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BDMS sets up Alarm Center to provide 24/7 medical emergency assistance for foreign visitors in Thailand and its neighboring countries

Bangkok, Thailand, July 12, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Thailand's first full-scale emergency center operated by a group of private hospitals, Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Public Co. Ltd. (BDMS), provides 360-degree of international standard healthcare services, which include medical evacuations; conditions assessment and treatment plan; hospitalization and treatment; coordination with assistance and international insurance providers; and worldwide repatriation.

Foreign visitors in Thailand can simply dial 1724 for Thailand domestic calls and no. +66-2-226-4565 or +662 BANGKOK for international calls from neighboring countries, to access BDMS' emergency medical assistance. The one-stop service center provides 24-hour English-speaking staff and on-call interpreters. With the network of 45 hospitals, of which BDMS Trauma Care Center at nine major hospitals carry Center of Excellence status, the network covers every corner of Thailand – including popular tourist destinations Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Phuket and Samui – and in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and China.

The center offers 65 board-certified medical specialties for emergency situations, available for consultation 24/7, include Trauma surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic surgery, Cardiothoracic surgery, Pediatric surgery, Travel medicine, Aviation medicine, Stroke, and many more.

The ethics-driven medical expertise and highly experienced Emergency/CCU teams are able to cope with complex disaster management on a mass scale, as well as timely and personalized response. Medical protocols include patient assessment, preparation, transportation, and treatment, are aided by close-at-hand communication channels on the ground in the provinces. Emergency evacuation will be dispatched as appropriate using BDMS' dedicated CAMTS*accredited ambulance fleet consisting of air, land or sea medical ambulances. Timely and effective patient case management is ensured via integrated digital and GPS network.


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*CAMTS: Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems

About BDMS:
BANGKOK DUSIT MEDICAL SERVICES Public Co., Ltd. (BDMS) is one of the most comprehensive hospital networks in Asia-Pacific. Boasting 14 JCI and 11 CCPC accreditations, BDMS delivers world-class care to an international clientele, providing top-tier services and facilities and skilled specialists in various fields. The unique BDMS network of 45 hospitals stretches across all of Thailand’s regions. The group currently owns and manages six major hospital brands: Bangkok Hospital, Samitivej Hospital, BNH Hospital, Phyathai Hospital, Paolo Hospital and the Royal Hospital. Our hospitals are located throughout Thailand, in all major cities, including Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Samui, as well as two hospitals in Cambodia.

Centers of Excellence:
In order to serve emergency patients across Thailand plus the neighboring countries better, BDMS upgraded nine hospitals into Centers of Excellence (CoE) focusing on 5 key clinical areas, Trauma, Orthopedics, Cancer, Cardiology, and Neurology. Altogether they offer 65 board-certified medical specialists who are available for emergency consultation 24/7. The CoE status exemplifies the highest standards of medical care not only based on their state-of-the-art facilities and scope of medical specialties, but also on their academic excellence covering clinical studies, training, innovation and international affiliations. BDMS’s nine CoE and their city location are: Bangkok Hospital, Bangkok; Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, Bangkok; Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital, Bangkok; Phyathai 2 Hospital, Bangkok; Bangkok Hospital Phuket; Bangkok Hospital Pattaya; Bangkok Hospital Udon Thani; Bangkok Hospital Chiangmai; and Royal Phnom Penh Hospital, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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Chinese Travel Insider Publication Enhances Distribution Offering


Shanghai, China, February 24, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Thirty years ago, foreigners were coming to China for travel and leisure. Now Chinese themselves are both the biggest domestic consumers of travel and also the fastest growing segment of outbound international travel.

With this enhanced exposure to Chinese tourism, China Hospitality News, the leading online Chinese-language travel publication for over a decade, is expanding its offering to readers with free email alerts and newsletters to keep travel insiders abreast of the latest critical business news emanating from China.

Maintaining a keen eye on the machinations of Chinese tourists and inbound foreign travelers is a herculean task, and China Hospitality News stays on top of the news. The National Tourism Administration of The People's Republic of China reports that Brazil's Tourism Ministry has authorized 316 travel agencies to receive Chinese tourists in 2017, and Beijing saw 285 million tourist arrivals across all transportation modes in 2016, according to the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development. And just a few weeks ago, 51.99 million passengers traveled by train during the Spring Festival break, an increase of 8.8% from a year earlier, according to China Railway.

The new email newsletters and alert offering is located at https://www.chinahospitalitynews.com/cn/subscribe and gives subscribers timely information to make important travel industry decisions. With an eye towards hospitality, hotels, airlines, MICE, and travel industry professionals, China Hospitality News is seeking to serve travel professionals on all platforms and with all data needs.

About China Hospitality News
China Hospitality News is owned and managed by Shanghai Boshiyuan Advertising Co., Ltd, which has a history of over 10 years serving the needs of domestic and foreign partners seeking to have exclusive online media and advertising exposure. More information at http://www.boshiyuan.com.

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Change is in the air at Hotel Soul


Suzhou, China, January 20, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Hotel Soul, Suzhou's first designer boutique hotel, is delighted to announce that change is in the air. From the opening of a brand new set of executive suites, to the launch of a number of new food and beverage promotions at Bar Soul, Hotel Soul is set to introduce a number of exciting developments that will elevate guests' stay to an extra level of luxury during their time in Suzhou.

After nine-months of careful planning and creative design work, Hotel Soul is proud to showcase a collection of four brand new executive suites for the discerning luxury traveller to choose from. In keeping with Hotel Soul's philosophy of juxtaposing elements of modern and traditional China, these suites take their cue from the design concept of a traditional Suzhou mansion, albeit with a contemporary twist. Paying homage to historic Chinese architecture, the suites mirror the layout of the traditional classic ‘siheyuan' by incorporating a separate living area, sleeping quarters and bathroom in the generously-sized 55 square metre space. In addition, bright jade green feature walls in the living room, and muted earthy toned themed bedrooms prove a subtle yet stylish way to bring a taste of the beautiful gardens of Suzhou straight to your suite, mimicking the effect of the ‘siheyuan's' typical courtyard space. To complete the space a few secret surprise design details feature amongst the suite's corridors to ensure an opulent, garden-inspired living concept at every turn.

Modern elements of the equation feature in the overall environmentally-friendly design of the suites; flexible application of LED lights and large windows (with excellent views of the distinctive traditional rooftops which define the old city district's skyline) work to enhance energy efficiency, giving the suites with abundant natural light. A further update which takes the design into 2017 is the array of modern luxuries the suites have to offer. An indulgent bathtub, complete with a stock of exclusive toiletries from British luxury brand Gilchrist & Soames, allows guests to enjoy an optimum wellness experience. Meanwhile, luxury hospitality services and amenities, such as complimentary 24-hour Wi-Fi connection, a Nespresso coffee machine, and complimentary use of the mini bar, are sure to make every guests' stay at Hotel Soul truly extraordinary.

In celebration of the launch of these new executive suites, Hotel Soul has designed an exclusive Business Traveller Package* promotion starting from only RMB1,888. From now until 30 March 2017, not only will guests enjoy a one-night stay in an executive suite, but a selection of VIP privileges will also be available for their use. These privileges include personal hotel pickup service, late check-out, and a selection of complimentary offerings (including use of the Meeting Room, dining vouchers, one hour of free-flow at Bar Soul, and a classic French-themed Afternoon Tea Set at Brasserie 101) to make guests feel like they are fully at home at Hotel Soul.

Over at Bar Soul, Hotel Soul's edgy resident watering hole, change comes in the form of two exciting new food and beverage promotions. Riding on the European-themed design of the bar, Bar Soul is excited to take its guests on a gastronomical tour of Spain with a traditional Tapas Delights Set** (RMB98). The set includes a selection of classic tapas dishes, including the Spanish tortilla, marinated olives, garlic shrimp, and prosciutto with cheddar cheese. Make like the Spanish and pair these Mediterranean delicacies with a glass of sweet and fruity Sangria (also included in the set) – it's the perfect way to relax after a long and exhausting journey. In addition, don't miss out on Bar Soul's exclusive Happy Hour deals**, available between 5pm and 8pm daily and featuring buy-one-get-one-free on selected wines, beers and cocktails, followed by live band performances every Thursday to Saturday, for a perfect evening of relaxed fun.

The new executive suites and food and beverage promotions at Hotel Soul have been designed to offer guests the ultimate luxury VIP experience. For more information please visit www.hotelsoul.com.cn. Please contact (86) 512 6777 0777 or [email protected] for bookings and enquiries.

*The Business Traveller Package is available upon prior reservation only and available from now until 30 March 2017 (subject to blackout dates).

**Please note that all food and beverage promotions are valid from now until 30 April 2017 only.

About Hotel Soul
Established in May 2010, Hotel Soul is the first contemporary boutique hotel in Suzhou, China. The 220 room hotel's design concept juxtaposes elements of modern and ancient China, celebrating the nation's remarkable swift modernisation while paying tribute to its distinguished past. Guests at Hotel Soul can enjoy a wide range of culinary delights at the continental restaurant, Brasserie 101, inspired by chic Sino-French interior design. Bar Soul brings a unique blend of retro and industrial elements. It is also the ideal place for carousing with regular live band performances and a variety of drinks and snacks. Chinese restaurant Ying Fook Court serves a taste of the Guangdong province in the heart of Suzhou through traditional Cantonese-style dishes and an innovative congee hotpot. On the second floor, Ying Fook Heen boasts a bright, spacious banquet hall and three VIP rooms perfect for hosting banquet receptions and business dinners for all occasions. Hotel Soul also offers a fully equipped gym alongside premium leisure and meeting facilities, making it the perfect choice for leisure and business travellers.

About GR8 Leisure Concept Limited
Founded in 2004, GR8 Leisure Concept is an innovative hospitality group that owns and manages a portfolio of 17 brands including hotels, restaurants, and bars across Hong Kong and China. The group's first property, The Luxe Manor is a surrealism-inspired boutique hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui that was the first designer boutique hotel in Hong Kong. Shortly after, a stylish Dadaism-themed variety club located in The Luxe Manor, Dada Bar + Lounge was launched. In 2011, GR8 Leisure Concept launched its second hotel brand Hotel Soul in Suzhou, China, which features continental restaurant Brasserie 101, innovative Cantonese-styled restaurant Ying Fook Court, and multifunctional banquet venue Ying Fook Heen. In the following year, the group introduced beachside café Cafe Roma, and Hong Kong's first and only Nordic restaurant FINDS led by celebrity chef Jaakko Sorsa to the company's portfolio of restaurants. GR8 Leisure Concept also acquired heritage hotel Hullett House and its five F&B brands in 2013, including the colonially-designed restaurant and lounge bar The Parlour serving international cuisine, the hotel's signature Cantonese restaurant Loong Toh Yuen, contemporary French fine dining restaurant St. George, casual grill restaurant Stables Grill located in the old horse stables, and one-of-a-kind British bar Mariners' Rest where the original jail cells from the former Marine Police Headquarters still stand. In 2014, two new outlets were launched in Hullett House, Champagne Gallery, a champagne lounge designed in the style of a French maison offering bespoke champagnes and seafood pairings, and [email protected], the only whisky bar in town renovated from a former horse stable that serves over 100 different types of whiskies from around the world, both located within Hullett House. The group's latest opening, Bar Soul, which is located on the first floor of Hotel Soul, brings a unique blend of retro and industrial elements.

For more details, please visit www.gr8lc.com.

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The 4th Yangzhou Cuisine Food Festival Arrives Back At The St. Regis Beijing


Beijing, China, January 12, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - The St. Regis Beijing will welcome the 4th Yangzhou Cuisine Food Festival Opening Ceremony held in Great Hall of the St. Regis Beijing on 5th January, 2017. This event is co-organised by foreign affairs office of Yangzhou city and Yangzhou State Guesthouse, aim to promoting the development of Yangzhou Cuisine.

The Yangzhou Cuisine Promotion will continue to 20th January, 2017. You can find traditional Huaiyang dishes in Celestial Court. Like “Braised shredded chicken with ham and dried tofu”, “Yangzhou pork meat patties” and “Wine preserved Crab”.

Experience an authentic Yangzhou taste made of seasonal ingredients by celebrity chef from Yangzhou. Enjoy signature traditional dishes in the captivating moment with you family in the beginning of the New Year.

About The St. Regis Beijing

The St. Regis Beijing takes its place among the finest hotels in Asia, offering timeless elegance and peerless service synonymous with the St. Regis name is positioned at the most upscale market, exemplifying luxury, elegance, and bespoke service.

Featuring 258 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites as lineage of the aristocratic brand, of which 102 are suites, continues with the opulent residential feel in its room style.

The St. Regis features many firsts including the first St. Regis opened in Asia Pacific and firstly introducing signature 24hrs butler service to every guest in China.

For more hotel information, please visit www.stregis.com/beijing

About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at nearly 40 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service. The ultra-luxury brand is set to expand its legacy to 50 hotels by 2018. For more information and new openings, visit stregis.com or follow Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. St. Regis is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Starwood Preferred Guest®, in which members can link accounts with Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer.

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Erik Ye Named Executive Chef of Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing


Beijing, China, December 14, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Mr. Erik Ye has been appointed as the Executive Chef of Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing.

As a senior international hospitality manager, Erik Ye has 26 years of extensive culinary and Food & Beverage working experience. He has had previous important positions in Sofitel Wanda hotel Beijing, Langham Place Beijing Capital Airport, and Sheraton Tianjin Binhai Hotels. Prior to being the Executive Chef of Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing, he was the Executive Chef of Grand Mercure Beijing Dongcheng.

Mr. Erik Ye will be fully in charge of managing the chef team of Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing, providing high quality dining experience for guests.


About Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing:

Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing is located in the heart of the city’s international business center along vibrant Wangfujing Avenue. The hotel serves as the areas foremost provider of contemporary accommodation, comprehensive meetings solutions and outstanding leisure venues, ensuring your stay with us is truly enjoyable.


About Crowne Plaza

Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts is an upscale brand located in major urban centres, gateway cities and resort destinations offering business travelers a high level of comfort, service and amenities. It is also a dynamic hotel brand currently located in nearly 50 countries around the world. Truly international, Crowne Plaza offers premium accommodation, designed for the discerning business and leisure travelers who appreciate simplified elegance combined with practicality of the latest features, as well as value for money. At Crowne Plaza, guests can enjoy 24-hour business service, wireless high speed internet access in the lobby plus fitness and leisure facilities.

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Unveiling Of Pullman Shanghai Jing An


Shanghai, China, December 6, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Following a year-long refurbishment of the former Grand Mercure Shanghai Central, the hotel was rebranded to the Pullman Shanghai Jing An. Located in the central business district, the hotel is only a three minute walk from the railway station and main metro lines with easy access to the commercial hub, shopping and entertainment district.

Featuring 288 with guestrooms and suites which enjoy floor to ceiling glass walls and city view, the rooms are furnished with a flat screen TV, modern bathroom amenities and luxurious bedding. Dining options include Venu, an all-day dining restaurant with an open kitchen concept serving an international buffet and a-la-carte menu; and a Chinese restaurant featuring 19 stylish private rooms that offers authentic Shanghainese cuisine.

For meetings, private events and team building activities, the hotel has two ballroom and five meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 350 guests. Corporate travellers can choose to hold their private meetings at the executive club and lounge located on 27th floor. Leisure facilities include a Fit Lounge which features a fully equipped gym, a 20-metre lap pool, yoga studio and a spa which will be opening in 2017.

“Pullman Hotels & Resorts is a cosmopolitan brand that offers hyper-connected travellers an experience that combines both efficiency and wellness. The branding of Pullman Shanghai Jing An offers discerning travellers a warm sanctuary amidst the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Shanghai with its innovative design, business, fitness and restaurant facilities,” said Michel Molliet, Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels Greater China.

In line with the launch of the Pullman Artist Playground, “The Great Spiritual Pullman" series was specially created for Pullman Shanghai Jing An by Chinese painter Qin Ming. It is the first time that Qin Ming has used the modern Gong Bi painting techniques to merge them together with traditional art expression to create live vivid images for this theme. The inspiration of “The Great Spiritual Pullman” series came from a collection of beautifully crafted Chinese style flower pots and vases. After going through a careful consideration and design, Qin Ming then created a series of the modern Gong Bi paintings based on this collection. The exhibition will be available for viewing from now until February next year at the hotel lobby.

About Qin Ming

Chinese Painter Qin Ming is trained in traditional Western and Chinese painting. He is one of the first artists to combine the unique Gong Bi techniques with a modern style. His paintings have been widely exhibited across mainland China and overseas, including the 5th Chinese, Japanese, Korean Art Show for Young Artists in 2006 and at the 5th Shanghai Art Exhibition in 2009. He is a lecturer at the Shandong Science and Technology College and he also guest lectures at the College of Fine Arts, Shanghai University.

About Pullman

Pullman Hotels & Resorts, AccorHotels’ new generation of upscale hotels, is a cosmopolitan brand that offers hyper-connected travelers an experience that combines both efficiency and wellness.

Global nomads are captivated by the brand and appreciate its business, fitness and restaurant facilities as well as its focus on innovative design.  Pullman has over 117 hotels and resorts in 33 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle-East, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,500 of the finest private homes around the globe.

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Growth and diversity ensure success for AccorHotels in China


Shanghai, China, November 28, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - AccorHotels has successfully grown every brand in its portfolio notwithstanding the economic slowdown over the past decade. With its wide spectrum of properties from the luxury to economy segment, the group aims to meet and cater to the various needs and preferences of its diverse clientele from business to leisure and millennial travellers.

Since the successful strategic alliance with Huazhu in January 2016, some 86 AccorHotels’ branded properties came under the Huazhu structure. This has created tremendous opportunities for the growth of the AccorHotels network in the domestic China market. At the same time the alliance also facilitated the development of Chinese outbound businesses across Asia-Pacific and globally. AccorHotels sees considerable potential growth of its loyalty members with the two entities which currently consists of 95 million members. The number of hotel openings will also be growing steadfastly with the annual target of 50 economy and mid-scale hotel brands for ibis, ibis Styles, Mercure and Novotel across mainland China under Huazhu alliance over the next three years.

In July 2016, AccorHotels announced the acquisition of three iconic brands Raffles, Fairmont, and Swissôtel under FRHI. This strategic deal positions AccorHotels as a luxury hotel leader in the hospitality industry. With a greater global reach, a more diverse portfolio, a powerful loyalty programme and a sizeable customer base in North America, AccorHotels also shows its expertise with the combined strengths of both companies in talent development and industry experience.

The acquisition of FRHI added 155 hotels and resorts to the global network of AccorHotels, including nine properties in Greater China. The portfolio under the luxury and upscale division now includes Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel Legend, SO Sofitel, Sofitel, onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman and Swissôtel.

AccorHotels in Greater China currently has 189 operating hotels across 13 brands in 72 key cities. “The strategic alliance between AccorHotels and Huazhu leverages the strengths of its global brands as the leading player in the competitive China market. Huazhu’s unparalleled local expertise when combine with our brands help create a hospitality powerhouse that delivers unprecedented value to both groups and to our guests,” said Michel Molliet, Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels Greater China, “At the same time, the operational synergies with the acquisition of FRHI, AccorHotels is well-placed to accelerate the growth in the luxury brand segment which enables the group to offer travellers even more exciting hotel choices across various destinations.”

This year in Greater China, AccorHotels opened 15 hotels under the Fairmont, Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel and Mercure branding. Next year, the group continues to expand its network with the opening of another 15 hotels across Greater China which includes Fairmont Chengdu, Fairmont Wuhan, Sofitel Guiyang Hunter, Sofitel Foshan, Pullman Zhouzhuang Resorts & Spa, Pullman Baotou and Grand Mercure Zhengzhou Xintian Town.

– Located in the heart of the central business district, Fairmont Chengdu features 336 well-appointment guest rooms and suites that combine the traditional elements of Chengdu and contemporary cultural elegance.

– Sofitel Guiyang Hunter is the tallest building situated in the city centre adjacent to Hunter shopping mall and only 11km away from the airport and 3.8km from the railway station. This luxury hotel features 274 spacious rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows to best capture the magnificent views of Guiyang.

– Slated to open in 2017, Sofitel Foshan is located in Lecong in Shunde and connects to Louvre International Exhibition Furniture Centre. The 326 room hotel features a chic interior design with state-of-the-art furnishings and well blended with French and Cantonese “Art de Vivre" of Foshan.

– Located in China’s ancient town of Zhouzhuang, Pullman ZhouZhuang Resort & Spa is surrounded by a lake with a scenic water town.  Nicknamed Venice of the Orient, the hotel combines the exquisite beauty of the Southern Yangtze River with a touch of French elegance interspersed with modern architectural surrounds.

– Featuring 300 contemporary guest rooms, Pullman Baotou is located within close proximity to the convention centre. It is only a 20 minute drive to the airport and 5 km away downtown.

– With an ecological farm featuring a 2,000 metre hot spring stemming from the ground, Grand Mercure Zhengzhou Xintian Town is a nature resort featuring 288 guest rooms located central’s China’s Henan province.

About AccorHotels

AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,500 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator through its HotelServices and HotelInvest divisions, AccorHotels operates in 95 countries. Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands including Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel Legend,  SO Sofitel, Sofitel, onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman, and Swissôtel; as well as the popular midscale and boutique brands of Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and Adagio; the in-demand economy brands including ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and the regional brands Grand Mercure, The Sebel and hotelF1.

With an unmatched collection of brands and rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 240,000 dedicated women and men, has a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome. Guests enjoy access to one of the world’s most rewarding hotel loyalty programs – Le Club AccorHotels.

AccorHotels is active in its local communities and committed to sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.

Accor SA is publicly listed with shares trading on the Euronext Paris exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and the OTC marketplace (Code: ACRFY) in the United States.

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AccorHotels Showcase lands in Greater China


Shanghai, China, November 15, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - The most respected hotel exhibition in the Asia Pacific region AccorHotels Showcase kicks off in Greater China on Tuesday 15 November 2016.

AccorHotels Showcase is the largest and most successful hotel exhibition and sales mission series staged across Asia Pacific. This is the 13th year for the event to tour the region, starting in the Pacific in early September with events in Auckland and Sydney, moving to North Asia and Southeast Asia, finishing in Singapore on 24 November 2016.

The showcase provides travel agents, wholesalers, corporate clients, tourism partners and MICE organisers the opportunity to discover AccorHotels accommodation trends, news and stunning hotels & resorts from around the world.

In attendance will be AccorHotels’ executives representing more than 4,100 hotels and resorts worldwide from Europe, the USA, Asia, Australia, Fiji and New Zealand. The Showcase will offer an insight into the group’s newest developments, products and services, alongside key industry partners.

This year, the AccorHotels Showcase will kick off at Parklane Hong Kong, a Pullman hotel, on 15 November, before moving on to Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich on 16 November and Fairmont Peace hotel (Shanghai) on 17 November. The highlight will also include the group’s newest members of Raffles, Fairmont and Swissotel, and the first time for the AccorHotels Showcase to be held in a Fairmont hotel.

Opening hours for the hotel exhibition are from 10.30am – 3.30pm. Registered visitors will have opportunities to win a range of travel and accommodation prizes throughout the day.

AccorHotels Showcase already well-established as a must-visit event on the industry calendar in Greater China, with positive feedbacks and results from clients and partners.

About AccorHotels

AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,500 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator through its HotelServices and HotelInvest divisions, AccorHotels operates in 95 countries. Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands including Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel Legend,  SO Sofitel, Sofitel, onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman, and Swissôtel; as well as the popular midscale and boutique brands of Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and Adagio; the in-demand economy brands including ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and the regional brands Grand Mercure, The Sebel and hotelF1.

With an unmatched collection of brands and rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 240,000 dedicated women and men, has a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome. Guests enjoy access to one of the world’s most rewarding hotel loyalty programs – Le Club AccorHotels.

AccorHotels is active in its local communities and committed to sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.

Accor SA is publicly listed with shares trading on the Euronext Paris exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and the OTC marketplace (Code: ACRFY) in the United States.

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JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts And DJI Partner To Launch Drone Experience Program


Hong Kong, China, November 15, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - JW Marriott Hotel & Resorts and DJI, the world's leading drone-maker, today announced a special partnership that will launch the luxury hotel brand's first Drone Experience Program. The program will provide guests with the opportunity to experiment with DJI's innovative drone technology. Hotel guests will view the beauty of JW Marriott's properties through a new perspective, and will be able to capture and share these experiences with friends and family.

As the first property to debut the Drone Experience Program, JW Marriott Zhejiang Anji will launch the initiative on November 12, 2016. DJI representatives will host on-site experience sessions for hotel guests to demonstrate how to safely operate a drone and provide essential aerial photography tips. Guests will be invited to a demonstration of the latest aerial platform such as the popular DJI Phantom 4. This 30-minute experiential program will be held every Saturday from 10am – 4pm, and guest can reserve their spot in advance with the hotel concierge.

The Drone Experience Program will enable guests to capture an aerial overview of the hotel and destination by using a DJI drone with the help of a trained UAV pilot. Through the DJI Go app, they can easily share these moments on social media via live-stream to Facebook or YouTube. With its proximity to the legendary Anji Bamboo Forest, one of the most renowned natural wonders in China, JW Marriott Zhejiang Anji was selected as an ideal pilot hotel for the Drone Experience Program.

"Delivering an exceptional guest experience is at the heart of what we do at JW Marriott, and this exciting partnership with DJI allows us to continue transforming the way our guests capture their travel experiences," says Mike Fulkerson, Vice President of Brand Marketing, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. "Anji is a fantastic destination to pilot this cutting-edge technology and the program will help guests both learn something new and share their experiences with friends and family."

"We are delighted to be partnering with JW Marriott to enrich the guest experience. DJI's aerial platforms and camera technology will allow travelers creative means of capturing and sharing their travel experience with the rest of the world. The combined geographic footprints of DJI and the JW Marriott brand will enable us to debut the program in some of the world's most desirable destinations," said Eli Morgan Harris, DJI's business development manager.

About JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today's sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are more than 75 JW Marriott hotels in over 25 countries; by 2020 the portfolio is expected to encompass more than 115 properties in over 35 countries. Visit us online, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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New World Beijing Hotel Prepares For “Double Eleven Flash Sale”


Beijing, China, November 9, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - New World Beijing Hotel will be holding a "Flash Sale" on 11 November 2016 and guests booking a one-night stay at the Best Available Rate will receive the second night completely free.

Patrons reserving a winter escape at New World Beijing Hotel online between 8 a.m. on 11 November 2016 and 9:01 a.m. on November 2016 for a visit anytime from 11 November 2016 to 31 March 2017 will enjoy a "Buy One, Get One Free" offer on all room categories.  In addition, patrons spending the upcoming winter holidays at the hotel in the heart of Beijing for an unbelievable price will enjoy complimentary wireless Internet and buffet breakfast for two people.

The hotel has the distinction of being the closest deluxe hotel to the Temple of Heaven, as well as being conveniently near Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the famous shopping streets of Wangfujing.

With a low-rise design complementing the adjacent residential neighbourhood, New World Beijing Hotel features 309 spacious guestrooms and suites, ranging from 47 square metres for a Superior room to 400 square metres for the Presidential suite.

For more information, please call 5960 8888 or email [email protected]

Guests seeking the highest level of exclusivity will opt to stay on the Residence Club floors, with full access to the Residence Club Living Room, which features a library and reading room, dining areas, meeting spaces, a cosy fireplace as well as a dedicated concierge service and complimentary buffet breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and refreshments throughout the day.  The Residence Club's 1,000-square-metre outdoor terrace is the largest executive floor outdoor space among the capital's luxury hotels, with fireplaces creating a warm welcome during the cooler months.  The terrace is also available for private events or celebrations for up to 380 guests.

The 309-room New World Beijing Hotel is the closest deluxe hotel to the Temple of Heaven and is conveniently located near Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Wangfujing shopping district.  Hotel dining includes Tian Tan Kitchen, an all-day dining café; 8 Qi Nian Chinese restaurant; TANG lobby lounge and YIN on 12 rooftop bar.  A health club, spa and indoor swimming pool provide recreational options while meeting space totalling 1,542 square metres includes a windowed ballroom and seven function rooms.  The Residence Club executive floor offers the largest outdoor terrace among Beijing's luxury hotels.  For further information, please contact a travel professional or visit www.newworldhotels.com.

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