Latest hotel updates

8 Aug 2009


  • The Accor Group has taken over management of the 250-room Hanoi Horison Hotel and will be re-branded as a Pullman property. The hotel will undergo refurbishment and open in 2011.
  • Overlooking the Straits of Johor, Thistle Johor Bahru has officially opened in Malaysia, featuring 381 guestrooms including 125 luxury rooms and 19 apartment units that are available for long-term stays. The newly renovated hotel features a fitness centre and spa, two restaurants, two bars, tennis court and a large ballroom with a capacity for up to 650 people. Thistle Johor Bahru follows the recent launch of Thistle Port Dickson Resort.
  • Best Western Premier Solo, the first Best Western property in Indonesia will soft open in Java in mid-August this year. Situated 20 minutes from Adi Sumarno International Airport, it blends traditional Indonesian features – such as the Javanese batik – with modern comforts. The 148-room hotel features a swimming pool, spa and fitness centre, business centre, meetings and conference rooms among others.


  • Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide will manage a golf leisure complex in Islamabad, Pakistan. Sheraton Islamabad Golf City Resort will be the first internationally branded golf resort in Pakistan. It will consist of a 377-room luxury hotel that includes 15 serviced apartments, a 3.200sqm meeting space, high-tech gym and a full-service spa among others. Meanwhile, Sheraton Islamabad Lakeview Hotel, to be built on Muree Road, will be conveniently close to the Islamabad International Conference Centre. The 220-room hotel will house a purpose-built tower and offer 1,200sqm of meeting space. Both properties are scheduled for opening between 2012 and 2013.

Sandy Goh

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