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Archipelago Hotels and Resorts Announces New Luxury Brand — Datai Hotels & Resorts

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Archipelago Hotels and Resorts, a niche player in hotel management, announces the launch of their new Luxury Brand, Datai Hotels & Resorts.

An Asian brand that is set to expand within Malaysia and Internationally, Datai Hotels & Resorts are distinguished by unique destinations, serene settings and located in key gateway cities and resorts, offering authentic and enriching guest experiences.

The Datai Langkawi, the flagship of the new Luxury Brand is one of the world’s most sought-after and award winning hideaway resorts, surrounded by centuries-old virgin rainforests on the Malaysian tropical island of Langkawi, setting a standard of luxury and Asian-inspired design. An ideal foundation to expand internationally with an iconic named as a premier Luxury Resort and City Hotel brand.

Franz A. Zeller, Managing Director of Archipelago Hotels and Resorts commented, “It is with great pleasure that our company launches our new Luxury Brand, Datai Hotels & Resorts. With the highly acclaimed international resort The Datai Langkawias the cornerstone, we look forward to thoughtfully growing our Brand through the management of appropriate and exciting luxury iconic hotels and resorts in unique destinations around the world. We aim to surprise our guests by creating everlasting memories through the fine art of hospitality.”

“In addition, I am pleased to announce the opening of The Datai Desaru — Malaysia in September 2014, with a number of other exciting projects in the pipeline,” Zeller said.

“I am also delighted that Khazanah Nasional, the investment holding arm of the Government of Malaysia has invested in Archipelago Hotels and Resorts via their subsidiary Destination Resorts and Hotels, which will further assist with the growth and development of the company,” added Zeller.

To contact Datai Hotels & Resorts visitwww.dataihotels.comor telephone (+60 3) 7622 6600

About Datai Hotels & Resorts

Datai Hotels and Resorts create memories and deliver the fine art of hospitality for guests who appreciate experiences that are out of the ordinary and unique. Embracing the true spirit of Asian culture and traditions, Datai Hotels & Resorts consistently combine passion and integrity, subtlety and luxury, creating an authentic guest experience that fosters fond and everlasting memories. The luxury portfolio’s flagship is The Datai Langkawi (a member of Leading Hotels of the World) with The Datai Desaru — Malaysia opening September 2014.

About Archipelago Hotels and Resorts

Archipelago Hotels and Resorts is a niche hotel management company, operating high-end luxury and deluxe city hotels, resorts and residences in unique destinations and key gateway cities. With a track record of hospitality excellence to build on, Archipelago Hotels and Resorts is an Asian brand with international expertise and expanding within Malaysia and internationally under the Datai Hotels and Resorts Luxury Brand, with a soon to be launched Deluxe Brand. The company’s portfolio includes The Datai Langkawi (a member of Leading Hotels of the World), The Club Saujana Resort (a member of Leading Hotels of the World), The Carcosa Seri Negara, Kuala Lumpur and The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur, with several future developments in the pipeline.

For media information contacts:

Betsy Pie
Betsy Pie International Communications
Public Relations — Archipelago Hotels and Resorts
Mobile: +61-411-886-386

Camelia Yim
Marketing Communications Manager — Archipelago Hotels and Resorts
Mobile: +60-12-344-5011

SOURCE﹛Archipelago Hotels and Resorts

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April 30, 2012 at 2:16 pm

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Logicalis Wins Cisco Global Enterprise Partner of the Year at Cisco Partner Summit 2012

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Company also receives 13 Theatre, Regional and Country awards at annual event

SINGAPORE, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Logicalis announced today that it is the recipient of a Cisco Partner Summit global award for Enterprise Partner of the Year. Logicalis also received 13 theatre, regional and country awards across Latin America, Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific. Cisco unveiled the winners at its annual channel partner conference on April 17 in San Diego, California.

Cisco Partner Summit global awards are designed to recognize exemplary channel partners who demonstrate best-in-class business practices and serve as a model to the industry. Areas of consideration include innovative practices, application successes, unique programs, problem solving and sales approaches. All winners are selected by a group of Cisco Worldwide Channels and regional executives.

“Cisco is privileged to work with some of the best channel partners around the world, and it is my honor to recognize Logicalis as a Cisco Partner Summit global award recipient,” said Edison Peres, senior vice president, Worldwide Channels at Cisco. “The Enterprise Partner of the Year presented to PromonLogicalis recognizes its outstanding achievement as a Cisco channel partner globally in 2011.”

Ian Cook, Logicalis CEO comments, “Our Cisco business now represents over 50 per cent of our revenues and has enabled us to achieve significant growth in our business, and we are proud to partner with Cisco in 20 countries. This week at Partner Summit, we’ve had the ideal opportunity to meet again with Cisco executives, and share valuable strategic insights that will shape some exciting new sales and marketing programs for the year ahead.”

Logicalis was honored in Latin America with eleven awards, most notably ‘Enterprise Partner of the Year’ at the country, regional and global level. Logicalis also received the theatre award in Asia Pacific, Japan and China (APJC) for Cloud Partner of the Year, as well as National Commercial Partner of the Year in the US, and Partner of the Year for the UK and Ireland region.

Cisco Partner Summit awards are presented at three levels: global, geo, and theater. Cisco Partner Summit global awards reflect the top-performing channel partners within a specific technology market across several geographic regions.

About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data centre and cloud services; and managed services.

Logicalis employs over 2,500 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft.

The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of over $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany, South America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators, specialising in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of approximately $5 billion.

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SOURCE﹛Logicalis Singapore Pte Ltd

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April 30, 2012 at 2:02 pm

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Rem Koolhaas* OMA to Design New Home for Garage in Moscow

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MOSCOW, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Today, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture unveiled plans for a new building in Gorky Park designed by Rem Koolhaas* OMA.

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Garage Gorky Park – due to be completed in 2013 – will be a renovation of the famous 1960s Vremena Goda (Seasons of the Year) restaurant, a prefabricated concrete pavilion which has been derelict for more than two decades. OMA*s design for the 5,400m2 building includes exhibition galleries on two levels, a creative center for children, shop, cafe, auditorium and offices. The design preserves original Soviet-era elements – including a large mosaic, tiles, and brick – while incorporating a range of innovative architectural and curatorial devices. OMA is collaborating on the project with the young Russian practice Form Bureau.

Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, founded by Dasha Zhukova in 2008, is a major non-profit arts project based in Moscow dedicated to exploring and developing contemporary culture. At the beginning of this year, Garage moved from its original home in the Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage, designed by the celebrated Constructivist Konstantin Melnikov, to Gorky Park.

Co-founded by Rem Koolhaas in 1975, OMA is a leading international office practicing architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis. OMA is led by seven partners – Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, David Gianotten and Managing Partner, Victor van der Chijs – and sustains an international practice with offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, and soon Doha. Rem Koolhaas has won several major international awards including the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2000 and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2010 Venice Biennale.

SOURCE﹛Garage Center for Contemporary Culture

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April 30, 2012 at 12:25 pm

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