诺富特品牌酒店入驻宁波

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中国宁波 2016年03月29日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 雅高酒店集团宣布宁波逸东诺富特酒店开业。位于宁波东部新城,宁波逸东诺富特酒店是雅高酒店集团在浙江省的首家诺富特品牌酒店。

雅高酒店集团大中华区首席运营官莫力表示:“我们倍感荣幸,能够在宁波市发展最快的商业中心开设首家诺富特酒店。酒店的开业,再次彰显了雅高酒店集团为区域内旅行者提供纯正法式待客之道的承诺,以多元化的酒店品牌组合满足不同的需求。我们目前在宁波运营着一家奢华品牌索菲特酒店和两家经济型品牌宜必思酒店。宁波逸东诺富特酒店的开业,更加丰富了集团在此细分市场的酒店品牌布局。”

酒店座落于宁波东部新城,距离地铁一号线海晏北路站步行仅需 2 分钟,驱车20分钟及30分钟即可抵达宁波火车站及宁波栎社国际机场。酒店靠近宁波文化广场、宁波国际金融中心及宁波国际会展中心等城市地标,是商务及休闲游客的理想下榻之选。

酒店设有258间现代宽敞的客房,均配备品牌独有的“Live N Dream”环保床具,客人还可根据个人喜好挑选睡枕,在贴心的环境中酣然入眠。此外,客房内还配备咖啡机、iphone扩展坞及其他客房设施,为家庭游及商务客人营造理想舒适的下榻环境。酒店的内部装潢及玻璃面板均饰以诺富特品牌标志性的诺富特蓝,象征了东部新城的活力,同时也为酒店带来了与众不同的元素。

酒店还提供富有创意、营养均衡的餐饮选择,以满足客人的不同膳食需求。品坊全日餐厅提供口味纯正的亚洲风味自助餐及精选国际佳肴。大堂酒吧为客人提供咖啡、蛋糕及晚间饮品和零点,是度过休闲午后时光的理想场所。

酒店内设有多间配备了先进设备的多功能厅,可满足商务客人的不同会展、会议及活动需求。
酒店内设有健身房,内有瑜伽室和棋牌室,可供客人于晨间或晚间锻炼,恢复身心活力。

宁波逸东诺富特酒店还提供个性化服务,包括位于酒店大堂的苹果电脑上网区及适宜儿童的各项服务等。

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

Novotel Debuts in Ningbo

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Ningbo, China, March 29, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - AccorHotels announces the opening of Novotel Ningbo East. Located in the Ningbo Eastern New Town of the sub provincial city, the hotel is the first Novotel property to debut in Zhejiang Province.

“We’re pleased to introduce our first Novotel in one of the fastest growing commercial hub in the city Ningbo,” said Michel Molliet, Chief Operating Officer, AccorHotels Greater China. “The launch of this property demonstrates AccorHotels’ commitment in bringing authentic French hospitality to travellers around the region with diversified portfolio to meet various needs. The opening of Novotel Ningbo East complemented our portfolio in the city where we currently have a Sofitel property under the luxury collection and two ibis hotels in the economy category.”

Located in the Ningbo Eastern New Town, the new build hotel is a 2 minute walk from the city’s Metro Line 1 station, 20 minutes’ drive from the Ningbo Train Station and 30 minutes to Ningbo Lishe International Airport. Ningbo Culture Plaza, Ningbo International Financial Center and Ningbo International Convention and Exhibition Centre, among others, are all located within close proximity to the hotel, making it an ideal place to stay for both business and leisure travellers.

Featuring 258 modern and spacious rooms with the brand’s exclusive eco-designed Live N Dream bedding concept that provides a good night’s rest and a pillow menu, coffee machine, iphone docking stations and in-room amenities, the hotel offers travellers an ideal choice for family and business travels. The distinctive Novotel brand colours of blue are seen across the hotel’s interior decorations and glass panels. It also symbolizes the vitality of the Ningbo Eastern New Town giving the hotel a distinctive touch.

The hotel also offers creative and well-balanced dining options to cater to the various guest palates. The Square, all day dining restaurant serves an authentic Asian inspired buffet and a selection of international cuisines. The Lobby Lounge is the ideal place to spend a relaxing afternoon over a coffee and cakes or evening drinks and snacks.
For MICE and events, the hotel’s state-of-the-art function rooms provide corporate travellers a selection of choice offerings of its event space.

Fitness facilities include a gym with yoga and chess rooms for a morning or evening work out revitalise the body and soul.

Personalized services at Novotel Ningbo East also include a Web Corner in the hotel lobby and kid-friendly offerings.

To celebrate its opening, the hotel is offering a special rate starting at CNY358*net per room per night from now till 30 June 2016. For booking & inquiry inquiries, please call +86 574 2778 6666 or email [email protected]
*Terms and conditions apply.

Source: Accor Greater China

中国经济的基本面和长期的轨迹保持不变,经济有很强的弹性、巨大的潜力和充足的空间

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中国上海 2016年03月29日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 备受行业关注的2016中国金融交易技术大会将在2016年6月30日至7月1日在上海举办,届时将有百家金融机构公司,300名资深嘉宾、40名专业演讲嘉宾与会。
近年来,金融创新与改革成为了中国经济发展的关键词。此外,随着中国与海外的对接日益频繁,越来越多的国内金融机构施行“走出去”战略。2013年上海期货交易所开放夜间黄金与白银期货交易,主要与欧美市场对接。2014年沪港通的正式开启,及预计在2016年开启的深港通,沪伦通以及地区交易所的合作也蓄势待发。上海自贸区的设立与即将推行的QDII2政策,将使国内资本市场越来越呈现国际化多元化。

然而,随着国内与外贸市场对接的同时,我国的金融交易技术以及相关的风险管控,技术支持相对落后。同时“互联网金融”的出现也依托着云计算与大数据的应用,但是由于我国互联网技术与信用体系以及监管制度的不完善,互联网金融的发展也受到了相应制约,网络金融安全和技术问题也变得重中之重。同时海外金融机构进入中国市场也必须遵守中国相对应的交易规则与体系,其交易系统也必须与之相匹配。

本届大会将聚集国内外各大金融机构如交易所、商业银行、基金公司、期货公司及证券公司的技术总监、信息总监、交易总监等终端用户针对目前公司所遇到的技术问题以及相应交易需求进行深刻探讨。同时大会还将邀请到知名软件技术公司、风险管控公司、 数据公司等供应商共同分享目前领先交易及软件技术,帮助解决目前所存在的技术难点并提供解决方案。

嘉宾阵容
本次大会演讲嘉宾阵容强大,已确认的嘉宾有TK Yap(华侨证券执行总监)、高青(海富通基金管理有限公司信息技术总监)、Brian Roberts(香港证券交易所产品发展部高级副总裁)、郭佳莹(科盛股权投资管理股份有限公司董事长)、何小明(申银万国期货研究所副所长)、葛新元(光大证券另类投资部总经理)、刘嵩(光大证券信息技术部副总裁等)、张建军(中信建投信息技术部总监)、徐楠(海通证券技术总监)、解非(华鑫证券上海嘉定营业部总经理)等,诸位嘉宾将针对不同的行业热点话题展开深度讨论。

大会亮点
- 了解当前经济环境,获取国内外相关金融交易政策
- 深度的专题讨论,找到合适的解决方案以用来克服交易流动性,市场波动以及平台架构稳定性
- 通过创新高效的交易技术帮你扩充流动性,降低交易风险,实现资源最优化
- 国际金融交易市场技术
- 实现跨界融合,资源整合

大会官网:www.cfttc.net

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

Financial Trading Tech Luminaries Will Soon Converge In Shanghai

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Shanghai, China, March 28, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Fintech in China is booming, and nowhere is the drive greater than in Shanghai. The upcoming China Financial Trading Technology Congress 2016 will see hundreds of financial institutions, over 300 senior executives, and more than 40 professional speakers participating. The event takes place June 30 – July 1 in Shanghai, China.

As the domestic Chinese capital market becomes more connected with overseas markets, China financial trading technology, relevant risk management and technology support is still lagging. At the same time, to enter the Chinese market, overseas financial institutions must also comply with corresponding transaction rules and systems in China which require a technology partner with an exceptional footprint in terms of market access. With the Internet financing also developing in China, cloud computing and big data are playing key roles in the digitalization of these sectors.

But, due to the incompleteness of Internet technology, credit system, and monitoring system, the development of Internet finance is also relatively restrained, and the technology backing the safety and security of Internet finance has become a top priority.

Shanghai-based Leader Group is introducing the China Financial Trading Technology Congress 2016 in Shanghai, which gathers those key technology directors, information directors, trading directors and other end users of global and domestic institutions to have a deeper discussion of technical side and latest demands within the industry.

Our High-Level Guest List
We will be hosting key invited guests. The confirmed speakers will be TK Yap (CFA, Executive Director & Head of Institutional Business, OCBC Securities, Singapore), Qing Gao (CTO, HFT Investment Management Co., Ltd.), Brian Roberts (Senior Vice President, ETF Product Development of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited), Xiaoming He (The Vice Director, Shenyin Wanguo Futures Research Institute), Xinyuan Ge (General Manager, Alternative Investment Department of Everbright Securities), Song Liu (Deputy General Manager, Information Technology Department of Everbright Securities), Jianjun Zhang (Information and Technology Director, China Securities Co., Ltd), Nan Xu (Technology Director, Haitong Securities), Fei Xie (General Manager, Yintai Securities) and any others. These guests will engage in deep discussions focused on different industry hot topics.

Highlights of the conference include:
– Review the current economic environment and get first hand clarity on the next steps required to achieve cross border compliance from China;
– Uncover the right combination of brokers, platforms, and technology providers you need to succeed in this evolving market structure;
– Identify opportunities and challenges for the management of I.T. in the financial industry;
– Implement the latest equity technologies to help you source liquidity, reduce trading costs and achieve best execution;
– Participate in challenging debates designed to find the right I.T. solutions;
– Determine new trading strategies to overcome the lack of liquidity, high market volatility, and increasing fragmentation.

Be sure to register your participation quickly and you can receive more information at our website: www.cfttc.net.

Source: Leader Group

2016第四届全球云计算大会·中国站全面启动

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2016年03月23日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 由上海市经济和信息化委员会指导,博闻中国(UBM China)主办的2016第四届全球云计算大会·中国站(Cloud Connect China)将于9月20-22日在上海国际会议中心举行,通过技术研讨、主题演讲、专题会议、展览等形式,全面演绎当今云产业链的发展业态。目前,大会的赞助、门票和预登记已全面启动,提前报名更可享多重优惠。

据调查显示,2015-2018年,全球云计算服务市场平均每年将增长26%,而中国将以接近45%的年复合增长率增长。由此可见,未来云计算市场拥有巨大的发展潜力,也将为众多企业带来新一轮的技术革命。在此背景下,主办方诚邀新老客户,携手探索新一轮的行业趋势、商务和价值。

逐年增长,再创新高
全球云计算大会(Cloud Connect)于2008年在美国硅谷创立,被誉为“全球十佳云计算活动”之一。它以专业会议与展览相结合的模式,集结企业IT专业人士、开发者、基础结构及服务器供应商和云计算创新专家,共同构建云计算发展蓝图。随后大会扩张至世界各地,相继在美国芝加哥、美国纽约和印度举办。2013年,博闻中国(UBM China)将该云计算活动品牌引入中国,即全球云计算大会·中国站(Cloud Connect China),其国际化程度和专业性备受肯定。目前已成功举办三届,各项数据全面增长,国内企业加强参与。

每年9 月,国际化演讲嘉宾阵容齐聚上海,与数千来自云生态链内企业CIO、CTO、技术开发者和企业级终端用户分享“干货”,涉及金融、制造、电商、教育、医药等诸多热门应用领域。同时,IT 厂商也会在展示会集中演绎云计算广阔的应用前景。与会人数逐年递增,从2013 年1575 人到2015 年的3069 人,使得全球云计算大会·中国站成为国内规模最大的云计算活动之一。

领先的一站式企业级云计算平台
大会聚焦云计算的实用性问题,专注于厂商、开发者和具体的商业行动,特别侧重案列分析及分享。通过专业会议与展览相结合的模式,力图以中立的态度聚集、展示行业内领先技术企业,设置高可信度的论坛及教育来探讨云计算的最新发展趋势,吸引决策者和思想领导者等战略层面的观众,从而打造成行业领先的一站式企业级云计算平台。

历届中国站赞助商一览
会议环节,国际化的演讲嘉宾阵容会就云计算产业现状及最热门领域,带来趋势报告并解读实践案例。相得益彰的展览部分则将汇集60余家国内外厂商,展示前沿的技术理念、优质的产品设备和云计算广阔的应用前景。而企业CIO高端研讨会、“云鼎奖”颁奖典礼、买家配对等增值活动,则将进一步提高全球云计算大会·中国站的参会价值。

不容错过的整合营销机会
2016全球云计算大会·中国站的赞助、门票和预登记现已全面启动,参与其中将受益匪浅。作为赞助商,不但可以分享和汲取趋势报告,展示最新产品和技术服务,同时还能进行全方位的品牌推广,以及接触大批活跃买家。而对于参会者来说,这是一个绝佳的培训机会,与同行强化专业联系的平台,也可以率先领略新一代云计算技术产品的风采。

赞助机会(3月31日前报名可享立减20%的早鸟优惠):
http://www.cloudconnectevent.cn/zh-cn/Sponsorship-Opportunities

会议门票(分时段优惠体系,3人及以上享折上85折):
http://www.ubmconlinereg.com/CLOUD16/cn/

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

Cloud Connect China 2016 Returns To Bring Together Leaders In Cloud Computing

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Shanghai, China, March 23, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Governed by Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization and organized by UBM China, Cloud Connect China 2016, the fourth edition of the event, will take place on 20-22 September 2016 at Shanghai International Convention Center. Composed of technical workshops, keynote speech, conference tracks and an expo, Cloud Connect China aims to thoroughly depict the current cloud computing industrial chain.

The event sponsorship, conference tickets and visitor pre-registration are already open. Act fast to enjoy an early-bird discount: http://www.cloudconnectevent.cn/en/

During 2015-2018, the global cloud computing service market will achieve an average annual growth rate of 26%, while the Chinese market will reach a compound annual growth rate of 45% according to survey. This indicates an enormous future cloud computing market, which will bring a new round of technical revolution for enterprises. Under this background, the organizer of Cloud Connect China sincerely invites clients of old and new, to together explore the next industrial trends, business and value.

A Positive Growth within the Past Years
Cloud Connect, founded in 2008 in Silicon Valley, was crowned as one of the Top 10 Global Cloud Computing Events. Cloud Connect China was introduced into Chinese market since 2013 and applauded for its internationality and professionalism. Now it has been successfully held for three consecutive years with growing data and more participation of domestic companies.

Every September, global speakers assemble in Shanghai and share ideas with thousands of CIO, CTO, tech developers and end users from industries like finance, manufacture, E-commerce, education, medicine and etc. Meanwhile, multiple cloud results will be presented at the Expo floor. The growing participants (1575 in 2013 and 3069 in 2015) have qualified Cloud Connect China one of the largest cloud computing events in China.

Leading One-stop Platform for Enterprise Cloud
The event has always focusing on the connection with IT corporations, developers and business activities. Its goal is to chart the course of cloud computing's development by bringing together enterprise IT professionals, developers, infrastructure and service providers and cloud computing innovators, and thus endow Cloud Connect China with the reputation of a leading one-stop platform for enterprise cloud.

A global speaker lineup will share insights and practical cases over international cloud computing industry’s current situation and most popular areas. And the Expo will bring together over 60 domestic and foreign manufactures, showcasing the cutting-edge technology, fine products and equipment, to echo the conference tracks. In addition, Enterprise CIO Forum, the Top Cloud Connect Awards, matchmaking and other value-added service will further improve the participation value of the event.

An Integrated Promotion Opportunity
The event sponsorship, conference tickets and visitor pre-registration are already open. Sponsors may not only share and extract trend report, display latest products and technical services, but also have an all-dimensional branding chance with exposure to plenty of active buyers. To participants, it will be a perfect training opportunity and a platform to connect with peers. And they are able to have a first taste of the new-age cloud computing technical products as well.

Sponsorship Opportunity: 20% discount for early-birds before 31 March
http://www.cloudconnectevent.cn/en-us/Sponsorship-Opportunities

Conference Ticket: preferential system according to time period. And an extra 15% discount for 3 or more delegates to register at one time.
http://www.ubmconlinereg.com/CLOUD16/en/

Source: UBM China

AccorHotels continues expansion in Southern Thailand with three hotels

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Bangkok, Thailand, March 23, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - AccorHotels and Avista Resort and Spa Patong Company Limited have signed an agreement for AccorHotels to manage three properties in Phuket. Two resorts will be rebranded as Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa and Avista Hidewaway Phuket Patong, MGallery by Sofitel on April 1, while another newly-built Avista Grande Phuket Karon, MGallery by Sofitel will open in 2018.

AccorHotels presently manages 16 hotels and resorts across Southern Thailand. The announcement brings the Group’s upcoming pipeline in the area to 10 properties, and reaffirms its commitment to meeting growing demand there.

“AccorHotels is proud to partner with Avista to manage three hotels in Phuket. As more guests visit the ever-popular island, they increasingly seek choice and consistency,” said Mr Patrick Basset, AccorHotels’ Chief Operating Officer for Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia. “Each MGallery by Sofitel luxury hotel features a unique identity and story through its architecture, interior design and services.

Novotel is well-known for its spacious rooms and service standards that stand apart in the midscale segment. Both brands are well positioned to cater to Phuket’s diverse guests, particularly as the island further develops its infrastructure and attractions.”

The 150 room Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong, MGallery by Sofitel is an easy escape, located two minutes’ walk from Patong beach and Jungceylon Shopping Centre. The hotel features two restaurants, two bars, one meeting room, a business centre, three swimming pools, and a spa, fitness centre and kid’s club.

Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa, located five minutes’ walk to Kata Beach, offers 143 rooms, one restaurant, two bars, two meeting rooms, and a business centre, swimming pool, fitness centre and kid’s club.

Avista Grande Phuket Karon, MGallery by Sofitel is scheduled to have 160 rooms, one restaurant, three bars, two meeting rooms and a swimming pool, business centre and kid’s club. The resort will be located a 10 minute drive from Patong’s shopping and entertainment area.

ABOUT ACCORHOTELS
AccorHotels is a Group united by a shared passion for hospitality and driven by a shared promise to make everyone Feel Welcome.
Over 190,000 women and men in 3,900 AccorHotels establishments look after thousands of guests every day in 92 countries.

AccorHotels is the world’s leading hotel operator and offers its customers, partners and employees:
– its dual expertise as a hotel operator and franchisor (HotelServices) and a hotel owner and investor (HotelInvest);
– a large portfolio of internationally renowned brands covering the full spectrum, with luxury (Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery by Sofitel, Grand Mercure, The Sebel), midscale (Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter, Adagio) economy (ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, adagio access and hotelF1) establishments;
– a powerful marketplace and loyalty program Le Club AccorHotels
– almost half a century of commitment to corporate citizenship and solidarity with the PLANET 21 program.
Accor SA shares are listed on the Euronext Paris exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and traded in the USA on the OTC marketplace (Code: ACRFY)

MGallery by Sofitel is AccorHotels’ collection of inimitably enchanting, unique boutique hotelsoffering the excellence of hospitality “à la française”.

MGallery by Sofitel has 82 unique and fascinating addresses in 23 countries around the world, all of which are havens for those who relish off-the-beaten-track experiences. Each address is remarkable for its singular personality and deep-rooted local history.

AccorHotels, the world’s leading hotel operator, has nearly 3,900 hotels and over 190,000 employees in 92 countries.

Novotel Hotels, Suites & Resorts provide a multi-service offer for both business and leisure guests, with spacious, modular rooms, 24/7 catering offers with balanced meals, meeting rooms, attentive and proactive staff, kid areas, a multi-purpose lobby and fitness centers. Through PLANET 21, AccorHotels’ sustainable development program, Novotel commits to Man and the Planet. Novotel has over 450 hotels and resorts in 61 countries, ideally located in the heart of major international cities, business districts and tourist destinations.

AccorHotels, the world’s leading hotel operator, has nearly 3,900 hotels and over 190,000 employees in 92 countries.

Source: Accor Greater China

New MGF Pitching Session ‘The Venture Den’ Brings Together A Panel Of Investors With A Total of US$131M Ready To Invest In Mobile Games

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Hong Kong, March 23, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - MGF Asia, taking place April 12th-13th at the 5-star Mira Hotel, will be launching the first ever 'The Venture Den', a no nonsense pitching session where the brightest and best independent and smaller studios will be presenting before a panel of world class investors and publishers with a total of at least $131M ready to invest, and who will be looking to partner with the most promising indie developers out there.

The pitches will take part in front of a live audience, and form an integral element of the MGF agenda on the 12th April. Each studio has 5 minutes to impress the world-class panel of judges, before the next studio has a shot at pitching for their next round of funding or crucial partnership.

Confirmed Venture Den investor and publisher panellists include representatives from Animoca Brands, 8 Elements, Linekong, Firestartr, Playlab, Perfect World, NetEase, Qeon Interative, Rolocule Games and Aid Partners.

Participants will also be judged by Shelley LK, Managing Partner, IPC Ventures, giving them the opportunity to be in the running to win mobile gaming's most exciting new competition, Gaming Top Talent. This is a global competition open to developers based anywhere in the world with a total prize value of over $1M, including capital investment and exclusive publishing deals, up for grabs. Be sure to bring your A-Game!

Commenting on MGF Asia and the upcoming competition, Shelley LK said "Asia has been one of the highest growing markets in mobile gaming history. Yet it's also a highly fragmented market and there is a lot of 'noise' in the talent pool. MGF is one of the premium industry events, drawing together the top, senior and serious professionals in the mobile gaming space, including locals from the region and also international expats. There are great synergies between 'The Venture Den' taking place at MGF Asia and our global online initiative Gaming Top Talent, and we are excited to have a close collaboration this year and to shape up the industry together."

Studios interested in pitching at The Venture should send their application to [email protected] Send no more than 500 words on your company & product, along with a link to your website, explaining what sets you apart from other studios and why you should be selected for The Venture Den.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON 1ST APRIL.

You must be an MGF Asia attendee to apply, so for your free pass to attend the world's premium mobile games event.

*Please note that that only studios developing original or licenced IP are eligible to apply for a free pass and to apply for The Venture Den. Passes are reserved only for Director level of seniority and above. Proof of seniority and title required for registration.

For full details visit: www.mgfasia.com or call: +44 (0)20 7336 4600.

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About Osney Media: OsneyMedia's purpose is to inspire and enrich the lives of senior business executives in the mobile gaming industry through live conferences and strategic think tanks, producing cutting-edge content delivered by world-leading speakers in highly engaging formats.

Source: OsneyMedia

上海威斯汀大饭店“地球一小时”环保运动

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2016年03月23日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 上海威斯汀大饭店宣布参加2016年“地球一小时(Earth Hour)”活动。届时,酒店将与全球数百万参与者一起呼吁宾客与社会各界关注全球气候变化问题,积极采取行动。活动当天,上海威斯汀大饭店牌照明设施,减弱或关闭酒店内部次要照明设施,在部分公共区域及餐厅与酒吧使用蜡烛照明,并通过客房语音系统和电视系统告知宾客“地球一小时”活动的进展情况。

事实上,保护地球环境和促进社区活力一直是喜达屋集团的核心企业公民理念。为此,集团于2008年设立了“喜达屋30/20 by 20计划”这一全球环保目标,暨截止2020年,全球能源使用减少30%、用水量减少20%(相比于2008年的数据)。2008年到2014年期间,喜达屋集团全球范围内实现能耗、碳排放量和水耗分别降低12.08%、16.07%和17.26%,相当于79,000个热气球造成的碳排量,近216,272个家庭或近500,000辆轿车的能源消耗以及近1.16亿个浴缸的水资源。喜达屋在中国的酒店则实现减少能耗12.96%,减少水资源消耗11.98% 。

除了采取各式节能措施,上海威斯汀大饭店还将举办专门的员工与宾客活动,包括提供来自本地、健康有机食材烹饪的菜肴和以“地球一小时”为灵感调制的鸡尾酒,举办特别的表演、专题音乐会,展示传统的娱乐方式,以及针对当地社区的环保举措而设计的宣传活动等。

喜达屋集团还鼓励客人积极地参与各项可持续发展计划。例如,集团新晋推出了“喜达屋绿色会议实践”套餐,会议筹划者和活动组织者在喜达屋亚太区近300家参加活动的酒店中进行预订并参与喜达屋绿色会议实践项目,即可获得2000点Starpoints的积分奖励。全新推出的绿色会议优惠项目提供了一种定制化、全方位且易实践的方法,帮助客户策划举办对环境负责的会议活动。“喜达屋绿色会议实践”确立了一系列可持续性标准。具体标准包括:使用再生材料制成的打印用纸和活动挂图,同时进行双面打印,环保无纸补给盆栽植物、有机栽培花卉,或本地植物等。作为这个项目的一部分,参与酒店可为客户提供全方位的会议选择,确保在对环境社会负责的同时不断提升客户体验。

继去年底在巴黎成功举办的第二十一届联合国气候变化大会(COP21),2016年的“地球一小时”活动继续着重关注全球气候变化的严峻问题。“地球一小时”活动每年举行,由WWF世界野生动物基金会于2007年创建,是一项旨在推动环保意识的全球性运动,倡导人们关注气温变暖对地球产生威胁的问题,以及刻不容缓的碳减排形势。

关于地球一小时
“地球一小时(Earth Hour)”是一项与WWF世界野生动物基金会合作的全球性环保活动。活动主办方邀请个人、企业、政府机构与社会各界积极参与,于2016年3月19日当地时间晚上8:30开始熄灯一小时,以此为全球的环保可持续行动贡献自己的一份力量。“地球一小时”首创于2007年,当时仅覆盖了一个城市,而如今,全球每年都有数以百万计的人一起参与到这项活动中来。

关于喜达屋酒店与度假酒店国际集团
喜达屋酒店与度假酒店国际集团是世界酒店与休闲服务业中的领袖企业之一,在全球 100 个国家和地区拥有超过1,270 家酒店,并在其自有与管理的酒店内有拥有超过 180,000多名酒店员工。作为世界知名的品牌,喜达屋是一个集酒店、度假酒店与公寓的所有者、经营者与特许权人等角色于一身的综合集团,旗下拥有全球知名酒店品牌包括:瑞吉(St. Regis®)、豪华精选(The Luxury Collection®)、W 酒店(W®)、威斯汀(Westin®)、艾美(Le Méridien®)、喜来登(Sheraton®)、Tribute PortfolioTM、福朋喜来登(Four Points® by Sheraton)、雅乐轩(Aloft®)、源宿(Element)以及正式开启战略合作的Design Hotels™。喜达屋拥有行业领先且备受赞誉的忠诚计划 —SPG 俱乐部(SPG®),会员可获得积分并将其兑换成客房住宿、客房升级和航班,且无日期限制。查询更多信息,请登陆www.starwoodhotels.com/cn。

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

新增三家酒店,雅高酒店集团继续扩张在泰国南部的酒店网络

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泰国曼谷 2016年03月23日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 雅高酒店集团与Avista Resort and Spa Patong Company Limited(阿威斯塔度假村水疗酒店巴东有限公司)近日签署协议,为其管理位于普吉岛的三家酒店及度假酒店。其中两家度假酒店将于4月1日分别更名为Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa(普吉岛卡塔海滩阿威斯塔诺富特水疗度假酒店)和Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong, MGallery by Sofitel(索菲特美憬阁阿威斯塔普吉岛巴东酒店)。另有一家新建的Avista Grande Phuket Karon, MGallery by Sofitel(索菲特美憬阁阿威斯塔普吉岛卡伦海滩酒店)将于2018年开业。目前雅高酒店集团在泰国南部共运营着16家酒店和度假酒店,包括这三家酒店,共有10家雅高集团酒店在开业筹备中。此次签约再次兑现了集团将会尽力满足该地区不断增长需求的承诺。

雅高酒店集团东南亚偏北地区和东北亚地区首席运营官Patrick Basset表示:“能与Avista(阿威斯塔)携手合作,运营位于普吉岛的三家酒店,我们感到非常自豪。如今,这座小岛日益受到旅客们的青睐,多元化的选择和一致性的优质服务需求亦不断增加。集团旗下每家索菲特美憬阁奢华酒店的建筑风格、室内设计和服务都展现了其独特个性和故事。而诺富特以其宽敞的客房和高于中端酒店的服务标准而享誉全球。索菲特美憬阁和诺富特酒店将会更好地满足前来普吉岛的旅客的多样化需求,与此同时,普吉岛也在进一步完善其基础设施和景点。”

Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong, MGallery by Sofitel(索菲特美憬阁阿威斯塔普吉岛巴东酒店)设有150间客房,是一个适合放松身心的理想下榻之所,酒店距离巴东海滩和Jungceylon购物中心步行仅需两分钟。酒店设有两家餐厅、两间酒吧、一间会议室、一个商务中心、三个游泳池、一个水疗中心、一个健身中心和一个儿童俱乐部。

Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa(普吉岛卡塔海滩阿威斯塔诺富特水疗度假酒店)距离卡塔海滩步行仅需五分钟,酒店设有143间客房、一家餐厅、两间酒吧、两间会议室、一个商务中心、一个游泳池、一个健身中心和一个儿童俱乐部。

Avista Grande Phuket Karon, MGallery by Sofitel(索菲特美憬阁阿威斯塔普吉岛卡伦海滩酒店)计划建造160间客房、一家餐厅、三间酒吧、两间会议室、一个游泳池、一个商务中心和一个儿童俱乐部。度假酒店距离巴东购物及娱乐场所约10分钟车程。

关于雅高酒店集团
雅高酒店集团通过充满对待客之道的共同热情结合在一起,并由让所有人感到Feel Welcome的共同承诺驱动。
超过19万名员工每天在雅高酒店集团遍及全球92个国家的近3,900家酒店照顾上万名客人。

雅高酒店集团是全球领先的酒店运营商,为其客人、合作伙伴和员工提供:
– 双重的专业经验,HotelServices运营和特许经营酒店,HotelInvest是酒店的业主和投资者。
– 广泛的国际知名品牌覆盖所有市场,奢华品牌包括索菲特、铂尔曼、索菲特美憬阁、美爵和诗铂;中端品牌包括诺富特、美居、Mama Shelter和Adagio;经济型品牌包括宜必思、宜必思尚品、宜必思快捷、adagio access和hotelF1。
– 一个强大的市场和客户忠诚计划Le Club AccorHotels雅高乐雅会。
– 近半个世纪对成为负责任企业社会公民的承诺,与PLANET 21(21世纪地球)项目团结在一起。
Accor SA在泛欧巴黎交易所上市((ISIN code: FR0000120404)并在美国和场外交易市场(OTC marketplace交易)(Code: ACRFY)。

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing Enhances Its Dining Experience With New Executive Hire

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Beijing, China, March 21, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Mr. Jos Engelen was appointed as the Director of Food and Beverage of Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing in March 2016.

As a senior international hospitality manager, Jos Engelen from Netherlands with proficient language skills in English, Dutch, German and Chinese, has 14 years of extensive hotel Food and Beverage working experience, including 7 years experience in the management position. He had worked in Grand Hyatt Guangzhou, Grand Hyatt Beijing and Conrad and Double Tree by Hilton in Sanya successively as an important position. Before being the Director of Food and Beverage of Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing, he was the Cluster Food and Beverage Manager of Conrad and Double Tree by Hilton in Sanya.

Mr. Jos Engelen will be fully in charge of managing the Food and Beverage team of Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing with the Essence Restaurant, Angus Grill, Lobby Lounge, Banquet Service and Room Service.

About Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing

Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing is the first Crowne Plaza hotel in Beijing and is located in the heart of the city’s international business center along vibrant Wangfujing Avenue. The hotel serves as the areas foremost provider of contemporary accommodation, comprehensive meetings solutions and outstanding leisure venues, ensuring your stay with us is truly enjoyable.

About Crowne Plaza
Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts is an upscale brand located in major urban centres, gateway cities and resort destinations offering business travelers a high level of comfort, service and amenities. It is also a dynamic hotel brand currently located in nearly 50 countries around the world. Truly international, Crowne Plaza offers premium accommodation, designed for the discerning business and leisure travelers who appreciate simplified elegance combined with practicality of the latest features, as well as value for money. At Crowne Plaza, guests can enjoy 24-hour business service, wireless high speed internet access in the lobby plus fitness and leisure facilities.

Source: Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing

安格文先生就任北京国际艺苑皇冠假日酒店餐饮部总监

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中国北京 2016年03月21日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 北京国际艺苑皇冠假日酒店正式任命安格文先生就任酒店餐饮部总监。

安格文先生来自荷兰,精通英语、荷兰语、德语和中文。作为资深国际酒店管理者,拥有14年丰富的酒店从业经验,其中有7年的酒店高级管理经验。曾经在广州富力君悦大酒店、北京东方君悦大酒店、以及希尔顿集团旗下的三亚康莱德酒店和三亚逸林酒店担任重要职位。在就任北京国际艺苑皇冠假日酒店餐饮总监之前,他担任三亚希尔顿集团康莱德和逸林酒店区域餐饮经理一职。

安格文先生将全面负责北京国际艺苑皇冠假日酒店的餐饮工作,包括对西餐厅、安格斯扒房、大堂吧、送餐服务以及宴会的运营和管理工作,并会凭借其丰富的餐饮管理经验,完善酒店餐饮服务品质,带领酒店餐饮团队取得更卓越的业绩。

关于北京国际艺苑皇冠假日酒店
北京国际艺苑皇冠假日酒店地处北京王府井大街,饱览城市繁华景象。商业购物街区仅几步之遥,随时让您感受到城市的脉动。酒店的位置优越,毗邻众多名园胜景,天安门广场、紫禁城、北海公园、后海胡同即时可达。359间充满现代时尚气息的客房、先进完善的会议场地和设施、专业体贴的服务以及各类餐饮与休闲娱乐设施,让您处处感受非凡品位、体验尊贵享受。

关于皇冠假日酒店及度假村介绍
皇冠假日酒店及度假村是选址于各大主要城市、门户城市以及旅游度假目的地的高端酒店品牌,旨在为商务人士提供舒适优雅、体贴入微的服务。皇冠假日酒店及度假村目前在全球超过50个国家拥有酒店。作为国际化的酒店品牌,皇冠假日酒店及度假村提供上乘的住宿环境,专为目光敏锐、崇尚简约优雅与潮流科技并重的商务人士和休闲游客打造物有所值的服务。在皇冠假日酒店及度假村,客人可以享受到24小时商务服务,覆盖大堂的高速无线网络以及健身休闲设施。在中国,皇冠假日酒店及度假村是最大的国际高端酒店品牌,共有65家开业酒店以及52家在建设酒店。

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

金茂北京威斯汀大饭店“地球一小时”环保运动 积极关注全球气候变化问题

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中国北京市 2016年03月17日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 金茂北京威斯汀大饭店宣布参加2016年“地球一小时(Earth Hour)”活动。届时,酒店将与全球数百万参与者一起呼吁宾客与社会各界关注全球气候变化问题,积极采取行动。活动当天,金茂北京威斯汀大饭店将关闭酒店外部标牌照明设施,减弱及关闭酒店内部次要照明设施,在部分公共区域及餐厅与酒吧使用蜡烛照明。

事实上,保护地球环境和促进社区活力一直是喜达屋集团的核心企业公民理念。为此,集团于2008年设立了“喜达屋30/20 by 20计划”这一全球环保目标,暨截止2020年,全球能源使用减少30%、用水量减少20%(相比于2008年的数据)。2008年到2014年期间,喜达屋集团全球范围内实现能耗、碳排放量和水耗分别降低12.08%、16.07%和17.26%,相当于79,000个热气球造成的碳排量,近216,272个家庭或近500,000辆轿车的能源消耗以及近1.16亿个浴缸的水资源。喜达屋在中国的酒店则实现减少能耗12.96%,减少水资源消耗11.98%。

除了采取各式节能措施,金茂北京威斯汀大饭店携手BMW宝马汽车共同参与“2016地球一小时”主题活动,鼓励宾客为了蓝色天空,践行可持续的生活方式,让雾霾不再,蓝天重现。活动当天,BMW将于酒店外展示其绿色能源系列i3汽车,同时酒店宾客还有机会免费体验接送服务,感受绿色出行,倡导低碳生活。

喜达屋集团还鼓励客人积极地参与各项可持续发展计划。例如,集团新晋推出了“喜达屋绿色会议实践”套餐,会议筹划者和活动组织者在喜达屋亚太区近300家参加活动的酒店中进行预订并参与喜达屋绿色会议实践项目,即可获得2000点Starpoints的积分奖励。全新推出的绿色会议优惠项目提供了一种定制化、全方位且易实践的方法,帮助客户策划举办对环境负责的会议活动。“喜达屋绿色会议实践”确立了一系列可持续性标准。具体标准包括:使用再生材料制成的打印用纸和活动挂图,同时进行双面打印,环保无纸补给盆栽植物、有机栽培花卉,或本地植物等。作为这个项目的一部分,参与酒店可为客户提供全方位的会议选择,确保在对环境社会负责的同时不断提升客户体验。

继去年底在巴黎成功举办的第二十一届联合国气候变化大会(COP21),2016年的“地球一小时”活动继续着重关注全球气候变化的严峻问题。“地球一小时”活动每年举行,由WWF世界野生动物基金会于2007年创建,是一项旨在推动环保意识的全球性运动,倡导人们关注气温变暖对地球产生威胁的问题,以及刻不容缓的碳减排形势。

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关于地球一小时
“地球一小时(Earth Hour)”是一项与WWF世界野生动物基金会合作的全球性环保活动。活动主办方邀请个人、企业、政府机构与社会各界积极参与,于2016年3月19日当地时间晚上8:30开始熄灯一小时,以此为全球的环保可持续行动贡献自己的一份力量。“地球一小时”首创于2007年,当时仅覆盖了一个城市,而如今,全球每年都有数以百万计的人一起参与到这项活动中来。

关于喜达屋酒店与度假酒店国际集团
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Source: ChinaNewswire.com

希尔顿与 IBM 试验全球首个基于Watson的酒店机器人礼宾员 “康妮”(Connie)

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美国弗吉尼亚州麦克莱恩市 2016年03月17日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 希尔顿全球 (NYSE: HLT) 和 IBM (NYSE: IBM) 今日宣布合作试验 "康妮" – 酒店业首个基于 Watson 的机器人礼宾员。康妮利用来自 Watson 和 WayBlazer 的专业领域知识告知宾客本地旅游景点、餐厅推荐和酒店特色与设施。

以希尔顿创始人康莱德·希尔顿 (Conrad Hilton) 命名的 康妮 标志着 IBM 首次为酒店市场开发基于 Watson 的机器人。康妮将与希尔顿团队成员并肩工作,协助处理访客请求、个性化宾客体验并向旅客提供更多信息帮助他们规划行程。

目前驻扎在弗吉尼亚州麦克莱恩希尔顿酒店前台附近的 康妮 正学习以友好且有益的方式与宾客互动和回答问题。康妮利用一组 Watson 应用编程接口 (API) 支持在宾客抵达时迎宾并回答有关酒店设施、服务和营业时间的问题,包括“对话”、“语音转文本”、“文本转语音”和“自然语言分类器”。通过挖掘 Watson 支持的 WayBlazer 广博旅游领域知识,Connie 还能够建议酒店外的本地景点。

宾客与 康妮互动越多,它学习、适应和改进建议越多。酒店还可以访问宾客提问与 康妮回答日志,支持在宾客入住之前、期间和之后改善体验。
康妮由代表计算新时代的认知计算技术平台 Watson 提供支持,系统以人类采用的方式了解世界 – 通过感知、学习和体验。

希尔顿全球产品创新与品牌服务副总裁乔纳森·威尔逊 (Jonathan Wilson) 表示,“我们专注于重新构想整个旅游体验,让其对宾客来说更智能、更轻松和更快乐。通过借力 IBM Watson 等创新合作伙伴,我们正以最不可思议的方式让宾客惊叹。”

IBM 院士、副总裁和 IBM Watson 首席技术官罗伯海 (Rob High) 表示,“与希尔顿和 WayBlazer 合作的本项目代表Watson 认知计算具体化带来的人机交互重大转变。Watson 帮助康妮自然地理解并回应希尔顿宾客的需求和兴趣 — 在酒店环境中这是别具震撼力的体验,它可导致更深的客户参与感。”

WayBlazer 首席执行官菲力克斯·拉波伊 (Felix Laboy) 表示,“作为改善目的地体验的方式,WayBlazer 很兴奋直接为旅客带来 Watson 认知计算能力。我们认为,提供个性化实用洞察力和建议,尤其通过机器人等新形式,能够改变对希尔顿品牌参与度和忠诚度。”

康妮是希尔顿提升宾客住宿的最新范例,其悠久创新历史可追溯到 1947 年作为首家酒店公司将电视引入客房。最近创新包括数字化登记选房,目前超过 1 千万用户;数字化门卡;以及与 优步(Uber) 合作提供“本地风景”和“行程提醒”,与特斯拉和通用电气 (GE) 支持的 Current 合作快速扩展电动汽车充电计划。

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

New Singing Technologies at ICASSP 2016 Let Anyone Sing Like a Professional

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Shanghai, China, March 16, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Despite the fact that singing as an art occurred virtually at the same time as civilization appeared, rather few people can sing well. And now, only this innovative technology called Sing Assist can significantly improve the quality of song performances in karaoke, even if the performer has no talent or ear for music.

We can represent singing as a mathematical model by decomposing the contour into certain parameters. Each track in karaoke has its own contour and the Sing Assist singing technology adjusts the performer's vocals to it. The output singing (the synthesized voice) is automatically modified to match the required octave, pitch, and tune.

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The singing processor made by Sing Assist's developer IT4YOU processes the source vocal data to match each standalone pitch. To avoid appearance of defects during the enhanced singing synthesis, the hardware part of the product smooths the song music on the temporal scale. Due to this, the performer’s voice remains natural.

When combining (mixing) the synthesized voice and the music, the software uses the voice technology patented by the developer, due to which it is possible to achieve guaranteed enhancement of the singing performance of the singer even in case of complex voice quality (defects of the speech path).

Functionality and options
The revolutionary technology is represented in the quality of the software, which is supported even by ordinary PCs, as well as mobile devices based on Android and iOS platforms. Anyone who has been shy of their vocal performance in karaoke can now sing now as a professional. The software features a dedicated social networking community, as well as support of social media on which performers can share their records, create albums, get comments, evaluate other singers, and do a lot of other things.

The singing processor can be widely used in karaoke bars for enhancement of performers' singing and application of professional effects (echo, fading, reverberation, choir, etc.) without involving a sound engineer. This will not only allow singers to overcome the psychological discomfort, but also allow guests really enjoy pleasant performance of songs.

The advantage of the technology resides in the real-time voice smoothing. Also, the developer has implemented the solution that allows to avoid training the system before using it, due to which users can sing immediately after they have selected a song.

Find the booth number 20 of IT4YOU, the software developer, at the ICASSP 2016 Exhibition and evaluate the breakthrough in the world of singing technologies. Do not miss the technology presentation that is about to revolutionize the karaoke world.

Source: IT ForYou

即将登台2016年讯号与通讯科技国际会议展(ICASSP)的全新科技: 让每个人都像专业歌手般放声歌唱

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中国上海 2016年03月16日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 尽管歌唱作为一门艺术与现代文明几乎同龄,只有少数的人能够演唱悦耳的歌曲。而现在,这项创新的技术可显著改善所有卡拉OK歌手的演唱质量,即使歌者本人没有任何音乐天赋甚至不通五音。

Sing Assist卡拉OK神助手应用可以将声音轮廓根据数学模型分解为一定的参数,卡拉OK的每个音轨都有自己的声音轮廓,而Sing Assist卡拉OK神助手应用可以根据歌者的音域对其参数进行调整,并输出自动提高的合成音来吻合原唱所需的音度,高低和声调。

将歌者本人的自然声音提升至专业发声

由应用开发商IT4YOU制作的歌唱指导器能够处理歌者本人生硬的源数据,将其分割成独立的音轨并与原唱相匹配。为了避免提高音质合成过程中可能出现的任何缺陷,该产品的硬件部分能够将歌者的声音根据音乐本身的时间尺度进行平滑化,从而让歌者的声音仍然保持自然。

当组合(混合)合成声音和音乐的时候,该应用使用开发商独享专利的创新语音技术,保证在任何时候提高歌手的歌唱表演质量,即使在复杂的语音质量情况下(即使歌者本人有语音缺陷)。

功能和选项

该革命性的应用技术在于其软件的质量,可以支持任何设备,包括普通的PC电脑,以及基于Android和iOS平台的移动设备。所有一直羞于在卡拉OK歌厅里放声歌唱的人都可以放下过去的腼腆,勇敢拿起话筒放心的像一位歌星那样开怀演唱。

该软件同时具有专门的网络社交社区,并且支持众多社交媒体平台,使用该软件的歌者可以随时随地分享他们的演唱记录,创建相册,得到朋友的评价,评价其他歌手等等。

该歌唱指导器还可以在卡拉OK歌厅里被广泛使用,同时可以支持专业表演者进行专业效果应用(回声,褪色,混响,合唱等),而不必须使用专业音响师。本软件不仅让歌手克服心理不适,也让K歌用户真正享受到愉快演唱的乐趣。

该技术的优点在于实时进行语音的平滑化。此外,开发者已经使用解决方案,让用户不需要在使用软件前进行繁杂的系统培训任务,用户只需要选择一首歌曲后,就可以立即开唱并享受该软件为其带来的快乐。

请在第41届讯号与通讯科技国际会议(ICASSP)上查找20号展台,软件开发商IT4YOU欢迎您的来访交流!您可以亲自尝试该创新软件,一项歌唱技术的革命性突破。同时,千万不要错过我们的技术演示,一场将彻底改变卡拉OK世界的盛会。

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

AccorHotels Announces the Opening of ibis Chennai City Centre

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Chennai, India, March 16, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - AccorHotels, the world’s leading hotel operator, announced the opening of ibis Chennai City Centre. The opening marked AccorHotels’ third hotel in Chennai city followed by ibis Chennai SIPCOT and Novotel Chennai SIPCOT in 2014. The hotel features 155 rooms and is centrally located on the city’s arterial and historic, Mount Road. Situated in the heart of Chennai city, the property is a short drive to Chennai airport and within close proximity to several shopping and entertainment attractions.

Ibis Chennai City Centre offers modern, comfortable and well equipped ibis rooms and ‘Sweet Bed™' by ibis’ offering guests a quality sleeping experience. Guests can expect the highest level of service offered when staying at an ibis with a selection of food and beverage outlets to choose from with Spice IT, its signature multi-cuisine restaurant providing an all-day breakfast concept from 4:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and a lounge and bar area, The Hub, offering a wide selection of refreshing beverages and light snacks. These adaptations are reflective of the hotel’s commitment to service quality and modernity in meeting the needs of business and leisure travellers.

“The opening of the ibis Chennai City Centre is a strategic milestone for the ibis brand in India. Offering consistency, quality and affordability, the brand combines the ultimate comfort of modern and well-equipped rooms with the highest level of service for business and leisure travellers. The opening of ibis Chennai City strengthens our brand presence in Chennai and adds to the growing ibis network of 12 hotels in the region.” said Jean-Michel Cassé, Senior Vice President, Operations, AccorHotels India.

J.B. Singh, President & CEO, InterGlobe Hotels, said, “Chennai has a growing demand for quality affordable rooms, and the ibis brand innovates constantly to illustrate its values of modernity, comfort and availability. The opening of ibis Chennai City Centre further consolidates the strategic partnership between AccorHotels and InterGlobe with the aim to enhance the ibis network growth in India”.

About ibis Chennai City Centre
ibis Chennai City Centre is located at Seethakathi Centre, 684-690 Anna Salai (Mount Road), Block No 6, Thousand Lights Chennai 600006, India, 20 km from the Chennai airport and 5 km from the Chennai Central Railway station. For more information, please visit www.accorhotels.com, email [email protected] or contact +91-44-71225588 for general enquiries or reservations.

Source: Accor Greater China

雅高酒店集团近日宣布宜必思钦奈市中心酒店开业

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印度钦奈 2016年03月16日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 国际领先的酒店运营商雅高酒店集团近日宣布宜必思钦奈市中心酒店(ibis Chennai City Centre)开业。该酒店是继于2014年开业的奈斯皮克特宜必思酒店(ibis Chennai SIPCOT) 和诺富特车奈斯科特酒店(Novotel Chennai SIPCOT)后,雅高酒店集团在印度钦奈市开业的第三家酒店。酒店配备有155间客房,位于钦奈市中心具有历史意义的主干道芒特路 (Mount Road)。酒店位于钦奈市市中心,驱车不远即可抵达钦奈机场,邻近数个购物与娱乐场所。

宜必思钦奈市中心酒店提供舒适现代、设施齐全的客房和“Sweet Bed™ by ibis”寝具,让客人安享优质睡眠。酒店设有多个餐饮场所可供客人选择,包括招牌餐厅Spice IT,提供各式美食佳肴和全日早餐(供应时间为上午4:00至中午12:00),并配有一间休息室和一个酒吧区The Hub,供应各式清爽饮品和精致小食,为客人提供最优质的服务。酒店以实际行动实践着为客人提供完备舒适的现代化设施和优质便捷服务的承诺,力求满足商务旅客和休闲旅客的需求。

雅高酒店集团印度地区运营高级副总裁Jean-Michel Cassé表示:“宜必思钦奈市中心酒店的开业是宜必思品牌在印度战略发展的一个重要里程碑。宜必思以舒适无比、设施齐全的现代化客房,提供稳定、品质与可负担的服务,为商务和休闲旅客提供最优质的服务。宜必思钦奈市中心酒店的开业进一步拓展了我们在钦奈的业务,至此,宜必思在印度的酒店数已增至12家。”

InterGlobe 酒店集团总裁兼首席执行官J.B.Singh表示:“钦奈对高品质及可负担的酒店客房的需求与日俱增,宜必思酒店不断创新以证明其现代、舒适和实用的品牌价值。宜必思钦奈市中心酒店的开业进一步巩固了雅高酒店集团与 InterGlobe 酒店集团之间的战略合作伙伴关系,同时有助于推动宜必思在印度地区的发展。”

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

The International Vision For Australia’s Most Significant Private Estate

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Sydney, Australia, March 16, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - The historic Sydney Harbour estate "Elaine" has just been relaunched as "Elaine Gardens," with approval for up to four homes on the iconic grounds. The development approval means that the estate is eligible for purchase by foreign non-residents.

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This will undoubtedly heighten its appeal with international buyers, aware that Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board heavily regulates the sale of established homes to non-residents.

In recognition of that, the entire campaign has been produced both in English and Chinese, to ensure constructive engagement with one of Australia’s most prominent offshore buyer markets.

Under the proposal, buyers have the option of acquiring the entire estate, which sits over 1.7 acres on the Harbour front at prestigious Point Piper, and creating a one of a kind private compound. Alternatively they can purchase one or more of the individual home sites.

With a price guide of $75million-$80million for the whole estate, a sale would set a new Australian price record. The nation’s current record stands at $70million, set in mid 2015 by the Vaucluse mansion of billionaire businessman James Packer. The agent who transacted that sale, Ken Jacobs of Christie’s International Real Estate, is heading the “Elaine Gardens” campaign.

Under the "Elaine Gardens" vision, which was rubber stamped in December, approval has been granted for two new homes to be built each on half acre lots along the beachfront section of the estate, with price guides of $25million to $27.5million. There is also permission for an extensive rejuvenation plan for the existing “Elaine” homestead, which has a price guide of $13million to $14million as well as the neighbouring coachhouse, which has a price guide between $4million and $4.4million.

"Elaine" is undoubtedly the most important residential real estate offering in Australian history. For more than 125 years it has been in the hands of one of the world’s great media dynasties, the Fairfax Family, and played host to royalty, world leaders, celebrities, and some of Australia’s most glittering events.

When initially introduced to the global property, the campaign focused heavily on selling the estate as one lot — despite the fact it is set over six titles. But current day owner John B. Fairfax says, while the property has had not shortage of suitors, it became evident that in nearly all cases the potential for further change remains a core interest for buyers. The Fairfax family responded by undertaking its own development plan, ensuring a respectful outcome for their treasured estate while delivering certainty for buyers.

"We had hoped, and still do hope, the property would sell in a single line. Over a number of months there has been limited appetite for this.”

“Having grown up in the house it has always been my intention to manage the current process in a careful and responsible way.“

“My instructions to my architects and my heritage advisor, Mr Howard Tanner, have always been to retain the essence of the house in the proposed renovations.”

Leading Sydney architect John Rose led the vision for Elaine Gardens, which includes plans for the two new residences carefully set into the grounds below the main homestead, looking directly onto the Harbour. Conceptual drawings show them to be sleek and modern homes that complement rather than compete with the existing historic buildings.

“It’s still a quality site — it’s still renowned,” said John Rose. “Now the ground rules are there I think it allows anybody confidence to look at the proposals and say “I can be there – I can develop that and I can achieve what I want”. “

Selling agent Ken Jacobs of Christie’s International Real Estate says the quality of the development plan and the certainty it now provides will put “Elaine Gardens” in a league of its own.

“I genuinely believe there is no other home in Australia that can top this offering, because of the potential and flexibility,” said Mr Jacobs.

"No matter what option someone chooses, they will be buying into a part of Australian history and that is genuinely something to be excited and proud of.”

For Further Information :
Ken Jacobs
Christie's International Real Estate
+61 407 190 152
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.kenjacobs.com.au/1418897/

Source: goldeneyemedia

澳大利亚最著名房产”Elaine庄园”的新愿景

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澳大利亚悉尼 2016年03月16日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ "Elaine"伊蕾恩庄园是澳洲历史上极具盛名的房地产,坐落在悉尼港湾的高端区域Point Piper,拥有1.7英亩的土地。现隆重面向国际市场推出,将被重新命名为"Elaine Gardens"庄园 ,并已获得政府批准的房地产开发计划,将被开发成4个独立的房产。

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该房地产开发计划能够允许购买者将伊蕾恩庄园整个购买,或者可以选择购买一栋或几栋新建的房产。

目前购买整个伊蕾恩庄园的预期价格是$75million-$80million澳元,这将是澳洲历史上豪宅出售价格的最新记录。迄今为止,澳洲全国的最高房产销售价格记录为$70million澳元,由澳洲首富James Packer先生于2015年购买"Vaucluse" 庄园时创下的记录。

在伊蕾恩庄园现有的优势以外,由于拥有已经获得政府批准的房地产开发计划,非澳洲国籍的外国投资者均可以合法的购买,这将无疑增加其在国际市场上的优势,因为根据澳洲政府部门 Foreign Investment Review Board的相关 规定,非澳洲籍的外国购买者只能购买二手房。

在去年12月获得政府批准的房地产开发计划中,包括两栋独立的房产将被建成,每个占地半英亩;同时伊蕾恩庄园老宅和旁边的马车房也会被重新整修。

这将是当下全球市场上最令人兴奋的房地产开发机会,给予购买者多种选择,可以购买整个庄园,以俯瞰这个著名的私人庄园;或者选择购买伊蕾恩庄园内的一栋或多栋房产。

伊蕾恩庄园无疑是澳大利亚历史上最重要的房地产,在过去的125年之中,它一直是著名的Fairfax媒体集团的家产,Fairfax家族已经在此举办了各种重要的活动,参加的贵宾包括皇室成员,各国领导人,和社会名流。

在进入国际市场之初,销售的重点是将伊蕾恩庄园整体出售,虽然整个庄园相当于6个普通地块。根据现在的拥有者John B. Fairfax先生所说,未来的潜在开发价值将是买家的主要兴趣所在。于是Fairfax家族设计了伊蕾恩庄园的房地产开发计划,以确保为买家提供他们期望的结果。

"与以往一样,我们仍然希望,该房地产可以出售给单一买家。但经过几个月的实践,市场的反应有限。"

"我是在这里长大的,所以我愿意以一种谨慎的和负责任的态度,管理现在整个销售过程。"

"我给我的建筑师和遗产顾问Howard Tanner先生的建议是,在未来的修整和开发中,要保留这个房子的原有精华。"

著名的悉尼建筑师John Rose负责主管伊蕾恩庄园的房地产开发计划,其中包括开发在老宅以外的两个新建房产,它们正对海湾,设计图显示它们的外形现代而优雅,是老宅很好的映衬。

"这仍然会是一个高品质的住宅区,盛名依旧。" 建筑师John Rose说,

"现在的策略使得每个意向买家都有信心来浏览开发计划,并说"我能够来这里,我能开发它并得到我想要的效果""。

买家可随时联系Christie’s International Real Estate公司的Ken Jacob先生,来进行出价。Ken Jacob先生就是去年销售给James Packer豪宅的房产中介。

"我非常相信在澳大利亚不会有比这个更好的机会,因为伊蕾恩庄园可以提供极具潜力的房地产开发计划。" Jacobs先生说。

"不管买家最终选择购买哪种选择,他们都会将自身融入到澳大利亚的历史中,这是令人兴奋和自豪的。"

Jacobs先生预测,伊蕾恩庄园内每个新建的海湾豪宅,成交价格应该在$25million to $27.5million澳元;老宅的成交价格应该在$13million to $14million澳元;马车房的成交价格应该在$4million to $4.4million澳元。

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Source: ChinaNewswire.com