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Astrus Hotel, Moscow The Astrus Moscow is a 3-star hotel, close to Bitsevski Park and the Grand Sports Arena, in the south-western suburb of Troparyovo. The hotel is a 20-minute metro ride Moscow’s central business and shopping areas. Breakfast is included in the room rate and is served buffet-style each morning. The restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner, serving international food. There is also a lounge with bar service. Leisure facilities at the hotel include an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre and spa. Guests can also make the most of the free Wi-Fi facilities. The Astrus Hotel is situated on Leninsky Avenue and Moscow Circle Road, and is a few minutes from Rumyantsevo Business Park. Yugo-Zapadnaya Metro Station is a 10-minute walk away.


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Hilton Worldwide has unveiled Tru by Hilton, a brand that is simplified, spirited and grounded in value, fill-

ing a massive void in the midscale category in the U.S. and Canada. Built from a belief that being cost conscious and having a great stay don’t have to be mutually exclusive, Tru by Hilton offers an experience unlike anything in its space, consistently delivered in a surprisingly affordable way. Demonstrating owners’ desire for a forward-thinking and innovative midscale brand with a strong value proposition, Hilton Worldwide already has 102 hotels signed and an additional 30 hotels in various stages of approval in cities including Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Denver, Portland and Nashville. “We are incredibly excited to be launching Tru by Hilton, which will serve the largest segment of the hotel market, but a segment where no brand is meeting guests’ current needs,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton Worldwide. “Tru will provide guests with a high-quality, contemporary, consistent and fresh experience at a great value for customers, while at the same time delivering strong returns to our owners.” Pairing a stringent focus on operational efficiency with thoughtful innovation, Tru by Hilton is more than just a place to sleep, it’s a true travel experience designed to deliver a strong value proposition for owners and guests. The brand will appeal to a broad range of travelers who span generations but think alike; they are united by a millennial mindset – a youthful energy, a zest for life and a desire for human connection. No brand is meeting their needs in their price point today.

Tru by Hilton’s innovative features include: • The Hive, a first floor experience that’s more than a lobby – 2,770 square-feet of open space with unique ways for guests to engage with others or spend time alone – in one of four distinct zones for lounging, working, eating or playing. • The Play Zone, filled with table games, a large-screen TV (featuring DIRECTV), and tiered, stadium-inspired seating. • A centrally located Command Center – a re-envisioned front desk – featuring a social media wall with real-time content to foster engagement among guests, and a 24/7 market offering fun snacks and refreshments, single-serve wine and beer*, healthy light meal options and sundries for purchase. • A complimentary “Build Your Own” breakfast consisting of a toppings bar with 30 sweet and savory items allowing guests to customize bagels, donuts, Greek yogurt and oatmeal to satisfy their taste buds and crav7

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ings. Smart and efficiently designed guest rooms full of the things that matter most – all-white comfortable platform beds, 55” TVs, eight-foot wide windows, access to power everywhere, and surprisingly spacious bathrooms. A fitness center that defines wellness trends, rather than follows them, with a concept focused on cardio, strength and flexibility. A technology-forward mentality featuring segment-leading complimentary Wi-Fi bandwidth allowing guests to download and stream content on their devices, plentiful power sources, and mobile check-in, room selection and Digital Key available through the Hilton HHonors mobile app. A collaboration with DIRECTV, offering guests more than 150 channels, like they have at home. Rooms and linens cleaned by P&G Professional’s (NYSE: PG) top hospitality brands, including Tide® Professional™, Swiffer® Professional™ and Febreze® Professional™ to help enhance the guest experience and drive operational efficiencies. A brand personality that’s full of life with a spirited culture grounded in a thoughtful, reliable and unflappable approach to guest service.




“More than 40 percent of all U.S. hotel stays are within the midscale and economy sectors1 and Tru by Hilton addresses a gap in the marketplace by appealing to the youthful mindset demographic, pushing the industry to marry quality and value,” said Jim Holthouser, executive vice president, global brands, Hilton Worldwide. “We’re breaking through the clutter of undistinguished offerings to capture the hearts of today’s travelers and anticipating the needs of tomorrow’s guests, while delivering a hotel that’s a place travelers will want to go to rather than just through.” Tru by Hilton’s prototype was designed to be easily scalable to fit urban, suburban, highway and airport adjacent locations. The prototype is also adaptable to dual-branded hotels. The first Tru by Hilton hotel is expected to open by the end of 2016 in the U.S. “Knowing the intensive development process that was undertaken to create a distinctly different brand made expanding our presence in this rapidly-growing segment with Tru by Hilton an easy decision,” said Mitch Patel, president and CEO of Vision Hospitality Group. “Hilton Worldwide’s legacy of creating category-leading brands that complement, rather than compete with each other, gives us a competitive edge in the midscale category.” Tru by Hilton joins Hilton Worldwide, the largest, fastest-growing global hospitality company, which recently entered its 100th country. Driven by organic growth, the company has an industry-leading pipeline of 275,000 rooms**. Tru by Hilton follows a tradition of developing brands that challenge consumer mindsets and industry standards, and joins a portfolio of what is now 13 independent yet complementary hotel brands addressing the varying needs of guests and owners across price points. Guests of Tru by Hilton will enjoy the benefits of Hilton HHonors, the award-winning loyalty program serving more than 50 million members. Hilton HHonors offers members exclusive benefits and more ways to redeem points than any other guest-loyalty program. “As we developed Tru, we wanted to challenge everything we thought we knew about how a hotel in this category should be designed and to shift guests’ behavior and expectations,” said Phil Cordell, global head, focused service brands, Hilton Worldwide. “We feel that Tru by Hilton will deliver on that vision.”


Hilton Worldwide Opens Its First Hotel In Hunan, China Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Hilton Zhuzhou, Hilton Worldwide’s first hotel in Hunan Province, China. The opening marks the 32nd Hilton branded hotel in China. The hotel is owned by Hunan Dahan Group Co., Ltd. and managed by Hilton Worldwide.

“Helping global travelers find new experiences has been in Hilton’s DNA since we opened our first hotel in 1919, and we are proud to extend our renowned hospitality to travelers visiting Zhuzhou. Hilton Zhuzhou is the perfect choice for guests, especially business travelers, and we look forward to capturing the growing corporate and MICE segments of this important city,” said Rob Palleschi, global head, full service brands, Hilton Worldwide. Hilton Worldwide has 180 hotels in the pipeline for China and currently operates more than 60 hotels across the country, including Hilton branded properties in key cities including Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu and Shenzhen. Hilton Zhuzhou is an exciting addition to the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand portfolio. As one of the largest cities in Hunan, Zhuzhou is not only an important transportation hub, but also a dynamic regional center that is home to a large number of major enterprises from the flourishing metallurgy, machine manufacture, chemicals and building materials industries. Hilton Zhuzhou is proud to serve customers in the key location of the Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Golden City Delta. The design concept of the guest rooms is a modern take on Zhuzhou’s heritage and the majority of the hotel’s 368 rooms and suites feature spectacular views of the Xiang River. Quality in-room amenities include Hilton Serenity® beds, a generously-sized desk, wireless internet access, IPTV, a bathroom with a separate shower and bathtub, as well as Peter Thomas Roth® toiletries. For meetings and events, the hotel has more than 3,000 square meters of conference and banquet space, with nine meeting rooms and a 1,280-square meter pillar-less ballroom that can accommodate up to 1,000 people. All meeting spaces are equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual and lighting systems and large freight elevators to serve the meeting spaces directly. The hotel’s business center provides full corporate facilities and 24-hour services to meet guests’ business needs. Whether the occasion is a large international conference, an exhibition or a wedding, Hilton Zhuzhou’s dedicated team will work to ensure a successful and memorable event.






Qatar Airways today announced it will be showcasing three state-of-the-art aircraft from its fast-growing fleet at the upcoming Singapore Airshow from 16 to 18 February 2016. The three-time Skytrax Airline of the Year winner will be showcasing the A350, for which it was the global launch customer, and its superjumbo A380. Also appearing in Asia is Qatar Executive's newly acquired Gulfstream G650ER – the industry’s most advanced business jet. Held biennially since 2008, the Singapore Airshow is widely regarded as Asia’s largest and finest airshow. To be held at the Changi Exhibition Centre, the 2016 edition of the Singapore Airshow will have more than 1,000 companies from over 50 countries in attendance, with mainstay events such as the exhibition, aerobatic display and static display, popular with both exhibitors and visitors alike. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is delighted to be participating again in this year’s Singapore Airshow, in an increased capacity. The three aircraft we will be displaying demonstrate our technologically advanced and fast-growing young fleet. We have just celebrated our one year anniversary of A350 operations, and already we are embarking on another milestone with the world’s newest civilian aircraft, the Gulfstream G650ER, which many visitors will have the opportunity of seeing up close at the Singapore Airshow.” The Doha-based carrier made its debut at the Singapore Airshow 2014 by exhibiting the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to hundreds of show visitors. This year, Qatar Airways’ participation extends beyond the static aircraft display, as the airline has introduced a bespoke visitors chalet to receive and extend its award-winning hospitality to esteemed guests, media and trade partners. Qatar Executive’s Gulfstream G650ER recently joined the fleet and will be displayed at the Singapore Airshow. The business jet is the first of 30 latest-generation Gulfstream aircraft ordered by Qatar Executive, and is capable of flying non-stop from the Middle East to North America or from destinations in Asia to Africa – farther and faster than any other jet of its kind – and is perfectly suited for those whose travel needs include flying halfway around the globe. Highly sought-after for its phenomenal range, industry-leading cabin technology and unparalleled cabin comfort, Qatar Executive’s G650ER has a two-cabin configuration that seats up to 13 passengers – the seats convert into fully-flat beds, so that seven guests can easily sleep on board.

Qatar Airways will be showcase three state-of-the-art aircraft from its fast-growing fleet at the upcoming Singapore Airshow


The A350, now flying thrice-daily from Doha to Singapore, features customised interior settings, with its Business Class cabin comprising of 36 seats in a 1-2-1 configuration and its Economy Class cabin in a 3-3-3 configuration, allowing it to seat 247 passengers. Qatar Airways was the global launch customer for the A350, and recently celebrated one year of operations with the aircraft. Qatar Airways started flying the world’s latest-technology aircraft from Singapore in May 2015, making it the first country in Asia to be served with the A350. In addition, Qatar Airways currently operates regular commercial A350 service to Frankfurt, Munich, and Philadelphia – the first airline to operate the A350 to three continents. Also on display will be the airline’s bespoke twin-deck A380 ‘superjumbo’ aircraft – one of the most technologically advanced and highly sophisticated aircraft in the world. With a total of 517 passenger seats in First, Business and Economy Classes over two decks, it is the largest passenger plane in the world. Qatar Airways currently flies six A380s to London, Paris and Bangkok from Doha. Passengers travelling on these Qatar Airways new-generation aircraft will transit through one of the world’s newest and most technologically advanced hubs – Hamad International Airport – where their seamless travel experience continues. Besides more than 70 luxury retail brands and 30 food and beverage outlets operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the airport also boosts a 100-room hotel, a wellbeing and fitness centre and one of the world’s largest and most luxurious Business Class lounges.. With HIA also being conveniently located within an eight-hour flight for more than two-thirds of the world’s population, it is fast becoming a transit hub of choice for many travellers. Qatar Airways, the national airline of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, the airline operates a modern fleet of 176 aircraft flying to over 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 176 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline won the accolade of Airline of the Year.


Qatar Airways will display its newly acquired Gulfstream G650ER – the industry’s most advanced business jet.



The Beach House, Curaçao The Beach House is set at the Sea Aquarium Beach and 10 minutes’ drive from Willemstad Historic City. It features free Wi-Fi and a furnished terrace with a swimming pool. The apartments offer contemporary, French-Caribbean style décor with a seating area, sofa, flatscreen TV and balcony with sea views. The kitchens are equipped with coffee maker, dishwasher, microwave and fridge. The private bathrooms come with shower. Located right below The Beach House building there is a Bistro/Café where the guests can dine and ask for room service. There are restaurants and bars within a walking distance. Other services at The Beach House are laundry, babysitting and shuttle, with an extra charge. The guests can also visit the Curaçao Sea Aquarium just 300 m away.



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Spanish Court Hotel, Jamaica Spanish Court Hotel is located in New Kingston, 400 m from Port Royal historical district. It offers a spa, fitness centre and a roof terrace with an infinity pool and great views. The hotel’s air-conditioned rooms feature free Wi-Fi, an iPod docking station and a 48” plasma TV with satellite channels. Each one comes with a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Rojo Restaurant serves international food, while local delicacies can be tried at The Gallery Café. There is also a poolside bar on the roof terrace. You can drive to Devon House and the Bob Marley Museum within 5 minutes from the Spanish Court. Constant Spring Golf Club is 8 minutes’ drive away.






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See the new addition to the the Hilton Worldwide brand... "Tru". Get a detailed look at what Tru by Hilton will be offering guests. Also tak...

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See the new addition to the the Hilton Worldwide brand... "Tru". Get a detailed look at what Tru by Hilton will be offering guests. Also tak...


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