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Luxury Hotel Spotlight: The Line Hotel
The Line Hotel is a new hotel collaboration by the Sydell Group (The Nomad Hotel New York, Freehand Miami) with Roy Choi, the Houston Brothers, Sean Knibb, and Poketo. The mid-century building, originally built in 1964, has been transformed into a 383 room hotel that draws inspiration from the distinct LA culture of its surrounding neighbourhood.
Luxury Hotel Spotlight: The Greenwich Hotel
Robert de Niro's hip Greenwich Hotel boasts beautiful bedrooms and luxurious added amenities. The hotel's great Tribeca location has cobblestone streets that make you feel like you are in an old European city.
Spotlight on Delta Studio
Customers flying on Delta receive more free entertainment than any other carrier. This is the result of the introduction of the Delta Studio.
Luxury Hotel Spotlight: The Ludlow
The Ludlow New York City, opened this year on the very vibrant Lower East Side (L. E.
10 Minutes with Naz Hussain - Head of Accounting
What is your role at The Appointment Group (TAG)? My official title is Head of Accounting for the TAG US offices, but I have fulfilled a number of roles within TAG over the years that include office junior, credit controller and manager of accounts. I have had the opportunity to work my way up.
Golf, lack of goals and a summer of sport
Cast your minds back earlier this year to June. The country was anticipating a great summer of sport.
Luxury Hotel Spotlight: Banyan Tree Mayakoba
The Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts brand came to life thirty years ago when the founders purchased a vast expanse of coastal land in Phuket, Thailand around lagoons of the most intense cobalt blue. Unfortunately, they later discovered that this striking color came from the pollution by the previous tenant, a tin mine, but rather than walk away they dedicated themselves to cleansing the acid-laden soil by planting more than 7,000 trees.
10 Minutes with Roberto Scalisi – Hotel Contracting Director
It might be a sad thing to say, probably my iPhone. All my favourite and personal things are stored in there!.
10 Minutes with Sam Robson – Group Events Director
Sam Robson has been entrenched in the events business for more than two decades, and has loved every minute. In 2012 The Appointment Group (TAG) acquired The Ultimate Event Company where she had spent 15 years.
The Langham Sydney $30 million Refurbishment
The Langham Sydney has officially closed its doors to start the AU$30 million restoration that will see the hotel reopen on the 1st December 2014. GA Design, a leading London based architectural firm will be in charge of redesigning the hotel.
Destination Focus- Myanmar (Burma)
Myanmar is a mysterious gem that has only recently opened its doors to responsible tourism. With awe inspiring temples, luscious forests and pristine beaches, all combined with a meandering pace of life and welcoming people peacefully coinciding together.
Mondrian London at Sea Containers is open for reservations
The highly anticipated Mondrian London Hotel has opened for reservations in advance of the official opening of the hotel’s doors on the 30th September 2014. This will be the first Mondrian boutique hotel to venture outside the US and will be situated in the heart of the trendy South Bank neighbourhood within the iconic Sea Containers building.
TAG Global Events – Once in a Lifetime World Cup Experience
Despite England football team woes, TAG Global Events Team has had a couple of very exciting months embracing the FIFA World Cup fever both on the ground in Brazil and here in the UK. Two of our Event Managers had the pleasure of spending a couple of weeks in Brazil during June hosting 18 VIPs on an exclusive, once in a lifetime football experience during the group stages, courtesy of one of our prestigious clients.
Loews Regency New York Hotel’s sophisticated salon
Located in the center of Manhattan, the newly reimagined Loews Regency has the convenience of a Midtown destination with the benefits of a chic residential Park Avenue address. Along with the many new additions after the extensive renovation, the hair salon at the property is now a one-of-a-kind luxury destination.
Qantas A380 announced to fly Sydney-Dallas/Fort Worth
Qantas customers travelling on the popular Sydney-Dallas/Fort Worth route will soon be able to enjoy the world’s largest passenger aircraft on the world’s longest route, with an A380 replacing a B747 from September 2014. Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the new A380 service was the result of several scheduling changes designed to unlock more flying time, as flagged in February this year under the Qantas Transformation Program.
Breakfast at The Four Seasons Seattle
If you are looking for a hotel breakfast that is one-of-a-kind, you will not be disappointed if you pay a visit to the ART Restaurant inside the Four Seasons Seattle. With amazing views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains from floor-to-ceiling windows, you can view works created in the style of the Northwest School.
Hotel de Rome offers David Bowie tours in Berlin
Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome is offering exclusive walks and tours through Germany’s capital to accompany a new David Bowie exhibition. “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring” (David Bowie).
The Residence from Etihad Airways
The Residence by Etihad is a truly unique and bespoke travel experience, delivered with complete discretion and limitless hospitality. It is designed for up to two guests travelling together, and has been created by leading interior designers and hospitality experts who understand the discernment and sophistication expected by the private traveler.
Fine Dining in Airports
The airport dining experience has always been perceived as mediocre at best. The obvious priorities being convenience and speedy service, the quality tended to be overlooked far too often.
Luxury Hotel Spotlight: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
With world-class restaurants, an exclusive location and a sumptuous spa, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London aims to delight. Our US Hotel Contracting Executive Jet Prudencio was lucky enough to experience this amazing property first hand.
The Appointment Group Rebranding Announcement
The Appointment Group Ltd (TAG) has completed the acquisition of ET Travel as part of its strategy to focus on creating one truly global entity providing exceptional service to the Corporate, Touring, Entertainment, Events and Leisure sectors. Our Company now boasts fast-growing offices in Manchester, New York, Los Angeles, Melbourne and Sydney in addition to its London headquarters.