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Jakarta gets its first JW Marriott TTG Asia, Jakarta

The first JW Marriott Hotel in Indonesia will open in Jakarta on September 26.The 333-room hotel is located in the Mega Kuningan Complex, within the business district.

The hotel has six restaurant outlets, a fun pub and a lounge. Its introductory rates start at US$128 for deluxe rooms, and is valid until December 27. The hotels general manager, Mr John Jaskula, was previously gen...


SriLankan beefs up Kuala Lumpur TTG Asia, Kuala Lumpur

SriLankan Airlines launched its fourth weekly flight from Kuala Lumpur to Colombo this month. The airline which operates an Airbus A330-200 on the route every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, has added Saturday to the schedule.

All flights to Colombo are via Singapore and on a code-sharing basis with Malaysia Airlines. They leave Kuala Lumpur at 13.35 to reach Colombo at 17.30.


Savoy Homann gets new owners and new look Mimi Hudoyo, Jakarta

The Bidakara Group has taken over an 80 per cent stake of one of Bandungs oldest hotels, Savoy Homann, from the Panghegar Group.

The hotel is undergoing major renovation to meet present business travel demands.

The total renovation budget is 15 billion rupiah (US$1.7 million), and it includes refurbishment of rooms and suites rooms, the lobby and restaurant.The new loo...


Vietnam Airlines expands fleet TTG Asia, Bangkok
Flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has signed an agreement to buy five Airbus A-320 aircraft. Worth about US$200 million, the deal was signed in Hanoi earlier this month and is part of the airlines aggressive expansion plans.

A spokesman for the airline declined to divulge details of the delivery schedule saying it would depend on the state of the world economy over the next few months.


AHA gets hot links Jeremy Colson, Bangkok
The home page of each Asian Hotels Alliance (AHA) member is now hot-linked to the AHA website www.asianhotelsalliance.com. The site enables customers to search for room availability, take advantage of special offers and confirm reservations.

At a recent meeting in Bangkok, AHA members agreed to organise road shows and to participate jointly at major international trade shows next ...


THAI to name new board on October 5 TTG Asia, Bangkok
The new Thai Airways International board of directors will be announced on October 5. This follows the resignation of the entire board and the dismissal of former president Mr Bhisit Kuslayanon earlier this month.

Acting president, Mr Somchainuk Engtrakul, said a new president would be announced after the board had been appointed.


Central speeds up new airport hotel Jeremy Colson, Bangkok
Central Hotels & Resorts has brought forward its plans to develop a hotel near the site of the new Suwanaphumi airport 30km east of Bangkok. The companys vice-president for development, Ms Supatra Chirathivat, said the property would be targeted at transient traffic and might also include a convention facility....

Villar moves to Kuala Lumpur N Nithiyananthan, Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur has appointed Mr Reynaldo de la Fuente Villar as director of marketing. Associated with the Shangri-La since 1994, Mr Villar was area director of marketing of the four Shangri-La and Traders Hotel in the Philippines. He replaced Mr Jeff Crowe who had joined the Marriott in Thailand....

Castaneda takes up new challenge TTG Asia, Jakarta
General manager of Gran Melia Jakarta and concurrently Sol Melias vice-president operations Asia-Pacific, Mr Ricardo Castaneda, will take up a new challenge as general manger of Melia Bali, Villas and Spa Resort from September 22. He retains his vice-president operations role....

Meadows to join Conrad Bangkok Raini Hamdi, Bangkok
General manager of The Sukhothai Bangkok, Mr Gregory Meadows, will leave to join the Conrad Bangkok as general manager effective early November.

Conrad Bangkok is presently under development and will open by early October 2002. The hotel will offer 393 rooms with 22 suites,executive floors, four restaurants with more than 1,500 sqm of banquet space, full fitness centre and spa.


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