Category: China

New in China: Fairmont Beijing

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is making its landmark entry into China with the opening of the Fairmont Beijing. á Scheduled to officially open in the summer of 2009, the Fairmont Beijing is located in Yong An Li an unrivalled position as the ‘Gate’ to Beijing’s Central Business District. Providing ease of accessibility for business or […]

Hyatt Regency to return to Hong Kong

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has announced the return of its signature Hyatt Regency brand to Hong Kong with the opening of the 567-room Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin. The first international hotel brand to open in the New Territories, the property features spectacular Tolo Harbor views, extraordinary restaurants and meeting space, as well as […]

Escape the winter chill at The Peninsula

Escape the winter chill at The Peninsula

Staying at The Peninsula this season means you can personalise your visit by selecting options from Winter Escapes package, or indulge in The Suite Life and enjoy a complimentary second night’s stay. This winter, two of Hong Kong’s oldest and best loved icons, The Peninsula and The Star Ferry, team up in signature style for […]

The new Raffles Tianjin, China

The new Raffles Tianjin, China

Located at the top of Tianjin Centre, Raffles Tianjin sits right in the heart of the city, at the junction of Nanjing Road and Guiyang Road – in Heping District, the city’s most important business and retail district. As the city’s first penthouse hotel, Raffles Tianjin will preside over the city, occupying the top 32nd […]

Cruise China and Vietnam in luxury

Take a look at this fantastic á14-day luxury cruise áwith Holland America‘s áMS Volendam, exploring over thirty centuries of history and culture in the exotic lands of China and Vietnam. á

New hotel in Sanya from Carlson

Carlson Hotels, one of the world’s largest privately-owned hotel companies, has signed an agreement with China’s Sanya Lu Hui Tou Tourism Development Co., Ltd, to manage a new Radisson Plaza hotel in Sanya, the southernmost city in Hainan, China. This latest addition to the Radisson Plaza portfolio supports the company’s plans to more than double […]

Asia’s first Hotel Indigo will be in Shanghai

IHG has signed a deal for its first Hotel Indigo in the region to be located in Shanghai. áThe group’s fast-growing lifestyle brand occupy a áriverfront site along the Huangpu River in the form of the áHotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund. áThe 180-room hotel is scheduled to begin welcoming guests in 2010. áThe area […]

Introductory Weekend Package at the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen

Introductory Weekend Package at the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen

An Introductory Weekend Package at the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen is now available offering accommodation for two persons in a Deluxe room for just RMB 1,280, plus complimentary meals for accompanying children at Café Zen, one of the hotel’s signature eateries. á The Introductory Weekend Package includes complimentary breakfast for two persons, late check-out at 4 […]

Another hotel in Beijing for Preferred Hotels

Another hotel in Beijing for Preferred Hotels

The áLegendale Hotel Beijing is the newest member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts collection of luxury properties, which now features more than 185 of the world’s most desirable destinations and newly discovered havens. Occupying a prime position in the heart of the city, the 390-room hotel is ideally located to make the most of […]

The world’s 2nd 7-star hotel?

From eviewweek.com: World’s 2nd 7-star hotel will be in China A management agreement to build China’s first seven-star hotel was signed over the weekend, Beijing Times reports. China’s real-estate company Antaeus Group and the Canadian company Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, signed the agreement to build the hotel in Sanya, a tourism hotspot in southern China’s […]

Caviar collagen facial from Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Caviar collagen facial from Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has launched a new treatment – a caviar collagen facial. Available from 19th August to 30th November 2008, and priced at HK$1,400 this 75-minute facial is designed to rejuvenate tone and texture while leaving skin with a more youthful glow and softer feel. Guests booking their facial before 5 p.m. […]

Beijing market: grilled starfish, goat lungs and red peppers, dog brain soup and more!

Beijing market: grilled starfish, goat lungs and red peppers, dog brain soup and more!

All eyes are on Beijing right now, for obvious reasons, and today I stumbled upon a blog post which caught my eye. á The Chinese are renowned for eating pretty much anything, and so it was interesting to be able to see pictures of a market offering everything from starfish grilled in shark oil to […]

The opening ceremony at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

In case you missed it, take a moment to marvel at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Unfortunately the Olympic committee doesn’t allow footage to be re-produced, but you can enjoy this series of still images put together in a video.

Beijing's newest hotel: The Opposite House

Beijing’s newest hotel: The Opposite House

Beijing’s newest hotel opens today, fractionally late for the Olympics but still able to take advantage of the spectacle. The Opposite House has 99 generous rooms (reputedly among the largest in Beijing) and was designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. This new boutique hotel has a Mediterranean restaurant and one that specialises in North Asian […]

Ten gorgeous glaciers!

Ten gorgeous glaciers!

This week Forbes Traveler has run a feature entitled “10 Gorgeous Glaciers“. It caught my eye not only because of the beautiful pictures but also because I have a particular áinterest in this subject. Few of you will know this, but my áPhD was in glaciology. á Alas, Greenland – where I worked – doesn’t […]

Refurbishment at The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai

Refurbishment at The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai

The 610-room Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai – which last month hosted the Asia Luxury Travel Market (ALTM) – is currently underoing a major $40m refurbishment of all its rooms. The new rooms will boast a contemporary décor with Asian influences including modern Chinese artwork, and include the 500 sq m Ritz-Carlton Suite.

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