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Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition

Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition April 2017

The leading magazine for the corporate traveller. We aim to save you money and make your travelling life easier. Each edition has the latest news from airlines, airports, hotels and car hire companies, reviews of the latest gadgets, technology and accessories and destinations pieces - where to stay, what to eat, what to see, and how to behave, all delivered by our own writers and journalists around the world. In addition, loyalty programs are examined, deals and promotions collected and feature stories cover a wide range of issues such as health, security, technology, golf, automotive and finance. With editorial staff based in our offices around the globe we are uniquely placed to ensure that our different editions reflect the needs of our readers locally.

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1 min
hotel news

ACCORHOTELS brought its Mercure brand to the Malaysian capital last month, opening the Mercure Kuala Lumpur Shaw Parade in the city’s Bukit Bintang retail district. The 213-room hotel features a rooftop pool bar and three event venues. ASCOTT THE RESIDENCE entered Japan last month with the opening of its first property in the country, Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo. The 130-unit property is situated in the city’s main international finance centre, the Marunouchi-Otemachi area. DUSIT THANI will gain a presence in Nanjing, Jiangsu province when it opens the new 110-villa Dusit Thani Wetland Park Resort Nanjing, Jiangsu later this year. The hotel will be located within the Nanjing Shangqinhuai Eco Wetland Park, approximately 20 minutes from Nanjing International Airport. IHG has signed an agreement to develop a new Holiday Inn Sydney Central hotel in 2020,…

3 min
galaxy hotel, macau

The main entrance, called the Diamond Lobby, is grand and glitzy, with a huge, multicoloured fountain feature BACKGROUND Phase One of the Galaxy Macau integrated resort complex launched in 2011 with the 1,500-room Galaxy Hotel in one gold-topped building, plus the smaller Banyan Tree and Hotel Okura properties sharing a similar building. Phase Two in 2015 added a Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott, with extra space for the gaming, retail and Grand Resort Deck areas in between. WHERE IS IT? In the northwest sector of the Cotai district. Macau’s city centre is 10-15 minutes’ drive away, while access from the international airport or Taipa Ferry Terminal takes only 5-10 minutes. WHAT’S IT LIKE? The main entrance, called the Diamond Lobby, is grand and glitzy, with a huge, multicoloured fountain feature hiding the entrance to…

2 min
airline news

ANA will give its first Airbus A380 a special “sea turtle” livery to commemorate the aircraft’s deployment on the Japanese carrier’s Tokyo-Honolulu route. The design was chosen as part of a competition that included more than 2,000 submissions from members of the public. ASIANA AIRLINES will introduce a new Economy Smartium class of seats on its A350 aircraft starting May 15. Offering more seat pitch than standard economy but featuring the same width, recline and screen size, Economy Smartium will also include access to priority boarding and entry to the Asiana Business Class Lounge at Incheon International Airport for long-haul travellers. CATHAY PACIFIC will increase flight frequencies on select routes to the UK, US, France, Spain and Australia starting from June. These will include its services to Manchester, Gatwick, Madrid, Paris, San…

10 min
revolutionary road

The Communist country of Cuba is opening up to free trade, although it may prove to be a bumpy ride. Jenny Southan reports from Havana I am sitting in the back of a vintage Chevrolet, rumba playing on the radio. A policeman has stopped cars from moving in any direction and, as the minutes tick by, I wonder what the delay is. I try to download a data package for my iPhone while I wait, but there’s no 3G in the country. Looking up, I see a black car cruise past with four men in army fatigues inside, then a van with the sliding door open. Right there, in full view, is Fidel Castro. A gaunt figure in a white jacket and snowy beard, the 90-year-old revolutionary is unmistakable.“Fidel!”my driver exclaims.…

3 min
intercontinental singapore

The spacious sitting room-inspired lobby is populated with cosy armchairs – for once, the “home away from home” cliché has been realised rather well BACKGROUND Built in 1995, the hotel has recently completed a major yearlong renovation. The new, modern look aims to distance the property from its reputation as“the Peranakan hotel”while incorporating more diverse elements of local culture and raising standards across the board. WHERE IS IT? Situated in the Bugis district, the hotel is surrounded by elements of heritage, culture and art, as well as being attached to the Bugis Junction shopping mall. Popular nightspot Clarke Quay is a 20-minute stroll down Victoria/Hill Street. The hotel is a 5-10 minute drive to the Marina Bay Sands complex and 20 minutes away from the airport, while the Bugis MRT station is…

2 min
meet the new grand hyatt hong kong

Karming Lai explains why the recently renovated Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is the number one choice for MICE events Q: What do you think of Grand Hyatt Hong Kong’s renovation? A: In September 2016, CLSA hosted its annual Investors’ Forum at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong for the 23rd year running, so we have practically grown up with this hotel. The revamped design is not only stunning, but is also practical for guests. Q: How did the newly renovated suites enhance your event? A: We love that even within the same category of suites, there are different designs to suit different guests’ personalities. It’s the mark of a true MICE hotel that every spot can be turned into an event venue and these new suites are perfect for everything from private conversations between top executives,…