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Press Releases from Appletree Asia - Hospitality Division (6 total)

La Residence Hue Emerges as Favorite in 2011 Conde Nast Awards

On the eve of its sixth anniversary, travelers have thrown their votes behind La Residence Hotel and Spa in Hue to win the art-deco property its first appearance as one of Asia’s top 20 resorts in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2011. La Residence’s debut in the Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards, considered one of the most definitive rankings in the hospitality industry, saw the resort claim the 20th

Villa Maly Once A Royal Residence in Luang Prabang

LUANG PRABANG, Laos — Villa Maly the scrupulously refurbished former residence of a Laotian prince and princess, as the royal capital’s most discriminating hotel. The 33-room boutique property is anchored by the 1938-built residence of Princess Khampieng and Prince Khamtan, a grandson of the 19th century’s King Zakarine. The residence is located in a neighborhood of garden homes that was once a royal enclave and today ranks

Emeraude Installs Clock System for Security on Halong Bay

HALONG BAY, Vietnam (27 July 2011) – Emeraude Classic Cruises installed a finger print clock system this month, ensuring that its crew make appointed safety checks throughout the night. Every hour, the Emeraude crew member on watch will leave his fingerprint on screen systems installed in the wheelhouse, in the engine room, the crew quarters and the restaurant. The system identifies the crew member, and the time of his visit.

Emeraude Classic Cruises Launched the Onboad Safety Video to Emphasize its Safet …

The Emeraude Classic Cruises was launching a video of Captain Jacques Le Fur describing about onboard safety equipment that the Emeraude strives to ensure all passengers and crews. There has been some misfortune going on Halong Bay in recent months. In February, a tourist boat sunk, drowning 12 passengers. Then another tourist boat went down in May, though 28 French passengers escaped harm in that incident. These incidents have damaged

Cruise Ship Captain Relishes Life in Halong Bay

At the helm of the Emeraude on Ha Long Bay since 2005, Captain Jacques LeFur is one of the most accomplished mariners in the country. With four decades of experience on the water, Capt. LeFur holds numerous international marine certificates, as well as the rank of Master Captain, and has been recognized for his service by naval institutions in both France and Vietnam. Six years after his father, a soldier in

Emeraude Classic Cruise Annual Maintenance in September

To ensure its passenger’s safeguard The Emeraude Classic Cruises announce the schedule for its annual maintenance in September to thoroughly check vessel. “The maintenance will be X-raying all steel plates along the hull to ensure that the ship is super safe at all time” said Kurt Walter, Group GM of Apple Tree Asia-Hospitality Division. The Emeraude will dry dock from 7th to 19th September 2011. Regular scheduled departures will resume