In Brief

Frasers gives back to Kindness Heroes

FRASERS Hospitality, a member of Frasers Property Group, has concluded its ‘Remembering Kindness’ campaign, announcing that over 200 individuals or ‘Fraser Kindness Heroes’ – including its own outstanding employees or ‘Everyday Heroes’ – will each be granted with a complimentary stay at one of its award-winning collections of serviced and hotel residences, and boutique hotels across the world. Nearly 700 room nights will be granted to these inspiring individuals.

As part of the campaign, members of the public came forward to share stories of individuals in their communities who have performed acts of kindness for the benefit of others. The campaign received entries spanning across 16 countries globally, ranging from Singapore, Australia, Japan, South Korea and China to the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (UK).

Submissions have highlighted individuals from all walks of life – from those volunteering to help others in need, healthcare professionals and essential services workers, to those going out of their way to provide daily essentials for the underprivileged and creating inspirational platforms to help those undergoing difficult circumstances.


The Rooster opens in Greece this June

BRAND-new boutique hotel, The Rooster, will open on the under-the-radar Greek island of Antiparos on June 1, 2021.

The Rooster has been designed with unpretentious aesthetic luxury in mind paired with excellent service, while providing a holistic mindfulness escape. Cloistered between the sandy, unspoilt beaches of the Aegean coastline and the dramatic landscape of the Cyclades amidst open fields and the mystical caves of Antiparos, The Rooster exists in complete harmony with nature. The Rooster is all about space and privacy: just 17 individual houses of differing size, each with its own independent character. With four different layouts to choose from, each is complete with ample space, private gardens, its own freshwater pool and outdoor showers.

The hotel can be reached by plane, by boat and has its own private helipad with direct transfers from Athens International Airport. Prices start from €580 ($708.48) in a Garden View Suite, B&B.


Mandarin Oriental announces Da Nang resort

MANDARIN Oriental Hotel Group is pleased to announce that it will manage a new luxury resort with branded residences in Da Nang, one of Vietnam’s most popular leisure destinations. The project is scheduled to open in 2024.

Mandarin Oriental, Da Nang sits on a spectacular 30km stretch of beach which links Da Nang in the north with Hoi An in the south. It is well located for guests to explore the attractions of the surrounding area, notably Hoi An, My Son and the royal city of Hue, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The contemporary design will incorporate many natural Vietnamese elements and local cultural references. Accommodation will comprise 69 villas and 18 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, each set in their own landscaped gardens with private pools.


Wyndham launches La Quinta brand in Dubai

WYNDHAM Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company by number of properties with over 8,900 hotels across nearly 95 countries, recently launched its La Quinta by Wyndham brand in the Middle East with a new 100-room property in the historic Bur Dubai district of Dubai.

La Quinta by Wyndham Dubai Bur Dubai is located in one of the city’s bustling commercial hubs offering easy access to leisure attractions, including the Dubai Cruise Terminal at Port Rashid, The Dubai Mall, the Dubai Frame and Jumeirah Mosque, as well as business hotspots such as the Dubai World Trade Centre and the city’s financial district.

The newly refurbished hotel will boast contemporary guestrooms and elegant interiors, combining Dubai’s traditional trading colours with a modern twist that replicates the city’s lively scene.

Wyndham continues to expand the La Quinta brand – a leading upper-midscale brand throughout the world. This hotel marks the 75th La Quinta property to open since Wyndham acquired the brand in 2018.