Pullman Hotel Asia Pacific Expansion Continues

Pullman Hotels have announced that its hotel brand will further expand
into the Asia Pacific making it one of the fastest growing 5 star hotel brands
in the Asia Pacific region with 50 Hotels to open by 2014.


This year new Pullman Hotels will be seen in Vietnam Indonesia and


The full media release from Pullman and Accor can be read below:







The Pullman brand is one of the Asia Pacific’s fastest growing 5 star
hotel brands with 18 hotels in operation and commitments for a network of
around 50 hotels by 2014


Pullman hotels and resorts recent announcement that the Hyatt Regency
Hotel Auckland has now become Pullman Auckland marks the entry of the one of
the regions fastest growing brands to the New Zealand market and will be one of
four new countries that the brand will enter in Asia Pacific this year. Beyond
New Zealand, the Pullman brand will debut in Vietnam, Indonesia and India in


The Pullman Asia Pacific
network today


The Pullman Hotels and Resorts brand was launched in Asia in January 2008,
and has since grown its network of 18 operating hotels. Additionally nine
Pullman hotels are committed to open in 2011, which will take the Asia Pacific
operating network to around 30 hotels by year end.


Michael Issenberg, Chairman
and Chief Operating Officer for Accor Asia Pacific says that
“Expansion of the Pullman brand continues
apace with significant growth in major markets and led by growth in China where
we have nine hotels operating today and a further 16 committed.  The
brand’s expansion has found traction around the world but nowhere more so than
here in Asia Pacific where the response from hotel owners and developers has
been very positive.”


2011 Pullman openings include


Earlier this month, Pullman Ocean Bay Sanya Resort and Spa opened and
marked Accor’s 100th hotel in China. This 413 room hotel is adjacent Sanya Bay
and provides guests access to a private beach and surrounding tropical
rainforest. All Asian inspired rooms and suites have ocean views.


Opening in April 2011 and also in China is Pullman Lijiang Resort and
Spa.  Located next to ShuHe Ancient Town and only ten minutes from the
Unesco World Heritage Site DaYan Ancient Town, the hotel experience connects
the old with the new with the design a fusion of contemporary architecture and
traditional NaXi inspired designs and motifs throughout the public spaces and
129 guest rooms.


Vietnam’s first Pullman hotel is to be Pullman Danang Beach. Located on
the white sandy beach, the hotel will feature 207 guest rooms, extensive dining
options and event facilities.  With the leisure and incentive guest in
mind, the hotel will also have 3 swimming pools.


Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana is located adjacent the beach in central
Legian. With 351 rooms and suites, Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana is extensively
equipped with ballrooms, meeting rooms, swimming pools, fitness centre, tennis
courts, and many other recreational activity facilities. The hotel is scheduled
to open in mid 2011.


Ideally located by the new metro link in Gurgaon, the corporate
satellite city of New Delhi, Pullman Gurgaon Central Park presents a fresh
approach to upscale accommodation as the first Pullman hotel in India.
Featuring 285 stunning rooms and suites, Pullman Gurgaon Central Park offers an
extensive range of food and beverage outlets, a large gymnasium, a designer spa
with beauty salon and the state of the art technology, personal IT service and
conferencing facilities Pullman is renowned for. This hotel is also schedule to
open by second quarter of this year.


Beyond this, during 2011 Pullman hotels and resorts will also open in;
Dongguan, Gurgaon, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Phuket.


Innovative services make all the difference


All Pullman Hotels and Resorts have identifiable elements helping
Pullman stand out from the crowd.  These identifiers include:


‘Pullman Welcomer’ easily
identifiable moving throughout the hotel and fully dedicated to fulfilling the
requests of guests – a signature role to ensure a guests stay is both efficient
and pleasurable.


Co-Meetings combining quality
meeting venues with innovative services including online visual booking
solutions, dedicated extranet for event organisors, innovative breaks enabling
guests to recharge and restore.


‘Pullman Event Manager’ providing a
single contact to event organisors and is involved from the beginning of the
event planning til the end and is on hand to make suggestions, help create
innovative elements and ensure the smooth running of each event at a Pullman


‘IT Solutions Manager’ designed to
ease the inconvenience of guest technology issues, the role is on hand to help
guests stay connected during their stay.


Pullman Bedroom, designed
to be a haven of calm. Accommodating travelers who hop between time zones,
everything from the bed to the room service menu, connectivity and docking
stations help keep guests in touch, recharged and relaxed.


Paresa Phuket Named One of the Best 101 Hotels in the World

The Paresa Resort in Phuket has been named
one of the Best 101 Hotels in the world by UK’s Tatler Magazine
World’ in their Travel Guide 2011. Paresa
is one of only two hotels in Thailand, and the only place in Phuket (a
destination with no shortage of world-class hotels) to appear in the list,
beating countless competitors from prominent international luxury brands.

 Paresa Resort Villa Bedroom

 Paresa Resort Swimming Pool



The full media release by Paresa can be read







Following its success at the Thailand Boutique Awards 2010, editors of
the UK’s influential society magazine, Tatler, have named Paresa in Phuket,
Thailand, as one of the ‘101 Best Hotels In The World’ in their Travel Guide
2011. Paresa is one of only two hotels in Thailand, and the only place in
Phuket (a destination with no shortage of world-class hotels) to appear in the
list, beating countless competitors from prominent international luxury brands.


The new ‘101 Best Hotels In The World’ list, published in the January
2011 issue of Tatler, is compiled by a team of expert travel writers who spent
many months visiting, comparing and exhaustively researching hundreds of hotels
across the world. In the Travel Guide 2011, Paresa appears in the ‘Hey Good
Looking’ section and is described as “pure, clean-lined and contemporary” and “stunning”.
The editors highlighted some of the hotel’s unique features including its sleek
design, fantastic modern Thai food; location on the exclusive Millionaire’s
Mile and breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea.

Marina Bay Sands Singapore Voted Best MICE Hotel by CEI Asia

Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore has been
voted Asia’s Best MICE Hotel by the region’s leading MICE magazine CEI Asia. In
addition to this major achievement Marina Bay Sands came second in the category
for the of Asia’s Best Convention and Exhibition Center.  Marina Bay Sands Singapore Sister Hotel the
Venetian Macau also came third in the category best MICE Hotel Asia.


This is an amazing feat considering Marina Bay
Sands has been open for barely a year and the award being decided by the magazine’s


The full media release from Marina Bay Sands Singapore
can be read below:


Marina Bay Sands voted Asia’s Best MICE Hotel

Double honor from CEI Asia Industry Awards 2011


(January 26, 2011)
Marina Bay Sands has started the New Year on a high note, as it receives a
double honor from CEI Asia Industrial Awards for its MICE and hotel facilities.


Marina Bay Sands has been named as “Asia’s Best MICE Hotel” by
CEI Asia, the leading MICE magazine,
in an award voted directly by its
regional readers. Readership is made up of leading planners and buyers of
conferences, exhibitions and incentives across Asia. This heavily contested
category also places our sister property Venetian Macau in third place. 
In addition, Marina Bay Sands has nabbed the second spot for “Asia’s Best Convention and Exhibition
under the CEI annual awards. This is a significant accolade for an
operation that will only cross its first year mark in April.


“Marina Bay Sands is thrilled with this
award. This prestigious win from the region’s leading MICE magazine based on
votes cast by its regional readers is especially encouraging in our first year.
From the beginning of our bid, we pledged to elevate Singapore’s MICE industry
to the next level with our extensive industry knowledge and depth of experience.
This regional award bears testament to the work we’re doing so far, and the
promise that we represent,”
said Marina
Bay Sands President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Thomas Arasi.


“We are encouraged by this win to
continue to improve and to give our delegates once in a lifetime experiences
everyday when they choose to do business at Marina Bay Sands. We thank all our
customers for placing their trust in us, and we look forward to their continued

said Mr Arasi.


Over 1,000 deals have been sealed so far, bringing over
600,000 participants to Sands Expo and Convention Center, the biggest meetings,
incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) facility in Singapore.


Offering the
most flexible and unique venues in the region, Sands Expo and Convention Center
is an ideal venue for many corporate planners. October and November 2010 are
two record months for Marina Bay Sands, where the conference space on Level 4
and Level 5 was sold out for several weeks in a row. Its performance continued
to be strong through this month, with large conference groups taking up space
in the meeting rooms and extending their business conversations over cocktail
receptions at the Sands SkyPark.


Bay Sands has also demonstrated its ability to host new and prestigious shows.
Recent examples include Art Stage Singapore, which has been described as
having an exceptional start with its stellar cast of several top artists and
art collectors. One of the most dazzling entertainment events of the year – the
Zee Cine Awards 2011 – also brought the best and brightest stars from
Bollywood to converge here for a star-studded celebration on 14 January.


shows include UFI, the Global Association of Exhibition Industry that promotes
the trade fair industry worldwide, returned to Singapore after 16 years aboard.
77th UFI Congress, which was held at Marina Bay Sands Convention Center
from 10-13 November 2010, drew a record breaking attendance. 


To meet the
needs of our business clients, Marina Bay Sands has recently introduced new
services such as concierge desks at Sands Expo and Convention Center. The first
one has been launched at Level 4, and three more will be added this year. The
concierge desk allows MICE delegates to purchase parking tickets that allow
them to enjoy the lowest parking rate for a MICE facility in Singapore (i.e.
flat rate of $6 from 7am – 7pm, weekdays). More of such value-added services
will be rolled out for MICE delegates in the coming months as Marina Bay Sands
continues to build on the accolades that it has won this year.


upcoming exciting events to be held at Marina Bay Sands include: 


Asia 2011 (29 – 31 March 2011)


For the very
first time, Offshore Asia, Asia’s premier conference for offshore technology,
will be holding its 6th conference in Singapore. Offshore Asia 2011 will be
held at Marina Bay Sands on 29 – 31 March 2011. The comprehensive exhibition
covers all aspects of offshore technology and subsea applications,
demonstrating the latest technology and foremost business ideas shaping the
future of the industry.


Architecture + Design Expo (31 May – 2 June 2011)


Hospitality Architecture + Design Expo (HA+D Expo) is comprised of a quality
trade show, exhibition and conference that focus specifically on the needs of
hospitality project designers and developers in Asia-Pacific.


(21 June – 24 June 2011)


Asia’s top business event for the global Infocomm and digital media industries
will return to Singapore at Marina Bay Sands from 21 to 24 June this
year.  A focal venue for business leaders, government officials and trade
professionals from around the world to congregate for networking, exchange
ideas and grow their business, CommunicAsia2011 will showcase a wide range of
prevalent and emerging products and technologies, and impart the latest
industry insights and updates through interactive, in-depth sessions with
industry luminaries. 


Other trade
shows that Marina Bay Sands brought or is bringing to Singapore for the first
time include:


  • Art Stage
    Singapore 2011
  • IFAI Expo
    Asia 2011
  • Cruise
    Shipping Asia 2011
  • PAIA 2011
  • Art Stage
    Singapore 2012


shows at Marina Bay Sands include:

  • Hospital
    Build 2011
  • Franchising
    and Licensing Asia 2011
  • Singapore
    International Jewellery Show 2011
  • Singapore
    International Jewellery Show 2012
  • Singapore
    Gift & Stationery Show 2011
  • Singapore
    Gift & Stationery Show 2012 
  • Aesthetics
    Asia 2011
  • iProperty.com
    International Expo March 2011; iProperty.com International Expo October 2011
  • Dye+Chem
    Asia 2012 International Expo