Hyatt Expands Chinese Portfolio With Chengdu Opening

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has opened the Grand Hyatt Chengdu, its first hotel in China’s Sichuan province. Located in the city’s Jinjiang district, the hotel is a 30-minute drive from Shuangliu International Airport and occupies the 10th to 39th floors of the Chicony Square building.   390 guestrooms and suites range in size from 40 to 190 … Continue reading

Now Open: The St. Regis Chengdu

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has opened The St. Regis Chengdu. Continuing the legacy of the luxury brand that began exactly 110 years ago in New York City, the property becomes the 33rd St. Regis hotel in the world and joins sister properties in Beijing, Lhasa, Sanya, Shenzhen and Tianjin in its expansion across China.   … Continue reading

Qatar Airways To Launch Flights To Hangzhou

Qatar Airways has announced plans to expand in China, with the launch of flights to Hangzhou next month. Commencing on 20 December 2013, the Oneworld member will fly 4 times a week to the capital of eastern China’s Zhejiang province, direct from Doha.   Flight QR 868 will depart the Qatari capital at 0230 hrs … Continue reading

Ritz-Carlton Opens In Chengdu

Luxury hospitality operator The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company opened its newest Chinese property this week in Chengdu. Towering above Tianfu Square in the city’s cosmopolitan heart, the 353-room property provides an ideal base to explore the natural, cultural and historical side of Chengdu, which sits astride the 2,000-year old Silk Road.   The hotel’s interior design is … Continue reading

Inaugural China Season For Sapphire Princess Revealed

Princess Cruises has announced details of its upcoming Chinese debut in 2014, naming Shanghai as the home port for Sapphire Princess during a 4-month season expected to carry 70,000 passengers. The news follows Princess Cruises’ earlier reveal of the ship’s Southeast Asian deployment, where she will spend November 2014 to February 2015 cruising the region … Continue reading