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Raise Our Bars 2020

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KUALA LUMPUR, 6 May 2020: Heineken Malaysia Berhad (HEINEKEN Malaysia) has launched a new platform to help bars and pubs recover from financial difficulties after the Movement Control Order (MCO) is lifted. The platform, named ‘Raise Our Bars’, allows Malaysian consumers to buy a voucher for a beer, stout or cider from their favourite bar, and receive an additional one free of charge when they redeem it.

MAKE YOUR RAYA CELEBRATION EXTRA SPECIAL WITH TPCKL

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This festive season is certainly different from our normal celebration in previous years where family and friends could gather around and enjoy a great time together. Although Malaysians are encouraged to stay at home and celebrate in moderation, TPC Kuala Lumpur will still be open and has prepared a list of amazing treats this festive season. From take-away menus starting from Saturday, 23 May 2020 until 21 June 2020 and Golf promotions until end of this month, we have it all covered for you!

Virtual Culture Fix - Free and Fun Ways to Broaden One's Horizon While Staying At Home

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Some of us used to get our dose of culture from travelling, others would head to a local museum or art gallery. With travel completely off the cards and local activities still restricted despite the end of the MCO approaching, we’ve put together a few ways culture vultures can get a virtual immersion without having to leave the house.

Alma Resort Opens on Vietnam’s Scenic Cam Ranh Peninsula

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Alma, a 196-pavilion and 384-suite resort that commands 74 acres of beachfront, 14 sublime food and beverage outlets and a cascade of 12 beachfront swimming pools, will open in Vietnam’s new “it” destination on May 31.

FIVE WAYS TO STAY COOL AND CONNECTED THIS RAYA WITH THE HUAWEI P40 SERIES

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With travel restrictions still in place, many Malaysians would have to celebrate Hari Raya away from their hometowns this year. However, thanks to HUAWEI’s innovative solutions, you can have your loved ones near you and celebrate Raya together despite the geographical distances. All you need is a HUAWEI P40 Series smartphone.

COCA RESTAURANTS SHUNS “GREEDY AGGREGATORS” AND LAUNCHES DIRECT DELIVERY SERVICE ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA

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BANGKOK Pioneering suki hotpot culinary group, COCA Restaurants, is seizing the difficult days that the region is experiencing due to Covid-19 by launching a direct delivery service across the region. The direct service gives 100% of delivery fees to drivers and offers customers a quality choice lacking currently by the delivery aggregators in the market.

A DAY IN SELANGOR, LET’S VISIT KUALA LANGAT DISTRICT!

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Step into Southwestern Selangor where the ultimate towns of Banting, Carey Island, Jugra, Morib as well as Teluk Datok are located. Take this chance to travel around the iconic landmarks in Kuala Langat once you step foot in Selangor! Since it is well-known to be a district that is rich in agricultural produce and multiple cultural and historical attractions, be sure to visit these incredible places that we have included in the itinerary for you!

CAPTURE THE BEAUTY OF RAMADHAN IN PERFECT DETAIL, WITH HUAWEI P40 SERIES’ AI PORTRAIT MODE AND MORE

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Hari Raya is just around the corner, and this year’s celebrations will be unlike any other, with the travel restrictions still in place. But despite the unusual circumstances, the Ramadhan festive season remains just as beautiful – a time of reflection, revelation, and restoration.

Hans Jenni Set to Retire from GHM

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After nearly 30 years at the helm of a pioneering hotel management group, Hans R. Jenni is retiring today as president and director of GHM. The group’s current CEO, Tommy Lai, will assume responsibility for GHM’s day-to-day operations and management.

RAYA SEMPOI 2.0.2.0 WITH TOUCH ‘N GO EWALLET WHERE EVERYTHING IS #LEBIHBANYAKEKSTRA!

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A cashless and contactless Raya this ‘new normal’ with Touch’ n Go eWallet brings an abundance of rewards with #lebihbanyakekstra Raya Sempoi 2.0.2.0!

New Meliá Koh Samui Welcomes Director of Sales and Marketing

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A talented hospitality professional with two decades of diverse experience in sales and marketing and a passion for building strong business relationships has been named five-star Meliá Koh Samui’s director of sales and marketing.

Malaysians create ‘greener’ ice cream float with unique marketing and branding options

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Startup company Carpe Ri Sdn Bhd is set to take on the challenge of offering unique marketing and branding options for companies through its eco-friendly ice cream product, the ‘Float On Cone’.

Looking Beyond Covid-19: 
Avani Hotels Rolls Out AvaniSHIELD Programme For Safe Travel

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As travellers are embracing the new normal of travel and hotels are preparing to welcome guests back, Avani Hotels and Resorts is rolling out new health and safety measures across its portfolio. Named AvaniSHIELD, the programme will see all 32 properties in 18 countries gradually adopt a range of heightened hygiene and sanitising standards to ensure the health and safety of guests and team members.

McDonald’s Malaysia launches ‘Discover the World’ 2020 campaign with taste of Japan, brings back popular Samurai Burger Shogun Burger also makes a comeback

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McDonald’s Malaysia launches its annual ‘Discover the World’ campaign with the delicious tastes of Japan, bringing back the ever-popular Samurai Burger and Shogun Burger.

3 SIMPLE STEPS TO CAPTURE EVERY MOMENT - PERFECTLY THIS RAYA, WITH HUAWEI P40 SERIES’ AI BEST MOMENT FEATURE

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This Ramadhan season may be a little unusual, with the conditional movement control order (CMCO) still in place, but it doesn’t have to be any less festive. Cook incredible feasts for buka puasa, bake mouth-watering Raya cookies, do a little fashion show at home to show-off this year’s Raya outfits, decorate your home with colourful lights – and immortalise every moment with perfection, using HUAWEI’s AI Moment feature on the P40 Series.

WALL’S SPECIAL EDITION TEALIVE BOBA ICE CREAM 
IS NOW AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE BY POPULAR DEMAND!

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Boba lovers rejoice! Wall’s Special Edition Tealive Boba Ice Cream, the latest collaboration between Malaysia’s popular ice cream brand - Wall’s and Malaysian’s favourite bubble milk tea chain - Tealive, is now available nationwide online and offline after two weeks of overwhelming response in the market. Malaysians can all #BobajeLAH with #WallsBobalicious anytime, anywhere!

New Alma Resort Welcomes Ingo Stöneberg as Executive Chef

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A seasoned professional with almost two decades’ experience in luxury hospitality in Europe and the Middle East and a passion for teaching and mentoring others has been named Alma Resort’s executive chef.

Oakwood Offers Spacious Retreats Away From Home With a domestic Stay Four Pay Three package including flexible check out time

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With travel restrictions sweeping through the world, various public health measures are being undertaken by local authorities safeguard their communities. These measures created different needs where alternatives are required, be it a workspace away from distractions, stylish retreat for self-isolation or comfortable residential environment for travellers waiting to return home.

A Beginner’s Guide to DIY Hydroponics with Avani Hotels

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There is no better time to grow your own fresh vegetables and microgreens than now, whilst staying at home. Avani Pattaya Resort in Thailand is sharing their years of expertise in hydroponic farming with “do-it-yourself” home farming tips.

Anantara Launches ‘The Best of Kihavah’ Reopening Package

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Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas has launched a new room package to commemorate the resort’s reopening in Q3 2020. A culmination of experiences unique not just to the destination but also exclusively available at this idyllic Indian Ocean retreat, this carefully curated six-night stay package includes three distinct once-in-a-lifetime adventures; snorkelling with manta rays, stargazing at the only over water observatory in the Maldives, and fine dining underwater at SEA, one of the world’s few oceanic restaurants.

Home Relaxation Tips from AvaniSpa Team

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Social distancing, quarantine, and self-isolation are all part of a global united effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. But life under lockdown does not have to mean a complete pause on self-care.
We are in this together and we want you to stay happy and healthy during this time. To help us through these unusual days, we asked the team at AvaniSpa to share some ideas on fun things to do at home.From digital meditation to DIY beauty treatments, staying in is not the same as doing nothing. Follow these expert tips to find Zen from the comfort of your own home!

SPECIAL TAKEAWAY BY TPC KUALA LUMPUR!

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As we embrace the new normal during these challenging times, Malaysia’s Family- Friendly club, TPC Kuala Lumpur presents a Sundown takeaway menu this Ramadan available from 1 until 22 May 2020 specially prepared by Golfer’s Terrace. You can now take some time off from the kitchen and enjoy a delightful dish at the comfort of your home.

Avani Hotels Keeps the Beat Going with a Series of WFH Playlists

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Avani Hotels (www.avanihotels.com) is encouraging the brand’s followers to turn the volume up on a compilation of WFH (Working From Home) music during the downtime. Available on Spotify, the playlists were curated by the Avani Team and aim to brighten up the ongoing lockdown with feel-good tunes.

QSR BRANDS LAUNCHES KITA FIGHT COVID-19 & TERANGI RAMADAN CAMPAIGNS ENCOURAGING MALAYSIANS TO JOIN HANDS IN SUPPORTING THE FRONTLINERS & THOSE IN NEED

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QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd (QSR Brands), the leading food chain brand that operates KFC and Pizza Hut Malaysia is continuing the fight against COVID-19 with an additional Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. This effort aims to lighten the burden of many Malaysians who are affected by this pandemic including those in underserved communities who need daily necessities as well as medical frontliners who require specialised medical equipment.

THE HUAWEI P40 SERIES PROVES TO BE THE BEST IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND BEST IN CONNECTIVITY, AS IT MAKES WORKING FROM HOME A GREAT EXPERIENCE DURING THE MCO PERIOD

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The HUAWEI P40 Series has everything you need to level up your Work from Home game
Living in the time of the COVID-19 outbreak, working from home has become the new norm. Millions all over the world have had to adjust to this new way of working, and while there are perks – such as saving time on commuting and having your refrigerator right next to your workspace – working from home comes with its own challenges, such as maintaining productivity and efficiency.

McDonald's Malaysia introduces new twist to Ramadan menu favourites

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This Ramadan, McDonald’s Malaysia continues to offer exciting taste experiences through their special Ramadan menu, for Malaysians to enjoy with their families and friends. This includes the new Crispy Fish Foldover and Ayam Goreng McD with Sweet and Spicy Sauce.

Avani Hotels Shares Vegan Cooking Videos on Instagram

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There has never been a better time to sharpen your culinary skills. With demand for home cooking content on the rise, Avani Hotels (www.avanihotels.com) has partnered with a prominent food blogger @HeyTheresia making her healthy vegan recipes available to Avani Instagram followers.

Cocooning at Home: Beauty and Pampering Tips from Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas

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As we continue to practice social distancing, we understand the importance of practising self-care, and that maintaining a beauty regime is key to looking and feeling good. Life under lockdown does not have to mean a complete pause, after all, it’s the simple things, like a soothing face mask or fragrant bath that can help us through the day.

McDonald’s Malaysia dan Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia berganding bahu hadapi COVID-19

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McDonald’s Malaysia menyerahkan sumbangan wang tunai RM250,000 kepada Tabung Covid-19 Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) bagi kelengkapan pelindung diri (PPE) untuk petugas barisan hadapan COVID-19. Penyampaian sumbangan telah diadakan dalam satu majlis ringkas bersama media di ibu pejabat KKM, hari ini.

Tiger Beer launches RM1.5 million fund to ‘Save Our Street Food’

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KUALA LUMPUR, 17 APRIL 2020: Tiger Beer announced today that it will donate RM1.5 million to support Malaysian street food during the Movement Control Order (MCO). The funding will be used to help cover rent for street food vendors, coffee shops and food courts across the country as they face reduced income due to ongoing restrictions. RM1 million of the funds will be made available immediately, and will benefit street food vendors operating in more than 1200 coffee shops and food courts nationwide.

Avani Hotels Shares Insta-tips on 
How to Keep Fit During Turbulent Times

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In these challenging times, with our lives disrupted and plans put on hold, Avani Hotels (www.avanihotels.com) is doing its bit to keep the spirits of the armchair travellers up by partnering with four fitness influencers to produce a series of simple AvaniFit-inspired home workout routines.

Healing the Planet: Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas’ Spotlights its Sustainability Champions on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

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2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In honour of this milestone, Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas turns the lens on its sustainability champions with the release of a short video showcasing some of the company’s most impactful green initiatives worldwide.

The Trials and Tribulations of a Global Restauranteur in the Time of Covid-19

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Since January there has been no income. 90% of Mango Tree Worldwide’s restaurants in 14 countries have closed. How to survive in times like these? What are the lessons learned and how to come back stronger?

GLOBAL COMMUNITY ONLY HOPE – CATASTROPHE FOR 1,000 ELEPHANTS

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It is not in Saengduean Lek Chailert’s (Lek) nature to leave any animals behind to suffer, but she faces her greatest challenge right now, as elephants are being left to die in Thailand, without food, proper care and chained up to prevent them from escaping, in the growing global crisis of COVID19.

Oakwood® Fortifies Brand Presence In Indonesian Capital

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Oakwood®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”), today announced the opening of its third property in Jakarta, Indonesia. Oakwood Apartments PIK Jakarta is also the first international serviced apartments brand to debut in Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK), one of the most prestigious neighbourhoods in Jakarta. With 151 fully furnished serviced apartments that boast unobstructed city and ocean views, the property is well located with direct access to the Central Business District. It is also a quick 15 minutes’ drive from the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

McDonald's Malaysia Hargai Petugas Barisan Hadapan COVID-19

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McDonald's Malaysia menaja makanan untuk kira-kira 50 hospital di seluruh negara secara berkala dalam tempoh Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (MCO). "Ini adalah masa yang mencabar untuk negara, dan kita perlu prihatin dengan petugas barisan hadapan yang mempertaruhkan nyawa untuk kita. Kerana jasa bakti mereka, kita mampu mengawal penularan wabak ini,” kata Azmir Jaafar, Pengarah Urusan dan Rakan Operasi Tempatan McDonald's Malaysia.

New Meliá Koh Samui Welcomes Azizskandar Awang as Executive Chef

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A talented professional with a passion for leadership and coaching who has won a string of coveted awards during his 20-year career has been named Meliá Koh Samui’s executive chef. Malaysian national Azizskandar Awang has joined the 159-room and 31-suite luxury resort on Koh Samui’s north-eastern coastline in the Gulf of Thailand, with ambitions to establish the island’s top fine dining restaurant at the new property.

My Staycation at G-Luxe by Gloria and the King of the Mountain

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6 March 2020 I have always liked spending time high up in Genting Highlands. Six thousand feet above sea level is a good place to just literally chill and get some clean air far from the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur city life. And let us admit, I would do much to get away from crowds. If like me, you would like to cultivate some personal space away from your home, why not head over to this other side of Genting for a stay-cation?

The Architecture and Interior Design of Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas - Blends with its Surrounding Natural Beauty

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Located on the southeastern coast of Mauritius on Le Chaland Beach, Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort and Villas is a tranquil hideaway offering secluded luxury. The interior design reflects the natural wonders of Mauritius, echoing the sparkling shades of the Indian Ocean, golden beaches, amber sunsets, green sugar cane fields and rare corals.

SUIT UP AT SEEN BEACH CLUB SAMUI

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Put on your board shorts, bikinis and body bronzer and flaunt your curves at Samui’s biggest beach happening this summer. The opening of SEEN Beach Club Samui with its frontline Chaweng beach location and stunning panoramic sea views makes it the place to party in Koh Samui. Whether you’ve come to parade at the pool, laze on the beach or dance under the stars, at SEEN you’ll find a multi-layered, multi-sensory space for you to relax, eat and play.

Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort unveils delicious dishes that boost the body and mind

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Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort, the health-focused retreat in downtown Bangkok, is dedicated to creating innovative culinary concepts that help to keep its guests in great shape, both physically and mentally.

Celebrate World Sleep Day 2020 with the Deep Sleep Ayurveda Programme at Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

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World Sleep Day on 13 March is a global celebration of the importance of sleep, as well as a call to action to combat the unnatural rhythms and stresses of modern life. Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort introduces a five-day Ayurvedic programme to reset unhealthy sleep patterns, a holistic 360˚ journey guided by a team of wellness professionals.

Thailand’s Elephant Boat Race and River Festival Glides to a Spectacular Finish with Fun, Festivities and Finesse

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After three days of fun festivities on the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, the 2nd Annual Elephant Boat Race and River Festival wrapped up on Sunday (March 1st) with the Raja Navy (Royal Thai Navy) – Citi winning the royal trophy graciously granted by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua.

Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort brings barista magic to Tamarind with its aromatic Coffee Cuisine menu

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Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort, the health-focused retreat in downtown Bangkok, has brewed up an imaginative new menu of coffee-infused dishes with the launch of its latest global culinary initiative: Coffee Cuisine, a dash of barista magic.

Raja Navy (Royal Thai Navy) Retains the Cup at the 2020 Elephant Boat Race and River Festival

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After three days of fun festivities on the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, the 2nd Annual Elephant Boat Race and River Festival wrapped up on Sunday with the Raja Navy (Royal Thai Navy) – Citi winning the royal trophy graciously granted by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua.

RESTFUL NYEPI BREAK AT THE WESTIN RESORT NUSA DUA, BALI

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Nyepi Day or the Balinese Day of Silence falls on 25th March 2020 is a unique Balinese New Year holiday where all activity on the island literally comes to a complete standstill for the duration of 24 hours. Nyepi is observed as a day of complete silence without any noise, traffic, fire and lights. It begins at 6AM on Wednesday, 25 March and ends the next day at 6AM. Experience the serenity of this cultural celebration at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali with recharging activities for the whole family to enjoy. Bali auspicious day of silence is an opportunity to unwind and embrace total renewal. Rate starts from IDR 1,800,000++ per room per night with period of stay from 24 – 26 March 2020. The package includes stay in a Deluxe Garden Room with daily breakfast for 2 adults, one buffet dinner on Nyepi Day, morning yoga session on Nyepi Day with Jitendra Pokhriyal, access to WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio and access to Westin Family Kids Club with many fun activities.

InterContinental Phuket Resort Offers Ten Compelling Reasons To Visit Phuket Island

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Beyond the sun, sand and sea, newly-opened InterContinental Phuket Resort presents ten more compelling reasons to visit the popular Thai destination. A beloved tropical paradise familiar to discerning travellers, InterContinental Phuket Resort complements the island’s appeal with additional insights and travel tips. From locally immersive experiences to natural attractions, InterContinental Phuket Resort serves as a luxurious sanctuary while explorers discover the island in a refreshing light. After an active day, travellers can indulge their senses with Romantic Escape (price starting from THB 7,650++ per night) to complete their enriching Phuket Island adventure.

Meliá Koh Samui, Thailand and Alma Resort, Vietnam

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Meliá Koh Samui opened on January 10, cutting the ribbon on 159 rooms and 41 suites as well as two restaurants, an executive lounge, a swim-up bar, spa, fitness centre, ballroom and, for families, a kids club, outdoor playground and mini-waterpark.

Memories Group Ring the Changes in Myanmar - Experienced hotel managers take up the reins in Yangon, Mergui Archipelago

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Myanmar tourism trailblazers Memories Group has announced the appointment of Mr. Thibaut Stettler as Hotel Manager at Awei Metta hotel in Yangon, while outgoing GM Mr Eric Laurent takes over as General Manager at the firm’s sister resort, Awei Pila, in the Mergui Archipelago. Though just 30 years old, Swiss national Thibaut Stettler has worked in the hotel sector for more than 12 years. Born in Jakarta and having spent most of his life in Asia, he considers this continent his home although he graduated in his homeland from the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, one of the world’s foremost schools in hospitality.

Meliá Koh Samui Announces Ernesto Osuna as General Manager

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A seasoned professional with two decades of luxury hospitality experience across Europe, North America and Asia has been appointed to the helm of the new nautical-themed beachfront resort Meliá Koh Samui. Spanish-born Ernesto Osuna has taken charge of the opening of the 159-room and 31-suite luxury resort overlooking Choeng Mon Beach, on Koh Samui’s north-eastern coastline in the Gulf of Thailand.

The Lux Collective to Unveil New Flagship Property in Mauritius, LUX* Grand Baie Resort & Residences, Opening Second Quarter of 2021

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Hospitality trailblazer The Lux Collective has announced plans for its newest property, LUX* Grand Baie Resort and Residences. The hotel will open in Mauritius in the second quarter of 2021 and will become the flagship property for the group’s much-loved brand LUX* Resorts and Hotels. Located in the popular Grand Baie neighbourhood in the north of the island, known for its picturesque beaches, vibrant downtown village and favourable year-round climate, the property will offer sophisticated beachside living for the upscale, modern traveller.

10,000 REASONS TO CELEBRATE WITH GUINNESS THIS MARCH

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KUALA LUMPUR, 11th March 2020: If the Irish are known for one thing, it’s that they know how to throw a celebration. From big events to the smallest of reasons, the Irish will always find an excuse to celebrate. It’s March, and that means it’s time for the biggest Irish celebration of them all, St. Patricks! That’s why Guinness, Ireland and Malaysia’s No. 1 stout, is giving Malaysian drinkers 10,000 reasons to celebrate this month.