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

Shangri-La Arrives In Tibet

Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts has opened its first hotel in Tibet, the brand new 289-room Shangri-La Hotel Lhasa. Positioned as an “urban retreat”, the property marks a homecoming of sorts for the brand inspired by the mythical Himalayan paradise, offering an authentic insight to Tibetan culture and hospitality.   Overlooking the majestic Potala Palace, a … Continue reading

Starwood Opens New St. Regis In Shenzhen

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has welcomed the latest addition to its luxury St. Regis brand in China. Designed by famed architect Sir Terry Farrell, the new St. Regis Shenzhen opened earlier this week and occupies the top 28 floors of the city’s landmark Kingkey 100 building.   297 guestrooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic … Continue reading

Air China Launches Nonstop Beijing – Lhasa Service

Air China has launched a new service between Beijing and Lhasa, serving Tibet nonstop from the Chinese capital for the first time in recent years. The state-owned carrier will fly the route daily, complementing its existing services to Chengdu, Chongqing, Kathmandu, Ngari and Qamdo.   Flight CA 4125 departs Beijing at 0805 hrs, arriving in Lhasa … Continue reading

New Openings For Starwood’s St. Regis And Luxury Collection Brands

Hospitality giant Starwood Hotels and Resorts’ luxury brands St. Regis and The Luxury Collection have welcomed new additions to their portfolios in Asia and the Middle East. The former makes its debut in Abu Dhabi and Tianjin, while Thailand gains a new resort in the form of The Naka Island.   St. Regis Saadiyat Island … Continue reading