Category: China

Chinese New Year festivities to look out for in Hong Kong

Visitors to Hong Kong in February 2011 can join locals in celebrating the biggest and most important festival on the Chinese calendar – Chinese New Year. This year it will the Year of the Rabbit and festivities include flamboyant flower markets, a spectacular night parade, stage performances, fabulous fireworks and lively sporting events, as well […]

Live orchestra… on a delayed Boeing 747

Having already waited an hour and a half to take off, the Amsterdam Sinfonietta chamber orchestra gave a spontaneous concert on a delayed KLM Boeing 747 at Shanghai Airport.

Hong Kong is voted Conde Nast Traveller’s Readers’ favourite island

Hong Kong has not only been voted Favourite Island but also overall won the Bronze Medal in the Best of the Best Top 100 Travel experiences at the Readers’ Travel Awards from Condé Nast Traveller magazine that were unveiled in London on Wednesday 1st September 2010. Hong Kong beat all the other islands including Sicily […]

Learn to cook Thai food at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong

Learn to cook Thai food at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong

Learn to cook Thai food at a top Hong Kong hotel

Special feature: Shanghai Tang iPod/iPhone app

Special feature: Shanghai Tang iPod/iPhone app

For those who aren’t already familiar, Shanghai Tang is a leading luxury lifestyle brand emerging from China, offering everything from luxury apparel for men, women and children, as well as accessories and homeware. And now, if you own an iPod Touch or iPhone, you can enjoy their latest collection courtesy of their free ‘City Chic’ […]

New cross-strait flights launched by China Airlines

Taiwanese national carrier, China Airlines and its subsidiary, Mandarin Airlines, have announced plans to fly a larger aircraft between Taipei and mainland China. This move follows growing demand from travellers seeking more cross-strait flights. China Airlines and Mandarin Airlines will now fly an Airbus A330-300 on all flights from Taoyuan International Airport to Xian, Shenyang, […]

Swissôtel offers access to the most exlusive clubs in Berlin, Istanbul and Shanghai

Swissôtel offers access to the most exlusive clubs in Berlin, Istanbul and Shanghai

Guests taking advantage of Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Finest Clubs Package can now gain admission to top clubs. The first hotels in the international hotel chain to offer this exclusive package are Swissôtel Berlin, Swissôtel The Bosphorus in Istanbul and Swissôtel Grand Shanghai; other hotels are to follow shortly. The package was created especially for […]

Epicurean series at Amber Restaurant at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

The two-star Michelin Amber Restaurant at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, has  announced its 2010 Epicurean series, celebrating the finest of food and wine. Each Epicurean dinner is preceded by an hour-long apéritif and introduction of fine wines by visiting winemakers and wine masters. Upcoming dinners this Spring include: 14th April 2010 Spanish Wine […]

New luxury hotel in Guilin offers luxury cruises on Li River

The Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin opened in Guilin, China this week. The newly opened hotel is also offering guests a luxury cruise experience along the Li River – the only luxury hotel in the city to provide this exclusive waterborne journey. From now until 31 October 2010, guests can book the Suite Cruise package and enjoy […]

Wynn Macau’s newest and most ambitious restaurant, Golden Flower

After a successful two-year search for mainland China’s best chefs, an exhaustive multi-million renovation, and months of culinary research, Wynn Macau launches Golden Flower, its most ambitious and exclusive restaurant to date. Set in an opulent and exclusive dining room, Golden Flower celebrates the life of the historic Cantonese Qing dynasty official Tan Zongjun with […]

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

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 […]

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