Pacific/Asia Briefs

Langham Plans First Boutique Hotel in Shanghai

Langham Hotels International ( has announced plans for its first boutique hotel, a 1930s Art Deco property in Shanghai, China. The hotel, in the heart of the city's central business district, will undergo a multimillion-dollar renovation and reopen in mid-2008 as The Langham Yangtze Boutique. It will contain 101 rooms and suites. The travel agent liaison is Barrymore Edwards ([email protected] 201-222-8419).

Kempinski Resort Opens Ayurvedic Spa

The five-star Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach, Kerala ( in southwest India has opened an 8,000-square-foot Divya Spa and Ayurvedic Center.

Spa packages include beach-view deluxe rooms, one-on-one consultations with on-staff ayurvedic doctors, herbal medicines and a daily 75-minute therapeutic massage. The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach Resort, Kerala has 181 rooms and suites. For more information, contact Director of Sales and Marketing Mausam Bhattacharjee at [email protected] or 011-91-471-248-1522.

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