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

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

Royal Jordanian Plans New Guangzhou Service

Oneworld member Royal Jordanian is set to launch new flights between Amman and Guangzhou, as it looks to expand its route network in profitable markets.   Beginning 21 March 2016, flight RJ 180 will depart Amman 3 times a week at 0210 hrs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, arriving in Bangkok at 1555 hrs. Following … Continue reading

Guangzhou To Host Star Cruises’ SuperStar Virgo In 2016

Asian cruise operator Star Cruises has announced the year-round deployment of its flagship SuperStar Virgo to Guangzhou’s Nansha port in 2016. The 75,338-GRT ship will offer 2 sailings per week from southern China’s largest city. She will depart on Fridays for a 2-night weekend cruise to Hong Kong, while a longer 5-night voyage ventures further … Continue reading

Commuter Helicopter Flights Debut In China

Mainland China’s first commuter helicopter service took off last week, promising faster connectivity for the major business cities of the Pearl River Delta.   Private general aviation operator Astro Air, in partnership with China Southern Zhuhai Helicopter Branch, has launched flights between Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhuhai. The service is modeled after helicopter shuttle services in … Continue reading