Azerai, an emerging hospitality group led by hotelier Adrian Zecha, is planting another flag in the former imperial capital of Vietnam. The historic hotel, to be known as Azerai La Residence, Hue, will celebrate an official opening in February after the most extensive renovation since the historic, 1930-built mansion was completely overhauled thirteen years ago.
When Condé Nast Traveler zeroed in on Hanoi for a feature in its December 2018 issue, one Balcony client realized all kinds of exposure. The magazine, which rates as one of the top 2 in the United States, pictured the hotel on a full page of editorial. The editors called out the hotel as the place to stay.
Balcony Media is now representing the Memories Group in Myanmar. Memories gather together an interesting and varied group of properties and pursuits.
Ann Rickard’s Story
In September of 2018, we made arrangements for Australian journalist, Ann Rickard, to experience several client hotels, including The Reverie Saigon, The Anam and the Sofitel Legend Metropol Hanoi. Jetstar provided the long-haul air piece. When Ann got home and started writing, the stories started flowing. Separate hotel reviews ran in 10 different major Australia newspapers, and on more than three-dozen outlets online. This is what good PR does. It gets you exposure!
LAGUNA LANG CO
Balcony Media Group is now representing Laguna Lang Co, one of Asia’s largest integrated resorts. Its award-winning hotels, Banyan Tree and Angsana, are among the finest in Vietnam, while a championship course designed by Nick Faldo offers one of the nation’s most compelling golfing tests.
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Greg Norman Unveils Third Design in Vietnam
In mid-November, Greg Norman premiered his third design in Vietnam: KN Golf Links. We handled the media for the grand opening. This was the third time we’ve unveiled one of Norman’s designs in Vietnam...
Dinner inspires all the glamour, and lunch is often a great adventure. But breakfast, lowly breakfast, is so often taken for granted that hotels routinely just fold it into the cost of a single night’s accommodation. But these days, all across Asia, people are waking up to breakfast in more ways than one.