Category: China

Inauguration of the Gran Meliá Shanghai Hotel

Inauguration of the Gran Meliá Shanghai Hotel

Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts is to inaugurate a new five star hotel in China today. The new jewel in the company’s Asian crown, Gran Meliá Shanghai Hotel is located in the district of Lujiazui, the financial and commercial heart of the city, with easy access to the most popular attractions and entertainment such as […]

New Leading Hotels of the World

New Leading Hotels of the World

The Leading Hotels of the World annual directory for 2010 was released worldwide this week. There are 13 new Leading Hotels in the handsome hardcover volume which showcases more than 450 members in over 80 countries across the globe. They are as follows: Royal Spa Kitzbühel, Jochberg, Austria The Augustine, Prague, Czech Republic Kameha Grand […]

Hilton Beijing’s Food & Wine Experience

The Hilton Beijing‘s Food & Wine Experience is back on 14th November 2009 for the 12th year, with a whole day of wine and food tasting and featuring over 100 world-famous food and wine suppliers such as Evian and Aussino World Wines. Hilton Beijing Head Sommelier Julia Zhu, together with guest speakers, will be there […]

Starwood's 150th hotel in Asia Pacific now open

Starwood’s 150th hotel in Asia Pacific now open

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has opened its 150th hotel in Asia Pacific – the ITC Royal Gardenia, a Luxury Collection hotel in Bengaluru, India. The opening of the 292-room hotel underscores Starwood’s long-term strategic growth plans in Asia Pacific, where it has executed 23 new deals in 2009 – seven hotels have been opened prior […]

Multiple openings for aloft in October

Multiple openings for aloft in October

aloft is gaining momentum this month with plans to open one hotel each week in North America – double the pace of previous months. The surge in aloft openings is helping move Starwood Hotels & Resorts closer to its goal of opening its 1,000th hotel or resort worldwide. Offering high style at a steal, aloft […]

New hotels in China for Pan Pacific

Pan Pacific Hotels Group is set to have another hotel in China next year, in line with its growth strategy for the country. The 484-room hotel, currently Sheraton Suzhou Hotel and Towers, will be rebranded as Pan Pacific Suzhou in January 2010. A brand new 342-room hotel in Tianjin, scheduled to open in 2011, is […]

Shangri-La opens its 28th hotel in China

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts opened Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo today – its third property in the Zhejiang province after Shangri-La Hotel, Hangzhou and Shangri-La Hotel, Wenzhou – to complement its current portfolio of 27 mainland China hotels. Long known as a major trading and shipping hub, Ningbo is situated across the Hangzhou Bay from Shanghai. It […]

Libre Cigar Lounge at the Hilton Shanghai

Libre Cigar Lounge at the Hilton Shanghai

Hilton Shanghai is offering a new feature to offer connoisseurs a fresh venue to savour fine cigars. Just launched in June, Libre Cigar Lounge, provides individuals who enjoy this recreation with more than 20 brands and 60 types of Cuba’s best products. The collection includes limited versions of cigars with essences ranging from light to […]

Venetian menu at The Luxe Manor this Summer

Venetian menu at The Luxe Manor this Summer

Bringing the heritage, the beauty and the romance of Italy to the fine dining scene in Hong Kong, Chef Stefano Poli, the new Executive Chef at The Luxe Manor‘s signature Italian restaurant Aspasia, has created a tasting menu of Venetian delights that bring the flavours of the country to life. A native of Venice himself, […]

Interview with Michael Saxon of the Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Interview with Michael Saxon of the Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Michael Saxon lives in Penang, Malaysia where he is the General Manager of one of the Far East’s most prestigious and historic hotels – the Eastern & Oriental. Happily married to his Malaysian wife, Beatrice, with whom he has two beautiful daughters, and working in the job of his dreams, he exudes the quiet […]

Asia Luxury Travel Market 2009

The Asia Luxury Travel Market 2009 took place in Shanghai this week. The 3-day, invitation-only event is now in its third year. If you’ve attended, please let us know your thoughts on the show by posting a comment here.

The world's most unusual hotel minibar item?

The world’s most unusual hotel minibar item?

These days it seems it’s not enough to offer just a few drinks and snacks in a hotel minibar. Hotels are going a step further, offering all manner of items from bikinis (W Retreat & Spa, Maldives) to gourmet dog biscuits (The Loews Hotel, Denver). But perhaps one of the most unusual items […]

The best airport in the world

The best airport in the world

The results of the World Airport Awards from Skytrax are out. Congratulations go to Incheon International Airport in Seoul which beat last year’s winner (Hong Kong International Airport) into second place. The top 10 were as follows: 1. Incheon International Airport 2. Hong Kong International Airport 3. Singapore Changi 4. Zürich 5. München 6. […]

Go green in Hong Kong!

In the lead up to World Environment Day on 5th June 2009, stylish, boutique hotel The Luxe Manor is launching a new Green Package. Until the end of the month, guests will be able to enjoy a special nightly rate in a Superior Room for just HK$1450 with 5% of the Green Package revenue being […]

Something all travel enthusiasts will enjoy

This is far from luxury travel but I thought I would share it anyway because it makes for some fun and interesting viewing. It doesn’t really need much of an introduction – it’s a personal journey across China, made on foot. Enjoy.

The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai opens its doors

The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai opens its doors

The doors of The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai are now open, enabling guests to experience the glamour of the Golden Age of Old Shanghai in a unique Art Deco masterpiece. Each of the hotel’s 96 exquisite rooms and suites offers a personal sanctuary of comfort, distinguished by the opulence of Old Shanghai and the luxury […]

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