SilkAir To Be Absorbed Into Singapore Airlines, Receive Cabin Upgrades

Singapore Airlines revealed today plans to absorb and integrate its regional wing SilkAir, as it seeks to create closer product and service consistency amongst its full-service offerings. The Star Alliance member will invest USD 74.4 million to upgrade cabins on SilkAir’s narrowbody B737 fleet that will bring a new lie-flat Business Class product to replace … Continue reading

Delta Air Lines Receives First Airbus A350

Delta Air Lines has become the first North American carrier to operate the advanced Airbus A350.   Taking delivery of the first of 25 A350s on order from the French manufacturer in Toulouse, the Atlanta-based airline begins its fleet modernization with the composite jet as competition intensifies with rivals American Airlines and United Airlines. The … Continue reading

Now Open: W Shanghai – The Bund

Marriott International celebrated the opening of the new W Shanghai – The Bund, bringing the energy of W Hotels to China’s economic powerhouse.   Situated on the North Bund at the confluence of the Huangpu River and Suzhou Creek, the hotel enjoys an enviable location with easy access to Shanghai’s major transport hubs as well … Continue reading

Norwegian Cruise Line Celebrates Norwegian Joy Christening In Shanghai

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has christened its new custom-designed ship for the Chinese cruise market, Norwegian Joy.   In a lavish ceremony held onboard while she was docked in Shanghai, invited guests and members of the media were treated to a phoenix-themed performance by renowned dancer and choreographer Wang Yabin that pays homage to the ship’s … Continue reading

Tribute Portfolio Makes Chinese Debut

Marriott International has launched the first Tribute Portfolio hotel in China.   Following a multi-million dollar renovation, The Yuluxe Sheshan joins the collection’s 19 hotels around the world to spearhead its expansion in the Far East. Located a short drive from Shanghai offering a idyllic escape from the urban pave of life, the 325-room hotel … Continue reading