Jul 01, 2022
Yoga teacher, 23, found dead in bath at Ritz hotel with 30 stab wounds as cops hunt phone with ‘chilling messages’
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A YOUNG yoga teacher has been found dead in a bathtub with more than 30 stab wounds at a Ritz hotel as cops hunt for a phone holding crucial clues.
The body of 23-year-old Chow Wai-yin - also known as Aqua Chow - was found in a hotel room at The Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong shortly after 10pm on Thursday.3Chow Wai-yin - also known as Aqua Chow - was found dead in a hotel room at The Ritz CarltonCredit: ViralPress 3Her ex-boyfriend has been arrested on suspicion of murderCredit: ViralPress 3CCTV shows the last moments of Chow leaving her home with her ex-boyfriendCredit: ViralPress
Cops made the discovery two hours after her ex-boyfriend, 28, went to Wong Tai Sin police station with his lawyer and handed the hotel room’s key to officers.
He was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.
Officers found Chow's belongings at the scene - but her phone has not been located.
According to the South China Morning Post, a source said it was possible her phone was chucked away as it stored important text messages between the pair.Read more world newsBISON RAMPAGE Woman gored by bison hours after hero is attacked by beast as he rescued kid
Detectives believe the killing was planned as the knife was bought before the suspect checked into the hotel on Wednesday.
Superintendent Gar Kam-lam said: "The investigation suggests the man had changed his clothes before he left the hotel around daybreak on Thursday."
He said officers found signs of fighting and blood in the hotel room.
"The deceased was found in a bathtub that was filled with [bloody water] and her head was also submerged in water," he said.Most read in US NewsARREST SHOCKER Neighbor, 59, arrested after mystery disappearance of missing 19-year-oldCAUGHT & CUFFED Fugitive yoga teacher's $22 disguise revealed in new vid after shock arrestESCAPE PLOT 'Killer' fugitive's loved ones 'could face charges', expert saysJEALOUS MELTDOWN Sixty-person brawl on cruise ship kicked off over a 'THREESOME'
The chief cop said a knife believed to have been used in the stabbing frenzy was found in the bathtub.
He said: "An initial examination by a forensic pathologist shows that the victim suffered more than 30 knife wounds to the limbs and her body in the front and back."
Chow suffered eight possible fatal stab wounds to the left side of her chest and to the throat, he said.
A source said it was possible Chow was killed before being dumped in the bathtub.
She was wearing clothes and shoes when her body was found.
"Blood was found on the floor, walls, bed and almost everywhere in the room," the source said.
Chow was reportedly due to take a flight to the United States in the early hours of Thursday.
The yoga teacher was reported missing at about 1pm on Thursday after her mum was unable to contact her and realised she had not boarded the flight.
Security camera footage showed Chow left her flat, where she lived alone, with her ex-boyfriend at about 4pm on Wednesday.
According to reports, he was arrested last year on suspicion of threatening Chow before they broke up in December.
At around 4am on Friday, the handcuffed suspect was taken to the car park of a public housing estate, where officers searched a Mercedes-Benz in front of him.
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London, Paris, Frankfurt and beyond: CNBC names Europe's best hotels for business travel
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International travel may still have its challenges.
CNBC Travel and the market data firm Statista today release a ranking of the "Best Hotels for Business Travelers" in Europe.
This is the first ranking of its kind between CNBC and Statista, who are also releasing hotel rankings in the Middle East today. Asia-Pacific rankings were published in September.
In total, we analyzed more than 10,000 four- and five-star hotels in 117 locations to produce lists corporate travelers can trust. We did this using a three-step process:
- Asking business travelers and hotel industry professionals to answer a CNBC reader survey which ran from May 3 to June 7, 2022.
- Reviewing more than 1 million hotel data points, which included objective information (location, business facilities, food, leisure activities and room characteristics) and subjective reviews (gathered from Google, TripAdvisor, Expedia and similar websites).
- Weighting the data to prioritize the hotel characteristics deemed most important in the reader survey.
For full details about our research methodology, click here.
From Amsterdam to Zurich, here is the full list of the European winners in PDF format — complete with final scores — some of which are highlighted below.
Alternatively, you can search by city or country using the table here:Amsterdam
The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam tied for the highest scores for customer reviews among Europe's largest financial centers, a distinction it shared with Rome's Villa Spalletti Trivelli. Travelers rave about the canal-side location, but they say it's the smaller points — the turndown service, fresh tulips in the room, the luxurious bedding — that make it one of Amsterdam's finest hotels.Berlin
In a city with ample competition from major hotel brands, the owner-run Louisa's Place — named after Queen Louise of Prussia — topped our list. Built around 1900, the boutique hotel in West Berlin has 47 spacious rooms, each with high ceilings and separate bedrooms.Brussels
Steigenberger Wiltcher's location on the prestigious Avenue Louise — and its style, aptly described as "luxurious simplicity" — make it a favorite with business travelers in Belgium. Travelers can take an online tour of the hotel before visiting, virtually walking the hallways to peer into its restaurants and ballrooms.Copenhagen
Charlottehaven has hotel apartments in two areas — the larger units in the "Garden" and the newer apartments in the "Tower" which have 180-degree views of the city. The hotel combines kitchens, laundry areas and other comforts of a house with the amenities of a hotel. Nearby metro and train stations make it easy to commute around the city too.Dublin
Scoring 3.78 (out of a possible 4 points), the five-star Merrion hotel in the center of Dublin tied for the second highest overall score in Europe. Its 142 rooms and suites are inside four restored Georgian townhouses dating to the 1760s. There's also a two-star Michelin restaurant — Ireland's first — plus two bars, a spa and six meeting spaces.Frankfurt
The Sofitel Frankfurt Opera is on Opera Square, or the Opernplatz, near the city's famed opera house. In addition to its central location, the hotel wins over business travelers for the small touches that make for seamless stays: complimentary car valets and minibar beverages, 24-hour room service and stylish rooms outfitted with Illy espresso machines and Bose sound systems.Geneva
Marble bathrooms, down pillows and balconettes with unobstructed views of Lake Geneva — these are some of the reasons the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva consistently ranks among the city's most luxurious places to stay. Business travelers can take meetings to the next level with private tours of the nearby Patek Philippe Museum or helicopter tours over Mont Blanc — with all details organized by the hotel.London
The Langham London is a U.K. institution. It's got a West End location, restaurants helmed by the two-Michelin starred chef Michel Roux Jr., and a bar, Artesian, that was named the world's best four times in a row. Travelers who book executive rooms or higher get access to The Langham Club, which comes with perks like private check-ins, pressing services, all-day dining options and private meeting spaces.Madrid
It's rare for a small property to outrank major hospitality companies, but Gran Hotel Ingles has done exactly that. "Pure luxury" is how the 48-room hotel is described by travelers, from its sleek interior to its cocktail weekend events accompanied by live music. Opened in 1886, the hotel is said to be Madrid's oldest.Milan
The website for Hotel Viu Milan leads off — not with its rooms or restaurants — but with one word: bleisure. That's because this hotel is serious about blending business stays with relaxation: morning yoga on the terrace, aperitives after work and dinner at the on-site restaurant Morelli, helmed by the Italian Michelin-starred chef Giancarlo Morelli.Oslo
The Thief Hotel on Tjuvholmen, or "Thief Islet," takes its name from its seedy past as a hotbed of criminals. Now it's an upmarket neighborhood known for art and architecture. Art features prominently in the hotel too, as do designer furniture and upmarket Nordic cuisine.Rome
The historic Hotel de la Ville, next to the Spanish Steps, is a Rocco Forte Hotel — a company bearing the name of one of Italy's most famous hotelier families. Business travelers love its rooftop bar and central courtyard, but it's the concierge — known to help with insider tips and hard-to-book restaurant reservations — that gives the hotel the edge in Italy's capital city.Paris
Guests of Le Bristol Paris can count President Emmanuel Macron as a neighbor — Elysee Palace, the official residence of France's president — is just steps away. From white-gloved service to its three-Michelin-starred restaurant Epicure, the hotel is the height of Parisian elegance and culinary excellence.Stockholm
Tying for No. 2 in overall points with Dublin's The Merrion, the stylish Grand Hotel Stockholm secured the top score for its amenities and facilities, not only in Sweden, but in all of Europe. Its waterfront location is bolstered by four restaurants, a champagne bar, spa and gym, the latter with personal trainers. Room service is available round the clock for those with late-night work to complete.Vienna
This grand hotel built in 1845 is the former home of Austrian royalty. The all-suite boutique hotel has a restaurant with two Michelin stars and a wine cellar that is said to house some 60,000 bottles of wine.Zurich
The Dolder Grand may have opened in 1899, but this hotel outside of Zurich's city center has an almost futuristic feel. The interior features works by Salvador Dali and Jean Tinguely, and it has a two-Michelin starred restaurant and a 4,000-square-foot spa. From royalty to rock legends, former guests include King Charles and The Rolling Stones.Read moreShanghai, Mumbai, Melbourne and beyond: CNBC names the best Asia-Pacific hotels for business travel
— Natalie Tham contributed to this report.