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Hotels turn to quarantine business to survive the coronavirus pandemic

ARTHUR D. GINDAP, who’s been in the hotel business for almost four decades, reckons 2020 as the worst year of his career.

Luxury Thai hotels opening amid pandemic bet on 5-star quarantine

A SLEW of luxury hotels opening in Thailand amid the pandemic are pinning their hopes on a government plan to lure high-spending tourists, betting those seeking five-star quarantine will help cushion the devastation wrought on the travel industry.

Thanks to pandemic, luxury hotels become home for rich Americans

AFTER a very quiet spring, Julie Danziger, the managing partner of travel advisory Embark Beyond, spent the greater part of June and July booking compelling domestic alternatives for her clients, who normally favor Italian villas and Greek resorts at the end of summer. But something strange happened in August: No one was ready to go home.

Paris palaces face gloomy future as lockdown continues

As the capital of the world’s no. 1 tourist destination, Paris has no shortage of hotels for all tastes and wallets, from the dumpy dive to the pillared palace, where a single night can set you back as much as €30,000 ($35,000).

More hotels allowed to reopen but guests limited

THE Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) expanded its definition of hotels allowed to resume operations but continued to limit their clientele to precious bookings, stranded persons, overseas workers observing quarantine, and health care workers.

How hotels are dealing with the lockdown

WHILE several hotels have sent us statements regarding their operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the rules have changed as swiftly as the statements were issued. While hotels such as The Peninsula Manila and Marco Polo assured us of their food safety procedures a few days ago, they, as most of the hotels in the National Capital Region have since been closed, or are currently closing.

Resorts World to reopen casino’s 2nd floor two years after deadly...

TRAVELLERS International Hotel Group, Inc. (TIHGI), the owner and operator of Resorts World Manila (RWM), expects double-digit growth in gross gaming revenues (GGR) as reopens the second floor of its casino area in July, two years after a gunman shot up the casino and started a fire that killed 36 people.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at these hotels

If you’re looking for a place to ring in the Lunar New Year and looking to indulge yourself in lip-smacking Chinese cuisines, we’ve got...

What are you doin’ on Chinese New Year’s Eve?

The Peninsula Manila greets the Year of the Pig with a traditional lion and dragon dance at The Lobby of The Peninsula Manila on Feb. 5, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Hilton eyes more partnerships in PHL

HILTON WORLDWIDE Holdings, Inc. is on the lookout for more partnerships with hospitality institutions in the Philippines, as it seeks to develop more talents to serve the growing tourism industry in the country.

Meat and booze (and cakes and sweets) for Father’s Day

MEATY TREATS and booze await your favorite guy at establishments around the city on Father’s Day, June 17.

Wall Street firms are moving West. Here come the luxury hotels

BLUE-CHIP office tenants are migrating to Manhattan’s far west side. It’s only a matter of time before the luxury hotels follow.

A taste of the country’s food service industry

The country’s food service industry has continued to improve over the past years due to the stronger consumers’ purchasing power, influenced by today’s fast-paced...

BHI lists countermeasures for Boracay closure

Boulevard Holdings, Inc. (BHI) has provided countermeasures for the company’s operations in Boracay given the island’s shutdown on Thursday, April 26, including the payment...

Accor Group hotels keep things sustainable

WHAT’S sustainability without solidarity? As in water, in order to make the ripples of change more apparent, more than a drop is needed to...

Hopping Easter happenings

QUEZON CITY AND ORTIGAS An eggs-traordinary celebration awaits at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel as it holds the “Easter Eggs-travaganza Kiddie Party” on April 1 from 1...

DoubleDragon logs 71.8% profit growth in 2017

DoubleDragon Properties Corp. reported a 71.8% surge in consolidated net income for 2017 to P2.53 billion from P1.47 billion a year earlier after the...

Welcoming in 2018

ANOTHER YEAR is coming to a close and a new year is looming — and with it a renewal of hopes and dreams, and...

Marco Polo’s Hong Kong hotels get an update

THREE Marco Polo hotels in Hong Kong have gotten an update with contemporary lobbies and exteriors, and an additional Continental Club floor of suites. All...

Cebu City Marriott Hotel closes soon; to reopen as four-star Seda

AYALA Land, Inc. (ALI) said its hotel and resorts subsidiary is ending its two-decade old contract with Washington-based Marriott International Hotels for the management...

The most interesting late-night room service around the world

By Chadner Navarro WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE: bleary-eyed from a long flight that lands after dark, staring down an even-more-exhausting work trip ahead. You drop...