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 […]
Take a look at this fantastic 14-day luxury cruise with Holland America‘s MS Volendam, exploring over thirty centuries of history and culture in the exotic lands of China and Vietnam.
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 […]
IHG has signed a deal for its first Hotel Indigo in the region to be located in Shanghai. The group’s fast-growing lifestyle brand occupy a riverfront site along the Huangpu River in the form of the Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund. The 180-room hotel is scheduled to begin welcoming guests in 2010. The area […]
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. The Introductory Weekend Package includes complimentary breakfast for two persons, late check-out at 4 […]
The Legendale 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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
All eyes are on Beijing right now, for obvious reasons, and today I stumbled upon a blog post which caught my eye. 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 […]
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 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 […]
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 interest in this subject. Few of you will know this, but my PhD was in glaciology. Alas, Greenland – where I worked – doesn’t […]
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.
Ballet San Jose has announced a five-week, eight-city tour to China scheduled for May and June 2008. The tour, named Goodwill Tour From Silicon Valley, will include performances at the Grand Theatre in Shanghai and the Poly Theatre in Beijing. Programs will include fully staged productions of The Firebird and Carmina Burana, plus additional ballets […]
In a bid not to upset its guests with the mammoth, week-long task of cleaning its windows, the five-star Shanghai Sheraton Hotel took a light-hearted approach to the job in hand. They got their window cleaners to dress up in Spiderman outfits for the job. The stunt has attracted so much attention that visitors […]
Stay at the new Swissotel Grand Shanghai between now and August and you’ll get to take advantage of their introductory rate of $178 a night. This is Swissotel’s third hotel in China, on the back of earlier projects in Beijing and Kunshan. The five-star hotel has 467 rooms and suites and four restaurants, and […]