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The Westin Bund Center Shanghai
Located in dazzling downtown Shanghai, two blocks from the vibrant promenade on the Bund waterfront, The Westin Bund Center, Shanghai is a conveniently situated 5-star hotel in a neighborhood of luxury-brand shops and celebrated restaurants. Enjoy easy access to major business districts as well. While at the hotel, jump start your day in our beautiful heated pool or the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio. Enjoy delectable Eat Well breakfast buffets and surrender to pampering treatments in the ISpa Shanghai. Two architecturally dazzling 26-story towers with 558 hotel rooms and suites surround you in sumptuous style and 5-star amenities. Sink into a plush WestinHeavenly® Bed, enjoy high-tech amenities and superb views of the Huangpu River and the Bund or the Shanghai cityscape and Yu Garden.
Max.  714m2
Le Méridien Shanghai, Minhang
Le Méridien Shanghai, Minhang is conveniently located in the city’s Minhang District as a Le Méridien branded hotel in the Hongqiao Hub of Shanghai. Hotel is an ideal gateway for discovering a distinctive blend of ancient and modern Shanghai in an inspiring setting.
Max.  950m2
Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre
Discover unmatched hospitality, an unbeatable location and luxurious amenities at the new Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre. Located in the heart of downtown, our Shanghai hotel is within walking distance to Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, People's Square, the Bund and the metro station. It's the perfect place to unwind when travelling for business or leisure. Guest rooms and suites feature a 42" LCD TV, iPod docking station, luxury bedding, wireless and wired Internet, safe, mini-bar and magnificent bathrooms. Enjoy international cuisine and local favorites from our chefs, as they prepare various choices at our five restaurants and lounges. After a day of meetings or sightseeing, take a dip in our indoor pool, visit our fully equipped gym or have a relaxing massage at our spa. Other amenities include a business centre, 24-hour room service, and concierge. Over 2000 sq m of dedicated event space awaits with two pillar-free ballrooms and seven additional meeting rooms.
Max.  870m2
Xijiao State Guest Hotel, Shanghai
AShanghai Xijiao State Guest Hotel boasts nearly 200 acres of gorgeously manicured gardens that houses 3300sqm of indoor event space, three outdoor event spaces and 349 beautifully appointed rooms. Famous for hosting world leaders, Xijiao Hotel is proud to have served esteemed guests such as Queen Elizabeth II, US President Barack Obama and the Emperor of Japan. It has also been the site of historic meetings such as the APEC Summit. Decorated in a classic Art Deco style, the 349 rooms are truly luxurious, all with spectacular views across the grounds, with varying degrees of grandeur from Business Room, Business Garden Room, Deluxe Room, Business Suite and Deluxe Suite. Xijiao Hotel’s spectacular Conference Centre makes this the perfect place for high level conferences, meetings and banquets, with incredible design and service that makes all events truly both memorable and flawless. The Conference Centre, 3 outdoor event spaces and beautiful grounds also makes Xijiao Hotel wonderful for weddings. The Xsports Centre is Shanghai’s most comprehensive sports and social clubs, with facilities for tennis, swimming and bowling. Xijiao State Guest Hotel warmly welcomes all guests to enjoy and experience truly luxury living in Shanghai’s grandest garden hotel.
Max.  630m2
Radisson Blu Forest Manor Shanghai Hongqiao
Brand-new gorgeous blue, the one side in flourishing city is quiet xanadu.The radisson hotel, located at the west suburb of hongqiao, Shanghai, is an ideal location for quiet amid chaos. With its magnificent garden pool, European luxury and elegance, the hotel is imposing yet romantic and elegant.Entire buildings show the structure of ou shigu al hampshire blah palace style, with the Spanish Madrid club building next to the harmonious unification, mix in the 16th century Christian architecture and modern garden after delicate idea, a European and Mediterranean romantic amorous feelings aesthetics and Chinese service, natural and graceful style, magnificent decoration, delicate and innovation, widely respected.Highlight centuries of western and charming Shanghai's architectural characteristics.The 439 rooms and suites of the hotel are elegant, comfortable and convenient, reflecting the European cultural tradition, creating a "neoclassical" style residence with landscape balconies, marble washstand bathrooms and elegant carpets, allowing each guest to enjoy the ultimate comfort.
Max.  1000m2
JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square
Rising 60 stories above downtown Puxi, the JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square provides breathtaking views of the Shanghai skyline and offers lavish accommodations and a host of culinary delights in its six restaurants, lounge and bar. The five-star luxury hotel comprises 333 exquisite guest rooms and suites featuring 24-hour concierge and room service along with an executive level and lounge.
Max.  600m2
China World Summit Wing, Beijing
The China World Trade Centre soars majestically before you and you are immediately impressed. From street level, the view of one of Beijing’s most prestigious addresses is breathtaking, but the view from the top promises to be even more stunning and you can’t wait to see it.The elevator rises swiftly to the 80th  floor, where China World Summit Wing is located. You enter a hotel decorated with tasteful, ultra-modern interiors and design that marry traditional Chinese beauty with Western chic.And then you see the view.The vibrant city bustles below and the rooftops of the Forbidden City are visible from where you stand.When you are done admiring the view, you remember that the hotel also offers tantalizing dining choices. All four designer restaurants, two bars and a lounge, and four exclusive venues devoted to private dining are sure to delight.The hotel concierge briefly mentions pampering options that will revive and rejuvenate. You decide to take a relaxing dip at the indoor infinity pool. This is promptly followed by an indulging massage at CHI, The Spa, on the 77th floor, the highest spa in Beijing.After visiting the spa, you head to the bar, Atmosphere. The dramatic backdrop of the Beijing cityscape is framed by a ceiling resembling a constellation of delicate stars. You soak in marvellous views of the lively city beneath you.On top of the world, you feel like you’ve finally arrived. That’s because you’re at China World Summit Wing, Beijing, Shangri-La, the pinnacle of achievement and luxury.
Max.  2340m2
New World Beijing Hotel
New World Beijing Hotel is centrally located in Wangfujing, the city’s bustling commercial centre. A distinctly inspiring gateway and getaway in the heart of Beijing, our award-winning hotel is just minutes from major cultural attractions including the Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square, and a 10-minute walk from the nearest metro-station.   Modern, elegant, timeless and infused with subtle Oriental touches, New World Beijing Hotel presents natural, inspiring spaces created for convenience and superlative efficiency in stylish surrounds.     
Max.  520m2
Beijing Marriott Hotel Changping
Beijing Marriott Hotel Changping is located within the Changping Fun Capital Complex, an area that provides a variety of leisure facilities that will keep guests entertained including an outdoor theme park and shopping mall. For the culturally inclined, the hotel is also situated nearby to a number of historic, cultural attractions including the Juyongguan and Badaling sections of The Great Wall as well as the historic Ming Tombs.
Max.  1200m2
Rosewood Beijing
As Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ first hotel in China, this 282-room Beijing hotel presents contemporary surroundings that are warm, refined and serene. With residential-style layouts that are amongst the largest in the city, the hotel’s guestrooms will evoke sensations of luxury apartment living. Natural finishes and textural overlays, spacious bathrooms and walk-in closets, non-traditional, residential elements and subtle Oriental overtones complete the sophisticated, homelike surroundings. Rosewood Beijing features six restaurants and lounges serving an array of authentic international cuisines, Sense, A Rosewood Spa with suites designed for overnight stays, indoor swimming pool, gym, yoga studio and 2,620 square meters of premier meeting and event space. The hotel offers more landscaped outdoor space than any other Beijing luxury hotel, with terraces, gardens and balconies incorporated into the design of many of the restaurants, leisure facilities and event venues.
Max.  730m2
Commune by the Great Wall
Commune by the great wall is a private collection of contemporary architecture designed by 12 Asian architects .It was exhibited at the 2002 La Biennale di Venezia.
Max.  856m2
Sofitel Beijing Central
Sofitel Hotels celebrate their continental roots while honoring the finest local customs and traditions. Get on board at Sofitel Beijing Central, hit fast forward and feel the exhilarating rush of international commerce, extraordinary culture, burgeoning arts scene, surging skyline, rich entertainment and customized service that defines China’s capital. Enjoy the wonderful time to recharge and indulge.
Max.  523m2
Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai
As the perfect venue for leisure, weddings and events, Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai offers stunning views of Shenzhen Bay. It houses two adjoining buildings and enjoys proximity to Shekou Cruise Centre, which conveniently connects to Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai.Leisure and business travelers alike will find a fine selection of culinary delights at the hotel, as well as comfortable accommodations, efficient services and well-equipped facilities. AT A GLANCE· Situated at the western coastal area of Shenzhen, overlooking Hong Kong through Shenzhen Bay· 540 rooms and suites, including 177 Twin Bed rooms, with spectacular sea view, garden view, or hillside view· 4,046 m² of versatile meeting and banquet facilities· 1, 260 m² pillar-free grand ballroom(10 m ceiling height)· 6 distinct outlets, ensure you a pleasant dining experience· 180-degree unrivalled sea view from the rooftop bar-Eden Garden· Various recreational facilities include 2 health clubs, indoor/outdoor pools, a multi-function playground, indoor/outdoor kid's center etc· Executive Lounge
Max.  1260m2
DoubleTree by Hilton Shenzhen Longhua
Located in the commercial zone of Shenzhen Longhua District, DoubleTree by Hilton Shenzhen Longhua is only 31 kilometers from Shenzhen Bao‘an International Airport. Perfectly situated next to Shenzhen North Express Railway Station and metro, this modern hotel offers convenient access to Guangdong (Canton) and Hong Kong. With 238 guest rooms and suites, four restaurants and bars, excellent recreational facilities, and ample meeting space, DoubleTree by Hilton Shenzhen Longhua is the ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers.
Max.  738m2
Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel
Enjoy the genuine hospitality and comfort of the Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel. Our waterfront location provides enchanting views of the glittering Macau skyline. With a proposed exhibition and convention center nearby, we are the ideal choice for business and leisure travelers alike. The Shizimen district is projected to be the future Central Business District of Zhuhai, with several development phases adding new facilities and infrastructure to the region. Settle in to one of our 545 inviting guest rooms and suites, each with our plush Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience Bed, generous work area, LCD Flat Screen Television, and High Speed Internet Access so you can stay connected. Grab a bite with family or friends in one of our four restaurants, or linger over a coffee or cool drink at the Lobby Lounge. Stay active at our Sheraton Fittness, tennis court, and indoor and outdoor pools. And our younger guests have their own kids’ pool for fun family times. We’ve thought of everything you need for a memorable stay. For business travelers, we offer a full-service Business Center and 3,495 square meters of flexible meeting and function space, suitable for any event. We look forward to welcoming you to Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel so you can experience the energy and excitement of this dynamic area of southern China.
Max.  1000m2
InterContinental Zhuhai
InterContinental Zhuhai is a platinum IC luxury brand managed by IHG group,  it located at No. 1 Qing Lv South Road, the most prosperous central location in Zhuhai. You can overlook Macau luxury seascape, look far into HK and meanwhile look down at Zhuhai ocean view, to as much as enjoy cities’ culture and romance. InterContinental Zhuhai makes its home in the beautiful Yanlord Marina Centre, a large-scale plaza located along bustling Qinglv Road. The unique external design of the hotel resembles a windward sail, making it an attractive landmark in Zhuhai and a tourist clock-in resort in HK, Zhuhai and Macau. The hotel conveniently faces the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and only a short walk to Gongbei Port. We are 40 minutes drive from Zhuhai Jinwan Airport and only 5 minutes to Zhuhai Rail Station by car.   We are pleasure to share more extraordinary experience for our business and conference, wedding and social contact, best enjoy the InterContinental life in Zhuhai. 
Max.  800m2
Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center
Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center (Shenzhen World for short) is a major project invested by the Shenzhen Municipal Government and jointly constructed by China Merchants Shekou and Overseas Chinese Town for operation. It marks a mega exhibition and convention complex integrating exhibitions, conferences, events (games and performances, etc), catering and commerce.
Max.  6600m2
Hyatt Place Zhuhai Jinshi
Hyatt Place Zhuhai Jinshi is the first Hyatt in the southern Guangdong City, providing modern, comfortable accommodation. Conveniently located near the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge, the hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers.
Max.  90m2
Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake
Nestled amidst an exquisite garden along the shores of a lake deemed heaven on earth by explorers of old, Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake occupies a serene, intimate world of its own. Rooted in centuries of dynastic lore, the hotel is a 21st-century prism through which the past is reflected-modern luxuries and design commingle with traditional architecture and timeless natural beauty to form a majestic and magical Chinese dreamscape. Only minutes from the bustle of the downtown core, Four Seasons is an exclusive sanctuary for relaxation and an ideal locale for business meetings and entertaining.
Max.  320m2
Pan Pacific Ningbo
Pan Pacific Hotel and Serviced Suites Ningbo is located in the heart of the Eastern New Town of Ningbo, next to the Ningbo International Conference and Exhibition Centre. Just walking distance to key financial and governmental landmarks, the property offers both hotel and extended-stay accommodation with its 415 guestrooms and 195 serviced suites. Hotel guests and serviced suites residents will enjoy access to a range of restaurants and bars, recreation facilities and nine event venues that span over 5,000 square metres, while being treated to our unique ‘Pacific Touch’, a refreshing, authentic approach to hospitality, personalised service and attention to detail.
Max.  2000m2
Alila Anji
Beautifully situated on a hillside overlooking a lake, surrounded by pristine bamboo groves, tea plantations and a grove of plum trees that blossom spectacularly in spring, Alila Anji will be an exclusive gated community accessible only to guests. Designed like a traditional Chinese village with white exteriors and sweeping dark-tiled roofs, the resort will set the benchmark in luxury and exclusivity with bespoke service and an array of distinctive amenities. 
Max.  252m2
Conrad Hangzhou
Welcome to Conrad Hangzhou in the emerging Qianjiang CBD. Soaring over 50 storeys, this luxury hotel comprises two distinct towers - a true landmark that's visible from all over the city. Featuring unparalleled, panoramic river views and a prime location, Conrad Hangzhou sets to serve business and leisure travelers with an inspired luxury experience in a world of sophisticated style. 
Max.  800m2
Hyatt Place Deqing
Offering 188 comfortable guests rooms. Hyatt Place Deqing, has 78 Twin bed rooms, 108 King bed rooms and 2 Suite rooms,  It is the ideal hotel for  travelers, family reunions, leisure groups, family getaways and small meetings & events.
Max.  320m2
Hyatt Place Tongxiang
Hyatt Place Tongxiang Train Station is a brand of Hyatt Hotels Group that combines modernity, innovation and 24-hours convenience. It is a cost-effective choice for business travel and family vacation.The hotel is built around the "Yue Lake," which has the feeling of a European town. The surrounding environment of the hotel is quiet, about half an hour drive from Wuzhen.
Max.  180m2
Suzhou Bay Hengli Grand Hotel
Suzhou Bay grand hotel is located in wujiang CBD, adjacent to the east taihu Lake. It belongs to hengli Group, one of the world top 500, and is managed by Suzhou QianLiang Hotel Management Co., LTD.  The company was founded on July 22, 2016. The surrounding traffic is extremely convenient.  The hotel incorporates neo-Chinese design into elegant contemporary interior Spaces, referencing elements emphasized in Chinese gardens -- Feng, Sheng, Shui and Le. With 339 spacious and comfortable modern guest rooms, you will enjoy a warm and comfortable residence that is tasteful and modern.  
Max.  1600m2
W Hotel Suzhou
W Suzhou is an icon of visionary design, a destination for the bold traveler, daring to connect with the old and the new.   An unmistakable and dynamic lifestyle hub in Suzhou, W hotel and Suzhou center energize and modernize the city.     Setting the scene with its dramatic living room; high floor venues overlooking the Jinji lake, provide a renewed perspective.   W differentiation is reflected via creative and unique offerings with local twists - appealing to corporate international and domestic travelers and those having meetings experiences in our banquet and catering areas. W weekend leisure experiences are sought after with Jinji lake views and direct access to the lakeside, parks and transportation. Outdoor spaces heighten the story of Suzhou – the garden city. Guests are recharged to look good, feel good, go longer and stay later with fuel elements throughout our AWAY spa, FIT, wet and B&F areas.    Extraordinary W wedding experiences defy expectation and spark imagination. An amplified theater of spontaneous and playful insider access to What’s new/next experiences, for the risk taker.
Max.  813m2
Renaissance Suzhou Hotel
The chic, cosmopolitan Renaissance Suzhou Hotel is strategically located on the sunset side of beautiful Jinji Lake in the Suzhou Industrial Park. Overlooking the tranquil and lush Central Park, the Hotel is only steps away from the most exciting shopping and fine dining in Suzhou. A short few minutes ride puts you at the heart of museums, temples, and other adventures readily waiting to satisfy your curiosity of the ancient city that is Suzhou.Our hotel boosts multi-functional event area, full equipped audiovisual system, catering to your various needs of meetings and events; and dedicated professionals offering exclusive one-stop service to make your events as flawless as it is successful and as memorable as it is impressive.
Max.  1000m2
Pullman Suzhou Taicang
Hotel is located in the science and education district in Taicang Suzhou. It is adjacent to the Huafa business district, with excellent view of Tianjing Lake and convenient transportation. Only one hour drive from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport and Hongqiao Railway Station. 247 modern and cozy guestrooms and suites with contemporary and intriguing design ,total five restaurants and bars with different styles, including THE TASTE · All Day Ding Restaurant and YUE HU XUAN · Chinese Restaurant, two 800 square meters independent grand ballrooms and seven multi-function small meeting rooms equipped with advanced audio-visual equipment. Fitness center, spa and indoor swimming pool are all available.
Max.  800m2
Tongli Lake Resort Suzhou
Tonglihu resort is divided into Phase I and Phase II, Phase II officially opened on April 18,2013, Phase II is a boutique hotel built according to the National five-star Hotel Standard, which has the garden style of Jiangnan, set rooms, catering, conferences, leisure and entertainment, vacation in one of the five-star hotel, construction area of about 60,000 square meters, with 253 sets of luxury rooms, as well as various business projects such as meeting rooms, a 1,000-person banquet hall, a luxurious banquet room, a western restaurant, a swimming pool, a gym, a chess and card room, a sauna center, and so on. The second phase consisted of a total of two buildings, building 1,3 floors above ground, 1 floor below ground, 2,5 floors above ground, 1 floor below ground. Phase I opened in 1992,2005 for decoration. It is a four-star resort hotel with an area of 60 mu and a building area of 17,000 square meters. It has the main building, 8 villas and No. 1 water restaurant in Tongli.
Max.  1700m2
Fairmont Nanjing
The Fairmont Nanjing (Nanjing Jinaoermeng Jiudian) is situated in Nanjing, a cultural and commercial metropolis. Combining modern design and Fairmont qualified service, this hotel is about 40 minutes' drive from Nanjing Lukou International Airport.Fairmont Nanjing occupies Level of 33 to 62 of the JinAo Tower and features 358 guest rooms and suites. Room facilities include Note Flat Panel Displays, BOSE sound system, deluxe beddings, brand-name toiletries and large viewing balconies.Dining venues include seven restaurant/bars, all with amazing views. The hotel provides venues for meetings and catering boasting 2500 square meters of meeting space including a 1000 square meters Grand Ballroom. For recreation, this hotel boasts swimming pool, health club and Willow Stream Spa.
Max.  936m2
Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
Located approximately 10 minutes away from the city, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, promises luxury and relaxation in an idyllic beachfront setting. This tropical retreat features 492 contemporary-styled rooms and suites reflecting Borneo's rich cultural heritage.A wealth of enriching experiences beckon within the resort and beyond. Enjoy rewarding water sports activities and island-hopping cruises, awaken 
Max.  668m2
Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok
Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok offers the perfect harmony of comfort and recuperation at the heart of Asia’s most popular city destination. Relax, revive and enjoy your stay, supported by Mövenpick‘s renowned standards of comfort.With the holistic concept of healthy living, the resort offers a variety of dining venues serving healthy options, from fresh organic smoothies at Sala Pool Bar to gluten-free pastries at Rim Klong.  The resort is directly connected to BDMS Wellness Clinic and is located only 45 minutes by car from both Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang International Airport and and just a few minutes walk from Thailand's most prestigous shopping centres and the BTS skytrain Ploenchit station.
Max.  588m2
Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & SPA
An idyllic destination for a truly unforgettable vacation, Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa offers breathtaking views of the serene Karon beachfront. Our hotel is one of the most comprehensive Mice and events venues in Southeast Asia, which means we can help you host world-class wedding planning services for engagement parties, wedding rehearsals and ceremonies in a spectacular destination in Phuket.
Max.  856m2
Novotel Phuket Phokeethra
Phuket is dream destination renowned for sun, sand and sea. Whether you are travelling to enjoy the beach life, or an enriching experiencethrough nature, adventure and culture, beautiful Phuket has something for everyone. Novotel Phuket Phokeethra is the only internationally branded hotel in Phuket Town.It is the perfect choice for business or leisure travelers.
Max.  935m2
Regent Hong Kong
The reimagined Regent Hong Kong returns to the famed Victoria Harbour.Generations of unforgettable experiences and glorious delights are fondly remembered and thoughtfully re-envisioned to uplift and inspire.Modern luxury is redefined with a serene and soul-rejuvenating aesthetic by Hong Kong-born design visionary Chi Wing Lo. Here discreet luxury is majestic and intimate, decadent and elegant, always seamlessly bespoke.Regent Hong Kong: Warm and lyrical, evocative, and inspirational; a rare urban haven.
Max.  839m2
1 Hotel haitang bay,Sanya
At 1 Hotels, we are guided by one simple idea: the world around us is beautiful and we want to keep it that way. It is, after all, 1 world. With sustainability at the core of our brand, protecting the world around us guides not only how we operate our hotels, but also how our team lives as well. Since launching the first property in South Beach, Miami in 2015, 1 Hotels has sprouted across New York’s Central Park, followed by Brooklyn Bridge, West Hollywood, Toronto, San Francisco and Nashville. Under our management company SH Hotels & Resorts, 1 Hotel’s extended family has spread across the world, with the addition of sister brands Baccarat Hotels & Residences in New York and Treehouse Hotel in London. In 2019, 1 Hotel West Hollywood was rated the fourth in the world and the second in the US in Condé Nast Reader Choice Awards and was listed on Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2020. 1 Hotel Haitang Bay, Sanya is the brand’s first property to enter Asia. In 2021, 1 Hotel Haitang Bay, Sanya won the “GREEN STAR” Award in Condé Nast #THE GOLD LIST 2021 and 2022- Forbes Travel Guide’s Four-Star Hotel. We are proud of our achievement and growth and hope you will continue to follow us as we continue to make our mark across the globe.
Max.  450m2

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In conversation with Gerard Walker, General Manager of EQ Kuala Lumpur

This month we had the pleasure to meet with Gerard Walker - General Manager of EQ Kuala Lumpur - who shared with us insights about the industry and his hotel & destination.   1000M - Can you tell us more about yourself and your career? GW - The hospitality profession is able to open up the world to the people who work in it, and I am a primary example. I dove straight in and never looked back.   I’m Australian, born and raised in Sydney. I began my career with Sydney Hilton Hotel in 1998 as Bar Manager of the Marble Bar, and proved my mettle by winning the hotel’s 1999 Employee of the Year award. At that moment, I knew I could do well in this career and continue to love it for a long time.   I’ve worked in various countries, including Australia, Mauritius, China, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. I carefully selected where I would go next to get new experiences and challenges; and each hotel received my dedication and passion in delivering high guest satisfaction and revenues. 1000M - What do you like the most about being a hotelier? GW - My profession has brought me to some of the most exciting cities in the world, allowed me to work with a range of talented, interesting, quirky, creative people from all walks of life, and underscored the fact that there are different ways to do things right. The pleasure I still get when the hotel guests gain a mind-blowing experience is something that never gets old.     1000M - The world has changed, what are the main challenges you face nowadays as a hotelier? GW - These days hospitality begins even before a prospective customer become a guest. Internet penetration, the profusion of content creators, the number of online booking sites, has got the industry on our toes because we now engage at a much greater depth with customers than we ever had before. Finding a voice on our electronic marketing, ensuring a corresponding follow through in our above and below the line marketing, training sales personnel to sell through both our attributes and hardware, as well as the soft touches, is challenging. But when you hit the sweet spot, it really is a thing of beauty and wonder!    Further to that is the ever-increasing importance of the delivery of the service promises. Saying we are The Best of The Best may get views on our socials and reservations, but it is proving through our service and deliverables that we are as good as we say we are, which is the crux. I believe it is of paramount importance to do as we say.   1000M - Can you tell us more about your hotel and destination? GW - EQ, currently ranked number 1 in TripAdvisor and winner of the Best City Hotel in Malaysia 2022 by Travel + Leisure Asia, is the newest five-star luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur. We have had a long tradition of hospitality, being one of the originators of luxury hospitality in Malaysia as the Hotel Equatorial and celebrating our 50th year of operations. In this redux, we deliver opulence, luxury and indulgence with a gorgeous, sustainably-engineered property. The hotel is also Green Building Index (GBI) Gold-certified, making it one of the most energy and resource-efficient buildings in the country.    The city is vibrant, buzzy and cosmopolitan, but go down a side street, and you find yourself in older times, where history continues to happen alongside the progressive city. I feel that KL is the perfect juxtaposition of historical culture and modernity, a hotbed of frenetic energy from the flashy retail offerings and entertainment venues and simultaneously overlaid by the peaceful green spots scattered around the city.    EQ takes that dynamism, and crafts it into superlative comfort, exemplary food options, a tranquil spa, as well as vibrant fine-dining and entertainment with some of the best city views, including unobstructed views of the Twin Towers and KL Tower.

Accor launches industry first solution to eliminate single-use plastics

THE INITIATIVE IS A SIGNIFICANT STEP AND A PILOT SCHEME WILL BE ROLLED OUT FIRST WITH THE SOFITEL BRAND IN DECEMBER 2020  Li Binghua, Division Director, Market Management Office, Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism and Gary Rosen, Chief Executive Officer, Accor Greater China, unveiled Accor’s biodegradable solution to replace single-use guest plastic bathroom amenities   In an industry-first, Accor Greater China will replace single-use plastic bathroom amenities with a biodegradable solution. The roll-out is part of Accor’s commitment to reduce its impact on the environment and create positive, sustainable hospitality. A launch ceremony was held in Sofitel Shanghai Hongqiao on December 2, 2020, with the attendance from representatives for Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism Market Management Office, Accor management team, as well as professionals from industry associations and hospitality partners.   In 2019, Accor committed to and delivered against the promise to eliminate plastic drinking straws, stir sticks and cotton buds. The next phase entails eliminating individual plastic amenities and cups as well as other single-use plastic items in guest rooms, meeting areas, restaurants and leisure activity areas to be achieved in the coming few years.  Accor has been committed to a responsible attitude for 25 years and will now go further to reduce its impact on the environment.   Accor is a signatory to the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative led by the United Nations Environment Programme to remove all single-use plastics in guest experiences from its hotels over the next few years. As a partner in this initiative, Accor strives to lead by example, drive action internally, share knowledge and initiate collaborations as a responsible industry leader. It is a significant step forward for the global hospitality industry and for Accor, which has been committed to sustainability for decades.  Accor’s solution for its guest bathroom amenities is to replace them with a biodegradable solution encased in chic ceramic containers that incorporate contemporary designs. The solution was developed with a recognized international company that specializes in travel and hotel amenities solutions. The biodegradable capsule which holds the products is made from renewable raw plant materials including corn and cassava. As it is  biodegradable, it is environmentally friendly with a lower ecological impact. The 290ml containers for shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion feature sealed polylactic acid (PLA) inner bottles to ensure the highest hygiene and practicality. This eco-innovation and environmental-friendly container was derived after a series of professional experiments, trials and testing conducted over the course of a year. This first of its kind solution is expected to help save more than 16 million of single-use plastic bathroom amenities bottles on average per year across Accor’s luxury and premium branded hotels in Greater China.    Guests can experience the new Accor biodegradable solution at Sofitel luxury hotels across Greater China with Lanvin, Sofitel’s partner for bathroom amenities.   Sofitel is the pilot brand for this new initiative in Greater China, with other Accor luxury and premium brands to follow in 2021. The initiative is in line with the Chinese Central Government’s ban of single-use plastics as the country’s active response to the negative impact of plastic pollution on health and ecology as announced in January 2020. Gary Rosen, CEO Accor Greater China, said: “We are honoured to lead the market as a pioneer in identifying and rolling out this innovative and sustainable initiative in Greater China. We aspire to set an example as a responsible corporate citizen while positively changing mindsets by adopting the logic of reduce, re-use and recycle. Our non-plastic amenities solution underscores our commitment to the environment and the communities where we operate our hotels. It is a holistic concept that fulfils many criteria including ecological impact, quality guest experience and excellent brand alignment.” Representative for the Shanghai Tourism Trade Association, Hotel Industry Division said: “Plastic pollution is one of the major environmental challenges of our time and we have an important role to play in contributing to the solution. We are glad to see that through the plastics ban initiative, hospitality companies and tourist destinations have creative solutions to innovate the way they reduce the use of plastics to advance circularity in our economies while reducing plastics pollution in China.”     Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO, Accor, said: “Our industry has a significant impact on the planet and we fully measure how key our responsibility is to create sustainable tourism for our employees, guests, suppliers, partners and host communities. We are proud that our teams in Greater China have taken a leading role to create unexpected solutions locally, and to inspire others.”   ABOUT ACCOR Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,000 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing luxury and premium brands, midscale and economy offerings, unique lifestyle concepts, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accor also boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and approximately 300,000 team members worldwide. Over 65 million members benefit from the company’s comprehensive loyalty program ALL - Accor Live Limitless - a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its Planet 21 – Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity.  Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Ex (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States. For more information visit or follow Accor on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.     Accor Greater China Phyllis Sio                                                                             April Ling Executive Director of Communications                     Communications Manager Phone: +86 159 2079 9606                                     Phone: +86 21 6119 9839 Email:                Email: