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

Tigerair Introduces New Destinations

Singapore-based low cost carrier Tigerair will expand its network with 4 new destinations from 29 October 2013, as it seeks to boost its regional presence following a recently-completed rebranding exercise. Aimed at the leisure market, Chiang Mai, Langkawi, Lijiang and Lombok join the list of destinations offered by the airline, with flights operated by 180-seat … Continue reading

Banyan Tree Opens First Hotel In Shanghai

Luxury hotel and spa operator Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has opened its latest urban retreat in the bustling Chinese commercial capital of Shanghai. Located in the northern section of the city’s iconic Bund, the new Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund enjoys commanding views of the Huangpu River, the historic promenade and the skyscrapers … 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

Starwood Rebrands Luxury Property In Florence

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has brought its luxury St. Regis brand to Florence, with the opening of the St. Regis Florence, occupying one of the city’s most significant buildings. Originally designed in 1432 by Filippo Brunelleschi (who also worked on the Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore), the property is rebranded from the Grand Hotel Florence under its … Continue reading