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

Crystal Cruises Unveils Expanded 2014 Asian Season

Leading luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises has announced an expanded Asian presence for 2014, with 2 ships offering 34 voyages to exotic ports in Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The award-winning Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will cruise the region, operating a series of 5- to 29-day itineraries.   Bali, … Continue reading

Langham Place Makes North American Debut

Langham Hospitality Group, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based real estate developer Great Eagle Holdings, has introduced its contemporary Langham Place brand to North America with the opening of the Langham Place Fifth Avenue in New York City. Located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 36th Street near the iconic Empire State Building, the property … Continue reading

Holland America Line Increases Capacity In Asia For 2013/2014

Holland America Line is increasing its focus on Asia with a capacity increase and new itineraries for the region during the 2013/2014 cruise season. The ms Rotterdam and ms Volendam will be operating a selection of itineraries and 4 extensive Collectors’ Voyages from ports including Hong Kong, Kobe and Singapore.   19-day Great Barrier Reef … Continue reading

New Hotel Openings In Beijing For Hotel Eclat And Conrad

Travellers to Beijing now have 2 additional accommodation options. Boutique brand Hotel Eclat and industry giant Hilton Worldwide have added to the Chinese capital’s hotel portfolio, opening their new developments this week.   Hotel Eclat Beijing The upscale, 100-room Hotel Eclat Beijing welcomed its first guests on Monday. Part of the Parkview Green development in … Continue reading