facilities. A key feature of the complex is The Fairmont
Walkway, the first pedestrian link that provides guests
easy access to the Dubai World Trade Centre.
amidst verdant tropical foliage and natural granite
formations, the new Banyan Tree Spa Seychelles invites
you to shed the cares of the world in its eight luxurious
hillside pavilions. Indulge in an exotic menu of spa
treatments under the skillful hands of the Banyan Tree
Spa therapist. For a totally indulgent experience, treat
yourself to the Harmony Banyan - a signature three-hour
spa session. The new Banyan Tree Seychelles promises
to be an intimate spa retreat ideal for the rejuvenation
of the body, mind and spirit.
in on the growing popularity of golf globally, a number
of new golf spas are coming up in Thailand. Among the
first of these new golf spas is the Northern Resort
Heritage Resort & Spa started by the famed Chiang
Mai Lampung Golf Club. Thirty minutes from Chiang Mai
airport, it has 300 acres of expansive grounds and the
new resort is scenically set in a valley between two
mountain ranges close to the golf course. The resorts
highlight is the grand spa which has a Jacuzzi spouting
mineral water from the neighbouring San Kamphaeng Hot
The Taj Group of Hotels and Lakme Beauty Salon
(LBS) have announced the beginning of an alliance to
set up 13 unisex salons by the name of The Salon
by Lakme at select Taj business and leisure hotels.
These salons will provide the customer an opportunity
to be waited upon hand and foot by some of the best-trained
experts in an ambience of style, hygiene and comfort.
These unisex salons also promises to provide a satisfying,
superior quality salon experience.
Airways has commenced a second daily flight on the Delhi-Lucknow-Delhi
and Delhi-Indore-Delhi sectors, thereby offering day-return
facility. It has also increased its current three-weekly
frequency on the Hyderabad-Vishakapatnam sector to a
daily frequency to meet the increasing traffic demand.
Jet Airways has announced introduction of special Economy
Class rupee fares for the Mumbai-Nagpur-Mumbai and Mumbai-Goa-Mumbai
sectors for a period of three months, effective July
01, 2002, until September 30, 2002. The new one-way
fare on the popular Mumbai-Goa sector will be Rs 2,480
against the existing Rs 3,005, a saving of Rs 525.