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Seven-star hotel in Hangzhou, China

I’ve previously expressed my dislike of seven-star hotels – not because of their standards, but because of their self-accredited classification.   Worldwide, there are no official, national hotel classification schemes that allocate 6 or 7 star awards.   This aside, apparently there’s another one on the horizon, and this time it’s heading for Hangzhou in China. Construction is expected to begin later this year, with completion scheduled for 2011.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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