The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of the latest key hotel news from across the South Pacific.
MGallery Hotel De La Coupole debuts in Sapa
Designed by renowned luxury resort designer Bill Bensley with sweeping views of Sapa Valley and serene rice paddy fields, the newly opened MGallery Hotel de la Coupole integrates the sparkling colours, patterns and textures of the region’s minority tribes with the sophistication of haute couture in the 1920s and 1930s French Indochine era. Featuring 249 modern rooms with six room types that overlook the legendary Sapa valley and mountain views, the names and design of each room category represents a French style icon inspired by the local minority tribes surrounding Sapa. The resort’s design is inspired by the French Indochine era of the 1920s and 1930s reflected in the design and style of its architectural surrounds. “This year marks the 27th anniversary celebration of AccorHotels’ presence in Vietnam and the opening of Hotel de la Coupole Sapa is our latest addition in the luxury and upscale segment that signifies our continuous growth in the country. As for each MGallery, this hotel is an ideal hideaway inspired by its own story echoed by its artful design” said Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer for AccorHotels Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia.
RoomIt by CWT Announces Corporate Travel Partnership with SiteMinder
RoomIt by CWT, the global hotel distribution division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and SiteMinder, the global hotel guest acquisition platform, today announced a strategic partnership in the corporate travel distribution chain. The two industry-leading companies are teaming up to integrate their services and provide hotels with additional access to RoomIt travelers under Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s multi-billion-dollar corporate travel programs umbrella.
The new partnership will give eligible SiteMinder hotel customers access to RoomIt premium business travelers by offering more choice. “RoomIt is committed to connecting hotels to business travelers and business travelers to the right rooms,” says Yon Abad, Vice President Suppliers at RoomIt by CWT. “We are pleased to fulfill this commitment together with SiteMinder, a globally premier guest acquisition platform. Hotels want more rooms booked and business travelers want more choice; it’s a win-win.”