WEI Retreat Debuts With Chinese Property, Plans Global Expansion

New Chinese luxury resort operator WEI Retreat has launched formally with the opening of its debut property, the WEI Retreat Tianmu Lake, promising a new brand of classical boutique luxury resorts centered around a concept based on personal warmth, the tranquility of Zen Buddhism and Chinese cultural heritage.    Located in Liyang and 2.5 hours … Continue reading

FRHI, Hilton Launch New Midscale Brands

FRHI Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Worldwide have announced the addition of new brands to their respective portfolios. The latest launches amid an ongoing trend by international and regional hospitality chains, Neqta Hotels and Tru by Hilton both target the midscale market, but differ in their geographical focus.   Neqta Hotels – Betting on China Partnering … Continue reading

Now Open: InterContinental Tangshan

InterContinental Hotels Group has opened the first international 5-star hotel in Tangshan. Located in the heart of the city directly facing the Tangshan Seismic Memorial and Dazhao Park, the new InterContinental Tangshan celebrated its grand opening last week and welcomed its first guest on Christmas Eve.   285 luxurious guestrooms and suites are designed with … 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

Lufthansa Drops Guangzhou In Favour Of Shenyang, Qingdao

Lufthansa has announced changes to its flying network in China. The German carrier will resume service to Shenyang (which it last served in 2009) with a new flight from Frankfurt and add Qingdao to its global network. The existing Frankfurt – Guangzhou service will also be canceled and the aircraft redeployed to support the new route.   3 Times Weekly Frankfurt – Shenyang – Qingdao … Continue reading